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Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
01768 776276 www.highamhall.com

August 2019

BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: LATE SUMMER FLOWERS

August 21st at 18:30 to August 23rd at 16:00
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. Slightly extended, ends 4pm with Tea. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176

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YOU THE JURY

August 23rd at 18:30 to August 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* After listening to and discussing the evidence with fellow jurors, you will be able to pronounce your verdict on four separate, real-life murder cases, which occurred between 1900-1975, chosen for the insights they can give us on our judicial system and social history. Come equipped with pen, notebook and open mind... A late summer Bank Holiday treat - open to all! NEW TUTOR: Diane Janes (www.highamhall.com/diane-janes) SPECIAL PRICE (3 nights for the price of 2) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE -SATISFYING, COMPETENT PERSONAL DRAWING

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

Fully embracing and enlarging aspects of previous Workshops, a multi-media approach through Layering and attention to Composition persuades us toward an exhibitable standard of aesthetic confidence, exuding true independence. An exciting prospect of personal creative satisfaction! Dr Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £368 Each part of DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE (Jan, Apr and Sep) is attendable separately.

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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

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

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: £443 Non-residential: £314

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

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

Primarily for those of Grade 1 to 4 standard for instruments that play in the key of C (no clarinets or saxophones). Strings should be capable of tuning their own instruments. Please notify us of instrument and approximate standard when booking. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/tricia-trona-melville-mason) Residential: £263 Non-residential: £196

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

August 30th at 18:30 to September 1st 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: £233 Non-residential: £166 Materials at cost

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September 2019

EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING

September 1st at 18:30 to September 6th 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: £520 Non-residential: £363 (inc. Field Trips)

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SINGING SOLO – FROM SCRATCH

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

*NEW* Small workshop for focussing on professional techniques for developing your singing skills. Aimed at those with little or no experience, keen to find out how to find a proper voice, whatever genre you are inclined towards. Beginners welcome! First of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT1

September 2nd at 18:30 to September 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*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: £233 Non-residential: £166 Basic materials available from tutor £5-£10 approx.) Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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BRITAIN IN THE SIXTIES

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

Change and contradiction: Swinging London never reached Hartlepool, Mary Quant had little impact on Burnley. It was Black and White Minstrels v Cathy Come Home, optimism v fear of nuclear annihilation, industrial decline v social progress, freedoms v Mary Whitehouse. For many of us it was the decade of our youth. What does it look like now fifty years on? (The image here is of the inhabitants of Higham in the 1960s, who were pupils when it was Higham School…

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT2

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

*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: £233 Non-residential: £166 Follows another course. Book both, save £25. (Basic materials available from tutor £5-£10 approx.)

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

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

Learn how to create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in Pen and Ink, then how to combine them to create a finished drawing. With demos throughout and access to a variety of pens to experiment with, by the end you should be able to handle your materials with confidence. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC OF ITALY: A HERITAGE UNDESERVEDLY NEGLECTED

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

From the Gabrielis and Monteverdi, through the 18th-20th centuries, music of Rome, Venice and Nice evolved from lone instrument to piano to larger ensemble. Enjoy non-operatic works by Corelli, Vivaldi and Rossini and unjustly-neglected figures such as Cristofori, Marcadante and Martucci, ending with Respighi for some scenic orchestral description. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166ital

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (2-NIGHT)

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

Workshop for Students of any painting medium, keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop ideas, and essential skills with Form, Tone and Colour. Boost your own artistic strengths, challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 We offer also DAY and 3-NIGHTER with CERI, also an OILS course.

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

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

For Intermediate and Advanced french speakers to develop confidence and fluency in a friendly, structured but fun atmosphere. Activities: communication games, discussion, reading and listening to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films and songs. "Formidable!" Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Also 14 June)

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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

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: £233 Non-residential: £166

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YOGA AND WALKING: LATE-SUMMER

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

A perfect mix for all! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst the peaceful northern fells. Feel more supple and relaxed. Now ends with lunch on the last day. Courses run Spring, Mid- and Late-Summer. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £309 (inc. Field Trips)

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WHITE WORK EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

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

Each September Angie offers formal tuition on a different kind of embroidery...Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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OLD MASTER METHODS IN ACRYLICS

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

Ever wondered why old master paintings appear to glow with colour? Come, explore the techniques they used with a very modern medium, acrylics. Start to develop your skills through still life painting, then you can explore wherever you wish, choosing your own subject matter. Slow painting - done quickly! Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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SHAKESPEARE’S VENETIAN PLAYS: RACE, RELIGION AND SEXUALITY IN OTHELLO AND THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

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

Both plays feature outsiders due to religion, race, social status, gender or orientation. 400 years on, such issues are still topical. Join us to discuss Shakespeare's exploration of such themes - and why Venice is the backdrop. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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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

Coloured silks and metallic threads on heavy silk show insects, fruit, small animals and 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: £233 Non-residential: £166 BEAD EMBROIDERY follows.

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DRAWING AND PAINTING LAKELAND CHURCHES (FIELD TRIPS)

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

The North Lakes has very characterful settings for Churches - atmospheric qualities ideal for mixed-media sketching and painting on location. Be inspired by some of the finest examples in the works of John Piper, William Turner and others. Join Lionel on five expeditions, develop your drawing and use of colour and contrasting materials. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £343 Non-residential: £244 (inc. Field Trips)

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EXPLORE THE LAKES – ANTIQUITIES AND TRADITIONS

September 15th at 18:30 to September 20th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Minibus Field Trips (with a little walking) exploring sites of the Lake District: ancient churches, stones, crosses, Arthurian, Roman and Viking locations; each tells a fascinating story. Includes Muncaster, Hadrian's Wall, Gosforth Cross, a Roman Fort and Maryport’s Senhouse Museum - and we hope to also ride a little train! Where feasible, we'll have hot lunch out! Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £363 inc. Field Trips, Admissions and Lunches, exc. Refreshments out

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VERDI’S RIGOLETTO, IL TROVATORE AND LA TRAVIATA

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

Following what he described as his "galley years", Verdi produced from 1850-53 a trio of operas, universally popular, then as now. Peopled by memorable characters such as Sparafucile, Azucena, Violetta, driven forward by direct and heart-warming melodies. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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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

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: £233 Non-residential: £166 STUMPWORK precedes this.

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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

September 16th at 18:30 to September 20th 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. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (Materials at cost)

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SEWING: A FREEFORM ADVENTURE

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

*NEW* Waken those Sewing skills under professional guidance, with your own project, or a freeform, artistic, embellished piece combining Fabric Scraps (Bring your own if you wish). Ask on booking if you wish to borrow a sewing machine. Ann Gill (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/ann-gill) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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LAND- AND SEA-SCAPE IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER

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

An exceptional chance to extend skills with Pastel for Seascapes and Landscapes, using also Ink and Watercolour. Demos throughout, support for beginners, 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: £328 Non-residential: £229

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

September 20th at 18:30 to September 22nd 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 (a small amount of lead is possible). No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178 inc. all materials Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows.

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SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: HISTORY AND BEAUTY

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

A journey through time visiting less well known heritage sites on the Cumbrian Solway coastal plains. See ancient places of worship, once thriving seaports, forgotten estuary crossings. Explore the sweeping Solway coastline and abundant wildlife habitats. Hear Solway stories. A mix of indoor and outdoor venues with some short off-road walks so dress for weather and walking. Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips and any lunches out)

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CREATIVE BLOGGING FOR BEGINNERS

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

*NEW* Get to grips with the nuts and bolts of blogging, learn how to set up a blog, do a bit of content creation and find out how to use Social Media to promote your words of wisdom. Practical demos and an expert on hand to guide you. Bring laptop or tablet and use our WiFi. Zoe Dawes (S.Cumbria www.highamhall.com/zoe-dawes) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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FURTHER 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

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. Those who are already able to make and lay gesso are welcome to work on their own projects with help and advice from the tutor. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178 inc. all materials Toni's INTRO TO ILLUMINATION precedes.

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – EARLY AUTUMN

September 23rd at 18:30 to September 27th 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: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Admissions and Field Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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ACRYLICS: BOLD PAINTING WITH RAGS AND CARD

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

Painting with rags, straight onto the canvas, connects your whole body in the process. Enjoy more freedom to be expressive and bold, creating fresh and more vital work. Excellent for mountains forests and water. Using a card like a palette knife can create a new dynamic in your work. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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ATTRIBUTES OF A VICTORY: BRITAIN AT WAR 1939-1942

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

How did the British people respond to war in 1939? How did they cope with the threat of invasion and the Blitz? Should Churchill have negotiated with Hitler? Consider these as we explore Britain's 'finest hour'. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 D-DAY 1944 follows: attend both, save £25.

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D-DAY 1944 THE ASSAULT ON HITLER’S EUROPE

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

The landings of the 6th June 1944 were the largest amphibious operation ever undertaken. We will explore the preparation for Overlord, the assault on the beaches and the consequences for the eventual liberation of France and Western Europe. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 BRITAIN AT WAR 1939-42 precedes: attend both, save £25.

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FOLLIES, FAIRGROUNDS AND FAKES: ARCHITECTURE TODAY AND THE SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF?

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

Form Follows Function, wrote architect Louis Sullivan, but there are many apparently useless buildings from ancient monument to modern art installation. What are they really for? We will explore how and why, in times ancient and modern, we built fantasies, fakes, and fictions. Edward Hollis (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/edward-hollis) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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ENAMELLING LONG WEEKEND

September 27th at 18:30 to October 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work on copper, silver or steel, making enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Silver and gold foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonne and other techniques as desired. Absolute newbies or experienced welcome. Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (Materials depend on project)

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SKETCHBOOK LATE SUMMER SAFARI

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

Observe and record Late Summer Lakeland plus some special interior locations with lightning sketches - a little flash mob with pencils, pens, sketch books and cameras. Back at Higham, work towards more finished drawings. See examples of Sketchbooks, reflect, renew and get creative yourself! Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (inc. Field Trips and Tea stops)

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PIANO WORKSHOP

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

For up to ten Players* of Grade 7 and 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: £238 Non-residential: £171

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October 2019

ACRYLICS: BOLD PAINTING WITH RAGS AND CARD

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

Painting with rags straight onto the canvas, connects your whole body in the process. Using a card like a palette knife can create a new dynamic in your work. Excellent for mountains, forests and water. Enjoy more freedom to be expressive and bold, creating fresh and more vital work. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Frances’ work will be on exhibition at Higham 1 October 2019 to 31 January 2020.

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DRAWING AND PAINTING WITH LINDA BIRCH

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

Three days for experienced artists (one year minimum) with Linda’s advice and direction. Your choice of medium – drawing, watercolour, pastels, acrylics, oils all welcome! Weather permitting, a plein-air trip. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trip)

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DIGITAL PAINTING AROUND ENGLAND’S LAKE DISTRICT

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

Spend three enthralling days with the dynamic of Lakeland creating live pictures using your own portable tablet device to refine back at base. Artistic, exciting and a tremendous way to explore with a leading tablet pioneer. The software you’ll require is typically £10. See Joseph’s tutor page for technical information on what to bring including a mobile charger if you have one. Joseph Anthony Connor (Gwent www.highamhall.com/joseph-anthony-connor) Residential: £432 Non-residential: £289 (inc. Field Trips)

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BOOKBINDING: THE MIGHTY SPRING-BACK BINDING

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

By popular demand, this amazing example of bookbinding engineering (patented 1799) should be made at least once or even twice, in your lifetime. Spring-back is a trade binding tradition: robust, able to stay flat and open, ideal for guest and remembrance books, lectern Bibles, etc. Make a leather or suede quarter bound model with vellum tips and decorative paper sidings. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials purchasable from tutor)

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: METAL THREAD SNOWDROP

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

With one of the country’s leading embroiderers, pad using craft felt, couch, passing, twist, rococo pearl, purl and over stretched pearl purl, apply diamanté clips, cutwork and spangles. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials kit purchasable from tutor) Helen’s UFOS/ ROBIN OR NUE follows – book both courses, save £40.

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ACRYLICS FOUR WAYS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

October 6th at 18:30 to October 11th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Discover working in the exciting medium of acrylics with all you need provided. Try a range of supports and techniques for a sound grounding and gain confidence to take it further. Suitable for beginner or acrylic-curious Artist of other paint media. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £495 Non-residential: £333 (inc. materials)

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: LANDSCAPE

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

Creatively and skillfully apply the language of weave to create tapestry landscapes. Perfect for both beginners and those with experience. Louise Martin (Orkney www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 HIDDEN TREASURES follows.

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: UFOS/ ROBIN OR NUE

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

Tailored to your needs. Perhaps you have a project but don’t know how to proceed or are uncertain how to start or plan it, or a certain stitch technique you struggle with. Helen will bring a number of kits to choose from including an Or Nué Robin if that would suit you better. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials kit purchasable from tutor) Helen’s METAL THREAD SNOWDROP precedes – book both courses, save £40.

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: HIDDEN TREASURES

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

Please bring along small objects which remind you of a person or place or hopes or values. These will become the focus of your tapestry, maybe held in the weave, contained in a woven pocket or completely encapsulated. Louise Martin (Orkney www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Follows LANDSCAPE.

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Create a complete oil painting on canvas in just one day. Follow simple step-by-step demos of a wet-on-wet technique and learn as you go. End with a completed canvas to take home and be proud of. Go on, surprise yourself! Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £88 (inc. Materials and lunch) Other OILS courses: VICKI NORMAN 19 January; CERI ALLEN 7 February; CAROL RENSHAW 9 October and 26 February

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STRING ORCHESTRA WEEKEND

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

Experienced Strings are invited to join us and play three Vivaldi string concertos, Tchaikovsky Elegy and the wonderful, folk inspired, Divertimento by Bartók. Professional violinist Louise Latham will be conducting the course. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171

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MUSHROOMS AND TOADSTOOLS: AUTUMN IN THE NORTH LAKES

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

Our seasonal opportunity to develop fungi identification skills with a truly respected expert in a prime natural area. Field trips: easy, but off-path walking. For the seasoned and unseasoned. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (inc. Field Trips)

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ANOTHER JOURNEY INTO SCOTTISH ART

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

Another selection of renowned Scottish artists, complimentary to our previous course. Explore the progression of particular artists and movements which are indicative of Scottish Art. Bertram Aitchison (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/bertram-aitchison) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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JEWELLERY MAKING: SILVER CLAY

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

Make fine silver jewellery with the ease of working with precious metal clay – an amazing material. Find out secrets to make stunning professionally-styled hallmarkable jewellery, creating three pieces to take away. Those with good experience may work independently on their own projects. Tracey Spurgin (East Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/tracey-spurgin) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Materials from tutor c£55 – subject to silver prices) Our JEWELLERY MAKING courses: RINGS, BANGLES AND EARRINGS 12 December; POLYMER CLAY 15 March; ENAMELLING 24 January.

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THE ORIGIN OF LIFE REVISITED

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

Further presentations from a scientific perspective. What is Life? All living things are believed to have arisen from a single primordial cell. Enjoy discussion of early ideas, new theories and discoveries. Is there life elsewhere? Both perceptions and possibilities have been changing. Some basic chemistry recollection handy, but not essential! Prof. David I Stott (Glasgow www.highamhall.com/david-stott) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 A complement to John Kusel’s THE IMPACT OF PARASITES is 29 March

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GET WEAVING!

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

Introduction to weaving exploring the use of colour and texture. Dress a loom. Understand how to read pattern draft. Suitable for both absolute beginners and developing weavers. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Yarns £15 from tutor)

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WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

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

There will be a free informal concert with participants on Sunday 11:15am Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) with Mandy Burvill Residential: £540 Non-residential: £411 (deposit £150) We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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WOODCARVING: RELIEF AND CREATIVE

October 16th at 18:30 to October 22nd 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: £558 Non-residential: £377 See also David Harter’s WHITTLING AND CARVING WILDLIFE 27 November.

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WIND SERENADES: DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

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

All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades There will be a free informal concert with participants on Sunday 11:15am Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) with Mandy Burvill Residential: £540 Non-residential: £411 (deposit £150) We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING

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PAINTING INTERIORS IN THE STYLE OF VERMEER AND DE HOOCH

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

Develop powerful and poetic ways to draw and paint space and atmosphere using traditional and modern materials. Enjoy representing the aesthetic features inside Higham Hall inspired by the interior paintings of two C17th Dutch Masters. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT

October 20th at 11:15 to 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An end of course Concert given by players completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE A free PIANO concert will take place on 17 March

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MAKE THE MOST OF WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

An exciting and versatile medium that can be used solo or combined with other materials. See a variety of techniques, from using pencils as a source of paint to creating a range of textures and effects. Led gently by a fabulous, experienced Tutor. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (inc. materials)

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FURTHER HORSE PAINTING AND DRAWING – TROT ON

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

*NEW* For experienced artists - take Equine represention to a higher level, helped by an artist with intimate knowledge of the steed. Alex has exhibited at the Society of Equestrian Artists and for decades has owned and drawn horses. Stable visit included. (Dress for Cumbria weather!) Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall. com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip)

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: MYSTERY QUILT

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

Join us in making a mystery single quilt. You are given fabric requirements and then receive step by step instructions during the course. Have fun trying to guess the design which will be unveiled towards the end! Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 First of two successive courses due to demand.

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO PROUST

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

Suitable for anyone simply wishing to get those little grey cells stimulated, find out why so many people consider the writings of Marcel Proust as indispensable to life, love and humanity. Let the incomparable Darren gently guide you. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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AN INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

October 24th at 18:30 to October 27th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A thorough introduction through talks and practical sessions. Study a museum-quality geological collection from around the world and scrutinise the inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks down the microscope. A large selection of geological maps and books will also be to hand. Visit Keswick Museum geology collection to view specimens from their stores and the John Ruskin collection. Also a brief field trip – come prepared with warm clothes and walking boots! N.B. Ends at Tea Break 4pm…

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: MYSTERY QUILT

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

Join us in making a mystery single quilt. You are given fabric requirements and then receive step by step instructions during the course. Have fun trying to guess the design which will be unveiled towards the end! Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 First of two successive courses due to demand.

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PRINTMAKING WEEKEND

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

Transform your own designs into print, perhaps for a Christmas card, using the fascinating media of woodcut and wood engraving. Working with plywood, MDF, end-grain hardwood or plastic blocks, a wide range of styles is possible, whatever your art background. Suitable for complete beginners or experienced – be inspired to start a home industry! Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: AUTUMN LANDSCAPES IN MUSIC

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

*NEW* A delightful weekend looking at how Autumn has been depicted in music. Includes orchestral, piano and vocal music by Grieg, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Mozart and a small selection of popular songs. Some music will be supplemented by paintings. Sheer joy, even if you are only reaquainting yourself with the classical genre. NEW TUTOR: Chris Rodwell (www.highamhall.com/chris-rodwell) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Ian France, Tim Shuker and Julian Williamson.

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JAZZ IMPROVISATION AND ARRANGING WITH MARK BASSEY

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

For musicians interested in developing appropriate skills to be able to play, arrange or both. Also a chance to hear your music played by others. Nurture your swing in a friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

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

Create professional-looking cards and pictures from several lino-cuts using Easycut Lino under guidance of one of the UK’s best – Clare’s work has appeared in books, magazines and on packaging (not just any packaging!). Clare Melinsky (Dumfriesshire www.highamhall.com/clare-melinsky) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials c£15)

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FROM GLOW TO GLITTER: SEASONAL CREATIONS 1

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

Enjoy making sophisticated decorations – this one with an Autumn theme (glow), though some will do for Christmas, both fresh and artificial. Pieces include: table center piece, book-folded angel or tree, pillar candle platter and lantern arrangement. Back by popular demand the lit village lamp, with an alternative for repeaters. Everything provided – bring scissors and a smile. Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £265 Non-residential: £198 (inc. materials) SEASONAL CREATIONS 2 is 27 November.

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CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH STEVE HUMBLE

October 31st at 18:30 to November 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Look at fresh approaches to working from the landscape, via the lens of Contemporary Painting. With exercises, briefs and tutorials, be pushed to extend your responses to your chosen media and subject matter. Steve Humble (London www.highamhall.com/steve-humble) Residential: £490 Non-residential: £328 (inc. Field Trips)

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November 2019

LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

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

Want to learn, or return to, the beautiful craft of Bobbin lacemaking? Have a lace pattern and need project advice? This is for you. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Basic materials from tutor c£5 – £10)

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THE GLORIES OF GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE

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

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

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A DAY OF T’AI CHI

November 2nd at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A disciplined, principled approach to your body and its ease and comfort of movement, improving balance. This relaxing day of guided gentle T’ai Chi, helped by a good lunch, gives time to develop awareness of how we use our bodies and relate to our environment. Sheila Aimson (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sheila-aimson) £66 (inc. lunch and refreshments)

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LOST CUMBRIA ON FILM

November 3rd at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We will be travelling back in time for a nostalgic trip into the past all over the county with the Cumbria Film Archive. A unique afternoon of entertainment enjoying genuinely rare and unique footage – always fascinating and always something new. Andrew Leitch and Jim Bownass (Cumbria – www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 (inc. refreshments)

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PENCIL DRAWING: DYNAMIC LAKELAND SCENES

November 3rd at 18:30 to November 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Cottages and villages, trees, bushes, flowers and, of course, lakes using dry media of pencil: graphite, coloured and water-soluble (with water pen). Sketch around our grounds, also visit some local places for rustic buildings, livestock with the dynamic Autumnal reds and golds of gorgeous Lakeland scenery. For all. Margaret Eggleton (Surrey www.highamhall.com/margaret eggleton) Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314 (inc. Field Trips)

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ART PATRONS AND THE ART COLLECTIONS OF BRITAIN

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

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

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PAINTING WITH CERI (TWO NIGHT

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

A short workshop for students serious about developing skills, capitalising on Ceri’s Fine Arts background. Be encouraged and receive suggestions on how to improve ideas and essential skills with form, tone and colour. Boost your own artistic strengths, challenge the things you find tricky. All welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 We also offer, with Ceri, a THREE NIGHTER and an OILS course

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THE CHORAL CLASSICS: BRAHMS, VERDI AND ELGAR

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

Three composers from the Romantic era, better-known for works in other fields, were inspired by religious texts to produce outstanding choral works: Brahms and Verdi – Requiems and Elgar – The Dream of Gerontius. Hear impassioned solos, colourful orchestrations and choruses. Soul-stirring and sublime! Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Chris Rodwell, Tim Shuker and Julian Williamson.

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CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

November 7th at 18:30 to November 12th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work with (don’t fight against) the fast-drying nature of acrylics and use Mixed Media to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings (from reference images of your tutor’s Isle of Skye home), layer by layer. For all levels wanting to loosen up with a willingness to get paint on hands, possibly clothes! Marion Boddy-Evans (Skye www.highamhall.com/ marion-boddy-evans) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £313

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LAKELAND FIELD TRIPS: THE MAKING OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

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

*NEW* Visits to key sites revealing what makes the Lake District unique as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy a look at landscape, archaeology, history and key figures. Intended visits include Dove Cottage, Blackwell Arts and Crafts House and a Heritage Boat Trip to the newly-opened Windermere Steamboat Museum. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips and all lunches out)

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (1 of 2)

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

Create a practical and decorative rectangular fabric box. Ideas for newbies, more elaborate designs for the experienced. Elaine Hicks (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elaine-hicks) Repeated 10 November. Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Specialist items available from tutor)

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YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR AUTUMN

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

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

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (2 of 2)

November 10th at 18:30 to November 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create a practical and decorative rectangular fabric box. Ideas for newbies, more elaborate designs for the experienced. Elaine Hicks (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elaine-hicks) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Specialist items available from tutor) Elaine’s final course with us as she is retiring.

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THE APPEAL OF CROCHET

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

Follow demos and gain inspirational ideas to make wonderful crochet pieces. For an artistic twist, crochet can be added to stiff fabric and paper, wood, leather etc. Feel free to discuss possible project(s) beforehand: paulineturner@crochet.co.uk. Pauline Turner (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/pauline-turner) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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COLLAGE AND ACRYLIC WITH FRANCES WINDER

November 12th at 18:30 to November 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create and explore using collage to really free up your work. Extend your Acrylic vocabulary, build up surfaces with gesso and use watercolour, impasto effects, rags and cards to paint as well as brushes and rollers. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Frances’ work will be on exhibition at Higham 1 October 2019 to 31 January 2020.

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THE PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE OF TOLSTOY

November 12th at 18:30 to November 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The author of Anna Karenina and, of course, War and Peace. Let Darren enlighten you as to what this literary giant was saying to a society poised for radical changes. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED

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

Starting with basics, complete, step-by-step, a tutor-led portrait (of a leopard). Enjoy using pastels in the correct manner to achieve impressive, longlasting results. Beginners and improvers. Practical tip: Bring a larger-than-A3 folder and an old shirt! Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 (inc. materials) Paul’s more advanced course is on 19 Jauary.

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

November 15th at 18:30 to November 17th 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: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Materials from Tutor)

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A WEEKEND WITH THE HARP

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

Learn secrets of the Welsh harp tradition from the master himself! Robin will look at authentic traditional melodies and arranging in the Welsh style, the typical method of Theme and Variations, and traditional Welsh dance music on the harp. Teaching primarily by ear, but notation provided afterwards. You are welcome to record the class. Intermediate/ Advanced level. Guest Tutors: Charlotte Petersen and Robin Huw Bowen Organised by Gill Salter-Smith for Harps Northwest (www.harpsnorthwest.org.uk) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186

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VERSION FRANCAISE: TWO FILMS IN FRENCH (DAY)

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

*NEW* A day with two films (hand-picked by Sylvie) to discuss and appreciate (in French and English, depending upon the group). Ideal for developing an ear for the language, also for exploring the creations of some of the finest directors the Francophile world is so famous for. Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) £66 (inc. lunch and refreshments) These DAYS take place March and November.

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS

November 17th at 18:30 to November 22nd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Take inspiration from the use of botanical subjects associated with winter celebrations – Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas. Plenty of help and a chance to try things out. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £323

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SEEING WITH ARTIST’S EYES: VICKI NORMAN WORKSHOP

November 17th at 18:30 to November 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Irrespective of subject, the most important skill for any artist is observation. It isn’t all about pure talent; great artists have been taught what to look for! Through innovative and enjoyable exercises, study the traditional elements of line, tone, form and colour in an intensive, rewarding course. All levels, any media welcome. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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WILLOW BASKET (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

November 18th at 18:30 to November 21st at 13:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* The return of an old favourite! Work with Cumbria basket maker Phil Bradley to learn the techniques involved in English roundwork basketry. We will cover some of the basic elements of working with willow as well as, taking a look at the growing, harvesting and managing of willow beds. Phil Bradley (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/phil-bradley) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 (inc. materials)

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SOFT PASTEL WITH SUE FORD

November 21st at 13:30 to November 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Aim for vibrant and atmospheric paintings, be inspired using soft pastels on a variety of different backgrounds. Step by step and personal guidance. For all levels to enjoy. Sue Ford (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/sue-ford) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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SILENCE: CULTIVATING QUIET IN A NOISY WORLD

November 21st at 18:30 to November 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Explore the meaning and practice of Silence. Through gentle group discussion, individual reflection and periods of stillness, be supported to experience a quieter way of living. Guided meditation and music are offered as gateways into silence and 1:1 sessions are a chance to consider what might lie beyond the noise of your own life. Ruth Bridges (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ruth-bridges) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

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

Explore the Yoga tradition, balancing seasonal effects through diet, daily routine and yoga practice. Essentially practical, using posture, breathing, meditative techniques and just a tiny bit of theory. All levels. Amanda Oakes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/amanda-oakes) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND

November 22nd at 18:30 to November 24th 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: £233 Non-residential: £166 (A THREE NIGHTER FOLLOWS)

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