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August 2017

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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October 2017

TALK & TEA: BATTLE OF LITTLE BIG HORN & ITS PLACE IN THE SIOUX WAR OF 1876

October 22nd at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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An iconic battle on American soil that disproved military theories of the day. Hear about the campaign timelines of the wider Sioux War and the key engagement between the US 7th Cavalry and combined Northern Plains tribes in Montana Territory in June 1876. NEW TUTOR: Tom McMullen (Colonel W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tom-mcmullen) £16 including refreshments

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November 2017

A JOURNEY INTO CUMBRIA’S PAST … WITH TEA

November 5th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Rare cine films bring Cumbria's fascinating past to life once again. Much of the material has never been seen before. Complemented by atmospheric old photographs, enjoy a unique experience where you can soak up the nostalgia of the county over the decades. All presented in a lively, entertaining but immensely informative way by television producer Andrew Leitch and editor Jim Bownass. NEW TUTORS: Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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RETREAT: GATHERING IN GRACE, GRATITUDE, LAUGHTER & ENLIGHTENMENT*

November 26th at 18:30 to November 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A wonderful (non-religious) Retreat, supported by gentle music, if you feel drawn towards meditation, opening to your true self and that "Your truth is an experience, not a belief". (*Philip uses the acronym GiGGLE for this course,and asks you to view his short 4 min video before registering.) NEW TUTOR: Philip Wade (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/philip-wade) Supported by Harp & Flute Music by Omnisphere: Tara Annette & Ken Cook Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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CHRISTMAS CREATIONS (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

November 29th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come, join our annual chance to create high quality Christmas decorations, some with floral elements, in good time for the season. This year's arrangements to include a cone tree, a lit village container, a table centre piece and a frosty winter basket. Bring scissors or secateurs, come along and enjoy! Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £258 Non-residential: £192 (Materials Included)

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December 2017

HIGHAM CHRISTMAS DINNER & SLEEPOVER

December 17th at 18:00 to December 18th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Come alone or together for a House Party atmosphere, be well-fed and stay over, finishing with a hearty breakfast. Enjoy a superb Higham Christmas Dinner at Higham Hall. One night only. Bar will be open. Sunday 17 December 2017 at 6pm, Melon Fan with Fruit Coulis (v) or Soup of the Day (v) or Prawn, Salmon & Smoked Mackerel Seafood Platter Roast Turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Cranberry Sauce or Roast Lamb with Redcurrant & Port…

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CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT HIGHAM

December 18th at 13:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come alone or with others. Enjoy a superb Higham 4 course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall Lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. For two days only: Monday 18th December & Tuesday 19th December 2017 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 &…

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CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT HIGHAM

December 19th at 13:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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On this day (Tuesday 19th) , anyone coming on their own is welcome to join 'Mr & Mrs Principal' on their table for intelligent banter and high quality cracker jokes! Inform us on booking if you dare take up this offer. Come alone or with others. Enjoy a superb Higham 4 course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall Lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. For two days only: Monday 18th December & Tuesday 19th December 2017 at 1pm…

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SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING HOGMANAY

Friday December 29, 2017 at 18:30 to Monday January 1, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Bring in New Year with fellow Scottish Country Dancers. For regular dancers with at least 3 years’ SCD experience, good working knowledge of traditional steps and formations to improve technique. Morning classes (optional afternoon sessions), evening social dances culminating in a Hogmanay Dinner and Ball. Mervyn Short & Maureen Haynes with musician George Meikle Residential: £303 Non-residential: £212

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March 2018

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

Sunday March 18, 2018 at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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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