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January 2019

PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE: THE STAGE AND THE MEANING OF LIFE 2

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

A second helping of Lectures and debates on a selection of plays and playwrights chosen for their incendiary philosophical ideas. Consider plays in context, delve into thought provoking passages, question accepted ideas in society. Includes: The Tempest (Shakespeare), Krapp's Last Tape (Samuel Beckett) and Top Girls (Caryl Churchill). You don't need to have been to the first part (which was a while ago) to enjoy this second helping! Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ENAMELLING WEEKEND

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

Work on copper, silver or steel, make enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Skills include: enamel application, kiln use, control and safety, foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners welcome. Materials from tutor (£5-£20 dependent upon project). Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 ENAMELLING WEEK follows.

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ENAMELLING WEEK

January 20th at 18:30 to January 25th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Four full days for time-consuming techniques (etching, advanced cloisonné, plique a jour). Work on copper, silver, or pre-prepared steel, making enamel jewellery, small panels, bowls or beads. Some experimental techniques may be tried such as raku firing, torch firing, silver art clay on enamel. Beginners or more experienced. Materials from Tutor (£5-£30 dependent upon project) Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £470 Non-residential: £309 A WEEKEND precedes.

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SINGING FOR THE TONE DEAF (INC. BURNS NIGHT)

January 24th at 18:30 to January 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

If you were ever told NOT to sing when at school, or have just been put off through fear, this is for you! First timer or seasoned warbler, we'll enjoy plenty of songs together, and help you to sing (even) better! Coinciding with Burns Night (25th), enjoy a timely theme to some of our music and food - Tartan optional! Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential: £284 Non-residential: £226

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ARTISTS’ STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – WEEKEND)

January 25th at 18:30 to January 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For experienced artists to take advantage of our Studio (at a bargain price!) developing your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! No tutor, but a chance to share ideas and mutual support, and maybe enjoy the stunning surroundings a little. Any media except Oils. SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £199 Non-residential: £125

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

January 25th at 18:30 to January 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Want to learn, or return to, the beautiful craft of Bobbin lacemaking? Have a lace pattern and need project advice? This is for you. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Basic materials from tutor c£5 -£10)

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

January 30th at 18:30 to February 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments. No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. all materials Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows.

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February 2019

WRITING FICTION: ‘CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORDS’ AND ‘EPIPHANY’

February 1st at 18:30 to February 4th 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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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

February 1st at 18:30 to February 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

More advanced illumination: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Practical tips on mastering technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Those who are already able to make and lay gesso are welcome to work on their own projects with Tutor help and advice. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. all materials Toni's INTRO TO ILLUMINATION precedes.

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COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL

February 3rd at 18:30 to February 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Draw a bird or animal of your choice or from a supplied image (must be a very clear picture so you can see detail). Following demos, apply colour, copy onto good quality paper and then colour step-by-step. The result will be a stunning piece to be proud of, inspired by one of the UK's foremost pencil artists. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Preceded by Janie's BOTANICAL STILL LIFE - attend both, save £30.

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