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May 2019

COME AND SING – PURELY FOR PLEASURE!

May 17th at 18:30 to May 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Singers of all levels of experience or inexperience are welcome to enjoy a varied repertoire of songs, folk-songs, shanties and others that have inspired people through the years. Splendid music to be shared for the sheer joy of it, even if you've not done so for a while! Do just the weekend (Friday-Sunday), if you need to. Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (Fri dinner to Mon lunch) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (Fri dinner to Sun lunch)

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GOLDWORK

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

Goldwork covers all aspects of embroidery using metal threads and materials. Introducing beginners to the basic techniques and encouraging the experienced to develop their designs, everyone can work at their own pace with individual expert guidance throughout. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY follows.

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STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY

May 22nd at 18:30 to May 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

New students may enjoy the thrill of making a first piece and more experienced can develop skills, progressing towards Advanced with Projects to choose from. All abilities, from basic stitches developing through to freeform. Jane Matthews (ex-York Minster broderer) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 GOLDWORK precedes.

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

May 24th at 18:30 to May 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Materials at cost

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – LATE SPRING

May 24th at 18:30 to May 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Spring is such an abundant season so join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some hidden horticultural gems of the Lake District. LIMITED NUMBERS. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Admissions and Field Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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THE ESSENTIALS OF AROMATHERAPY

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

*NEW* An educated introduction to the holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts (essential oils) to promote health and well-being. Includes a kit to use on the course so you can mix a blend for massage, a blend for the bath and a Gel to apply to the skin. Also will teach some simple massage techniques. No experience required. Mandy Beal (Warwickshire www.highamhall.com/mandy-beale) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. materials and certificate

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TEXTILE ART USING HOOKY AND PRODDY

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

Design and create an artistic hanging or rug from non-furnishing fabrics using this traditional technique on hessian backing. Bring scissors and your own scraps if you like. Equipment provided. Easy to get started, but can become a worthwhile obsession! Heather Ritchie (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/heather-ritchie) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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BIG BAND ARRANGING

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

For instrumentalists of a good standard, with some experience of writing for a classic big band line-up or medium-sized jazz combos and able to read music. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Mark's IMPROVISATION AND BASIC ARRANGING will follow in Oct.

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

May 28th at 18:30 to May 31st 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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KNOW YOUR TREES AND WOODLAND (3 NIGHT)

May 30th at 18:30 to June 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Some gentle level walking through woods to collect specimens and identify trees in leaf. Develop your relationship with trees and their ecosystem, guided by a respected, patient expert in one of the most stunning areas of our country. Paul Nichol (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)

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