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.

Dinner and Documentary: Playing for Keeps

Playing For Keeps examines the value of play through a health lens. It features high-performing individuals who prioritise play as essential to a happier life. You will witness how play is a particularly powerful antidote to those subjected to stress…

Recorder Weekend with Palisander

Facilitator: Palisander
International award-winning quartet, Palisander, will facilitate a weekend of ensemble playing that celebrates the diversity of the recorder. The repertoire will span from the medieval to the present day, including repertoire unique to Palisander. Members of the quartet blend their…

Choral Weekend with Gavin Carr

Facilitator: Gavin Carr
This weekend will give you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge with like-minded singers, in an inspiring setting. In Gavin Carr’s expert hands, there will be a strong emphasis on delight and fun – i.e. no stress. The music this…

Classical Guitar Masterclass

Facilitator: Craig Ogden
A masterclass opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation. This enjoyable, intense weekend study course is suitable for experienced players and advanced students with a minimum skill level of Grade 6 guitar. There will…

Classical Guitar Concert with Craig Ogden

Facilitator: 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.

Classical Guitar Course Showcase Concert

Facilitator: Craig Ogden
Immerse yourself in an enchanting evening of classical guitar mastery! Join us for the culmination of Craig Ogden’s Guitar Masterclass, where participants showcase the extraordinary skills they’ve cultivated. This showcase concert is your exclusive opportunity to witness the brilliant fruits…

Songwriting Campfire Retreat

Facilitator: Dan Whitehouse & Katie Whitehouse
Gather round a metaphorical ‘songwriting campfire’ led by renowned, award-winning singer-songwriter and composer, Dan Whitehouse, along with artist mentor Katie Whitehouse. This unique experience offers a modern, soulful journey to unlock your creative potential, drawing inspiration from Dan’s illustrious career…

Chamber Music Weekend

Facilitator: Rosalind Ventris & Ian Burnside
A weekend of chamber music playing, open to both pre-formed groups and individual players. Coaching will be provided by internationally renowned artists, Rosalind Ventris (viola) and Iain Burnside (piano). Early Bird pricing available until 5pm on 12th July.

Medieval and Renaissance Consorts

Facilitator: William Lyons & The City Musick
This course for players of historic brass/reeds (cornett, sackbut, shawm and dulcian), strings (violin family and viols) and singers will explore the music associated with court and civic bands in 16th and 17th century Europe. You’ll work on aspects of…