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 Movement in Nature

Facilitator: Jemima Bennett
This one day workshop takes place outdoors within the beautiful woodland of Hawkwood. Taking inspiration from the textures, sounds, light and colours of the trees, plants, undergrowth and creatures, we will find new ways to express ourselves through movement and…

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…

Economics Lab

Virtual Event
Facilitator: Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking
As an innovative branch of Hawkwood’s renowned Climate Action Lab, we present our first ever Economics Lab, a 2-day online conference with a regenerative focus – placing people and planet’s wellbeing at the heart of the conversation. Welcoming expertise from…

Indigo Dyeing & Japanese Shibori

Facilitator: Zara Emily Shepherd
Learn all about the natural plant dye Indigo, and how it is used in the traditional Japanese tie and dye technique, Shibori. Experiment with stitching, wrapping and clamping to resist the dye and create dots, lines and graphic patterns on…

Deep Ecology: Beltane

Facilitator: Jennifer Horsfall & Mark Graham
ONE PLACE AVAILABLE! Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Jennifer and Mark will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned with our personal journey of growth and self-discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological…

May Day Festival

Facilitator: Future Thinking Talks, Live Music, Local Food, Creativity
A BIG THANK YOU! To all who came yesterday and made the day so special! Watch this space as we will be releasing the event photographs shortly! As a free festival, we welcome donations in support of our charity, so…

Nature Facilitation Training

Facilitator: Andy Raingold, Roz Bird, Sarri Bater & Declan D’arcy
This course will shift how you think, feel and embody the practice of transformation. Through experiential learning, we will bring awareness to the nature of change and the relationship between the personal and the systemic. We will reveal power dynamics…

Eating Wild

Facilitator: Jos Fletcher
Join an immersive course on foraging that will inform and delight you, leaving you confident and inspired to explore wild food. This course will go a lot further than nettles and pesto and many unexpected plants will be covered.  This…

The How of Happiness

Facilitator: Miriam Akhtar
An uplifting and inspiring journey into positive psychology and what it takes to feel good, function well and flourish. The weekend will equip you with a range of practical tools to grow your happiness. You will come away with your…

Rush Basketry

Facilitator: Amy Cox
On this one-day course we will be working with English rush, schoenoplectus lacustris, a beautifully soft material to weave with, as well as some locally foraged fibres, such as dandelion. We will learn some ancient techniques of cordage and plaiting…

Restoring Eden

Facilitator: David Goddard
During this course you will learn how to commune with Nature through sacred drama, ancient stories, and song. By developing companionship with Nature-spirits we will enhance both land’s sacredness and our own. Then we will also be able to holistically…

Transforming Inclusion

Facilitator: Andy Raingold, Roz Bird, Sarri Bater & Declan D’arcy
This course is about transforming inclusion and bringing more systemic awareness to your life and facilitation. It will help you to be more inclusive and care for the needs of people who identify and experience life in very different ways.…

Printing with Leaves

Facilitator: Clare Walsh
A day exploring colour and textures, printing with natural leaves and grasses. You will learn the process of sublimation printing using the heat press to create beautiful and unique botanical designs. An opportunity to appreciate the beauty in autumnal foliage.

Energy Systems Science and Practice

Facilitator: Curtis Ogden
Everything is energy. This course is an experience of “energy system science”, a trans-disciplinary field that focuses our attention on the movement and exchange of energy as fundamental to creating and regenerating all systems of Life; whether we are talking…

Deep Ecology: Samhain

Facilitator: Jennifer Horsfall & Mark Graham
Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Mark and Jennifer will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned to our personal journey of growth and self discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we…

Vision of Albion

Facilitator: Caitlín Matthews, John Matthews & Simon Wilson
On this 38th annual Company of Hawkwood weekend – open to all – we explore the indwelling sense of Albion as an inspired land, and consider the nature of that call to awaken. What does it mean to honour that…

The How of Happiness

Facilitator: Miriam Akhtar
An uplifting and inspiring journey into positive psychology and what it takes to feel good, function well and flourish. The weekend will equip you with a range of practical tools to grow your happiness. You will come away with your…

A Year in a Field

Facilitator: Directed by Christopher Morris
BAFTA-winning documentarian Christopher Morris invites us to slow down, as he films for a year in a West Cornwall field; to immerse ourselves in this quiet, direct-action of stillness, to take a breath and reflect on the planetary impacts of…