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April 2018

BOTANICAL ART USING COLOURED PENCIL: SPRING

April 22nd at 18:30 to April 27th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Inspired by fresh plant forms unfurling, create a record of your favourite subjects. Beginners or experienced, at your own pace, individual attention to suit in a relaxed atmosphere with technique demos. Try a variety of papers and many types of coloured pencils. Includes optional visit to Beatrix Potter's Hill Top! Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £480 Non-residential: £319 inc. optional Field Trip and admissions

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May 2018

GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION

May 4th at 18:30 to May 6th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Ever wondered why the topography and scenery of the Lake District varies so much from the rolling foothills of Kendal to the jagged peaks of the Central Fells, to Skiddaw's majestic yet rounded mountain scenery in the north? Find out when you travel through almost 500 million years of geological history - a story of the closure of ancient oceans, volcanoes, Himalayan-scale mountain ranges, tropical seas, swamps, deserts & ice ages. Includes a field trip out on Sunday with some…

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DRAWING AND PAINTING HORSES

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

*NEW* Equine Art (painting and sketching horses) is a must for every serious Artist. Using tried and tested techniques, draw these beautiful animals. Alex has exhibited at the Society of Equestrian Artists and for decades has owned and drawn horses. If we can, we will visit a real-life stables to for sketches! Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. any Field Trip

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – SPRING

May 21st at 18:30 to May 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Spring is such an abundant season so join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some of Cumbria€™s hidden horticultural gems. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £458 Non-residential: £331 inc. Admissions & Field Trips in the Higham minibus We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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KNOW YOUR TREES AND WOODLAND (3 NIGHT)

May 25th at 18:30 to May 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*EXTENDED* Some gentle level walking through woods to collect specimens and identify trees in leaf. Learn about trees and their ecosystem, guided by a respected, patient expert in one of the most stunning areas of our country. Paul Nichol (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £334 Non-residential: £236 inc. Field Trips

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (2 NIGHT)

May 27th at 18:30 to May 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Visit some of Cumbia's best kept horticultural secrets from the grandeur of country estates to the charm of cottage gardens. Be inspired behind the gates, walls and hedges and take away ideas from their creators and curators. A shortened version of Louise's other Garden Visit courses. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. Field Trip on the Higham minibus. We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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June 2018

LAKELAND BIRDS

June 3rd at 18:30 to June 8th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in- and out-doors, explore habitats from upland fells to rivers, lakes and coast. Comfortable pace, ideal for learning to recognise birds by both sight and sound. Reasonable walking required (Level 2). Repeated 10-15 Jun. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £495 Non-residential: £335 inc. Field Trips

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PHILOSOPHY: ANCIENT

June 8th at 18:30 to June 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

People have always asked questions about the world and their place in it. For early societies, answers to such fundamental questions were found in religion. Ancient Greeks found religious explanations inadequate, so philosophy was born. Explore some ideas of the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR SUMMER (RESCHEDULED)

June 10th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come into balance with the energies of Summer to detoxify body and mind - includes Energy Medicine Yoga practices. For all levels who can practise unaided; standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for pre-course information sheet (also available on-line) to find out what you need to bring. (RESCHEDULED FROM 22/4) Linda Allam (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/linda-allam) £18 including refreshments

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LAKELAND BIRDS

June 10th at 18:30 to June 15th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in- and out-doors, explore habitats from upland fells to rivers, lakes and coast. Comfortable pace, ideal for learning to recognise birds by both sight and sound. Reasonable walking required (Level 2). A repeat of 3-8 Jun. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £495 Non-residential: £335 inc. Field Trips

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