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May 2018

WRITING FICTION: ‘POINT OF VIEW’ AND ‘THE UNRELIABLE NARRATOR’

May 4th at 18:30 to May 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Writers (beginner and intermediate) interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or novel. Lectures, exercises, 1:1 tutorials plus creative solo time. Opt out of individual sessions to write for existing projects, or attend all for insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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TAKE THE TERROR OUT OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHERS

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

*NEW* 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! Whatever you wish to use your new-found confidence on, you will feel more empowered and capable. NEW TUTOR: Lindsay Dutch (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/lindsay-dutch) Residential:…

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART

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

*NEW* Over 3000 yrs, the ancient Egyptians created a range of Art immediately recognisable today. Explore how they were created, how they functioned in context, and why they are so distinctive. NEW TUTOR: Dr. Campbell Price (Manchester www.highamhall.com/campbell-price) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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CALLIGRAPHY: ITALICS FOR ALL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Develop your skills with Italic script. Be guided step-by-step to produce a high-quality finished piece of work. Experienced calligraphers welcome - any level catered for. Materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. materials

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BOOKBINDING AND RESTORATION

May 11th at 18:30 to May 15th 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: £418 Non-residential: £291 (Materials at cost)

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COME AND SING PURELY FOR PLEASURE!

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

For Singers of all experience or inexperience! Our very varied repertoire (songs, folk-songs, music-hall songs, etc.) will be built around popular songs from eras of both World Wars. Splendid music, great accompanist. A friendly, non-elitist gathering where anybody is welcome, regardless of your self-impressions about your own voice! You do not even have be in a choir already or ever have been. What unites us is the opportunity to share the songs and music together. If you have never experienced…

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BIG BAND ARRANGING

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

For instrumentalists of a good standard, with some experience of writing for a classic big band line-up or medium-sized jazz combos and able to read music. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Mark's IMPROVISATION AND BASIC ARRANGING will follow in Oct.

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June 2018

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

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

For Intermediate and Advanced (tout en français!). Develop confidence and fluency in a relaxed, friendly, structured but fun atmosphere. Activities: communication games, discussion, reading and listening to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films, songs. Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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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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CALLIGRAPHY: POINTED PEN WITH JAMES FARRELL

June 11th at 18:30 to June 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Develop and produce elegant shading and flourishes through Spencerian techniques and Round Hand scripts. Study form and structure, spacing, page layout and construction with narrated demos with an international Calligrapher. *NEW TUTOR* James Farrell (Buckinghamshire www.highamhall.com/james-farrell) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 (Materials at cost)

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