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March 2020

TRY FOR A DAY: EARLY DANCE

March 1st at 10:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* 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) £66 (inc. lunch and refreshments) Ends with Tea.

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

March 12th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, taking pencils to capture the chorus and do short sketches. These will then be developed using watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £76 (inc. materials, lunch and refreshments) A repeat of 5 December. For next stage, LESS TERRIFIED, see 28 January.

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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) SOLO PIANO CONCERT

March 17th at 11:30 to 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Offered by members of the PIANO WORKSHOP, with a range of music performed in the intimate atmosphere of our oak-floored Lecture Room. FREE ADMISSION

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VERSION FRANCAISE: TWO FILMS IN FRENCH (DAY)

March 22nd at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A day with two films (hand-picked by Sylvie) to discuss and appreciate (in French and English, depending upon the group). Ideal for developing an ear for the language, also for exploring the creations of some of the finest directors the Francophile world is so famous for. Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) £66 (inc. lunch and refreshments) These DAYS take place March and November.

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April 2020

TALK & TEA: RESTLESS – THE PEOPLE WHO SETTLED NORTH AMERICA

April 19th at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

14:00 - 16:30 Sun 19 Apr 2020 America was first settled by restless, ancient humans crossing the Bering Ice Bridge - Europeans would arrive later and, eventually, overspread the continent. This lecture examines the driving forces, the successes and failures on both sides of this 370 years of clashing cultures. Tom McMullen (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tom-mcmullen) £12 each including refreshments

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May 2020

LOST CUMBRIA ON FILM

May 3rd at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

14:00 - 17:00 Sun 3 May 2020 Travel 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-jimbownass) £12 each including refreshments

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WOVEN TAPESTRY DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 11th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

10:00 - 17:00 Mon 11 May 2020 Taster or Refresher. Come with no experience or bring work you want help with. Looms will be ready-warped, and be shown how to weave simple shapes, mix colours and control your tension. Louise Martin (Orkney www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) £78 (inc. materials, lunch and refreshments) Louise has two courses following.

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY – LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 28th at 09:30 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

9:30 - 17:00 Thu 28 May 2020 Create an Oil painting on canvas depicting a Landscape scene in a day. Follow a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet technique and learn as you go in a small group, so great for first timers or just a casual dip into the media. All materials provided. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £90 (inc. Materials and Lunch) Another Day (LANDSCAPES WITH WATER) follows

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY – LANDSCAPES WITH WATER (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 29th at 09:30 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

9:30 - 17:00 Fri 29 May 2020 Create an Oil painting on canvas depicting a Land and Water scene in a day. Follow a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet technique and learn as you go in a small group, so great for first timers or just a casual dip into the media. All materials provided. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £90 (inc. Materials and Lunch) Another day (LANDSCAPE) precedes.

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June 2020

TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

June 25th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

10:00 - 17:00 Thu 25 Jun 2020 A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, working in Pencils to capture the chorus and make short sketches. These will then be developed using Watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £78 (inc. Lunch and Materials)

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