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February 2017

DEMO & TEA: SKETCHING WITH AN IPAD

February 26th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Pam will be using a software App called 'Procreate', but will briefly look at other apps such as 'Adobe Sketches', 'Sketches II' & 'Paper 53'. Pam will demonstrate how digital devices add exciting new options to an artist's tools for making images and can be used to create artwork that is both expressive and representational. Pam Grant (Artist Tutor www.pamgrant.com) £16 including refreshments

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March 2017

ADVANCED WIND CHAMBER MUSIC DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

March 12th at 18:30 to March 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Françaix: Sept Danses après 'Les Malheurs de Sophie' for 10 winds Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik (quintet) Damase: 17 Variations (quintet) A course for 10 players of diploma standard (i.e. above grade 8), working in detail on three great wind chamber masterpieces - one dectet and two quintets. Each player will have a place in the dectet and one of the quintets - the Francaix will be conducted and the quintets will be tutored 50/50. There will be an informal concert performance…

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RUSSIAN BALLET FILM SHOWING

March 22nd at 14:00 to 17:00

A DVD presented by Liz Robinson to compliment her 5th Feb TALK & TEA: RUSSIAN BALLET IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY II.

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TEA CONCERT: SOLDIER, PUNKE, WHOOP, THUMP & A CANARY

March 26th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Once upon a time, the viol was a stalwart of performed music. Experience an authentic sound and spectacle in an entertaining afternoon. Find out what the odd words in the title mean, delight your eardrums and enjoy some Higham cake! Elizabeth Dodd (Solo Viol) £18 inc. refreshments

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April 2017

FRIENDS OF HIGHAM AGM 2017

April 2nd at 12:30 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Members of the Friends (www.friendsofhigham.org) Annual General Meeting and lunch. There will be a welcome reception before the meeting starts at 1pm. We will break for lunch half way through the meeting, and end the day with tea. This event is made possible by kind donations from FoH. The Friends of Higham Not a member? Join the Friends of Higham for £10pa.

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TALK & TEA: FIGURATIVE ARTISTS: CONTRASTING STYLES OF EARLY C20TH ART

April 30th at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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The C20th saw the emergence of a great many stylistic variants in figurative painting and sculpture. This was an evolving story allowing individual artists to take possession of highly personal ways of representing the human story, finally liberated from the expectation that figurative art should always be a naturalistic representation. Many questions to discuss! Dr Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) £16 including refreshments

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June 2017

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

June 23rd at 18:30 to 22:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Special event for the evening between the days of WOOLFEST 2017, from which we are about 3 miles away. Limited spaces.Jonathan will relate the history of papermaking and the use of rags to reveal how papermakers over the years have been clever, inventive and resourceful. He will elaborate and show you how modern papermakers work with a variety of different plant- and animal-derived fibres to create handmade paper both useful and beautiful. Jonathan Korejko (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/jonathan-korejko) £30 including 4…

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July 2017

TALK & TEA: THE RIDDLE OF GRAND DUCHESS ANASTASIA

July 16th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Not quite 17 in 1918, rumours persist that the youngest daughter of Nicholas II survived her family's massacre. The answer to this riddle is partially dealt with after 30 years of research in Steven's historical novel Lost Eagle, but there is more... Steven Ingman-Greer (Somerset www.highamhall.com/steven-greer) £16 including refreshments Follows Steven's 2 courses. See them for a special offer.

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

July 28th at 18:30 to July 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Sir John Falstaff and his unsavoury sidekicks muscle in on an Elizabethan small town. Will the locals be easy meat for the larger-than-life conman? Will his charm melt the ladies? Shakespeare's only play to concentrate exclusively on ordinary people (plus one who is quite extraordinary) in his own social world. Lots of frothy fun, but there is vice to overcome and folly to amend. Includes a ticket to our outdoor performance by the Festival Players on Saturday (bring a chair)…

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

July 29th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Bring a chair, enjoy Shakespeare comedy in the open air (whatever the summer weather). As good luck would have it, the misadventures of Falstaff - a character who the Bard used no less than 3 times and whose persona has graced many other works since, will divert and delight you. Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies welcome - hey woofie, woofie! The Festival Players www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk Tickets adults £13.50, school children £10 Included in our APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE Weekend with Hugh Parry…

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