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.

26 Oct

The Art in Listening

Authentic Sound, Contemporary Soul

Facilitator: Nicholas & Ra Twilley

The Art in Listening is about aligning your aspirations with your everyday life. We use sound and movement forms to reveal the inner landscape of spoken, sung and instrumental sound. This extends to all aspects of our being, from how we…

09 Nov

Indian Block Printing

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…

10 Nov

Be Seen, Be Heard

Creative ways to engage your audience

Facilitator: Adam Fotheringham

Be Seen, Be Heard is a transformational presence and confidence-building programme. It has been developed out of a synthesis of theatre training techniques, mindfulness, impact coaching and depth psychology. The programme is highly experiential and involves participants in activities including…

16 Nov

Spiritual Chanting

The Heart Circle is a unique combination of singing, spiritual blessing and meditation that brings positive energy and peace in your heart and mind. We use spiritual chanting, or ‘kiirtan’, an ancient yoga practice, designed to awaken a feeling of…

22 - 24 Nov

Before I Go

Creative Approaches to End-of-Life Planning

Facilitator: Jane Diamond

While it may be an uncomfortable topic, end-of-life planning is something we all must face at some point, whether for ourselves or for family and friends. It makes sense to think about and practically by preparing our last wishes, as…

29 - 01 Nov

Yoga Retreat

Ruth White

Originally Trained and certificated by B.K.S. Iyengar, today Ruth adapts her Karuna teaching to the ever-changing needs of the student. She has developed a unique style of teaching that unites pupil and teacher in an atmosphere of happiness and well-being.…

29 - 01 Nov

Natural Mindfulness Retreat

Finding, healing, knowing & releasing your true nature

Facilitator: Ian Banyard

Join Ian for an immersive weekend in nature. Rather than doing, you will be encouraged and guided to just be with nature. Ian will prepare and share natural mindfulness experiences designed to help you connect with nature, your true nature…

30 Nov

Seasonal Soap Making

Naturally Nourishing Skincare

Facilitator: Jonathan Code

In this one-day workshop, we will make wash balls using plants harvested from the Hawkwood grounds and we will learn how to make soap using the cold-process method. You will be introduced to the history of soap-making and we will…

01 Dec

Handbuilt Pottery Day

Bowl of Light

Facilitator: Jayne Tricker

Spend the day at Hawkwood learning how to hand-build clay bowls using pinch and coil techniques and a variety of tools to shape and smooth the surface. Jayne uses these beautiful ‘bowls of light’ to hold candles by way of…

06 - 08 Dec

Brutus and the Myth of New Troy

After the Illiad and the Aeneid

Facilitator: Caitlín & John Matthews and Charles Newington

We explore the mythic foundations of Britain and London, and follow the adventures of Brutus, Aeneas’ grand-son. Caitlín and John will uncover the myths of our beginnings, and the function of the giants, while Charles Newington will reveal the making…

08 Dec

Festive Willow

Make attractive willow decorations

Facilitator: Norah Kennedy

Using some very simple basket making techniques and some different colours of willow we will create some very attractive Christmas decorations that you will be able to keep for years and will adorn your home every year.  You might want…

19 - 22 Dec

Lifelines: Drawing from Life Retreat

A Midwinter Drawing Retreat

Facilitator: Morag Donnelly

Lifelines is a sacred, sensitive art practice that weaves together movement and drawing, providing a space for opening our senses and becoming more present with ourselves, our materials and each other. This drawing retreat is a pause offered at the…

21 Dec

Spiritual Chanting 2

The Heart Circle is a unique combination of singing, spiritual blessing and meditation that brings positive energy and peace in your heart and mind. We use spiritual chanting, or ‘kiirtan’, an ancient yoga practice, designed to awaken a feeling of…

03 - 05 Jan

Rest & Restore New Year Retreat

Relax Your Way Into 2020 With Deeply Restful Yoga

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Unwind from the chaos of the holiday season and start the new year feeling deeply rested. Rather than pushing ourselves into postures, this retreat will encourage you to let go of tension and worries. With twice daily yoga sessions designed…

03 - 05 Jan

Mindful New Year

A Weekend Meditation Retreat

Facilitator: Sam May

Kick-off the New Year with a clear and calm mind. Immerse yourself in a weekend of meditation and mindfulness with an experienced teacher and practitioner. For beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.

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.

15 - 19 Mar

Your Voice as a Gateway into Presence 2020

The Naked Voice Wisdom School - Spring Retreat

Facilitator: Chloe Goodchild

This unique retreat is inspired by Chloe Goodchild’s lifelong experience with sound and voice as a contemplative and reflective experience. Enjoy exploring a range of sound skills for self-inquiry, conscious movement, and the healing medicine of dynamic silence. You will…

03 - 05 Apr

Harmonic Temple Spring Retreat

Singing in Harmony

Facilitator: Nickomo and Rasullah Clarke

We will be tuning into each other as a group through singing together in harmony, not for performance, but for nourishing our inner selves. A weekend of singing these chants brings about a sense of deep well-being and healing and…

04 - 05 Apr

Handbuilt Pottery

Bowl of Light

Facilitator: Jayne Tricker

Enjoy learning a variety of hand-building pottery skills, using a range of tools and techniques to create your own beautiful piece. Guided by ceramicist Jayne Tricker, it is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced level students. Jayne uses these…

04 - 07 May

Gong Consciousness 2020 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…