Midweek

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.

25 - 15 May

Tai Chi Movement for Resilience

Facilitators: Chris Taylor, online

For centuries Tai Chi and Qi Gong have been used to support the wellbeing of mind, body and spirit. In this series you will learn three sets of powerful exercises you can practice daily at home: Monday 25 May: Static…

27 - 10 May

Emergency or Emergence?

Transforming crisis and embracing the possible

Facilitators: Catherine Lucas, online

Every crisis holds the potential for transformation, healing and the awakening of consciousness. The corona crisis is no different – we can use it to take a quantum leap forward for ourselves, our communities and our planet. This is a…

04 - 18 Jun

Return of the Larder

Preserving for the future, minimising waste, maximising nutrition

Facilitators: Daphne Lambert, online

Do you love wild harvesting, have your own garden or allotment, belong to a community garden or CSA or buy produce at the market? Then this course will give you plenty of ideas of how to preserve food and in…

08 Jun
Gorilla - PRIMATE FAMILY TREE
Event Postponed

Our Primate Family Tree

Public Talk with Ian Redmond

Come and listen to a leading animal expert and campaigner. Ian Redmond introduced Sir David Attenborough to the gorillas in 1978 and has worked tirelessly on their behalf since then.

09 - 23 Jun

Nature Writing

Share your love of the natural world

Facilitators: Stephen Moss, online

Nature writing is not only one of the most popular literary genres, it is also a great way to connect with the natural world, and to share your love of that world with others. Join naturalist, author and academic Stephen…

10 - 17 Jun

Reframe your Now

Mindful photography online course

Facilitators: Ruth Davey, online

This unique approach offers a blend of mindfulness & photography. By combining these with being outdoors in nature,  you will learn how to deal with anxiety, stay mentally well, and build resilience. During this time of global uncertainty, explore creative…

30 - 02 Jun

Writing the Past

Bringing historical fiction to life - online course

Facilitators: Tessa Harris, online

This is a new, intensive online course on historical writing spans three consecutive evenings. It is for those with a passion for history and the desire to make it come alive through the medium of the novel.

01 - 15 Jul
wild scribe nature journaling
Fully Booked

The Wild Scribe II

An online nature journaling workshop

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Nature journaling is a powerful tool to enliven your creativity and deepen your connection to the natural world. At this time, many of us feel disconnected from our normal lives, livelihoods and loved ones. This journaling practice can be transformative,…

23 - 25 Jul

The Wild Scribe

An online nature journaling workshop

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Nature journaling is a powerful tool to enliven your creativity and deepen your connection to the natural world. At this time, many of us feel disconnected from our normal lives, livelihoods and loved ones. This journaling practice can be transformative,…

03 Aug

Handbuilt Pottery: Bowl of Light

Facilitator: Jayne Tricker

Spend the day at Hawkwood learning how to hand-build clay bowls using pinch and coil techniques to build up the clay and how to use a variety of tools to shape and smooth the surface. Jayne uses these beautiful ‘bowls…

03 Aug

Writing the Past

Bringing Historical Fiction to Life

Facilitator: Tessa Harris

This intensive one day course is for those with a passion for history and the desire to make it come alive through the medium of the novel.

07 Aug

Earth’s Revolution Poetry Performance

Poetry, Cosmology, and Activism

Facilitator: Drew Dellinger

The first evening of teaching on his course “Poetry and Activism“. Come wrap your ears around some wonderful performance poetry by the renowned Drew Dellinger!

10 - 13 Aug

Flutes Inspired

Facilitator: Elisabeth Hobbs

Do you love playing the flute? Would you like to improve your flute skills in an encouraging and supportive environment? Elisabeth’s focus is on helping you to make real progress in your flute-playing journey. This intensive course includes flute choir,…

12 Aug

Walking & Writing About Place

Facilitator: Gail Simmons

Do you have a passion for places and words? Using a combination of classroom discussion, fieldwork and practical exercises, this one-day workshop will introduce you to the skills and concepts needed to turn your enthusiasm into writing that brings places to…

13 Aug

Beginner’s Guide to Nature Writing

Connect with the Natural World

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. Join naturalist, author and academic Stephen Moss for a day inspired by nature, and learn how…

14 - 15 Aug

Sketching in the Garden

Facilitator: Alison Vickery

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

17 - 19 Aug

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Strings Summer School

Come and enjoy specialist coaching from string players of the world-class Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as you explore popular string orchestra repertoire, build ensemble and musicianship skills, as well as honing chamber skills.

19 - 23 Aug

Qi Gong Meditation 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…

19 Aug

Summer Strings

Concert with BSO Members & Students

Facilitator: Members of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Students

Come and enjoy a play-through concert by students and members at Hawkwood’s second annual Strings residential weekend with the celebrated Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra! By donation to the bursary fund.

27 - 31 Aug

Create a Singing Bowl Masterclass

A meditative process with a master craftsman

Facilitator: Ton Akkermans & Carolina Schomper

Following traditional craft processes and working outdoors you will learn about the different qualities of metals, then shape and refine your own instrument to take home. Each day includes morning meditation and sharing in the group, as well as developing…