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.

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
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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…

07 - 09 Feb

I Fagiolini – Au Naturel

Friends of I Fagiolini Weekend

Facilitator: Robert Hollingworth

Join Robert Hollingworth to experience a wildly eclectic mix of music – from Renaissance Germany to Britten in playful mood, Rheinberger’s serene choral hit Abendlied,  some French jazz and a song about the Inuit winter. *This weekend is primarily for…

10 - 21 Feb
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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…

14 - 16 Feb
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Viol Consorts

Facilitator: Jane Francis and David Hatcher

This weekend invites players to try their hand at different sized consorts, working at times from facsimile music on renaissance instruments. Expect to be stretched and encouraged in your practice within a supportive atmosphere. There will also be new content…

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…

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…

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…

17 - 19 Apr

Nature Facilitation Training

Positive Change Training Programme

Facilitator: Andy Raingold and Chloe Revill

This course is for anyone who is looking to start or to deepen their experience of leading groups in nature to bring about enhanced wellbeing and/or catalyse positive change. The course combines theory and practice, and seeks to build a…

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…

01 - 04 May

Divine Love in Action

Transforming Our World with Sacred Activism

Facilitator: Andrew Harvey

Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force…

04 - 06 May

Weaving the Line

Vessel and Form

During this workshop, we will be considering the line, through observation, mark making and interpretation. Using these start points we will explore linear and spatial relationships and different ways of introducing ‘content’ and detail with fibres and yarns. With supportive…

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 - 24 May

The Wild Scribe

Tools and Techniques for Journaling in Nature

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Whether writing for yourself or writing for publication, journaling in nature unleashes powerful creative energy. Many of those who write nature journals, or would like to, often don’t realize the many techniques and tools at our disposal. We miss opportunities,…

22 - 24 May

Make a Start with Storytelling

A taster weekend for beginners and improvers

Facilitator: Jan Blake

Each storyteller has their own voice and Jan Blake is known for her dynamic and generous style. This lively taster weekend will give a flavour of her work including developing presence, inhabiting your body in movement and gesture, pacing, rhythm…

29 - 31 May

Esoteric Philosophy

Facilitator: William Meader

It is clear that humanity has entered into a period of profound evolutionary change, with the turmoil within our political systems, the unimaginable implications of climate change, and the economic predicament we now face. It is clear that significant change…

19 - 21 Jun

Introduction to Woodcarving

Facilitator: David Lovemore

Be prepared for an exciting weekend introduction to woodcarving in Amber Sculpture Studio’s well-equipped workshop. Learn to handle tools as you sculpt wood and create a finished piece in a convivial and welcoming environment.

19 - 21 Jun

Watercolour Painting

Discovering the Joys of Watercolour

Facilitator: Julia Cairns

This course is ideal for beginners or those whose painting has lapsed and need a refresher class. Julia will guide you through the process of watercolour painting, including how to mix paints, the use of colour (how to avoid ‘muddy…