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June 2020

BUTTERFLIES, MOTHS AND THE COUNTRYSIDE OF NORTH WEST CUMBRIA

June 1st at 18:30 to June 4th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 16:00 Thu 4 Jun 2020 For lovers of natural history and the countryside we will walk contrasting Cumbrian sites where conservation management has helped the habitats of rare butterflies inc. Marsh Fritillary, Mountain Ringlet, Small Blue and The Forester. Presentations and discussion will consider wider conservation issues. Chris Winnick with Claire Winnick (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-winnick) Residential: £350 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip; ends 4pm on the last day)

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BREAKING THE RULES OF WATERCOLOUR: MODERNISTIC, MAGICAL TREES

June 1st at 18:30 to June 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 13:30 Fri 5 Jun 2020 For artists wishing to be less predictable, looking to modernise painting approaches and re-ignite painting passion. Explore ways of seeing and illustrating trees so your finished work expresses a little of the joy you perhaps could feel as a child, when imagination took you wherever you wanted to go. Jason Skill (Northumberland jason skil) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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GET WEAVING! COLOURS, TEXTURES AND PATTERNS

June 1st at 18:30 to June 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 13:30 Thu 4 Jun 2020 Weave on a beautiful table top loom (provided), exploring the use of colour and textile. Learn how to follow and read weave patterns and, naturally, how to set the loom up! Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (Yarns £15 max from Tutor.)

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

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

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 13:30 Wed 3 Jun 2020 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: £238 Non-residential: £169

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RUSKIN LACE

June 3rd at 18:30 to June 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Wed 3 Jun - 13:30 Fri 5 Jun 2020 A Lake District speciality since 1884, using Needlepoint Lace techniques for drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs. Suitable for both beginner and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (If required, Starter Pack £12 from Tutor)

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CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND PIANO

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

18:30 Fri 5 Jun - 13:30 Sun 7 Jun 2020 Some intense music-making for pre-formed string quartets or piano groups. Each should choose two works for special study and a large library will be available for exploration. Louise Latham with Mary Dainton (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louiselatham) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

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

18:30 Fri 5 Jun - 13:30 Sun 7 Jun 2020 Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just recover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Materials from Tutor)

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LAW AND ORDER IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND

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

18:30 Sun 7 Jun - 13:30 Tue 9 Jun 2020 A legal system had to be accessed, guilt determined and penalties given. Law was made by royal pronouncement and by the written word and new laws had to be transmitted. We shall explore examples of how justice was viewed and applied. The book needed for this course (Laws of the Earliest English Kings) is included to take home. Philip Holdsworth (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/philip-holdsworth) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £184 (inc. book required…

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LAKELAND BIRDS

June 7th at 18:30 to June 12th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 7 Jun - 9:00 Fri 12 Jun 2020 The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in- and out-doors, explore habitats from upland fells to rivers, lakes and coast. Comfortable pace, ideal for learning to recognise birds by both sight and sound. Reasonable walking required (Level 2). Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £358 (inc. Field Trips - fair amount of walking)

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CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING – LAKELAND LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

June 8th at 18:30 to June 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 8 Jun - 13:30 Thu 11 Jun 2020 *NEW* One of the most popular Chinese brush painting subjects, Shan Shui translates as 'mountain and water'. Apply a unique flavour to our wonderful summer Higham scenery, sketch and paint inside and outdoors. All materials provided - but maybe bring some of your favourite landscape images. Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (inc. all materials)

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