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November 2018

MUSIC APPRECIATION: THE HEART OF TCHAIKOVSKY

November 4th at 18:30 to November 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet, Francesca da Rimini, Hamlet and Manfred were inspired by literature. 1812, March Slav and Capriccio Italien were popular occasional pieces. Winter Daydreams and Pathétique Symphonies and excerpts from his great ballet scores complete the picture. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS THROUGH PERSONAL REFLECTION AND EXPRESSION: WHO AM I, REALLY?

November 6th at 18:30 to November 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, this course will support you to gain a deeper level of self-understanding. Time will be offered for group discussion, 1-1 reflection and individual silence. Beginners welcome, together with those familiar with reflective practice. Please complete a very short questionnaire after booking, so Tutor may contact you if needed: Complete the Questionnaire online below, or: Click here to download a copy of the Questionnaire to print & send. NEW TUTOR: Ruth Bridges (Cumbria…

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BRITISH ART 1900-1950

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

We will review how British artists were able to embrace the avant-garde sweeping through Europe during the first-half of the 20th Century. Fully illustrated throughout, it's a story of great achievement and one filled with surprises. Handouts will be provided, no prior-knowledge assumed. Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Precedes Wayne's BENJAMIN BRITTEN course - attend both, save £25.

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CALLIGRAPHY: UNCIALS SCRIPT (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

November 9th at 18:30 to November 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An introduction to using Uncials, a majuscule script (written entirely in capitals) commonly used from the 4th to 8th Century by Latin and Greek scribes which also works very well with modern texts. For absolute beginners, but more advanced techniques will be taught for more experienced calligraphers. All materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. materials

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A GRAND TOUR OF BRITTEN (BENJAMIN, THAT IS)

November 9th at 18:30 to November 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We will explore the life, friendships and music of Britain's greatest 20th Century composer, listen to some sumptuously beautiful music, assess his creative innovation and see how his reputation has fared since his early death at 64. Illustrated throughout. No prior knowledge assumed. Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Preceded by Wayne's course BRITISH ART - attend both, save £25.

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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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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

November 23rd at 18:30 to November 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* 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. NEW TUTOR: Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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December 2018

WRITING FICTION: ‘DEVELOPING CHARACTER’ AND ‘NAMES’

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 6th 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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MUSIC APPRECIATION: ASPECTS OF LATE ROMANTICISM

December 11th at 18:30 to December 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wagner's legacy influenced a generation of composers who wanted to go further: Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy, Mahler's 10th, Richard Strauss' Alpine, Schoenberg's Transfigured Night and his Gurrelieder show different responses to this quest. Schmidt and Korngold developed a less fevered approach. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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CHRISTMAS DINNER AND SLEEPOVER

December 16th at 18:00 to December 17th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come alone or together for a House Party atmosphere, be well-fed, stay over, finish with a hearty breakfast. Higham Christmas Dinner at Higham Hall hosted by George, Carmel, Tina and Alan with Poppy and Monty. Evening of gentle, optional amusement: festive music, video and words in genial company. Alan's Big Quiz in the Bar was a highlight last year! Sunday 16 December at 6pm Melon Fan with Fruit Coulis (v) or Soup of the Day (v) or Prawn, Salmon &…

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