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

July 2020

AN INFORMAL (& FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT – IN TWO HALVES

July 10th at 11:00 to 15:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

11:00 - 15:30 Fri 7 August 2020 (rescheduled and now will be some sort of online broadcast stream -  if we can get the tech working) All are invited to virtually share two 45 minute concerts at 11am and 2pm, spanning lunchtime given by diploma-standard players, completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A link will be put up here to the concert which we will attempt to stream (with Laurence's help!). Fingers crossed! (Not the players, though,…

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August 2020

[RESCHEDULED] WIND SERENADES SUMMER SCHOOL 2020

August 2nd at 16:30 to August 7th at 15:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wind Chamber course for high-advanced amateur players (diploma-standard level 1 minimum) to work in-depth on substantial original repertoire with the highest level of tuition. All works studied will be performed complete in informal concerts on the last day. The course includes a mid-week tutors' concert. Tutors: Philippa Davies, Jan Willem Nelleke, Colin Honour and Laurence Perkins (bassoon - www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) We can pick-up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) ONLY BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT, IF RESTRICTIONS PERMIT. Residential: £676 Non-residential: £497…

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A2008PO LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND PAINTING PROGRAMME: INTERMEDIATE

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

This Workshop* aims for short (fine weather) trips into local landscapes to gather images to progress into our Studio Works. 'Tissue Layering' and top-working with painted and various drawn 'marks' will be further explored, emphasising more traditional ways of representing Landscape. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £450 Non-residential: £299 *2nd of 3 individual Workshops in Landscape Drawing & Painting progressing the ideas of 'Layered & Structured" surfaces; offering a continuum from basic to more advanced techniques. Each…

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ACRYLIC: CONFIDENT MARKS – EXPRESS YOURSELF

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

18:30 Sun 9 Aug - 13:30 Tue 11 Aug 2020 The flexibility of the medium encourages you to experiment with mark making and colour selection to create the impression of a multitude of subject choice from landscape to buildings, figure and structures. Join Brian to free your approach and grow as an Artist. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Brian's 3-night WATERCOLOUR COURSE follows.

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LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND PAINTING PROGRAMME: INTERMEDIATE

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

18:30 Sun 9 Aug - 13:30 Fri 14 Aug 2020 This Workshop* aims for short (fine weather) trips into local landscapes to gather images to progress into our Studio Works. 'Tissue Layering' and top-working with painted and various drawn 'marks' will be further explored, emphasising more traditional ways of representing Landscape. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £450 Non-residential: £299 pat*2nd of 3 individual Workshops in Landscape Drawing & Painting progressing the ideas of 'Layered & Structured" surfaces;…

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WOODCARVING: RELIEF AND CREATIVE

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

18:30 Mon 10 Aug - 9:00 Sun 16 Aug 2020 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: £569 Non-residential: £385

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WATERCOLOURS TO YOUR NEXT LEVEL

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

18:30 Tue 11 Aug - 13:30 Fri 14 Aug 2020 Allow Brian to help you develop and grow using this wonderful medium to express your ideas and expand your skills. Create paintings that will stretch and lift your expectations of what you can achieve. You will cover new techniques, grow your skill base as we explore. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 Follows Brian's 2-night ACRYLICS COURSE.

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE LESS TERRIFIED

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

10:00 - 17:00 Sat 22 Aug 2020 A day for those who already consider themselves initiated (maybe following on from our FOR THE TERRIFIED course), wishing to go a step further. Slightly more ambitious in outcomes, still with gentle guidance. All materials still provided. Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £78 (inc. Lunch and Materials)

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PRINTMAKING SUMMER WORKSHOP

August 22nd at 18:30 to August 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sat 22 Aug - 13:30 Wed 26 Aug 2020 Explore techniques: woodcut, (cutting an image in plankwood); wood engraving (on endgrain hardwood or plastic); drypoint (drawing on metal with a steelpoint) and etching (using acid to etch on a zinc plate). Create prints to your own design. Beginners or experienced. Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL?

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

18:30 Sat 22 Aug - 13:30 Mon 24 Aug 2020 Writing novels is just a pipe-dream? This course will set you on the road to success. Our Tutor, (five published novels, international recognition) will guide you through a range of genres and methodology and fire your imagination to produce submissions that will be noticed. Gordon Parker (Tyneside www.highamhall.com/gordon-parker) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

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

18:30 Mon 24 Aug - 13:30 Fri 28 Aug 2020 For pre-formed trios, quartets and quintets. Groups work together in the mornings on self-selected repertoire. Afternoons free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Remaining sessions for mixed ensembles. Large library of music to explore. Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £451 Non-residential: £319

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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

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

18:30 Wed 26 Aug - 13:30 Sun 30 Aug 2020 Make a stained glass panel or a Tiffany-style lamp, developing skills so that you can construct more elaborate projects later. Understand and use the techniques of template glass cutting, using grinding machines, copper foiling, leading application and final soldering. No experience required - be guided in all aspects. Illustrated evening slide lectures. Materials dependent on project.   Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299 (Materials at cost)

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YOU THE JURY

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

18:30 Fri 28 Aug - 13:30 Mon 31 Aug 2020 After listening to and discussing evidence with fellow Jurors, you will be able to pronounce your verdict on five separate (real-life) murder cases, which occurred between 1900-1975, chosen for the insights they can give us on our judicial system and social history. Come equipped with pen, notebook and open mind... A late summer Bank Holiday treat. N.B. This format involves lots of listening around the room. Diane Janes (www.highamhall.com/diane-janes) SPECIAL…

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

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

18:30 Fri 28 Aug - 13:30 Sun 30 Aug 2020 Easy-level weekend for instruments in the key of C (i.e. flute, oboe, bassoon and bowed strings - sorry, no clarinets or saxophones). With relatively straightforward instrumental parts, in terms of key and note range, enjoy making music in our miniorchestra. Little or no experience of playing with others? Not had the instrument out for years? Lack confidence? This is for you! Primarily for Grades 1-4. String players should be capable…

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PICTURESQUE, ROMANTIC AND GOTHIC LAKELAND

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

18:30 Sun 30 Aug - 9:00 Fri 4 Sep 2020 Picturesque, Romantic, Gothic: terms favoured by C18th writers, artists, architects and travel companies to describe the Lake District. Explore through illustrated lectures, fullday and half-day tours (in our minibus, some walking involved) through the best of the Lakeland scenery. With visits including Lowther Castle, Dove Cottage, Ullswater, Borrowdale and Buttermere. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £535 Non-residential: £369 (inc. Trips, Lunches; excludes coffee stops)

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September 2020

THE HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

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

18:30 Tue 1 Sep - 13:30 Fri 4 Sep 2020 There were eight famous Hollywood studios which were collectively termed The Dream Factory. How did they begin? How did they manufacture those dreams so successfully for so long? And why can we no longer tell a Warner Brothers film from an MGM film? Three features, eight studios and eight lectures will reveal all... Dr. Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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WHITEWORK EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

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

18:30 Tue 1 Sep - 13:30 Fri 4 Sep 2020 Each September Angie offers formal tuition on a different kind of Embroidery... Beginners or experienced welcome - work on either a Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (A WEEKEND follows)

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PAINTING WATER IN ACRYLICS

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

18:30 Tue 1 Sep - 13:30 Fri 4 Sep 2020 Studying expressive painting of water. The use of paint, reflections in lakes and rivers and the ebbs and flows of tidal patterns of the sea, and atmosphere of lakes. Always considering composition and mood. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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MUSIC FROM EASTERN EUROPE

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

18:30 Fri 4 Sep - 13:30 Sun 6 Sep 2020 A look at the music and musicians of the Eastern European bloc: Bohemia, Czech countries, Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia etc. Explore their considerable influence on the wider development of music, mainly from the C18th onwards with migrant composers Stamitz, Vanhal, Gassmann et al. C19th nationalism grew in the hands of Smetana, Dvorak, and Liszt, developing in the C20th with Bartok and Kodaly. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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WHITEWORK EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

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

18:30 Fri 4 Sep - 13:30 Sun 6 Sep 2020 Each September Angie offers formal tuition on a different kind of Embroidery... Beginners or experienced welcome - work on either a Sampler to frame or your own project Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Follows a 3 NIGHTER)

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ENAMELLING LONG WEEKEND

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

18:30 Fri 4 Sep - 13:30 Tue 8 Sep 2020 Work on copper, silver or steel, making enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Silver and gold foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonne and other techniques as desired. Absolute newbies or experidootnced welcome. Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £441 Non-residential: £309 (Materials cost depends on project)

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RUSKIN LACE

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

18:30 Sun 6 Sep - 13:30 Tue 8 Sep 2020 A Lake District speciality since 1884, using Needlepoint Lace techniques for drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs. Suitable for both beginner and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (If required, Starter Pack £12 from Tutor)

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ART JOURNEYS: BIRDS AND ANIMALS (3 NIGHT)

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

18:30 Mon 7 Sep - 13:30 Thu 10 Sep 2020 *NEW* An extended workshop for any regular Media, except Oils. Enjoy creating dynamic artwork of birds and animals. Working with different media we will explore a range of visual art styles and ways of working. Aimed especially at those who may have done a little animal art before. Anne Corless (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-corless) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 A WEEKEND version is on 24 Apr.

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YOGA AND WALKING: LATE-SUMMER

September 7th at 18:30 to September 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 7 Sep - 13:30 Fri 11 Sep 2020 A perfect mix for all! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst the peaceful northern fells. Feel more supple and relaxed. Ends with lunch on the last day. Courses run Spring, Mid- and LateSummer. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £446 Non-residential: £314 (inc. Field Trips)

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OIL PAINTING WITH CERI (3 NIGHT)

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

18:30 Tue 8 Sep - 13:30 Fri 11 Sep 2020 A workshop for Students serious about developing skills in Oils, capitalising on Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged and receive suggestions on how to improve ideas and essential skills with Form, Tone and Colour. Boost your own artistic strengths, challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £335 Non-resicdential: £234 CERI'S 4-NIGHT OILS is in Winter

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DRAWING AND PAINTING LAKELAND CHURCHES (FIELD TRIPS)

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

18:30 Thu 10 Sep - 13:30 Sun 13 Sep 2020 The North Lakes has very characterful settings for Churches - atmospheric qualities ideal for mixed-media sketching and painting on location. Be inspired by some of the finest examples in the works of John Piper, William Turner and others. Join Lionel on five expeditions, develop your drawing and use of colour and contrasting materials. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £350 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trips)

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SHAKESPEARE’S FALSTAFF – IN THE TAVERN, ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND IN LOVE

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

18:30 Fri 11 Sep - 13:30 Sun 13 Sep 2020 Join us to explore the adventures of Shakespeare's most popular rogue, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff, plus the other events and characters of Henry IV, Part 1 and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

18:30 Fri 11 Sep - 13:30 Sun 13 Sep 2020 Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments (a small amount of lead is possible). No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £181 (inc. Materials) Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows

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HEALTH AND MEDICINE IN BRITAIN SINCE 1700 – A HISTORICAL JOURNEY

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

18:30 Fri 11 Sep - 13:30 Sun 13 Sep 2020 A journey of real discovery, pioneering instincts, technology, political will and great educational progress. Reflect upon the beginnings of nursing, C18/19th surgery, care in the industrial revolution, reforms, the impact of war and the philosophies surrounding the NHS, established 1948. An important hallmark of modern day society. Michael Dimambro (Co, Durham www.highamhall.com/michael-dimambro) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

(EVERYTHING INCLUDED) 18:30 Sun 13 Sep - 13:30 Tue 15 Sep 2020 More advanced illumination: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Practical tips on mastering technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Those who are already able to make and lay gesso are welcome to work on their own projects with help and advice from the tutor Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £181 (inc.…

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THE ENGLISH MUSICAL RENAISSANCE

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

18:30 Sun 13 Sep - 13:30 Tue 15 Sep 2020 Once described as "a land without music", England found a constant stream of composers, from the late C19th well into the 20th. Shorter orchestral works by Sullivan, Parry, Elgar, Delius, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Walton and Britten will delight us on our way. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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REIVERS TO WEAVERS – VISITING THE BORDERS

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

18:30 Sun 13 Sep - 13:30 Wed 16 Sep 2020 *NEW* A journey through time visiting less well known heritage sites around our Border Lands. Medieval dwellings fortified against attack from Scottish raiders and the infamous Reivers; wild moorland scenery; wooded river valleys with a forgotten industrial past. A mix of indoor and outdoor venues, some off-road walks, so dress for weather, walking and full-day minibus excursions. Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £375 Non-residential: £274 (inc. Field Trips and…

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DRAW LIKE A PRO WITH JASON SKILL

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

18:30 Tue 15 Sep - 13:30 Fri 18 Sep 2020 *NEW* Jason will teach you how to draw like a professional artist. Tackle hands, feet and many objects using the secrets of the trade. Plenty of playing with form and shape to bring an artistic flair to what you draw. Just bring any set of pencils and an A4 sketchbook. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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WOOD ENGRAVING FOR PRINTING (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

18:30 Wed 16 Sep - 13:30 Fri 18 Sep 2020 *NEW* Wood engraving is a relief printmaking technique where the image is engraved onto special end grain wood blocks and printed, using either a burnishing tool or a press. You will be taken through the process from preparation of your drawing, through engraving to printing a small edition. NEW TUTOR: Chris Daunt (Tyneside www.highamhall.com/chris-daunt) Residential: £263 Non-residential: £194 (inc. Materials)

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STUMPWORK

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

18:30 Wed 16 Sep - 13:30 Fri 18 Sep 2020 Coloured silks and metallic threads on heavy silk show insects, fruit, small animals and flowers in Elizabethan Stumpwork. A modern piece may be any raised design, inspired by a book, picture or photograph using any fabric and thread you'd like for texture. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 BEAD EMBROIDERY follows.

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING (3 NIGHT)

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

18:30 Fri 18 Sep - 13:30 Mon 21 Sep 2020 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: £335 Non-residential: £234

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BEAD EMBROIDERY

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

18:30 Fri 18 Sep - 13:30 Sun 20 Sep 2020 An introduction. Beads of all shapes and sizes, cabochons and buttons create a stunning freestyle piece with fabulous surfaces which could be incorporated in a hanging, panel, pendant, lid, bracelet, book cover etc. Every piece is unique! Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 STUMPWORK precedes this.

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HERE AND THERE: A BRITISH HISTORY OF INDIAN ARCHITECTURE

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

18:30 Fri 18 Sep - 13:30 Sun 20 Sep 2020 The architecture of India, from the Taj Mahal to the bungalow is simultaneously exotic, and entirely familiar. Trace the story of Indian architecture not just through India itself, but through the relationships the British have had with it over time - in temples and palaces, railway stations and clubs, and Alhambras both here, and there. Edward Hollis (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/edward-hollis) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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DRAMATIC SKIES, LAND AND SEA-SCAPE IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER

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

18:30 Fri 18 Sep - 13:30 Mon 21 Sep 2020 An exceptional chance to extend skills with Pastel for Seascapes, Dramatic Skies and Landscapes. Demos throughout, support for beginners, encouragement for more experienced with demanding, yet supportive critiques to enable all to reach full potential. Eileen Gardner (Fife www.highamhall.com/eileen-gardner) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: NORTH AMERICA

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

18:30 Sun 20 Sep - 13:30 Tue 22 Sep 2020 From the days of the Pilgrim Fathers, to the War of Independence, to the settlement of lands west of the Mississippi, the story of the USA and Canada is a powerful and dramatic narrative about people seeking a new life and creating two new nations. Dr. David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 A companion to David's GERMANY course: attend both, get FREE B&B (Dinner bookable separately) for…

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT1

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

18:30 Mon 21 Sep - 13:30 Wed 23 Sep 2020 *TWIN COURSE* Discover handmade Bobbin Lace, work on your UFO's and pick Jan's brain. She will also bring patterns from her Tantalising Torchon collection, exploring some more unusual aspects of this neglected lace. Total beginner through to advanced all welcome! Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Basic materials available from Tutor £5-£10 approx.) Precedes another course.

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TRAVEL WRITING: CRAFTING YOUR STORY

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

18:30 Tue 22 Sep - 13:30 Fri 25 Sep 2020 Write compelling articles to inspire on this workshop course. Transform holiday jottings, make the most of a journal or start a travel blog. All you need is to love travel and be ready to try. Work on own with Zoe's input if experienced, or join in with taught sessions as you wish. Includes a short excursion out to somewhere worth writing about. Zoe Dawes (S.Cumbria www.highamhall.com/zoe-dawes) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244…

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PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH

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

18:30 Tue 22 Sep - 13:30 Fri 25 Sep 2020 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. Not for beginners. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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A HISTORY OF NATIONS AND PEOPLES: GERMANY

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

18:30 Wed 23 Sep - 13:30 Fri 25 Sep 2020 From tribal Communities opposed by Rome but celebrated by Tacitus, to confederation of States uniting as a single Nation, Germany's story is irrevocably linked to the fate and fortunes of European countries across centuries. Dr. David Baker (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/david-baker) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 A companion to David's US course: attend both, get FREE B&B (Dinner bookable separately) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT2

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

18:30 Wed 23 Sep - 13:30 Fri 25 Sep 2020 *TWIN COURSE* See 21-23 Sep for details. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Follows another course.

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THE GOTHIC REVIVAL IN BRITAIN

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

18:30 Fri 25 Sep - 13:30 Sun 27 Sep 2020 Why did people in the C19th and early C20th put up buildings which looked as if they had been built in the C14th? Explore one the most influential movements in British architectural history. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 SIR EDWIN LUTYENS follows.

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

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

18:30 Fri 25 Sep - 13:30 Sun 27 Sep 2020 Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just recover, 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: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Materials from Tutor)

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

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

18:30 Fri 25 Sep - 13:30 Sun 27 Sep 2020 Create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in Pen and Ink, then combine them to create a finished drawing. With demos throughout and access to a variety of pens to experiment with, by the end you should be able to handle your materials with confidence. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO ORWELL AND 1984

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

18:30 Fri 25 Sep - 13:30 Mon 28 Sep 2020 Well-known, but sometimes only fleetingly referrred to, 1984 was a masterpiece of its time. Visions of a society which, to some extent, we now inhabit. Enjoy delving deeper with gentle discussion and shared insights. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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PIANO WORKSHOP

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

18:30 Sun 27 Sep - 13:30 Tue 29 Sep 2020 For up to ten Players* of Grade 7 and above. Prepare a 20 minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Noncompetitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174 (1st of 2 successive courses due to demand)P

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SIR EDWIN LUTYENS – ARCHITECT IN CONTEXT

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

18:30 Sun 27 Sep - 13:30 Tue 29 Sep 2020 From country houses to the Cenotaph in Whitehall, from churches to the Viceroy's House in New Delhi, Lutyens dominated architecture in Britian in the early C20th. Explore his varied achievements. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) and Mrs. Vanessa Lacey Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 THE GOTHIC REVIVAL precedes.

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – EARLY AUTUMN

September 28th at 18:30 to October 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 28 Sep - 13:30 Fri 2 Oct 2020 Enjoy spectacular changing garden colours and amazing views afforded by fells, lakes and countryside by visiting some hidden horticultural gems. With her wealth of local and horticultural knowledge, Louise will seek to enchant and inspire you. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £471 Non-residential: £339 (inc. Admissions and Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: SQUIRREL OR NUÉ

September 29th at 18:30 to October 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Tue 29 Sep - 13:30 Fri 2 Oct 2020 Explore the beautiful technique of Or Nué, creating shading over gold threads in an original design by Helen in the form of a squirrel. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (Materials kit purchasable from Tutor) Helen's WHITEWORK follows.

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PIANO WORKSHOP

September 29th at 18:30 to October 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Tue 29 Sep - 13:30 Thu 1 Oct 2020 *NEW EXTRA COURSE* See 27 Sep, Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174 (2nd of 2 successive courses due to demand)

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THE POETRY OF LANDSCAPES: APPRECIATION AND WRITING

September 29th at 18:30 to October 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Tue 29 Sep - 13:30 Fri 2 Oct 2020 *NEW* For those wishing to develop their own poetry writing through examining how others achieve it successfully. Read and discuss poems by living poets and have the opportunity to write and share your own. Copies of the Anthology to borrow and some handouts provided. NEW TUTOR: Clare Crossman (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/clare-crossman) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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October 2020

EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: WHITE WORK

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

18:30 Fri 2 Oct - 13:30 Mon 5 Oct 2020 Be introduced to the beautiful art of Broderie Anglaise and Richelieu Embroidery with surface stitches for extra decoration and needle lace filling to add to the delicacy of the overall appearance. Beginner or to experienced welcome. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (Materials kit purchasable from Tutor) Helen's OR NUÉ precedes.

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A2010PO LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND PAINTING PROGRAMME: ADVANCED

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

This Course* incorporates image gathering trips and consolidates a deeper understanding of 'Tissue Layering' combining Acrylics, Pastel & Ink to create wholly expressive works. Gain real depth & texture by enjoying richness of surface with successive layers of Colour Blocking & Drawn Line. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £450 Non-residential: £299 *3rd of 3 individual Workshops in Landscape Drawing & Painting progressing the ideas of 'Layered & Structured" surfaces; offering a continuum from basic to more advanced…

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