Music Making

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.

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05 - 08 Aug
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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,…

14 - 16 Aug

Strings Summer School

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Facilitator: Members of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents its second annual Strings Residential. Come and enjoy specialist coaching from string players of the world-class orchestra as you explore popular string orchestra repertoire, build ensemble and musicianship skills, as well as delving into the…

16 Aug

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.

16 - 18 Aug

Bach B Minor Mass Choral Weekend

A singing weekend with Gavin Carr

*Alto places fully booked  Enjoy a life-enhancing weekend traversing the vast landscapes of one of Classical music’s greatest creations. Gavin Carr will bring his trademark humour, passion and insight to this journey into Bach’s extraordinary world, so full of thrilling…

18 Aug

Sing-through Choral Concert

Bach Choral Concert

Facilitator: Gavin Carr

Listen to an informal performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass, the culmination of the Choral Experience Weekend. By donation to the bursary fund. Gavin Carr, director of the Philharmonia Chorus and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, is one of the UK’s leading choral…

23 - 26 Aug

Connecting Heaven and Earth

The Chant of Hildegard of Bingen

Facilitator: Emma Kirkby Dbe. & Caitlín Matthews

This course explores the life and chant of Benedictine abbess, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). On this singing Masterclass, which is open to all singers, Emma Kirkby will lead us in singing Hildegard’s sublime chant, which was written by the abbess…

30 - 31 Aug

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 8 guitar. There will…

01 Sep

Classical Guitar Concert

Craig Ogden

An engaging summer afternoon concert with chart-topping guitarist Craig Ogden. Each item on the programme is introduced with an anecdote or knowledge about the composer, the instrumentation or the performance challenges presented by a particular piece. By donation to the…