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July 2019

WRITING FICTION: POINT OF VIEW AND PARAGRAPHS

July 19th at 18:30 to July 22nd 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 choosing the best point of view, and the art of writing paragraphs. 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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BOOKBINDING: THE BRADEL BINDING

July 19th at 18:30 to July 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bradel (AKA bonnet or bristol board binding) is an 18th century German Case binding resembling a case binding as it has a hollow back and visible joint, but is built up on the book. Many consider it stronger. A fun book to make using coloured cloth and marbled cover paper to make it just that little bit more special. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials at cost)

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: MUCH ADO

July 26th at 18:30 to July 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An odd couple tricked into falling in love as we know they should; probably the funniest part Shakespeare wrote for his company's comedian; a pantomime villain to hiss; songs, dances, disguises, back-chat, and enough suspense to tingle without depressing us. With a course and Saturday's outdoor professional performance (included) in Higham's glorious setting to bring out the magic. Hugh Parry (Wales - www.highamhall.com/hugh-parry) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

July 27th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We welcome back the Festival Players for this great comedy and hope for good weather! Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies with well-behaved owners welcome. Bring your own seats and dress for the Lakeland Summer weather! “The course of true love never did run smooth”, but the sparring antics of Shakespeare’s erstwhile lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, provide great hilarity for the other members of the household who plot to reunite them. Against this background, another romance is almost derailed by…

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August 2019

YOU THE JURY

August 23rd at 18:30 to August 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* After listening to and discussing the evidence with fellow jurors, you will be able to pronounce your verdict on four 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 - open to all! NEW TUTOR: Diane Janes (www.highamhall.com/diane-janes) SPECIAL PRICE (3 nights for the price of 2) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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September 2019

SINGING SOLO – FROM SCRATCH

September 1st at 18:30 to September 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Small workshop for focussing on professional techniques for developing your singing skills. Aimed at those with little or no experience, keen to find out how to find a proper voice, whatever genre you are inclined towards. Beginners welcome! First of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

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

For Intermediate and Advanced french speakers to develop confidence and fluency in a friendly, structured but fun atmosphere. Activities: communication games, discussion, reading and listening to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films and songs. "Formidable!" Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Also 14 June)

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SHAKESPEARE’S VENETIAN PLAYS: RACE, RELIGION AND SEXUALITY IN OTHELLO AND THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

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

Both plays feature outsiders due to religion, race, social status, gender or orientation. 400 years on, such issues are still topical. Join us to discuss Shakespeare's exploration of such themes - and why Venice is the backdrop. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

September 20th at 18:30 to September 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments (a small amount of lead is possible). No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178 inc. all materials Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows.

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CREATIVE BLOGGING FOR BEGINNERS

September 22nd at 18:30 to September 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Get to grips with the nuts and bolts of blogging, learn how to set up a blog, do a bit of content creation and find out how to use Social Media to promote your words of wisdom. Practical demos and an expert on hand to guide you. Bring laptop or tablet and use our WiFi. Zoe Dawes (S.Cumbria www.highamhall.com/zoe-dawes) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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