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November 2018

PHILOSOPHY: THE RENAISSANCE

November 21st at 18:30 to November 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Renaissance, a prolific rebirth of creativity, marked a renewed interest in Greek and Latin Classical culture. It was a movement that placed humans, rather than God, at its centre. This course examines the key thinkers from this time, including Machiavelli and de Montaigne. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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December 2018

WRITING FICTION: ‘DEVELOPING CHARACTER’ AND ‘NAMES’

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 6th 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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CAROLS FOR ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE

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

Experienced singers as well as anyone who has shied off joining in through feelings of vocal inadequacy are welcome to join (or rejoin) us for this fun pre-Christmas event. Enjoy many carols, familiar and less so, as we aim to add to your confidence and enjoyment. Ends in a little Christmas informal singsong which is open to all. Any level. Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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January 2019

RUSSIAN IMPERIAL HISTORY AND ITS MUSIC 1850-1917

Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday January 18, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* The history of late Imperial Russia and its plural, progressive culture viewed through the lens of its classical composers, including 'The Five', Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin, amongst others. NOTE: This IS a three night course (starts on the Tuesday, ends on the Friday), not a two night as accidentally printed in the brochure. Apologies for the error, which (of course) was spotted after the brochure went to print! Tim Shuker (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/steven-greer) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the…

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PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE: THE STAGE AND THE MEANING OF LIFE 2

Friday January 18, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 20, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A second helping of Lectures and debates on a selection of plays and playwrights chosen for their incendiary philosophical ideas. Consider plays in context, delve into thought provoking passages, question accepted ideas in society. Includes: The Tempest (Shakespeare), Krapp's Last Tape (Samuel Beckett) and Top Girls (Caryl Churchill). You don't need to have been to the first part (which was a while ago) to enjoy this second helping! Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SINGING FOR THE TONE DEAF (INC. BURNS NIGHT)

Thursday January 24, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 27, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

If you were ever told NOT to sing when at school, or have just been put off through fear, this is for you! First timer or seasoned warbler, we'll enjoy plenty of songs together, and help you to sing (even) better! Coinciding with Burns Night (25th), enjoy a timely theme to some of our music and food - Tartan optional! Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential: £284 Non-residential: £226

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 1, 2019 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. No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. all materials Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows.

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February 2019

WRITING FICTION: ‘CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORDS’ AND ‘EPIPHANY’

Friday February 1, 2019 at 18:30 to Monday February 4, 2019 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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KIPLING NOW

Friday February 8, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 10, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Once considered 'The Laureate of Empire', Rudyard Kipling has emerged as a more complex figure, his artistry, honesty and empathy in reporting and dramatising the human condition transcending his public opinions - changed anyway through bitter experience, especially the Great War. Explore via a range of short stories (1888-1932), 'Kim', and verse which actually came more easily to him than fictional prose. David Lindley (www.highamhall.com/david-lindley) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PHILOSOPHY: THE ENLIGHTENMENT

Wednesday February 20, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 22, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The 'Age of Reason' allowed the scientific age to begin. The victory of rational, scientific discovery over dogma once again disinterred the possibilities of philosophy, and such thinkers as Descartes, Hume and Kant were born. We will examine these thinkers and their work. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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