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April 2018

CONCERT AND TEA: HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

April 29th at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A delightful afternoon of live Harp and Flute music presented in the intimate setting of our atmospheric oak-floored Lecture Room. Led by: Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute), who are leading a weekend with harp and flute players. £20 ending with Tea and a Slice Rachel Holt Anna Christensen

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May 2018

ANOTHER JOURNEY INTO CUMBRIA’S PAST … WITH TEA

May 13th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Another fresh set of rare cine films bringing Cumbria's fascinating past to life. Much material has never been seen before. Complemented by atmospheric old photographs, enjoy a unique experience and soak up the nostalgia of the county over the decades. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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June 2018

DINNER AND DEMO: MAKING HANDMADE PAPER WITH WOOL, SILK, AND OTHER FANTASTIC FIBRES

June 22nd at 18:30 to 22:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

After a hard day's work.... A history of Papermaking and how modern papermakers work with a variety of different plant- and animal-derived fibres to create beautiful and useful handmade Paper. Full Higham Dinner with the Demo following the Lecture. Jonathan Korejko (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/jonathan-korejko) Supporting WOOLFEST 2018 (3 miles away). £30 including 4 course dinner (choice of vegetarian or meat to be made on booking) Precedes two DAY COURSES with Jonathan: PAPERMAKING WITH TEXTILES and PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS AND RECYCLED MATERIALS

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July 2018

A VERY SPECIAL WOODWIND CONCERT

July 11th at 20:00 to 21:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

International soloists Flautist Philippa Davies (soloist, member of the London Winds), bassoonist Laurence Perkins (soloist and Hyperion recording artist) and pianist Jan Willem Nelleke (international concert pianist) join forces for an hour of memorable musical performances, held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. (One hour, no interval). ADMISSION £10 Proceeds to Stroke Association with Bar available beforehand and afterwards.  

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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT – IN TWO HALVES

July 13th at 11:15 to 15:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to share two 45 minute concerts at 11:15 and 2:30, spanning lunchtime given by diploma-standard players, completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs! You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our grounds in-between, with donations welcome for tea and a slice afterwards. Limited Lunch spaces might…

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: THE WINTER’S TALE

July 28th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We welcome back the Festival Players for an intriguing mix of drama and comedy. Leontes, King of Sicilia, sparked by jealousy over his Queen, sets in motion a train of events which affect two kingdoms and two generations.Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies with well-behaved owners welcome. The Festival Players www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk Tickets adults £13.50, school children £10 Included in our APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE Weekend.

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August 2018

JAZZ CONCERT with special guest Alan Barnes

August 4th at 20:00 to 23:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Our annual diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz led by David Black with special guest the Great Alan Barnes and players from our residential jazz summer school. Tickets £7 Bar available, prior booking essential.

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5th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 5th at 16:00 to August 11th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A very warm welcome to our 5th Early Music Summer School is offered to competent singers and players of viol, recorder and lute. This very friendly course, which covers music c1450-c1650, offers ‘first study’ instruction in choral/solo singing, viol, lute, and recorder playing, plus small group repertoire sessions; many optional activities (including dance, vocal consorts, ‘try an instrument’, mixed string-and-wind consorts, vocal workshops, musical facsimile and many more); and various plenary sessions. A marvellously rich musical cocktail amid a glorious…

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