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COURSE VACANCIES

WILLOW BASKET (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

November 9th at 18:30 to November 12th at 13:30

An old favourite! Work with Cumbrian basket maker, Phil Bradley, to learn the techniques involved in English roundwork basketry. We will cover some of the basic elements of working with willow, as well as taking a look at the growing, harvesting and managing of willow beds. Residential: £365 Non-residential: £264 (incl. materials)

SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL?

November 19th at 18:30 to November 21st at 13:30

Writing novels is just a pipe-dream? This course will set you on the road to success. Gordon (five published novels, international recognition) will guide you through a range of genres and methodology and fire your imagination to produce submissions that will be noticed. Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

THE CRIMEAN WAR 1854-56

Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 November 2021

In 1854 Britain went to war, in alliance with France and Turkey, to take on Czarist Russia to stop The Bear trying to gobble up the Turkey by grabbing the Sultan’s Balkan provinces. The western allies, fearful of Russian expansionism, were determined to keep Turkey in the game and deny Russia. This provoked the most unpopular conflict in British history till the 2nd Gulf War. Residential: £252 Non-residential: £182 (incl. field trip)

GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN: AN OVERVIEW

November 25th at 18:30 to November 28th at 13:30

Explore our country’s rich and varied geological heritage on a journey of >3 billion years. The course also includes a basic introduction to geology, a trip out on Sunday exploring real-life geological features and an indoor visit to the collection at Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum (opening especially for us). Endorsed by the Geological Society.

Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (incl. field trip)

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“I have been drawing and painting as long as I can remember and it is within landscape I feel most inspired. Within, as a description of process is important as I’m connected and engaged with landscape physically, through painting practice, personally and passionately. The majesty of landscape cannot be felt, seen, painted or drawnwith strength and presence without being there. These experiences influence the grander studio pieces giving them all, without doubt, greater depth.” R.D.

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Crafts

Creative courses with Textiles, Wood, Paper, Furniture…

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Short Courses, Try for a Day, Workshops …

Events

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Humanities

History, Geography, Cultural Studies…

Music

Instruments, Singing, Masterclasses, Theatre…

Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation & History…

Personal

Fitness, and Well-being…

Sciences

Natural Studies, Geology, Health…

Words

Literature Appreciation, Drama, Writing…