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July 2022

WIND SERENADES SUMMER SCHOOL

July 3rd at 16:30 to July 8th at 17:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wind Chamber course for high-advanced amateur players (diploma-standard level 1 minimum) to work in-depth on substantial original repertoire with the highest level of tuition. All works studied will be performed complete in informal concerts on the last day. The course includes a mid-week Tutors' concert. Laurence Perkins (bassoon - www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) with Philippa Davies, Colin Honour and Jan Willem Nelleke We can pick-up at 4:30pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) ONLY BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT. Residential: £700 Non-residential: £520 All applications to…

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WRITING FICTION: LEARNING FROM THE GREATS: F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

July 5th at 18:30 to July 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Immersing oneself in the literature of the Western canon is like slipping back in time and having a tete-a-tete with its greatest writers. In this course, aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in short stories, novellas or the novel, we will use lectures and writing exercises to explore the literature of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and see what we can learn from the greats. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £346 Non-residential: £244

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A VERY SPECIAL WOODWIND RECITAL

July 6th at 20:15 to 21:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Laurence Perkins (bassoon - www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) with Philippa Davies (Flute), Colin Honour (Clarinet) and Jan Willem Nelleke (Piano) An hour of memorable musical performances, held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. (One hour, no interval). ADMISSION £10 Proceeds to Stroke Association with Bar available beforehand and afterwards.

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AN INFORMAL (& FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT – IN TWO HALVES

July 8th at 11:00 to 15:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to share two 45-minute concerts at 11am and 2pm, spanning lunchtime, given by diploma-standard players, completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs! You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our grounds in between, with donations welcome for tea and a slice afterwards. Limited Lunch spaces might…

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BREAKING THE RULES OF WATERCOLOUR: GARDEN PAINTING

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

Few subjects could be more quintessentially English than a garden, made famous by great Victorian painters like Helen Allingham, who created technical marvels capturing the disappearing country idyll she feared was being spoiled by the effects of the industrial revolution. Rather than 'chocolate box' in feel, garden painting can be vibrant, modern and exciting. On this practical course Jason offers some fresh approaches with watercolours to put the feel of summer into your art. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £250…

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BLOW! INTERMEDIATE WOODWIND WEEKEND

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

Grades 3 to 5 Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon. Small and larger group playing under patient, enjoyable professional instruction. A great way to develop your playing! Notify us of instrument when booking. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/tricia-trona-melville-mason) Residential: £280 Non-residential: £210

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CIRCLE DANCE RETREAT

July 10th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An extended Circle Dance retreat. Newcomers, as well as experienced, are welcome to join this inclusive form of community dancing where no partners are required. Music and dances drawn from worldwide cultures and countries and pace varies from lively to meditative. A tonic for body and mind! Anne-Lise Kryger (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-lise-kryger) Residential: £445 Non-residential: £310

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PAINTING THE SEA: CUMBRIA’S WEST COAST

July 10th at 18:30 to July 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
Lionel Playford - Solway Firth Commission for Higham Hall College

Cumbria's west coast offers a varied subject for the landscape artist. Join professional landscape painter Lionel Playford on a journey of discovery in outdoor sketching and studio painting visiting old harbours, wide beaches, rocky headlands and salt marshes for inspiration. Lionel Playford (N Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £579 Non-residential: £412 (incl. field trips)

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LEARNING FROM THE SCOTTISH COLOURISTS

July 10th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The legacies of just four Scottish painters: Peploe, Cadell, Hunter and Fergusson, enlivened their national image and still influence artists today with vibrant colours stemming from the Fauvist tradition. Let Ceri guide your painting to encapsulate this magic on this extended painting break. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £445 Non-residential: £310

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS

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

Join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens, some not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some hidden horticultural gems of the Lake District. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £376 Non-residential: £274 (incl. field trips) Repeated in September.

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