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May 2018

BIG BAND ARRANGING

May 29th at 18:30 to June 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For instrumentalists of a good standard, with some experience of writing for a classic big band line-up or medium-sized jazz combos and able to read music. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Mark's IMPROVISATION AND BASIC ARRANGING will follow in Oct.

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June 2018

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

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

For Intermediate and Advanced (tout en français!). Develop confidence and fluency in a relaxed, friendly, structured but fun atmosphere. Activities: communication games, discussion, reading and listening to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films, songs. Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PHILOSOPHY: ANCIENT

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

People have always asked questions about the world and their place in it. For early societies, answers to such fundamental questions were found in religion. Ancient Greeks found religious explanations inadequate, so philosophy was born. Explore some ideas of the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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CALLIGRAPHY: POINTED PEN WITH JAMES FARRELL

June 11th at 18:30 to June 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Develop and produce elegant shading and flourishes through Spencerian techniques and Round Hand scripts. Study form and structure, spacing, page layout and construction with narrated demos with an international Calligrapher. *NEW TUTOR* James Farrell (Buckinghamshire www.highamhall.com/james-farrell) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 (Materials at cost)

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TRY FOR A DAY: PAPERMAKING WITH TEXTILES

June 23rd at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For textile lovers to expand into new areas. Learn how rags can be recycled to make papers which will be filled with colourful threads, wool, fibres, and textures. Some will be finished pieces of textile artwork in their own right. Your papers will be suitable for further applications like hand/machine embroidery, books, and construction projects. A must for all creatives who thrive on the versatility of textiles. Jonathan Korejko (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/jonathan-korejko) Supporting WOOLFEST 2018 (3 miles away). £64 includes lunch,…

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TRY FOR A DAY: PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS AND RECYCLED MATERIALS

June 24th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Use plants and recycling techniques, learn how flowers, leaves, string, thread, leather, feathers, coffee, old paper, and even sugar bags can be revitalised and made into unique papers. Recycle words and books so that your handmade paper will have a verbal message, too. Discover ways in which papermaking can re-use and re-invent itself. Jonathan Korejko (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/jonathan-korejko) £64 includes lunch, refreshments & materials An antidote to yesterday's WITH TEXTILES. Supporting WOOLFEST 2018 (3 miles away).

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A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: NORTH AMERICA

June 24th at 18:30 to June 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

From the days of the Pilgrim Fathers, to the War of Independence, to the settlement of lands west of the Mississippi, the story of the USA and Canada is a powerful and dramatic narrative about people seeking a new life and creating two new nations. Dr. David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to David's GERMANY course - attend both courses, get FREE Bed and Breakfast (only) for the day off in-between to do your own…

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BEGIN TO DISCOVER YOUR BEAUTIFUL SINGING VOICE – FULL DAY

June 27th at 09:30 to 19:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* An EXTENDED day to help discover your own true voice through 'bel canto' ('beautiful singing'). Morning together, after lunch private practice/tutorials, late afternoon Masterclass (performing solo optional), ending after a (well-earned) Dinner. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) £84 inc. refreshments, lunch and dinner (A residential runs 2-5 Sep)

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A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: GERMANY

June 27th at 18:30 to June 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

From tribal Communities opposed by Rome but celebrated by Tacitus, to confederation of States uniting as a single Nation, Germany's story is irrevocably linked to the fate and fortunes of European countries across centuries. Dr. David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to David's USA (North America) course - attend both courses, get FREE Bed and Breakfast (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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July 2018

TRAVEL WRITING: CRAFTING YOUR STORY

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

*NEW* Explore what makes good Travel writing. Transform holiday jottings, make the most of a journal. Write compelling articles to inspire. Experience unnecessary - just love travel and be ready to try! NEW TUTOR: Zoe Dawes (S.Cumbria www.highamhall.com/zoe-dawes) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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