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November 2020

LOST CUMBRIA ON FILM

November 1st at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We will be travelling back in time for a nostalgic trip into the past all over the county with the Cumbria Film Archive. A unique afternoon of entertainment enjoying genuinely rare and unique footage - always fascinating and always something new. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria -www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £12 each including refreshments  

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TALK & LUNCH: THE FIELD OF CLOTH OF GOLD

November 3rd at 11:00 to 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A 500th Anniversary Talk - In 1520 Henry VIII and Francis 1 met to ratify an Anglo-French alliance and the betrothal of Princess Mary to the French Dauphin. An entourage of 6,000 each descended on a field near Calais for 18 days to display the skill and splendour of each King and country. Jo Mabbutt will tell you how the English achieved this spectacular event. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Special Event: £22 inc. Lunch

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January 2021

DEMO & TEA: A LANDSCAPE IN OILS

Sunday January 10, 2021 at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Watching an artist talk through the execution of a painting can be both fascinating and immensely informative for artists and non-artists alike. See how Oils can be used by a professional Artist to expertly produce a pleasing scene with both aesthetic and educational value. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) £16 (inc. refreshments) Vicki's OILS course follows.

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February 2021

TRY FOR A DAY: EARLY DANCE

Sunday February 28, 2021 at 10:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Have a go at some simple Court Dances (e.g. Slow, stately Pavan, lively Galliard) from Elizabethan England and Renaissance Italy and an C18th Minuet. Easy for beginners upwards. Aspects of music, dance, costume and etiquette will be discussed. Not just for dancers, but also anyone interested in getting closer to music, drama and history. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) £68 (inc. lunch and refreshments) Ends with Tea. A repeat of 4th Oct.

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