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November 2018

ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

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

*NEW* A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice of the use of telescopes and their use in observing and imaging the heavens. When possible, we will also observe the Sun and stars. NEW TUTOR: Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE (A)

November 30th at 18:30 to December 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice - postures, breathing techniques, relaxation - will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required. An identical repeat (NEW this year) giving preference to newcomers follows. Gill Hunter (Yoga) & Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246

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December 2018

WRITING FICTION: ‘DEVELOPING CHARACTER’ AND ‘NAMES’

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 6th 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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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE (B)

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* See 30 Nov. An identical course precedes - this repeat being also ideal for newcomers! Gill Hunter (Yoga) & Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246

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ARTISTS’ STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – 3 NIGHT)

December 6th at 18:30 to December 9th 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. VERY SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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RUSKIN LACE

December 7th at 18:30 to December 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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A CHRISTMAS TRIPTYCH

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

Join Linda to create a small masterpiece for Christmas. Triptychs were pictures on three panels hinged together and used as alterpieces, they were richly decorated in gold. Small triptychs were produced for devotional use. You may decorate them as you wish. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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RUSKIN LACE

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

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: ASPECTS OF LATE ROMANTICISM

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

Wagner's legacy influenced a generation of composers who wanted to go further: Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy, Mahler's 10th, Richard Strauss' Alpine, Schoenberg's Transfigured Night and his Gurrelieder show different responses to this quest. Schmidt and Korngold developed a less fevered approach. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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JEWELLERY MAKING – RINGS, BANGLES AND EARRINGS

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

Learn and develop techniques for creating your own jewellery creating textures using acid etching, roll printing and hammering in materials such as aluminium, brass, copper and even recycled pieces. Skills transferable also for those wishing to work in silver (more expensive). Be guided on your own projects or try a new idea from your Tutor. Basic materials available £5 to £30. See Sally's Profile page for examples of the kind of pieces that are possible. NEW TUTOR: Sally Rotarides (E.…

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