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Immerse yourself in the Hawkwood experience on one of our residential courses, or simply join us for a day. We have a huge range of creative and inspiring courses: focus on movement and creativity with yoga or an art workshop, get involved with social change, reconnect with nature, or join us for a poetry, storytelling, classical music, woodwork, blacksmithing or embroidery course.

We offer a unique mix of vibrant and stimulating courses, often not found elsewhere.

Either browse our full list of courses, talks and events or select from a specific area of interest. You can also use the search bar option or take a look at our calendar which highlights all activities at Hawkwood month by month.

We are open and have implemented a Safety Protocol in order to welcome you to a secure venue following recommended government guidelines (COVID Risk Assessment).

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01 Dec

Conversations that Matter with Catherine Lucas [online]

Leading from the Emerging Future

Facilitator: Catherine G Lucas

The Rebirth of People & Planet in a Time of Global Emergency Join us for this one-hour online Conversation That Matters as Catherine brings her personal insight into the process of awakening through crisis to shed light on our current…

03 Dec

Protected: Systems Thinking & Education for Sustainable Futures

The Hawkwood Circle: Conversation 2

Facilitator: Richard Calland

The Hawkwood Circle has emerged via a collaboration between Sustainability Education (SusEd), the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and Homerton Changemakers, University of Cambridge, in partnership with Hawkwood. Humanity faces a ‘historical moment’ requiring transformational new thinking,…

03 Dec

Sustainable Living: Eco-winter with Natalie Fee [online]

An Eco Series: Session 3

Facilitators: Natalie Fee, City to Sea

As a Centre for Future Thinking with an awareness of wellbeing, we felt it was only right that we put together a programme to inspire sustainable living in the home this winter. Amongst immense pressure, change, uncertainty and chaos, we…

03 - 17 Dec

Writing our Way to Winter Solstice

Hello Darkness My Old Friend: An online writing workshop

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

The poet Wendell Berry writes that if we go into the dark, we will find that it “blooms and sings.” Darkness is alive, vibrant, and necessary. As we approach the Winter Solstice, this three-part writing workshop explores the meaning and…

04 - 06 Dec

The Gifts of the Celts

Celebrating Celtic Wisdom

Facilitator: John & Caitlín Matthews & Ian Rees

From the deep myths and stories of the Celtic lands, to the art, music, poetry, law, and vision, we have been richly gifted by the Celts.  In this winter gathering, we explore some of these gifts, drawing on the wisdom…

05 Dec
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Blacksmithing Day

Autumn at the Forge

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

06 Dec

Education & Climate Summit [online]

In Partnership with Sustainability Education

Facilitator: Alex Catallo

Such was the enthusiasm and passion of the delegates at Sustainability Education’s (www.sused.org) Education & Sustainability Leadership Summit in May 2020, in partnership with Dollar Academy, Scotland, that we continued the conversation. Over the past 6 months, every two weeks,…

06 Dec

Indian Block Printing

Facilitator: Clare Walsh

Join Clare for a morning of printing exploration using hand-carved Indian wooden blocks. Using a selection of hand carved blocks you will print onto a variety of surfaces and will create your own design on a tea towel or bag. A relaxing…

08 Dec

Conversations that Matter with Stephen Moss & Gail Simmons [online]

Nature & Travel Writing

Facilitator: Stephen Moss & Gail Simmons

Connecting with nature and place is central to our existence as human beings, and the current crisis has brought the importance of this – especially the wildlife and places on your doorstep – to the fore. This talk will be…

10 Dec

Sustainable Living: “At Home” with Mary Portas [online]

An Eco Series: Session 4

Facilitator: Mary Portas · Portas Agency & Alicia Carey · CEO Hawkwood

As a Centre for Future Thinking with an awareness of wellbeing, we felt it was only right that we put together a programme to inspire sustainable living in the home this winter. Amongst immense pressure, change, uncertainty and chaos, we…

10 Dec

Conversations that Matter with Tessa Harris [online]

A novel approach to history - Book Launch

Facilitator: Tessa Harris

Historical fiction used to be the poor relation of the literary world. Variously pigeon-holed as “bodice rippers” and “penny dreadfuls”,  historical novels were at best disregarded by the literati and at worst derided scornfully. In the last decade, however, all…

12 Dec

Blacksmithing Day

Autumn at the Forge

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

14 Dec

Monoprinting Fun & Festive Christmas Cards [online]

Free masterclass, live streamed to our Facebook Page

Facilitator: Cathy Mills

Do you still have to make your Christmas cards, but are in need of some inspiration? There is still time! Join us for a fun and playful masterclass with Cathy Mills live-streamed from her art studio. Part a masterclass and…

16 Dec

Astrology Talk Live [online]

Session on the Stars

Facilitator: Mark Graham

Astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity. – C.G. Jung For 5000 years astrologers have been observing the night sky, seeking correlations between the movement of the stars and planets and life on Earth.  Today Astrology…

17 - 20 Dec

Lifelines: Drawing from Life Retreat

A Midwinter Drawing Retreat

Facilitator: Morag Donnelly

Lifelines is a sacred, sensitive art practice that weaves together movement and drawing, providing a space for opening our senses and becoming more present with ourselves, our materials and each other. This drawing retreat is a pause offered at the…

18 - 20 Dec

Winter Solstice Yoga Retreat

Reflect - Relax - Restore

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Winter Solstice is a time of reflection, relaxation and restoration. This retreat gives you the time and space to slow down and reconnect with yourself. With yoga practices designed to bring steadiness and ease to both mind and body, journaling…