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Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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January 2020

THE BEST OF PUCCINI

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

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

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DEMO & TEA: A LANDSCAPE IN OILS

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

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

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FURTHER ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL

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

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

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OILS WITH VICKI NORMAN

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

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

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DRAWING MADE EASY WITH VICKI NORMAN

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

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

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

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

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

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

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

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

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ENAMELLING WEEKEND

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

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

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ENAMELLING WEEK

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

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

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ALAN BARNES JAZZ MASTER CLASS

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

Develop your jazz playing. How about five times British Award winning saxophonist Alan Barnes as tutor? You need to be able to read music, understand chords and preferably have rehearsal band experience. Limited spaces. Alan Barnes (www.highamhall.com/alan-barnes) (Saxophone/Flute/Piano) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £342

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE LESS TERRIFIED

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

A day for those who already consider themselves initiated (maybe following on from our FOR THE TERRIFIED course), wishing to go a step further. Slightly more ambitious in outcomes, still with gentle guidance. All materials still provided. Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £76 (inc. materials and lunch)    

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COLOURED PENCILS: BOTANICAL STILL LIFE

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

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

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PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY PAINTING THE FUTURE

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

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

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION

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

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

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February 2020

PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY CLIMATE CHANGE AND SPIRITUALITY

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

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

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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION

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

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

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COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL

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

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

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

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

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

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OILS WITH CERI ALLEN (4-NIGHT)

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

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

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SHAKESPEARE AS POET

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

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

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GEOLOGY OF ENGLAND

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

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

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

February 9th at 18:30 to February 11th 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 two 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 from 5 – 6pm on the arrival day. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) and Richard Muncey Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171 Also see 8 March.

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GET WEAVING! YOUR OWN TARTAN

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

For beginners and those wanting to develop their skill further. Design your own Tartan, then dress the loom. Weave a scarf in your own colour combination. Jan will cover all the technical information. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Yarns £15 max from tutor.

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ACRYLIC: CONFIDENT MARKS – EXPRESS YOURSELF

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

Acrylic allows Artists to use bold marks, employing strong pigments to create drama. Challenge yourself with Brian to develop your skills, expand your techniques and open your mind to further possibilities. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Brian’s three-night WATERCOLOUR COURSE follows – attend both courses, save £25.

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WATERCOLOURS TO YOUR NEXT LEVEL

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

Develop your skills, open your mind to a different approach. It’s only a piece of paper. Small quick and fast. The longer project. We will expand your horizon. Join Brian on the watercolour journey. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Follows Brian’s two-night ACRYLICS COURSE – attend both courses, save £25.

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DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS: WHO AM I, REALLY?

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

Facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, this course will support you to gain a deeper level of self-understanding through guided personal reflection and expression. Time will be made for group discussion, 1:1 reflection and individual silence. All welcome. Complete a very short questionnaire after booking, so tutor may contact you if needed. Ruth Bridges (Cumbria – Questionnaire available here: www.highamhall.com/ruth-bridges) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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NEW YEAR YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

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

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

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CARLISLE: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF A BORDER CITY

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

Carlisle offers a rich and varied legacy reflecting Celts, Romans, Border Reivers and invaders – evident in a wide variety of its historic building styles and collections. Enjoy fascinating and revealing guided walks and lectures with Bruce to indoor sites. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips and lunches out)

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WRITING FICTION: SECOND AND THIRD PERSON POINT OF VIEW AND THE EPIPHANY

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

For both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, exercises and individual tutorials with uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Opt out as you wish to continue work on an existing project, or attend all sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

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BRING ALL HEAVEN BEFORE MINE EYES: BRUCKNER AND MAHLER

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

Bruckner spent his composing lifetime writing symphonies dedicated to God. In his final three symphonies, nos.7,8 and 9, whole movements seem to stretch heavenwards. Mahler, from the next generation and a friend of Bruckner, tackled a similar vision in his second symphony, Resurrection. (Course title is inspired byJohn Milton). Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Chris Rodwell, Tim Shuker and Julian Williamson.

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PAINTING AND DRAWING THE LAND

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

Lake District landscape is perhaps at its most inspiring for artists in late winter. Explore its beauty and connect with it through sketching expeditions and studio painting using your choice: charcoal, watercolour, acrylics and/or oils. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £535 Non-residential: £378 (inc. Field Trips)

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PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

February 19th at 18:30 to February 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a wide range of techniques: woodcut (cutting in plankwood); engraving (on endgrain hardwood or plastic); drypoint (drawing on metal with steel); and etching, (using acid to etch on a zinc plate). Make handmade 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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BRITISH PRIME MINISTERS SINCE 1945

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

Post-war British Prime Ministers – some made a mark more than others. Consider how they came to power, how they operated in office, their departures and their individual legacies. Michael Dimambro (Co, Durham www.highamhall.com/michael-dimambro) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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SHAKESPEARE: AMBITION AND ASSASSINATION – MACBETH AND CAESAR

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

Investigate Shakespeare’s explorations of assassination and its consequences. Macbeth concentrates on the personal and psychological, Julius Caesar on the public and political: in both the outcome is disastrous. Discuss ambition, power, politics, marriage, fate, murder, manipulation, rhetoric, idealism, tyranny and much, much more. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 David Lindley’s SHAKESPEARE AS POET is 7 Feb.

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PAINTING THE MYSTIC FOREST

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

Capture the presence and beauty of trees in water-based pigments and explore the magic of the greenwood in a new light. Portray glimpses of forest folk, wildlife, Green Man or Woman and even dryads as they appear in the depth of the forest. Themes include: painting with light, colour explorations and the elemental forces of nature. All abilities. Tiana Marie (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tiana-marie) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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RAKU POTTERY WITH CHRIS BARNES

February 23rd at 18:30 to February 28th 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: £520 Non-residential: £363 (inc. Field Trip)

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PERFORMING: CONJURE YOUR CONFIDENCE!

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

*NEW* Learning some simple close-up and cabaret-style Magic is not only fun, but can develop useful performance and public speaking skills. A superb and unique way to overcome nerves, build confidence and add another string to your bow! Suitable for all. Chris Winnick (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-winnick) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (inc. materials)

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO PINTER

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

A Nobel Prizewinner, Harold Pinter was one of our most influential modern British dramatists. Darren will show you why he will continue to be so respected. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

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

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

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RE-ARRANGING YOUR PICTURES: COMPOSITION, COLOUR IN ACRYLICS

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

A short practical Art workshop looking specifically at the best ways to express yourself in painting by means of composition and colour. What can Colour say? How can composition help direct what you want to say? Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO PINTER

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

A Nobel Prizewinner, Harold Pinter was one of our most influential modern British dramatists. Darren will show you why he will continue to be so respected. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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March 2020

TRY FOR A DAY: EARLY DANCE

March 1st at 10:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Have a go at some simple Court Dances (e.g. Slow, stately Pavan, lively Galliard) from Elizabethan England and Renaissance Italy and an C18th Minuet. Easy for beginners upwards. Aspects of music, dance, costume and etiquette will be discussed. Not just for dancers, but also anyone interested in getting closer to music, drama and history. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) £66 (inc. lunch and refreshments) Ends with Tea.

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WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

March 1st at 18:30 to March 5th 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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WIND SERENADES: DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

March 1st at 18:30 to March 5th 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. 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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SKY AND SEASCAPE IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER

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

Work with one of our finest contemporary artists with a passion for the expressive medium of Pastel used to stunning effect. 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: £328 Non-residential: £229

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

March 1st at 18:30 to March 4th 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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DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

March 4th at 18:30 to March 6th 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: £233 Non-residential: £166

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ACRYLIC SEASCAPE

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

Paint a seascape using whatever acrylics, brushes, implements you are able to bring. Kara will guide you towards producing an admirable scene in employing a range of techniques to achieve realism and coherent tonal qualities for a coastal scene. Kara Strachan (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/kara-strachan) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (16"x20" canvas c£10)

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PATCHWORK QUILTING

March 5th at 18:30 to March 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy a long weekend making this quilt. Pretty, bold or bright, the choice is yours. Enjoy good food and company in fantastic surroundings. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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BOOKBINDING: LIBRARY STYLE

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

We focus on one significant change in the book structures of the C19th – emerging public use. Library-style Buckram binding is one of the most satisfying. Maximum support from head to tail and a combination of endpaper, spine lining and board allow it to stand alone, unsupported. Intermediate level. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials at cost)

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EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

March 6th at 18:30 to March 8th 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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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

March 8th at 18:30 to March 10th 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 two 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 from 5 – 6pm on the arrival day. Also see 9 February. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) and Heather Bills Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171

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SCULPTURE: FIGURATIVE AND THE FEMININE

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

*NEW* Be encouraged to see with your inner eye and create a 30cm figure or bust, inspired by imagination. No experience needed– a little rudimentary anatomy useful. More important is willingness to let the clay take you on a journey of discovey. NEW TUTOR: Christine Pike (Norfolk www.highamhall.com/ christine-pike) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239

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SKETCHING OUTDOORS, INDOORS!

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

*NEW* Pam will take you with your sketchbook to superb indoor places the weather can’t spoil, where you can sketch a variety of subjects including: Steamboats, Arts and Crafts, Scenery, Lakescapes etc. Minibus trips, through some incredible scenery, are to indoor, stimulating venues who will allow Higham in, some for lunch! Admissions included. Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips and Tea Stops)

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EMBROIDERY (THREE NIGHT)

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

Enjoy time to stitch with Angie's patient guidance. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Sampler (from tutor) to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (A weekend of CALICO follows)

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

March 12th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, taking pencils to capture the chorus and do short sketches. These will then be developed using watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £76 (inc. materials, lunch and refreshments) A repeat of 5 December. For next stage, LESS TERRIFIED, see 28 January.

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MAKE THE MOST OF WATERCOLOURS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

*NEW* Be guided as to how to make use of watercolours to achieve the essential elements for successful paintings. Get used to colourmixing, composition and different ways of achieving effects in a simple way, with time to experiment and develop various techniques. Just bring yourself! Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (inc. materials)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

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

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

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

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

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

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BOLD EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE ACRYLIC MIXED MEDIA

March 15th at 18:30 to March 20th 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 important to further develop your own personal style. For any experienced artist seeking a more contemporary approach using mixed-media: drawing, acrylic, ink and paint and oil pastel on different surfaces. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £363 (inc. Field Trips)

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JEWELLERY MAKING: POLYMER CLAY (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

*NEW* Create unique jewellery from polymer clay, exploring the numerous applications for this versatile, yet easy and safe medium. Develop techniques in colour, texture, embellishment and the wider applications in this hands-on creative workshop. For all. Susan Treweek (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/susan-treweek) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (inc. materials) Our JEWELLERY MAKING courses: SILVER CLAY 13 October; RINGS, BANGLES AND EARRINGS 12 December; ENAMELLING 24 January.

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PIANO WORKSHOP

March 15th at 18:30 to March 17th 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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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) SOLO PIANO CONCERT

March 17th at 11:30 to 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Offered by members of the PIANO WORKSHOP, with a range of music performed in the intimate atmosphere of our oak-floored Lecture Room. FREE ADMISSION

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MODERN ART ON LOCATION: THE ARTISTIC HERITAGE OF CUMBRIA

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

*NEW* Let Art Historian Elizabeth introduce you to some very special places to appreciate. These special places include scenes, residences and collections that inspired artists particularly in the C20th. A wonderful trip out could offer opportunities for photography and sketching for those so inclined. NEW TUTOR: Dr Elizabeth Fisher (www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-fisher) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £181 (inc. Field Trip)

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DEEPER INTO FICTION – FOR WRITERS

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

*NEW* Intended for more experienced (not for complete novice) Writers. Develop and refine essential elements of the writing process, including setting, character, structure, style and point-of-view. Practical exercises along with group and individual assessment and discussion. NEW TUTOR: Christopher Burns (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/christopher-burns) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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WILDLIFE FROM GRAPHITE TO COLOUR PENCIL (TWO TUTORS!)

March 19th at 18:30 to March 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A unique and innovative Wildlife Art course to explore both graphite and coloured pencils with not one, but two leading artists. A small project in graphite, then both graphite and coloured pencil and, finally, full colour. Two tutors (one graphite, one colour) allow for breadth and variation. NEW TUTORS: Karen Coulson and Mark Warner (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/karen-coulson-mark-warner) Residential: £412 Non-residential: £269

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VIOL CONSORT WEEKEND

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

Now in its fifth year at Higham, this friendly course (all levels except beginner) will focus on music by Orlando Gibbons and William Lawes with perhaps a look at some lesser known composers. For those who wish, there can be some interaction with the Recorder course running alongside. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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RECORDER CONSORT WEEKEND

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

Enjoy a weekend of mostly one-to-a-part Consort playing, in anything from three to eight parts and discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but may extend into some Baroque and the C20th. (Coincides with the VIOL WEEKEND, so some interaction may be possible.) Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £16

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VERSION FRANCAISE: TWO FILMS IN FRENCH (DAY)

March 22nd at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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

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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

March 22nd at 18:30 to March 26th 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. Covers 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 from Tutor)

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THE ICE AGE AND ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

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

Geological trips with some rough, possibly muddy, footpaths and a little elevation close to the road with evening lectures. View glacial landforms and features that have formed since the ice disappeared (screes, landslides, river terraces and floodplains, with landscape changes still happening today.) Suitable for all – prepare for walking and weather. Dr. Peter Wilson (Ulster www.highamhall.com/peter-wilson) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)

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SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN – ARCHITECT IN CONTEXT

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

Mathematician, Engineer, Architect: Wren stamped his genius and personality on late C17th Britain. From star gazing at Oxford in the 1650s to the dome of St. Paul's, spend some time in his company, exploring his legacy. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Michael Tunnicliffe’s CHURCH AND SOCIETY 1660 – 1714 follows. Attend bothsir, save £25.

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CHURCH AND SOCIETY 1660 – 1714

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

*NEW* The tempestuous times of the late Stuart monarchy: Charles II was a secret Catholic, James II an open Catholic, William III a Calvinist and only Queen Anne was a loyal Anglican. The Church of England was restored but a large group of Nonconformists were expelled and persecuted until toleration in 1689. Hoping for a Catholic monarchy, many joined the Jacobite cause. NEW TUTOR: Michael Tunnicliffe (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/ michael-tunnicliffe) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Preceded by Andrew Lacey’s SIR CHRISOPHER WREN…

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MAKE A FELTED LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

*NEW* A hands-on introduction to felt making. Create sample pieces to explore different ways of producing colour and texture on felt. Use these to design your own unique felt picture. No experience required. NEW TUTOR: Fiona Moir (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/fiona-moir) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (inc. materials)

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WATERLOO: BUILDING ARMIES, AND ARMIES BUILDING

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

The anniversaries this year are the Lines of Torres Vedras and Busaco. Other talks will examine the background, development and activities of some of the regiments, corps and armies who were to meet on the field at Waterloo. Speakers: Julian Spilsbury, Carole Divall, Dr Mark S Thompson and Jim Laidlaw Residential: £253 Non-residential: £196 Arranged in co-operation with The Waterloo Association www.waterlooassociation.org.uk

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CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

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

Work with (don't fight against) the fast-drying nature of acrylics and use mixed media to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings (from reference images of your Tutor's home on the Isle of Skye), layer by layer. For all levels to loosen up with a willingness to get paint on hands, possibly clothes! Marion Boddy-Evans (Skye www.highamhall.com/marion-boddy-evans) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £319

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THE IMPACT OF PARASITES ON HUMANS, ANIMALS AND PLANTS

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

*NEW* We discuss the nature of parasitises and identify a variety from protozoa to larger worms to very small viruses. Parasitic adaptation is fascinating so we consider their morphology and biochemistry, impact through disease and our attempts at control, even to influence other unfriendly organisms. Practical demo's with microscopes, film and diagnostic methods will be used. NEW TUTOR: John Kusel (Scotland www.highamhall.com/john-kusel) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Complements David Stott’s ORIGIN OF LIFE courses.

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SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS IN FIVE DAYS

March 29th at 18:30 to April 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* An intensive (but fun) course covering the basics to get by as a tourist. Order food and drink, go shopping, ask directions and pronounce paella correctly. No experience required, full notes provided. Without being fluent, you can still be ready to give it a go in some of the 20-plus countries where Spanish is the official language. NEW TUTOR: Eric Rayner (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/eric-rayner) SPECIAL PRICE – five nights for four) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (inc. materials)

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PHILOSOPHY: THE MYSTIQUE OF EXISTENTIALISM

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

Now Darren tackles the human condition that thinkers the likes of Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre dwelt upon and themselves influenced much that came after. We’ll try to avoid any angst! Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

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April 2020

SPRING ROMANTICS: MENDELSSOHN & SCHUMANN

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

As contemporaries, loyal friends and dedicated supporters of each other's music, Mendelssohn and Schumann brought a special freshness to their orchestral music in the first part of the C19th. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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CERAMIC RESTORATION: COLOUR MATCHING & REFRESHER

April 3rd at 18:30 to April 6th at 18:30
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: £335 Non-residential: £234

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OUR FINAL LOT: DEATH AND IMMORTALITY

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

"Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves - And Immortality" (Emily Dickinson) Not being morbid, we focus on C19th and 20th death and funerary practices: monuments, effigies, cemeteries and depitciton in art and literature, as well as the impact of religion, war and improved medical practices on commemoration. Danny Wells (Derbyshire www.highamhall.com/danny-wells) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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SINGING SOLO – NEXT STEPS

April 3rd at 18:30 to April 6th 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: £335 Non-residential: £234

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RUSKIN LACE

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

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

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WOODCARVING: RELIEF AND CREATIVE

April 6th at 18:30 to April 12th 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: £569 Non-residential: £385

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THE STORY OF FRENCH ART

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

This illustrated programme traces the development of French Art from the origins of the French Academy in the C17th until the State relinquished control of the Salon Exhibitions in the late C19th and then beyond. Formidable! Bertram Aitchison (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/bertram-aitchison) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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HOUSES AND GARDENS (3 NIGHT)

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

*NEW* With Louise, visit some wonderful gardens, enhancing some amazing buildings each with their own unique story. Lunch in some beautiful surroundings. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £365 Non-residential: £264 (inc. Field Trips and lunches out) We also offer LAKELAND GARDENS with Louise in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING (2 NIGHT)

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

Paint your chosen subject from the wonderful bulbs and spring 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: £248 Non-residential: £179 A 3-NIGHTER is in Sep.

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EASTER EMBROIDERY EXTRAVAGANZA (SPECIAL PRICE)

April 10th at 18:30 to April 13th at 08:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 10 Apr - 13:30 Mon 13 Apr 2020 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: £238 Non-residential: £169

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A2004PO LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND PAINTING PROGRAMME: BASIC

April 12th at 18:30 to April 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This Workshop* welcomes beginners, though more experienced Artists will derive significant benefit too. We will explore how 'Tissue Layering' Techniques influence our 'mark-making' and enhance our landscapes by introducing a tactile quality to our works. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £450 Non-residential: £299 *1st of 3 individual Workshops in Landscape Drawing & Painting progressing the ideas of 'Layered & Structured" surfaces; offering a continuum from basic to more advanced techniques. Each can be attended individually. Attend all…

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ARTISTS’ STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – 3 NIGHT)

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

18:30 Sun 12 Apr - 13:30 Wed 15 Apr 2020 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, inspired by the surroundings. Any media except Oils. VERY SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND PAINTING PROGRAMME: BASIC

April 12th at 18:30 to April 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 12 Apr - 13:30 Fri 17 Apr 2020 Layered Landscapes in Tissue, Acrylic, Pastel and Ink - Basic Introduction This Workshop* welcomes beginners, though more experienced Artists will derive significant benefit too. We will explore how 'Tissue Layering' Techniques influence our 'mark-making' and enhance our landscapes by introducing a tactile quality to our works. Bonding tissue to Art Papers prior to over-painting will introduce a dynamic structure to a traditional working method. Combining this with Layered Paint, Pastel…

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YOGA AND WALKING: SPRING

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

18:30 Mon 13 Apr - 13:30 Fri 17 Apr 2020 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 LateSummer. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £446 Non-residential: £314 (inc. Field Trips)

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MAKING YOUR OWN LANDSCAPE – LINE AND WASH

April 15th at 18:30 to April 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Wed 15 Apr - 13:30 Sun 19 Apr 2020 Explore creating your own Watercolour and Pen landscape or townscape: Sheer Flights of Fantasy, Castles in the Air, Escher-type Townscapes, Whimsy - yours to conjure! Play with ideas, get advice on technique. Previous experience can be minimal, just wish to create the Extraordinary with the Ordinary! Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

18:30 Fri 17 Apr - 13:30 Sun 19 Apr 2020 Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments (a small amount of lead is possible). No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £181 (inc. materials) Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows.

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JEWELLERY MAKING: SILVER CLAY (WEEKEND)

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

18:30 Fri 17 Apr - 13:30 Sun 19 Apr 2020 Make fine silver jewellery with the ease of working with Silver Clay - an amazing material. Make three pieces of stunning professionally-styled hallmarkable jewellery. Experienced students may work on their own projects. Tracey Spurgin (East Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/tracey-spurgin) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Materials from Tutor c£55 subject to silver prices)

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TALK & TEA: RESTLESS – THE PEOPLE WHO SETTLED NORTH AMERICA

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

14:00 - 16:30 Sun 19 Apr 2020 America was first settled by restless, ancient humans crossing the Bering Ice Bridge - Europeans would arrive later and, eventually, overspread the continent. This lecture examines the driving forces, the successes and failures on both sides of this 370 years of clashing cultures. Tom McMullen (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tom-mcmullen) £12 each including refreshments

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COLLAGE, PEN AND ACRYLIC WITH SUE FORD

April 19th at 18:30 to April 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 19 Apr - 13:30 Thu 23 Apr 2020 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. LImited Places. Sue Ford (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/sue-ford) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

18:30 Sun 19 Apr - 13:30 Tue 21 Apr 2020 More advanced illumination: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Practical tips on mastering technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Those who are already able to make and lay Gesso are welcome to work on their own projects with help and advice. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £181 inc. all materials Toni's INTRO TO…

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BIRD SONGS AND CALLS

April 20th at 18:30 to April 24th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 20 Apr - 9:00 Fri 24 Apr 2020 An alternative to LAKELAND BIRDS, with more emphasis on the aural characteristics of our feathered friends out in the field. Keith Offord (www.wildinsights.co.uk) Residential: £419 Non-residential: £274 (inc. Field Trips)

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