Upcoming Courses & Events

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.

Dance the Circle Round

Facilitator: Stephanie Rose
This weekend explores the gradual disintegration of the Great Mother goddess of ancient times, fragments of which take us dancing into Old Europe and indigenous cultures who still revere the earth. Stephanie will teach both traditional folk and modern choreographed…

Craig Ogden Guitar Concert

Facilitator: Craig Ogden
An engaging summer concert with chart-topping guitarist Craig Ogden. This Friday night recital will include music by Aguado, Rodrigo, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos and Bach. It will be a varied programme of key works from the guitar repertoire. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Rest & Restore Yoga Retreat

Facilitator: Mel Skinner
Prepare to move from summer to autumn with deeply restful yoga and nature-based meditations and activities to help you connect with your surroundings, as well as your body. From restorative yoga to remove the effects of high stress, and gentle…

Living Presence Membership

Virtual Event
Facilitator: Chloe Goodchild
Chloe Goodchild has had a longstanding and well-rooted relationship with Hawkwood for almost three decades. The depth of her work brings an astonishing resonance that fills the grounds of Hawkwood and beyond – and now with our virtual singing field,…

Ruth White Yoga Retreat

Facilitator: Ruth White
Ruth White Yoga Retreat will allow you to work to your needs, inspire as well as relax and revitalise yourself. Preparing your body and mind to enter into Autumn with the glow of self-care. This lecture and workshop lifts the…
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Sketchbooking Your Environment

Facilitator: Emma Leyfield
Many of us aspire to keep a regular sketchbook, journal or diary but it’s deceptively hard to get started, let alone stick to. This workshop is a day where you can put your inhibitions, distractions and procrastination aside to start…

Japanese Embroidery

Facilitator: Jackie Hall
This unique art form originated in Buddhist temples and is used for the elaborate decoration of Kimonos. This rarely taught skill has been based at Hawkwood for over twenty years.  Using traditional methods and techniques you will produce truly stunning…

Adventures in Art Journalling

Facilitator: Jo Beal
Kickstart or boost your creative habit with Jo’s Adventures in Art Journalling weekend drawing retreat. The focus will be on drawing, growing your enjoyment in drawing and using it to creatively reflect and capture your life and the world around…

The Art & Craft of Soapmaking

Facilitator: Jonathan Code
A one day workshop that introduces participants to the art and craft of soap making through an exploration of the history of soap, the use of herbs and essential oils in the making of Victorian washballs and the steps undertaken…

Autumn Nature Writing

Facilitator: Stephen Moss
Nature writing is not only one of the most popular literary genres, it is also a great way to connect with the natural world – whatever the season of the year! Join naturalist, author and academic Stephen Moss for a…

Willow Basket Making

Facilitator: Tess Wakeling
Spend a day learning willow basket making with different varieties of willow sustainably grown in Somerset. In this one-day course, Tess will introduce you to the ancient craft of basketry and guide you through the steps needed to complete a…

Indian Block Printing

Facilitator: Clare Walsh
Join Clare for a day of block printing exploration using hand-carved Indian wooden blocks. Using a selection of hand-carved blocks you will print onto a variety of surfaces, creating your own design on a tea towel or bag. A relaxing…

Introduction to Leatherwork

Facilitator: Ruth Pullan
Would you like to learn a new skill? One which will give you a real sense of self-sufficiency and enable you to make beautiful, useful and long-lasting things for everyday use for you, your friends and your family? Look no…