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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 2018

BRITISH ART 1900-1950

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

We will review how British artists were able to embrace the avant-garde sweeping through Europe during the first-half of the 20th Century. Fully illustrated throughout, it's a story of great achievement and one filled with surprises. Handouts will be provided, no prior-knowledge assumed. Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Precedes Wayne's BENJAMIN BRITTEN course - attend both, save £25.

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A GRAND TOUR OF BRITTEN (BENJAMIN, THAT IS)

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

We will explore the life, friendships and music of Britain's greatest 20th Century composer, listen to some sumptuously beautiful music, assess his creative innovation and see how his reputation has fared since his early death at 64. Illustrated throughout. No prior knowledge assumed. Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Preceded by Wayne's course BRITISH ART - attend both, save £25.

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