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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10 - 19 Jul
20-299 - Gong Master Training -Don Conreaux
Event Postponed

Gong Master Training Course

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…

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,…

14 - 16 Aug

Choral Weekend

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis: A choral weekend with Gavin Carr

Facilitator: Gavin Carr

Beethoven’s  Missa Solemnis is generally considered one of the composer’s supreme achievements and  one of the most significant Mass settings of the period. This richly textured, solemn piece was composed over a four year period and was first performed in…

16 Aug

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis Choral Concert

Sing-Through Choral Concert

Facilitator: Gavin Carr

Listen to an informal choir performance as a culmination of the Choral Experience Weekend, conducted by Gavin Carr. By donation to the Eileen Nesfield-Cookson bursary fund. Gavin Carr, director of the Philharmonia Chorus and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, is one of the…

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 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.

28 Aug

Concert of Sacred Sound

Facilitator: Ton Akkermans and Carolina Schomper

Come and enjoying the natural, healing sound of singing bowls, gongs, and bells played by master craftspeople and musicians Ton Akkermans and Carolina Schomper.  A relaxing evening concert which forms part of Hawkwood’s annual Create a Singing Bowl course