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.

27 - 31 Jan

Advance Your Gong Playing Techniques

Facilitator: Aidan McIntyre & Tim Byford

Discover new ways to harness the transformational power of the gong and other instruments typically used in the gong bath and sound therapy. Open to students of all levels.

03 - 05 Feb
20-060 Flourish. Small Karen Downes
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Flourish: Beyond Wellbeing

Radical Self-Responsibility

Facilitator: Karen Downes

Join us for this personal and professional development workshop designed to support those whose daily role it is to work for change and guide others in positive ways forward. When working in this capacity, we can often let ourselves become…

06 Feb
Fully Booked

RSA Talk: The Kindness Economy

A Conversation with Mary Portas

Facilitator: Mary Portas

Join us for an evening of conversation with global retail authority, author, entrepreneur, TV personality and TED speaker Mary Portas. Mary believes we are entering a new era, where people as shoppers, as workers, as friends, in every part of…

10 - 21 Feb
Hawkwood Outdoor Classroom Stroud
Fully Booked

Outdoor Classroom Build Week

Outdoor Community Classroom Taskforce

Facilitator: Adrian Leaman

Volunteers are invited to work with wood and stone to complete a camp kitchen, flexible work surfaces and seating, a sheltered fire pit and twin compost loos. Warm, cosy accommodation and delicious food provided. We are looking for people who…

10 - 14 Feb

Volunteer Week

Help Hawkwood Shine!

Facilitator: Hawkwood team

In the run up to Valentine’s Day, come and give Hawkwood some love! Help to make our place sparkle and shine for spring alongside other willing workers. Skills needed are: painting, decorating, carpentry, maintenance and more. In exchange for your…

20 Feb

Created @ Hawkwood

Spoken Word, Puppetry, Music and Sound

An evening of spoken word, shadow puppetry, music and sound design.

23 - 26 Feb

Japanese Embroidery

Exquisite Traditional Art

Facilitator: Jackie Hall

This unique art form of Japanese Embroidery originated in Buddhist temples and is used for the elaborate decoration of Kimonos. This rarely taught skill has been presented at Hawkwood for over sixteen years. Using traditional methods and techniques you will…

03 - 28 Mar

Kickstart Your Novel

From Idea to Page in Eight Weeks

Facilitator: Tessa Harris

Aimed at eager beginners, this evening course will cover all the basic aspects of novel writing, including researching, creating great characters and editing, to possibly seeing your work in print. Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings for eight weeks.

04 - 06 Mar

Climate Action Lab

Practical Steps to Support a Thriving Planet

Facilitator: Hawkwood College Team with Mike Berners-Lee

In this two-day Action Lab, we will look at practical tips on what we as individuals can do within our homes and work to limit our impact on our planetary resources. This action lab will offer keynote talks on understanding…

05 Mar

RSA: There Is No Planet B

Public Talk

Facilitator: Mike Berners-Lee

Warnings of looming environmental catastrophe rain down on us with increasing frequency, and only the most ardent climate change sceptics deny we live at a crucial point for the Earth’s future. Mike Berners-Lee cuts through the noise with practical advice…

11 Mar

Stroud Film Festival

Southern Journey (Revisited)

Facilitator: Matt Shaw

Enjoy the glorious soundtrack to a muso-geographic road trip through the American South by two outsiders. This film retraces the route of a song-collecting trip from 1959 – a time of monumental change. Burning Bridges presents A Fifth Column Films…

12 Mar

The Poetics of Architecture

A Guided Exploration

Facilitator: Tomas Millar & David Wilson

The spatial aspects of our surroundings exert a powerful influence on our sense of wellbeing, our emotional state and our interactions with others. And yet the concepts that relate to architectural space are frequently obscure, esoteric and inaccessible to non-specialists.…

19 Mar

Stroud Film Festival: Beyond Solastalgia

Reimagining a Better Future

Facilitator: Peter Moseley

Come and view the premier of Peter Moseley’s latest film during the Stroud Film Festival. Discussion with Peter follows the screening. This documentary premier examines causes of and future solutions to the climate emergency.

23 - 26 Mar

Relaxing Woodwind Playing

Facilitator: Laurence Perkins

Relaxing Woodwind Playing has a particular focus on well-being and relaxation. Suitable for players from grade 5 to advanced level, the programme includes music by Mozart, Vaughan-Williams and Copland, alongside medieval plainchant and traditional folk melodies. The ensemble will play…

27 Mar

Reinventing Organisations XTRA I

Connected Leadership (Module 1)

Facilitator: Peter Baily & Paul Jackson

This is the first module of an innovative training course that comprises three modules between March and September 2020. It builds on the world-recognised organisational model Reinventing Organisations, devised by Frédéric Laloux. We are asked to imagine an organisation where…

27 - 01 Apr

Archetypes at Work

Coaching Training - Level 1

Facilitators: Richard Olivier, Laurence Hillman & Lesley Quilty

Archetypes at Work ™ is a new experiential learning methodology to help individuals, teams and organisations become future-fit. Archetypes are the underlying patterns of human nature and experience. As such they are – often invisibly – ‘running the show’. The…

04 - 07 May

Gong Consciousness I

A Healing Therapy Workshop

Facilitator: Jain Wells & Aidan McIntyre

There is no better way to learn and understand the exceptional healing capacity of the gong than to experience a shift in one’s own healing and consciousness, and to witness the same in others. This workshop intensive involves guided self-healing…

12 - 15 May

Inspirational Leadership with Olivier Mythodrama

Leadership Lessons from Shakespeare’s Henry V

Facilitator: Michael Boyle & Jane Jones

An opportunity for leaders of all kinds to evaluate and develop their personal leadership style through the story of Shakespeare’s most purpose-led and inspiring leader, Henry V. Henry must step into a new role, gather a diverse team together, agree…

12 - 15 May

Gong Consciousness II

A Healing Therapy Workshop

Facilitator: Jain Wells & Aidan McIntyre

There is no better way to learn and understand the exceptional healing capacity of the gong than to experience a shift in one’s own healing and consciousness, and to witness the same in others. This workshop intensive involves guided self-healing…

22 May

Reinventing Organisations XTRA II

Leadership with Horses (Module 2)

Facilitator: Peter Baily & Paul Jackson

Many might describe this as the most profound leadership intervention:  to actually see and feel your leadership style. This is not just to understand it cognitively but to witness and experience the leader that you are with no filters through…