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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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SHAKESPEARE’S TWELFTH NIGHT: TWINS, LOVE AND MADNESS

Friday February 22, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 24, 2019 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

Friday March 1, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 3, 2019 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

Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday March 8, 2019 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

Friday March 8, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 10, 2019 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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MAPPING YOUR LIFESTORY

Friday March 15, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 17, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A fun, visual way of recording what you have done and where you have been. Create 'maps' as you reflect on your life, spot key locations and connections, reviving forgotten memories. Feel the benefit as you gently take stock of life's richness with both ups and downs. Be prepared to doodle - no skill needed at all - just you! Dr. Jo Stanley (Pennines www.highamhall.com/jo-stanley) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. all materials

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EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY: PEOPLE AND PLACES

Friday March 22, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 24, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The pastoral can be dismissed as a rather trivial genre: nymphs, shepherds, nothing serious. It is, in fact, a tradition as old as poetry itself, still alive, touching on vital and often conflicting areas of experience - love and war, city and country, paradises lost and regained, gardens and wilderness. Enjoy a wide range of poetry across ages. Texts provided for a wonderful, illuminating journey for all lovers of poetry. Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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WRITING FICTION: ‘THE LITTLE BOX OF LANGUAGE TRICKS’ AND ‘TIME’

Tuesday March 26, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday March 29, 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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