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October 2019

OIL PAINTING IN A DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Create a complete oil painting on canvas in just one day. Follow simple step-by-step demos of a wet-on-wet technique and learn as you go. End with a completed canvas to take home and be proud of. Go on, surprise yourself! Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £88 (inc. Materials and lunch) Other OILS courses: VICKI NORMAN 19 January; CERI ALLEN 7 February; CAROL RENSHAW 9 October and 26 February

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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT

October 20th at 11:15 to 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An end of course Concert given by players completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE A free PIANO concert will take place on 17 March

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November 2019

A DAY OF T’AI CHI

November 2nd at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A disciplined, principled approach to your body and its ease and comfort of movement, improving balance. This relaxing day of guided gentle T’ai Chi, helped by a good lunch, gives time to develop awareness of how we use our bodies and relate to our environment. Sheila Aimson (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sheila-aimson) £66 (inc. lunch and refreshments)

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LOST CUMBRIA ON FILM

November 3rd at 14:00 to 17:00
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 and Jim Bownass (Cumbria – www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 (inc. refreshments)

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YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR AUTUMN

November 10th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come into balance with the energies of the season to detoxify body and mind – includes Energy Medicine Yoga practices. For all levels who can practise unaided; standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for pre-course information sheet (also available on-line) to find out what you need to bring. Linda Allam (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/linda-allam) £18 (inc. refreshments)

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VERSION FRANCAISE: TWO FILMS IN FRENCH (DAY)

November 16th 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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December 2019

TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

December 5th 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) Repeated 12 March. A next stage for the LESS TERRIFIED is on 28 January.

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January 2020

DEMO & TEA: A LANDSCAPE IN OILS

Sunday January 19, 2020 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 2020

OPEN EARS MUSIC DAY: TOWARDS THE MODERN MYSTIC

Monday February 24, 2020 at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

“Music is Life, and, as such, is inextinguishable” Carl Nielsen, Danish composer (1865 – 1931). The Northern landscape has brought a resurgence in classical music inspired by Nature and a reverence for the Divine. For Sibelius, Schnittke, Rautavaara and Aho, Nature’s lure and inspiration are endless, re-connecting humanity to a lost spiritual heart. Open your heart to a vibrant and ever-expanding world of beauty. Tim Shuker (aka Steven Ingman-Greer) (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tim-shuker) £66 (inc. lunch and refreshments) See also courses…

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March 2020

TRY FOR A DAY: EARLY DANCE

Sunday March 1, 2020 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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