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.

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,…

19 May

Nature Writing

Connect with the natural world

Facilitator: Stephen Moss

Nature writing is not only one of the most popular literary genres, it is also a great way to connect with the natural world. Join naturalist, author and academic Stephen Moss for a day inspired by nature, and learn how…

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)…

24 May

Journey to Enlightenment

Public Talk with William Meader

Over the vastness of time there are believed to be three phases of human evolution that lead us to the gate of enlightenment—Individualisation, Initiation and Identification.  In this talk, William Meader will take us on a journey through these stages…

25 - 26 May

Fragmentation & Cohesion

Art & the Body-Mind

Facilitator: Paul King & Helen Garrett

Many of us are experiencing stress or a sense of fragmentation as attempts are made to fulfil the many roles and expectations of daily living. Drawing inspiration from some Cubist ideas, Picasso and Braque in particular, along with somatic awareness…

31 - 02 May

Mindfulness for Runners

RunZen

Facilitator: Stuart McLeod & Cesare Saguato

Bringing mindful awareness to our experience can help us move beyond engaging with the world on autopilot as we learn to meet the present moment with openness, joy and curiosity. Running in its purest sense is a fully integrated body-mind…

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
Celtic House Clearing with Caitlin Matthews
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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…

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…

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 - 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…

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…