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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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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

Thursday March 12, 2020 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

Tuesday March 17, 2020 at 11:30 to 13:30
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)

Sunday March 22, 2020 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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