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October 2018

AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

October 21st at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to enjoy this hour-long concert given by diploma-standard players (i.e. above grade 8) who will be completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. It is good to have a little audience for such informal events which will be of an exceptional standard, in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. This is always an OUTSTANDING concert, and a best kept secret of ours ... we challenge you to find a better quality of playing! ADMISSION FREE, but…

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, DAY)

October 27th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Day workshop for Students of any medium (except Oils), keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop form and colour, boost your own artistic strengths and challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments First of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10 We offer both DAY and 3-NIGHT versions of PAINTING WITH CERI and also an OILS residential.

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, DAY)

October 28th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Day workshop for Students of any medium (except Oils), keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop form and colour, boost your own artistic strengths and challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. (See also 27 Oct) Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments Second of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10 We offer both DAY and 3-NIGHT versions of PAINTING WITH CERI and also an…

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November 2018

TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

November 1st 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) £74 including materials, lunch & refreshments

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HOW TO IMPROVE TONAL CONTRAST IN WATERCOLOURS DAY

November 2nd at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A day to focus on how to get your tones right in watercolours under the beneficial tutelage of a hugely-experienced art tutor. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) £64 including lunch & refreshments Jane's WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS weekend follows.

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CUMBRIA’S PAST: AT WAR – THE HOME FRONT…WITH TEA

November 4th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This time, the ever-popular Andrew and Jim are raking the archives to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Rare cine films bring Cumbria's fascinating past to life once again. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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SCHOLARSHIP SHOWCASE AND EXHIBITION LAUNCH

November 11th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The winner of the first Friends of Higham Scholarship, Kay Leech, will present her final project, launching her exhibition of around 10 pieces of her subsequent work. Kay's scholarship funded her on several courses and challenged her to reflect elements of her learning. Kay Leech & Friends of Higham (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/kay-leech) Places are FREE but must be reserved. Refreshments (honesty box). Supported by the Friends of Higham. Kay's Exhibition runs from 11 - 30 Nov and she will be…

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SHORT TALK: SIR THOMAS BOUCH (1822-1880) CUMBRIA’S FORGOTTEN ENGINEERING GENIUS

November 18th at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A shorter talk for the winter days. It is time to restore the reputation and career of Cumbrian born Sir Thomas Bouch, a once celebrated Victorian railway engineer. Vilified for his part in the Tay Railway Bridge disaster of 1878, his many works include the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith railway. NEW TUTOR John Mather (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/john-mather) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20.  

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YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR AUTUMN

November 25th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An afternoon of Yoga that helps balance the energies of the Season. A slow, steady approach to Yoga asana which is grounding, releasing and nurturing: breathing, relaxation and mindfulness meditation practices to calm, focus & soothe the mind. For all levels who can practice unaided; standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for Pre-course Information Sheet (available on-line) to find out what to bring. Linda Allam (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/linda-allam) £18 including refreshments

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December 2018

LUNCH AT HIGHAM

December 17th at 13:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come alone or with others Superb Higham 4 course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall Lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. One day only: Monday 17th December at 1pm Melon Cocktail with Cassis Sorbet (v) or Vegetable Soup & Crusty Roll (v) Roast Turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce or Seasonal Nut Roast (v) All served with Seasonal Vegetables Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce or Red Berry Cheesecake & Cream Freshly ground Coffee & Mince Pies £22…

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