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July 2018

AFTER SIBELIUS – CLASSICAL MUSIC IN FINLAND SINCE 1957

July 13th at 18:30 to July 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Embracing a multiplicity of approaches, Finnish music post- Sibelius is the most exciting in Europe. Explore the careers of Rautavaara and his pupil Kalevi Aho and many others who have followed different paths to their form of Neo-Romanticism. Steven Ingman-Greer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/steven-greer) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Another Steven course, TWO AMERICAN MUSIC MINIMALISTS ,precedes - attend both, save £25.

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FRESH START UKE!

July 15th at 18:30 to July 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A Ukulele beginners' course for non-beginners! For anyone who's a little self-taught, started in a group, or already done a first course but now wants consolidation and revision with straightforward materials to reinforce and build confidence. Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/nicholas-corder) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 inc. lyrics & chords

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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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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: THE WINTER’S TALE

July 28th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We welcome back the Festival Players for an intriguing mix of drama and comedy. Leontes, King of Sicilia, sparked by jealousy over his Queen, sets in motion a train of events which affect two kingdoms and two generations.Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies with well-behaved owners welcome. The Festival Players www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk Tickets adults £13.50, school children £10 Included in our APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE Weekend.

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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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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 20th at 18:30 to August 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For pre-formed Trios, Quartets & Quintets. Mornings, work together at self-selected repertoire. Afternoons, explore our beautiful surroundings. Other sessions mixed Ensemble work. Large music library to explore.Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311

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FILM AND HISTORY

August 28th at 18:30 to August 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Film, particularly fiction film, provides information which conventional historical documents do not. It shows what we think, how we speak, what our lives look like. Look at life (1900-1950) in Britain, America, Germany, Italy, France and Russia. Dr. Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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STARTERS’ MINI-ORCHESTRA FOR WOODWIND AND STRINGS (C INSTRUMENTS)

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Easy-level weekend for instruments that play in the key of C (flute, oboe, bassoon and bowed strings -so no clarinets etc.), to play in a mixed string and woodwind group. Keys, note ranges etc. are straightforward, so you can enjoy making music together, with the option of easier parts. Ideal for those with little or no experience of playing in a group, who last played decades ago in a school orchestra, or just lack confidence. Primarily for Grades 1…

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