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November 2018

ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

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

*NEW* A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice of the use of telescopes and their use in observing and imaging the heavens. When possible, we will also observe the Sun and stars. NEW TUTOR: Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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GEOLOGY – INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

November 23rd at 18:30 to November 25th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Talks and hands-on practical sessions. Study a museum-quality worldwide geological collection, scrutinise inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks with a microscope with maps and books to use. Visit Keswick Museum's selected geological specimens, plus John Ruskin's personal collection. Brief afternoon trip out (weather permitting - dress for walking, warmth and dryness) N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day.Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (Leicester www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 inc. Field Trip

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GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN: AN OVERVIEW

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

Our country's rich and varied geological heritage on a journey over 3 billion years - also introducing the main concepts of Geology. Includes a trip out on Sunday exploring real-life geological features (weather permitting - dress for walking, warmth and dryness), and an indoor visit to the collection at Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum (opening especially for us). Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (Leicester www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 inc. Field Trip

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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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December 2018

WINTER BIRDS

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 7th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Imagine spectacular gatherings of Barnacle and Pink-footed geese against a backdrop of a winter sunset and the massed pipings of thousands of waders as they swirl in the sky. The Solway/Cumbrian coast is wintering ground for many species prior to their northward migration and plays host to an exciting array of raptors. Explore some of the best spots and hone your identification skills. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £408 Non-residential: £266 inc. Field Trips

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January 2019

BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: ROOTS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES

Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Winter has plenty of alternative choices and is a chance to study the more unusual. Roots: Different shaped bulbs with root systems about to flower, seasonal root vegetables. Shoots: Colours and textures of twigs, some in flower, bulb shoots about to flower. Leaves: Evergreen and leafy Brassica abundant at this time. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £577 Non-residential: £403

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COLOURED PENCILS: BOTANICAL STILL LIFE

Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 3, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Accurately draw a botanical subject in a container, on a plate, table or similar surface, 'anchoring' it with shadow. Choice of subjects or bring your own and also a suitable container if you wish. Possibilities: grapes, tangerines, apples, nuts, vegetables (asparagus, pakchoi, fennel), plants (flowers, winter shrubs, beautiful leaves - an endless variety, even in the winter. Time with one of the UK's foremost pencil artists. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 Followed by Janie's DRAWING A BIRD…

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February 2019

COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL

Sunday February 3, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Draw a bird or animal of your choice or from a supplied image (must be a very clear picture so you can see detail). Following demos, apply colour, copy onto good quality paper and then colour step-by-step. The result will be a stunning piece to be proud of, inspired by one of the UK's foremost pencil artists. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Preceded by Janie's BOTANICAL STILL LIFE - attend both, save £30.

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ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Sunday February 3, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Starting with basic skills, complete a Tutor-led Highland Cow portrait, followed by an Animal Portrait from your own photograph or from supplied photographs. Beginners and improvers. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. All Materials

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GEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND

Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 8, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An indoor course with an optional very short trip out (in the free period) if the weather is OK. Scotland has had an extremely eventful geological history for a country of its size and this is reflected in its vast array of geological features. Come on this course and discover some of the oldest rocks on our planet. Ideal for those who've caught the geology bug! Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential:…

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