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September 2018

THE FIRST WORLD WAR: “THE WAR THAT WOULD NOT END”

Wednesday September 26, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday September 28, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For British and French, WW1 ended 11am, 11th November 1918 and all was meant to get back to normal. Yet, east of the Rhine, it was the start of years of revolutions, attempted revolutions, Fascism, civil wars and wars between successor states of the Empires. Explore a forgotten chapter in Europe's violent history and some implications. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 POST WW1 BRITAIN follows - attend both, save £25.

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A LAND FIT FOR HEROES? BRITAIN AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Friday September 28, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday September 30, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

24th November 1918, David Lloyd George declared the task of any future government: "to make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in", an aim not realised between the wars, with a society divided between south/north, prosperity/poverty, social change/political conservatism. Consider 20s and 30s Britain - rising hemlines to Jarrow Marchers - and her response to the approach of WW2. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 THE WAR THAT WOULD NOT END precedes - attend both,…

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October 2018

WRITING FICTION: ‘THE STORY AND THE READER’ AND ‘SYMBOLISM’

Monday October 1, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday October 4, 2018 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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BOOKBINDING: THE MAMLUK BINDING MODEL

Friday October 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday October 8, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For nearly 1000 years, the Mamluks became a powerful military knightly caste in various Muslim ruled societies, developing their own style of religious text binding. We will make a model of this Islamic binding creating embossed leather, papers and covers using metal and wooden patterned blocks and traditional finishing tools as well as sewing chevron headbands - good hand skills needed. Don't worry Doug will take you through each step. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials £30…

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WRITING GHOST STORIES

Sunday October 28, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday November 1, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A timely writing course for those who enjoy and would like to write ghost stories. Using examples from one of the most accomplished writers of the genre, M. R. James, enjoy lectures and writing exercises on character, setting, point of view and structure, before completing some ghost stories of our own! Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £388 Non-residential: £246

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November 2018

DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS THROUGH PERSONAL REFLECTION AND EXPRESSION: WHO AM I, REALLY?

Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 9, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, this course will support you to gain a deeper level of self-understanding. Time will be offered for group discussion, 1-1 reflection and individual silence. Beginners welcome, together with those familiar with reflective practice. Please complete a very short questionnaire after booking, so Tutor may contact you if needed: Complete the Questionnaire online below, or: Click here to download a copy of the Questionnaire to print & send. NEW TUTOR: Ruth Bridges (Cumbria…

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CALLIGRAPHY: UNCIALS SCRIPT (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Friday November 9, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 11, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An introduction to using Uncials, a majuscule script (written entirely in capitals) commonly used from the 4th to 8th Century by Latin and Greek scribes which also works very well with modern texts. For absolute beginners, but more advanced techniques will be taught for more experienced calligraphers. All materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. materials

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PHILOSOPHY: THE RENAISSANCE

Wednesday November 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 23, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Renaissance, a prolific rebirth of creativity, marked a renewed interest in Greek and Latin Classical culture. It was a movement that placed humans, rather than God, at its centre. This course examines the key thinkers from this time, including Machiavelli and de Montaigne. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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December 2018

WRITING FICTION: ‘DEVELOPING CHARACTER’ AND ‘NAMES’

Monday December 3, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday December 6, 2018 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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CAROLS FOR ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE

Sunday December 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday December 18, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Experienced singers as well as anyone who has shied off joining in through feelings of vocal inadequacy are welcome to join (or rejoin) us for this fun pre-Christmas event. Enjoy many carols, familiar and less so, as we aim to add to your confidence and enjoyment. Ends in a little Christmas informal singsong which is open to all. Any level. Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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