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

October 2019

FURTHER HORSE PAINTING AND DRAWING – TROT ON

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

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

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: MYSTERY QUILT

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

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

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO PROUST

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

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

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AN INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

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

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

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: MYSTERY QUILT

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

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

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PRINTMAKING WEEKEND

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

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

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: AUTUMN LANDSCAPES IN MUSIC

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

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

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JAZZ IMPROVISATION AND ARRANGING WITH MARK BASSEY

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

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

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

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

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

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FROM GLOW TO GLITTER: SEASONAL CREATIONS 1

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

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

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CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH STEVE HUMBLE

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

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

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November 2019

LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

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

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

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THE GLORIES OF GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE

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

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

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A DAY OF T’AI CHI

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

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

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LOST CUMBRIA ON FILM

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

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

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PENCIL DRAWING: DYNAMIC LAKELAND SCENES

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

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

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ART PATRONS AND THE ART COLLECTIONS OF BRITAIN

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

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

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PAINTING WITH CERI (TWO NIGHT

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

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

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THE CHORAL CLASSICS: BRAHMS, VERDI AND ELGAR

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

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

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CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

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

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

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LAKELAND FIELD TRIPS: THE MAKING OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

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

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

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (1 of 2)

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

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

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YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR AUTUMN

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

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

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (2 of 2)

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

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

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THE APPEAL OF CROCHET

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

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

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COLLAGE AND ACRYLIC WITH FRANCES WINDER

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

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

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THE PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE OF TOLSTOY

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

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

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ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED

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

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

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

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

Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Materials from Tutor)

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A WEEKEND WITH THE HARP

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

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

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VERSION FRANCAISE: TWO FILMS IN FRENCH (DAY)

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

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

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS

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

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

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SEEING WITH ARTIST’S EYES: VICKI NORMAN WORKSHOP

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

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

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WILLOW BASKET (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

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

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SOFT PASTEL WITH SUE FORD

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

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

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SILENCE: CULTIVATING QUIET IN A NOISY WORLD

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

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

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AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

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

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

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND

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

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (A THREE NIGHTER FOLLOWS)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (THREE NIGHT

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

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Preceded by a WEEKEND)

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FROM THE FURY OF NORSEMEN: THE VIKING WORLD 793 – 1066

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

In the spring of 793AD, three long, sleek craft appeared off the unsuspecting coast of Lindisfarne. As the locals were about to discover, these were the Vikings, opening their age with a ferocity that would seem to characterize the next two centuries. The Norsemen had arrived! John Sadler (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/john-sadler) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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WOODCARVING: WHITTLING AND CARVING WILDLIFE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

*NEW* Use various basic tools and techniques to create a finished bird, mammal or fish (including Song Thrush, Great Crested Grebe, Owl, Otter, Squirrel...) with suggestions on how to mount and display. Amaze yourself and, perhaps, develop a rewarding hobby. For both novices and developing carvers. David Harter (www.highamhall.com/david-harter) Ron Dickens has retired. Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 (inc. materials) See also Sharon Littley’s RELIEF AND CREATIVE 16 October.

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FROM GLOW TO GLITTER: SEASONAL CREATIONS 2

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

Arrangements using artificial and fresh material will include a snowflake lit wreath, a cone and a candle table centerpiece, a star wreath, a book folded Fairyhouse/Birdhouse/Greenhouse, a long candlelit bauble arrangement, a lit wineglass and a candle platter. All materials provided so come along and enjoy! Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £265 Non-residential: £198 (inc. materials) SEASONAL CREATIONS 1 is 28 October.

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CERAMIC RESTORATION

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

If you have ever dropped or damaged a favourite dish or ornament you will appreciate the pleasure in learning how to restore it to its former glory. Coverage of the essentials (cleaning, re-assembly, building-up missing pieces and disguising mends) for beginners, or a refresher for those with some knowledge, with trouble shooting sessions dealing with specific issues. Sheila Maurice (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/sheila-maurice) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN: AN OVERVIEW

November 28th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore our country’s rich and varied geological heritage on a three billion year journey. Includes a basic introduction to geology, a trip on Sunday exploring real-life geological features (weather permitting – dress for walking, warmth and dryness) and an indoor visit to the collection at Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum (opening especially for us). Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trip)

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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

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

A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice of the use of telescopes and their use in observing and imaging the heavens. When possible, we will also observe the Sun and stars. Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £2ia33 Non-residential: £166

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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE A

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

Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice – postures, breathing techniques, relaxation – will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required. Gill Hunter (Yoga) and Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 An identical repeat follows (NEW this year) gives preference to newcomers.

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December 2019

MONOPRINT WITH VEGA BRENNAN

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

Create layered prints with vibrant colours using a range of monoprint and monotype techniques. Learn how to construct a composition, also when and how to play fast and loose with the rules, embrace the accidental and enjoy the process. Aim for a mounted piece of work! Vega Brennan (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/vega-brennan) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials c£12)

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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE B

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

*NEW* Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice – postures, breathing techniques, relaxation – will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required. Gill Hunter (Yoga) and Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 An identical repeat follows (NEW this year) gives preference to newcomers. Gill leads YOGA and WALKING several times a year; Anne-Lise will have…

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PAINTING BLACK AND WHITE WITH LINDA BIRCH

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

An introduction to some black and white technique, pen, brush and charcoal including a simple form of engraving aka Scratch/ Scraperboard. Landscape or animals as subjects. All welcome. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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BREAKING THE RULES OF WATERCOLOUR: TOWARDS ABSTRACT WITH STILL LIFE

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

For Artists wishing to be less predictable, looking to modernise painting approaches and re-ignite painting passion. Explore more exciting interpretations of Still Life material in an adventurous environment, encouraging experimentation with composition and colour, so traditional realism becomes the exception. Risk moving away from realism! Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) WINTER SPECIAL: Residential: £383 Non-residential: £294

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

December 5th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, taking Pencils to capture the chorus and do short sketches. These will then be developed using watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £76 (inc. materials, lunch and refreshments) Repeated 12 March. A next stage for the LESS TERRIFIED is on 28 January.

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CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING WEEKEND (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Extend creativity and be guided by an expert in a traditional craft reflecting both philosophy and tradition. Learn brush techniques, develop sensitive hand control. No experience, not even art, required! Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 (inc. materials)

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RUSKIN LACE

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

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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RUSKIN LACE

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

needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH

December 8th at 18:30 to December 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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 pro. Most media allowed except oils. Not for beginners. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) WINTER SPECIAL: Residential: £383 Non-residential: £294

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WINTER BIRDS

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

Imagine spectacular gatherings of Barnacle and Pink-footed geese against a backdrop of a winter sunset and the massed pipings of thousands of waders as they swirl in the sky. The Cumbrian Solway coast is a wintering ground for many species prior to their northward migration and plays host to an exciting array of raptors. Explore some of the best spots and hone your identification skills. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £412 Non-residential: £269 (inc. Field Trips – fair amount of walking)

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EXPERIMENTAL PORTRAITURE (CLOTHED LIVE MODELS)

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

One of the essential skill sets for artists, focussing on the human top third, including live subjects in different poses, be guided to experiment towards a freer, yet meaningful style. Expand, refine and challenge yourself reinforcing all the essential fundamentals in a small group. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ catherine-macdiarmid) Residential: £343 Non-residential: £244

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RICHARD STRAUSS: A PORTRAIT

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

Strauss made his reputation as an orchestral wizard with tone poems like Don Juan and Ein Heldenleben. Later he wrote many operas, none finer than Der Rosenkavalier. All his life he composed beautiful songs, finishing with the poignant Four Last Songs. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Chris Rodwell, Tim Shuker and Julian Williamson.

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JEWELLERY MAKING: RINGS, BANGLES AND EARRINGS

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

Develop techniques for creating your own jewellery: textures using acid etching, roll printing and hammering in aluminium, brass, copper and even recycled pieces. Skills are transferable to silver (more expensive). You may try printing your designs before making your pieces. Be guided on your own projects or try a new idea. Sally Rotarides (E. Lothian www.highamhall.com/sally-rotarides) SPECIAL PRICE (Save £25): Residential: £303 Non-residential: £204 (Basic materials £5 – £30) Our JEWELLERY MAKING courses: SILVER CLAY 13 October; POLYMER CLAY 15…

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ART OR TEXTILE SELF-RUN THREE NIGHTER (NO TUTOR)

December 13th at 18:30 to December 16th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Simply come to Higham and use space in our Cedar and Harness Room for your own art or textile project. Be fully fed and watered, enjoying the freedom of a 3-night Higham stay doing your chosen thing at a bargain price as there's no tutor. Ends with breakfast. SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £199 Non-residential: £149

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO STEINBECK

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

Suitable for anyone simply wishing to get those little grey cells stimulated. John Steinbeck won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception”. Darren will explain further... Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT HIGHAM

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

Superb Higham four-course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall, lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. Melon Cocktail with Cassis Sorbet (v) or Vegetable Soup & Crusty Roll (v) Roast Turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce or Seasonal Nut Roast (v) All served with Seasonal Vegetables Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce or Red Berry Cheesecake & Cream Freshly ground Coffee & Mince Pies £22 per person Booking essential by Friday 6th December BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT 017687…

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CAROLS FOR EVERYONE

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

Even if you have shied off joining-in through feelings of vocal inadequacy, you are welcome to join (or rejoin) us for this fun pre- Christmas event. Enjoy many carols, familiar and less so, as we aim to add to your confidence and enjoyment. Open to all levels of singer. NEW TUTOR: Deborah Catterall (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/deborah-catterall) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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HIGHAM CHRISTMAS DINNER AND SLEEPOVER

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

Come alone or together for a House Party atmosphere, be well-fed, stay over, finish with a hearty breakfast. Higham Christmas Dinner at Higham Hall hosted again by George, Carmel, Tina and Alan with Poppy and Monty. Evening of gentle, optional festive amusement: carols, film, games and even a quiz in genial company. Doggies can stay with owners in the Cottage and will be welcome after dinner in the Hall. Soup of the Day (v) or Fruit Juice (v) Roast Turkey,…

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SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING HOGMANAY

Sunday December 29, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 1, 2020 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bring in New Year alongside fellow Scottish Country Dancers (with three years’ SCD experience, good working knowledge of traditional steps and formations) to improve technique. Morning classes (optional afternoon sessions), evening social dances culminating in a Hogmanay Dinner and Ball. Jim Stott with Jane Meikle and musician George Meikle Residential: £319 Non-residential: £228

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January 2020

EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (THREE NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

Friday January 3, 2020 at 18:30 to Monday January 6, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A friendly course for all from newbies to the more experienced. Choice includes Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork, or bring your own project for helpful guidance. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER – Three nights for the price of two Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 First of three successive courses with Angie – each with the three for two special offer!

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SAXOPHONE (WINTER WEEKEND)

Friday January 3, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 5, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Players of more than 18 months. Ensemble coaching and expert support from two tutors. Play in groups of varying size, altered at each session. Extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 A WEEKDAY version follows – attend both, save £25

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SAXOPHONE (WINTER WEEKDAY)

Sunday January 5, 2020 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Players of more than 18 months. Ensemble coaching and expert support from two tutors. Play in groups of varying size, altered at each session. Extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 A WEEKEND version precedes - attend both, save £25

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (THREE NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

Monday January 6, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday January 9, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A friendly course for all from newbies to the more experienced. Choice includes Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork, or bring your own project for helpful guidance. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER – Three nights for the price of two Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Second of three successive courses with Angie – each with the three for two special offer!

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WINTER WATERCOLOURS

Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday January 10, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Total beginner or developing artist, be inspired to use watercolours to their full potential with demos, paint-alongs and individual tuition to develop skills and confidence. Produce an amazing amount of quality work! Mike Dobson MBE (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-dobson) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (THREE NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

Thursday January 9, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 12, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A friendly course for all from newbies to the more experienced. Choice includes Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork, or bring your own project for helpful guidance. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER – Three nights for the price of two Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Third of three successive courses with Angie – each with the three for two special offer!

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DIAGHILEV AND THE BALLET RUSSE: EXTRAORDINARY ERA, EXTRAORDINARY MAN

Friday January 10, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 12, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Ballet Russe took a tired art form into the C20th, setting new boundaries for most subsequent Ballet and commissioning music from Stravinsky, Ravel, Fall, Prokofiev, Satie, as well as avante-garde set designs from the likes of Picasso. The vision of Sergei Diaghilev blended such elements and made audiences gasp. Explore a remarkable story. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Chris Rodwell, Ian France and Tim Shuker.

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

Friday January 10, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 12, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Materials from tutor)

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IF TURNER HAD USED ACRYLICS…

Sunday January 12, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday January 16, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Yes he would have if they’d been around – Linda wants to convince you! Enjoy painting as you explore Turner’s oil methods, using Acrylics instead to yield authentic reproductions. J.M.W. would have appreciated the speed of completion, yet we will not deviate from the Master’s techniques. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) WINTER OFFER – Four nights for the price of three Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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RUSKIN LACE

Sunday January 12, 2020 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 14, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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BOTANICAL ART IN COLOURED PENCIL: WINTER WONDERS

Monday January 13, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 19, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We will take in the form of evergreens, winter vegetables or pot plants, bulbs in bud and succulents (other colours may also be included if you wish!), helped along by Susan’s invaluable support and guidance. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £583 Non-residential: £407 (inc. Optional Minibus trip)

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WATERCOLOUR BONANZA WITH FRANCES WINDER (LONG WEEKEND)

Thursday January 16, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 19, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore Watercolours from basic grounded techniques to experimental expressive and also graphic methods. Try a new style and explore a new You for 2020! Personal guidance and advice on developing your own direction in painting. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Frances’ work will be on exhibition at Higham 1 October 2019 to 31 January 2020.

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THE BEST OF PUCCINI

Friday January 17, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 19, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

La Bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly. The idealised Bohemians with their joys and sorrows, the formidable Floria Tosca and the sadistic Scarpia, and that most sympathetic of operatic creations, Cio-Cio-San. Puccini’s great gift was to breathe musical life into each character, drawing us in to each drama. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Chris Rodwell, Tim Shuker and Julian Williamson.

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DEMO & TEA: A LANDSCAPE IN OILS

Sunday January 19, 2020 at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Watching an artist talk through the execution of a painting can be both fascinating and immensely informative for artists and non-artists alike. See how oils can be used by a professional artist to expertly produce a pleasing scene with both aesthetic and educational value. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) £16 (inc. refreshments) Vicki’s OILS course follows.

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WINTER FELLS – LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

Sunday January 19, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday January 23, 2020 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Focus on the pattern of the fells in winter, using a subtle coloured pencil palette and contrasting dark Inks. Combine mark-making in ink and blending, embossing and lifting-out, build up a harmonious image in this exciting mix of media. Easy to manage techniques, inspirational ideas and encouragement in your individual style. Helen Hanson (Kent www.highamhall.com/Helen-Hanson) Residential: £392 Non-residential: £249

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FURTHER ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL

Sunday January 19, 2020 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Plenty of demos showing how to handle eyes, noses, different papers, wet techniques etc. For those who have already done a bit and wish to develop skills. Bring your own Pastels and photos, a larger than A3 folder and an old shirt! Tutor offers a few choices in papers. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (Board/paper provided)

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OILS WITH VICKI NORMAN

Sunday January 19, 2020 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A comprehensive course for those who wish to master oil painting techniques through a relaxed, methodical approach to this versatile painting medium. Dispel many myths and misconceptions. For painters of all abilities, even those who have never known where to begin with oils. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Vicki’s afternoon DEMO precedes – recommended as an introduction to this. Other OILS courses: CERI ALLEN 7 February; CAROL RENSHAW 9 October and 26 February

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RELIGION FOR ATHEISTS

Sunday January 19, 2020 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 21, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Humans have traditionally had something to believe in and as such have been prone to all interpretations of perceived truth. Let Darren present a perspective which considers various thinkings and ideas so you can discuss the notions from a modern context. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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DRAWING MADE EASY WITH VICKI NORMAN

Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday January 24, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Relaxed and friendly for beginners and improvers. Learn fast, accurate drawing methods, enjoy some practice and see your work improve. Drawing is primarily a thought process, let us give you some new ways to think about image creation on paper. Through a variety of methods, develop skills applicable to any creative process. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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SING WITH OTHERS: YES YOU CAN! (INC. BURNS NIGHT)

Thursday January 23, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 26, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Even if you were never encouraged to sing, it is never too late and it's wonderful for your well-being! Enjoy plenty of songs together, and exercise those vocal chords! Coincides with Burns Night (25th) – Tartan optional! NEW TUTOR: Deborah Catterall (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/ deborah-catterall) SPECIAL PRICE – One night’s accommodation free Residential: £288 Non-residential: £229

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

Friday January 24, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 26, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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

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ENAMELLING WEEKEND

Friday January 24, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 26, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work on copper, silver or steel, make enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Skills include: enamel application, kiln use, control and safety, foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners welcome. Materials from tutor (£5 – £20 dependent upon project). Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 ENAMELLING WEEK follows. Our JEWELLERY MAKING courses: SILVER CLAY 13 October; RINGS, BANGLES AND EARRINGS 12 December; POLYMER CLAY 15 March.

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ENAMELLING WEEK

Sunday January 26, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday January 31, 2020 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Four full days for time-consuming techniques (etching, advanced cloisonné, plique a jour). Work on copper, silver, or pre-prepared steel, making enamel jewellery, small panels, bowls or beads. Some experimental techniques may be tried such as raku firing, torch firing, silver art clay on enamel. Beginners or more experienced. Materials from tutor (£5 – £30 dependent upon project) Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £313 A WEEKEND precedes. Our JEWELLERY MAKING courses: SILVER CLAY 13 October; RINGS, BANGLES AND EARRINGS…

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ALAN BARNES JAZZ MASTER CLASS

Sunday January 26, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday January 30, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop your jazz playing. How about five 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. Alan Barnes (www.highamhall.com/alan-barnes) (Saxophone/Flute/Piano) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £342

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE LESS TERRIFIED

Thursday January 30, 2020 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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) £76 (inc. materials and lunch)    

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COLOURED PENCILS: BOTANICAL STILL LIFE

Thursday January 30, 2020 at 18:30 to Monday February 3, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Accurately draw fruit, veg or plant and anchor it with shadow. Choice of subjects or bring your own. Possibilities: grapes, tangerines, apples, nuts, asparagus, pakchoi, fennel, flowers, winter shrubs, beautiful leaves – an endless variety, even in Winter. One of the UK’s foremost pencil artists. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 Followed by Janie’s DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL course – attend both, save £30.

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PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY PAINTING THE FUTURE

Friday January 31, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 2, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will provide a possible guide to each subject with illustrated talks and artistic guidance, the idea is to offer an enriching foundation to help the flow of your creative juices. There are two successive courses, each with a different flavour: Looking at ways in which various artistic traditions have engaged imaginatively with a sense of the human future, how do we as artists employ painting to respond to our view of…

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION

Friday January 31, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 2, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments (a small amount of lead is possible). No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178 (inc. materials) Toni’s FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows.

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February 2020

PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY CLIMATE CHANGE AND SPIRITUALITY

Sunday February 2, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday February 6, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will provide a possible guide to each subject with illustrated talks and artistic guidance, the idea is to offer an enriching foundation to help the flow of your creative juices. There are two successive courses, each with a different flavour: In an era of climate change, how is it possible to represent in painting our own understanding of the radically changing future of the world and the potential threats to the…

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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION

Sunday February 2, 2020 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 4, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

More advanced illumination: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Practical tips on mastering technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Those already able to make and lay gesso are welcome to work on their own projects with tutor help. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178 (inc. Materials) Toni’s INTRO TO ILLUMINATION precedes.

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COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL

Monday February 3, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday February 6, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bird or animal of your choice (must be a clear, detailed picture) or from a supplied image. Following demos, apply colour, copy onto good paper and then colour step-by-step. Draw a stunning piece to be proud of, inspired by one of the UK’s foremost pencil artists. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Preceded by Janie’s BOTANICAL STILL LIFE – attend both, save £30.

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BRIGHT COLOURS IN A DARK MONTH: WATER-SOLUBLE BLOCKS ON QUALITY PAPER (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Tuesday February 4, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday February 7, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore Derwent's Inktense blocks on Canson’s Moulin du Roy paper, utilising Robert's expressive use of colour using a very different media. Be inspired by our stunning winter Lakeland scenery. Develop the potential of a very versatile media to inspire a new creative direction with your art! Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £343 Non-residential: £244 (inc. materials)

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OILS WITH CERI ALLEN (4-NIGHT)

Friday February 7, 2020 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 11, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Students serious about developing Oils skills, capitalising on Ceri’s Fine Arts background. Be encouraged and receive suggestions on how to improve ideas and essential skills with form, tone and colour. Boost your own artistic strengths, challenge the things you find tricky. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 Ceri’s three night OILS is in Autumn Other OILS courses: VICKI NORMAN 19 January; CAROL RENSHAW 26 February

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SHAKESPEARE AS POET

Friday February 7, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 9, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Shakespeare’s career began on stage but, when the plague closed theatres in 1592, he turned to the more lucrative and prestigious ʻpure’ poetry with Venus and Adonis. A weekend of exploration whose central focus will be those most revealing, yet mysterious products of Shakespeare’s genius, the sonnets. David Lindley (www.highamhall.com/david-lindley) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Clare Smout’s MACBETH AND CAESAR is on 21 February.

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GEOLOGY OF ENGLAND

Friday February 7, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 9, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Indoor course with a short optional trip out, weather permitting. England is renowned for its great diversity of rocks and landscapes, almost 700 million years of geological history. An exciting journey that will encounter catastrophic volcanoes, long-lost oceans and rivers of ice. Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/ annette-mcgrath) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171

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