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Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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April 2018

SILVER CLAY JEWELLERY (WEEKEND)

April 20th at 18:30 to April 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Make fine silver jewellery with the ease of working with Silver Clay - an amazing material. Make three pieces of stunning professionally-styled hallmarkable jewellery. Those with good experience may work on their own projects. Tracey Spurgin (East Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/tracey-spurgin) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 plus Materials from Tutor c£55 (subject to silver prices)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

April 20th at 18:30 to April 22nd 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: £231 Non-residential: £164

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YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR SPRING

April 22nd at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come into balance with the energies of Spring to detoxify body and mind - includes Energy Medicine Yoga practices. For all levels who can practise unaided; standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for pre-course information sheet (also available on-line) to find out what you need to bring. Linda Allam (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/linda-allam) £18 including refreshments

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CRUSADES AND TEMPLARS

April 22nd at 18:30 to April 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The concepts of Crusading and the iconic Knights Templar give fascinating insights into Medieval attitudes to the idea of 'Holy War', also to older established notions of Pilgrimage and Veneration of holy sites and relics. Includes minibus visits to Temple Sowerby, Acorn Bank and St John€'s in the Vale. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £364 Non-residential: £266 inc. Trips & admissions

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PAIINTING IN OILS WITH CERI ALLEN

April 22nd at 18:30 to April 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For beginners and revisitors to this most popular of mediums, favoured by artists for centuries. Explore the history along with demos of modern day techniques. Be guided through the processes with tips and gentle guidance. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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BOTANICAL ART USING COLOURED PENCIL: SPRING

April 22nd at 18:30 to April 27th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Inspired by fresh plant forms unfurling, create a record of your favourite subjects. Beginners or experienced, at your own pace, individual attention to suit in a relaxed atmosphere with technique demos. Try a variety of papers and many types of coloured pencils. Includes optional visit to Beatrix Potter's Hill Top! Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £480 Non-residential: £319 inc. optional Field Trip and admissions

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INK AND WASH WITH FRANCES WINDER

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

Explore vigorous and vibrant inks as both sketching and finished work. Start bold and experimental, then on to more sophisticated variations. Still Life, Landscape and Architectural features - inspired by Percy Kelly's bold Cumbrian landscapes, Patrick Caulfield's strong images and sketching techniques of Mary Feddon, Moira Huntley and John Blockley. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (EXTRA)

April 25th at 18:30 to April 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create a practical and decorative rectangular fabric box. Ideas for newbies, more elaborate designs for the experienced. Elaine Hicks (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elaine-hicks) Repeated 27 Apr. Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Specialist items available from Tutor)

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A WEEKEND FOR HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

April 27th at 18:30 to April 29th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Friendly and relaxed, with music available for Harp (all abilities) and Flute (Grade 5 min). Build confidence and reduce anxiety about performing. Opportunities for discrete ensembles as well as a mixed gathering. Ends with a Joint CONCERT & TEA on the Sunday afternoon. NEW TUTORS: Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (WEEKEND)

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

Create a practical and decorative rectangular fabric box. Ideas for newbies, more elaborate designs for the experienced. Elaine Hicks (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elaine-hicks) A repeat of 25 Apr. Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Specialist items available from Tutor)

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CONCERT AND TEA: HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

April 29th at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A delightful afternoon of live Harp and Flute music presented in the intimate setting of our atmospheric oak-floored Lecture Room. Led by: Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute), who are leading a weekend with harp and flute players. £20 ending with Tea and a Slice Rachel Holt Anna Christensen

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ACRYLIC – QUICK AND EASY

April 29th at 18:30 to May 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work from real-life in and around our Hall. A small canvas will allow you to capture a subject's essence without worrying about detail (figurative, landscape or still life). Be flexible, stretch yourself. Be guided to create atmospheric work with a narrative, broadening your skills. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A THREE NIGHT WATERCOLOUR COURSE with Brian follows - attend both courses, save £25. Brian only does RESIDENTIALS now, having moved South. Ceri Allen is now offering our…

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

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

Create professional-looking cards and pictures from several lino-cuts using Easycut lino under the guidance of one of the UK's best - Clare's illustrations appear in books, magazines and packaging (and not just any packaging!). Clare Melinsky (Dumfriesshire www.highamhall.com/clare-melinsky) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials c£15)

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May 2018

WATERCOLOUR OPTIONS

May 1st at 18:30 to May 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For those wishing to push themselves we will work wherever possible from real-life, offsite (weather permitting) or around Higham Hall inside or out. Brian will show you how to play with your idea to improve its focus, create the atmosphere, detail or not, where and when and how to draw the viewer in. You have many choices when constructing your work, let him explain your options and help you lift your work to the next level. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith)…

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: RAGGED HEARTS QUILT – 42”x 42″

May 1st at 18:30 to May 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Make this soft and cosy quilt using brushed cotton/flannel. It is pieced and quilted at the same time giving the option to increase the size. For all levels. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION

May 4th at 18:30 to May 6th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Ever wondered why the topography and scenery of the Lake District varies so much from the rolling foothills of Kendal to the jagged peaks of the Central Fells, to Skiddaw's majestic yet rounded mountain scenery in the north? Find out when you travel through almost 500 million years of geological history - a story of the closure of ancient oceans, volcanoes, Himalayan-scale mountain ranges, tropical seas, swamps, deserts & ice ages. Includes a field trip out on Sunday with some…

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WRITING FICTION: ‘POINT OF VIEW’ AND ‘THE UNRELIABLE NARRATOR’

May 4th at 18:30 to May 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Writers (beginner and intermediate) interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or novel. Lectures, exercises, 1:1 tutorials plus creative solo time. Opt out of individual sessions to write for existing projects, or attend all for insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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RUSKIN LACE

May 4th at 18:30 to May 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 There is a new extra course on 6 June!

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RECORDER PLAYING: NEXT STEPS (RESCHEDULED)

May 6th at 18:30 to May 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This course was due to run 2-4th March but was postponed due to the bad weather. New date Sun 6th to Tue 8th May 2018. Do not be scared to make mistakes ... have fun ... make music. The standard is roughly Grade 1-3, but this is a chance for those developing a liking for recorder playing to progress their musicality in a gentle way with like-minded people under professional guidance. Enjoy! Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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TAKE THE TERROR OUT OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHERS

May 8th at 18:30 to May 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* At the thought of speaking in public, most get butterflies - get them to fly in formation. Practical and participative, build confidence and skills to develop and deliver an interesting speech. Plenty of practice, friendly and supportive, with constructive feedback and strategies on how to improve. Ideal for both career or hobby. Come, conquer your fears! Whatever you wish to use your new-found confidence on, you will feel more empowered and capable. NEW TUTOR: Lindsay Dutch (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/lindsay-dutch) Residential:…

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DRAWING AND PAINTING HORSES

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

*NEW* Equine Art (painting and sketching horses) is a must for every serious Artist. Using tried and tested techniques, draw these beautiful animals. Alex has exhibited at the Society of Equestrian Artists and for decades has owned and drawn horses. If we can, we will visit a real-life stables to for sketches! Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. any Field Trip

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CHINESE PAINTING – TREES AND MOUNTAINS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 8th at 18:30 to May 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Extend creativity and be guided by an expert in a traditional craft reflecting both philosophy and tradition. Learn brush techniques, paint trees & mountains. No experience, not even art, required! Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. all materials

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART

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

*NEW* Over 3000 yrs, the ancient Egyptians created a range of Art immediately recognisable today. Explore how they were created, how they functioned in context, and why they are so distinctive. NEW TUTOR: Dr. Campbell Price (Manchester www.highamhall.com/campbell-price) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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CALLIGRAPHY: ITALICS FOR ALL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Develop your skills with Italic script. Be guided step-by-step to produce a high-quality finished piece of work. Experienced calligraphers welcome - any level catered for. Materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. materials

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BOOKBINDING AND RESTORATION

May 11th at 18:30 to May 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Old books are history and deserve TLC, so bring along at least three, (no larger than A4). Be guided through each process, learn techniques of paper repair and cover restoration using modern materials, keeping as much of the original as is practical. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 (Materials at cost)

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ANOTHER JOURNEY INTO CUMBRIA’S PAST … WITH TEA

May 13th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Another fresh set of rare cine films bringing Cumbria's fascinating past to life. Much material has never been seen before. Complemented by atmospheric old photographs, enjoy a unique experience and soak up the nostalgia of the county over the decades. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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WOVEN TAPESTRY DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 14th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Taster or Refresher. Come with no experience or bring work you want help getting back to. Looms will be ready-warped, and be shown how to weave simple shapes, mix colours and control your tension. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) £74 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments Louise has two courses following.

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: SOUMAK

May 14th at 18:30 to May 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A versatile and useful technique that can help you get out of a pickle or add interest to your tapestry. Weave a sampler exploring the possibilities. Perfect for both beginners and experienced. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Also see Louise's TAPESTRY DAY, preceding, and DOUBLE & SINGLE WEAVING, following.

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SILK PAINTING DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 16th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Discover the secrets of creating vibrant, magical colour when painting on silk. Practise first, then design a main piece, choosing from scarf, cushion cover, cards etc. Design templates and images provided or bring your own. For beginners and experienced. Pippa Sheather (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pippa-sheather) £74 inc. all materials, lunch & refreshments

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: DOUBLE AND SINGLE WEAVING

May 16th at 18:30 to May 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Combine single and double weave to create an interesting and sophisticated surface. Perfect for both beginners and those with some experience. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Follows SOUMAK.

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GOLDWORK

May 16th at 18:30 to May 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Goldwork covers all aspects of embroidery using metal threads and materials. Introducing beginners to the basic techniques and encouraging the experienced to develop their designs, everyone can work at their own pace with individual expert guidance throughout. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY follows.

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PEWTERWORK ON GLASS

May 17th at 18:30 to May 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Cut your chosen designs from thin sheet pewter and apply them to coloured glass vases or mirror tiles. For Intermediate/advanced students with good knife skills, any Beginners will work on a mirror tile. Bonnie Mackintosh (W. Sussex www.highamhall.com/bonnie-mackintosh) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £231 Materials supplied by tutor at cost.

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COME AND SING PURELY FOR PLEASURE!

May 18th at 18:30 to May 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Singers of all experience or inexperience! Our very varied repertoire (songs, folk-songs, music-hall songs, etc.) will be built around popular songs from eras of both World Wars. Splendid music, great accompanist. A friendly, non-elitist gathering where anybody is welcome, regardless of your self-impressions about your own voice! You do not even have be in a choir already or ever have been. What unites us is the opportunity to share the songs and music together. If you have never experienced…

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STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY

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

New students may enjoy the thrill of making a first piece and more experienced can develop skills, progressing towards Advanced with Projects to choose from. All abilities, from basic stitches developing through to freeform. Jane Matthews (ex-York Minster broderer) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 GOLDWORK precedes.

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PASTEL, WATERCOLOUR AND CHARCOAL: GARDEN IMPRESSIONS

May 20th at 18:30 to May 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore exciting watercolour, pastel, charcoal and mixed-media painting with colourful and dynamic painting subjects all over our wonderful grounds. Also, two excursions (weather permitting) to Mirehouse's mature gardens and the lakeshore to paint and draw amidst dramatic Lakeland scenery. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £539 Non-residential: £384 inc. Field Trips & Admission fees.

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TEXTILE ART USING HOOKY AND PRODDY

May 21st at 18:30 to May 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Design and create an artistic hanging or rug from non-furnishing fabrics using this traditional technique on hessian backing. Bring scissors and your own scraps if you like. Equipment provided. Easy to get started, but can become a worthwhile obsession! Heather Ritchie (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/heather-ritchie) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – SPRING

May 21st at 18:30 to May 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Spring is such an abundant season so join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some of Cumbria€™s hidden horticultural gems. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £458 Non-residential: £331 inc. Admissions & Field Trips in the Higham minibus We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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KNOW YOUR TREES AND WOODLAND (3 NIGHT)

May 25th at 18:30 to May 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*EXTENDED* Some gentle level walking through woods to collect specimens and identify trees in leaf. Learn about trees and their ecosystem, guided by a respected, patient expert in one of the most stunning areas of our country. Paul Nichol (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £334 Non-residential: £236 inc. Field Trips

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CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND PIANO

May 25th at 18:30 to May 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Preformed string quartets or piano groups for some intense music-making. Groups should choose two works for special study, and a large library will be available for exploration. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

May 25th at 18:30 to May 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Materials at cost

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SKETCHING AND WATERCOLOUR (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 27th at 18:30 to June 1st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Relaxed small course with patient tutor to start or develop watercolour & sketching techniques, all kit supplied. A proper start for newbies, also for experienced wishing to develop. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £490 Non-residential: £329 inc. all materials

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (2 NIGHT)

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

Visit some of Cumbia's best kept horticultural secrets from the grandeur of country estates to the charm of cottage gardens. Be inspired behind the gates, walls and hedges and take away ideas from their creators and curators. A shortened version of Louise's other Garden Visit courses. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. Field Trip on the Higham minibus. We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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BIG BAND ARRANGING

May 29th at 18:30 to June 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For instrumentalists of a good standard, with some experience of writing for a classic big band line-up or medium-sized jazz combos and able to read music. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Mark's IMPROVISATION AND BASIC ARRANGING will follow in Oct.

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

May 29th at 18:30 to June 1st 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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June 2018

BRITISH BMG FEDERATION SUMMER SCHOOL WEEKEND 2018

June 1st at 19:00 to June 3rd at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Banjo, mandolin or guitar. Tutors: Mauro Squillante: The Baroque concerto grosso; Chris Sands: Classic Finger-style 5-string Banjo; Nigel Gatherer: Folk Band. See link to the BMG website for details.Ending with an informal concert after lunch followed by refreshments at 3:30pm Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Organised by the BMG Federation (www.highamhall.com/bmg)

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GET WEAVING! COLOURS, TEXTURES AND PATTERNS

June 3rd at 18:30 to June 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Weave on a beautiful table top loom (provided), exploring the use of colour and textile. Learn how to follow and read weave patterns and, naturally, how to set the loom up! Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Yarns £15 max from Tutor.

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BUILD YOUR OWN CORACLE

June 3rd at 18:30 to June 5th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Simple & fun, build this surprisingly light, capable and easy to carry craft (fits in a hatchback). Laminate timber to form the gunwale; weave, steam, bend and fix ash timber strips; attach and waterproof a canvas covering. Ends on the last day at 4pm. Work in pairs if you like. Mark Aplin (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/mark-aplin) £165 per coracle plus: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Materials included)

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LAKELAND BIRDS

June 3rd at 18:30 to June 8th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in- and out-doors, explore habitats from upland fells to rivers, lakes and coast. Comfortable pace, ideal for learning to recognise birds by both sight and sound. Reasonable walking required (Level 2). Repeated 10-15 Jun. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £495 Non-residential: £335 inc. Field Trips

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WATERCOLOUR DAY WORKSHOP WITH CERI ALLEN

June 4th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Different approaches to this versatile medium with a number of interesting projects throughout the day. Bring paper, paints and brushes for expert tuition. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments First of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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WATERCOLOUR DAY WORKSHOP WITH CERI ALLEN

June 5th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Different approaches to this versatile medium with a number of interesting projects throughout the day. Bring paper, paints and brushes for expert tuition. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments Second of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE – DEBATE AND CONTROVERSY

June 6th at 18:30 to June 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* An astounding diversity of a range of ecclesiastical, commercial, domestic and public buildings; from 'tin tabernacles' to grand High Anglican churches, Neoclassical to High Gothic Revival buildings. Appreciate the work of some of the greatest Victorian architects including Pugin, Burges and Rennie Mackintosh. NEW TUTOR: Dr Peter Bryden (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/peter-bryden) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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RUSKIN LACE

June 6th at 18:30 to June 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

June 8th at 18:30 to June 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Intermediate and Advanced (tout en français!). Develop confidence and fluency in a relaxed, friendly, structured but fun atmosphere. Activities: communication games, discussion, reading and listening to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films, songs. Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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THE FLOWERING OF THE MIDDLE AGES

June 8th at 18:30 to June 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The many technical and artistic achievements of the Middle Ages, beginning with the legacy of the ancient world. See how the Medieval period drew innovation and change: the cathedral builders, the development of Romanesque and Gothic style, the transfer of technologies and ideas from Asia, and the growth of crafts and industries in Europe's towns up to 1500. Robert Wright (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-wright) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PHILOSOPHY: ANCIENT

June 8th at 18:30 to June 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

People have always asked questions about the world and their place in it. For early societies, answers to such fundamental questions were found in religion. Ancient Greeks found religious explanations inadequate, so philosophy was born. Explore some ideas of the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PAINTING LAKE DISTRICT LANDSCAPES IN THE STYLE OF NORMAN WILKINSON’S TOURIST POSTERS

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

Norman Wilkinson, ('dazzle' WW1 ship camouflage), produced a series of 20's and 30's posters for railway companies - idealised mountains, lakes and coasts around Britain based on outdoor sketching with a degree of Studio simplification from experiments in European abstract. Learn how he developed ideas and create your own versions based on outdoor sketches. Beginners and Experienced welcome. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £241 inc. Field Trips

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LAKELAND BIRDS

June 10th at 18:30 to June 15th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in- and out-doors, explore habitats from upland fells to rivers, lakes and coast. Comfortable pace, ideal for learning to recognise birds by both sight and sound. Reasonable walking required (Level 2). A repeat of 3-8 Jun. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £495 Non-residential: £335 inc. Field Trips

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CALLIGRAPHY: POINTED PEN WITH JAMES FARRELL

June 11th at 18:30 to June 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Develop and produce elegant shading and flourishes through Spencerian techniques and Round Hand scripts. Study form and structure, spacing, page layout and construction with narrated demos with an international Calligrapher. *NEW TUTOR* James Farrell (Buckinghamshire www.highamhall.com/james-farrell) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 (Materials at cost)

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WATERCOLOURS WITH CONFIDENCE

June 11th at 18:30 to June 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Paint in a variety of settings: Studio, Higham grounds & Lakes National Park. Enjoy demos, paint-alongs and painting en plein-air. Photograph and print your own scenes ready for painting in the studio. Develop skills, improve confidence. Beginners upwards. Mike Dobson MBE (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-dobson) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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THE ANCIENT ROCKS OF LAKELAND

June 15th at 18:30 to June 17th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An advanced course for people with some knowledge, or who have already attended our GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION course. This course examines the oldest rocks in Lakeland: the early-mid Palaeozoic (Ordovician to Devonian). Includes a field trip out on Sunday - wear appropriate walking boots and clothes! N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day. Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 (Field Trip included)

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SUMMER YOGA RETREAT

June 15th at 18:30 to June 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore the Yoga tradition, balancing seasonal effects through diet, daily routine and yoga practice. Essentially practical, using posture, breathing, meditative techniques and just a tiny bit of theory. All levels. Anne McDarby (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-mcdarby) This will be Anne's final yoga course as she is retiring. We thank her for all her hard work and wish her all the best! Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

June 15th at 18:30 to June 17th 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: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SUMMER QUILTERS’ RETREAT

June 17th at 18:30 to June 23rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A miscellany of four projects, a chevron patchwork design backpack bag, a cushion or table centre using machine appliqué techniques,demonstrations showing how to 'slice and dice' nine patch blocks to achieve many different quilt designs, finally a simple fabric covered book. Supporting WOOLFEST 2018 (3 miles away). Jennifer Almond (Leicestershire www.highamhall.com/jennifer-almond) Residential: £552 Non-residential: £373

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TRY FOR A DAY: THE CUTTING GARDEN

June 18th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Discover the Pro's way to create a productive Cutting Garden to nurture and cut your own successful blooms. Learn which plants to choose and how to grow them properly. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) £70 including lunch, refreshments & materials

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LAKELAND HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY SUMMER SCHOOL

June 18th at 18:30 to June 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

First-hand discovery of some intriguing, often unique, archaeological and historic sites in the Lake District and wider Cumbria. Minibus excursions to visit prehistoric Stone Circles, Roman Forts and medieval Castles - over 5000 years of history. Relaxed evening Talks. Some short walks, any normal level of fitness will be able to participate. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £458 Non-residential: £331 inc. Field Trips & admissions

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COLOURED PENCILS: ROSES (BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE)

June 18th at 18:30 to June 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Illustrate roses using coloured pencils, from very first steps of drawing, through choosing the right colours, towards beautiful and amazing results. 1:1 tuition with group demos throughout from an RHS gold award-winning pencil artist. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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DINNER AND DEMO: MAKING HANDMADE PAPER WITH WOOL, SILK, AND OTHER FANTASTIC FIBRES

June 22nd at 18:30 to 22:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

After a hard day's work.... A history of Papermaking and how modern papermakers work with a variety of different plant- and animal-derived fibres to create beautiful and useful handmade Paper. Full Higham Dinner with the Demo following the Lecture. Jonathan Korejko (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/jonathan-korejko) Supporting WOOLFEST 2018 (3 miles away). £30 including 4 course dinner (choice of vegetarian or meat to be made on booking) Precedes two DAY COURSES with Jonathan: PAPERMAKING WITH TEXTILES and PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS AND RECYCLED MATERIALS

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SAXOPHONE WEEKEND (EXTENDED)

June 22nd at 18:30 to June 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Players of more than 18 months. Ensemble coaching and expert support from two tutors. Play in groups of varying size, altered at each session. An extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Now ends after lunch on the Monday. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £342 Non-residential: £244

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TRY FOR A DAY: PAPERMAKING WITH TEXTILES

June 23rd at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For textile lovers to expand into new areas. Learn how rags can be recycled to make papers which will be filled with colourful threads, wool, fibres, and textures. Some will be finished pieces of textile artwork in their own right. Your papers will be suitable for further applications like hand/machine embroidery, books, and construction projects. A must for all creatives who thrive on the versatility of textiles. Jonathan Korejko (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/jonathan-korejko) Supporting WOOLFEST 2018 (3 miles away). £64 includes lunch,…

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TRY FOR A DAY: PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS AND RECYCLED MATERIALS

June 24th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Use plants and recycling techniques, learn how flowers, leaves, string, thread, leather, feathers, coffee, old paper, and even sugar bags can be revitalised and made into unique papers. Recycle words and books so that your handmade paper will have a verbal message, too. Discover ways in which papermaking can re-use and re-invent itself. Jonathan Korejko (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/jonathan-korejko) £64 includes lunch, refreshments & materials An antidote to yesterday's WITH TEXTILES. Supporting WOOLFEST 2018 (3 miles away).

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WATERCOLOUR AND GOUACHE CHICAGO STYLE: SIDE BY SIDE

June 24th at 18:30 to June 29th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Chicago's Ed Hinkley combines his painting experience and method of one-on-one instruction/mentoring for painters working in water-media from realism to abstraction. Group and individual demos, critiques, and encouragement to expand personal boundaries. Ed Hinkley (Chicago, USA www.highamhall.com/ed-hinkley) Residential: £470 Non-residential: £309

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A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: NORTH AMERICA

June 24th at 18:30 to June 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

From the days of the Pilgrim Fathers, to the War of Independence, to the settlement of lands west of the Mississippi, the story of the USA and Canada is a powerful and dramatic narrative about people seeking a new life and creating two new nations. Dr. David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to David's GERMANY course - attend both courses, get FREE Bed and Breakfast (only) for the day off in-between to do your own…

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: THE SUMMER GARDEN

June 25th at 18:30 to June 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Choose a favourite flower from the garden to draw and paint a detailed study in Watercolour. Look at composition and pattern in nature. All levels, individual tuition given at all stages. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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BEGIN TO DISCOVER YOUR BEAUTIFUL SINGING VOICE – FULL DAY

June 27th at 09:30 to 19:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* An EXTENDED day to help discover your own true voice through 'bel canto' ('beautiful singing'). Morning together, after lunch private practice/tutorials, late afternoon Masterclass (performing solo optional), ending after a (well-earned) Dinner. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) £84 inc. refreshments, lunch and dinner (A residential runs 2-5 Sep)

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A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: GERMANY

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

From tribal Communities opposed by Rome but celebrated by Tacitus, to confederation of States uniting as a single Nation, Germany's story is irrevocably linked to the fate and fortunes of European countries across centuries. Dr. David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to David's USA (North America) course - attend both courses, get FREE Bed and Breakfast (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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TRY FOR A DAY: WOODCARVING (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

June 28th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be amazed at what animal or bird you can make a block of wood into in just a day. Leave with a finished piece of work and inspiration to continue. Ideal for beginners. Ron Dickens (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ron-dickens) £64 includes lunch, refreshments & materials Ron has a WEEKEND COURSE starting tomorrow.

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EXPLORE CUMBRIAN COUNTRYSIDE FOR WILD FLOWERS

June 29th at 18:30 to July 2nd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Increase your knowledge and improve observational skills whether Artist, Photographer, Writer, Teacher, Creative or enthusiast. Look at plants in various habitats within some beautiful Cumbrian reserves. Stuart Colgate (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/stuart-colgate) Residential: £301 Non-residential: £219 inc. Field Trips

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WILDLIFE WOODCARVING

June 29th at 18:30 to July 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Use various tools and techniques to create a finished bird, mammal or fish (Song Thrush, Crested Grebe, Swan, Owl, Otter, Stoat, Squirrel...) with suggestions on how to mount and display. Amaze yourself and develop a new rewarding hobby. For both novice and developing carvers. Ron Dickens (www.highamhall.com/ron-dickens) & David Harter (www.highamhall.com/david-harter) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: BEETHOVEN – THE ODD-NUMBERED SYMPHONIES

June 29th at 18:30 to July 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Beethoven's 1, 3 (Eroica),5, 7 and 9 (Choral) seem to embody the romantic notion of an artist struggling in adversity to produce revolutionary works of genius that would be fully appreciated by later generations. Certainly they display the triumph of the individual over destiny. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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July 2018

PENCIL DRAWING: DYNAMIC TOWN AND CITYSCAPES

July 1st at 18:30 to July 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Discover a wide range of effects achieved with graphite pencils, from sensitive detail to strong, bold lines. For newbies to drawing buildings and more experienced artists. Demos and project sheets, help with basic perspective, to produce dynamic artwork to be admired. NEW TUTOR: Margaret Eggleton (Surrey www.highamhall.com/margaret eggleton) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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PAINTING THE SUMMER GARDEN WITH CERI ALLEN

July 1st at 18:30 to July 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore ideas used by Greats: Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Kandinsky, Matisse - to name a few. Our beautiful gardens at Higham Hall are an opportunity to work outside with gentle, professional guidance. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – SUMMER

July 2nd at 18:30 to July 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Summer is a wonderful season to view the fantastic gardens of Cumbria. Join expert Louise, be inspired by some best-kept horticultural secrets, meeting their owners and gardeners. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £458 Non-residential: £331 inc. Admissions & Field Trips in the Higham minibus We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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TRAVEL WRITING: CRAFTING YOUR STORY

July 4th at 18:30 to July 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Explore what makes good Travel writing. Transform holiday jottings, make the most of a journal. Write compelling articles to inspire. Experience unnecessary - just love travel and be ready to try! NEW TUTOR: Zoe Dawes (S.Cumbria www.highamhall.com/zoe-dawes) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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BLOW! INTERMEDIATE WOODWIND WEEKEND

July 6th at 18:30 to July 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Grades 3 to 5 FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET & BASSOON. Small and larger group playing under patient, professional instruction. Please notify us of instrument. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/tricia-trona-melville-mason) Residential: £261 Non-residential: £194

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UKULELE – THE NEXT STEP

July 6th at 18:30 to July 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Know a few chords and wish to move on beyond strumming to finger pick & play instrumentally? Two Tutors to bring you forward to self-accompanied solos with music available. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £256 Non-residential: £189 inc. handouts of music covered

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ART DAY: DESCRIBING NATURE IN PEN AND INK (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

July 7th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Stone walls, rugged trees, weathered grasses - describe these in pen and ink. Use a variety of ink drawing techniques to explore ways of representing the moods and texture of Nature. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) £74 including lunch, refreshments and materials

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LAURENCE PERKINS SUMMER SCHOOL

July 8th at 14:00 to July 13th at 15:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Wind Chamber course for serious advanced amateur players (diploma-standard level 1 minimum) to work in-depth on substantial repertoire with the highest level tuition. Original works by Richard Rodney Bennett, Irving Fine and Nielsen - all performed complete in informal concerts on the last day. Includes a mid-week tutors' concert. Tutors: Philippa Davies (flute, member of the Nash Ensemble), Jan Willem Nelleke (piano) and Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £599 Non-residential: £434

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ACRYLICS DAY WORKSHOP WITH CERI ALLEN

July 9th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Get to grips with the basics of Acrylcis on this inspiring day. Projects will be set to explore their versatility, with dedicated guidance. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments First of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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PATCHWORK PROJECTS DAY A

July 9th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Two or one day (you choose) - Get started on a bit of crazy patchwork, or work on your own project. Ann can provide a sewing machine, if needed - let us know! Possible projects include bag, cushion, throw, hanging, table runner, cube... Ann Gill (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/ann-gill) £64 includes lunch & refreshments First of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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ACRYLICS DAY WORKSHOP WITH CERI ALLEN

July 10th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Get to grips with the basics of Acrylcis on this inspiring day. Projects will be set to explore their versatility, with dedicated guidance. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments Second of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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PATCHWORK PROJECTS DAY B

July 10th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Two or one day (you choose) - Get started on a bit of crazy patchwork, or work on your own project. Ann can provide a sewing machine, if needed - let us know! Possible projects include bag, cushion, throw, hanging, table runner, cube... Ann Gill (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/ann-gill) £64 includes lunch & refreshments Second of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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THE LAKELAND PAINT BOX WITH TIANA MARIE

July 10th at 18:30 to July 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Lakeland's elemental power in water-based media: identify nature's imagination in art and poetry, develop your own creativity and artistic perception in Landscape. Includes a minibus trip to Wordsworth's Dove Cottage, and some outdoor sketching. For both aspiring artist and beginner. Tiana Marie (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tiana-marie) Residential: £354 Non-residential: £256 inc. Field Trip & admissions. Tiana's PAINT BOX FUN course follows - attend both, save £25.

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TWO AMERICAN MUSIC MINIMALISTS: PHILIP GLASS AND JOHN ADAMS

July 10th at 18:30 to July 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Minimalism grew out of chaos after World War 2. Appreciate the music and careers of Philip Glass and John Adams and their transforming effect on 21st Century Classical Music. Steven Ingman-Greer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/steven-greer) Followed by Steven's FINNISH MUSIC course - attend both, save £25 Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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A VERY SPECIAL WOODWIND CONCERT

July 11th at 20:00 to 21:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

International soloists Flautist Philippa Davies (soloist, member of the London Winds), bassoonist Laurence Perkins (soloist and Hyperion recording artist) and pianist Jan Willem Nelleke (international concert pianist) join forces for an hour of memorable musical performances, held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. (One hour, no interval). ADMISSION £10 Proceeds to Stroke Association with Bar available beforehand and afterwards.  

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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT – IN TWO HALVES

July 13th at 11:15 to 15:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to share two 45 minute concerts at 11:15 and 2:30, spanning lunchtime given by diploma-standard players, completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs! You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our grounds in-between, with donations welcome for tea and a slice afterwards. Limited Lunch spaces might…

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ACOUSTIC SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

July 13th at 18:30 to July 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore the true craft of Songwriting, to write just for yourself, or to perform. No need to read music: write just lyrics, just music, or both. Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/nicholas-corder) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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THE WONDERS OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS

July 13th at 18:30 to July 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Similarities and differences between moths and butterflies are not as obvious as you might think. Explore their world with an expert, considering their structure, life-histories, ecology, plus how to survey and record back home. Stuart Colgate (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/stuart-colgate) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. Minibus Field Trip

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PAINT BOX FUN WITH TIANA MARIE

July 13th at 18:30 to July 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Paint bold and free, step-by-step exercises to discover your creative Watercolour powers. Explore a looser style, generate new ideas, use the alchemy of colour, daring gestures and playful techniques. Confidence-gainers and beginners welcome. Tiana Marie (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tiana-marie) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Tiana's LAKELAND PAINT BOX course precedes - attend both, save £25

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AFTER SIBELIUS – CLASSICAL MUSIC IN FINLAND SINCE 1957

July 13th at 18:30 to July 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Embracing a multiplicity of approaches, Finnish music post- Sibelius is the most exciting in Europe. Explore the careers of Rautavaara and his pupil Kalevi Aho and many others who have followed different paths to their form of Neo-Romanticism. Steven Ingman-Greer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/steven-greer) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Another Steven course, TWO AMERICAN MUSIC MINIMALISTS ,precedes - attend both, save £25.

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EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING

July 15th at 18:30 to July 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a wide variety of painting techniques for contemporary landscape subjects in both the studio and the inspirational Lakes National Park using watercolour, gouache, acrylic inks and pastel. Demos & one-to-one tuition. For artists with some previous painting ability looking to loosen up their style. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £514 Non-residential: £359 inc. Field Trips

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