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.

We are open and have implemented a Safety Protocol in order to welcome you to a secure venue following recommended government guidelines (COVID Risk Assessment).

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28 - 30 Jan

Wild Scribe – A Year of Nature Writing Virtual Event

Nature Writing Workshop

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Welcome to the Wild Scribe: Nature Writing Workshop! Here, you’ll explore your love of nature through writing. You’ll learn new journal and poetry techniques, discover how to unlock the power of nature’s metaphors, dialog with trees, and much more.

05 - 03 Apr
How to Change the World
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Speak to Change the World Virtual Event

Change the world through public speaking

Facilitator: John Paul Flintoff

If you had the chance, would you change the world? Of course you would. But how? You may want to stop something bad, or start something wonderful. Either way, to have real impact you need to share it, speak about…

22 Apr

Sing For Earth Day 2021 Virtual Event

A Celebratory Earth Day

Facilitators: Claire Dubois, Carrie Tree, Jojo Mehta, Liz Terry, Skeena Rathor & more

Join us for this online creative and celebratory event on Earth Day raising awareness for The Earth Protector Communities. And in support of Tree Sisters. Featuring an incredible constellation of Guest Speakers and Guest Artists. Our presenters will be contributing…

04 - 18 May

Advanced Nature Writing Virtual Event

Advanced Nature Writing with Stephen Moss

Facilitator: Stephen Moss

Naturalist, author and academic Stephen Moss has now run several successful and popular online and in-person taster courses on Nature Writing for Hawkwood. Join Stephen now for a course on Advanced Nature Writing, which will take you to the next…

04 May

Conversations that Matter: Life Lessons from Nepal Virtual Event

Resilience and hope in the High Himalayas

Facilitator: Zara Balfour and Phil Briggs

Conversations That Matter Series Join us for a new episode on our Conversation that Matter series that will take you to faraway places, consider a reality outside your own, and that will fill you with amazement for the human spirit’s…

06 May

Shaolin Cosmos Qigong Talk with Free eBook Virtual Event

An introduction to Shaolin Cosmos Qigong

Facilitator: Sifu James Lawrence

Ancient Art Modern Times Shaolin Cosmos Qigong is an Ancient Art for modern times. Imagine having the opportunity to practice an elite form of Qigong (Chi Kung) for: Good Health, Vitality, Longevity, Happiness and, Spiritual Joys. Sifu James Lawrence will…

10 - 13 May

Regenerative Confluence Virtual Event

An innovative 4-day conference in professional and personal regeneration

Facilitator: Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking

This confluence will be facilitated by the Hawkwood team, opened by Dr. C. Otto Scharmer, author of Theory U, co-founder of the Presencing Institute and Senior Lecturer in the MIT Management Sloan School. Joined by Nora Bateson, Dick Baker, Jenny…

13 - 27 May

Return of the Larder Virtual Event

Spring Harvest

Facilitator: Daphne Lambert

Green is the colour of spring. At this time of year, the upward moving energy encourages shoots of vibrant green energy to burst through the soil. Gather round the kitchen table to celebrate chlorophyll rich plants like nettles, wild garlic…

19 May

Futures Literacy Virtual Event

Conversations that Matter on Futures

Facilitators: Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie & Steve Fuller

A one hour journey into the powerful capability of Futures Literacy. Giving a taste of what it has to offer you, how you can apply it and why UNESCO named it a critical competency for the 21st century.

01 - 22 Jun

Play Ethic Creativity Workshop Virtual Event

A Creative Way for Our Time

Facilitator: Helen Tyrell

Do you long to bring more creativity into your life? We are creative beings! The wellspring of creativity which runs in all of us offers innovation, healing, beauty, and pleasure! This creativity workshop puts you in touch with your creative…

03 - 17 Jun

The Futures of Agency Virtual Event

An in-depth Futures Literacy Laboratory

Facilitators: Loes Damhof, Alex Lambie & Steve Fuller

Recently named by UNESCO as a critical competency for the 21st Century, Futures Literacy (FL) enables users to make better informed decisions in the present. Our FL laboratories reveal subconscious assumptions that restrict your capacity to imagine; These biases colonise…

09 Jun

Healthy Boundaries Lab Virtual Event

Create intimacy & connection through healthy boundaries

Facilitator: Adam Wilder

Have you ever said no when you wanted to say yes? Do you ever find it hard to say no to your partner, boss, children, family members? Then this is for you. In this introductory lab we will explore the…

20 - 24 Jun

Japanese Embroidery

Exquisite Traditional Art

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…

24 Jun

Archetypal Wisdom: Acting in our Desired Futures Virtual Event

Archetypal Wisdom for Transitional Times

Facilitator: Richard Olivier

Archetypal Wisdom Archetypes are underlying patterns in human nature and culture. Every civilisation identifies  its own Archetypes and lives with them and by them, until they get staid, stale or unsustainable. Times of great transition call for a change in…

29 Jun

Trestle Theatre Workshop Virtual Event

Exploring Mask & Character Physicality in an Online Space

Facilitator: Trestle Theatre Facilitators

Trestle Theatre Workshop Following several months of online and socially distanced working Trestle Theatre Company will be running a 3 – hour practical session Theatre Workshop online. You’ll explore some of the mask and physical theatre techniques from their practice…

23 - 01 Jul

Gong Master Training Course 2021

Facilitator: Don Conreaux & Aidan McIntyre

This year’s training will be led by Don Conreaux and Aidan McIntyre with the help of guest teachers Jon Birdsong, Robert Horwell, Kevin Goulding and Tim Byford, in addition to a guest voice coach to be announced. It will be the…

11 - 15 Aug
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Qi Gong Meditation Retreat

Qi Gong - Self Healing 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…

30 - 31 Aug

Kabbalah & the Way of Myth

Facilitator: Mike Bais

In this residential workshop, the metaphysics of Kabbalah will meet the wisdom of mythology. They will cross fertilise each other as we work towards synthesis between this deep knowledge of the collective unconscious, and that of the Tree of Life…

31 - 03 Aug

The Way of Kabbalah

Annual International Kabbalah Summer School 2021

Facilitator: Kurt Browne & Joanna Lapage-Browne

Kabbalah Summer Retreat This annual retreat provides a creative space in which we study and experience the universal principles of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and in its extended form, Jacob’s Ladder and how to apply them to daily life.…

12 - 16 Sep

Japanese Embroidery

Exquisite Traditional Art

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…