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

October 2018

PATCHWORK QUILTING: BRIGHT HOPES

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

Bright Hopes. Learn half seaming and set in triangles. You have a choice of large or small quilt. 3 Main colours or scrappy, the choice is yours. Come learn and have fun at the same time. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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WIND CHAMBER MUSIC DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

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

Wind chamber music specifically for intermediate-standard (grades 6-8). Set works will include colourful music by Rossini, who died 150 years ago in November. There will be an informal performance at 12pm at the end of the course. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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WATERCOLOURS WITH BRIAN SMITH

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

*NEW* Examine in depth the options to create successful, striking images. Your building blocks are composition, value, focus, scale and colour - balanced in various ways to dictate your outcome. Possibly working in and around Higham along with studio exercises. Join Brian to dig deeper! Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Follows a 2-night ACRYLICS COURSE with Brian - attend both courses, save £25.

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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

October 21st at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to enjoy this hour-long concert given by diploma-standard players (i.e. above grade 8) who will be completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. It is good to have a little audience for such informal events which will be of an exceptional standard, in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. This is always an OUTSTANDING concert, and a best kept secret of ours ... we challenge you to find a better quality of playing! ADMISSION FREE, but…

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RELIEF & CREATIVE WOODCARVING

October 21st at 18:30 to October 26th 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: £470 Non-residential: £309

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CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PAINTING

October 21st at 18:30 to October 26th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Look at fresh approaches to working from the landscape, through 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: £485 Non-residential: £325 inc. Field Trips

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES

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

Play music in a recorder ensemble of up to thirty players. For recorder players of intermediate standard (roughly Grades 4-6 AB/TCL). Music will range from Renaissance to the present day, from three to eight or more parts. Technical and stylistic guidance as appropriate. Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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AUTUMN & SPOOKY CREATIONS (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

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

*NEW* Create high quality autumn/winter decorations, some with floral elements. Includes a lit Halloween scene container and other things to cheer up the upcoming dark nights. Bring scissors or secateurs, come along and enjoy! Don't worry, the Christmas course is still on - we just thought an extra similar course would help meet demand! Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £261 Non-residential: £194 (Materials Included)

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, DAY)

October 27th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Day workshop for Students of any medium (except Oils), keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop form and colour, boost your own artistic strengths and challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments First of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10 We offer both DAY and 3-NIGHT versions of PAINTING WITH CERI and also an OILS residential.

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, DAY)

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

Day workshop for Students of any medium (except Oils), keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop form and colour, boost your own artistic strengths and challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. (See also 27 Oct) Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments Second of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10 We offer both DAY and 3-NIGHT versions of PAINTING WITH CERI and also an…

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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

Accurately draw and paint flowers and plants in watercolour from living material, with expert help through the stages. Detailed drawing and watercolour techniques will be demonstrated and individual tuition according to ability will be available throughout. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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METALLICS FOR CARDS THE PROFESSIONAL WAY

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

Use real metal leaf, metallic transfer foil and metallic powders to create bold images and intriguing backgrounds. Print and stencil with metallic varnishes and waxes to produce interesting card designs and textures. Colour metal leaf and experiment with metallic transfer foil for striking patterns and designs which can be cut and punched-out for embellishments and backgrounds. Hot tips for professional layout, layering and combinations. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Materials at cost) Precedes Jo's course METALLICS FOR…

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WRITING GHOST STORIES

October 28th at 18:30 to November 1st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A timely writing course for those who enjoy and would like to write ghost stories. Using examples from one of the most accomplished writers of the genre, M. R. James, enjoy lectures and writing exercises on character, setting, point of view and structure, before completing some ghost stories of our own! Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £388 Non-residential: £246

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GET WEAVING! WOVEN SHIBORI

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

Experiment with Shibori weaving. Create a test piece then weave a beautiful-pleated scarf. Beginners and experienced. Also a must for dyeing fans: we will discuss possibilites, however dyeing will not be part of the course. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Yarns £15 max from Tutor

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METALLICS FOR TEXTILES

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

Master a wide range of metallic media including real metal leaf, metallic powders and metallic transfer foils - suitable for use on a variety of textiles and surfaces. Combine metallic powders with varnishes, waxes, texturing media and stencilling. To embellish, use print and painting for more intriguingly raised metallic surfaces. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Materials at cost) Preceded by Jo's course METALLICS FOR CARDS - attend both, save £25.

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November 2018

TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

November 1st at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, taking pencils to capture the chorus and do short sketches. These will then be developed using watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £74 including materials, lunch & refreshments

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HOW TO IMPROVE TONAL CONTRAST IN WATERCOLOURS DAY

November 2nd at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A day to focus on how to get your tones right in watercolours under the beneficial tutelage of a hugely-experienced art tutor. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) £64 including lunch & refreshments Jane's WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS weekend follows.

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JOHN PIPER’S PAINTING TECHNIQUE

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

John Piper was one of England's finest 20th Century artists. In this course, we will study and paint in his style using Watercolour, Gouache and Inks. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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

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

Water-soluble pencils are a very versatile medium on their own or in combination with other materials. Whether first timer or refresher, cover various techniques from use as a source of paint to creating a range of textures and effects. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. materials. Jane's WATERCOLOURS DAY precedes.

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

November 2nd at 18:30 to November 4th 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: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Basic materials from tutor c£5 -£10)

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CUMBRIA’S PAST: AT WAR – THE HOME FRONT…WITH TEA

November 4th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This time, the ever-popular Andrew and Jim are raking the archives to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Rare cine films bring Cumbria's fascinating past to life once again. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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CARLISLE: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF A BORDER CITY

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

Carlisle - a rich and varied past which rewards explorers, a legacy reflected in a wide variety of its historic building styles and collections. Guided walking and trips to indoor sites such as Tullie House Musuem & Gallery, Castle Museum of Military Life, Cathedral, Treasury and Wreay Church designed by Sarah Losh. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £354 Non-residential: £256 inc. Field Trips and any lunches out

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CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

November 4th at 18:30 to November 9th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn to work expressively and freely, combining drawing and painting mediums to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings inspired by source images of your Tutor's native Isle of Skye. For all levels wanting to loosen up, learn more about different mediums, and explore "what if...?" possibilities. Marion Boddy-Evans (Skye www.highamhall.com/marion-boddy-evans) Residential: £470 Non-residential: £309

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: THE HEART OF TCHAIKOVSKY

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

Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet, Francesca da Rimini, Hamlet and Manfred were inspired by literature. 1812, March Slav and Capriccio Italien were popular occasional pieces. Winter Daydreams and Pathétique Symphonies and excerpts from his great ballet scores complete the picture. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS THROUGH PERSONAL REFLECTION AND EXPRESSION: WHO AM I, REALLY?

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

*NEW* Facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, this course will support you to gain a deeper level of self-understanding. Time will be offered for group discussion, 1-1 reflection and individual silence. Beginners welcome, together with those familiar with reflective practice. Please complete a very short questionnaire after booking, so Tutor may contact you if needed: Complete the Questionnaire online below, or: Click here to download a copy of the Questionnaire to print & send. NEW TUTOR: Ruth Bridges (Cumbria…

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

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

Create colourful-looking cards and pictures from several lino-cuts using Easycut lino under the guidance of one of the UK's best - Clare's illustrations appear in books, magazines and packaging (and not just any packaging!). Clare Melinsky (Dumfriesshire www.highamhall.com/clare-melinsky) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials c£15) This November course is now full, so we have arranged another extra course for February: http://highamhall.com/course/c1902cm-lino-cut-print-making-extra-course/

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BRITISH ART 1900-1950

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

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

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CHINESE PAINTING – WILDLIFE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

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

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (1 of 2)

November 9th at 18:30 to November 11th 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 11 Nov. Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Specialist items available from Tutor)

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WILDLIFE WOODCARVING (WEEKEND)

November 9th at 18:30 to November 11th 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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CALLIGRAPHY: UNCIALS SCRIPT (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

An introduction to using Uncials, a majuscule script (written entirely in capitals) commonly used from the 4th to 8th Century by Latin and Greek scribes which also works very well with modern texts. For absolute beginners, but more advanced techniques will be taught for more experienced calligraphers. All materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. materials

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A GRAND TOUR OF BRITTEN (BENJAMIN, THAT IS)

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

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

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KAY LEECH’S ‘CONNECTIONS’

November 11th at 13:00 to November 30th at 19:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Free exhibition by our first Friends of Higham Scholarship Student, who has incorporated aspects of several courses in a ranges of textile pieces linking geology, art and craft: a 6 ft quilted hanging based on the Geologic Timescale to a small 3D piece based upon a crystal geode and incorporating freeform crochet buttons. Exhibition runs from 11 - 30 Nov and Kay will be 'in residence' on Sat 17, Tue 20 and Thu 29 Nov (10am-5pm each day) FREE -…

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SCHOLARSHIP SHOWCASE AND EXHIBITION LAUNCH

November 11th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The winner of the first Friends of Higham Scholarship, Kay Leech, will present her final project, launching her exhibition of around 10 pieces of her subsequent work. Kay's scholarship funded her on several courses and challenged her to reflect elements of her learning. Kay Leech & Friends of Higham (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/kay-leech) Places are FREE but must be reserved. Refreshments (honesty box). Supported by the Friends of Higham. Kay's Exhibition runs from 11 - 30 Nov and she will be…

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (2 of 2)

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

See 9 Nov. Elaine Hicks (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elaine-hicks) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Specialist items available from Tutor)

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CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

*NEW* A seasonal twist to produce a very special picture - and, depending on your progress, try some other subjects. Tutor-led, step-by-step, so suitable for all. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. all materials

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SEEING WITH ARTIST’S EYES – VICKI NORMAN WORKSHOP

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

Irrespective of subject choice, 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: £418 Non-residential: £291

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

November 13th at 18:30 to November 16th 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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TEXTILE ART USING HOOKY & PRODDY

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

Design and create an artistic hanging or rug from non-furnishing fabrics using this traditional technique on hessian backing. Bring scissors and your own scraps if you like. Equipment provided. Easy to get started, but can become a worthwhile obsession! Heather Ritchie (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/heather-ritchie) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

November 16th at 18:30 to November 18th 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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A WEEKEND WITH THE SMALL HARP

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

All ability levels except absolute beginners. Emphasis will be on having fun, but attention will be paid to technique, tone, accuracy and musicality. Written music supplied & specially written parts will cater for all levels. All styles - something for everyone! Guest Tutors: Eira Lynn Jones and Mary Dunsford Organised by Marion Jones for Harps Northwest (www.harpsnorthwest.org.uk) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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SHORT TALK: SIR THOMAS BOUCH (1822-1880) CUMBRIA’S FORGOTTEN ENGINEERING GENIUS

November 18th at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A shorter talk for the winter days. It is time to restore the reputation and career of Cumbrian born Sir Thomas Bouch, a once celebrated Victorian railway engineer. Vilified for his part in the Tay Railway Bridge disaster of 1878, his many works include the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith railway. NEW TUTOR John Mather (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/john-mather) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20.  

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COLLAGE AND ACRYLIC WITH FRANCES WINDER

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

Create and explore using Collage to free up your work. Extend your Acrylic vocabulary, build up surfaces with Gesso and use Watercolour as well as Impasto effects. We will use rags and cards to paint as well as brushes and rollers. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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CROCHET PLAY AWAY

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

All levels: Enjoy the world of Crochet - Explore different techniques, pick up tips, develop skills through graded projects or, if experienced, even bring your own Unfinished Objects!. With time to play and experiment, get it right with gentle, inspirational guidance from the basics to more advanced, from an internationally respected expert. Feel free to discuss your possible project(s) beforehand: paulineturner@crochet.co.uk Pauline Turner (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/pauline-turner) Pauline was chosen as the 2018 Inductee for Crochet Guild of America Hall of Fame.…

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: A SEASONAL CELEBRATION

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

Create a single study or a small composition of small subjects that could be used as an image for your own Christmas card design. Take inspiration from seasonal evergreens, berries, nuts, cones, spices, flowers such as Cyclamens, Hellebores, winter flowering Jasmin, seasonal fruits or even the humble Brussel Sprout! Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £480 Non-residential: £319 inc. optional minibus trip tbc.

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PHILOSOPHY: THE RENAISSANCE

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

The Renaissance, a prolific rebirth of creativity, marked a renewed interest in Greek and Latin Classical culture. It was a movement that placed humans, rather than God, at its centre. This course examines the key thinkers from this time, including Machiavelli and de Montaigne. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SOFT PASTEL WITH SUE FORD

November 22nd at 18:30 to November 25th 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 artist www.sueford.co.uk) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

November 23rd at 18:30 to November 25th 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. NEW TUTOR: Amanda Oakes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/amanda-oakes) Amanda has replaced Anne McDarby (retired). Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

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

*NEW* A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice of the use of telescopes and their use in observing and imaging the heavens. When possible, we will also observe the Sun and stars. NEW TUTOR: Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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GEOLOGY – INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

November 23rd at 18:30 to November 25th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Talks and hands-on practical sessions. Study a museum-quality worldwide geological collection, scrutinise inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks with a microscope with maps and books to use. Visit Keswick Museum's selected geological specimens, plus John Ruskin's personal collection. Brief afternoon trip out (weather permitting - dress for walking, warmth and dryness) N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day.Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (Leicester www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 inc. Field Trip

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YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR AUTUMN

November 25th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An afternoon of Yoga that helps balance the energies of the Season. A slow, steady approach to Yoga asana which is grounding, releasing and nurturing: breathing, relaxation and mindfulness meditation practices to calm, focus & soothe the mind. For all levels who can practice unaided; standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for Pre-course Information Sheet (available on-line) to find out what to bring. Linda Allam (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/linda-allam) £18 including refreshments

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, 3-NIGHT)

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

Residential workshop for Students of any medium (except Oils), keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop form and colour, boost your own artistic strengths and challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 We offer both DAY and 3-NIGHT versions of PAINTING WITH CERI and also an OILS residential.

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STAINED GLASS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

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

Make your own Christmas decorations and ornaments in Stained Glass - Nativity scenes, free standing angels, flying angels, Father Christmases etc. Tuition will be given in glass cutting, copper foiling and assembly. Bring your own designs or use those supplied. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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CERAMIC RESTORATION

November 25th at 18:30 to November 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

If you have ever dropped or damaged a favourite dish or ornament you will appreciate the pleasure in learning how to restore it to its former glory. Coverage of the essentials (cleaning, re-assembly, building-up missing pieces and disguising mends) for beginners, or a refresher for those with some knowledge, with trouble shooting sessions dealing with specific issues. Sheila Maurice (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/sheila-maurice) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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CHRISTMAS CREATIONS (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

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

Enjoy getting your Christmas decorations, both fresh and artificial, done in good time. Pieces include: table center piece, book-folded angel or tree, pillar candle platter and Christmas lantern arrangement. Back by popular demand the lit village lamp, with an alternative for repeat students. All provided - just bring scissors and a smile. Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £263 Non-residential: £196 inc. materials

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WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING WEEKEND

November 30th at 18:30 to December 2nd 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. Use the plankwood technique of woodcut and end-grain wood engraving process, explore simple colour techniques. Complete beginners or experienced - be inspired to start a home industry! Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN: AN OVERVIEW

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

Our country's rich and varied geological heritage on a journey over 3 billion years - also introducing the main concepts of Geology. Includes a trip out on Sunday exploring real-life geological features (weather permitting - dress for walking, warmth and dryness), and an indoor visit to the collection at Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum (opening especially for us). Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (Leicester www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 inc. Field Trip

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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE (A)

November 30th at 18:30 to December 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice - postures, breathing techniques, relaxation - will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required. An identical repeat (NEW this year) giving preference to newcomers follows. Gill Hunter (Yoga) & Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246

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December 2018

WRITING FICTION: ‘DEVELOPING CHARACTER’ AND ‘NAMES’

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

A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials with uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue work on an existing project, or attend all planned sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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WINTER BIRDS

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 7th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Imagine spectacular gatherings of Barnacle and Pink-footed geese against a backdrop of a winter sunset and the massed pipings of thousands of waders as they swirl in the sky. The Solway/Cumbrian coast is wintering ground for many species prior to their northward migration and plays host to an exciting array of raptors. Explore some of the best spots and hone your identification skills. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £408 Non-residential: £266 inc. Field Trips

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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE (B)

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* See 30 Nov. An identical course precedes - this repeat being also ideal for newcomers! Gill Hunter (Yoga) & Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246

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ARTISTS’ STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – 3 NIGHT)

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

For experienced artists to take advantage of our Studio (at a bargain price!) developing your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! No tutor, but a chance to share ideas and mutual support, and maybe enjoy the stunning surroundings a little. Any media except Oils. VERY SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ART APPRECIATION: THE HIGH RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE IN ROME

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

This course surveys the works of Michelangelo, Raphael and their contemporaries in Rome during the High Renaissance and traces the emergence of the Baroque style in paintings and sculpture under the influence of Caravaggio, Bernini and their followers. This course was rescheduled from Dec 2017. Dr Colin Bailey F.S.A.(East Lothian www.highamhall.com/colin-bailey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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RUSKIN LACE

December 7th at 18:30 to December 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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A CHRISTMAS TRIPTYCH

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

Join Linda to create a small masterpiece for Christmas. Triptychs were pictures on three panels hinged together and used as alterpieces, they were richly decorated in gold. Small triptychs were produced for devotional use. You may decorate them as you wish. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH

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

*NEW* Entirely Studio-based, consider and develop crucial elements needed for truly high-quality artwork (including tonality, composition, shape, form, texture, and pattern). Bring unfinished work and/or follow Tutor's suggestions for projects to develop your artist's eye like a professional. Most media allowed except oils. Sorry, this one is NOT FOR BEGINNERS, but for those who already are painting and who wish to take advantage of Alex's professional experience and insight to improve their work. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) WINTER SPECIAL:…

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RUSKIN LACE

December 9th at 18:30 to December 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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EXPERIMENTAL PORTRAITURE (CLOTHED LIVE MODELS)

December 11th at 18:30 to December 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

One of the essential skill sets for all serious artists. Push your creative boundaries with the human top third, including live subjects in different poses, be guided to experiment towards a freer, yet meaningful style. Expand and refine your mark-making and challenge your interpretation, at the same time reinforcing all the essential fundamentals. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/catherine-macdiarmid) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential: £479 Non-residential: £364

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: ASPECTS OF LATE ROMANTICISM

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

Wagner's legacy influenced a generation of composers who wanted to go further: Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy, Mahler's 10th, Richard Strauss' Alpine, Schoenberg's Transfigured Night and his Gurrelieder show different responses to this quest. Schmidt and Korngold developed a less fevered approach. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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JEWELLERY MAKING – RINGS, BANGLES AND EARRINGS

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

Learn and develop techniques for creating your own jewellery creating textures using acid etching, roll printing and hammering in materials such as aluminium, brass, copper and even recycled pieces. Skills transferable also for those wishing to work in silver (more expensive). Be guided on your own projects or try a new idea from your Tutor. Basic materials available £5 to £30. See Sally's Profile page for examples of the kind of pieces that are possible. NEW TUTOR: Sally Rotarides (E.…

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BREAKING THE RULES IN WATERCOLOUR: SEASCAPES AND BEYOND

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

*NEW* Suitable for everyone who wishes to stretch their Watercolour ability to achieve some spectacular results. Be shown how to represent water in nature to convey energy, life and dynamism. Enjoy the time to try fully the techniques yourself, going on to develop your own work in several different contexts including beach scenes with rocks . Your tutor can also advise you on other aspects of your watercolour work. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential:…

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CHRISTMAS DINNER AND SLEEPOVER

December 16th at 18:00 to December 17th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come alone or together for a House Party atmosphere, be well-fed, stay over, finish with a hearty breakfast. Higham Christmas Dinner at Higham Hall hosted by George, Carmel, Tina and Alan with Poppy and Monty. Evening of gentle, optional amusement: festive music, video and words in genial company. Alan's Big Quiz in the Bar was a highlight last year! Sunday 16 December at 6pm Melon Fan with Fruit Coulis (v) or Soup of the Day (v) or Prawn, Salmon &…

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CAROLS FOR ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE

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

Experienced singers as well as anyone who has shied off joining in through feelings of vocal inadequacy are welcome to join (or rejoin) us for this fun pre-Christmas event. Enjoy many carols, familiar and less so, as we aim to add to your confidence and enjoyment. Ends in a little Christmas informal singsong which is open to all. Any level. Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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LUNCH AT HIGHAM

December 17th at 13:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come alone or with others Superb Higham 4 course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall Lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. One day only: Monday 17th December at 1pm Melon Cocktail with Cassis Sorbet (v) or Vegetable Soup & Crusty Roll (v) Roast Turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce or Seasonal Nut Roast (v) All served with Seasonal Vegetables Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce or Red Berry Cheesecake & Cream Freshly ground Coffee & Mince Pies £22…

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SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING HOGMANAY

Saturday December 29, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 1, 2019 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bring in New Year alongside fellow Scottish Country Dancers (with 3 years' SCD experience, good working knowledge of traditional steps and formations) to improve technique. Morning classes (optional afternoon sessions), evening social dances culminating in a Hogmanay Dinner and Ball. Mervyn Short, Jane Meikle & Maureen Haynes with musician George Meikle Residential: £316 Non-residential: £224

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January 2019

SAXOPHONE (WINTER WEEKEND)

Friday January 4, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 6, 2019 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. Extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 A WEEKDAY version follows - attend both, save £25

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

Friday January 4, 2019 at 18:30 to Monday January 7, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A friendly course for all from newbies to the more experienced. Choice includes Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork, or bring your own project for helpful guidance. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 1st of 3 successive courses with Angie - each with the 3 for 2 special offer!

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF VENETIAN MUSIC 1550-1750

Friday January 4, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Venice, European political power since the Middle Ages, took a while to flower musically. The Gabrielli's in the late 16th Century heralded a golden age of Venetian life: great church services in San Marco Basilica, flamboyant political and social ceremonies, the first commercial opera houses, and music played in the city orphanages. Discover Montiverde, Cavalli, Vivaldi etc. across one of music's most splendid periods. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SAXOPHONE (WINTER WEEKDAY)

Sunday January 6, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 8, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

See 4 Jan. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 A WEEKEND version precedes - attend both, save £25

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WINTER WATERCOLOURS

Sunday January 6, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Total beginner or developing artist, be inspired to use watercolours to their full potential with demos, paint-alongs and individual tuition to develop skills and confidence. Produce an amazing amount of quality work! Beginners upwards. Mike Dobson MBE (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-dobson) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

Monday January 7, 2019 at 18:30 to Thursday January 10, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

See 4 Jan. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 2nd of 3 successive courses with Angie - each with the 3 for 2 special offer!

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: ROOTS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES

Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Winter has plenty of alternative choices and is a chance to study the more unusual. Roots: Different shaped bulbs with root systems about to flower, seasonal root vegetables. Shoots: Colours and textures of twigs, some in flower, bulb shoots about to flower. Leaves: Evergreen and leafy Brassica abundant at this time. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £577 Non-residential: £403

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

Thursday January 10, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 13, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

See 4 Jan. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 3rd of 3 successive courses with Angie - each with the 3 for 2 special offer!

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

Friday January 11, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 13, 2019 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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RUSKIN LACE

Sunday January 13, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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

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STUDIO PAINTING – CONNECTING WITH THE ELEMENTS

Monday January 14, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday January 18, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* An extended Studio opportunity for artists to represent the true power of Nature by tapping Tiana's secrets to create dynamic works of art to elevate and inspire. Most media except oils. Brand new course, because Tiana now lives closer to Higham! Tiana Marie (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tiana-marie) WINTER SPECIAL: Residential: £378 (1 night's accommodation free) Non-residential: £291

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RUSSIAN IMPERIAL HISTORY AND ITS MUSIC 1850-1917

Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday January 18, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* The history of late Imperial Russia and its plural, progressive culture viewed through the lens of its classical composers, including 'The Five', Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin, amongst others. NOTE: This IS a three night course (starts on the Tuesday, ends on the Friday), not a two night as accidentally printed in the brochure. Apologies for the error, which (of course) was spotted after the brochure went to print! Tim Shuker (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/steven-greer) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the…

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: THE GOLDEN CENTURY OF ITALIAN OPERA

Wednesday January 16, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday January 18, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Rossini's Barber of Seville makes a winning start, followed by the Bel Canto favourites, Bellini's Norma and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Verdi's A Masked Ball keeps things relatively light-hearted as does Puccini's La Boheme, until the denouement. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE: THE STAGE AND THE MEANING OF LIFE 2

Friday January 18, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 20, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A second helping of Lectures and debates on a selection of plays and playwrights chosen for their incendiary philosophical ideas. Consider plays in context, delve into thought provoking passages, question accepted ideas in society. Includes: The Tempest (Shakespeare), Krapp's Last Tape (Samuel Beckett) and Top Girls (Caryl Churchill). You don't need to have been to the first part (which was a while ago) to enjoy this second helping! Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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BLACK AND WHITE MEDIA: SHEEP AND OTHER QUADRUPEDS

Friday January 18, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 20, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Sheep make great subject matter (see Henry Moore's Sheep Sketchbook). The course will explore depicting sheep, cattle and horses if you choose, in various ways using various black and white media. Plenty of references will be provided. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ENAMELLING WEEKEND

Friday January 18, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 20, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work on copper, silver or steel, make enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Skills include: enamel application, kiln use, control and safety, foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners welcome. Materials from tutor (£5-£20 dependent upon project). Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 ENAMELLING WEEK follows.

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ENAMELLING WEEK

Sunday January 20, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday January 25, 2019 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Four full days for time-consuming techniques (etching, advanced cloisonné, plique a jour). Work on copper, silver, or pre-prepared steel, making enamel jewellery, small panels, bowls or beads. Some experimental techniques may be tried such as raku firing, torch firing, silver art clay on enamel. Beginners or more experienced. Materials from Tutor (£5-£30 dependent upon project) Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £470 Non-residential: £309 A WEEKEND precedes.

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ART APPRECIATION: ENGLISH PAINTING

Monday January 21, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 23, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Trace the most important developments in English painting from the age of Hogarth in the 18th Century to the late Victorian era, concentrating on the major artists of the period including Reynolds, Constable, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites. Rescheduled from Jan 2018. Dr Colin Bailey F.S.A.(East Lothian www.highamhall.com/colin-bailey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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WINTER CONTRASTS – LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

Monday January 21, 2019 at 18:30 to Thursday January 24, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Combine the impact of ink with the softness and subtlety of coloured pencil to describe the winter landscape. Practise techniques for mark-making in ink and blending, embossing and lifting out in coloured pencil. Integrate the two media to build up a harmonious image which will be admired. Enjoy the varied shades of winter with patient guidance from an inspirational tutor. Suitable for all. Helen Hanson (Kent www.highamhall.com/Helen-Hanson) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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SINGING FOR THE TONE DEAF (INC. BURNS NIGHT)

Thursday January 24, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 27, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

If you were ever told NOT to sing when at school, or have just been put off through fear, this is for you! First timer or seasoned warbler, we'll enjoy plenty of songs together, and help you to sing (even) better! Coinciding with Burns Night (25th), enjoy a timely theme to some of our music and food - Tartan optional! Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential: £284 Non-residential: £226

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ARTISTS’ STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – WEEKEND)

Friday January 25, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 27, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For experienced artists to take advantage of our Studio (at a bargain price!) developing your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! No tutor, but a chance to share ideas and mutual support, and maybe enjoy the stunning surroundings a little. Any media except Oils. SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £199 Non-residential: £125

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

Friday January 25, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 27, 2019 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: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Basic materials from tutor c£5 -£10)

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, 3-NIGHT)

Sunday January 27, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Residential workshop for Students of any medium (except Oils), keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop form and colour, boost your own artistic strengths and challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 We offer both DAY and 3-NIGHT versions of PAINTING WITH CERI and also an OILS residential.

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LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE – EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES, CREATIVE INSIGHTS

Sunday January 27, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 1, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore Mark-making, Drawing and Visualisation through accessible short and longer poses with demos and 1:1 guidance, fully explaining how to achieve convincing likeness in image-building through expressive ways of working. 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. The full set of courses is below for your information. LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE Three residential workshops in the Lakes Explore techniques and skills, develop your own style An…

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 1, 2019 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.

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