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March 2019

WRITING FICTION: ‘THE LITTLE BOX OF LANGUAGE TRICKS’ AND ‘TIME’

March 26th at 18:30 to March 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials with uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue work on an existing project, or attend all planned sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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April 2019

THE LIFE, LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY OF SAMUEL BECKETT

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

Waiting for Godot immortalised Beckett's name and contributed to his 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature, but is his portrayal of human existence one of pessimism or possibility? Explore this Irish playwright, poet and novelist's life and literature, and unearth the philosophical ideas contained within. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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TAKE THE TERROR OUT OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHERS

April 24th at 18:30 to April 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

At the thought of speaking in public, most get butterflies - get them to fly in formation. Practical and participative, build confidence and skills to develop and deliver an interesting speech. Plenty of practice, friendly and supportive, with constructive feedback and strategies on how to improve. Ideal for both career or hobby. Come, conquer your fears! Lindsay Dutch (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/lindsay-dutch) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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May 2019

BILLY WILDER: MASTER DIRECTOR OF THRILLER, ROMANCE AND COMEDY

May 10th at 18:30 to May 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Three celebrated films directed by Billy Wilder to explore and enjoy: Double Indemnity (1944), The Apartment (1960), Kiss Me Stupid (1964). Investigate the odd brilliance of this Austro-Hungarian migrant who saw America with an outsider's insight. Ron Guariento (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/ron-guariento) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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BOOKBINDING AND RESTORATION

May 10th at 18:30 to May 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Old books are history and deserve TLC, so bring along at least three, (no larger than A4). Be guided through each process, learn techniques of paper repair and cover restoration using modern materials, keeping as much of the original as is practical. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (Materials at cost)

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TRAVEL WRITING: CRAFTING YOUR STORY

May 14th at 18:30 to May 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore what makes good travel writing. Transform holiday jottings, make the most of a journal or start a travel blog. Write compelling articles to inspire. All you need is to love travel and be ready to try. Includes a short excursion out to somewhere to write about. Zoe Dawes (S.Cumbria www.highamhall.com/zoe-dawes) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. a little easy Field Trip)

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PHILOSOPHY: REVOLUTION

May 17th at 18:30 to May 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

During the Age of Revolution, Philosophy focused on social and political issues. In Britain, new Utilitarianism dominated and evolved with the Industrial Revolution, resulting, with Bentham's and Mill's efforts, in a liberal democracy. In France, it was different... Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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CALLIGRAPHY: MODERN SCRIPTS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 17th at 18:30 to May 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop calligraphy skills with more modern scripts suitable for most uses such as greeting cards, invitations, notices, labels, short quotations, etc. Be guided step-by-step to produce high-quality work. For any level, including experienced. Materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 inc. materials

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June 2019

BEDE’S ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE

June 7th at 18:30 to June 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Bede's writings describe the conversion of England to Christianity in the 7th century, but what were his sources and did he have an agenda? Using Bede's Ecclesiastical History (ESSENTIAL - Penguin Classics £10.99) and supplementing it with other primary sources (provided), investigate the growth of the early Church in its secular and cultural context. Philip Holdsworth (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/philip-holdsworth) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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WRITING FICTION: STRUCTURE AND SUSPENSE

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

A residential Creative Writing course for both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures on structure and suspense. Writing exercises, individual tutorials and uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural location. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

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