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April 2020

DISCOVER THE ELIZABETHANS

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

18:30 Thu 23 Apr - 13:30 Sun 26 Apr 2020 Themed talks and 2 half-day gentle trips out. Explore topics such as the Cult of Gloriana, Sea Dogs and the Armada, Elizabethan Theatre, Renaissance Figures, Elizabethan Music; dramatist/spy Kit Marlowe and the Essex Rebellion. Visits to see some clues. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £375 Non-residential: £274 (inc. Trips, Lunches; excludes coffee stops)

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THE UNKOWN SIBELIUS

April 24th at 18:30 to April 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 24 Apr - 13:30 Sun 26 Apr 2020 Join Tim on a deeper appreciation of this increasingly-revered Finnish composer who died in 1957, but whose late romanticism is still relevant today. Tim Shuker (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tim-shuker) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: LONGER WALKS

April 26th at 18:30 to April 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 26 Apr - 13:30 Wed 29 Apr 2020 A journey through time visiting less well known heritage sites on the Cumbrian Solway coastal plains. See ancient places of worship, once thriving seaports, forgotten estuary crossings. Explore the sweeping Solway coastline and abundant wildlife habitats. Hear Solway stories. A mix of indoor and outdoor venues with some off-road walks so dress for weather and walking. (Short Walks version is in Oct) Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £365 Non-residential:…

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May 2020

LOST CUMBRIA ON FILM

May 3rd at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

14:00 - 17:00 Sun 3 May 2020 Travel back in time for a nostalgic trip into the past all over the county with the Cumbria Film Archive. A unique afternoon of entertainment enjoying genuinely rare and unique footage - always fascinating and always something new. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jimbownass) £12 each including refreshments

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THE LIFE AND WORK OF J. M. W. TURNER: MR TURNER EXPLAINED

May 18th at 18:30 to May 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 18 May - 13:30 Wed 20 May 2020 Learn about the wonderful sketches and paintings of this exciting artist in the context of his life and times. Discover the paintings and stories featured in the recent film Mr Turner and consider whether the film was a fair reflection of the Turner we know about. Note: This is an ART APPRECIATION course and not a practical ART course. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £238 Non-residential:…

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THE GIFT OF MENOPAUSE AND MID-LIFE

May 22nd at 18:30 to May 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 22 May - 13:30 Sun 24 May 2020 *NEW* An experiential weekend to facilitate understanding of female mid-life. Lina will challenge existing patriarchal limiting myths that can hold you back, offering her empowerment paradigm affirming wisdom and creativity. A professional, sensitive approach to enable you to consider this life stage in positive ways - through body, mind and spirit. NEW TUTOR: Lina Mookerjee (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lina-mookerjee) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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June 2020

BUTTERFLIES, MOTHS AND THE COUNTRYSIDE OF NORTH WEST CUMBRIA

June 1st at 18:30 to June 4th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 16:00 Thu 4 Jun 2020 For lovers of natural history and the countryside we will walk contrasting Cumbrian sites where conservation management has helped the habitats of rare butterflies inc. Marsh Fritillary, Mountain Ringlet, Small Blue and The Forester. Presentations and discussion will consider wider conservation issues. Chris Winnick with Claire Winnick (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-winnick) Residential: £350 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip; ends 4pm on the last day)

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

June 1st at 18:30 to June 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 13:30 Wed 3 Jun 2020 For Intermediate and Advanced French speakers to develop confidence and fluency in a friendly, structured but fun atmosphere. Activities: communication games, discussion, reading and listening to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films and songs. Formidable! Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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LAW AND ORDER IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND

June 7th at 18:30 to June 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 7 Jun - 13:30 Tue 9 Jun 2020 A legal system had to be accessed, guilt determined and penalties given. Law was made by royal pronouncement and by the written word and new laws had to be transmitted. We shall explore examples of how justice was viewed and applied. The book needed for this course (Laws of the Earliest English Kings) is included to take home. Philip Holdsworth (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/philip-holdsworth) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £184 (inc. book required…

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LAKELAND BIRDS

June 7th at 18:30 to June 12th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 7 Jun - 9:00 Fri 12 Jun 2020 The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in- and out-doors, explore habitats from upland fells to rivers, lakes and coast. Comfortable pace, ideal for learning to recognise birds by both sight and sound. Reasonable walking required (Level 2). Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £358 (inc. Field Trips - fair amount of walking)

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