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September 2018

PIANO WORKSHOP

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

For up to ten players* of Grade 7 & above. Prepare a 20 minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169

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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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STRING ORCHESTRA WEEKEND

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

The Dvořák Serenade is one of the glories of the String Orchestra repertoire. Experienced string players are invited to join us to play this wonderful piece of music. Suk Meditation and Janacek Little Suite will complete a Czech weekend. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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WIND CHAMBER MUSIC DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

October 18th at 18:30 to October 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wind chamber music specifically for intermediate-standard (grades 6-8). Set works will include colourful music by Rossini, who died 150 years ago in November. There will be an informal performance at 12pm at the end of the course. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

October 21st at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to enjoy this hour-long concert given by diploma-standard players (i.e. above grade 8) who will be completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. It is good to have a little audience for such informal events which will be of an exceptional standard, in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. This is always an OUTSTANDING concert, and a best kept secret of ours ... we challenge you to find a better quality of playing! ADMISSION FREE, but…

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES

October 21st at 18:30 to October 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Play music in a recorder ensemble of up to thirty players. For recorder players of intermediate standard (roughly Grades 4-6 AB/TCL). Music will range from Renaissance to the present day, from three to eight or more parts. Technical and stylistic guidance as appropriate. Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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November 2018

MUSIC APPRECIATION: THE HEART OF TCHAIKOVSKY

November 4th at 18:30 to November 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet, Francesca da Rimini, Hamlet and Manfred were inspired by literature. 1812, March Slav and Capriccio Italien were popular occasional pieces. Winter Daydreams and Pathétique Symphonies and excerpts from his great ballet scores complete the picture. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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A WEEKEND WITH THE SMALL HARP

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

All ability levels except absolute beginners. Emphasis will be on having fun, but attention will be paid to technique, tone, accuracy and musicality. Written music supplied & specially written parts will cater for all levels. All styles - something for everyone! Guest Tutors: Eira Lynn Jones and Mary Dunsford Organised by Marion Jones for Harps Northwest (www.harpsnorthwest.org.uk) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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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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