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March 2018

AN INFORMAL (& FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

March 8th at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

You and any friends 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 would be good to have a little audience for this informal event which will be of an exceptional standard, being held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs!

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TALK & TEA: WHAT IS THE POINT OF RELIGION IN A SECULAR AGE?

March 18th at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Commonly regarded as outdated, how can Religion be intellectually justified when many scientists deny its cognitive claims and refute the reality of spirituality? Yet our age is not settling down to a comfortable unbelief, and secularisation may open up new possibilities for faith and different futures for Religion. NEW TUTOR: Trevor Pitt (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/trevor-pitt) £16 including refreshments

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PENINSULAR WAR WEEKEND – WATERLOO: THE OLD WORLD AND THE NEW

March 23rd at 18:30 to March 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

With the battle bicentenaries behind us we turn to the bigger picture, and place the Peninsular War in its global context. We look at the North American conflicts of 1812, the Haitian revolt against Napoleon, and the demise of the Spanish Empire in South America. We study the development of army medical services post-Waterloo, and the career of a famous Wolf. Speakers: Paul Brunyee, Mick Crumplin, John Morewood & John Sadler Organised by the Waterloo Association www.highamhall.com/waterloo-association Residential: £236 Non-residential:…

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FRIENDS OF HIGHAM AGM 2018

March 25th at 12:30 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Members of the Friends are welcome to join us for the Annual General Meeting and lunch. There will be a welcome reception before the meeting at 1pm, a break for lunch half way through, and tea at the end. If you are traveling a distance, or even if you are not, why not stay over afterwards? (We've factored in space this year for some people to do this, after requests to do so last year - a see below). This…

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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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