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February 2018

SHAKESPEARE’S REBELLIOUS WOMEN: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW AND MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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

*NEW* Chase away the winter blues by exploring two of Shakespeare's most popular comedies through a mix of lectures, DVD clips and group discussion. We will concentrate particularly on the feisty heroines of these plays, looking also at how society tries to control their rebellious instincts and how their apparently more biddable 'sisters' challenge the system by other means. NEW TUTOR: Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ASPECTS OF ASTRONOMY

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

Explore what is up in the sky. Try out simple equipment and hear what we know about the Universe. Discover exciting things currently happening in the heavens. Advice will be given on the use of binoculars or small telescopes – if you have them, bring them. We hope for telescope views of the Sun, Moon (weekend specially chosen) and famous star clusters and nebulae. No experience required. Dr. David Clarke (former Observatory Director, Glasgow Uni www.highamhall.com/david-clarke) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: SPRING FLOWERS

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

*NEW* Take inspiration from the many bulbs and flowers in the Spring garden to draw and paint an accurate study with botanical details of your favourite plant from first basic steps to a beautiful composition. Individual tuition throughout, beginners and more experienced artists welcome. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Preceded by a TRY FOR A DAY course with tutor Lis Bramwell.

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ALAN BARNES JAZZ MASTER CLASS

February 25th at 18:30 to March 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop your jazz playing. How about 5 times British Award winning saxophonist Alan Barnes as Tutor? You need to be able to read music, understand chords and preferably have rehearsal band experience. Limited spaces. Contact Len Phillips before enrolling: 01322 521 515/07904 037 647 lenphillips@btinternet.com Residential: £470 Non-residential: £330

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NEEDLEFELTED ANIMALS OR JEWELLERY

February 25th at 18:30 to February 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Using a felting needle is artistic, amazingly therapeutic and within all capabilities. Be guided to create characterful pieces to decorate or adorn. No previous skills required, but those with an artistic eye may discover another way to express their work! Lana Norman (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lana-norman) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ABSTRACTING FROM THE LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

February 27th at 18:30 to March 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Often a beautiful piece of art can emerge from just a small section of a larger photograph. This course aims to change the way you perceive the landscape; allows you to develop abstract yet meaningful works by focusing on individual sections of a larger image. Develop confidence in pattern, colour, composition and mood, creating work that still has relevance to its source. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243 inc. all materials

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March 2018

WALKING STICKS WITH HANDLES OF WOOD & ANTLER

March 2nd at 18:30 to March 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Use traditional tools, techniques and methods, learn how to produce 2 different walking sticks to take home. Includes handle and cap shaping, peg joint making (to join the handle to the shank) preparing for polishing, shank dressing and finishing. Also remember, these are works of art that you will have created! NEW TUTOR: Stuart Lawrence (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/stuart-lawrence) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Materials £30 per stick from Tutor.

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY WEEKEND

March 2nd at 18:30 to March 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

In tones and shades of neutral colours, this relies very much on texture and 3D effects - one of its most endearing qualities. Combine a variety of hand-embroidered stitches with a selection of mixed-media techniques to create delightful hand-stitched embroidery. All levels welcome from total beginners to more experienced. Stitch a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own designs. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Join Angie's EASTER EMBROIDERY EXTRAVAGANZA 30 Mar.

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RECORDER PLAYING: NEXT STEPS

March 2nd at 18:30 to March 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Do not be scared to make mistakes ... have fun ... make music. The standard is roughly Grade 1-3, but this is a chance for those developing a liking for recorder playing to progress their musicality in a gentle way with like-minded people under professional guidance. Enjoy! Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ADVANCED WIND CHAMBER MUSIC DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

March 4th at 18:30 to March 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A course for wind players of diploma standard (i.e. above grade 8), working in detail on original wind chamber repertoire for large and smaller ensembles, tutored by Laurence Perkins. There will be an informal concert performance (free) at 11:15am on the last day of all three works. We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £285 All applications to be made initially through Laurence to…

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