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February 2018

THE ICE AGE & ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

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

*NEW* Geological field trips with some rough, possibly muddy, footpaths and a little elevation close to the road with evening lectures. Focus on features indicating former Lakeland glaciers and landscape changes since the glaciers disappeared - particularly landslides and river systems - in the context of recent flood events. Suitable for all, appropriately attired, whether you’ve studied an 'ology or not. Explore remarkable terrain on our doorstep! NEW TUTOR: Dr. Peter Wilson (Ulster www.highamhall.com/peter-wilson) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. Minibus…

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SHAKESPEARE’S REBELLIOUS WOMEN: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW AND MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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

*NEW* Chase away the winter blues by exploring two of Shakespeare's most popular comedies through a mix of lectures, DVD clips and group discussion. We will concentrate particularly on the feisty heroines of these plays, looking also at how society tries to control their rebellious instincts and how their apparently more biddable 'sisters' challenge the system by other means. NEW TUTOR: Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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March 2018

EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY

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

*NEW* Poetry has a very long history embedded in human life, ranging from religious ritual to popular culture. Poets can be the first to capture experience (the great war) or reflect on the wider perceptions of human nature and society, from short sonnet to long epic. Explore the range and vitality of different periods, genres, and writers through short lectures and discussions. Texts provided. A treat for existing and future poetry lovers! NEW TUTOR: Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential:…

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DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

March 7th at 18:30 to March 9th 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: £228 Non-residential: £162

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AN INFORMAL (& FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

March 8th at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

You and any friends are invited to enjoy this hour-long concert given by diploma-standard players (i.e. above grade 8) who will be completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. It would be good to have a little audience for this informal event which will be of an exceptional standard, being held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs!

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FRENCH & BELGIAN FILM

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

For cinéphiles and/or language buffs of all abilities. A relaxed viewing of three stimulating films in French (with subtitles), enlightening discussions in both English and French. Le Hérisson (2009) auth: Muriel Barbery, dir: Mona Achach Les Rivières Pourpres (2000) auth: JC Grangé, dir: Mathieu Kassovitz Incendies (2010) auth: Weydi Mouawad, dir: Denis Villeneuve Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Sylvie says: "This Season 4 of French and Belgian movies is looking at 3 books which made…

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WAKEN THE VOICE

March 13th at 18:30 to March 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Now extended to three nights, a small, friendly and positive environment for novice singers with opportunities for expert 1:1 tuition. Develop the art of bel canto (beautiful singing) both solo and in chorus, with selective exercises for freeing and colouring the voice. Gain the confidence to happily sing with a voice unique only to you. Select a song you'd like for your 1:1. Limited spaces. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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MOSAIC WORKSHOP (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

March 13th at 18:30 to March 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Craft a mosaic plaque (e.g.House Name, Number or a suggested design) reflecting your own memories or interests suitable for outside. Plenty of time to be guided to create a personal & unique piece. Sue Stevens (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sue-stevens) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243 inc. all materials

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RECORDER CONSORT WEEKEND

March 16th at 18:30 to March 18th at 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An opportunity for recorder players to enjoy a weekend of mostly one-to-a-part consort playing, in anything from four to twelve parts, and to discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but we may extend into some 20th century music too. (Coincides with the Viol Weekend, so we are planning for some interplay!) Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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VIOL CONSORT WEEKEND

March 16th at 18:30 to March 18th at 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Now in its second year at Higham, this friendly course (for all standards except beginner) will focus on consorts by Thomas Lupo, Alphonso Ferrabosco and John Ward. For those who wish there can be some interaction with the recorder course running alongside. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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