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May 2020

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO C.S. LEWIS

May 1st at 18:30 to May 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 1 May - 13:30 Mon 4 May 2020 Learn more about the thinking of author, essayist and Christian apologist who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia as an allegory of Good and Evil. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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June 2020

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

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

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 13:30 Wed 3 Jun 2020 For Intermediate and Advanced French speakers to develop confidence and fluency in a friendly, structured but fun atmosphere. Activities: communication games, discussion, reading and listening to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films and songs. Formidable! Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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PHILOSOPHY: BUT IS IT ART?

June 12th at 18:30 to June 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 12 Jun - 13:30 Sun 14 Jun 2020 Well, here's an interesting question to have some fun with. No expertise required, simply an enquiring mind and the desire to enjoy considering the way others view aspects of the world. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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IMPROVE YOUR SCRABBLE

June 28th at 18:30 to July 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 28 Jun - 13:30 Wed 1 Jul 2020 *NEW* Aimed at those who play the game already, but would like some tips on how to improve their scores. Two former Scottish Champions will guide you to the next level through tuition, practical examples and competitive play. SCRABBLE is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of and © 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved. NEW TUTORS: Alan Sinclair and Wilma Warwick Residential: £335…

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July 2020

WHAT MAKES A GOOD LAUREATE – A POET FOR THE PUBLIC?

July 10th at 18:30 to July 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 10 Jul - 13:30 Sun 12 Jul 2020 We will consider some of the historic laureates - Dryden onwards, Wordsworth (of course), Tennyson and on to the C20th ones. Is there a place for public poetry these days? Is the Laureateship now an outmoded idea? Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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WRITING FICTION: SETTING AND SENTENCES

July 14th at 18:30 to July 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Tue 14 Jul - 13:30 Fri 17 Jul 2020 Develop and enhance your Writing skills in a friendly, easy-going workshop atmosphere. Enjoy time to work alongside helpful advice and discussion of effective examples to use as inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 Some brief preliminary material will be sent out with Course Programme.

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August 2020

SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL?

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

18:30 Sat 22 Aug - 13:30 Mon 24 Aug 2020 Writing novels is just a pipe-dream? This course will set you on the road to success. Our Tutor, (five published novels, international recognition) will guide you through a range of genres and methodology and fire your imagination to produce submissions that will be noticed. Gordon Parker (Tyneside www.highamhall.com/gordon-parker) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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YOU THE JURY

August 28th at 18:30 to August 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 28 Aug - 13:30 Mon 31 Aug 2020 After listening to and discussing evidence with fellow Jurors, you will be able to pronounce your verdict on five separate (real-life) murder cases, which occurred between 1900-1975, chosen for the insights they can give us on our judicial system and social history. Come equipped with pen, notebook and open mind... A late summer Bank Holiday treat. N.B. This format involves lots of listening around the room. Diane Janes (www.highamhall.com/diane-janes) SPECIAL…

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September 2020

SHAKESPEARE’S FALSTAFF – IN THE TAVERN, ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND IN LOVE

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

18:30 Fri 11 Sep - 13:30 Sun 13 Sep 2020 Join us to explore the adventures of Shakespeare's most popular rogue, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff, plus the other events and characters of Henry IV, Part 1 and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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TRAVEL WRITING: CRAFTING YOUR STORY

September 22nd at 18:30 to September 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Tue 22 Sep - 13:30 Fri 25 Sep 2020 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: £345 Non-residential: £244…

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