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March 2019

FRIENDS OF HIGHAM AGM 2019

March 24th at 12:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Members of the Friends are invited to the Annual General Meeting and lunch. Please join us for the welcome reception from 12pm before the meeting at 12.45pm. The meeting closes at 2pm and members are welcome to stay for lunch at a cost of £10. After lunch there will be an informal discussion to share ideas, all rounded off with tea and cake. You can be a tremendous support to Higham by joining the Friends and donating just £10 per…

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May 2019

CUMBRIA’S PAST: MORE FROM THE FILM ARCHIVE

May 12th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Archivists Andrew and Jim rake the archives once again for rare footage bringing Cumbria's past to life. As ever, a uniquely privileged insight into our local history. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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June 2019

SHORT TALK: THE CARLISLE TO NEWCASTLE MILITARY ROAD

June 2nd at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A post-Jacobite cross country communication route, defence to Scottish invaders. Hear about the road's building, its characters and controversy over the destruction of part of Hadrian's Wall for its stone. John Mather (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/john-mather) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20.mATH

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SHORT TALK: NOT WHAT I EXPECTED IN NEW ZEALAND: AN ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHS AOTEAROA

June 23rd at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come and share in a mass of beautiful photos of North and South Island, taken last year on Pam's (unexpectedly extended) sojourn in the southern hemisphere, as well as info from the locals about the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes and the effect on their lives. Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20

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July 2019

A VERY SPECIAL WOODWIND RECITAL

July 10th at 20:15 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 12th 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: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

July 27th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We welcome back the Festival Players for this great comedy and hope for good weather! Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies with well-behaved owners welcome. Bring your own seats and dress for the Lakeland Summer weather! 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 2019

JAZZ CONCERT with special guest Alan Barnes

August 3rd at 20:00 to 23:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Our lively and diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz with special guests saxophonist Alan Barnes, trumpeter Martin Shaw with David Black and players from our residential jazz course. Tickets £7 (Bar available)

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1st ARTIST’S SUMMER SCHOOL

August 10th at 16:00 to August 16th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A week of workshops, lectures and demos for serious Art Students led by five of our Tutors for a rich mix of inspiration, techniques and styles. Every Student will share the Summer School Tutors so all can widen perspectives, deepen knowledge and enrich artistic capabilities. Bring your favourite Media and equipment, use our beautiful setting, and enhance your Painting and Drawing, sustained by wonderful food, like-minded folk and the whole of Higham turned over to ART! Starts 4pm on the Saturday,…

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YOU THE JURY

August 23rd at 18:30 to August 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* After listening to and discussing the evidence with fellow jurors, you will be able to pronounce your verdict on four separate, real-life murder cases, which occurred between 1900-1975, chosen for the insights they can give us on our judicial system and social history. Come equipped with pen, notebook and open mind... A late summer Bank Holiday treat - open to all! NEW TUTOR: Diane Janes (www.highamhall.com/diane-janes) SPECIAL PRICE (3 nights for the price of 2) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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