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July 2018

BOOKBINDING: DECORATIVE NOTEBOOKS

July 20th at 18:30 to July 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Imaginations run wild as we utilise historical book structures in making special notebooks you could pass on. Work with Vellum, Leather and Card, sew in styles including Coptic and Medieval Longstitch and design your own fastenings. No experience required, just good hand skills. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials at cost)

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SUMMER SKIES AND WEATHER (OILS) WITH LINDA BIRCH

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Summer skies offer so many possibilities: clouds, sunshine, rain, mist, storm, long sunsets, twilight and moonlight. Study the effects of weather and how to render it in Oils. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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EMPOWER YOUR DRAWING WITH CERI ALLEN

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

Be gently encouraged to approach Drawing in alternative ways. Experiment with the different media provided through interesting projects to enable you to free-up your technique. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

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

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: THE WINTER’S TALE

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

Immerse yourself in plot, theme and character. Even if you've avoided the Bard like the pox since school, perhaps it's time to let him back into your life! Includes our outdoor (bring a chair) Sat pm performance of The Winter's Tale and a chance to meet the troupe. Hugh Parry (Wales - www.highamhall.com/hugh-parry) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: THE WINTER’S TALE

July 28th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We welcome back the Festival Players for an intriguing mix of drama and comedy. Leontes, King of Sicilia, sparked by jealousy over his Queen, sets in motion a train of events which affect two kingdoms and two generations.Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies with well-behaved owners welcome. The Festival Players www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk Tickets adults £13.50, school children £10 Included in our APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE Weekend.

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JAZZ PLAYERS’ SUMMER SCHOOL with guest Alan Barnes

July 29th at 18:30 to August 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A serious but relaxed week for jazz players who are able to play and read music to rehearsal band standard. Play from Swing to Bebop in small groups under superb guidance of one of England's best Jazz musicians. Before booking all prospective players should contact Len Phillips before enrolling on 01322 521 515 or lenphillips@btinternet.com to ascertain level, instrument(s) and suitability. Len is kindly continuing to help us out at this stage, even though he has now handed the reins…

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CERAMIC SCULPTURE: GET A-HEAD!

July 29th at 18:30 to August 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Make face & head sculptures up to 30cm tall to be glazed and fired in a raku kiln at the end. Make a single larger piece using Cumbrian brick clay, fired later by us, when dry. Martin Copley (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/martin-copley) Residential: £607 Non-residential: £418

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August 2018

JAZZ CONCERT with special guest Alan Barnes

August 4th at 20:00 to 23:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Our annual diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz led by David Black with special guest the Great Alan Barnes and players from our residential jazz summer school. Tickets £7 Bar available, prior booking essential.

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5th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 5th at 16:00 to August 11th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A very warm welcome to our 5th Early Music Summer School is offered to competent singers and players of viol, recorder and lute. This very friendly course, which covers music c1450-c1650, offers ‘first study’ instruction in choral/solo singing, viol, lute, and recorder playing, plus small group repertoire sessions; many optional activities (including dance, vocal consorts, ‘try an instrument’, mixed string-and-wind consorts, vocal workshops, musical facsimile and many more); and various plenary sessions. A marvellously rich musical cocktail amid a glorious…

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