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June 2018

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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ACOUSTIC SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

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

Explore the true craft of Songwriting, to write just for yourself, or to perform. No need to read music: write just lyrics, just music, or both. Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/nicholas-corder) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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VICTORIAN ART, REALISM AND IDEALISM IN TOWN AND COUNTRY

July 17th at 18:30 to July 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Depictions of idyllic country scenes and grimy urban life reveal a deep tension in Victorian society; this course will examine the complexity of this society through the paintings, engravings, photographs and cartoons. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to Tims's NORDIC ART course - attend both, get FREE Bed and Breakfast (only, not dinner, although you can book it if you wish to!) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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WRITING FICTION: ‘SHOWING AND TELLING’ AND ‘THE TITLE’

July 20th at 18:30 to July 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or novel. Lectures, exercises and 1:1 tutorials with writing time. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue an existing project, or attend all planned sessions for insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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BOOKBINDING: DECORATIVE NOTEBOOKS

July 20th at 18:30 to July 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Imaginations run wild as we utilise historical book structures in making special notebooks you could pass on. Work with Vellum, Leather and Card, sew in styles including Coptic and Medieval Longstitch and design your own fastenings. No experience required, just good hand skills. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials at cost)

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