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September 2017

T’AI CHI & CHI KUNG DAY

September 30th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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T'ai Chi movement principles enable us to rediscover ease and comfort in movement, while improving balance and effectiveness of actions. They are relevant to everyday activities, as well as being common to all T'ai Chi styles and Forms. Chi Kung is the foundation practice, developing awareness of how we use our bodies and relate to our environment. Sheila Aimson (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sheila-aimson) £62 including lunch & refreshments

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October 2017

YOGA AFTERNOON FOR AUTUMN

October 1st at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Balance the energies of the Autumn season. A slow steady approach to yoga asana - relaxation & mindfulness meditation practices to calm, focus & soothe the mind. Open to all who can practise unaided, standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for a pre-course information sheet (available online) and find out what you need to bring. Linda Allam (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/linda-allam) £18 including refreshments

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HOOKY & PRODDY RUG MAKING

October 1st at 18:30 to October 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Design and create a hanging or rug that reflects genuine artistic depth from old clothing & non-furnishing fabrics using this fantastic technique on hessian backing. Bring scissors and some own material if you like. Covers all techniques. Equipment provided to borrow. Novices welcome as it is easy to get started, and can become a worthwhile obsession! Heather Ritchie (North Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/heather-ritchie) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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WILDLIFE THROUGH THE CAMERA WITH KEITH OFFORD

October 2nd at 18:30 to October 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Photograph wildlife around you. Beginners with a basic camera will learn more about skills and compositional elements of a good photograph. Using Higham's 6 acres (including having a go in a hide!) there will also be an outing to put it into practice. Leisurely Level 1 walking but reasonable mobility needed. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. Field Trips

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

October 4th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, taking pencils to capture the chorus and do short sketches. These will then be developed using watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! NEW TUTOR: Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £72 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: JELLY ROLL QUILT

October 6th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A relaxing weekend with other quilters using strips of fabric to give an intricate looking quilt. Help always on hand to guide you along and you may work at your own pace. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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MUSHROOMS & TOADSTOOLS – DELVING DEEPER

October 6th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For those with some basic knowledge of identifying fungi, an opportunity to further develop your identification skills with a respected expert. Field trips: easy, but off-path walking. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £172 inc. Field Trips

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PAINTING ON LOCATION – AUTUMN LAKES (5 NIGHT)

October 8th at 18:30 to October 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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All media. Indoors, learn specific techniques and methods needed for painting on location. Plan a successful painting with a few simple steps and basic principles. Capture atmosphere and convey distance and scale. Progress to outdoor studies of our beautiful autumnal Lakeland landscape. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £495 Non-residential: £339 (sharing cars for trips) PAINTING AUTUMN LANDSCAPES with LIONEL PLAYFORD follows. Book both courses, save £40.

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THE ORIGIN OF LIFE

October 10th at 18:30 to October 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Seven fascinating lectures from a scientific perspective. What is Life? How did the first living cell arise on the primitive Earth? Early ideas, new theories and discoveries will be discussed. Are we alone or is there life elsewhere in the Universe? New discoveries have changed both perceptions and possibilities. Recalling some basic chemistry could be handy but not essential! Prof. David I Stott (Glasgow www.highamhall.com/david-stott) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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PAINTING IN ACRYLICS BEGINNERS & BEYOND (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

October 10th at 18:30 to October 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Viv's layered approach to learning allows beginners to explore the basic principles of painting with acrylics. Students with more experience will be able to extend their range by using additives and other media. All without expensive purchasing. Just bring yourself! Limited numbers. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £510 Non-residential: £354 inc. all materials and trips.

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