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July 2018

START WITH WATERCOLOURS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

July 20th at 18:30 to July 24th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Step by step, in a deliberately small group, explore the possibilities of Watercolour in its diverse forms: water-soluble oils, pencils, sticks etc. See how paint and blending work on paper, what works best for you and embark as an artist. Includes all basic materials to try, so just bring yourself for patient, qualified instruction. LIMITED NUMBERS Angela Burton (Somerset www.highamhall.com/angela-burton) Residential: £403 Non-residential: £261 inc. all materials

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WRITING FICTION: ‘SHOWING AND TELLING’ AND ‘THE TITLE’

July 20th at 18:30 to July 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or novel. Lectures, exercises and 1:1 tutorials with writing time. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue an existing project, or attend all planned sessions for insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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NORDIC ROMANTIC ART: CARL LARSSON AND ANDERS ZORN

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

The two greatest Swedish artists of the Nordic Golden Age; Larsson's homely watercolours of country family life, pioneering a new domestic aesthetic; Zorn, internationally-recognised oil painter, both influenced by French plein-air realism, returning to paint their home region of Dalarna. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to Tims's VICTORIAN ART AND REALISM - attend both courses, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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BOOKBINDING: DECORATIVE NOTEBOOKS

July 20th at 18:30 to July 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Imaginations run wild as we utilise historical book structures in making special notebooks you could pass on. Work with Vellum, Leather and Card, sew in styles including Coptic and Medieval Longstitch and design your own fastenings. No experience required, just good hand skills. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials at cost)

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SUMMER SKIES AND WEATHER (OILS) WITH LINDA BIRCH

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Summer skies offer so many possibilities: clouds, sunshine, rain, mist, storm, long sunsets, twilight and moonlight. Study the effects of weather and how to render it in Oils. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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EMPOWER YOUR DRAWING WITH CERI ALLEN

July 24th at 18:30 to July 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be gently encouraged to approach Drawing in alternative ways. Experiment with the different media provided through interesting projects to enable you to free-up your technique. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

July 24th at 18:30 to July 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: THE WINTER’S TALE

July 27th at 18:30 to July 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Immerse yourself in plot, theme and character. Even if you've avoided the Bard like the pox since school, perhaps it's time to let him back into your life! Includes our outdoor (bring a chair) Sat pm performance of The Winter's Tale and a chance to meet the troupe. Hugh Parry (Wales - www.highamhall.com/hugh-parry) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: THE WINTER’S TALE

July 28th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We welcome back the Festival Players for an intriguing mix of drama and comedy. Leontes, King of Sicilia, sparked by jealousy over his Queen, sets in motion a train of events which affect two kingdoms and two generations.Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies with well-behaved owners welcome. The Festival Players www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk Tickets adults £13.50, school children £10 Included in our APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE Weekend.

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JAZZ PLAYERS’ SUMMER SCHOOL with guest Alan Barnes

July 29th at 18:30 to August 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A serious but relaxed week for jazz players who are able to play and read music to rehearsal band standard. Play from Swing to Bebop in small groups under superb guidance of one of England's best Jazz musicians. Before booking all prospective players should contact Len Phillips before enrolling on 01322 521 515 or lenphillips@btinternet.com to ascertain level, instrument(s) and suitability. Len is kindly continuing to help us out at this stage, even though he has now handed the reins…

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