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.

Choral Weekend with Gavin Carr

Facilitator: Gavin Carr
Join celebrated choral maestro Gavin Carr to explore one of Haydn’s most beautiful and fascinating works, his ‘Mass in Time of War’ (‘Messe in tempore belli’, also known as the ‘Paukenmesse’). With its famous Agnus Dei reflecting the anxieties of…

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 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 places have now sold out – standard priced places…

Humour & Lateral Thinking

Facilitator: Sarah Tucker
Identify the role that humour plays in problem solving and finding solutions. The aim during this three day course is to develop the tools which will enable participants to engage in lateral thinking, and introduce the concept of design thinking,…