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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

An afternoon of yoga to help balance the Fire energies of the Summer season.  Asanas to stimulate are extensions, inversions, heart openers & core work.  To balance that radiant activity, we use Energy Medicines Yoga practices, along with breathing, relaxation & mindfulness meditation that cool & calm our nervous system to bring a balance of resilience & equanimity.  For all levels who can practice unaided; standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for pre-course information sheet (also available on-line) to find out…

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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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THE ANCIENT ROCKS OF LAKELAND

June 15th at 18:30 to June 17th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An advanced course for people with some knowledge, or who have already attended our GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION course. This course examines the oldest rocks in Lakeland: the early-mid Palaeozoic (Ordovician to Devonian). Includes a field trip out on Sunday - wear appropriate walking boots and clothes! N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day. Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 (Field Trip included)

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SUMMER YOGA RETREAT

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

Explore the Yoga tradition, balancing seasonal effects through diet, daily routine and yoga practice. Essentially practical, using posture, breathing, meditative techniques and just a tiny bit of theory. All levels. Anne McDarby (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-mcdarby) This will be Anne's final yoga course as she is retiring. We thank her for all her hard work and wish her all the best! Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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TRY FOR A DAY: THE CUTTING GARDEN

June 18th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Discover the Pro's way to create a productive Cutting Garden to nurture and cut your own successful blooms. Learn which plants to choose and how to grow them properly. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) £70 including lunch, refreshments & materials

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LAKELAND HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY SUMMER SCHOOL

June 18th at 18:30 to June 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

First-hand discovery of some intriguing, often unique, archaeological and historic sites in the Lake District and wider Cumbria. Minibus excursions to visit prehistoric Stone Circles, Roman Forts and medieval Castles - over 5000 years of history. Relaxed evening Talks. Some short walks, any normal level of fitness will be able to participate. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £458 Non-residential: £331 inc. Field Trips & admissions

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COLOURED PENCILS: ROSES (BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE)

June 18th at 18:30 to June 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Illustrate roses using coloured pencils, from very first steps of drawing, through choosing the right colours, towards beautiful and amazing results. 1:1 tuition with group demos throughout from an RHS gold award-winning pencil artist. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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DINNER AND DEMO: MAKING HANDMADE PAPER WITH WOOL, SILK, AND OTHER FANTASTIC FIBRES

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

After a hard day's work.... A history of Papermaking and how modern papermakers work with a variety of different plant- and animal-derived fibres to create beautiful and useful handmade Paper. Full Higham Dinner with the Demo following the Lecture. Jonathan Korejko (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/jonathan-korejko) Supporting WOOLFEST 2018 (3 miles away). £30 including 4 course dinner (choice of vegetarian or meat to be made on booking) Precedes two DAY COURSES with Jonathan: PAPERMAKING WITH TEXTILES and PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS AND RECYCLED MATERIALS

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