Residential Courses

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.

20 - 26 Apr

Climate Change & Consciousness Livestream

Findhorn CCC19 conference

Facilitator: Katie Lloyd-Nunn

Findhorn’s conference Climate Change and Consciousness brings together eminent scientists, wisdom keepers, business people, activists, artists, entrepreneurs, young people, and others, to envision and begin to inhabit our joint future. Hawkwood will be hosting live streaming of plenary sessions, workshops,…

03 - 05 May

Art of Woodblock Printmaking

Facilitator: Rod Nelson

The Woodblock printmaking course is designed for all levels of experience and ability, from complete beginners to experienced print makers. The course will cover all necessary techniques to make a two-colour print up to A4 size, and will include all…

03 - 05 May

CANCELLED. Sacred Earth

Co-creating with the natural world

Facilitator: Tanis Helliwell

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Thank you to those of you who expressed interest in this event. If you register your interest using the form below, we will let you know if we re-advertise or re-programme the event in the…

03 - 05 May

Writing from Earth’s Landscapes

For changemakers, creatives, and seekers

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

This journey roots our story in five Earth archetypes. In writing from these ancestral landscapes, our personal search for meaning becomes part of the dream of the Earth, gaining a fierce potency that awakens us to our deeper meaning and purpose. The deserts,…

12 - 14 May

Our Fragile Environment

Textile workshop

Facilitator: Ruth Issett & Dorothy Tucker

Take a closer look at the green world around us. Discover unexpected detail through focusing on leaves: the structure of veins, surface textures, cellular structures, evidence of disease or the presence of little creatures. To create unique small works of…

23 - 24 May

Ethics of Belief

Truth can survive if we rise to support it

Facilitator: Howard Boorman & Jeff Lane

When political leaders routinely distort the truth, the internet is awash with misinformation and people express crazy beliefs, we can feel powerless. Or we can influence the world around us to be saner. Through discussion and activities, define your ethics…

24 - 26 May

The Silent Watcher

Esoteric Philosophy

Facilitator: William Meader

This is a seminar designed to help participants better understand their soul’s intention through a deeper recognition of the source of that purpose—the Silent Watcher hidden deep within.   It involves both an exploration into various distortions within the lower-self (personality)…

28 - 30 May
102 Places Left

Deep Collaboration

Transforming our world without recreating the past

Facilitator: Miki Kashtan

An intensive seminar for change makers, activists, and influencers  “Imagine a future world in which we all value people and life and participate in the flow of generosity. A world where sharing our gifts and the mundane tasks of life…

17 - 18 Jun

Co-creating the Future of Work

Accelerating Organisational Shift

Facilitator: Dick Baker & Jackie Thoms

There is a shift in organisational life as the command-and-control paradigm has reached its limits. More effective ways to meet and make decisions coupled with a reorientation towards purpose-driven accountability have led people to work together in more creative and…

21 - 23 Jun

The Magic of Storytelling

Folktales, magic & public speaking

Facilitator: Sue Hollingsworth

Traditional stories are the basis for beginning to explore the world of storytelling. You will be coached in confident speaking in front of a group and learn some key skills.  Suitable for complete beginners or those wanting to refresh their…

30 - 04 Jun
Japanese embroidery
40 Places Left

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 sixteen years.  Using traditional methods and techniques you will produce truly stunning…

04 - 07 Jul
Celtic House Clearing with Caitlin Matthews
20 Places Left

Tending the Hearth

Celtic methods of house-clearing

Facilitator: Caitlín Matthews & Cáit Branigan

This course explores and teaches all that is necessary to know about methods of House Clearing: what arises, how to understand whence something is arising, and what to do about it in clear and simple terms. Based upon the practical…

05 - 07 Jul

Creative Writing Weekend

Nature, ecology and place

Facilitator: Helen Moore

Spending time together and alone exploring the large estate in which Hawkwood is set, we will develop our observation and awareness of what characterises this place, and discover new ways of communing with and writing the land. This course is…

26 - 04 Jul
Fully Booked

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 Robert Horwell and Tim Byford and ably assisted by Kevin Goulding. It will be the road to Mastery in the use of…

05 - 08 Aug
10 Places Left

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,…

08 - 12 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…

14 - 16 Aug

Strings Summer School

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Facilitator: Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits

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 - 18 Aug

Bach B Minor Mass Choral Weekend

A singing weekend with Gavin Carr

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 grandeur and achingly beautiful…

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…