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July 2018

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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August 2018

JAZZ CONCERT with special guest Alan Barnes

August 4th at 20:00 to 23:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Our annual diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz led by David Black with special guest the Great Alan Barnes and players from our residential jazz summer school. Tickets £7 Bar available, prior booking essential.

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5th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 5th at 16:00 to August 11th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A very warm welcome to our 5th Early Music Summer School is offered to competent singers and players of viol, recorder and lute. This very friendly course, which covers music c1450-c1650, offers ‘first study’ instruction in choral/solo singing, viol, lute, and recorder playing, plus small group repertoire sessions; many optional activities (including dance, vocal consorts, ‘try an instrument’, mixed string-and-wind consorts, vocal workshops, musical facsimile and many more); and various plenary sessions. A marvellously rich musical cocktail amid a glorious…

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October 2018

AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

October 21st at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All 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 is good to have a little audience for such informal events which will be of an exceptional standard, in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. This is always an OUTSTANDING concert, and a best kept secret of ours ... we challenge you to find a better quality of playing! ADMISSION FREE, but…

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November 2018

CUMBRIA’S PAST: AT WAR – THE HOME FRONT…WITH TEA

November 4th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This time, the ever-popular Andrew and Jim are raking the archives to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Rare cine films bring Cumbria's fascinating past to life once again. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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KAY LEECH’S ‘CONNECTIONS’

November 11th at 13:00 to November 30th at 19:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Free exhibition by our first Friends of Higham Scholarship Student, who has incorporated aspects of several courses in a ranges of textile pieces linking geology, art and craft: a 6 ft quilted hanging based on the Geologic Timescale to a small 3D piece based upon a crystal geode and incorporating freeform crochet buttons. Exhibition runs from 11 - 30 Nov and Kay will be 'in residence' on Sat 17, Tue 20 and Thu 29 Nov (10am-5pm each day) FREE -…

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SCHOLARSHIP SHOWCASE AND EXHIBITION LAUNCH

November 11th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The winner of the first Friends of Higham Scholarship, Kay Leech, will present her final project, launching her exhibition of around 10 pieces of her subsequent work. Kay's scholarship funded her on several courses and challenged her to reflect elements of her learning. Kay Leech & Friends of Higham (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/kay-leech) Places are FREE but must be reserved. Refreshments (honesty box). Supported by the Friends of Higham. Kay's Exhibition runs from 11 - 30 Nov and she will be…

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SHORT TALK: SIR THOMAS BOUCH (1822-1880) CUMBRIA’S FORGOTTEN ENGINEERING GENIUS

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

*NEW* A shorter talk for the winter days. It is time to restore the reputation and career of Cumbrian born Sir Thomas Bouch, a once celebrated Victorian railway engineer. Vilified for his part in the Tay Railway Bridge disaster of 1878, his many works include the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith railway. NEW TUTOR John Mather (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/john-mather) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20.  

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