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October 2018

WRITING FICTION: ‘THE STORY AND THE READER’ AND ‘SYMBOLISM’

October 1st at 18:30 to October 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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ALFRED HITCHCOCK: WAYS OF SEEING (RESCHEDULED)

October 2nd at 18:30 to October 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Seen as suspense thrillers, often his films show Hitch as a man in fear (his speciality) - fat Englishman in Hollywood, carefully-modulated spoken vowels, critically observant, cynical, suspicious of order. Enjoy and scrutinise three films bound-up with fear, suspicion and paranoia: Strangers On a Train (1951), Psycho (1960) and Rear Window (1954). Ron Guariento (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/ron-guariento) Residential: £231   Non-residential: £164 (Course postponed from April

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MUSHROOMS AND TOADSTOOLS – DELVING DEEPER

October 5th at 18:30 to October 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For those with some basic knowledge of identifying fungi, a seasonal opportunity to further develop your identification skills with a respected expert. Field trips: easy, but off-path walking. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. Field Trips

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: OR NUÉ – COLOUR OVER GOLD

October 5th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore the beautiful technique of Or Nué, creating shading over gold threads in an original design by Helen in the form of a running hare. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework ww.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Basic materials kit purchasable from Tutor. Helen's EMBROIDERED SCISSORS KEEP follows - book both courses, save £40.

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BOOKBINDING: THE MAMLUK BINDING MODEL

October 5th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For nearly 1000 years, the Mamluks became a powerful military knightly caste in various Muslim ruled societies, developing their own style of religious text binding. We will make a model of this Islamic binding creating embossed leather, papers and covers using metal and wooden patterned blocks and traditional finishing tools as well as sewing chevron headbands - good hand skills needed. Don't worry Doug will take you through each step. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials £30…

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A DAY OF T’AI CHI

October 6th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A disciplined, principled approach to your body and its ease and comfort of movement, improving balance. This relaxing day of guided gentle T'ai Chi, helped by a good lunch, gives time to develop awareness of how we use our bodies and relate to our environment. Sheila Aimson (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sheila-aimson) £64 including lunch & refreshments

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TRY FOR A DAY: PAPER MODELS – THE ORGAN PIPE ORCHESTRA

October 7th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

LEGITIMATE FUN! From paper, model a pair of working pumped wind instruments, each playing a different note. Playing some fun tunes together as an ensemble - essentially a big home-made organ recital! Also choose another model from Rob's designs to make. Bring favourite scissors and combine music, science, craft and fun! Rob Ives (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/rob-ives) £74 including lunch, refreshments & materials Some of Rob's ingenious paper models are on display in the college. He makes kits of them which sell…

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: INSPIRED BY MATISSE’S PAPER-CUTS

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

Dynamic, bold shapes made in cut paper, and collaged to form the basis of a design. Interpreting in weave will give you the opportunity to explore achieving clean lines and working with strong colour. Suitable for weavers at early and advanced stages. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 WEAVING BIRDS follows.

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: EMBROIDERED SCISSORS KEEP

October 8th at 18:30 to October 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create a charming hand embroidered Scissors Keep, with hand-made cards and small tassel to an original design by Helen. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Basic materials kit purchasable from Tutor. Helen's OR NUÉ precedes - book both courses, save £40.

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

October 12th at 18:30 to October 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create delightful hand-stitched Embroidery - the finished effect relying very much on texture and 3D effects. Combine various stitches with mixed-media techniques, working in shades of neutral colours. All levels from total beginners to more experienced, stitch either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own design. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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