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Wayne Bennett – (History & Humanities)

  • Cultural Historian from Dorset
  • Was Director of 20 years at (the almost as wonderful as Higham Hall) Dillington House in Somerset
  • Has extensive experience of lifelong learning and, significantly, why we do what we do

Now retired from his duties of running Dillington, Wayne is now available for us northerners to enjoy! His topics are open to all those interested, whether it be just a passing curiosity, or something deeper. All are welcome!

November 2019

THE GLORIES OF GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE

November 1st at 18:30 to November 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The enduring popularity of Georgian architecture is partly due to familiarity. Explore its continental origins and the intriguing story of how it became our C18th style of architecture through to the present day. Examine supreme examples, discuss creative adaptations to fit our sometimes strange and perverse cultural needs. Lavishly illustrated with comprehensive handouts. Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Precedes Wayne’s ART PATRONS course – attend both, save £25)

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ART PATRONS AND THE ART COLLECTIONS OF BRITAIN

November 3rd at 18:30 to November 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Delve into the private collectors and the patrons who laid the foundation stones of our great public collections: monarchs and aristocrats, the names of Courtauld, Davies, Lever, Burrell, Tate, Sainsbury, Cohen and Saatchi – to name but a few. Naturally, this will be lavishly illustrated! Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Preceded by Wayne’s GEORGIAN course – attend both, save £25)

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