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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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06 - 07 Aug

Sketching & Painting in the Garden

Drawing and watercolour techniques

Facilitator: Alison Vickery

Demonstrations and drawing exercises in Hawkwood’s beautiful gardens will inspire you to enjoy your sketchbook! You will learn how to sketch using a range of drawing materials and watercolour and receive guidance on the wide range of sketchbooks available. Please…

06 - 08 Aug

Gurkha Getaway

Outdoor practical & Nepali cultural weekend

Facilitator: Zara Balfour & Phil Briggs

The world’s first Gurkha activity weekend gives you the chance to experience the lifestyle of a Nepalese Gurkha in the great outdoors, learn about their culture and history, take part in fun physical activities. Eat Nepalese curry cooked by the…

11 - 15 Aug
19-321 - Andy Henry - Qi Gong Meditation Retreat
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Qi Gong Meditation Retreat

Qi Gong - Self Healing Retreat

Facilitator: Andy Henry

The focus of these five days is the study of Taijiwuxigong (a Qi Gong system) for self-healing, allowing us to come more into our real nature or our true state of being. This is characterised by an increased sense of…

16 - 17 Aug

Decorative Lime Techniques

A Cotswold Rural Skill

Facilitator: Sally Ellwood

Interested in traditional rural skills? This hands-on course is for people who want to learn decorative lime techniques. You’ll gain practical experience of working with design, pigments and wet lime. Designs and all equipment will be provided.

20 - 22 Aug

Dance the Circle Round

Scheherazade

Facilitator: Stephanie Rose

This weekend explores the tale of Scheherazade, storyteller of the Arabian Nights, taking us dancing beyond the Bosphorus and into the Orient. Stephanie will teach both traditional folk and choreographed circle dances that expand on this exotic romance. Some previous dance experience will…

21 Aug

Indian Block Printing

A beginner's guide

Facilitator: Clare Walsh

Join Clare for a day 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.…

27 - 30 Aug

Icons of the Heart

Painting our sacred images

Facilitator: Caitlín Matthews and Felicity Wombwell

An icon is a devotional painting of a sacred figure such as a saint, or other spiritual being, perhaps from a different tradition.  The combination of contemplation, intention, and painting with authentic materials will be a concentrated and meditative experience.…

27 - 30 Aug

Soulful Singing & Mantra Retreat

Sing Joyful and Sacred Songs from Around the World

Facilitator: Mahasukha

Join us for a weekend of African, sacred, uplifting and fun singing and mantra chanting with the unique and inspiring Mahasukha. A joyful, tribal and meditative experience that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and re-charge your…

30 - 31 Aug

Kabbalah & the Way of Myth

Facilitator: Mike Bais

In this residential workshop, the metaphysics of Kabbalah will meet the wisdom of mythology. They will cross fertilise each other as we work towards synthesis between this deep knowledge of the collective unconscious, and that of the Tree of Life…

31 - 03 Aug

The Way of Kabbalah

Annual International Kabbalah Summer School 2021

Facilitator: Kurt Browne & Joanna Lapage-Browne

Kabbalah Summer Retreat This annual retreat provides a creative space in which we study and experience the universal principles of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and in its extended form, Jacob’s Ladder and how to apply them to daily life.…