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

February 2019

SKETCHING AND PAINTING WINTER LANDSCAPES

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

Shake off the winter blues and draw outside in the Lake District weather-world. Taking our chances with sunshine or showers on 3 sketching expeditions, we will engage authentically with the feeling as well as the look of the land and the sky that enfolds it. See demos combining 2 or more different media, including found natural materials, for a more powerful expression of nature's moods and energies. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. Field Trips

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: SPRING FLOWERS

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

*NEW* Take inspiration from the many bulbs and flowers in the Spring garden to draw and paint an accurate study with botanical details of your favourite plant from first basic steps to a beautiful composition. Individual tuition throughout, beginners and more experienced artists welcome. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SHAKESPEARE’S TWELFTH NIGHT: TWINS, LOVE AND MADNESS

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

Explore one of the most popular comedies. Identical twins generate comic confusion, challenging our assumptions about identity and gender, while the straight-laced Malvolio's hopeless attempt to woo his noble mistress by dressing in yellow stockings raises questions about love, ambition and madness. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PRINTING FROM NATURE

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

*NEW* Enjoy the privilege of guidance from lifelong professional artist Kevin O'Connor. Learn screen-printing, producing vibrant images to encourage development and experimentation. Experience not required, equipment provided, all materials are environmentally friendly and creativity will be the focus. NEW TUTOR: Kevin O'Connor (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/kevin-oconnor) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £231 inc. short Minibus foraging trip (outdoor clothes!)

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RAKU POTTERY WORKSHOP

February 24th at 18:30 to March 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Chris will help you to create your own pieces of Raku pottery and sculpture, and experience the excitement of Raku firing. With lectures, demos and discussion, also visit places of interest to potters: Blackwell Arts and Crafts House and a local gallery or studio. Chris Barnes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-barnes) Residential: £514 Non-residential: £359 inc. potter's Field Trip & admissions

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ALAN BARNES JAZZ MASTER CLASS

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

Develop your jazz playing. How about 5 times British Award winning saxophonist Alan Barnes as Tutor? You need to be able to read music, understand chords and preferably have rehearsal band experience. Limited spaces with, this year, a special opportunity to attend a secret Alan Barnes cellar gig (in Hexham*)! (The Great) Alan Barnes (Bedfordshire  www.highamhall.com/alan-barnes) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £335 (admission to cellar gig not included) *The 'secret' evening gig planned for Tue 26 Feb 2019 is an idea we…

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C1902CM LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING (EXTRA COURSE)

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

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

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

February 28th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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

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March 2019

FILM STUDIES: HORROR – FRANKENSTEIN 1920-1950

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

*NEW* From the silent era through the first talkies, Mary Shelley's creation has enthralled cinema goers for decades. Explore how the genre was established visually and took movie goers on a journey of emotion. Includes: Frankenstein's Film Ancestors: clips from the silent era, Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1936) and Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein (1948). NEW TUTOR: Stephen Longstaffe (Lancaster www.highamhall.com/stephen-longstaffe) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

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

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Join Angie's EASTER EMBROIDERY EXTRAVAGANZA 19 Apr.

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RECORDER PLAYING: NEXT STEPS

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

Do not be scared to make mistakes ... have fun ... make music. The standard is roughly Grade 1-3, but this is a chance for those developing a liking for recorder playing to progress their musicality in a gentle way with like-minded people under professional guidance. Enjoy! Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

March 3rd at 18:30 to March 7th at 13:30
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. We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 All applications to be made initially through Laurence Perkins to ascertain ensemble line-up. See his page for links to his website and…

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MONOPRINT WITH VEGA BRENNAN

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

*NEW* 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! NEW TUTOR: Vega Brennan (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/vega-brennan) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials c£12)

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LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER

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

With one of our finest contemporary Seascape Artists, with a passion for the expressive medium of Pastel, also used to stunning effect in her Portraits. Demos throughout, support for beginners and 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: £324 Non-residential: £226

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DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

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

Break free and get to grips with using simple lines to depict figures, faces and simple scenes. Fun for absolute non-artists and useful for artists alike, what's more, your approach to life could change forever! Colin Shelbourn (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ACRYLIC SEASCAPE

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

*NEW* Learn how to paint a seascape using whatever acrylics and whatever brushes, implements you are able to bring. Kara will guide you towards producing an admirable scene in acrylics employing a range of techniques to achieve realism and coherent tonal qualities for a coastal scene. NEW TUTOR: Kara Strachan (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/kara-strachan) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (16"x20" canvas c£10)

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (WEEKEND)

March 8th at 18:30 to March 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) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Specialist items available from Tutor)

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FRENCH AND BELGIAN FILM

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

For all cinéphiles and/or language buffs. Three films in French (English subtitles) stimulating discussion in English (and French, if appropriate). Au revoir là-haut (2018 César for best for direction and adaptation) - Albert Duponte Ma Loute/Slack Bay (2017) - Bruno Dumond Redoutable (2018) - Michel Hazanavicius Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164  

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BOOKBINDING: BACK TO BASICS

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

This back to basics masterclass will look at all these elements that go into the mechanics of books. You will be paper folding, sewing, making end-papers and constructing a pamphlet style binding followed by a hard case multisection binding, covering with coloured bookcloth and decorative papers, producing two very tactile, case books to take home. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials c£25)

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

March 10th at 16:30 to March 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A country house - ideal for chamber music. Preformed strings or piano groups can join us for 2 days of intense music making. Groups should choose two works for special study and a large library will be available for repertoire exploration. Students may have a warm-up session from 5-6pm on the arrival day. Limited spaces but also see 10 Feb. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169

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SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: HISTORY AND BEAUTY

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

*NEW* 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. NEW TUTOR: 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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REFLECTING CÉZANNE’S LIFE IN COLOURS

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

This Post-Impressionist was a key influence on 20th Century art, his colour and subtle use of tone created paintings of monumental beauty. We will examine Cézanne's techniques, particularly brush work, and what his approach has to teach us. For those with at least 2 years' painting experience. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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SKETCHBOOK LATE WINTER SAFARI

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

Observe and record Winter Lakeland (it can be stunning!) plus some special interior locations with lightning sketches - a sort of 'flash mob' armed with pencils, pens, sketch books and cameras - with tea stops! Back at Higham, work your source sketches into more finished drawings. Includes a Famous Artists' Sketchbooks slideshow. Fun for any level. Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. Field Trips & tea stops.

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: FRIENDSHIP

March 14th at 18:30 to March 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Friendship Star within a Circle of Friends. Enjoy a warm and friendly environment amongst like-minded folk. Large or small quilt with expert help on hand every step along the way. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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MAPPING YOUR LIFESTORY

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

*NEW* A fun, visual way of recording what you have done and where you have been. Create 'maps' as you reflect on your life, spot key locations and connections, reviving forgotten memories. Feel the benefit as you gently take stock of life's richness with both ups and downs. Be prepared to doodle - no skill needed at all - just you! Dr. Jo Stanley (Pennines www.highamhall.com/jo-stanley) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. all materials

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

March 15th at 18:30 to March 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: £231 Non-residential: £164 Materials at cost

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BOLD EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE ACRYLIC MIXED MEDIA

March 17th at 18:30 to March 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Taking direct influence from our Lakeland setting - outdoors and in - explore a variety of painting and drawing techniques with an expressive approach. A need to be adventurous is an important pre-requisite of Robert's exciting art holiday to further develop your own personal style. For any experienced Artist (not beginners) seeking a more contemporary approach using mixed-media, b/w mixed drawing media, acrylic inks, acrylics and oil pastels on different surfaces. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £514 Non-residential: £359 inc.…

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YOUR OWN POLYMER CLAY TILED BOX OR MIRROR SURROUND

March 17th at 18:30 to March 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Create your own polymer tiles, according to your own design to then decorate a small box or mirror surround. Explore colour, texture, embellishment and the wider applications of this versatile material with your own unique piece that could become an heirloom or gift. NEW TUTOR: Susan Treweek (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/susan-treweek) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. Materials

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PIANO WORKSHOP

March 17th at 18:30 to March 19th 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: £236 Non-residential: £169

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BRIDGE: FINDING THE RIGHT CONTRACT

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

Do you have trouble arriving in the right contract? This course will provide the tools for getting to the right contract (most of the time!) by improving the accuracy of your bidding and adding some specific techniques for hand description. This course is for those players who are already playing duplicate bridge but wish to improve their game.Pairs or singletons welcome as a host will be available. John Duxbury ((Fylde www.highamhall.com/john-duxbury) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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OPEN EARS DAY – BRITISH ORCHESTRAL MUSIC SINCE 1960

March 20th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Delve into our musical heritage since Vaughan Williams. Appreciate the nature and scope of our country's continuing musical legacy through a day of informed listening and discussion. Tim Shuker (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tim-shuker) £64 including lunch & refreshments

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EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY: PEOPLE AND PLACES

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

The pastoral can be dismissed as a rather trivial genre: nymphs, shepherds, nothing serious. It is, in fact, a tradition as old as poetry itself, still alive, touching on vital and often conflicting areas of experience - love and war, city and country, paradises lost and regained, gardens and wilderness. Enjoy a wide range of poetry across ages. Texts provided for a wonderful, illuminating journey for all lovers of poetry. Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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RECORDER CONSORT WEEKEND

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

An opportunity for recorder players to enjoy a weekend of mostly one-to-a-part consort playing, in anything from three to eight parts, and to discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but we may extend into some Baroque and 20th Century music too. (Coincides with the Viol Weekend, so some interaction may be possible.) Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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VIOL CONSORT WEEKEND

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

Now in its third year at Higham, this friendly course (for all standards except beginner) will focus on consorts by William Byrd and John Jenkins. For those who wish there can be some interaction with the recorder course running alongside. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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FRIENDS OF HIGHAM AGM 2019

March 24th at 12:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Members of the Friends are invited to the Annual General Meeting and lunch. Please join us for the welcome reception from 12pm before the meeting at 12.45pm. The meeting closes at 2pm and members are welcome to stay for lunch at a cost of £10. After lunch there will be an informal discussion to share ideas, all rounded off with tea and cake. You can be a tremendous support to Higham by joining the Friends and donating just £10 per…

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SACRED SPACES – FROM PREHISTORY TO THE MEDIEVAL IN CUMBRIA

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

A closer look at some of the sacred places around the Lake District, from over 5000 years ago through to the Norman settlement. Visit some unique places, some away from the normal tourist paths - consider those who built these monuments and churches, their motivation and explore how continuity of use features so strongly in our story of human settlement. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 inc. Field Trips and all lunches out.

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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

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

Make a stained glass panel or a Tiffany style lamp, developing skills so that you can construct more elaborate projects later. Understand and use the techniques of template glass cutting, using grinding machines, copper foiling, leading application and final soldering. No experience required - be guided in all aspects. Illustrated evening slide lectures. Materials dependent on project. Limited spaces. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 (Materials at cost)

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STALIN AND THE SOVIET UNION

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

Explore the life and times of Stalin and his impact upon the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. We will consider his rise to power in the 1920s, industrialisation and terror in the 1930s, the Second World War, Soviet expansion after 1945 and the Cold War. In the arts we will explore the development of Socialist Realism. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY follows - attend both, save £25.

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WRITING FICTION: ‘THE LITTLE BOX OF LANGUAGE TRICKS’ AND ‘TIME’

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

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

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HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY

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

Adolf Hitler strides across the history of the 20th Century like a colossus. He changed the lives of most Europeans during his years in power and we continue to live with the positive and negative implications of his defeat in 1945. This is an introduction to his life and the movement he founded. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 STALIN AND THE SOVIET UNION precedes - attend both, save £25.

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WATERLOO: INSURRECTIONS AND TIGHT PLACES

March 29th at 18:30 to March 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Our main theme this year is the British Army's response to civil unrest at home and abroad in the 18th Century. We also look in detail at two Peninsular actions fought with backs to the sea. Speakers: Paul Brunyee, Patrick Mercer, John Morewood, Julian Spilsbury. Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 Arranged in co-operation with The Waterloo Association.

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TRY FOR A DAY: CHINESE PAINTING (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Chinese painting techniques with soft brushes and ink are fulfilling for non-artists and artists alike. Absorbing and controlled, select from a range of demonstrated subjects such as bamboo and trees. Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) £76 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments

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THE ICE AGE AND ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

March 31st at 18:30 to April 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Geological field trips with some rough, possibly muddy, footpaths and a little elevation close to the road with evening lectures. Focus on features indicating former Lakeland glaciers and landscape changes since the glaciers disappeared - particularly landslides and river systems - in the context of recent flood events. Suitable for all, appropriately attired, having studied an 'ology or not. Dr. Peter Wilson (Ulster www.highamhall.com/peter-wilson) Residential: £334 Non-residential: £236 inc. Minibus Field Trips (prepare for walking and weather)

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PAINTING STILL LIFE

March 31st at 18:30 to April 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

What it says on the (paint) tin. Expert guidance on representing inanimate objects. Essential for all serious artists, leading to a greater capacity with form, tonal values and techniques for achieving highest quality and satisfaction. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

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

Learn to work with (not fight against) the fast-drying nature of acrylics and watercolours to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings (from reference images of your tutor's home on the Isle of Skye), 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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April 2019

MOZART PIANO CONCERTOS

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

Most Mozart devotees would agree that his 27 piano concertos hold a special place in their affections - Classical form and content combined with effortless grace and refinement. Amongst others, we will enjoy nos. 20(D minor), 21(C), 23(A), 24(C minor) and 25(C). Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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RUSKIN LACE

April 5th at 18:00 to April 7th at 13:00
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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SILVER CLAY JEWELLERY (WEEKEND)

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

Make fine silver jewellery with the ease of working with Silver Clay - an amazing material. Make three pieces of stunning professionally-styled hallmarkable jewellery. Those with good experience may work on their own projects. Tracey Spurgin (East Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/tracey-spurgin) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 plus Materials from Tutor c£55 (subject to silver prices)

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES

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

Play music in a recorder ensemble of up to thirty players. For recorder players of intermediate standard (roughly Grades 4-6 AB/TCL). Music will range from Renaissance to the present day, from three to eight or more parts. Technical and stylistic guidance as appropriate. Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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RUSKIN LACE

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

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

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YOGA AND WALKING: SPRING

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

A perfect mix! 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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RELIEF AND CREATIVE WOODCARVING

April 8th at 18:30 to April 14th 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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THE LIFE, LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY OF SAMUEL BECKETT

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

Waiting for Godot immortalised Beckett's name and contributed to his 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature, but is his portrayal of human existence one of pessimism or possibility? Explore this Irish playwright, poet and novelist's life and literature, and unearth the philosophical ideas contained within. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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CERAMIC RESTORATION: COLOUR MATCHING AND REFRESHER

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

For those with a basic knowledge of the techniques involved in china restoration. Develop an awareness of colour and its application to a restored object. Methods of disguising a mend, the application of coloured fillers and choice and use of paint brushes will be covered. Work on own projects. Materials cost c£45. Sheila Maurice (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/sheila-maurice) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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WAGNER’S TRISTAN: MYTH AND REALITY – A GREAT OPERA CONSIDERED FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE

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

One of the most famous love stories, some of the most hypnotic music ever written, audiences intrigued for over a century by its revolutionary design. We will, however, dig deeper and discover how, perhaps, Wagner's own marriage break-up and his passions for Mathilde Wesendonk and Cosima von Bulow spill over and make-believe reflects reality throughout a plot related to its composer's own social traumas. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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OILS WITH CERI

April 14th at 18:30 to April 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A workshop for Students serious about developing skills in Oils, capitalising on Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged and receive suggestions on how to improve ideas and essential skills with Form, Tone and Colour. Boost your own artistic strengths, challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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DISCOVER THE NORMANS

April 14th at 18:30 to April 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Themed talks and 2 half-day gentle guided trips out across the Lake District, including castles at Muncaster, Brougham and Brough. Explore Norman origins, effects of the Norman Conquest of England and the early resistance. Learn about four Norman rulers including William the Conqueror and Henry I. Explore cultural achievements like the Bayeux Tapestry, the Domesday Book, Cathedrals and Castles. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £368 Non-residential: £269 inc. Field Trips, admissions & packed lunches, exc.…

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LANDSCAPES IN LINE AND WASH

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

A useful addition for watercolourists. Pen helps render detail and the technique helps avoid some pitfalls like over- or under-working. Ideal for sketching techniques as well as more finished work. Explore various types of pen and other useful tools. For those with at least a year of watercolour experience to widen your skills. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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SINGING SOLO – NEXT STEPS

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

Extended small workshop for Singers already with a little (recent or otherwise) experience, who perhaps sing in choirs and/or have sung a few solos as amateurs. Benefit from some 1:1 with Sian and time for private practice. The 2nd 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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MAKE THE MOST OF WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

April 17th at 18:30 to April 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An exciting and versatile medium that can be used solo or combined with other materials. See a variety of techniques, from using pencils as a source of paint to creating a range of textures and effects. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. materials

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WOMEN ARTISTS THROUGH THE AGES

April 17th at 18:30 to April 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For the most part female artists have lived in the shadow of male counterparts who have dominated art production and the governing institutions. This course pays tribute to some of the women who have proved themselves equal in both regards. There will be a brief interval during each session. Bertram Aitchison (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/bertram-aitchison) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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ARTISTS’ STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – 3 NIGHT)

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

For experienced artists to take advantage of an extended Higham Easter weekend in our Studio (at a bargain price!) developing your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! No tutor, but a chance for students to share ideas and mutual support, and maybe enjoy the stunning surroundings a little. Any media except Oils (due to the odour which some others find uncomfortable when not controlled). VERY SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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EASTER EMBROIDERY EXTRAVAGANZA (SPECIAL PRICE)

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

Enjoy trying different hand embroideries, whether you're a newbie or oldie, on this seasonal escape. Choose from a selection of kits to include techniques in Crewel work, Calico Gardens and counted thread works. Can become addictive! Materials available from Tutor. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) SPECIAL PRICE: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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PAINTING WITH CERI (3-NIGHT)

April 22nd at 18:30 to April 25th 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: £328 Non-residential: £229 We offer also DAY and 2-NIGHTER with CERI, also an OILS course.

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STORIES AND GLORIES: THE NORMAN CONQUEST AND ‘CONQUESTS’

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

1066 is one of a handful of dates which we English know (allegedly). Explore how conquest was achieved by considering political, social, cultural, literary, and religious 'conquests', allowing us to think about what 'history' is. Two expert Tutors, promise a mix of interpretations. Dr. Robert Wright and Dr. Joanna Huntington (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-wright-joanna-huntington) Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314 (inc. Field Trip)

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

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

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

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TAKE THE TERROR OUT OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHERS

April 24th at 18:30 to April 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

At the thought of speaking in public, most get butterflies - get them to fly in formation. Practical and participative, build confidence and skills to develop and deliver an interesting speech. Plenty of practice, friendly and supportive, with constructive feedback and strategies on how to improve. Ideal for both career or hobby. Come, conquer your fears! Lindsay Dutch (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/lindsay-dutch) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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EXPLORING COLLAGE WITH PEN AND ACRYLIC

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

*NEW* Incorporating collage techniques with your art work can expand your appreciation for colour and the possibilities of creative development. Existing artists may work on their own subject with professional advice, or you can be guided in a project of a Street Scene with buildings which will flex your artistic muscles. Sue Ford (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/sue-ford) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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SUN, MOON AND SPACE EXPLORATION

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

Explore what we have learnt about the Sun, Moon and Planets through space missions. Is there life elsewhere? Some simple practical work will be shown. Bring binoculars, telescopes and cameras for advice - clear skies prevailing! No experience needed. Dr. David Clarke (www.highamhall.com/david-clarke) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166c

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CELEBRITIES

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

Elite Ancient Egyptians strove to be remembered, much like modern celebrities. This course of lectures charts a biographical history of Ancient Egypt through some of its most interesting - though often little-known - inhabitants. Dr. Campbell Price (Manchester www.highamhall.com/campbell-price) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR SPRING

April 28th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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

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LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE – DEVELOPING UNIQUE CREATIVE DRAWING STYLE

April 28th at 18:30 to May 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Examining Foreshortening & Measurement technique takes Drawing Styles further into achieving a true Three-Dimensional insight into working with Tonality & Colour. Fully-explained, readily understood - bring a rational and structured awareness to your works, progressing from Expressive into Academic picture making. 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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CONTEMPORARY PAINTING – ABSTRACTION AND REPRESENTATION

April 29th at 18:30 to May 3rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Look at the relationship between Abstraction and Representation through the lens of Contemporary Painting. Using exercises, briefs, and tutorials, Steve will coax you to extend your responses to your chosen media and subject matter. Steve Humble (London www.highamhall.com/steve-humble) Residential: £402 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips)

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: BARGELLO

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

Easy small quilt or larger more intricate quilt - your choice. With help on hand for both beginner and more advanced. Enjoy a break with friendly quilters of all abilities. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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May 2019

ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Starting with basic skills, complete a Tutor-led portrait of a red squirrel. If you want to do your own animal using your own supplied images, Paul can give you any help, tips and guidance along the way. Beginners and improvers. See Paul's Tutor page for further examples of this kind of art. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 inc. All Materials

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A WEEKEND FOR HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

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

Friendly and relaxed, with music available for Harp (all abilities) and Flute (suggested level Grade 3 and above). Build confidence and reduce anxiety about performing. Opportunities for separate ensembles as well as a mixed gathering. After a free informal midday concert you will deserve your lunch! Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186

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GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION

May 3rd at 18:30 to May 5th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Why does Lake District topography vary so much from rolling Kendal foothill, to jagged Central Fell peak, to majestic yet rounded Skiddaw north mountain? Travel through almost 500 millon years of geological history - stories of ancient oceans, volcanoes, Himalayan-scale ranges, tropical seas, swamps, deserts and ice ages. Includes trips out with walking - bring boots and outdoor gear! N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day. Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath)…

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BILLY WILDER: MASTER DIRECTOR OF THRILLER, ROMANCE AND COMEDY

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

Three celebrated films directed by Billy Wilder to explore and enjoy: Double Indemnity (1944), The Apartment (1960), Kiss Me Stupid (1964). Investigate the odd brilliance of this Austro-Hungarian migrant who saw America with an outsider's insight. Ron Guariento (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/ron-guariento) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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BOOKBINDING AND RESTORATION

May 10th at 18:30 to May 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Old books are history and deserve TLC, so bring along at least three, (no larger than A4). Be guided through each process, learn techniques of paper repair and cover restoration using modern materials, keeping as much of the original as is practical. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (Materials at cost)

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RUSKIN LACE

May 10th at 18:30 to May 12th 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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A DAY OF T’AI CHI

May 11th 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

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CUMBRIA’S PAST: MORE FROM THE FILM ARCHIVE

May 12th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Archivists Andrew and Jim rake the archives once again for rare footage bringing Cumbria's past to life. As ever, a uniquely privileged insight into our local history. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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REFLECTIONS: PAINTING WATER IN WATER BASED MEDIA

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

Experiment with methods of painting techniques and apply paint with confidence, using traditional methods for portraying reflections and the water surface with a new vitality. Demos of painting dark pools, the glitter of the surface, lake and river scenes as you seek to add drama and interest in your work. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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WOVEN TAPESTRY DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 13th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Taster or Refresher. Come with no experience or bring work you want help getting back to. Looms will be ready-warped, and be shown how to weave simple shapes, mix colours and control your tension. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) £76 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments Louise has two courses following.

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: CAMOUFLAGE

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

More than meets the eye. Ways of weaving imagery concealed within design, exploring mixes to give sutle shifts of colour and lustre. Perfect for both beginners and experienced. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Also see TAPESTRY DAY, preceding, and OUTLINING, following)

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TRAVEL WRITING: CRAFTING YOUR STORY

May 14th at 18:30 to May 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore what makes good travel writing. Transform holiday jottings, make the most of a journal or start a travel blog. Write compelling articles to inspire. All you need is to love travel and be ready to try. Includes a short excursion out to somewhere to write about. Zoe Dawes (S.Cumbria www.highamhall.com/zoe-dawes) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. a little easy Field Trip)

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: OUTLINING

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

Outline an image within a tapestry using a woven line. Perfect for those with some experience. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (CAMOUFLAGE precedes)

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WILDLIFE WOODCARVING

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

Use various tools and techniques to create a finished bird, mammal or fish (Song Thrush, Crested Grebe, Swan, Owl, Otter, Stoat, Squirrel...) with suggestions on how to mount and display. Amaze yourself and develop a new rewarding hobby. For both novice and developing carvers. Ron Dickens (www.highamhall.com/ron-dickens) & David Harter (www.highamhall.com/david-harter) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186

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PHILOSOPHY: REVOLUTION

May 17th at 18:30 to May 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

During the Age of Revolution, Philosophy focused on social and political issues. In Britain, new Utilitarianism dominated and evolved with the Industrial Revolution, resulting, with Bentham's and Mill's efforts, in a liberal democracy. In France, it was different... Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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COME AND SING – PURELY FOR PLEASURE!

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

Singers of all levels of experience or inexperience are welcome to enjoy a varied repertoire of songs, folk-songs, shanties and others that have inspired people through the years. Splendid music to be shared for the sheer joy of it, even if you've not done so for a while! Do just the weekend (Friday-Sunday), if you need to. Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (Fri dinner to Mon lunch) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (Fri dinner to Sun lunch)

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CALLIGRAPHY: MODERN SCRIPTS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 17th at 18:30 to May 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop calligraphy skills with more modern scripts suitable for most uses such as greeting cards, invitations, notices, labels, short quotations, etc. Be guided step-by-step to produce high-quality work. For any level, including experienced. Materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 inc. materials

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Wished you could paint in oil? Create an oil painting on canvas in a day. Following a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet technique, learn as you go. End up with a completed canvas to take home. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £88 incl. all materials and lunch

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PASTEL, WATERCOLOUR AND CHARCOAL: GARDEN IMPRESSIONS

May 19th at 18:30 to May 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore exciting watercolour, pastel, charcoal and mixed-media painting with colourful and dynamic painting subjects all over our wonderful grounds. Also, two excursions (weather permitting) to Mirehouse's mature gardens and the lakeshore to paint and draw amidst dramatic Lakeland scenery. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £545 Non-residential: £388 (inc. Field Trips and Admissions)

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: YOUR OWN CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

May 19th at 18:30 to May 24th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Inspired by, and concurrent with, the major RHS event, whether beginner or experienced, work at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere with individual attention and demos. Try a variety of papers and many types of coloured pencils. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £323 (inc. Field Trip to Blackwell Arts and Crafts House)

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GOLDWORK

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

Goldwork covers all aspects of embroidery using metal threads and materials. Introducing beginners to the basic techniques and encouraging the experienced to develop their designs, everyone can work at their own pace with individual expert guidance throughout. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY follows.

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STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY

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

New students may enjoy the thrill of making a first piece and more experienced can develop skills, progressing towards Advanced with Projects to choose from. All abilities, from basic stitches developing through to freeform. Jane Matthews (ex-York Minster broderer) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 GOLDWORK precedes.

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MOBILE WATERCOLOURS THE MODERN WAY (MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO FIELD TRIPS)

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

*NEW* Produce satisfying art work just with Watercolour Pencils and Waterbrush. With a small range of well-chosen, quality colours provided, make powerful and expressive work on paper, outdoors and in the studio. Guided by Lionel, enjoy experimenting with just the minimum of equipment to make beautiful results. We will use the grounds and building as subject matter. For anyone. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314 inc. Materials

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

May 24th at 18:30 to May 26th 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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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – LATE SPRING

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

Spring is such an abundant season so join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some hidden horticultural gems of the Lake District. LIMITED NUMBERS. 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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THE ESSENTIALS OF AROMATHERAPY

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

*NEW* An educated introduction to the holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts (essential oils) to promote health and well-being. Includes a kit to use on the course so you can mix a blend for massage, a blend for the bath and a Gel to apply to the skin. Also will teach some simple massage techniques. No experience required. Mandy Beal (Warwickshire www.highamhall.com/mandy-beale) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. materials and certificate

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