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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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03 - 17 May

Mindful Drawing
Virtual Event

Exploring mark-making as meditation

Facilitator: Anna Black

Mindful Drawing is an exploration of drawing as meditation. We will experiment with different exercises involving the senses and mark-making. There will also be short periods of guided meditation. No prior meditation or drawing experience is needed.

04 - 18 May

Advanced Nature Writing
Virtual Event

Advanced Nature Writing with Stephen Moss

Facilitator: Stephen Moss

Naturalist, author and academic Stephen Moss has now run several successful and popular online and in-person taster courses on Nature Writing for Hawkwood. Join Stephen now for a course on Advanced Nature Writing, which will take you to the next…

04 - 18 May

How to Paint the Sky
Virtual Event

Learn how to spot clouds & paint them

Facilitator: Gavin Pretor Pinney & Donna Levinstone

The Art of the Sky – A Watercolour Course This course of three live workshops will teach you how to paint in watercolour a range of varied cloud formations and skyscapes. As you learn different approaches and techniques for depicting…

04 May

Conversations that Matter: Life Lessons from Nepal
Virtual Event

Resilience and hope in the High Himalayas

Facilitator: Zara Balfour and Phil Briggs

Conversations That Matter Series Join us for a new episode on our Conversation that Matter series that will take you to faraway places, consider a reality outside your own, and that will fill you with amazement for the human spirit’s…

06 May

Shaolin Cosmos Qigong Talk with Free eBook
Virtual Event

An introduction to Shaolin Cosmos Qigong

Facilitator: Sifu James Lawrence

Ancient Art Modern Times Shaolin Cosmos Qigong is an Ancient Art for modern times. Imagine having the opportunity to practice an elite form of Qigong (Chi Kung) for: Good Health, Vitality, Longevity, Happiness and, Spiritual Joys. Sifu James Lawrence will…

10 - 13 May

Regenerative Confluence
Virtual Event

An innovative 4-day conference in professional and personal regeneration

Facilitator: Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking

Explore the core principles and practices underpinning regeneration in this 4-day conference. This confluence will be facilitated by the Hawkwood team, opened by Dr. C. Otto Scharmer, author of Theory U, co-founder of the Presencing Institute and Senior Lecturer in…

10 - 20 May

Qi Gong Membership
Virtual Event

Ancient Energy Practices to Enhance Your Life

Facilitator: Chris Taylor

Qi Gong Membership Learn the ancient energy art of Qi Gong to bring health, vitality and focus to your everyday life.

13 - 27 May

Return of the Larder
Virtual Event

Spring Harvest

Facilitator: Daphne Lambert

Green is the colour of spring. At this time of year, the upward moving energy encourages shoots of vibrant green energy to burst through the soil. Gather round the kitchen table to celebrate chlorophyll rich plants like nettles, wild garlic…

18 May

Music That Matters with Emma Warren
Virtual Event

Make Some Space & Document your Culture: Music That Matters Series

Facilitator: Emma Warren & Matthew Shaw

Tune in for a Music that Matters episode with journalist, and radio presenter author Emma Warren. This event will be hosted by Hawkwood Curator Matthew Shaw. This event will be delivered via Zoom.

19 May

Futures Literacy
Virtual Event

Conversations that Matter on Futures

Facilitators: Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie & Steve Fuller

A one hour journey into the powerful capability of Futures Literacy. Giving a taste of what it has to offer you, how you can apply it and why UNESCO named it a critical competency for the 21st century.

22 May
Blacksmithing Day
Fully Booked

Spring Blacksmithing Day

Spring at the Forge: Blacksmithing Workshop

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day, you 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 and…

23 May
Blacksmithing Day
Fully Booked

Spring Blacksmithing Day

Spring at the Forge: Blacksmithing Workshop

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day, you 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 and…