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July 2018

SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: THE WINTER’S TALE

July 28th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We welcome back the Festival Players for an intriguing mix of drama and comedy. Leontes, King of Sicilia, sparked by jealousy over his Queen, sets in motion a train of events which affect two kingdoms and two generations.Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies with well-behaved owners welcome. The Festival Players www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk Tickets adults £13.50, school children £10 Included in our APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE Weekend.

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August 2018

FILM AND HISTORY

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

Film, particularly fiction film, provides information which conventional historical documents do not. It shows what we think, how we speak, what our lives look like. Look at life (1900-1950) in Britain, America, Germany, Italy, France and Russia. Dr. Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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PHILOSOPHY: MEDIEVAL

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

During the first millennia Christianity became assimilated into Roman culture. The Greek idea of philosophy as rational examination independent of religious doctrine sat uncomfortably with the rise of Christianity. Questions about the nature of the universe and what constitutes a virtuous life were held to be answered in the scriptures and were no longer considered subjects for philosophical discussion. The philosophers in this course, including Augustine of Hippo, sought to integrate Greek philosophy into Christian religion. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper)…

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September 2018

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

September 5th at 18:30 to September 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Intermediate and Advanced (tout en français!) a superb opportunity to improve your French, your confidence and fluency in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a wide range of activities, play communication games, discuss, read and listen to authentic French resources (Press, Radio, TV, Film, Song) and, importantly, have fun. Bon voyage! Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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LITERALLY SPEAKING: HAMLET, MACBETH & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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

The double mode - Tragedy and Comedy in Shakespeare: sinister forces with elements of danger unseen contrast with his take on the extraordinary effects of falling passionately in love. A new view, including new research, supplemented by musical responses - everything from original 17th century settings to Verdi, Britten and Thomas. For both Beginners and Connoisseurs! Dr. Richard Moore (Berwickshire www.highamhall.com/richard-moore) This will be Richard's final Higham course, as he is retiring after this from his Higham commitments. We thank…

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FRENCH AND BELGIAN FILM

September 14th at 18:30 to September 16th 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). Préjudice (2016) - drama: sibling rivalry and parenting with dark twists. Tomboy (2011) - drama: a 10 year old girl's identity. "An Absolute Delight" (BBC) Cloclo (2012) - biopic: the extraordinary life of French pop icon Claude François.. Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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EXPLORING KING LEAR: SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGIC MASTERPIECE

September 14th at 18:30 to September 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a powerful tragedy of two families and kingdom destroyed by rivalry and misunderstanding. Focus on the play's themes, narrative and sources, examine how Shakespeare uses language, structure and visual imagery to influence his audience. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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GENRES IN ART WE ALL SHOULD KNOW

September 16th at 18:30 to September 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Gorgeous images of a wide range of Art genres: Portrait, Landscape, Religious Art, Realism, Still life, Horses, Cats, Birds, Flowers and Illustration plus some related Film. A rich feast for the eyes! Adrian Sumner (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/adrian-sumner) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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THE QUEST FOR THE PICTURESQUE – EARLY LAKELAND TRAVELLERS

September 16th at 18:30 to September 21st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Minibus Field Trips (a little walking) exploring the Lakes, Lectures inspired by significant Writers and Artists, including Wordsworth. Take in some of the best visual and historic locations that Georgian travellers began venturing to, spectacular scenery along the way. A different array to last year's focus on later era Writers. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £359 incl. Field Trips, admissions & any packed lunches, but excluding refreshment stops.

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: GREAT SCENES FROM OPERA

September 16th at 18:30 to September 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy sound and spectacle from a golden age of Opera. Gounod's lively Fair Scene from Faust. Contrasting scenes from Verdi's Aida and Don Carlos mixing conflicts of state and individual. Tchaikovsky's touching letter scene and Ball from Eugene Onegin. Bringing the curtain down, the awe-inspiring Grail Scene from Wagner's Parsifal and the joyous festival which ends The Mastersingers. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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