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July 2018

VICTORIAN ART, REALISM AND IDEALISM IN TOWN AND COUNTRY

July 17th at 18:30 to July 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Depictions of idyllic country scenes and grimy urban life reveal a deep tension in Victorian society; this course will examine the complexity of this society through the paintings, engravings, photographs and cartoons. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to Tims's NORDIC ART course - attend both, get FREE Bed and Breakfast (only, not dinner, although you can book it if you wish to!) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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WRITING FICTION: ‘SHOWING AND TELLING’ AND ‘THE TITLE’

July 20th at 18:30 to July 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or novel. Lectures, exercises and 1:1 tutorials with writing time. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue an existing project, or attend all planned sessions for insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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NORDIC ROMANTIC ART: CARL LARSSON AND ANDERS ZORN

July 20th at 18:30 to July 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The two greatest Swedish artists of the Nordic Golden Age; Larsson's homely watercolours of country family life, pioneering a new domestic aesthetic; Zorn, internationally-recognised oil painter, both influenced by French plein-air realism, returning to paint their home region of Dalarna. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to Tims's VICTORIAN ART AND REALISM - attend both courses, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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August 2018

FILM AND HISTORY

August 28th at 18:30 to August 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Film, particularly fiction film, provides information which conventional historical documents do not. It shows what we think, how we speak, what our lives look like. Look at life (1900-1950) in Britain, America, Germany, Italy, France and Russia. Dr. Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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PHILOSOPHY: MEDIEVAL

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

During the first millennia Christianity became assimilated into Roman culture. The Greek idea of philosophy as rational examination independent of religious doctrine sat uncomfortably with the rise of Christianity. Questions about the nature of the universe and what constitutes a virtuous life were held to be answered in the scriptures and were no longer considered subjects for philosophical discussion. The philosophers in this course, including Augustine of Hippo, sought to integrate Greek philosophy into Christian religion. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper)…

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September 2018

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

September 5th at 18:30 to September 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Intermediate and Advanced (tout en français!) a superb opportunity to improve your French, your confidence and fluency in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a wide range of activities, play communication games, discuss, read and listen to authentic French resources (Press, Radio, TV, Film, Song) and, importantly, have fun. Bon voyage! Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SIBELIUS: STANDARD-BEARER OF FINNISH MUSIC

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

Great Composer who helped show both artistic and national independence through a genuine ethnic Finnish sound, drawing on many native traditions, in particular ancient epic poetry, from which he drew much orchestral and vocal inspiration. Explore Finnish music and how Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) gave it focus and lasting recognition. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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LITERALLY SPEAKING: HAMLET, MACBETH & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

September 9th at 18:30 to September 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The double mode - Tragedy and Comedy in Shakespeare: sinister forces with elements of danger unseen contrast with his take on the extraordinary effects of falling passionately in love. A new view, including new research, supplemented by musical responses - everything from original 17th century settings to Verdi, Britten and Thomas. For both Beginners and Connoisseurs! Dr. Richard Moore (Berwickshire www.highamhall.com/richard-moore) This will be Richard's final Higham course, as he is retiring after this from his Higham commitments. We thank…

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YOGA AND WALKING – LATE SUMMER

September 10th at 18:30 to September 14th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A perfect mix! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst peaceful fells. Feel more supple & relaxed. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £261 inc. Field Trips

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FRENCH AND BELGIAN FILM

September 14th at 18:30 to September 16th 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). Préjudice (2016) - drama: sibling rivalry and parenting with dark twists. Tomboy (2011) - drama: a 10 year old girl's identity. "An Absolute Delight" (BBC) Cloclo (2012) - biopic: the extraordinary life of French pop icon Claude François.. Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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