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February 2019

SHAKESPEARE’S TWELFTH NIGHT: TWINS, LOVE AND MADNESS

Friday February 22, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 24, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore one of the most popular comedies. Identical twins generate comic confusion, challenging our assumptions about identity and gender, while the straight-laced Malvolio's hopeless attempt to woo his noble mistress by dressing in yellow stockings raises questions about love, ambition and madness. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ALAN BARNES JAZZ MASTER CLASS

Sunday February 24, 2019 at 18:30 to Thursday February 28, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop your jazz playing. How about 5 times British Award winning saxophonist Alan Barnes as Tutor? You need to be able to read music, understand chords and preferably have rehearsal band experience. Limited spaces with, this year, a special opportunity to attend a secret Alan Barnes cellar gig (in Hexham*)! (The Great) Alan Barnes (Bedfordshire  www.highamhall.com/alan-barnes) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £335 (admission to cellar gig not included) *The 'secret' evening gig planned for Tue 26 Feb 2019 is an idea we…

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March 2019

FILM STUDIES: HORROR – FRANKENSTEIN 1920-1950

Friday March 1, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 3, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* From the silent era through the first talkies, Mary Shelley's creation has enthralled cinema goers for decades. Explore how the genre was established visually and took movie goers on a journey of emotion. Includes: Frankenstein's Film Ancestors: clips from the silent era, Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1936) and Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein (1948). NEW TUTOR: Stephen Longstaffe (Lancaster www.highamhall.com/stephen-longstaffe) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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RECORDER PLAYING: NEXT STEPS

Friday March 1, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 3, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Do not be scared to make mistakes ... have fun ... make music. The standard is roughly Grade 1-3, but this is a chance for those developing a liking for recorder playing to progress their musicality in a gentle way with like-minded people under professional guidance. Enjoy! Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

Sunday March 3, 2019 at 18:30 to Thursday March 7, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A course for wind players from Grade 8 to Diploma, working in detail on wind chamber repertoire for large and smaller ensembles. There will be an informal concert on the morning of the last day. We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 All applications to be made initially through Laurence Perkins to ascertain ensemble line-up. See his page for links to his website and…

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FRENCH AND BELGIAN FILM

Friday March 8, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 10, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For all cinéphiles and/or language buffs. Three films in French (English subtitles) stimulating discussion in English (and French, if appropriate). Au revoir là-haut (2018 César for best for direction and adaptation) - Albert Duponte Ma Loute/Slack Bay (2017) - Bruno Dumond Redoutable (2018) - Michel Hazanavicius Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164  

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

Sunday March 10, 2019 at 16:30 to Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A country house - ideal for chamber music. Preformed strings or piano groups can join us for 2 days of intense music making. Groups should choose two works for special study and a large library will be available for repertoire exploration. Students may have a warm-up session from 5-6pm on the arrival day. Limited spaces but also see 10 Feb. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169

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PIANO WORKSHOP

Sunday March 17, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday March 19, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For up to ten Players* of Grade 7 and 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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OPEN EARS DAY – BRITISH ORCHESTRAL MUSIC SINCE 1960

Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Delve into our musical heritage since Vaughan Williams. Appreciate the nature and scope of our country's continuing musical legacy through a day of informed listening and discussion. Tim Shuker (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tim-shuker) £64 including lunch & refreshments

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RECORDER CONSORT WEEKEND

Friday March 22, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 24, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An opportunity for recorder players to enjoy a weekend of mostly one-to-a-part consort playing, in anything from three to eight parts, and to discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but we may extend into some Baroque and 20th Century music too. (Coincides with the Viol Weekend, so some interaction may be possible.) Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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