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January 2019

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

January 18th at 18:30 to January 20th 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)

January 24th at 18:30 to January 27th 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)

January 30th at 18:30 to February 1st 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’

February 1st at 18:30 to February 4th 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

February 8th at 18:30 to February 10th 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

February 20th at 18:30 to February 22nd 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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SHAKESPEARE’S TWELFTH NIGHT: TWINS, LOVE AND MADNESS

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

Explore one of the most popular comedies. Identical twins generate comic confusion, challenging our assumptions about identity and gender, while the straight-laced Malvolio's hopeless attempt to woo his noble mistress by dressing in yellow stockings raises questions about love, ambition and madness. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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March 2019

FILM STUDIES: HORROR – FRANKENSTEIN 1920-1950

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

*NEW* From the silent era through the first talkies, Mary Shelley's creation has enthralled cinema goers for decades. Explore how the genre was established visually and took movie goers on a journey of emotion. Includes: Frankenstein's Film Ancestors: clips from the silent era, Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1936) and Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein (1948). NEW TUTOR: Stephen Longstaffe (Lancaster www.highamhall.com/stephen-longstaffe) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

March 6th at 18:30 to March 8th 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: £231 Non-residential: £164

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FRENCH AND BELGIAN FILM

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

For all cinéphiles and/or language buffs. Three films in French (English subtitles) stimulating discussion in English (and French, if appropriate). Au revoir là-haut (2018 César for best for direction and adaptation) - Albert Duponte Ma Loute/Slack Bay (2017) - Bruno Dumond Redoutable (2018) - Michel Hazanavicius Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164  

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