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May 2021

THE POETRY OF LANDSCAPES: APPRECIATION AND WRITING

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

*NEW* For those wishing to develop their own poetry writing through examining how others achieve it successfully. Read and discuss poems by living poets and have the opportunity to write and share your own. Copies of the Anthology to borrow and some handouts provided. NEW TUTOR: Clare Crossman (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ clare-crossman) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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FILM APPRECIATION: ENGLAND (SEEN) THROUGH EALING (FILMS)

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

We'll look at a range of films from Ealing Studios taking us from the wartime home front to the spivs and chancers of the post-war era. Ealing specialised in strong, very British, stories with social and satirical edge. We will consider these three: Went The Day Well? (1942), Whisky Galore (1949) and The Ladykillers (1955). Stephen Longstaffe (Lancaster www.highamhall.com/stephen-longstaffe) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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June 2021

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO PLATO

June 11th at 18:30 to June 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

According to A. N. Whitehead: "The European philosophical tradition is... a series of footnotes to Plato." We will consider Plato's enduring influence examining and discussing many of his ideas including virtue and the good life, justice in Socrates' unapologetic Apology, the allegory of the cave and beauty. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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July 2021

STORYTELLER: FROM THE BEGINNING

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

*NEW* Learn the art of narrating a story or poem to hold an audience, whether to keep kids' imaginations stoked or to captivate adult listeners, enjoy a friendly, small workshop to boost your potential to be an engaging host. NEW TUTOR: Steve Wharton (www.highamhall.com/steve-wharton) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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WRITING FICTION: LEARNING FROM THE GREATS – CARSON MCMULLERS

July 11th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For both beginning and intermediate writers interested in short stories, novellas or the novel. Enjoy lectures, exercises, solo tutorials and uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. In addition to taught sessions, Darren will provide short stories to discuss, helping to develop your writing style. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 Some brief preliminary material will be sent out with Course Programme

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: HENRY THE FIFTH

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

With a course and Saturday's outdoor professional performance (included) in Higham's glorious setting to bring out the magic. Henry V - the play and the character - has provoked divided reactions, as our foreign policies still do. Whether you wave a flag or raise an eyebrow though, this is full blooded entertainment, with tension, comedy and magnificence, so come and relish it! Hugh Parry (Wales - www.highamhall.com/hugh-parry) Residential: £254 Non-residential: £184

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IMPROVE YOUR SCRABBLE™

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

*NEW* Aimed at those who play the game already, but would like some tips on how to improve their scores. Two former Scottish Champions will guide you to the next level through tuition, practical examples and competitive play. SCRABBLE™ is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of and © 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved. NEW TUTORS: Alan Sinclair and Wilma Warwick Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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August 2021

SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL?

August 21st at 18:30 to August 23rd at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Writing novels is just a pipe-dream? This course will set you on the road to success. Gordon (five published novels, international recognition) will guide you through a range of genres and methodology and fire your imagination to produce submissions that will be noticed. Gordon Parker (Tyneside www.highamhall.com/gordon-parker) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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YOU THE JURY – CASEBOOK NUMBER THREE

August 29th at 18:30 to September 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

After listening to and discussing evidence with fellow Jurors, you will be able to pronounce your verdict on five separate (real-life) murder cases, which occurred between 1900-1975, chosen for the insights they can give us on our judicial system and social history. Come equipped with pen, notebook and open mind... A late Summer Bank Holiday treat. N.B. This format involves lots of listening around the room. Diane Janes (www.highamhall.com/diane-janes) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 A repeat of the course run on…

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September 2021

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO KAFKA (WEEKEND)

September 3rd at 18:30 to September 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

According to Kafka, "It is often safer to be in chains than to be free." Tracing his life and key works, we will explore some of Kafka's ideas including the blending of the realistic and the fantastic, how bureaucratic forces limit an individual's freedom and end by looking at his legacy, which was only made possible by his lifelong friend and literary executor Max Brod. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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