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

June 2019

FRENCH MUSIC: FROM FAUST TO FAUNE

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

A sweeping survey from Gounod's Faust to Debussy's Prelude a L'Apres-midi d'un Faune. Operatic extracts include arias from Faust, Carmen, Samson and Delilah, Manon, and Louise. Orchestral and instrumental highlights feature works by Delibes, Saint-Saens, and Cesar Franck. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: THE SUMMER GARDEN

June 21st at 18:30 to June 23rd at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Choose a favourite flower from the garden to draw and paint a detailed study in Watercolour, considering composition and pattern in Nature. All levels, individual tuition for all stages. Slightly extended, ends 4pm with Tea. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176

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SHORT TALK: NOT WHAT I EXPECTED IN NEW ZEALAND: AN ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHS AOTEAROA

June 23rd at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come and share in a mass of beautiful photos of North and South Island, taken last year on Pam's (unexpectedly extended) sojourn in the southern hemisphere, as well as info from the locals about the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes and the effect on their lives. Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20

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NEEDLEFELTING

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

Whether you wish to work on a picture, 3D animal, a fun design, or even your own unfinished object, come and enjoy the art of needlefelting under sympathetic, patient guidance. Experienced and beginners welcome. Lana Norman (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lana-norman) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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SUMMER QUILTERS’ RETREAT

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

A choice of two-colour quilts, small lap quilt, cross over bag and several purses. Choose one project or try several small ones. Relax and indulge yourself! Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Supporting WOOLFEST. SPECIAL PRICE - Full week with (optional) day off for WOOLFEST: Residential: £558 Non-residential: £377

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PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH

June 24th at 18:30 to June 28th 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 professional. Most media allowed except oils. Not for beginners. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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YOGA AND WALKING: MID-SUMMER LONG WEEKEND

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

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

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YOUR OWN PAINTED LONG SILK SCARF (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

After trying things out, use artistic skill to paint your own Silk Scarf. Aim for a professional finish for a unique piece of wearable Art. Pippa Sheather (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pippa-sheather) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £181 (inc. all materials)

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WATERCOLOUR AND GOUACHE CHICAGO-STYLE: SIDE BY SIDE

June 30th at 18:30 to July 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A unique chance for Painters working in Water-media to receive mentoring from Chicago artist Ed Hinkley from Realism to Abstraction. Group and 1:1 demos, critiques and encouragement to broaden your personal boundaries. Ed Hinkley (Chicago, USA www.highamhall.com/ed-hinkley) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £313

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START WITH WATERCOLOURS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Step by step, in a deliberately small group, explore the possibilities of Watercolour in its diverse forms: water-soluble oils, pencils, sticks etc. See how paint and blending work on paper, what works best for you and embark as an artist. Includes all basic materials to try, so just bring yourself for patient, qualified instruction. LIMITED NUMBERS Angela Burton (Somerset www.highamhall.com/angela-burton) Residential: £407 Non-residential: £264 inc. all materials

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July 2019

VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT): MID-SUMMER

July 1st at 18:30 to July 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Summer is a wonderful season to view the fantastic gardens of Cumbria. Join expert Louise, be inspired by some best-kept horticultural secrets, meeting their owners and gardeners. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Admissions and Field Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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ART JOURNEYS: BIRDS AND ANIMALS WITH ANNE CORLESS

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

*NEW* Any Media. 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. Suitable for all levels; all you need is a love of animal art! NEW TUTOR: Anne Corless (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-corless) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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UKULELE – THE NEXT STEP

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

Know a few chords and wish to move on beyond strumming to finger pick and play instrumentally? Two Tutors to bring you forward to self-accompanied solos with music available. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £263 Non-residential: £196 inc. handouts of music covered

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BLOW! INTERMEDIATE WOODWIND WEEKEND

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

Grades 3 to 5 FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET & BASSOON. Small and larger group playing under patient, enjoyable professional instruction. A great way to develop your playing! Please notify us of instrument. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/tricia-trona-melville-mason) Residential: £263 Non-residential: £196

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WIND SERENADES SUMMER SCHOOL 2019 – EASTERN ECHOES

July 7th at 16:30 to July 12th 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 (flute, member of the Nash Ensemble), Jan Willem Nelleke (piano) and Laurence Perkins (bassoon - www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) with Colin Honour (clarinet) We can pick-up at 3pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) ONLY BY…

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PEWTERWORK ON GLASS

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

Use Arts and Crafts period techniques to create decorative tea light holders and vases. You need some experience in basic Pewterwork and be able to safely use a fine craft knife for cutting thin pewter sheet, before applying it to glass. Bonnie Mackintosh (W. Sussex www.highamhall.com/bonnie-mackintosh) Residential: £333 Non-residential: £234 (Materials supplied at cost)

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PHILOSOPHY: MODERN

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

Towards the end of the 19th century, science had thrown into doubt the universe as God's creation and Nietzsche felt that Western Philosophy was ill-equipped to explain the modern world. Philosophy split into the continental and analytical paths, and the world wars coloured the moral philosophy of the second half of the 20th century. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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A VERY SPECIAL WOODWIND RECITAL

July 10th at 20:15 to 21:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

International soloists Flautist Philippa Davies (soloist, member of the London Winds), bassoonist Laurence Perkins (soloist and Hyperion recording artist) and pianist Jan Willem Nelleke (international concert pianist) join forces for an hour of memorable musical performances, held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. (One hour, no interval). ADMISSION £10 Proceeds to Stroke Association with Bar available beforehand and afterwards.

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

July 11th 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 including materials and lunch

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

July 12th at 11:15 to 15:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to share two 45 minute concerts at 11:15 and 2:30, spanning lunchtime given by diploma-standard players, completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs! You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our grounds in-between, with donations welcome for tea and a slice afterwards. Limited Lunch spaces might…

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EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

July 12th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

With a different selection to explore each time, enjoy exploring a wide range of verse across ages. Texts will be provided for an illuminating and sometimes surprising journey for all existing and potential lovers of poetry. Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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BEETHOVEN 1800-27: THE ETERNAL REVOLUTIONARY

July 12th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Beginning by considering his inheritance from Bach, Mozart and Haydn, we trace how Beethoven's deafness was turned to triumph and ensured that Classical Music would always tread new pastures. Tim Shuker (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tim-shuker) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 BEETHOVEN'S SUCCESSORS follows: attend both, save £25.

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PAINTING RUSKIN’S DREAMS OF CONISTON

July 12th at 18:30 to July 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Inspired by Ruskin's principles and aesthetic sensibilities you will be guided by Tiana's expert eye and experience as an elemental painter of light to capture the truth of Nature. A field trip with lunch is planned to Brantwood, on the shores of  Coniston Water. (John Ruskin's former home) Suitable for all aspiring artists in water-media. Tutor Tiana has prepared this wonderful 2 minute video introduction to Ruskin (wow!): Tiana Marie (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tiana-marie) Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314 (inc. Field Trip)

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PAINTING INSPIRED BY BEATRIX POTTER – NO BUNNIES!

July 12th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A watercolour course exploring Beatrix Potter's landscapes that inspired her later books for children. Will include a trip to nearby restored Lingholme gardens, claimed to be the site of Mr McGregor's garden. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. Field Trip

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EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING

July 14th at 18:30 to July 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a wide variety of painting techniques for contemporary landscape subjects in both the studio and the inspirational Lakes National Park using watercolour, gouache, acrylic inks and pastel. Demos & one-to-one tuition. For artists with some previous painting ability looking to loosen up their style. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £363 (inc. Field Trips)

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BEETHOVEN’S SUCCESSORS – SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN, BRUCKNER AND BRAHMS

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

We consider Beethoven's legacy as it is reflected in four of the 19th century's greatest composers and ask ourselves whether his influence endures or has 20th century Modernism from Schoenberg onwards snuffed out the light forever? Tim Shuker (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tim-shuker) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 BEETHOVEN precedes: attend both, save £25.

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SINGING SOLO – MASTERCLASS

July 16th at 18:30 to July 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Intimate, friendly and positive expert tuition for Singers serious about developing. Any genre - the mechanics are the same. Select up to two pieces/songs you'd like for your 1:1. Limited spaces. For competent singers. Includes participation in a short free recital at 11:30am on the last day. The 3rd of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST/FRENCH REALIST: CAILLEBOTTE AND TISSOT

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

James Tissot focusing on the 'comedy of manners' in England and France, and Gustav Caillebotte's unique depiction of modern Paris and society, each responding differently to Baudelaires' challenge of depicting modern life. We shall look at the life and art of two remarkable Frenchmen. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 A companion to Tim's HOLL, HERKOMER AND FILDES course: attend both, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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WRITING FICTION: POINT OF VIEW AND PARAGRAPHS

July 19th at 18:30 to July 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A residential Creative Writing course for both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures on choosing the best point of view, and the art of writing paragraphs. Writing exercises, individual tutorials and uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural location. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

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THE VICTORIAN SOCIAL SCENE IN ART AND JOURNALISM: HOLL, HERKOMER AND FILDES

July 19th at 18:30 to July 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Victorian journalism grasped the dramatic potential of wood block engraving, in illustrated periodicals. The graphic magazine established 1869, enabled these three artists to establish themselves, initially depicting the gritty reality of London life before developing their own, idiosyncratic subject matter. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) ,Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 A companion to Tim's CAILLEBOTTE AND TISSOT course: attend both, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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BOOKBINDING: THE BRADEL BINDING

July 19th at 18:30 to July 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bradel (AKA bonnet or bristol board binding) is an 18th century German Case binding resembling a case binding as it has a hollow back and visible joint, but is built up on the book. Many consider it stronger. A fun book to make using coloured cloth and marbled cover paper to make it just that little bit more special. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials at cost)

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A DAY OF T’AI CHI (RESCHEDULED)

July 20th 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 including lunch Apologies for Sheila being unwell at the last minute for the previously planned course. This one replaces it!

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PASTELS: PURE AND SIMPLE

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

Learn and develop a mastery of chalk pastel as a medium in its own right delivering vibrant colours across a wide range of tones. Work from landscape and still life under the guidance of a professional who continues the authentic approach of the much missed Christopher Assheton-Stones. This course is suitable for all levels of ability and an individualised approach can be offered for those who attended previously. Graham Oliver (Wiltshire www.highamhall.com/graham-oliver) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £313

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IDENTIFYING FERNS (3 NIGHT)

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

Learn about ferns and their identification whilst enjoying some gentle walking on the level through woods - of which there are plenty of local examples here in the Northwest Lakes. Be guided to recognise the diversity and clues the flora offer to the nature of its setting. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 26th 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

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: MUCH ADO

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

An odd couple tricked into falling in love as we know they should; probably the funniest part Shakespeare wrote for his company's comedian; a pantomime villain to hiss; songs, dances, disguises, back-chat, and enough suspense to tingle without depressing us. With a course and Saturday's outdoor professional performance (included) in Higham's glorious setting to bring out the magic. Hugh Parry (Wales - www.highamhall.com/hugh-parry) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

July 27th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We welcome back the Festival Players for this great comedy and hope for good weather! Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies with well-behaved owners welcome. Bring your own seats and dress for the Lakeland Summer weather! “The course of true love never did run smooth”, but the sparring antics of Shakespeare’s erstwhile lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, provide great hilarity for the other members of the household who plot to reunite them. Against this background, another romance is almost derailed by…

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JAZZ PLAYERS’ SUMMER SCHOOL with guests Alan Barnes and Martin Shaw

July 28th at 18:30 to August 4th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A serious, yet relaxed week for jazz players who are able to play and read music to rehearsal band standard. Play from Swing to Bebop in small groups under the superb guidance this year of two of England's best Jazz musicians: Alan Barnes and Martin Shaw All prospective players must please make contact with Course Leader David Black before enrolling to ascertain level, instrument(s) and suitability: 07951 903230 daveblackmusic@hotmail.com    Alan Barnes David Black (Course leader  www.highamhall.com/david-black)  Martin Shaw Residential: £585 Non-residential: £360

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CERAMIC SCULPTURE: GET A-HEAD!

July 28th at 18:30 to August 4th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Make face and head sculptures up to 30cm tall to be glazed and fired in a raku kiln at the end. Make a single larger piece using Cumbrian brick clay, fired later by us when dry. This is the real deal! Martin Copley (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/martin-copley) Residential: £621 Non-residential: £430

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August 2019

JAZZ CONCERT with special guest Alan Barnes

August 3rd at 20:00 to 23:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Our lively and diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz with special guests saxophonist Alan Barnes, trumpeter Martin Shaw with David Black and players from our residential jazz course. Tickets £7 (Bar available)

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6th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 4th at 16:00 to August 10th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For competent singers, viol and recorder players, covering music c1450-c1650. Instruction in choral/solo singing, viol and recorder playing, lute, plus vocal technique and various consorts. Plenary music-making sessions, lectures and opportunities to try something new (instrument or voice). A marvellously rich musical cocktail! Roger Wilkes (Head Tutor, Vocal), Deborah Catterall (Vocal), Elizabeth Dodd (Viol, Renaissance Dance), Philip Gruar (Recorder), Hugh Cherry (Lute). Residential: £599 Non-residential: £399 Further detailed info and application form:  www.highamhall.com/emss  

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1st ARTIST’S SUMMER SCHOOL

August 10th at 16:00 to August 16th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A week of workshops, lectures and demos for serious Art Students led by five of our Tutors for a rich mix of inspiration, techniques and styles. Every Student will share the Summer School Tutors so all can widen perspectives, deepen knowledge and enrich artistic capabilities. Bring your favourite Media and equipment, use our beautiful setting, and enhance your Painting and Drawing, sustained by wonderful food, like-minded folk and the whole of Higham turned over to ART! Starts 4pm on the Saturday,…

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: LATE SUMMER BLOOMS AND FRUITS

August 16th at 18:30 to August 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create a seasonal reflection of late Summer blooms and fruits. Beginners upwards, work at your own pace under individual attention. Techniques, papers and pencils to try out. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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PRINTMAKING SUMMER WORKSHOP

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

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: £423 Non-residential: £294

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SUMMER CONTRASTS – LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

August 19th at 18:30 to August 23rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This slightly longer course combines the impact of ink with the softness and subtlety of coloured pencil to describe the lakeside in summer. Practise mark-making in ink and blending, embossing and lifting out in coloured pencil. Integrate both media to build an harmonious image using cool reflections and contrasting foliage shapes. Enjoy patient guidance from an inspirational Tutor. Suitable for all. Helen Hanson (Kent www.highamhall.com/Helen-Hanson) Residential: £392 Non-residential: £249

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RELIEF AND CREATIVE WOODCARVING SUMMER SCHOOL

August 20th at 18:30 to August 26th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Transform a block of wood into a unique picture. Bring ideas or use Sharon's books for inspiration. Transfer a pattern, use chisels, learn techniques. Beginners and experienced. Sharon Littley (S. Wales www.highamhall.com/sharon-littley) Residential: £558 Non-residential: £377

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: LATE SUMMER FLOWERS

August 21st at 18:30 to August 23rd at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Paint your chosen subject from the wonderful flowers in bloom. Tuition in botanical accuracy and composition to produce a pleasing finished piece of work. All abilities, Tutor will adapt for level of experience. Slightly extended, ends 4pm with Tea. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176

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YOU THE JURY

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

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

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LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE -SATISFYING, COMPETENT PERSONAL DRAWING

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

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

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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

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

For pre-formed trios, quartets & quintets. Groups work together in the mornings at self-selected repertoire. Afternoons free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Remaining sessions for mixed ensembles. Large library of music to explore. Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314

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

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

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

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

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

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

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September 2019

EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING

September 1st at 18:30 to September 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a wide variety of painting techniques for contemporary landscape subjects in both the studio and the inspirational Lakes National Park using watercolour, gouache, acrylic inks and pastel. Demos and 1:1 tuition. For artists with previous painting experience looking to loosen-up. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £363 (inc. Field Trips)

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SINGING SOLO – FROM SCRATCH

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

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

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT1

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

*TWIN SUMMER COURSE* Discover handmade Bobbin Lace, work on your UFO's and pick Jan's brain. She will also bring patterns from her Tantalising Torchon collection, exploring some more unusual aspects of this neglected lace. Total beginner through to advanced all welcome! Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Basic materials available from tutor £5-£10 approx.) Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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BRITAIN IN THE SIXTIES

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

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

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT2

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

*TWIN SUMMER COURSE* Discover handmade Bobbin Lace, work on your UFO's and pick Jan's brain. She will also bring patterns from her Tantalising Torchon collection, exploring some more unusual aspects of this neglected lace. Total beginner through to advanced all welcome! Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Follows another course. Book both, save £25. (Basic materials available from tutor £5-£10 approx.)

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

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

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

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INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC OF ITALY: A HERITAGE UNDESERVEDLY NEGLECTED

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

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

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (2-NIGHT)

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

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

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

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

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

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RUSKIN LACE

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

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

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YOGA AND WALKING: LATE-SUMMER

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

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

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WHITE WORK EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

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

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

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OLD MASTER METHODS IN ACRYLICS

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

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

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

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

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

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STUMPWORK

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

Coloured silks and metallic threads on heavy silk show insects, fruit, small animals and flowers in Elizabethan Stumpwork. A modern piece may be any raised design, inspired by a book, picture or photograph using any fabric and thread you'd like for texture. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 BEAD EMBROIDERY follows.

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DRAWING AND PAINTING LAKELAND CHURCHES (FIELD TRIPS)

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

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

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EXPLORE THE LAKES – ANTIQUITIES AND TRADITIONS

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

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

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VERDI’S RIGOLETTO, IL TROVATORE AND LA TRAVIATA

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

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

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BEAD EMBROIDERY

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

An introduction. Beads of all shapes and sizes, cabochons and buttons create a stunning freestyle piece with fabulous surfaces which could be incorporated in a hanging, panel, pendant, lid, bracelet, book cover etc. Every piece is unique! Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 STUMPWORK precedes this.

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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

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

Make a stained glass panel or a Tiffany-style lamp, developing skills so that you can construct more elaborate projects later. Understand and use the techniques of template glass cutting, using grinding machines, copper foiling, leading application and final soldering. No experience required - be guided in all aspects. Illustrated evening slide lectures. Materials dependent on project. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (Materials at cost)

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SEWING: A FREEFORM ADVENTURE

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

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

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

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

An exceptional chance to extend skills with Pastel for Seascapes and Landscapes, using also Ink and Watercolour. Demos throughout, support for beginners, encouragement for more experienced with demanding, yet supportive critiques to enable all to reach full potential. Eileen Gardner (Fife www.highamhall.com/eileen-gardner) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

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

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SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: HISTORY AND BEAUTY

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

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

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CREATIVE BLOGGING FOR BEGINNERS

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

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

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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

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

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – EARLY AUTUMN

September 23rd at 18:30 to September 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy spectacular changing garden colours and amazing views afforded by fells, lakes and countryside by visiting some hidden horticultural gems. With her wealth of local and horticultural knowledge, Louise will seek to enchant and inspire you. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Admissions and Field Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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ACRYLICS: BOLD PAINTING WITH RAGS AND CARD

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

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

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ATTRIBUTES OF A VICTORY: BRITAIN AT WAR 1939-1942

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

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

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D-DAY 1944 THE ASSAULT ON HITLER’S EUROPE

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

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

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

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

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

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ENAMELLING LONG WEEKEND

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

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

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SKETCHBOOK LATE SUMMER SAFARI

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

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

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PIANO WORKSHOP

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

For up to ten Players* of Grade 7 and above. Prepare a 20 minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171

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October 2019

WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

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

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

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March 2020

WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

Sunday March 1, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday March 5, 2020 at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A course for wind players from Grade 8 to Diploma, working in detail on wind chamber repertoire for large and smaller ensembles. There will be an informal concert on the morning of the last day. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (deposit £150) We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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July 2020

WIND SERENADES SUMMER SCHOOL 2020

Sunday July 5, 2020 at 16:30 to Friday July 10, 2020 at 16:45
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: TBC and Laurence Perkins (bassoon - www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £676 Non-residential: £497 (deposit £300) We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. All applications to be made…

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