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July 2019

SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

July 27th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We welcome back the Festival Players for this great comedy and hope for good weather! Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies with well-behaved owners welcome. Bring your own seats and dress for the Lakeland Summer weather! “The course of true love never did run smooth”, but the sparring antics of Shakespeare’s erstwhile lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, provide great hilarity for the other members of the household who plot to reunite them. Against this background, another romance is almost derailed by…

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August 2019

YOU THE JURY

August 23rd at 18:30 to August 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* After listening to and discussing the evidence with fellow jurors, you will be able to pronounce your verdict on four 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 - open to all! NEW TUTOR: Diane Janes (www.highamhall.com/diane-janes) SPECIAL PRICE (3 nights for the price of 2) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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September 2019

SINGING SOLO – FROM SCRATCH

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

*NEW* Small workshop for focussing on professional techniques for developing your singing skills. Aimed at those with little or no experience, keen to find out how to find a proper voice, whatever genre you are inclined towards. Beginners welcome! First of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

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

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: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Also 14 June)

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SHAKESPEARE’S VENETIAN PLAYS: RACE, RELIGION AND SEXUALITY IN OTHELLO AND THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

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

Both plays feature outsiders due to religion, race, social status, gender or orientation. 400 years on, such issues are still topical. Join us to discuss Shakespeare's exploration of such themes - and why Venice is the backdrop. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

September 20th at 18:30 to September 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments (a small amount of lead is possible). No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178 inc. all materials Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows.

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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

More advanced illumination: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Practical tips on mastering technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Those who are already able to make and lay gesso are welcome to work on their own projects with help and advice from the tutor. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178 inc. all materials Toni's INTRO TO ILLUMINATION precedes.

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October 2019

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO PROUST

October 23rd at 18:30 to October 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Suitable for anyone simply wishing to get those little grey cells stimulated, find out why so many people consider the writings of Marcel Proust as indispensable to life, love and humanity. Let the incomparable Darren gently guide you. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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November 2019

THE PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE OF TOLSTOY

November 12th at 18:30 to November 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The author of Anna Karenina and, of course, War and Peace. Let Darren enlighten you as to what this literary giant was saying to a society poised for radical changes. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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SILENCE: CULTIVATING QUIET IN A NOISY WORLD

November 21st at 18:30 to November 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Explore the meaning and practice of Silence. Through gentle group discussion, individual reflection and periods of stillness, be supported to experience a quieter way of living. Guided meditation and music are offered as gateways into silence and 1:1 sessions are a chance to consider what might lie beyond the noise of your own life. Ruth Bridges (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ruth-bridges) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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