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May 2018

GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION

May 4th at 18:30 to May 6th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Ever wondered why the topography and scenery of the Lake District varies so much from the rolling foothills of Kendal to the jagged peaks of the Central Fells, to Skiddaw's majestic yet rounded mountain scenery in the north? Find out when you travel through almost 500 million years of geological history - a story of the closure of ancient oceans, volcanoes, Himalayan-scale mountain ranges, tropical seas, swamps, deserts & ice ages. Includes a field trip out on Sunday with some…

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WRITING FICTION: ‘POINT OF VIEW’ AND ‘THE UNRELIABLE NARRATOR’

May 4th at 18:30 to May 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Writers (beginner and intermediate) interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or novel. Lectures, exercises, 1:1 tutorials plus creative solo time. Opt out of individual sessions to write for existing projects, or attend all for insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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RUSKIN LACE

May 4th at 18:30 to May 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 There is a new extra course on 6 June!

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RECORDER PLAYING: NEXT STEPS (RESCHEDULED)

May 6th at 18:30 to May 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This course was due to run 2-4th March but was postponed due to the bad weather. New date Sun 6th to Tue 8th May 2018. 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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TAKE THE TERROR OUT OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHERS

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

*NEW* At the thought of speaking in public, most get butterflies - get them to fly in formation. Practical and participative, build confidence and skills to develop and deliver an interesting speech. Plenty of practice, friendly and supportive, with constructive feedback and strategies on how to improve. Ideal for both career or hobby. Come, conquer your fears! Whatever you wish to use your new-found confidence on, you will feel more empowered and capable. NEW TUTOR: Lindsay Dutch (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/lindsay-dutch) Residential:…

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DRAWING AND PAINTING HORSES

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

*NEW* Equine Art (painting and sketching horses) is a must for every serious Artist. Using tried and tested techniques, draw these beautiful animals. Alex has exhibited at the Society of Equestrian Artists and for decades has owned and drawn horses. If we can, we will visit a real-life stables to for sketches! Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. any Field Trip

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CHINESE PAINTING – TREES AND MOUNTAINS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Extend creativity and be guided by an expert in a traditional craft reflecting both philosophy and tradition. Learn brush techniques, paint trees & mountains. No experience, not even art, required! Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. all materials

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART

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

*NEW* Over 3000 yrs, the ancient Egyptians created a range of Art immediately recognisable today. Explore how they were created, how they functioned in context, and why they are so distinctive. NEW TUTOR: Dr. Campbell Price (Manchester www.highamhall.com/campbell-price) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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CALLIGRAPHY: ITALICS FOR ALL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Develop your skills with Italic script. Be guided step-by-step to produce a high-quality finished piece of work. Experienced calligraphers welcome - any level catered for. Materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. materials

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BOOKBINDING AND RESTORATION

May 11th at 18:30 to May 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Old books are history and deserve TLC, so bring along at least three, (no larger than A4). Be guided through each process, learn techniques of paper repair and cover restoration using modern materials, keeping as much of the original as is practical. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 (Materials at cost)

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