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July 2018

VICTORIAN ART, REALISM AND IDEALISM IN TOWN AND COUNTRY

July 17th at 18:30 to July 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Depictions of idyllic country scenes and grimy urban life reveal a deep tension in Victorian society; this course will examine the complexity of this society through the paintings, engravings, photographs and cartoons. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to Tims's NORDIC ART course - attend both, get FREE Bed and Breakfast (only, not dinner, although you can book it if you wish to!) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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WRITING FICTION: ‘SHOWING AND TELLING’ AND ‘THE TITLE’

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

For beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or novel. Lectures, exercises and 1:1 tutorials with writing time. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue an existing project, or attend all planned sessions for insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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NORDIC ROMANTIC ART: CARL LARSSON AND ANDERS ZORN

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

The two greatest Swedish artists of the Nordic Golden Age; Larsson's homely watercolours of country family life, pioneering a new domestic aesthetic; Zorn, internationally-recognised oil painter, both influenced by French plein-air realism, returning to paint their home region of Dalarna. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to Tims's VICTORIAN ART AND REALISM - attend both courses, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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BOOKBINDING: DECORATIVE NOTEBOOKS

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

Imaginations run wild as we utilise historical book structures in making special notebooks you could pass on. Work with Vellum, Leather and Card, sew in styles including Coptic and Medieval Longstitch and design your own fastenings. No experience required, just good hand skills. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials at cost)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

July 24th at 18:30 to July 27th 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: £324 Non-residential: £226

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: THE WINTER’S TALE

July 27th at 18:30 to July 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Immerse yourself in plot, theme and character. Even if you've avoided the Bard like the pox since school, perhaps it's time to let him back into your life! Includes our outdoor (bring a chair) Sat pm performance of The Winter's Tale and a chance to meet the troupe. Hugh Parry (Wales - www.highamhall.com/hugh-parry) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176

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JAZZ PLAYERS’ SUMMER SCHOOL with guest Alan Barnes

July 29th at 18:30 to August 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A serious but 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 superb guidance of one of England's best Jazz musicians. Before booking all prospective players should contact Len Phillips before enrolling on 01322 521 515 or lenphillips@btinternet.com to ascertain level, instrument(s) and suitability. Len is kindly continuing to help us out at this stage, even though he has now handed the reins…

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August 2018

JAZZ CONCERT with special guest Alan Barnes

August 4th at 20:00 to 23:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Our annual diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz led by David Black with special guest the Great Alan Barnes and players from our residential jazz summer school. Tickets £7 Bar available, prior booking essential.

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5th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 5th at 16:00 to August 11th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A very warm welcome to our 5th Early Music Summer School is offered to competent singers and players of viol, recorder and lute. This very friendly course, which covers music c1450-c1650, offers ‘first study’ instruction in choral/solo singing, viol, lute, and recorder playing, plus small group repertoire sessions; many optional activities (including dance, vocal consorts, ‘try an instrument’, mixed string-and-wind consorts, vocal workshops, musical facsimile and many more); and various plenary sessions. A marvellously rich musical cocktail amid a glorious…

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