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March 2019

FILM STUDIES: HORROR – FRANKENSTEIN 1920-1950

Friday March 1, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 3, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* From the silent era through the first talkies, Mary Shelley's creation has enthralled cinema goers for decades. Explore how the genre was established visually and took movie goers on a journey of emotion. Includes: Frankenstein's Film Ancestors: clips from the silent era, Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1936) and Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein (1948). NEW TUTOR: Stephen Longstaffe (Lancaster www.highamhall.com/stephen-longstaffe) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday March 8, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Break free and get to grips with using simple lines to depict figures, faces and simple scenes. Fun for absolute non-artists and useful for artists alike, what's more, your approach to life could change forever! Colin Shelbourn (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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FRENCH AND BELGIAN FILM

Friday March 8, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 10, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For all cinéphiles and/or language buffs. Three films in French (English subtitles) stimulating discussion in English (and French, if appropriate). Au revoir là-haut (2018 César for best for direction and adaptation) - Albert Duponte Ma Loute/Slack Bay (2017) - Bruno Dumond Redoutable (2018) - Michel Hazanavicius Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164  

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SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: HISTORY AND BEAUTY

Sunday March 10, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* 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 short off-road walks so dress for weather and walking. NEW TUTOR: Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 inc. Field Trips and any lunches out

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MAPPING YOUR LIFESTORY

Friday March 15, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 17, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A fun, visual way of recording what you have done and where you have been. Create 'maps' as you reflect on your life, spot key locations and connections, reviving forgotten memories. Feel the benefit as you gently take stock of life's richness with both ups and downs. Be prepared to doodle - no skill needed at all - just you! Dr. Jo Stanley (Pennines www.highamhall.com/jo-stanley) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. all materials

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EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY: PEOPLE AND PLACES

Friday March 22, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 24, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The pastoral can be dismissed as a rather trivial genre: nymphs, shepherds, nothing serious. It is, in fact, a tradition as old as poetry itself, still alive, touching on vital and often conflicting areas of experience - love and war, city and country, paradises lost and regained, gardens and wilderness. Enjoy a wide range of poetry across ages. Texts provided for a wonderful, illuminating journey for all lovers of poetry. Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SACRED SPACES – FROM PREHISTORY TO THE MEDIEVAL IN CUMBRIA

Sunday March 24, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday March 27, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A closer look at some of the sacred places around the Lake District, from over 5000 years ago through to the Norman settlement. Visit some unique places, some away from the normal tourist paths - consider those who built these monuments and churches, their motivation and explore how continuity of use features so strongly in our story of human settlement. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 inc. Field Trips and all lunches out.

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STALIN AND THE SOVIET UNION

Monday March 25, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday March 27, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore the life and times of Stalin and his impact upon the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. We will consider his rise to power in the 1920s, industrialisation and terror in the 1930s, the Second World War, Soviet expansion after 1945 and the Cold War. In the arts we will explore the development of Socialist Realism. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY follows - attend both, save £25.

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WRITING FICTION: ‘THE LITTLE BOX OF LANGUAGE TRICKS’ AND ‘TIME’

Tuesday March 26, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday March 29, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials with uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue work on an existing project, or attend all planned sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY

Wednesday March 27, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday March 29, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Adolf Hitler strides across the history of the 20th Century like a colossus. He changed the lives of most Europeans during his years in power and we continue to live with the positive and negative implications of his defeat in 1945. This is an introduction to his life and the movement he founded. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 STALIN AND THE SOVIET UNION precedes - attend both, save £25.

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