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November 2019

FROM THE FURY OF NORSEMEN: THE VIKING WORLD 793 – 1066

November 25th at 18:30 to November 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

In the spring of 793AD, three long, sleek craft appeared off the unsuspecting coast of Lindisfarne. As the locals were about to discover, these were the Vikings, opening their age with a ferocity that would seem to characterize the next two centuries. The Norsemen had arrived! John Sadler (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/john-sadler) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

November 29th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice of the use of telescopes and their use in observing and imaging the heavens. When possible, we will also observe the Sun and stars. Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £2ia33 Non-residential: £166

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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE A

November 29th at 18:30 to December 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice – postures, breathing techniques, relaxation – will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required. Gill Hunter (Yoga) and Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 An identical repeat follows (NEW this year) gives preference to newcomers.

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December 2019

YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE B

December 2nd at 18:30 to December 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice – postures, breathing techniques, relaxation – will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required. Gill Hunter (Yoga) and Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 An identical repeat follows (NEW this year) gives preference to newcomers. Gill leads YOGA and WALKING several times a year; Anne-Lise will have…

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January 2020

PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY PAINTING THE FUTURE

Friday January 31, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 2, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will provide a possible guide to each subject with illustrated talks and artistic guidance, the idea is to offer an enriching foundation to help the flow of your creative juices. There are two successive courses, each with a different flavour: Looking at ways in which various artistic traditions have engaged imaginatively with a sense of the human future, how do we as artists employ painting to respond to our view of…

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February 2020

PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY CLIMATE CHANGE AND SPIRITUALITY

Sunday February 2, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday February 6, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will provide a possible guide to each subject with illustrated talks and artistic guidance, the idea is to offer an enriching foundation to help the flow of your creative juices. There are two successive courses, each with a different flavour: In an era of climate change, how is it possible to represent in painting our own understanding of the radically changing future of the world and the potential threats to the…

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SHAKESPEARE AS POET

Friday February 7, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 9, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Shakespeare’s career began on stage but, when the plague closed theatres in 1592, he turned to the more lucrative and prestigious ʻpure’ poetry with Venus and Adonis. A weekend of exploration whose central focus will be those most revealing, yet mysterious products of Shakespeare’s genius, the sonnets. David Lindley (www.highamhall.com/david-lindley) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Clare Smout’s MACBETH AND CAESAR is on 21 February.

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NEW YEAR YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

Friday February 14, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 16, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore the Yoga tradition, balancing seasonal effects through diet, daily routine and yoga practice. Essentially practical, using posture, breathing, meditative techniques and just a tiny bit of theory. All levels. Amanda Oakes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/amanda-oakes) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166a

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CARLISLE: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF A BORDER CITY

Sunday February 16, 2020 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 19, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Carlisle offers a rich and varied legacy reflecting Celts, Romans, Border Reivers and invaders – evident in a wide variety of its historic building styles and collections. Enjoy fascinating and revealing guided walks and lectures with Bruce to indoor sites. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips and lunches out)

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BRITISH PRIME MINISTERS SINCE 1945

Wednesday February 19, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday February 21, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Post-war British Prime Ministers – some made a mark more than others. Consider how they came to power, how they operated in office, their departures and their individual legacies. Michael Dimambro (Co, Durham www.highamhall.com/michael-dimambro) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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