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February 2018

SHAKESPEARE’S REBELLIOUS WOMEN: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW AND MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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

*NEW* Chase away the winter blues by exploring two of Shakespeare's most popular comedies through a mix of lectures, DVD clips and group discussion. We will concentrate particularly on the feisty heroines of these plays, looking also at how society tries to control their rebellious instincts and how their apparently more biddable 'sisters' challenge the system by other means. NEW TUTOR: Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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March 2018

EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY

March 4th at 18:30 to March 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Poetry has a very long history embedded in human life, ranging from religious ritual to popular culture. Poets can be the first to capture experience (the great war) or reflect on the wider perceptions of human nature and society, from short sonnet to long epic. Explore the range and vitality of different periods, genres, and writers through short lectures and discussions. Texts provided. A treat for existing and future poetry lovers! NEW TUTOR: Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential:…

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DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

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

Break free and get to grips with using simple lines to depict figures, faces and simple scenes. Fun for absolute non-artists and useful for artists alike, what's more, your approach to life could change forever! Colin Shelbourn (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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BOOKBINDING: THE ST CUTHBERT GOSPEL (MODEL BINDING)

March 8th at 18:30 to March 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The C7th manuscript copy of St John's Gospel (the oldest European book) was buried alongside St Cuthbert on Lindisfarne around 698AD. Make a larger version of this pocket-sized binding, sew sections together, prepare wood boards, create the design using hemp cord and pieces of leather, sew Coptic headbands, cover in leather and decorate with blind tooling. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 (Materials at cost c£30)

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FRENCH & BELGIAN FILM

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

For cinéphiles and/or language buffs of all abilities. A relaxed viewing of three stimulating films in French (with subtitles), enlightening discussions in both English and French. Le Hérisson (2009) auth: Muriel Barbery, dir: Mona Achach Les Rivières Pourpres (2000) auth: JC Grangé, dir: Mathieu Kassovitz Incendies (2010) auth: Weydi Mouawad, dir: Denis Villeneuve Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Sylvie says: "This Season 4 of French and Belgian movies is looking at 3 books which made…

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WAKEN THE VOICE

March 13th at 18:30 to March 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Now extended to three nights, a small, friendly and positive environment for novice singers with opportunities for expert 1:1 tuition. Develop the art of bel canto (beautiful singing) both solo and in chorus, with selective exercises for freeing and colouring the voice. Gain the confidence to happily sing with a voice unique only to you. Select a song you'd like for your 1:1. Limited spaces. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW? (EPISTEMOLOGY)

March 16th at 18:30 to March 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The branch of philosophy that deals with the theory of knowledge is known as epistemology. Examine various epistemological theories, enjoying an exploration of philosophers such as Hume and Wittgenstein, as we attempt to answer the question of the title: HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW? Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ART OF BLOOMSBURY WORKSHOP DAY 1 OF 2

March 21st at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

With inspiration from this colourful early C20th group of artists, explore ideas about shape, pattern, colour and the importance of composition. ‘The Bloomsbury Group were amongst the first British Artists to incorporate Post-impressionist ideas into their own works. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £62 includes lunch & refreshments Another DAY with Ceri follows. Attend both, save £10.

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WINDS OF CHANGE: POST-WAR BRITAIN 1945-1965

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

Britain emerged victorious but bankrupt from the Second World War and the next 20 years witnessed significant political and social change in British society and in Britain’s place in the world. In this course we will explore some of these political and social changes and their significance. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 NATIONAL SERVICE follows - attend both, save £25.

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A LOAD OF BULL! NATIONAL SERVICE 1947-1963

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

Over two million young British men were conscripted into the armed forces for anything up to two years. Many loathed it, most were resigned to it, some almost enjoyed it and many saw active service overseas. In this course we will explore aspects of the ‘National Service experience’ and its impact on the wider society. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228   Non-residential: £162    POST-WAR BRITAIN  precedes - attend both, save £25.

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