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.

We are open and have implemented a Safety Protocol in order to welcome you to a secure venue following recommended government guidelines (COVID Risk Assessment).

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29 - 31 Oct

Writing the Wild Season

Writing to connect with Autumn's myths and mystery

Facilitator: Helen Moore

During this weekend, we will connect to the qualities of Autumn and develop our writing skills. In response to the sense of place and Hawkwood’s wild edges,  we’ll delve into indigenous mysteries and myths. As we attune our powers of…

29 - 31 Oct

Weaving the Line: Vessel and Form

A practical fibre arts retreat

Facilitator: Gizella K Warburton

Develop the confidence to take risks with your ideas and nurture your own creative voice. This course is suitable for those new to drawing or making, or for experienced artists wanting to revisit or refresh their practice. In observing the…

30 Oct
Fully Booked

Deep Ecology: Samhain

Into the Darkness

Facilitator: Jenni Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Mark and Jennifer will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned to our personal journey of growth and self discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we…

14 Nov

Storytelling from Life

How Our Reality Is Created By The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Facilitator: Adam Fotheringham

A one-day workshop looking at the way we shape our experience through the stories we tell ourselves and others. We will be sharing stories from our lives, and considering how we arrived at these versions of events. We will be…

20 Nov

The Art & Craft of Soapmaking

An introduction to soap making using plant oils, colours and scents

Facilitator: Jonathan Code

A one day workshop that introduces participants to the art and craft of soap making through an exploration of the history of soap, the use of herbs and essential oils in the making of Victorian washballs and the steps undertaken…

20 Nov
Blacksmithing Day
Fully Booked

Autumn Blacksmithing Day

Autumn at the Forge: Blacksmithing Workshop

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day, you will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work. Fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful and…

21 Nov
Blacksmithing Day
Fully Booked

Autumn Blacksmithing Day

Autumn at the Forge: Blacksmithing Workshop

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day, you will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work. Fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful and…

03 - 05 Dec
21-491 - Healing the Faery Accord - Caitlín Matthews, John Matthews and Wil Kinghan
Fully Booked

Healing the Faery Accord

Reconciling the worlds of humans and nature

Facilitators: Caitlín Matthews, John Matthews and Wil Kinghan

This is a residential winter retreat, with myth, ritual, cosy fires and good company. Once upon a time, humanity’s relationship to nature and the faery worlds was harmonious and peaceful. Due to unwise and selfish acts, however, trust has been…

11 Dec
Blacksmithing Day
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Winter Blacksmithing Day

Winter at the Forge: Blacksmithing Workshop

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day, you will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work. Fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful and…

16 - 19 Dec

Lifelines: A Midwinter Drawing Retreat

Arts Education: Drawing From Life

Facilitator: Morag Donnelly

A midwinter drawing retreat with 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…

06 - 09 Jan

Iyengar Yoga New Year Retreat

Start the year with your feet on the ground and your heart uplifted

Facilitator: Jenny May-While

A retreat for those interested in developing a balanced and meaningful yoga practice. Enjoy a combination of asana class, pranayama, philosophy and contemplative practices, with time for rest and walks. The experience will challenge, rejuvenate and revitalise, inspiring participants to…

18 - 20 Feb

Body Harmony

An exploration of conscious, therapeutic touch

Facilitator: Lindsay McLeod

This early Spring retreat includes simple body work, touch and deep listening to connect to the ever changing energy within our individual system. You will develop the skills to listen to your body at a cellular level, and discover a…

17 - 19 Jun

Improv for Beginners

A gentle introduction into the joy of comedy & theatre improvisation

Facilitator: Jon Trevor

This will be a gentle introduction into the joy of comedy and theatre improvisation. A low-pressure, high-enjoyment workshop in a fun, friendly, supportive and stress-free environment. You will learn to work together with others to spontaneously create group stories, scenes…

09 - 11 Sep

Ruth White Yoga Retreat

Rejuvenate into Autumn

Facilitator: Ruth White

Ruth White Yoga Retreat will allow you to work to your needs, inspire as well as relax and revitalise yourself. Preparing your body and mind to enter into Autumn with the glow of self-care. This lecture and workshop lifts the…