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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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August 2017

JAZZ CONCERT with special guest ‘the great’ Alan Barnes

August 12th at 20:00 to 23:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A lively and diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz with special guest Alan Barnes, one of Europe's finest jazz players, and our Jazz Summer School. Tickets £7 Bar available Special Guest: Alan Barnes (www.highamhall.com/alan-barnes) Co-ordinator: David Black (www.highamhall.com/david-black)

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4th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL 2017

August 13th at 16:00 to August 19th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For competent singers, viol and recorder players, covering music c1450-c1650. Instruction in choral/solo singing, viol and recorder playing, lute, plus vocal technique and various consorts. Plenary music-making sessions, lectures and opportunities to try something new (instrument or voice). A marvellously rich musical cocktail! FURTHER INFORMATION In General. This Early Music Summer School is essentially a practical course, aimed in particular at proficient singers and players of viol, recorder and (of any playing standard) lute. It will include sessions in choral…

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TALK & TEA: JOHN SINGER SARGENT, LAURA KNIGHT & THEIR CONTEMPORARIES

August 27th at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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John Singer Sargent and Laura Knight took one view, Percy Wyndham Lewis and Henri Gaudier-Brzezka took another, in their depiction of figurative art in the early C20th. All had remarkable stylistic virtuosity in the emergence of the great diversity of British and European art. Their legacy remains to influence the present day. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) £16 including refreshments

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