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November 2019

SILENCE: CULTIVATING QUIET IN A NOISY WORLD

November 21st at 18:30 to November 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Explore the meaning and practice of Silence. Through gentle group discussion, individual reflection and periods of stillness, be supported to experience a quieter way of living. Guided meditation and music are offered as gateways into silence and 1:1 sessions are a chance to consider what might lie beyond the noise of your own life. Ruth Bridges (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ruth-bridges) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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December 2019

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO STEINBECK

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

Suitable for anyone simply wishing to get those little grey cells stimulated. John Steinbeck won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception”. Darren will explain further... Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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January 2020

RELIGION FOR ATHEISTS

Sunday January 19, 2020 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 21, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Humans have traditionally had something to believe in and as such have been prone to all interpretations of perceived truth. Let Darren present a perspective which considers various thinkings and ideas so you can discuss the notions from a modern context. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY PAINTING THE FUTURE

Friday January 31, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 2, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will provide a possible guide to each subject with illustrated talks and artistic guidance, the idea is to offer an enriching foundation to help the flow of your creative juices. There are two successive courses, each with a different flavour: Looking at ways in which various artistic traditions have engaged imaginatively with a sense of the human future, how do we as artists employ painting to respond to our view of…

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February 2020

PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY CLIMATE CHANGE AND SPIRITUALITY

Sunday February 2, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday February 6, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will provide a possible guide to each subject with illustrated talks and artistic guidance, the idea is to offer an enriching foundation to help the flow of your creative juices. There are two successive courses, each with a different flavour: In an era of climate change, how is it possible to represent in painting our own understanding of the radically changing future of the world and the potential threats to the…

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DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS: WHO AM I, REALLY?

Thursday February 13, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 16, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, this course will support you to gain a deeper level of self-understanding through guided personal reflection and expression. Time will be made for group discussion, 1:1 reflection and individual silence. All welcome. Complete a very short questionnaire after booking, so tutor may contact you if needed. Ruth Bridges (Cumbria – Questionnaire available here: www.highamhall.com/ruth-bridges) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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WRITING FICTION: SECOND AND THIRD PERSON POINT OF VIEW AND THE EPIPHANY

Sunday February 16, 2020 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 19, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, exercises and individual tutorials with uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Opt out as you wish to continue work on an existing project, or attend all sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

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SHAKESPEARE: AMBITION AND ASSASSINATION – MACBETH AND CAESAR

Friday February 21, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 23, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Investigate Shakespeare’s explorations of assassination and its consequences. Macbeth concentrates on the personal and psychological, Julius Caesar on the public and political: in both the outcome is disastrous. Discuss ambition, power, politics, marriage, fate, murder, manipulation, rhetoric, idealism, tyranny and much, much more. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 David Lindley’s SHAKESPEARE AS POET is 7 Feb.

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TRAVEL WRITING: CRAFTING YOUR STORY

Tuesday February 25, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday February 28, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Write compelling articles to inspire on this workshop course. Transform holiday jottings, make the most of a journal or start a travel blog. All you need is to love travel and be ready to try. Work on own with Zoe’s input if experienced, or join in with taught sessions as you wish. Includes a short excursion out to somewhere worth writing 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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PERFORMING: CONJURE YOUR CONFIDENCE!

Wednesday February 26, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday February 28, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Learning some simple close-up and cabaret-style Magic is not only fun, but can develop useful performance and public speaking skills. A superb and unique way to overcome nerves, build confidence and add another string to your bow! Suitable for all. Chris Winnick (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-winnick) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (inc. materials)

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