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December 2020

CHRISTMAS CREATIONS

Sunday December 13, 2020 at 18:30 to Tuesday December 15, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Arrangements using artificial and fresh material will include a snowflake lit wreath, a cone and a candle table centerpiece, a star wreath, a book folded Fairyhouse/Birdhouse/Greenhouse, a long candlelit bauble arrangement, a lit wineglass and a candle platter. All materials provided so come along and enjoy! Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £270 Non-residential: £201 (inc. materials) A repeat(due to demand)

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WILLOW BASKET (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Sunday December 13, 2020 at 18:30 to Wednesday December 16, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An old favourite! Work with Cumbria basket maker Phil Bradley to learn the techniques involved in English roundwork basketry. We will cover some of the basic elements of working with willow as well as, taking a look at the growing, harvesting and managing of willow beds. Phil Bradley (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/phil-bradley) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (inc. Materials)

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WINTER BIRDS

Monday December 14, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday December 18, 2020 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Imagine spectacular gatherings of Barnacle and Pink-footed geese against a backdrop of a winter sunset and the massed pipings of thousands of waders as they swirl in the sky. Our Solway and Cumbrian coast is wintering ground for many species prior to their northward migration hosting an exciting array of raptors. Hone your identification skills! Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £427 Non-residential: £284 (inc. Field Trips - fair amount of walking)

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HIGHAM CHRISTMAS DINNER AND SLEEPOVER

Wednesday December 16, 2020 at 18:00 to Thursday December 17, 2020 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come alone or together for a House Party atmosphere with your hosts George, Carmel, Tina, Alan plus Poppy and Monty. Enjoy dinner, optional festive amusement, stay over, finish with a hearty breakfast. Higham Christmas Dinner at Higham Hall An evening of genial company with songs, film, games with mulled refreshment and our Big Quiz. Doggies can stay with owners in the Gatehouse or Cottage and will be welcome after dinner in the Hall. Soup of the Day (v) or Fruit…

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JEWELLERY MAKING: TORCH-FIRED ENAMEL BEADS

Thursday December 17, 2020 at 18:30 to Monday December 21, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Every bead is unique! Experiment with different effects and colours for exciting necklace and earrings, or an unusual pendant. Thread professionally, use a variety of findings. Inspirational and fun for both existing beaders and newbies. Sharon Ford (Cambridge www.highamhall.com/sharon-ford) Residential: £446 Non-residential: £314 (inc. First bottle of MAPgas. Materials c£50 depending on project.)

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: FORM, TONE AND PERSPECTIVE

Friday December 18, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday December 20, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Making studies from selected objects, learn how to create a purely tonal drawing. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Part of a hop-on, hop-off series with a Fine Arts-trained professional to gently refresh, refine and instil the fundamentals for being a good Artist. Each course includes a contextual slideshow and is ‘observational’ rather than working from photos.

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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

Friday December 18, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday December 20, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice of the use of telescopes and their use in observing and imaging the heavens. When possible, we will also observe the Sun and stars. Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO NIETZSCHE

Friday December 18, 2020 at 18:30 to Monday December 21, 2020 at 13:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

According the Friedrich Nietzsche, “There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.” Tracing his life, and using some of his key works as our guides, we will explore Nietzsche’s views on morality, religion and politics, as we consider the relevance and resonance of Nietzsche’s thoughts in today’s world. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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January 2021

EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

January 5th at 18:30 to January 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A friendly course for all from newbies to the more experienced. Choice includes Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork, or bring your own project for helpful guidance. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 1st of 3 successive courses with Angie - each with the 3 for 2 special offer!

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

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

A friendly course for all from newbies to the more experienced. Choice includes Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork, or bring your own project for helpful guidance. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 2nd of 3 successive courses with Angie - each with the 3 for 2 special offer!

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