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October 2021

INFORMAL & FREE JAZZ CONCERT: MARK BASSEY & FRIENDS

October 27th at 19:30 to 21:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Eminent trombonist Mark and members of his course will perform from the Alston Curve in our grounds. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) FREE, but dress for weather and bring a chair!

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BRASS BAND WEEKEND

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

A serious, yet relaxed weekend for brass band players to rehearse and perform popular, and perhaps lesser-known, brass band repertoire. There will be both whole-band and sectional rehearsals under the superb guidance of world-renowned tenor hornist Owen Farr and professional musicians Andy Kershaw (tuba) and Martyn Grisdale (cornet). All prospective players must contact Martyn on 07970 036592 or martyn@onlinetrumpetteacher.com before enrolling to ascertain level, instrument(s) and suitability. Martyn Grisdale (Course leader) with Andy Kershaw and Owen Farr Residential: £242 Non-residential:…

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LACE: AS YOU LIKE IT

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

Want to learn, or return to, the beautiful craft of bobbin lacemaking? Have a lace pattern and need project advice? This is for you. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 (Basic materials purchasable from Tutor c£5-£10

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CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

October 31st at 16:30 to November 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work with (don't fight against) the fast-drying nature of acrylics and use mixed media to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings (from reference images of your Tutor's home on the Isle of Skye), layer by layer. For all levels to loosen up with a willingness to get paint on hands, possibly clothes! Marion Boddy-Evans (Skye www.highamhall.com/marion-boddy-evans) Residential: £499 Non-residential: £329

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METALLICS FOR CHRISTMAS (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

October 31st at 18:30 to November 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn to use real metal leaf, metallic transfer foil and metallic powders to create striking patterns and designs, bold and subtle images, intriguing embellishments and backgrounds. Print and stencil with metallic varnishes and waxes for wrapping paper designs and textures. Experiment with combinations and layouts before assembling your Christmas cards. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Residential: £262 Non-residential: £192 (Materials included) Precedes GILDING NATURE with Jo.

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CEILIDH BAND FOLK ENSEMBLE FOR ALL

October 31st at 18:30 to November 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* For musicians of any standard with a concert pitch instrument such as violin (fiddle), viola, cello, mandolin, mandola, banjo, ukulele, guitar, flute whistle, piano accordion, melodeon, concertina etc. Parts for transposing instruments in Bb, Eb and bass clef will be available. Play a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk music from the British Isles, America and beyond with parts tailored to all abilities. NEW TUTOR* Chris McShane (Barnsley www.highamhall.com/chris-mcshane) Residential: £436 Non-residential: £304

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November 2021

GILDING NATURE (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

November 2nd at 18:30 to November 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn spectacular techniques for gilding flowers, leaves and seed heads from your garden and the wild. Start with pressed leaves and flowers, progress onto more challenging 3D items - dried pods, seed heads, cones, bark, fresh leaves, flowers, pebbles and shells etc. Great skills to use for amazing pieces for Christmas, weddings and anniversaries. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Residential: £262 Non-residential: £192 (Materials included) Follows METALLICS FOR CHRISTMAS with Jo.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

November 4th at 18:30 to November 7th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A thorough introduction through talks and practical sessions. Study a museum-quality geological collection from around the world and scrutinise the inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks down the microscope. A large selection of geological maps and books will also be to hand. Visit Keswick Museum geology collection to view specimens from their stores and the John Ruskin collection. Also a brief field trip - come prepared with warm clothes and walking boots! N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm…

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES: GRADES IV-VI

November 5th at 16:30 to November 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For intermediate players (roughly Grades 4-6). An opportunity to play together over a pleasant weekend with others, with expert guidance as appropriate. Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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MAKE THE MOST OF WATERCOLOURS (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

November 5th at 18:30 to November 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be guided as to how to make use of watercolours to achieve the essential elements for successful paintings. Get used to colour-mixing, composition and different ways of achieving effects in a simple way, with time to experiment and develop various techniques. Just bring yourself! Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £252 Non-residential: £182 (incl. materials)

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