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Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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February 2018

DALI, PICASSO, HOCKNEY & DUCHAMP

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

Enjoy a visually-rich treasure trove as Adrian presents four of the greatest artists of the modern era. Discuss why everyone, not just artists, should at least take account of the unique way they each represent life and their respective appeal, supported by some film. Adrian Sumner (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/adrian-sumner) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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THE ICE AGE & ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

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

*NEW* Geological field trips with some rough, possibly muddy, footpaths and a little elevation close to the road with evening lectures. Focus on features indicating former Lakeland glaciers and landscape changes since the glaciers disappeared - particularly landslides and river systems - in the context of recent flood events. Suitable for all, appropriately attired, whether you’ve studied an 'ology or not. Explore remarkable terrain on our doorstep! NEW TUTOR: Dr. Peter Wilson (Ulster www.highamhall.com/peter-wilson) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. Minibus…

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

February 23rd at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

See 4 Oct. NEW TUTOR: Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £72 including materials, lunch & refreshments A WEEKEND course with another tutor, Marion Wilson follows.

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SHAKESPEARE’S REBELLIOUS WOMEN: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW AND MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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

*NEW* Chase away the winter blues by exploring two of Shakespeare's most popular comedies through a mix of lectures, DVD clips and group discussion. We will concentrate particularly on the feisty heroines of these plays, looking also at how society tries to control their rebellious instincts and how their apparently more biddable 'sisters' challenge the system by other means. NEW TUTOR: Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ASPECTS OF ASTRONOMY

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

Explore what is up in the sky. Try out simple equipment and hear what we know about the Universe. Discover exciting things currently happening in the heavens. Advice will be given on the use of binoculars or small telescopes – if you have them, bring them. We hope for telescope views of the Sun, Moon (weekend specially chosen) and famous star clusters and nebulae. No experience required. Dr. David Clarke (former Observatory Director, Glasgow Uni www.highamhall.com/david-clarke) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: SPRING FLOWERS

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

*NEW* Take inspiration from the many bulbs and flowers in the Spring garden to draw and paint an accurate study with botanical details of your favourite plant from first basic steps to a beautiful composition. Individual tuition throughout, beginners and more experienced artists welcome. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Preceded by a TRY FOR A DAY course with tutor Lis Bramwell.

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ALAN BARNES JAZZ MASTER CLASS

February 25th at 18:30 to March 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop your jazz playing. How about 5 times British Award winning saxophonist Alan Barnes as Tutor? You need to be able to read music, understand chords and preferably have rehearsal band experience. Limited spaces. Contact Len Phillips before enrolling: 01322 521 515/07904 037 647 lenphillips@btinternet.com Residential: £470 Non-residential: £330

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NEEDLEFELTED ANIMALS OR JEWELLERY

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

Using a felting needle is artistic, amazingly therapeutic and within all capabilities. Be guided to create characterful pieces to decorate or adorn. No previous skills required, but those with an artistic eye may discover another way to express their work! Lana Norman (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lana-norman) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ABSTRACTING FROM THE LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

February 27th at 18:30 to March 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Often a beautiful piece of art can emerge from just a small section of a larger photograph. This course aims to change the way you perceive the landscape; allows you to develop abstract yet meaningful works by focusing on individual sections of a larger image. Develop confidence in pattern, colour, composition and mood, creating work that still has relevance to its source. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243 inc. all materials

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March 2018

WALKING STICKS WITH HANDLES OF WOOD & ANTLER

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

*NEW* Use traditional tools, techniques and methods, learn how to produce 2 different walking sticks to take home. Includes handle and cap shaping, peg joint making (to join the handle to the shank) preparing for polishing, shank dressing and finishing. Also remember, these are works of art that you will have created! NEW TUTOR: Stuart Lawrence (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/stuart-lawrence) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Materials £30 per stick from Tutor.

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY WEEKEND

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

In tones and shades of neutral colours, this relies very much on texture and 3D effects - one of its most endearing qualities. Combine a variety of hand-embroidered stitches with a selection of mixed-media techniques to create delightful hand-stitched embroidery. All levels welcome from total beginners to more experienced. Stitch a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own designs. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Join Angie's EASTER EMBROIDERY EXTRAVAGANZA 30 Mar.

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RECORDER PLAYING: NEXT STEPS

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

Do not be scared to make mistakes ... have fun ... make music. The standard is roughly Grade 1-3, but this is a chance for those developing a liking for recorder playing to progress their musicality in a gentle way with like-minded people under professional guidance. Enjoy! Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ADVANCED WIND CHAMBER MUSIC DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

March 4th at 18:30 to March 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A course for wind players of diploma standard (i.e. above grade 8), working in detail on original wind chamber repertoire for large and smaller ensembles, tutored by Laurence Perkins. There will be an informal concert performance (free) at 11:15am on the last day of all three works. We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £285 All applications to be made initially through Laurence to…

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EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY

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

*NEW* Poetry has a very long history embedded in human life, ranging from religious ritual to popular culture. Poets can be the first to capture experience (the great war) or reflect on the wider perceptions of human nature and society, from short sonnet to long epic. Explore the range and vitality of different periods, genres, and writers through short lectures and discussions. Texts provided. A treat for existing and future poetry lovers! NEW TUTOR: Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential:…

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BIG COLOUR, BIG STROKES IN WATER COLOUR & MIXED MEDIA

March 4th at 18:30 to March 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Mixed Media workshop on paper, which includes some acrylics combined with different and exciting subjects each day. For adventurous painters only - not for beginners. Hazel Lale (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/hazel-lale) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

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

Break free and get to grips with using simple lines to depict figures, faces and simple scenes. Fun for absolute non-artists and useful for artists alike, what's more, your approach to life could change forever! Colin Shelbourn (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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AN INFORMAL (& FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

March 8th at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

You and any friends 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 would be good to have a little audience for this informal event which will be of an exceptional standard, being held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs!

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BOOKBINDING: THE ST CUTHBERT GOSPEL (MODEL BINDING)

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

The C7th manuscript copy of St John's Gospel (the oldest European book) was buried alongside St Cuthbert on Lindisfarne around 698AD. Make a larger version of this pocket-sized binding, sew sections together, prepare wood boards, create the design using hemp cord and pieces of leather, sew Coptic headbands, cover in leather and decorate with blind tooling. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 (Materials at cost c£30)

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FRENCH & BELGIAN FILM

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

For cinéphiles and/or language buffs of all abilities. A relaxed viewing of three stimulating films in French (with subtitles), enlightening discussions in both English and French. Le Hérisson (2009) auth: Muriel Barbery, dir: Mona Achach Les Rivières Pourpres (2000) auth: JC Grangé, dir: Mathieu Kassovitz Incendies (2010) auth: Weydi Mouawad, dir: Denis Villeneuve Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Sylvie says: "This Season 4 of French and Belgian movies is looking at 3 books which made…

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RUSKIN LACE

March 9th at 18:30 to March 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: £228 Non-residential: £162 Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

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

A country house - ideal for chamber music. Preformed strings or piano groups can join us for 2 days of intense music making. Groups should choose two works for special study and a large library will be available for repertoire exploration. Students may have a warm-up session from 5-6pm on the arrival day. Limited spaces but also see 11 Feb. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £167

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RUSKIN LACE

March 11th at 18:30 to March 13th 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: £228 Non-residential: £162 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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WAKEN THE VOICE

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

Now extended to three nights, a small, friendly and positive environment for novice singers with opportunities for expert 1:1 tuition. Develop the art of bel canto (beautiful singing) both solo and in chorus, with selective exercises for freeing and colouring the voice. Gain the confidence to happily sing with a voice unique only to you. Select a song you'd like for your 1:1. Limited spaces. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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MOSAIC WORKSHOP (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Craft a mosaic plaque (e.g.House Name, Number or a suggested design) reflecting your own memories or interests suitable for outside. Plenty of time to be guided to create a personal & unique piece. Sue Stevens (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sue-stevens) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243 inc. all materials

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MOODY LANDSCAPES IN OIL PASTELS

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

Explore ways of creating atmospheric subjects with oil-based pastel. If you have used only chalk-based pastels before, this is a chance to explore a different medium with different techniques. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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RECORDER CONSORT WEEKEND

March 16th at 18:30 to March 18th at 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An opportunity for recorder players to enjoy a weekend of mostly one-to-a-part consort playing, in anything from four to twelve parts, and to discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but we may extend into some 20th century music too. (Coincides with the Viol Weekend, so we are planning for some interplay!) Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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VIOL CONSORT WEEKEND

March 16th at 18:30 to March 18th at 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Now in its second year at Higham, this friendly course (for all standards except beginner) will focus on consorts by Thomas Lupo, Alphonso Ferrabosco and John Ward. For those who wish there can be some interaction with the recorder course running alongside. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW? (EPISTEMOLOGY)

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

The branch of philosophy that deals with the theory of knowledge is known as epistemology. Examine various epistemological theories, enjoying an exploration of philosophers such as Hume and Wittgenstein, as we attempt to answer the question of the title: HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW? Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

March 16th at 18:30 to March 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 (Professional Upholsterer N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 (Materials at cost)

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TALK & TEA: WHAT IS THE POINT OF RELIGION IN A SECULAR AGE?

March 18th at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Commonly regarded as outdated, how can Religion be intellectually justified when many scientists deny its cognitive claims and refute the reality of spirituality? Yet our age is not settling down to a comfortable unbelief, and secularisation may open up new possibilities for faith and different futures for Religion. NEW TUTOR: Trevor Pitt (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/trevor-pitt) £16 including refreshments

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BOLD EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE ACRYLIC MIXED MEDIA

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

Taking direct influence from the Lakeland Landscape itself outdoors and in the studio, explore a wide variety of painting & drawing techniques with an expressive approach. Importantly, a need to be adventurous is a pre-requisite of this exciting art holiday with Robert to further develop your own personal style. For any artist with previous painting experience (sorry, not beginners) seeking a more contemporary approach using mixed-media - b/w mixed drawing media, acrylic inks, acrylics and oil pastels on different surfaces.…

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PIANO WORKSHOP

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

For up to ten players* of Grade 7 & above. Prepare a 20 minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £167

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CREATE MOOD LIGHT AND ATMOSPHERE – ACRYLIC MASTERCLASS

March 19th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Using both brush and palette knife, fingers, thumbs and any other tool that might be appropriate! Warm or cool colour, detail or not, suggestion is always better than making a statement. Further your skills and join Brian. Masterclass with limited spaces. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £77 includes lunch & refreshments 1st of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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STREET LIFE AND FIGURES – ACRYLIC MASTERCLASS

March 20th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Tackle this challenging subject with Brian who will guide you through to a successful conclusion. Perspective and form stripped back and explained. Masterclass with limited spaces. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £77 includes lunch & refreshments 2nd of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT

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

We will be making a large star block with the option of foundation piecing smaller stars as well. Patterns are all included with the course. You can be sure of a warm and friendly atmosphere. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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ART OF BLOOMSBURY WORKSHOP DAY 1 OF 2

March 21st at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

With inspiration from this colourful early C20th group of artists, explore ideas about shape, pattern, colour and the importance of composition. ‘The Bloomsbury Group were amongst the first British Artists to incorporate Post-impressionist ideas into their own works. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £62 includes lunch & refreshments Another DAY with Ceri follows. Attend both, save £10.

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ART OF BLOOMSBURY WORKSHOP DAY 2 OF 2

March 22nd at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

With inspiration from this colourful early C20th group of artists, explore ideas about shape, pattern, colour and the importance of composition. The Bloomsbury Group were amongst the first British Artists to incorporate Post-impressionist ideas into their own works. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £62 includes lunch & refreshments Follows a first DAY with Ceri. Attend both, save £10.

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PENINSULAR WAR WEEKEND – WATERLOO: THE OLD WORLD AND THE NEW

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

With the battle bicentenaries behind us we turn to the bigger picture, and place the Peninsular War in its global context. We look at the North American conflicts of 1812, the Haitian revolt against Napoleon, and the demise of the Spanish Empire in South America. We study the development of army medical services post-Waterloo, and the career of a famous Wolf. Speakers: Paul Brunyee, Mick Crumplin, John Morewood & John Sadler Organised by the Waterloo Association www.highamhall.com/waterloo-association Residential: £236 Non-residential:…

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FRIENDS OF HIGHAM AGM 2018

March 25th at 12:30 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Members of the Friends are welcome to join us for the Annual General Meeting and lunch. There will be a welcome reception before the meeting at 1pm, a break for lunch half way through, and tea at the end. If you are traveling a distance, or even if you are not, why not stay over afterwards? (We've factored in space this year for some people to do this, after requests to do so last year - a see below). This…

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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

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

Make a stained glass panel or a Tiffany style lamp, developing skills so that you can construct more elaborate projects later. Understand and use the techniques of template glass cutting, using grinding machines, copper foiling, leading application and final soldering. No experience required - be guided in all aspects. Illustrated evening slide lectures. Materials dependent on project. Limited spaces. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288 (Materials at cost)

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WINDS OF CHANGE: POST-WAR BRITAIN 1945-1965

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

Britain emerged victorious but bankrupt from the Second World War and the next 20 years witnessed significant political and social change in British society and in Britain’s place in the world. In this course we will explore some of these political and social changes and their significance. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 NATIONAL SERVICE follows - attend both, save £25.

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CIRCLES IN STONE – CUMBRIA AND THE LAKES IN PREHISTORY

March 26th at 18:30 to March 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Cumbria contains some of the north's most important prehistoric monuments. The course will visit stone circles (Long Meg and her Daughters, Castlerigg), Mayburgh Henge and Carlisle Tullie House Museum to see some objects associated with the period. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £354 Non-residential: £256 inc. Field Trips & admissions

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A LOAD OF BULL! NATIONAL SERVICE 1947-1963

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

Over two million young British men were conscripted into the armed forces for anything up to two years. Many loathed it, most were resigned to it, some almost enjoyed it and many saw active service overseas. In this course we will explore aspects of the ‘National Service experience’ and its impact on the wider society. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228   Non-residential: £162    POST-WAR BRITAIN  precedes - attend both, save £25.

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ARTISTS’ STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – 4 NIGHTS)

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

For experienced artists to take advantage of an extended Higham Easter weekend in 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 for students to share ideas and mutual support, and maybe enjoy the stunning surroundings a little. VERY SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £299 Non-residential: £169

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EASTER EMBROIDERY EXTRAVAGANZA

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

Enjoy trying different hand embroideries, whether you're a newbie or oldie, on this seasonal escape. Choose from a selection of kits to include techniques in Crewel work, Calico Gardens and counted thread works. Can become addictive! Materials available from Tutor. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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WEAVE ON A LOOM: SCARF OR SHAWL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

A unique and traditional craft using a Rigid Heddle Loom under patient guidance with time to complete your very own creation whilst developing the fundamentals of loom weaving. An easy, relaxing and fulfilling course. Janet Renouf-Miller (Ayrshire www.highamhall.com/janet-renouf-miller) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. all materials

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UKULELE: EASTER PLAY AWAY!

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

Designed for anyone already playing the ukulele to increase your repertoire of chords and strumming techniques. Using well-known songs for starters, you will have an extensive booklet of songs and other materials to help you get to the next level. Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/nicholas-corder) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £172 inc. lyrics & chords

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April 2018

WRITERS’ RETREAT

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

Never found the time? Burning to write something, not sure what? Writer's block? Stimulate by sharing with other like-minded souls. A mixture of workshops, 1:1 tutorials, classroom exercises, plus plenty of time to do some of your own writing. Supportive, fun & helpful, suitable for both new and experienced writers. Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/nicholas-corder) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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KNITTING, CROCHET & SPINNING RETREAT

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

With like-minded others, receive superb expert guidance and maybe try one of these crafts for the first time. Open-ended, an opportunity to learn about your less-practised techniques, with good food & a restful setting. Contact Janet beforehand to discuss what you wish to focus on during the Retreat (01292 550393 or mail@createwithfibre.co.uk). Janet Renouf-Miller (www.highamhall.com/janet-renouf-miller) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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RELIEF AND CREATIVE WOODCARVING

April 4th at 18:30 to April 10th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: RACHMANINOV ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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

"Whoever is not able to invent a melody which can assert itself and last will never be a very great master" (Rachmaninov). Come, be immersed in the emotional directness of this Russian's symphonies, piano concertos, Isle of the Dead and Symphonic Dances. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PAINT YOUR LIFE IN ART

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

Extend your artistic skills to reveal yourself a little through your own artwork, inspired by examples. Bring something which represents memories for you and enjoy the journey! Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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THE UNKNOWN VERDI OPERAS

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

Of Guiseppe Verdi's 30 magical early works, only about 8 operas make regular repertoire. We will unearth some of these foresaken gems. From 'Oberto' to 'Luisa Miller' there are hidden treasures to delight and surprise! Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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YOGA AND WALKING – SPRING

April 9th at 18:30 to April 13th at 09:00
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 & relaxed. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £261 inc. Field Trips

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YOGA AND WALKING – SPRING

April 9th at 18:30 to April 13th at 09:00
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 & relaxed. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £261 inc. Field Trips

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CONTEMPORARY PAINTING – ABSTRACTION AND REPRESENTATION

April 9th at 18:30 to April 13th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Look at the relationship between Abstraction and Representation through the lens of Contemporary Painting. Using exercises, briefs, and tutorials, Steve will coax you to extend your responses to your chosen media and subject matter. Steve Humble (London www.highamhall.com/steve-humble) Residential: £398 Non-residential: £256 inc. Field Trips

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THE SECRETS OF GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY – MAINLY PEOPLE AND THINGS

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

Indoors, explore how to take better photos of objects and people. Proper guidance from a Pro - be a better photographer whatever your camera! Chris Freer (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-freer) £64 including lunch & refreshments A LANDSCAPE DAY with Chris follows - attend both days, save £20

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THE SECRETS OF GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY – MAINLY LANDSCAPE

April 11th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

In and around our grounds, views and neo-gothic building, explore how to take better photos. Proper guidance from a Pro - be a better photographer whatever your camera! Chris Freer (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-freer) £64 including lunch & refreshments A PEOPLE AND THINGS DAY with Chris precedes - attend both days, save £20

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY – LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

April 11th at 09:30 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create an oil painting on canvas in a day. Following a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet technique, learn as you go. All materials provided. Limited spaces. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £84 incl. all materials. Another day (WATERSCAPES) follows. Attend both, save £20.

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY – WATERSCAPES (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

April 12th at 09:30 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create an oil painting on canvas in a day. Following a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet technique, learn as you go. All materials provided. Limited spaces. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £84 incl. all materials. Another day (LANDSCAPE) precedes. Attend both, save £20.

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HOW TO PAINT BUILDINGS IN WATERCOLOURS DAY

April 13th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A day to learn just how to get your buildings right, with a greatly-experienced tutor. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) £64 including lunch & refreshments

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

April 13th at 18:30 to April 15th 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. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. materials

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES

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

For intermediate players (roughly Grades 4-6 AB/TCL). Music range from Renaissance to the present, 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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CAPTURING SKYE: VIBRANT AND ATMOSPHERIC ACRYLICS AND WATERCOLOURS

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

Work with (not against) the fast-drying nature of Acrylic and Watercolour to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings (from images of Skye), layer by layer. For all levels to loosen up, expect to get paint on hands (gloves provided) and best bring an apron or old shirt! Marion Boddy-Evans (Isle of Skye www.highamhall.com/marion-boddy-evans) Residential: £470 Non-residential: £309

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ART NOUVEAU (LINE AND WASH)

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

Art Nouveau became the late 19th Century link between Fine and Applied Art, its decorative organic form exemplified in the work of Alphonse Mucha. Explore his work using Ink and Watercolour. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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COLLECTIONS AND CURATORS – HISTORICAL TREASURES OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

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

A spectacular variety of Lake District museums and galleries tell the story of Cumbria from Prehistory through Romantic poets to the Arts and Crafts Movement. Field-based, visit some treasures of these unique Collections. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £354 Non-residential: £256 inc. Field Trips & admissions

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ART APPRECIATION: A JOURNEY INTO MODERNITY

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

The pioneering new direction for Western Art including Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh, the Cubists and Surrealists - with a profusion of original styles and startling compositions, their contribution shaped early 20th Century Art. Bertram Aitchison (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/bertram-aitchison) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SILVER CLAY JEWELLERY (WEEKEND)

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

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

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

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

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR SPRING

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

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

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CRUSADES AND TEMPLARS

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

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

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PAIINTING IN OILS WITH CERI ALLEN

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

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

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BOTANICAL ART USING COLOURED PENCIL: SPRING

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

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

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INK AND WASH WITH FRANCES WINDER

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

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

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (EXTRA)

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

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

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EXCITING PICTURES WITH COLLAGE AND ACRYLIC

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

Create an impressive and valid Acrylic artwork combined with Collage techniques. Great for artists to loosen style and expand an appetite for colour. Expect some sticky fingers, perhaps, but have great fun! Sue Ford (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/sue-ford) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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A WEEKEND FOR HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

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

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

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (WEEKEND)

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

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

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CONCERT AND TEA: HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

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

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

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ACRYLIC – QUICK AND EASY

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

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

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

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

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

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May 2018

WATERCOLOUR OPTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

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

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

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RUSKIN LACE

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

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

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PROPAGATING PLANTS (+ SWAP SHOP)

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

The horticultural skills required for basic plant propagation. Learn to take cuttings and sow seeds to successfully grow new plants. Bring along some spare seedlings or plants for dividing in our horticultural swap shop. Includes a garden/plant nursery minibus visit. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. Field Trip

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PEN, INK AND PASTEL: INTO LANDSCAPE – FINDING A TRADITIONAL STYLE

May 6th at 18:30 to May 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

In the 2nd part*, we take short fine weather trips into Landscapes to gather images to progress into Studio-work. Mark-making will be further explored with an emphasis on more traditional ways of representing Landscape, and achieving full three-dimensional and atmospheric effects. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £499 Non-residential: £344 *2nd of our 3 Masterclass PEN, INK & PASTEL programme, designed to guide artists swiftly from basic to advanced techniques.

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TAKE THE TERROR OUT OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHERS

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

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

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DRAWING AND PAINTING HORSES

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

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

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CHINESE PAINTING – TREES AND MOUNTAINS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

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

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART

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

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

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CALLIGRAPHY: ITALICS FOR ALL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

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

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BOOKBINDING AND RESTORATION

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

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

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ANOTHER JOURNEY INTO CUMBRIA’S PAST … WITH TEA

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

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

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WOVEN TAPESTRY DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

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

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: SOUMAK

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

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

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SILK PAINTING DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

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

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: DOUBLE AND SINGLE WEAVING

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

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

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GOLDWORK

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

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

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