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

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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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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FRESH START UKE!

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

A Ukulele beginners' course for non-beginners! For anyone who's a little self-taught, started in a group, or already done a first course but now wants consolidation and revision with straightforward materials to reinforce and build confidence. Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/nicholas-corder) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 inc. lyrics & chords

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TORCH-FIRED ENAMEL BEADS

July 16th at 18:30 to July 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn to torch-fire beads. Experiment with different effects and colours for exciting necklace and earrings, or just an unusual pendant. Thread beads professionally, use a variety of findings. Inspirational, fun and no experience needed! Janet Notman (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/janet-notman) Janet is retiring after this, we wish her well and thank her for all her hard work! Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311 inc. First bottle of gas. (Materials c£50)

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VICTORIAN ART, REALISM AND IDEALISM IN TOWN AND COUNTRY

July 17th at 18:30 to July 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Depictions of idyllic country scenes and grimy urban life reveal a deep tension in Victorian society; this course will examine the complexity of this society through the paintings, engravings, photographs and cartoons. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to Tims's NORDIC ART course - attend both, get FREE Bed and Breakfast (only, not dinner, although you can book it if you wish to!) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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START WITH WATERCOLOURS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

July 20th at 18:30 to July 24th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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 for patient, qualified instruction. LIMITED NUMBERS Angela Burton (Somerset www.highamhall.com/angela-burton) Residential: £403 Non-residential: £261 inc. all materials

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WRITING FICTION: ‘SHOWING AND TELLING’ AND ‘THE TITLE’

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

For beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or novel. Lectures, exercises and 1:1 tutorials with writing time. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue an existing project, or attend all planned sessions for insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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NORDIC ROMANTIC ART: CARL LARSSON AND ANDERS ZORN

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

The two greatest Swedish artists of the Nordic Golden Age; Larsson's homely watercolours of country family life, pioneering a new domestic aesthetic; Zorn, internationally-recognised oil painter, both influenced by French plein-air realism, returning to paint their home region of Dalarna. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A companion to Tims's VICTORIAN ART AND REALISM - attend both courses, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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BOOKBINDING: DECORATIVE NOTEBOOKS

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

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

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SUMMER SKIES AND WEATHER (OILS) WITH LINDA BIRCH

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

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

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EMPOWER YOUR DRAWING WITH CERI ALLEN

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

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

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

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

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

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: THE WINTER’S TALE

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

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

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: THE WINTER’S TALE

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

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

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JAZZ PLAYERS’ SUMMER SCHOOL with guest Alan Barnes

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

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

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CERAMIC SCULPTURE: GET A-HEAD!

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

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

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August 2018

JAZZ CONCERT with special guest Alan Barnes

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

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

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5th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

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

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

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LACE GUILD SUMMER SCHOOL

August 11th at 18:30 to August 18th at 10:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Organised and run by the Lace Guild - www.laceguild.org Applications through them, in the first instance, please.

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PRINTMAKING SUMMER WORKSHOP

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

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: £418 Non-residential: £291

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WAYS WITH WATERCOLOUR DAY WITH CERI ALLEN

August 19th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore different approaches to this versatile medium with interesting projects through the day. Bring paper, paints and brushes for expert, guided 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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WAYS WITH WATERCOLOUR DAY WITH CERI ALLEN

August 20th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore different approaches to this versatile medium with interesting projects through the day. Bring paper, paints and brushes for expert, guided 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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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 20th at 18:30 to August 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For pre-formed Trios, Quartets & Quintets. Mornings, work together at self-selected repertoire. Afternoons, explore our beautiful surroundings. Other sessions mixed Ensemble work. Large music library to explore.Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: LATE SUMMER FLOWERS

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

Paint your chosen subject from the wonderful flowers in bloom. Tuition in botanical accuracy and composition to produce a pleasing finished piece of work. All abilities, Tutor will adapt for level of experience. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Precedes Susan Christopher-Coulson's BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL.

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THE PURSUIT OF PAINTING AND DRAWING WITH THE IMPRESSIONISTS

August 24th at 18:30 to August 31st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Monet, Degas et al. worked from Landscape, Still Life and the Figure, experimenting with ways of rendering subjects. Using any materials, we will work from these motifs, with support and encouragement throughout to develop all aspects of image making. More suitable for artists with some basic experience. Michael Stewart (W. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/michael-stewart) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £637 Non-residential: £448

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RELIEF AND CREATIVE WOODCARVING SUMMER SCHOOL

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

Transform a block of wood into a unique picture. Bring ideas or use Sharon's books for inspiration. Transfer a pattern, use chisels, learn techniques. Beginners and experienced. Sharon Littley (S. Wales www.highamhall.com/sharon-littley) Residential: £552 Non-residential: £373

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: A FLORAL CONFETTI

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

With summer in full bloom, celebrate your favourite flowers by creating a colourful confetti composed of scattered petals or small flowers/florets, worked in Coloured Pencil. Beginners upwards, work at your own pace under individual attention. Techniques, papers and pencils to try out. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Follows Marion Wilson's BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING.

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PEN, INK AND PASTEL: INTO LANDSCAPE – DEVELOPING EXPRESSIVE STYLE

August 26th at 18:30 to August 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This 3rd part*, we take image-gathering trips and consolidate previous approaches with deeper understanding of layering Pastel and Ink to create a wholly expressive experience in our work. Gain real richness and texture by enjoying the physicality and depth of surface as we build up successive colour blocks and drawn line. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £499 Non-residential: £344 *3rd of our 3 Masterclass PEN, INK & PASTEL programme, designed to guide artists swiftly from basic to advanced techniques.…

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FILM AND HISTORY

August 28th at 18:30 to August 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Film, particularly fiction film, provides information which conventional historical documents do not. It shows what we think, how we speak, what our lives look like. Look at life (1900-1950) in Britain, America, Germany, Italy, France and Russia. Dr. Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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STARTERS’ MINI-ORCHESTRA FOR WOODWIND AND STRINGS (C INSTRUMENTS)

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Easy-level weekend for instruments that play in the key of C (flute, oboe, bassoon and bowed strings -so no clarinets etc.), to play in a mixed string and woodwind group. Keys, note ranges etc. are straightforward, so you can enjoy making music together, with the option of easier parts. Ideal for those with little or no experience of playing in a group, who last played decades ago in a school orchestra, or just lack confidence. Primarily for Grades 1…

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PHILOSOPHY: MEDIEVAL

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

During the first millennia Christianity became assimilated into Roman culture. The Greek idea of philosophy as rational examination independent of religious doctrine sat uncomfortably with the rise of Christianity. Questions about the nature of the universe and what constitutes a virtuous life were held to be answered in the scriptures and were no longer considered subjects for philosophical discussion. The philosophers in this course, including Augustine of Hippo, sought to integrate Greek philosophy into Christian religion. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper)…

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd 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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September 2018

EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING

September 2nd at 18:30 to September 7th 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 and 1:1 tuition. For artists with previous painting experience looking to loosen-up. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £514 Non-residential: £359 inc. Field Trips

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SINGING FOR SOLOISTS

September 2nd at 18:30 to September 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Extended small workshop for Singers already with a little (recent or otherwise) experience, who perhaps sing in choirs and/or have sung a few solos as amateurs. Some 1:1 with Sian and time for private practice included. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT1

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

*NEW TWIN SUMMER COURSE* Discover handmade Bobbin Lace, work on your UFO€™s and pick Jan€™s brain. She will also bring patterns from her Tantalising Torchon collection, exploring some more unusual aspects of this neglected lace. Total beginner through to advanced all welcome! Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Basic materials available from tutor £5-£10 approx.) Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

September 5th at 18:30 to September 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Intermediate and Advanced (tout en français!) a superb opportunity to improve your French, your confidence and fluency in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a wide range of activities, play communication games, discuss, read and listen to authentic French resources (Press, Radio, TV, Film, Song) and, importantly, have fun. Bon voyage! Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT2

September 5th at 18:30 to September 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW TWIN SUMMER COURSE* Discover handmade Bobbin Lace, work on your UFO€™s and pick Jan€™s brain. She will also bring patterns from her Tantalising Torchon collection, exploring some more unusual aspects of this neglected lace. Total beginner through to advanced all welcome! Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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RUSKIN LACE

September 7th at 18:30 to September 9th 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 Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER

September 7th at 18:30 to September 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

With one of our finest contemporary Seascape Artists, with a passion for the expressive medium of Pastel, also used to stunning effect in her Portraits. Demos throughout, support for beginners and encouragement for more experienced with demanding, yet supportive critiques to enable all to reach full potential. Eileen Gardner (Fife www.highamhall.com/eileen-gardner) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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SIBELIUS: STANDARD-BEARER OF FINNISH MUSIC

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

Great Composer who helped show both artistic and national independence through a genuine ethnic Finnish sound, drawing on many native traditions, in particular ancient epic poetry, from which he drew much orchestral and vocal inspiration. Explore Finnish music and how Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) gave it focus and lasting recognition. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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LITERALLY SPEAKING: HAMLET, MACBETH & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

September 9th at 18:30 to September 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The double mode - Tragedy and Comedy in Shakespeare: sinister forces with elements of danger unseen contrast with his take on the extraordinary effects of falling passionately in love. A new view, including new research, supplemented by musical responses - everything from original 17th century settings to Verdi, Britten and Thomas. For both Beginners and Connoisseurs! Dr. Richard Moore (Berwickshire www.highamhall.com/richard-moore) This will be Richard's final Higham course, as he is retiring after this from his Higham commitments. We thank…

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RUSKIN LACE

September 9th at 18:30 to September 11th 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 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

September 10th at 18:30 to September 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Make a stained glass panel or a Tiffany style lamp, developing skills so that you can construct more elaborate projects later. Understand and use the techniques of template glass cutting, using grinding machines, copper foiling, leading application and final soldering. No experience required - be guided in all aspects. Illustrated evening slide lectures. Materials dependent on project. Limited spaces. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 (Materials at cost)

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YOGA AND WALKING – LATE SUMMER

September 10th at 18:30 to September 14th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A perfect mix! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst peaceful fells. Feel more supple & relaxed. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £261 inc. Field Trips

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DISCOVER WHITE WORK EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

September 11th at 18:30 to September 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be shown White Work stitching techniques (white fabric, white thread) including Cut Work, Broderie Anglaise, Pulled work, Schwalm and Mountmellick - Choose your stitch! Suitable for embroidery newbies and experienced. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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STUMPWORK

September 12th at 18:30 to September 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Coloured silks and metallic threads on heavy silk show insects, fruit, small animals & flowers in Elizabethan Stumpwork. A modern piece may be any raised design, inspired by a book, picture or photograph using any fabric and thread you'd like for texture. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 BEAD EMBROIDERY follows.

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FRENCH AND BELGIAN FILM

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

For all cinéphiles and/or language buffs. Three films in French (English subtitles) stimulating discussion in English (and French, if appropriate). Préjudice (2016) - drama: sibling rivalry and parenting with dark twists. Tomboy (2011) - drama: a 10 year old girl's identity. "An Absolute Delight" (BBC) Cloclo (2012) - biopic: the extraordinary life of French pop icon Claude François.. Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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THE FAUVES AND COLOUR: ART WORKSHOP

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

The Fauves were the 'Wild Beasts' of colour in the early 20th Century. Studying the great Colourists: Henri Matisse, André Derain (and others) with their expressive colour, enliven your own Art with guidance. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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EXPLORING KING LEAR: SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGIC MASTERPIECE

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

Explore a powerful tragedy of two families and kingdom destroyed by rivalry and misunderstanding. Focus on the play's themes, narrative and sources, examine how Shakespeare uses language, structure and visual imagery to influence his audience. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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BEAD EMBROIDERY

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

An introduction. Beads of all shapes and sizes, cabochons and buttons create a stunning freestyle piece with fabulous surfaces which could be incorporated in a hanging, panel, pendant, lid, bracelet, book cover etc. Every piece is unique! Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 STUMPWORK precedes this.

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GENRES IN ART WE ALL SHOULD KNOW

September 16th at 18:30 to September 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Gorgeous images of a wide range of Art genres: Portrait, Landscape, Religious Art, Realism, Still life, Horses, Cats, Birds, Flowers and Illustration plus some related Film. A rich feast for the eyes! Adrian Sumner (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/adrian-sumner) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

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

Create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in Pen & Ink, combining to create a finished drawing with confidence. Demos throughout, experiment with a variety of pens. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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THE QUEST FOR THE PICTURESQUE – EARLY LAKELAND TRAVELLERS

September 16th at 18:30 to September 21st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Minibus Field Trips (a little walking) exploring the Lakes, Lectures inspired by significant Writers and Artists, including Wordsworth. Take in some of the best visual and historic locations that Georgian travellers began venturing to, spectacular scenery along the way. A different array to last year's focus on later era Writers. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £359 incl. Field Trips, admissions & any packed lunches, but excluding refreshment stops.

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: GREAT SCENES FROM OPERA

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

Enjoy sound and spectacle from a golden age of Opera. Gounod's lively Fair Scene from Faust. Contrasting scenes from Verdi's Aida and Don Carlos mixing conflicts of state and individual. Tchaikovsky's touching letter scene and Ball from Eugene Onegin. Bringing the curtain down, the awe-inspiring Grail Scene from Wagner's Parsifal and the joyous festival which ends The Mastersingers. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ACRYLICS WITH FRANCES WINDER

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

Explore Acrylic. Build-up Structure using wash, glaze, rag, impasto, knife or credit card and Texture using gesso and cling film. Use Watercolour effects, flat graphics or thick impasto oils to create very different paintings. For Starters, Experimenters and Challengers. Both representational and abstract themes - try both if you wish. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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PAINT ON YOUR IPAD OR PHONE

September 20th at 18:30 to September 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Sketching and Painting in your style, or that of the Masters, on a digital device with software (c£6). Waken your inner Hockney! Joseph (a sell out at the V&A) can answer queries - see his tutor page (*) - also for technical info on what to obtain in advance. Joseph Anthony Connor (Gwent *www.highamhall.com/joseph-anthony-connor) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311 inc. Field Trips (weather-permitting)

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HOW AND WHAT IT MEANS TO MAKE A HOME TODAY

September 21st at 18:30 to September 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This will NOT make your home more beautiful, or tidier. What if we didn't have a home? Ed will explore the concept of home and hearth through building, furniture, decor, clutter, even housework, considering private and public space, the importance of objects and the demands we make of our home environment. Edward Hollis (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/edward-hollis) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL?

September 21st at 18:30 to September 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Writing novels is just a pipe-dream? This course will set you on the road to success. Our tutor, (five published novels, international recognition) will guide you through a range of genres and methodology and fire your imagination to produce submissions that will be noticed. NEW TUTOR: Gordon Parker (Tyneside www.highamhall.com/gordon-parker) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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MIXED MEDIA WEEKEND: A BIG LANDSCAPE

September 21st at 18:30 to September 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bring Acrylics, A3 or larger sheets of card and drawing tools (e.g large felt tip pens, charcoal, coloured inks) and some Landscape reference to go big scale! Feel a sense of boldness and freedom, helped by the variety of materials and encouragement. Come and try! Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PIANO WORKSHOP

September 23rd at 18:30 to September 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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: £236 Non-residential: £169

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

September 23rd at 18:30 to September 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments. No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. all materials Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows - attend both courses, save £20.

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – EARLY AUTUMN

September 24th at 18:30 to September 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy spectacular changing garden colours and amazing views afforded by fells, lakes and countryside by visiting some hidden horticultural gems. With her wealth of local and horticultural knowledge, Louise will seek to enchant and inspire you. 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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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

More advanced illumination: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Practical tips on mastering technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. all materials Toni's INTRO TO ILLUMINATION precedes - attend both courses, save £20.

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THE FIRST WORLD WAR: “THE WAR THAT WOULD NOT END”

September 26th at 18:30 to September 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For British and French, WW1 ended 11am, 11th November 1918 and all was meant to get back to normal. Yet, east of the Rhine, it was the start of years of revolutions, attempted revolutions, Fascism, civil wars and wars between successor states of the Empires. Explore a forgotten chapter in Europe's violent history and some implications. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 POST WW1 BRITAIN follows - attend both, save £25.

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ART DAY: THE MAGIC OF GOUACHE RESIST (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Learn a magical painting technique that results in a piece that has a look a little like woodcut, combining boldness with subtlety. It can be combined with watercolour or coloured gouache paint, or left plain for a more graphic feel. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) £74 including lunch, refreshments and materials

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