Weekend

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.

29 - 30 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…

04 - 07 Jul

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…

06 - 07 Jul

Landscape in Mixed Media

From composition to completion

Facilitator: Jayne Tricker

Enjoy two days responding to the beautiful landscape around Hawkwood. Part taught, part demonstration, part experimentation, this two-day course begins where you’re at and helps you develop towards where you want to be. Professional landscape artist and art educator, Jayne…

13 Jul

Indian Block Printing

Creative Arts Summer School

Facilitator: Clare Walsh

Learn the traditional skill of Indian Block Printing using a beautiful collection of hand-carved woodblocks. After a demonstration of the printing process, colour mixing, design placement and repeat patterns you will print tissue paper, card and coloured papers in the…

19 Jul

Doughnut Economics

The Future of Business in the 21st Century

Facilitator: Kate Raworth & Juliet Davenport

Join us for a hands-on introduction to Doughnut Economics and its practical application to business with Kate Raworth. Through examples of companies big and small, dive into the importance of the design of business itself for achieving the transformations that our…

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…

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…

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…

30 - 01 Aug

The Alexander Technique

Take control of your movement and your pain

Facilitator: Robin & Béatrice Simmons

In each course, we emphasise the fundamental principles of the Alexander Technique and also make sure to address the needs and enquiries of each participant. The Technique can be applied to any activity so we are always interested to convey…

06 - 08 Sep

Rest & Restore Retreat

Relax body, mind and soul with yoga

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Step away from the to-do lists, the responsibilities and the busy-ness and remember what it is to rest, relax and restore with restorative, gentle yoga and yoga nidra. These forms of yoga are designed to take the body out of…

06 - 08 Sep

Yoga Philosophy

Journey of Transformation

Facilitator: Ravi Ravindra & Amit Biswas

In this weekend retreat we will explore the various steps and stages of transformation through dialogues and discussions from Hindu, Buddhist and Christian sacred literature and in the teachings of two modern sages, namely, Krishnamurti and Gurdjieff. The process will…

06 Sep

Self Inquiry & Transformation

Public talk with Ravi Ravindra

Spiritual scholar Ravi Ravindra will be giving a public talk on “Self Inquiry & Transformation” in the opening evening of his weekend retreat “Yoga Philosophy”. Ravi makes complex concepts accessible to those with a general interest, or deeper knowledge. He…

13 - 15 Sep

Building Wellbeing Together Weekend

Let's Build Wellbeing Together

A Network of Wellbeing (NOW) & Hawkwood event Do you want to be happier? Do you feel overwhelmed facing the challenges of our time? Then connect in creative community at Network of Wellbeing’s second Building Wellbeing Together weekend! Held at…

21 Sep

The Art of Ceremony

Healing For The World

Facilitator: Chris Taylor

The world is crying out for healing. Divisions between peoples and a schism between humanity and the living planet are causing untold damage. Yet we intuitively know the More Beautiful World we are capable of. In this workshop, we will…

22 Sep

Soulscapes

Transformational Painting Meditation

Facilitator: Herewood Gabriel

This method of painting is about freeing yourself up to the joys and wonder of colors, imagery, and shapes. Through spontaneous painting, you reveal hidden aspects of yourself. You then learn how to discriminate between what you want to reveal…

04 - 06 Oct

Rudolf Steiner’s Future Thinking

What kind of society do we want? How do we get there?

Facilitator: Martin Large & Steve Briault

This is a golden opportunity to meet others similarly engaged, to ask: ‘What kind of society do we want? and, How can we get there?’ We will inquire into our changing world, what strikes us as significant, burning questions to…