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Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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June 2017

TRY FOR A DAY: PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS & RECYCLED MATERIALS

June 25th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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) £62 includes lunch, refreshments & materials An antidote to yesterday's TEXTILE-based Day.

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GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: DELVING DEEPER – THE UPPER PALAEOZOIC TO PRESENT DAY

June 25th at 18:30 to June 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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We will examine the Late Palaeozoic and Mesozoic geological origins of the Lake District in detail, through a series of talks and practical sessions. We will investigate the tropical Carboniferous seas that teamed with life and the enormous river systems and equatorial swamps that followed. We will foray into Permo-Triassic deserts and Jurassic shallow seas, before finishing in the distinctly more frigid Quaternary! Includes a geological trip so wear suitable clothes! Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (Leicester…

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EARTH: ITS 4.6 BILLION YEAR HISTORY

June 25th at 18:30 to June 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A scientist’s (ex-NASA!) view of the evolving changes to the structure of the planet itself from the very beginning and to identify and trace the evolutionary changes to life in its many forms, the mass extinctions and the connection this has to an ever-changing climate. Dr David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £240 Non-residential: £174 Includes a copy of David’s Haynes book Planet Earth Owners’ Workshop Manual. A companion to David's NEOLITHIC STONES course - attend both courses, get…

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WATERCOLOUR & GOUACHE CHICAGO STYLE

June 25th at 18:30 to June 30th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Bringing to Higham the talents of Chicago's Ed Hinkley! A unique opportunity to explore watercolour and gouache, separately and combined, generate quick studies as the basis for more fully developed paintings. Experiment, push your boundaries. Recognise possibilities of reworking and overpainting an unresolved work. Resource material may include still life, books, photos and Higham's surroundings. Representational & abstract painters welcome. Ed Hinkley (Chicago www.highamhall.com/ed-hinkley) Residential: £465 Non-residential: £305

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KEEP THINGS SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE – ACRYLIC DAY

June 26th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A short workshop on the theme of ‘Indicate Do Not State’ i.e. try not to compete with the camera, too much detail is not always a good thing. Have courage that less is more. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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CREATE MOOD, LIFE AND ATMOSPHERE – ACRYLIC DAY

June 27th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Simplified shapes, warm and cool pigments, light and shadow all help to emphasise detail where necessary. Quick exercises will develop your skills and open your eyes to many options. A day full of learning and pushing your boundaries. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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NEOLITHIC STONE STRUCTURES & THEIR POSSIBLE INTERPRETATION

June 28th at 18:30 to June 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* With a little visit to nearby Castlerigg Stone Circle thrown in, a welcome opportunity to view the distant past from a more scientific angle. Dr David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 A companion to David's EARTH course - attend both, get FREE B&B for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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TRY FOR A DAY: CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

June 29th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Calico gardens are worked in tones and shades of neutral colours, so the finished result relies on textural stitches and 3D effects. Learn how to stitch one of these beautiful little hand-embroideries. All materials supplied. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) £72 inc. lunch, refreshments & materials Precedes Angie's 3 NIGHT course.

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

June 29th at 18:30 to July 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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In tones and shades of neutral colours, this relies very much on texture and 3D effects - one of its most endearing qualities. Combine a variety of hand-embroidered stitches with a selection of mixed-media techniques to create delightful hand-stitched embroidery. All levels welcome from total beginners to more experienced. Stitch a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own designs. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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DRAWING & PAINTING – LAKELAND CHURCHES (EXTENDED)

June 30th at 18:30 to July 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Sketching expeditions to capture the live beauty and character of old Lakeland churches in drawings & paintings in their different landscape settings, learning about their history and interesting architectural features. Bring a favourite medium, enjoy group demonstrations and 1:1 tuition. Beginners welcome but some basic drawing experience useful. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 inc. Field Trips

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UKULELE – THE NEXT STEP

June 30th at 18:30 to July 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Develop alongside others who have also progressed beyond strumming and singing to finger pick & play instrumentally. Two leading Tutors to bring your skills forward to self-accompanied solos. Music will be available. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £182

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July 2017

PAINTING THE SUMMER GARDEN WITH CERI ALLEN

July 2nd at 18:30 to July 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore the ideas used by great painters ; Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Kandinsky, Matisse - to name a few. Our beautiful gardens at Higham Hall offer a perfect opportunity to work outside with gentle guidance from a celebrated professional artist. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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PRIVATELY-OWNED CUMBRIAN GARDENS BY COACH WITH SUSIE WHITE

July 2nd at 18:30 to July 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A summer tour of Cumbrian gardens in the company of garden writer, author and Guardian Country Diarist Susie White. Chosen for their inspiring variety of plants and ideas, some are rarely open to the public. Meet the passionate gardeners who care for them, and hear how they have made their gardens in this beautiful, often challenging, landscape. Includes a plantsman’s garden, topiary and rose garden, specialist plant nursery, bishop’s garden and the garden of a world-famous mountaineer. Enjoy Susie’s informative…

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SPIRIT OF THE NORTH: NORDIC ROMANTIC ART

July 3rd at 18:30 to July 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* The astonishing range of paintings from the Nordic Golden Age (1840-1920) depicting snow and sun, rock and forest, mountain and fjord and the people who inhabited this rugged landscape has only recently begun to emerge into British cultural consciousness with recent exhibitions. This introduction to Scandinavian painting embeds the art in the society of its time. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Precedes Tim's NEWLYN PAINTERS - book both, save £25

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NEWLYN PAINTERS – ENGLISH IMPRESSIONISM

July 5th at 18:30 to July 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Rustic realism inspired by French outdoor painting was to become English Impressionism by the late C19th and none were more famous exponents than the Newlyn painters; Stanhope Forbes, Walter Langley, Laura and Harold Knight etc., artists now enjoying a renaissance of appreciation. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Follows Tim's NORDIC course - book both, save £25

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF LOCAL CUMBRIAN GARDENS

July 5th at 18:30 to July 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Investigate some of Cumbria's best kept horticultural secrets. From the small cottage garden to productive community plots, meet gardeners and owners who tend these. A garden tour with a difference, join Louise on a few minibus jaunts to stimulate and inspire both budding horticulturalist and time-served gardener alike. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £182 inc. Field Trips

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UKULELE BEGINNERS

July 5th at 18:30 to July 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Cheap, portable and fun! Learn basic chords and strumming and use well-known folk songs to develop a mini-repertoire with a handful of chords. Includes a plethora of printed songs. Non-musicians welcome as are repeaters, but note we will be starting from scratch! Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/nicholas-corder) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £167 inc. lyrics & chords

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ACOUSTIC SONGWRITING WORKSHOP (3 night)

July 7th at 18:30 to July 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Join with like-minded people to explore the creation of thoughtful lyrics and tuneful melodies. Whether writing just for yourself or to perform in public you can develop your craft as a songwriter. No need to read notation - this course is for people who want to write lyrics or write music as well as those who fancy doing both. Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/nicholas-corder) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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BLOW! INTERMEDIATE WOODWIND WEEKEND

July 7th at 18:30 to July 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For players of FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET & BASSOON Grades 3-5. Both small and larger group playing under patient and enjoyable professional instruction. A great way to develop playing! Please notify us of instrument. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/tricia-trona-melville-mason) Residential: £258 Non-residential: £192

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: A FLORAL ‘CONFETTI’

July 7th at 18:30 to July 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* With summer in full bloom, a chance to celebrate your favourite flowers by creating a colourful 'confetti' composed of scattered petals or small flowers/florets, worked in coloured pencils.Suitable for beginners & those with some experience, based on working at your own pace with rotating individual attention in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be an introduction to techniques and a chance to learn about and experience a variety of papers and many types of coloured pencils. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson)…

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COLOURED PENCILS: SUMMER FRUIT, VEG & SHRUBS (BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE)

July 10th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A botanical course to show beginners how to illustrate fruit using coloured pencils, from the very basic first steps of drawing, through choosing the right colours, then using them to create beautiful and amazing results. Individual tuition and group demonstrations throughout from an RHS gold award-winning pencil artist! Janie Pirie (Essex www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288 Preceded by Susan Christopher-Coulson's July course. Attend both and save £40.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE FEMININE

July 11th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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The earliest known Classical Composer was a woman – Abbess Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). We will look at female composers and performers through the ages from Hildegard to the American Amy Beach (1857-1944) and charismatic performers including pianist Martha Argerich and violinist Ann-Sophie Mutter. Steven Ingman-Greer (Somerset www.highamhall.com/steven-greer) Followed by another Steven course - attend both, save £25 Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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BEATRIX POTTER INSPIRED ART JOURNALLING

July 11th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Discover Beatrix Potter’s vision with your own journal impressions of nature and explore your creative self. For all ability levels in water-based media, even beginners. A minibus field trip to Beatrix's Hill Top and other sites is included on the Wednesday. Tiana Marie (Somerset www.highamhall.com/tiana-marie) Tiana's LAKELAND COTTAGE follows - attend both, save £25. Residential: £349 Non-residential: £253 inc. Field Trip & admissions

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THE PHILOSOPHY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

July 14th at 18:30 to July 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Where does music originate, what can it tell us about ourselves, our world, purpose and our place in it? Is there a spiritual side or is it all intellectual construction? We consider by examining the life and work of Bach & Beethoven in both original and modern performances, examining their continuing influence today, particularly through the work of Russian Dmitri Shostakovich. Steven Ingman-Greer (Somerset www.highamhall.com/steven-greer) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Another Steven course precedes - attend both, save £25. Steven…

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PAINTING THE LAKELAND COTTAGE

July 14th at 18:30 to July 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Draw, paint and sketch the tale of a Lakeland farm. Themes include a Lakeland porch, doorway or looking through a cottage window or garden threshold. For all ability levels in water-based media, even beginners. Tiana Marie (Somerset www.highamhall.com/tiana-marie) Tiana's BEATRIX POTTER themed course precedes - attend both, save £25 Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING

July 14th at 18:30 to July 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Push your creative boundaries with the human form, working from a live model. Develop by expanding your mark-making and challenging your interpretation - at the same time reinforcing all the essential fundamentals. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/catherine-macdiarmid) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243

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TALK & TEA: THE RIDDLE OF GRAND DUCHESS ANASTASIA

July 16th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Not quite 17 in 1918, rumours persist that the youngest daughter of Nicholas II survived her family's massacre. The answer to this riddle is partially dealt with after 30 years of research in Steven's historical novel Lost Eagle, but there is more... Steven Ingman-Greer (Somerset www.highamhall.com/steven-greer) £16 including refreshments Follows Steven's 2 courses. See them for a special offer.

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EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING & DRAWING

July 16th at 18:30 to July 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £510 Non-residential: £354 inc. Field Trips

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PRIVATELY-OWNED CUMBRIAN GARDENS BY COACH WITH SUSIE WHITE

July 16th at 18:30 to July 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Join a summer tour of Cumbrian gardens in the company of garden writer, author and Guardian Country Diarist Susie White. Chosen for their inspiring variety of plants and ideas, some are rarely open to the public. Meet the passionate gardeners who care for them, and hear how they have made their gardens in this beautiful, often challenging, landscape. Includes a plantsman’s garden, topiary and rose garden, specialist plant nursery, bishop’s garden and the garden of a world-famous mountaineer. Enjoy Susie’s…

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PEWTERWORK: IN DEPTH TECHNIQUES

July 16th at 18:30 to July 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Make small samples or test pieces followed by a practical project such as a Pewterwork Mirror or Light Catcher (particularly for any beginners). Returners or more advanced students may begin to cover a supplied box or mirror frame to complete back at home. All materials supplied by tutor at cost. All levels. Bonnie Mackintosh (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/bonnie-mackintosh) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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START WITH WATERCOLOURS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

July 19th at 18:30 to July 23rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Step by step, in a deliberately small group, explore the possibilities of Watercolour in its diverse forms: water-soluble oils, pencils, sticks etc. See how paint and blending work on paper, what works best for you and embark as an artist. Includes all basic materials to try, so just bring yourself! Angela Burton (Sommerset www.highamhall.com/angela-burton) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £258 inc. all materials

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STITCHED & BEADED CLUTCH BAG

July 19th at 18:30 to July 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Whether you struggle to thread a needle or have lots of stitching experience this project is for you. Working with space dyed knitting ribbon you'll cover the surface with any stitch to create this beautiful bag and embellish with beads or more stitches. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP

July 21st at 18:30 to July 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This will be a weekend of catching up on some of those skills that might of slipped you by, in particular the sharpening of paring knives and Spokeshave blades, the Paring of leather and how to produce a gold tooled label for a book you have never put a title on. Not for beginners this workshop is for book binders wishing to seriously develop their skills under Doug's expert guidance.Materials at cost from Tutor. Doug Mitchell (British Library www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential:…

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ART WEEKEND WITH FRANCES WINDER

July 21st at 18:30 to July 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Watercolour, gouache and acrylic paint are used with Gesso, you can choose to focus on one, but all are shown. We also use rags and palette knife techniques with acrylic paint to achieve bold or subtle techniques, good for the beginner or for the expert to recharge. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ACRYLIC CANVAS & PALETTE KNIVES – A CONTEMPORARY FEEL IN BOLD COLOUR

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For those who want to try out different ways to see a subject and move it into a contemporary look. The shapes that make up everyday scenes and objects interpreted into colour and form with a dash of excitement. Hazel Lale (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/hazel-lale) Residential: £433 Non-residential: £308 inc. a little cultural trip out (for tea)!

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: ROMANTIC VIOLIN CONCERTOS

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Mendelssohn’s violin concerto blended virtuoso display and melodic expression. Popular Bruch (no.1), technically challenging Tchaikovsky and under-rated Saint-Saëns (no.3) followed the same path. Brahms looked back to Beethoven and Glazunov condensed the form into a single lyrical movement. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACTION (ACRYLICS)

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 28th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Come on an adventure into the abstract! The course will lead in a number of gentle ways from representational painting into abstraction. Linda Birch (North Pennines www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £465 Non-residential: £305

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WRITING FICTION (WEEKDAY)

July 25th at 18:30 to July 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials - enjoy uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue work on an existing project, or attend all planned sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Limited spaces. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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LET THE PIGMENTS PLAY – WATERCOLOUR DAY

July 26th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Avoid pallet mixing wherever possible. Wet paper, dry paper, thick or thin pigment, detail or suggestion, options are endless, boundaries limitless. Be prepared to stretch and push to achieve a varied responsive result. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

July 28th at 18:30 to July 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Sir John Falstaff and his unsavoury sidekicks muscle in on an Elizabethan small town. Will the locals be easy meat for the larger-than-life conman? Will his charm melt the ladies? Shakespeare's only play to concentrate exclusively on ordinary people (plus one who is quite extraordinary) in his own social world. Lots of frothy fun, but there is vice to overcome and folly to amend. Includes a ticket to our outdoor performance by the Festival Players on Saturday (bring a chair)…

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

July 29th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Bring a chair, enjoy Shakespeare comedy in the open air (whatever the summer weather). As good luck would have it, the misadventures of Falstaff - a character who the Bard used no less than 3 times and whose persona has graced many other works since, will divert and delight you. Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies welcome - hey woofie, woofie! The Festival Players www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk Tickets adults £13.50, school children £10 Included in our APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE Weekend with Hugh Parry…

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YOGA & WALKING SUMMER WEEK

July 30th at 18:30 to August 6th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Enjoy the peace of the northern Lakeland fells for both mind and body with (guided 3-5 mile walks) balanced with sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing and relaxation) plus one free day to do your own thing. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £599 Non-residential: £379 inc. Field Trips

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LANDSCAPE, FIGURE & STILL LIFE SUMMER SCHOOL WITH MICHAEL STEWART

July 30th at 18:30 to August 6th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore a range of motifs to move your work in any medium or mixed-media forward, which may involve changing subject matter, scale, materials approach or some abstract experimentation. Concentrate on just one or two motifs. Consider work of a variety of great artists, relating it to your work. Highly recommended for developing artists (Sorry, no beginners for this one). Michael Stewart (W. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/michael-stewart) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £640 Non-residential: £420

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August 2017

CERAMIC SCULPTURE: GET A-HEAD!

August 6th at 18:30 to August 13th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*HE'S BACK!* 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. This is the real deal! Martin Copley (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/martin-copley) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £599 Non-residential: £415

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JAZZ PLAYERS’ SUMMER SCHOOL with guest Alan Barnes

August 6th at 18:30 to August 13th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW TUTOR* A serious, yet 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 the superb guidance of one of England's best Jazz musicians, 'the great' Alan Barnes. NEW TUTOR: David Black (www.highamhall.com/david-black) EXTRA SPECIAL GUEST TUTOR: Alan Barnes (www.highamhall.com/alan-barnes) Residential: £570 Non-residential: £345 Prospective attendees should make contact with Len Phillips before enrolling on 01322 521 515 or lenphillips@btinternet.com (Len has retired…

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JAZZ CONCERT with special guest ‘the great’ Alan Barnes

August 12th at 20:00 to 23:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A lively and diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz with special guest Alan Barnes, one of Europe's finest jazz players, and our Jazz Summer School. Tickets £7 Bar available Special Guest: Alan Barnes (www.highamhall.com/alan-barnes) Co-ordinator: David Black (www.highamhall.com/david-black)

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4th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL 2017

August 13th at 16:00 to August 19th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For competent singers, viol and recorder players, covering music c1450-c1650. Instruction in choral/solo singing, viol and recorder playing, lute, plus vocal technique and various consorts. Plenary music-making sessions, lectures and opportunities to try something new (instrument or voice). A marvellously rich musical cocktail! FURTHER INFORMATION In General. This Early Music Summer School is essentially a practical course, aimed in particular at proficient singers and players of viol, recorder and (of any playing standard) lute. It will include sessions in choral…

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TRY FOR A DAY: WOODCARVING (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

August 19th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Be amazed at what you can make a block of wood into in just a day. Leave with a finished piece of work and inspiration to continue! Ron Dickens (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ron-dickens) £62 includes lunch, refreshments & materials

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PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

August 20th at 18:30 to August 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore techniques: woodcut, (cutting an image in plankwood); wood engraving (on endgrain hardwood or plastic); drypoint (drawing on metal with a steelpoint) and etching (using acid to etch on a zinc plate). Create prints to your own design. Beginners or experienced. Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 21st at 18:30 to August 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For pre-formed trios, quartets & quintets. Groups work together in the mornings at self-selected repertoire. Afternoons free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Remaining sessions for mixed ensembles. Large library of music to explore. Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £433 Non-residential: £308

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING (WEEKEND)

August 25th at 18:30 to August 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Create a beautifully realistic flower painting with a detailed study of your favourite plant aided by individual tuition with demonstrations of watercolour washes and dry brush techniques. All abilities. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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RELIEF & CREATIVE WOODCARVING SUMMER SCHOOL

August 25th at 18:30 to August 31st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Extended opportunity to transform a block of wood into a unique picture. Bring ideas or use Sharon's books for inspiration. Transfer pattern to wood, use chisels, learn all the techniques. Beginners upwards. Sharon Littley (Welsh woodcarver - sharonlittley.com) Residential: £546 Non-residential: £369

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (WEEKEND)

August 25th at 18:30 to August 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Create a practical, decorative & long-lasting rectangular fabric box. Ideas for newbies, more elaborate designs for the experienced. Specialist items available at cost from the tutor. Elaine Hicks (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elaine-hicks) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 A WEEKEND precedes this - attend both, save £25.

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TALK & TEA: JOHN SINGER SARGENT, LAURA KNIGHT & THEIR CONTEMPORARIES

August 27th at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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John Singer Sargent and Laura Knight took one view, Percy Wyndham Lewis and Henri Gaudier-Brzezka took another, in their depiction of figurative art in the early C20th. All had remarkable stylistic virtuosity in the emergence of the great diversity of British and European art. Their legacy remains to influence the present day. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) £16 including refreshments

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LIFE DRAWING & PORTRAITURE – ACHIEVING PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

August 27th at 18:30 to September 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Third part of our 3 level LIFE DRAWING & PORTRAITURE PROGRAMME, attendable individually. Embracing detail of the two preliminary workshops, a multimedia approach through the layering of media whilst looking at advanced measuring schemes and issues relating to composition. Our aims are to get equipped to exhibition standard. Includes the opportunity to draw and paint from live models. Dr Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £510 Non-residential: £355 Follows Patrick's TALK & TEA.

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JFK, LBJ & NIXON ON FILM & TV

August 29th at 18:30 to September 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon dominated the American mid-century and took the world from the culture of WWII to the disaster of an unwinnable war in Vietnam and the scandal of Watergate. From PT109 to All the President's Men and from the Kennedy-Nixon TV debates to the mini series on Jackie O and the latest HBO film on LBJ, this course examines the image of these three Presidents as seen on film and television. Dr Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential:…

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BIRD & ANIMAL MODELLING IN CLAY (EXTENDED WEEKEND)

August 31st at 18:30 to September 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Create lively sculptures using photographic reference material. Learn how to express movement, stillness, contrasts in texture and softness and enhance your work with details that evoke clarity. There will be a single firing at the end that can be collected later or sent on by carrier for a small fee. Students are encouraged to bring their own images/tablets, though this is not essential. Chris Barnes (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-barnes) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233

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September 2017

PLUNDER POETRY: THE LAKELAND ROMANTICS

September 1st at 18:30 to September 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* In the Lake District much of the greatest English poetry was created. The romantics allowed passion to overrule reason, held the self in higher regard than society and rediscovered the natural beauty of the landscape. Immerse yourself not only in their sublime poetry, but also in the locale which inspired them: the literary landscape of the Lakes. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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YOGA & WALKING (SHORT EXTRA COURSE)

September 1st at 18:30 to September 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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ADDED COURSE FOR AUTUMN - just added Enjoy the peace of the northern Lakeland fells for both mind and body with (guided 3-5 mile walks) balanced with sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing and relaxation). This is a shorter, extended weekend version of the longer YOGA & WALKING courses held in July 2017 with the next one not 'till April 2018. So taking advantage of the early September season - a time when daylight is still good and most summer…

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH (WEEKDAY)

September 3rd at 18:30 to September 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For intermediate and advanced students this course (tout en français!) is a great opportunity to improve your French and develop confidence and fluency in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We will use a wide range of activities, play communication games, discuss various themes, read and listen to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films, songs and, just as importantly, have fun. Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LANDSCAPE PAINTING & DRAWING

September 3rd at 18:30 to September 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore a wide variety of painting techniques for contemporary and expressive landscape painting using black and white media, watercolour, gouache, acrylic inks and soft pastel both in studio and the inspirational Lake District National Park. Demos & one-to-one tuition. For artists with some experience looking to loosen-up their style. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £510 Non-residential: £354 inc. Field Trips

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TRY FOR A DAY: COBWEB FELT SCARF

September 5th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Make a fine cobweb felt scarf; using the finest Merino wool we will mix this with silk fibres to create a lightweight luxury shawl or scarf. Materials at cost from Tutor. Equipment provided but please bring a towel. Materials at cost from Tutor. Debbie Lucas (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/debbie-lucas) £62 incl. lunch & refreshments

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C1709JRM LOOM WEAVING: SCARF OR SMALL SHAWL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

September 5th at 18:30 to September 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Weave using a Rigid Heddle Loom (provided) under patient guidance with the time to complete your own creation whilst developing the fundamentals of loom weaving. Janet Renouf-Miller (www.highamhall.com/janet-renouf-miller) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. materials

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LOOM WEAVING: SCARF OR SMALL SHAWL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

September 5th at 18:30 to September 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Weave using a Rigid Heddle Loom (provided) under patient guidance with the time to complete your own creation whilst developing the fundamentals of loom weaving. Janet Renouf-Miller (Ayrshire www.highamhall.com/janet-renouf-miller) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. materials

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LANDSCAPES & SEASCAPES IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER

September 5th at 18:30 to September 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Learn from one of the finest contemporary seascape artists with a passion for the wonderfully expressive medium of pastel that she also uses to stunning effect in her portraits. See demos throughout the course, with support for beginners and encouragement for more experienced with demanding yet supportive critiques to enable everyone to reach their potential. Eileen Gardner (Fife www.highamhall.com/eileen-gardner) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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MUSHROOMS & TOADSTOOLS – FOR STARTERS

September 8th at 18:30 to September 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Be fascinated by the amazing range of fungi at this time of year in the North Lakes. With expert guidance, hone identification skills, spotting & foraging those that may be eaten. Especially good for first timers, this is the time of year to do it! Field trips: easy, but off-path walking. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £240 Non-residential: £174 inc. Field Trips

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RUSKIN LACE

September 8th at 18:30 to September 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £228 Non-residential: £162 Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

September 8th at 18:30 to September 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Materials at cost - Simon will make prior contact to advise. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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EXPLORE THE LAKES – VICTORIAN & C20th WRITERS

September 10th at 18:30 to September 15th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Field Trips following in the steps of those who put pen to paper in the Lakes such as Tennyson, Charlotte Bronte, Mrs Gaskell, Ruskin, Mrs Humphry Ward, Beatrix Potter & Hugh Walpole. We plan to visit Mirehouse, Levens Hall, Brantwood & Beatrix Potter sites and lectures will cover Potter, Ruskin, Victorian lady novelists in the Lakes & Walpole... notice we are avoiding Wordsworth! Fran Doel, MA & Dr Geoff Doel (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £365 inc. Field Trips,…

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RUSKIN LACE

September 10th at 18:30 to September 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £228 Non-residential: £162 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

September 11th at 18:30 to September 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Design & create a stained glass panel or a Tiffany-style lamp, learning so you can construct more elaborate projects later on. Use techniques for glass cutting, grinding, copper foiling, leading application and final soldering. No experience required - be guided in all aspects. Materials at cost, dependent on project. Limited spaces. (Not for weak hands or wrists) Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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STUMPWORK

September 13th at 18:30 to September 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Stitch traditional Elizabethan Stumpwork creating insects, fruit, small animals & flowers worked in coloured silks & metallic threads on a heavy silk background. For a modern piece, any raised design is considered to be stumpwork and inspiration can be taken from a book, picture or photograph using any fabric and threads you'd like to add texture to your project. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 BEAD EMBROIDERY follows.

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FRENCH & BELGIAN FILM

September 15th at 18:30 to September 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A relaxed viewing of three films in French (with subtitles), enlightening discussions in both English and French. Stretch your linguistic muscles as these films are an opportunity to develop your French ear in a gentle, stimulating way. Films: Dieu existe, il Habite à Bruxelles (2015) (aka Le Tout Nouveau Testament), Certifié Halal (2015) L’Enquête (2015) Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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GLOBE TO GLOBE: A HISTORY OF MUSIC ASSOCIATED WITH SHAKESPEARE Pt1 (1599-1800)

September 15th at 18:30 to September 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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RESCHEDULED DATE - This Part 1 course was postponed from its original date in April, as the tutor was in hospital. It has been rescheduled for this date. We have contacted those who had booked on to inform them of this new date and apologise for any inconvenience caused. This does, of course, give a new chance for others to join this course! Tracing 400 years of immense influence from original staging to the re-built Globe in two parts. This…

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BEAD EMBROIDERY

September 15th at 18:30 to September 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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An introduction to Bead Embroidery. Beads of all shapes and sizes, cabochons and buttons are used to create a stunning freestyle piece of work with fabulous surfaces. Your creation could become a hanging, panel, pendant, box lid, bracelet or feature for a book cover - whatever you would like it to be. Every piece is unique! Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 STUMPWORK precedes this.

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WOODLAND WALKS – IDENTIFYING FERNS

September 17th at 18:30 to September 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Learn about ferns and their identification whilst enjoying some gentle walking on the level through woods - of which there are plenty of local examples here in the Northwest Lakes. Be guided to recognise the diversity and clues the flora offer to the nature of its setting. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £172 inc. Field Trips

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: “CAV AND PAG”- ITALIAN VERISMO OPERA

September 17th at 18:30 to September 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Low-life melodrama in a super-heated emotional climate; passionate melodies and stirring climaxes; verismo opera composers did everything to excess. "Cavalleria Rusticana". "Pagliacci", 'Andrea Chenier" and "Adriana Lecouvreur" contain some of the best-known arias and well-timed Intermezzos help to cool the temperature down. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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DISCOVERING PEN & INK

September 17th at 18:30 to September 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Use basic pen and ink techniques to create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns, then combine to create finished drawings. With demonstrations throughout, you should be able to handle your materials with confidence by the end. NEW TUTOR: Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ART TREASURES OF THE GREAT EUROPEAN CITIES

September 19th at 18:30 to September 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Lectures with gorgeous images exploring the great Collections, as well as essential sights of Europe's most celebrated cities. Destinations include: St Petersburg (Hermitage, Fabergé), Paris (Impressionists, Post-Impressionists), Berlin (Decadence, Expressionism), Rome (Ancient, Modern), Florence (Renaissance), Barcelona (Gaudi, a wealth of Catalan painters & sculptors), Copenhagen (wonderful, wonderful), Prague (Magical Capital of Old Europe, spectacular Art Nouveau and many works by Alphonse Mucha), plus two mystery destinations. A perfect primer or convenient armchair exploration. Adrian Sumner (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/adrian-sumner) Residential: £319 Non-residential:…

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OIL PAINTING – STEP BY STEP LAND & SEASCAPES (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

September 19th at 18:30 to September 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Want to really paint in oil? Create two contrasting oil paintings following a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet techniques using both brush and knife. An extended version of Carol's popular Days, with more time to perfect technique. All materials provided. Limited spaces. Carol Renshaw (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) Residential: £363 Non-residential: £267 incl. all materials.

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

September 19th at 18:30 to September 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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In tones and shades of neutral colours, this relies very much on texture and 3D effects - one of its most endearing qualities. Combine a variety of hand-embroidered stitches with a selection of mixed-media techniques to create delightful hand-stitched embroidery. All levels welcome from total beginners to more experienced. Stitch a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own designs. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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PAINT WITH YOUR TABLET: OUTDOORS IN THE NORTH LAKES!

September 22nd at 18:30 to September 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Use any modern digital device creatively to render attractive landscape art en plein-air. Use digital tools quickly to capture an inspiring moment. Complete works from multiple locations in each day. A little walking involved. Joseph Anthony Connor (Gwent www.highamhall.com/joseph-anthony-connor) Residential: £433 Non-residential: £308 inc. Field Trips

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THE SECRET LIVES OF BUILDINGS WITH EDWARD HOLLIS

September 22nd at 18:30 to September 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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We build buildings to last, and for that reason, they often outlive the people that made them, and the lives for which they were made – and they go on to live extraordinary lives of their own. Explore some of the strange lives that buildings have led, from ancient times to the present. We may also share stories of our own! Edward Hollis (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/edward-hollis) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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INTRODUCTING MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

September 22nd at 18:30 to September 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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You will be using the skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments. No drawing skills or experience necessary with a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters, to choose from. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £240 Non-residential: £174 inc. all materials

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PIANO WORKSHOP

September 24th at 18:30 to September 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For up to ten players* of Grade 7 & above. Prepare a 20 minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £167

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: SILK SHADING CELTIC KNOTWORK

September 25th at 18:30 to September 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore silk shading (long and short technique) to create a three dimensional effect within a beautiful celtic knot work design. For embroiderers at all levels. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework ww.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 Helen's EMBROIDERY UFO follows - book both courses, save £40

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IT’S ONLY A PIECE OF PAPER – WATERCOLOUR DAY

September 26th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Minimal line work to create focus. Warm or cool colour, when and where to use it. Implied rather than stated. Tonal values are important to emphasise your point. Draw the viewer into your subject to explain your intention. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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CREATIVE ART JOURNALS: EXPRESS, EMBELLISH, EXPERIMENT

September 26th at 18:30 to September 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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The pages look beautiful in the books but how do you make your own journal look like that? Enter the world of art journaling and enjoy playing with a variety of techniques to create exciting pages. Ideal if you are new to art journals/sketchbooking, or simply to explore surface and decoration. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £349 Non-residential: £253 inc. all materials

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SMALL IS BEST QUICK & FAST – WATERCOLOUR DAY

September 27th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Produce a series of small watercolour exercises to develop your skill level and show you lots of different alternatives which can be achieved in a short period of time. Create single colour exercises through to full colour images. Be stretched and enjoy the journey. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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OLIVER CROMWELL, GOD’S CHAMPION

September 27th at 18:30 to September 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) remains one of the most controversial figures in British history. Love him or loathe him, you cannot ignore him. From humble farmer he rose to command the New Model Army, execute Charles I and make himself Lord Protector. This short course will introduce his fascinating life and times. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 GOD & KING follows - attend both, save £25. This course, and its accompanying course, should have taken place…

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EMBROIDERY UFO (UNFINISHED OBJECTS)

September 28th at 18:30 to October 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Got any embroidery projects started but aren’t sure how to finish? Have a technique you'd like to improve or a project which you'd like help starting? All levels of experience and any hand embroidery technique welcome! Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 Helen's EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY precedes - book both courses, save £40

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GOD & KING – ROYALISTS IN THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR 1640-60

September 29th at 18:30 to October 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Wrong but Wromantic - the famous quote from 1066 and all that sums up many perceptions about the Royalists. We will attempt to challenge this stereotype, asking, amongst other things, who were the Royalists, why they fought and how they coped with defeat. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 CROMWELL precedes - attend both, save £25. This course, and its accompanying course, should have taken place last year but was postponed due to a last minute…

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ENAMELLING LONG WEEKEND

September 29th at 18:30 to October 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Covers skills including the application of different types of enamel, kiln use and control and safety. Silver & gold foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and many other techniques as desired. Work on copper, silver or steel, making enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Absolute beginners or experienced welcome. Materials from tutor dependent upon project. Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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T’AI CHI & CHI KUNG DAY

September 30th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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T'ai Chi movement principles enable us to rediscover ease and comfort in movement, while improving balance and effectiveness of actions. They are relevant to everyday activities, as well as being common to all T'ai Chi styles and Forms. Chi Kung is the foundation practice, developing awareness of how we use our bodies and relate to our environment. Sheila Aimson (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sheila-aimson) £62 including lunch & refreshments

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October 2017

YOGA AFTERNOON FOR AUTUMN

October 1st at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Balance the energies of the Autumn season. A slow steady approach to yoga asana - relaxation & mindfulness meditation practices to calm, focus & soothe the mind. Open to all who can practise unaided, standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for a pre-course information sheet (available online) and find out what you need to bring. Linda Allam (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/linda-allam) £18 including refreshments

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HOOKY & PRODDY RUG MAKING

October 1st at 18:30 to October 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Design and create a hanging or rug that reflects genuine artistic depth from old clothing & non-furnishing fabrics using this fantastic technique on hessian backing. Bring scissors and some own material if you like. Covers all techniques. Equipment provided to borrow. Novices welcome as it is easy to get started, and can become a worthwhile obsession! Heather Ritchie (North Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/heather-ritchie) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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WILDLIFE THROUGH THE CAMERA WITH KEITH OFFORD

October 2nd at 18:30 to October 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Photograph wildlife around you. Beginners with a basic camera will learn more about skills and compositional elements of a good photograph. Using Higham's 6 acres (including having a go in a hide!) there will also be an outing to put it into practice. Leisurely Level 1 walking but reasonable mobility needed. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. Field Trips

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

October 4th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, taking pencils to capture the chorus and do short sketches. These will then be developed using watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! NEW TUTOR: Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £72 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments

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RESEAT YOUR CHAIR THE TRADITIONAL WAY (EXTENDED)

October 5th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Replace the seat of your chair or stool professionally using traditional natural materials, woven or twisted, such as Cane, Rush, Seagrass or Danish Cord. Contact Debbie to check materials: reetneatseats@hotmail.co.uk, 016973 26339 or 07470 380867. Debbie Rumney (www.highamhall.com/debbie-rumney) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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THE ORIGIN OF LIFE

October 10th at 18:30 to October 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Seven fascinating lectures from a scientific perspective. What is Life? How did the first living cell arise on the primitive Earth? Early ideas, new theories and discoveries will be discussed. Are we alone or is there life elsewhere in the Universe? New discoveries have changed both perceptions and possibilities. Recalling some basic chemistry could be handy but not essential! Prof. David I Stott (Glasgow www.highamhall.com/david-stott) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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