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March 2019

EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY: PEOPLE AND PLACES

March 22nd at 18:30 to March 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The pastoral can be dismissed as a rather trivial genre: nymphs, shepherds, nothing serious. It is, in fact, a tradition as old as poetry itself, still alive, touching on vital and often conflicting areas of experience - love and war, city and country, paradises lost and regained, gardens and wilderness. Enjoy a wide range of poetry across ages. Texts provided for a wonderful, illuminating journey for all lovers of poetry. Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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RECORDER CONSORT WEEKEND

March 22nd at 18:30 to March 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An opportunity for recorder players to enjoy a weekend of mostly one-to-a-part consort playing, in anything from three to eight parts, and to discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but we may extend into some Baroque and 20th Century music too. (Coincides with the Viol Weekend, so some interaction may be possible.) Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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VIOL CONSORT WEEKEND

March 22nd at 18:30 to March 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Now in its third year at Higham, this friendly course (for all standards except beginner) will focus on consorts by William Byrd and John Jenkins. For those who wish there can be some interaction with the recorder course running alongside. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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FRIENDS OF HIGHAM AGM 2019

March 24th at 12:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Members of the Friends are invited to the Annual General Meeting and lunch. Please join us for the welcome reception from 12pm before the meeting at 12.45pm. The meeting closes at 2pm and members are welcome to stay for lunch at a cost of £10. After lunch there will be an informal discussion to share ideas, all rounded off with tea and cake. You can be a tremendous support to Higham by joining the Friends and donating just £10 per…

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SACRED SPACES – FROM PREHISTORY TO THE MEDIEVAL IN CUMBRIA

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

A closer look at some of the sacred places around the Lake District, from over 5000 years ago through to the Norman settlement. Visit some unique places, some away from the normal tourist paths - consider those who built these monuments and churches, their motivation and explore how continuity of use features so strongly in our story of human settlement. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 inc. Field Trips and all lunches out.

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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

March 24th at 18:30 to March 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Make a stained glass panel or a Tiffany style lamp, developing skills so that you can construct more elaborate projects later. Understand and use the techniques of template glass cutting, using grinding machines, copper foiling, leading application and final soldering. No experience required - be guided in all aspects. Illustrated evening slide lectures. Materials dependent on project. Limited spaces. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 (Materials at cost)

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STALIN AND THE SOVIET UNION

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

Explore the life and times of Stalin and his impact upon the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. We will consider his rise to power in the 1920s, industrialisation and terror in the 1930s, the Second World War, Soviet expansion after 1945 and the Cold War. In the arts we will explore the development of Socialist Realism. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY follows - attend both, save £25.

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WRITING FICTION: ‘THE LITTLE BOX OF LANGUAGE TRICKS’ AND ‘TIME’

March 26th at 18:30 to March 29th 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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HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY

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

Adolf Hitler strides across the history of the 20th Century like a colossus. He changed the lives of most Europeans during his years in power and we continue to live with the positive and negative implications of his defeat in 1945. This is an introduction to his life and the movement he founded. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 STALIN AND THE SOVIET UNION precedes - attend both, save £25.

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WATERLOO: INSURRECTIONS AND TIGHT PLACES

March 29th at 18:30 to March 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Our main theme this year is the British Army's response to civil unrest at home and abroad in the 18th Century. We also look in detail at two Peninsular actions fought with backs to the sea. Speakers: Paul Brunyee, Patrick Mercer, John Morewood, Julian Spilsbury. Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 Arranged in co-operation with The Waterloo Association.

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