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July 2019

WRITING FICTION: POINT OF VIEW AND PARAGRAPHS

July 19th at 18:30 to July 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A residential Creative Writing course for both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures on choosing the best point of view, and the art of writing paragraphs. Writing exercises, individual tutorials and uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural location. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

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THE VICTORIAN SOCIAL SCENE IN ART AND JOURNALISM: HOLL, HERKOMER AND FILDES

July 19th at 18:30 to July 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Victorian journalism grasped the dramatic potential of wood block engraving, in illustrated periodicals. The graphic magazine established 1869, enabled these three artists to establish themselves, initially depicting the gritty reality of London life before developing their own, idiosyncratic subject matter. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) ,Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 A companion to Tim's CAILLEBOTTE AND TISSOT course: attend both, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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BOOKBINDING: THE BRADEL BINDING

July 19th at 18:30 to July 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bradel (AKA bonnet or bristol board binding) is an 18th century German Case binding resembling a case binding as it has a hollow back and visible joint, but is built up on the book. Many consider it stronger. A fun book to make using coloured cloth and marbled cover paper to make it just that little bit more special. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials at cost)

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IDENTIFYING FERNS (3 NIGHT)

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

Learn about ferns and their identification whilst enjoying some gentle walking on the level through woods - of which there are plenty of local examples here in the Northwest Lakes. Be guided to recognise the diversity and clues the flora offer to the nature of its setting. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

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

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: MUCH ADO

July 26th at 18:30 to July 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An odd couple tricked into falling in love as we know they should; probably the funniest part Shakespeare wrote for his company's comedian; a pantomime villain to hiss; songs, dances, disguises, back-chat, and enough suspense to tingle without depressing us. With a course and Saturday's outdoor professional performance (included) in Higham's glorious setting to bring out the magic. Hugh Parry (Wales - www.highamhall.com/hugh-parry) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

July 27th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We welcome back the Festival Players for this great comedy and hope for good weather! Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies with well-behaved owners welcome. Bring your own seats and dress for the Lakeland Summer weather! “The course of true love never did run smooth”, but the sparring antics of Shakespeare’s erstwhile lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, provide great hilarity for the other members of the household who plot to reunite them. Against this background, another romance is almost derailed by…

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JAZZ PLAYERS’ SUMMER SCHOOL with guests Alan Barnes and Martin Shaw

July 28th at 18:30 to August 4th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A serious, yet relaxed week for jazz players who are able to play and read music to rehearsal band standard. Play from Swing to Bebop in small groups under the superb guidance this year of two of England's best Jazz musicians: Alan Barnes and Martin Shaw All prospective players must please make contact with Course Leader David Black before enrolling to ascertain level, instrument(s) and suitability: 07951 903230 daveblackmusic@hotmail.com    Alan Barnes David Black (Course leader  www.highamhall.com/david-black)  Martin Shaw Residential: £585 Non-residential: £360

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CERAMIC SCULPTURE: GET A-HEAD!

July 28th at 18:30 to August 4th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Make face and head sculptures up to 30cm tall to be glazed and fired in a raku kiln at the end. Make a single larger piece using Cumbrian brick clay, fired later by us when dry. This is the real deal! Martin Copley (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/martin-copley) Residential: £621 Non-residential: £430

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August 2019

JAZZ CONCERT with special guest Alan Barnes

August 3rd at 20:00 to 23:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Our lively and diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz with special guests saxophonist Alan Barnes, trumpeter Martin Shaw with David Black and players from our residential jazz course. Tickets £7 (Bar available)

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