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Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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December 2017

CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT HIGHAM

December 18th at 13:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come alone or with others. Enjoy a superb Higham 4 course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall Lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. For two days only: Monday 18th December & Tuesday 19th December 2017 at 1pm Melon Cocktail with Cassis Sorbet (v) or Vegetable Soup & Crusty Roll (v) Roast Turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce or Seasonal Nut Roast (v) All served with Seasonal Vegetables Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce or Red Berry Cheesecake &…

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CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT HIGHAM

December 19th at 13:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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On this day (Tuesday 19th) , anyone coming on their own is welcome to join 'Mr & Mrs Principal' on their table for intelligent banter and high quality cracker jokes! Inform us on booking if you dare take up this offer. Come alone or with others. Enjoy a superb Higham 4 course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall Lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. For two days only: Monday 18th December & Tuesday 19th December 2017 at 1pm…

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SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING HOGMANAY

Friday December 29, 2017 at 18:30 to Monday January 1, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Bring in New Year with fellow Scottish Country Dancers. For regular dancers with at least 3 years’ SCD experience, good working knowledge of traditional steps and formations to improve technique. Morning classes (optional afternoon sessions), evening social dances culminating in a Hogmanay Dinner and Ball. Mervyn Short & Maureen Haynes with musician George Meikle Residential: £303 Non-residential: £212

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January 2018

GLOBE TO GLOBE: A HISTORY OF MUSIC ASSOCIATED WITH SHAKESPEARE Pt2 (1800-1995)

Friday January 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 7, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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In the C19th & C20th, we find the Bard translated and thus attracting attention from continental composers with full concert pieces and operas. We will investigate Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Wagner, Verdi et al. who fell under his spell. Shostakovich, Walton took on filmic challenges. Finally, we almost come full circle with performances seeking to recreate the Elizabethan era by theatres such as the RSC, particularly with the opening of the new Globe. A roller-coaster tour to fascinate and enlighten. Julian Williamson…

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ARTISTS’ STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR)

Friday January 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 7, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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By request, for all you experienced artists to spend a Higham weekend in the Studio free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! Tutor-less, but worked so well last year with students sharing time together. SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £199 Non-residential: £125

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT SPECIAL)

Friday January 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday January 8, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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In tones and shades of neutral colours, this relies very much on texture and 3D effects - one of its most endearing qualities. Combine a variety of hand-embroidered stitches with a selection of mixed-media techniques to create delightful hand-stitched embroidery. All levels welcome from total beginners to more experienced. Stitch a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own designs. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Followed…

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WINTER WATERCOLOURS

Sunday January 7, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 10, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Total beginner or developing artist, be inspired to use watercolours to their full potential with demos, paint-alongs and individual tuition to develop skills and confidence. Produce an amazing amount of quality work! Beginners upwards. Mike Dobson MBE (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-dobson) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT SPECIAL)

Monday January 8, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday January 11, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come and explore hand embroidery. This course is suitable for all levels, from those brand new to embroidery to the more experienced stitcher. There will be different designs to choose from including Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork or bring your own project to stitch and get helpful advice and guidance throughout the course. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Preceded by another course - combine the two and you…

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: ROOTS, SHOOTS & LEAVES

Monday January 8, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Winter has plenty of alternative choices and is a chance to study the more unusual. Roots: Different shaped bulbs with root systems about to flower, seasonal root vegetables. Shoots: Different colours & textures of twigs – some in flower, bulb shoots about to flower. Leaves: Evergreens and leafy Brassicas abundant at this time. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £571 Non-residential: £399

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL) EXTRA COURSE

Thursday January 11, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come and explore hand embroidery. This course is suitable for all levels, from those brand new to embroidery to the more experienced stitcher. There will be different designs to choose from including Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork or bring your own project to stitch and get helpful advice and guidance throughout the course. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Preceded by the 2 original courses - THIS EXTRA COURSE…

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REIKI SHARE WEEKEND RETREAT

Friday January 12, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* For Reiki practitioners of any level, this calm escape is designed for carefully-guided renewal and refreshment. Limited spaces. Mandy Beal (Warwickshire www.highamhall.com/mandy-beal) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Complements our REIKI I weekend & our REIKI II weekend.

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

Friday January 12, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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 (Professional Upholsterer N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 (Materials at cost)

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EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING (LIVE MODEL)

Sunday January 14, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Push your creative boundaries with the human form. Expand your mark-making and challenge your interpretation, at the same time reinforcing all the essential fundamentals. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/catherine-macdiarmid) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: ATTRACTIVE C19th SYMPHONIES

Sunday January 14, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A stroll through Schubert’s Unfinished; Mendelssohn’s Italian; Bruckner’s Romantic; Tchaikovsky’s fateful 4th; Franck’s D minor; Dvořák’s joyous 8th; a suitable finale, Sibelius' 2nd. Each Symphony carefully selected for its attractive melodic appeal. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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EXPRESSIONISM! A WORKSHOP WITH CERI ALLEN

Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday January 19, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore vibrant works of 'Der Blaue Reiter', namely Marc, Münter, Macke, Klee and Kandinsky. Be inspired to be more expressive with shape and colour to paint more dynamically. Exploit the expressionists’ inspiration and the significance of colour to further your artistic ideas. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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CROCHET FOR A DAY: BROOMSTICK

Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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An easy-to-produce lacy crochet style ideal for working non-smooth yarns into beautiful accessories or tops. Once a variety of basic loops is known, it is adventure time discovering Broomstick's potential! Pauline Turner (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/pauline-turner) £62 including lunch & refreshments 1st of 3 consecutive days, attendable separately. Book all 3, save £30.

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CROCHET FOR A DAY: TUNISIAN

Thursday January 18, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Using a long or extended hook can quickly create a versatile, reversible fabric suitable for any knitting or crochet project. Its canvas-look on one side lends itself to cross-stitch. Learn the basics by lunch and expand on techniques in the afternoon. Perfect for newbies as well! Pauline Turner (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/pauline-turner) £62 including lunch & refreshments 2nd of 3 consecutive days, attendable separately. Book all 3, save £30.

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CROCHET FOR A DAY: FREEFORM

Friday January 19, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Put those little bits together to form something beautiful. Try different crochet methods in a 'play day' with yarns and colours, alongside learning useful techniques. Pauline Turner (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/pauline-turner) £62 including lunch & refreshments. 3rd of 3 consecutive days, attendable separately. Book all 3, save £30.

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ENAMELLING WEEKEND

Friday January 19, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 21, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Work on copper, silver or steel, making enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Skills include types of enamel application, kiln use, control and safety. Silver & gold foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners also welcome. Materials from tutor (£5-£20 dependent upon project). Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 ENAMELLING WEEK follows.

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RUSKIN LACE

Friday January 19, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 21, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £10 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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IMPRESSIONIST WINTERS – OILS (WATERBASED OR SPIRIT)

Friday January 19, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 21, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Celebrate the beauty of winter as depicted in the works of Monet and his circle. The course will look at the methods of Monet and Alfred Sisley in particular with the opportunity to adapt their styles and techniques into your own piece of work. Participants require at least two years experience in oil painting. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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PEN, INK & PASTEL: ‘INTO STILL LIFE’ INSIGHTS & FUNDAMENTALS

Sunday January 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday January 26, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This 1st part* welcomes beginners, though more experienced artists will derive significant benefit too. Initially we will explore how technique in the media influences how our 'mark-making' can define the subject of Still Life through Composition & Layout and how to achieve accurate shape, elipse and volume in our 'Table Top Landscapes'! Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £499 Non-residential: £344 *1st of our 3 Masterclass PEN, INK & PASTEL programme, designed to guide artists swiftly from basic to advanced…

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ENAMELLING WEEK

Sunday January 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday January 26, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Four full days for time-consuming techniques (etching, advanced cloisonné, plique à 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, or silver art clay on enamel. Beginners or more experienced enamellers. Materials from Tutor (£5-£30 dependent upon project) Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £465 Non-residential: £305 A WEEKEND precedes.

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ART APPRECIATION: ENGLISH PAINTING

Monday January 22, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This course traces the most important developments in English painting from the age of Hogarth in the C18th to the late Victorian era, concentrating on the major artists of the period including Reynolds, Constable, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites. Dr Colin Bailey F.S.A.(East Lothian www.highamhall.com/colin-bailey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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PUSH YOUR BOUNDARIES – WATERCOLOUR DAY

Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Minimal line, work to create focus, warm or cool colour, where and when. Implied rather than stated. Tonal values are important to emphasise your point, draw the viewer into your subject to explain your intention. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments 1st of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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LET’S BE BRAVE – WATERCOLOUR DAY

Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Minimal detail, maximum impact, composition and structure. Define your work. Brian will help you to explore and explain complimentary colours create harmony and hold interest. Let’s stretch boundaries to create new and interesting work. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments 2nd of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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PHILOSOPHICAL LITERATURE

Friday January 26, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 28, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Lectures and debate on a selection of literature chosen for its incendiary philosophical ideas. Consider texts in context, delve into thought provoking passages, and question accepted ideas in society. Texts include: Kafka's The Trial, Herman Hesse's The Glass Bead Game and Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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SINGING FOR THE TONE DEAF

Friday January 26, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 28, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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If you were ever told NOT to sing when at school, or have just been put off through fear, this is for you! First timer or seasoned warbler, we'll enjoy plenty of songs together, and help you to sing (even) better! Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

Friday January 26, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 28, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Bobbin lacemaking - ever wanted to know how to make, or wish to return to, this beautiful craft, do you have a lace pattern and need a bit of advice starting or finishing a particular project etc? Well, this is the course for you. All abilities, including complete beginners, welcome. Basic materials available from tutor at cost (£5 -£10 approx.) Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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BRIDGE: SLAMS FOR IMPROVERS

Sunday January 28, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 31, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Have difficulty finding slams? This course teaches how to find them and stay out of slams that are unlikely. Suitable for players who have some experience and wish to improve. There will be time to practise and get used to a number of helpful techniques in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere led by an experienced tutor. Pairs or singletons welcome as a host will be available. NEW TUTOR: John Duxbury ((Fylde www.highamhall.com/john-duxbury) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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3D FELT BAGS & VESSELS MASTERCLASS

Monday January 29, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 31, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Create a 3D felt vessel and or bag using the wet felting technique to create a seamless hollow form which can be adapted into a bag or vessel. Make your own template from a plastic resist. No experience necessary. Masterclass with limited spaces. Debbie Lucas (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/debbie-lucas) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 (Materials at cost c£20)

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COLOURED PENCILS: WINTER GARDEN

Monday January 29, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday February 2, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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There are many interesting things in the winter garden to illustrate. Beautiful leaves, twigs and seed heads make beautiful illustrations for the botanical artist. Using coloured pencils, learn how to capture the intricacies of such subject with an RHS Gold Medal botanical artist. Suitable for beginners and intermediates. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288 Followed by another Janie's PET PORTRAITS course - attend both, save £30

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Wednesday January 31, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday February 2, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Use skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments. No drawing skills or experience necessary as there will be a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters, to choose from. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £240 Non-residential: £174 inc, all materials Toni's development course follows - attend both, save £20.

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February 2018

REIKI II WEEKEND

Friday February 2, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday February 4, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* For practitioners with Reiki I, this is the next formal stage. Limited spaces. Mandy Beal (Warwickshire www.highamhall.com/mandy-beal) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Follows REIKI I from 20/10/17. We also have a REIKI SHARE Weekend.

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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Friday February 2, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday February 4, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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More advanced illumination techniques: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, learn to lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Plenty of practical tips on mastering this rewarding technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £240 Non-residential: £174 inc, all materials Toni's Introduction course precedes - attend both, save £20.

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COLOURED PENCILS: PET PORTRAITS

Friday February 2, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday February 5, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Most people have a favourite animal or a precious pet. Learn how to capture our furry friends using coloured pencils, together with some amazing techniques that will help make your illustrations look amazingly realistic. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 Preceded by Janie's WINTER GARDEN - attend both, save £30

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PASTEL: BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS – HIGHLAND COW (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Sunday February 4, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A specialist introduction to pastels, within the context of executing a (tutor-selected) animal portrait. Step by step guidance as you each work towards a finished quality piece. Bring just yourself, take home your very own pastel cow portrait, with framing tips. Ideal if you've never tackled an animal face in this medium. NEW TUTOR: Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243 inc. all materials

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GEOLOGY OF ENGLAND

Monday February 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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The geological history of England spans almost 700 million years of time and is renowned for its great diversity of rocks and landscapes. Come on an exciting journey that will encounter catastrophic volcanoes, long-lost oceans and rivers of ice. Classroom-based, with one short excursion if weather OK. Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £167 GEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND follows - attend both, save £25.

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LANDSCAPES & SEASCAPES IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER

Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday February 9, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Learn from one of the finest contemporary seascape artists with a passion for the wonderfully expressive medium of pastel that she also uses to stunning effect in her portraits. See demos throughout the course, with support for beginners and encouragement for more experienced with demanding yet supportive critiques to enable everyone to reach their potential. Eileen Gardner (Fife www.highamhall.com/eileen-gardner) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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GEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND

Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday February 9, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Scotland has had an extremely eventful geological history for a country of its size and this is reflected in its vast array of geological features. Come on this course and discover some of the oldest rocks on our planet. Classroom-based, with one short excursion if weather OK. Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £167 GEOLOGY OF ENGLAND precedes - attend both, save £25.

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SKETCHBOOK WINTER SAFARI

Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday February 9, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Observe & record a little winter Lakeland (trust us, 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. A fun course for anyone including a slide talk about famous artists’ sketchbooks. Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £172 inc. Field Trips & tea stops.

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DRAWING MADE EASY

Friday February 9, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday February 11, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Relaxed & friendly for beginners and improvers. Learn the 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: £228 Non-residential: £162 Vicki's DEMO follows.

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W.B. YEATS: THE HIGH-WATER MARK

Friday February 9, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday February 11, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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In 1928, now sixty-two and a senator of the Irish Free State, W.B.Yeats published 'The Tower'. This is by common consent his greatest collection of poetry, containing some of the finest utterances of the twentieth century. It will be the main focus of the weekend, and we shall relate it to Yeats's life, his beliefs, his work in the theatre, and the momentous times through which he lived. David Lindley (www.highamhall.com/david-lindley) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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NEW YEAR YOGA RETREAT (WEEKEND)

Friday February 9, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday February 11, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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. Anne McDarby (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-mcdarby) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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DEMO & TEA: A LANDSCAPE IN OILS

Sunday February 11, 2018 at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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 which will have both aesthetic and educational value. Vicki Norman (Shropshire artist www.vickinormanstudio.com) £16 including refreshments Vicki's OILS course follows.

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

Sunday February 11, 2018 at 16:30 to Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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 11 Mar. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £167

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OILS

Sunday February 11, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A comprehensive course for those who wish to master painting techniques in oils through a relaxed, methodical approach to this versatile painting medium. Dispel the many myths and misconceptions about using oils. Suitable 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: £319 Non-residential: £223 Vicki's afternoon DEMO precedes - recommended as an introduction to this.

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GET WEAVING! DESIGN YOUR OWN TARTAN

Sunday February 11, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Know a little bit about weaving or absolute beginner, this is a perfect introduction. Design your own tartan, then dress the loom and weave a scarf in your very own colour combination. Jan will cover all the technical information to set up the 4 shaft Ashford table looms you will be weaving on.£15 max for all yarns payable to tutor. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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SKETCHING ATMOSPHERIC SKIES AND WEATHER

Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday February 16, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Shake off the winter blues and draw outside in the Lake District weather-world. Taking our chances with sunshine or showers, engage authentically with the feeling as well as the look of mountain skies in winter on 3 sketching expeditions. 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: £334 Non-residential: £238 inc. Field Trips

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FAITH, FIRE AND REBELLION: DISSOLUTION & REFORMATION

Wednesday February 14, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday February 16, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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When Henry VIII, wanting a new wife/male heir, found his divorce foundering on a rock of papal intransigence, he resolved to dissolve the monasteries and adopt Anne Boleyn’s Protestantism. Henry veered between Rome & Canterbury, and full reformation wasn’t achieved until the reign of daughter Elizabeth. The 'stripping the altars’ proved traumatic, especially Northwards, where a major rebellion, the Pilgrimage of Grace, came very close to toppling the Tudors. John Sadler (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/john-sadler) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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20TH CENTURY ENGLISH ROMANTICS’ PAINTING WORKSHOP

Wednesday February 14, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday February 16, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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England has produced some of the most Romantic painters of nature: the elements; the landscape and ancient buildings. Consider the likes of Paul Nash, John Piper and Graham Sutherland and the way our Fair Isle has inspired them. Use the immediate landscape surrounding Higham Hall or your own choice of subject matter for Studio work. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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WRITING FICTION: DIALOGUE AND READING AS A WRITER

Friday February 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday February 19, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This is a residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers who are interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Consisting of lectures on writing exercises and individual tutorials, the course offers 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: £319 Non-residential: £223

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ART WEEKEND WITH FRANCES WINDER: WINTER LANDSCAPES

Friday February 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday February 18, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Expand your experimental work, build up texture and surface on paintings using winter landscapes for inspiration: rocks, mountains, water and the structure of trees, shrubs and built elements. Look at limiting colour and dramatic colour schemes to add drama, representing the spirit of the landscape. Representational in character, your landscape work also may be expressively abstract. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

Friday February 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 20, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £413 Non-residential: £288

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: WAGNER’S RING – AN INTRODUCTION (DVD EXTRACTS)

Sunday February 18, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 20, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Teased and rejected by the beguiling Rhinemaidens, Alberich, a devious dwarf from Nibelheim, steals the Rhine gold and sets in motion Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Each new drama adds characters and depth to the saga: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, with an enlarged orchestra as the central story-teller using a web of memorable leitmotives to bring diversity and unity to Wagner’s vast structure. Power, deception, wisdom, innocence, lust, greed, revenge and murder all feature; plus redemptive love, best represented…

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WINTER INTO SPRING: LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

Monday February 19, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday February 22, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A new approach to landscape combining the impact of ink with the softness and subtlety of coloured pencil. You will practise techniques for working in ink and mark making, as well as coloured pencil methods including blending, embossing and lifting out. The two media will then be integrated to build up a harmonious image. The end of winter is the perfect time, when the stark outlines of branches and twigs contrast with the soft blur of new foliage. Say…

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DALI, PICASSO, HOCKNEY & DUCHAMP

Tuesday February 20, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday February 23, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Enjoy a visually-rich treasure trove as Adrian presents four of the greatest artists of the modern era. Discuss why everyone, not just artists, should at least take account of the unique way they each represent life and their respective appeal, supported by some film. Adrian Sumner (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/adrian-sumner) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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THE ICE AGE & ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

Tuesday February 20, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday February 23, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* 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, whether you’ve studied an 'ology or not. Explore remarkable terrain on our doorstep! NEW TUTOR: Dr. Peter Wilson (Ulster www.highamhall.com/peter-wilson) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. Minibus…

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PHOTOGRAPHY DAY: SWITCH IT TO MANUAL!

Wednesday February 21, 2018 at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Take the plunge and set your camera to manual control! Covers the basics of getting the amount of light correct (exposure) and how these controls can be used creatively. Weather permitting, use Higham Hall estate to put some theory into practise. Ideally bring a digital SLR camera that allows manual exposure control (check your camera’s booklet!). Stuart Colgate (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/stuart-colgate) £62 incl. lunch & refreshments

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

Friday February 23, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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See 4 Oct. NEW TUTOR: Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £72 including materials, lunch & refreshments A WEEKEND course with another tutor, Marion Wilson follows.

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SHAKESPEARE’S REBELLIOUS WOMEN: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW AND MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Friday February 23, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday February 25, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Chase away the winter blues by exploring two of Shakespeare's most popular comedies through a mix of lectures, DVD clips and group discussion. We will concentrate particularly on the feisty heroines of these plays, looking also at how society tries to control their rebellious instincts and how their apparently more biddable 'sisters' challenge the system by other means. NEW TUTOR: Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ASPECTS OF ASTRONOMY

Friday February 23, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday February 25, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore what is up in the sky. Try out simple equipment and hear what we know about the Universe. Discover exciting things currently happening in the heavens. Advice will be given on the use of binoculars or small telescopes – if you have them, bring them. We hope for telescope views of the Sun, Moon (weekend specially chosen) and famous star clusters and nebulae. No experience required. Dr. David Clarke (former Observatory Director, Glasgow Uni www.highamhall.com/david-clarke) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: SPRING FLOWERS

Friday February 23, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday February 25, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*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: £228 Non-residential: £162 Preceded by a TRY FOR A DAY course with tutor Lis Bramwell.

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RAKU POTTERY WORKSHOP

Sunday February 25, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday March 2, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £510 Non-residential: £354 inc. potter's Field Trips & admissions.

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ALAN BARNES JAZZ MASTER CLASS

Sunday February 25, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday March 1, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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. Contact Len Phillips before enrolling: 01322 521 515/07904 037 647 lenphillips@btinternet.com Residential: £470 Non-residential: £330

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NEEDLEFELTED ANIMALS OR JEWELLERY

Sunday February 25, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Using a felting needle is artistic, amazingly therapeutic and within all capabilities. Be guided to create characterful pieces to decorate or adorn. No previous skills required, but those with an artistic eye may discover another way to express their work! Lana Norman (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lana-norman) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ABSTRACTING FROM THE LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday March 2, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Often a beautiful piece of art can emerge from just a small section of a larger photograph. This course aims to change the way you perceive the landscape; allows you to develop abstract yet meaningful works by focusing on individual sections of a larger image. Develop confidence in pattern, colour, composition and mood, creating work that still has relevance to its source. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243 inc. all materials

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March 2018

WALKING STICKS WITH HANDLES OF WOOD & ANTLER

Friday March 2, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday March 4, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Use traditional tools, techniques and methods, learn how to produce 2 different walking sticks to take home. Includes handle and cap shaping, peg joint making (to join the handle to the shank) preparing for polishing, shank dressing and finishing. Also remember, these are works of art that you will have created! NEW TUTOR: Stuart Lawrence (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/stuart-lawrence) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Materials £30 per stick from Tutor.

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY WEEKEND

Friday March 2, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday March 4, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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In tones and shades of neutral colours, this relies very much on texture and 3D effects - one of its most endearing qualities. Combine a variety of hand-embroidered stitches with a selection of mixed-media techniques to create delightful hand-stitched embroidery. All levels welcome from total beginners to more experienced. Stitch a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own designs. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Join Angie's EASTER EMBROIDERY EXTRAVAGANZA 30 Mar.

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RECORDER PLAYING: NEXT STEPS

Friday March 2, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday March 4, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ADVANCED WIND CHAMBER MUSIC DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

Sunday March 4, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday March 8, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A course for wind players of diploma standard (i.e. above grade 8), working in detail on original wind chamber repertoire for large and smaller ensembles, tutored by Laurence Perkins. There will be an informal concert performance (free) at 11:15am on the last day of all three works. We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £285 All applications to be made initially through Laurence to…

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EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY

Sunday March 4, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Poetry has a very long history embedded in human life, ranging from religious ritual to popular culture. Poets can be the first to capture experience (the great war) or reflect on the wider perceptions of human nature and society, from short sonnet to long epic. Explore the range and vitality of different periods, genres, and writers through short lectures and discussions. Texts provided. A treat for existing and future poetry lovers! NEW TUTOR: Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential:…

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BIG COLOUR, BIG STROKES IN WATER COLOUR & MIXED MEDIA

Sunday March 4, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday March 8, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Mixed Media workshop on paper, which includes some acrylics combined with different and exciting subjects each day. For adventurous painters only - not for beginners. Hazel Lale (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/hazel-lale) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday March 9, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £228 Non-residential: £162

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AN INFORMAL (& FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

Thursday March 8, 2018 at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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You and any friends are invited to enjoy this hour-long concert given by diploma-standard players (i.e. above grade 8) who will be completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. It would be good to have a little audience for this informal event which will be of an exceptional standard, being held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs!

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BOOKBINDING: THE ST CUTHBERT GOSPEL (MODEL BINDING)

Thursday March 8, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday March 11, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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The C7th manuscript copy of St John's Gospel (the oldest European book) was buried alongside St Cuthbert on Lindisfarne around 698AD. Make a larger version of this pocket-sized binding, sew sections together, prepare wood boards, create the design using hemp cord and pieces of leather, sew Coptic headbands, cover in leather and decorate with blind tooling. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 (Materials at cost c£30)

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FRENCH & BELGIAN FILM

Friday March 9, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday March 11, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For cinéphiles and/or language buffs of all abilities. A relaxed viewing of three stimulating films in French (with subtitles), enlightening discussions in both English and French. Le Hérisson (2009) auth: Muriel Barbery, dir: Mona Achach Les Rivières Pourpres (2000) auth: JC Grangé, dir: Mathieu Kassovitz Incendies (2010) auth: Weydi Mouawad, dir: Denis Villeneuve Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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RUSKIN LACE

Friday March 9, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday March 11, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £228 Non-residential: £162 Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

Sunday March 11, 2018 at 16:30 to Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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 11 Feb. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £167

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RUSKIN LACE

Sunday March 11, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £228 Non-residential: £162 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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WAKEN THE VOICE

Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday March 16, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Now extended to three nights, a small, friendly and positive environment for novice singers with opportunities for expert 1:1 tuition. Develop the art of bel canto (beautiful singing) both solo and in chorus, with selective exercises for freeing and colouring the voice. Gain the confidence to happily sing with a voice unique only to you. Select a song you'd like for your 1:1. Limited spaces. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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MOSAIC WORKSHOP (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday March 16, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Craft a mosaic plaque (e.g.House Name, Number or a suggested design) reflecting your own memories or interests suitable for outside. Plenty of time to be guided to create a personal & unique piece. Sue Stevens (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sue-stevens) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243 inc. all materials

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MOODY LANDSCAPES IN OIL PASTELS

Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday March 16, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore ways of creating atmospheric subjects with oil-based pastel. If you have used only chalk-based pastels before, this is a chance to explore a different medium with different techniques. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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PUBLISHING WITHOUT VANITY: HANDS-ON SELF-PUBLISHING TODAY

Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday March 16, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Let a professional give you confidence to self-publish, avoiding expensive pitfalls of traditional routes. Gain the knowledge to go as far as comfortable yourself and where to look for the right help, if needed. Familiarise yourself with the principles of book and cover design and how to prepare for uploading to self-publishing websites. Bring your computer/tablet if you wish. NEW TUTOR: Paul Johnson (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-johnson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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RECORDER CONSORT WEEKEND

Friday March 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday March 18, 2018 at 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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An opportunity for recorder players to enjoy a weekend of mostly one-to-a-part consort playing, in anything from four to twelve parts, and to discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but we may extend into some 20th century music too. (Coincides with the Viol Weekend, so we are planning for some interplay!) Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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VIOL CONSORT WEEKEND

Friday March 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday March 18, 2018 at 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Now in its second year at Higham, this friendly course (for all standards except beginner) will focus on consorts by Thomas Lupo, Alphonso Ferrabosco and John Ward. For those who wish there can be some interaction with the recorder course running alongside. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW? (EPISTEMOLOGY)

Friday March 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday March 18, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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The branch of philosophy that deals with the theory of knowledge is known as epistemology. Examine various epistemological theories, enjoying an exploration of philosophers such as Hume and Wittgenstein, as we attempt to answer the question of the title: HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW? Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

Friday March 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday March 18, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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 (Professional Upholsterer N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 (Materials at cost)

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TALK & TEA: WHAT IS THE POINT OF RELIGION IN A SECULAR AGE?

Sunday March 18, 2018 at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Commonly regarded as outdated, how can Religion be intellectually justified when many scientists deny its cognitive claims and refute the reality of spirituality? Yet our age is not settling down to a comfortable unbelief, and secularisation may open up new possibilities for faith and different futures for Religion. NEW TUTOR: Trevor Pitt (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/trevor-pitt) £16 including refreshments

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BOLD EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE ACRYLIC MIXED MEDIA

Sunday March 18, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday March 23, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Taking direct influence from the Lakeland Landscape itself outdoors and in the studio, explore a wide variety of painting & drawing techniques with an expressive approach. Importantly, a need to be adventurous is a pre-requisite of this exciting art holiday with Robert to further develop your own personal style. For any artist with previous painting experience (sorry, not beginners) seeking a more contemporary approach using mixed-media - b/w mixed drawing media, acrylic inks, acrylics and oil pastels on different surfaces.…

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PIANO WORKSHOP

Sunday March 18, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For up to ten players* of Grade 7 & 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: £233 Non-residential: £167

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CREATE MOOD LIGHT AND ATMOSPHERE – ACRYLIC MASTERCLASS

Monday March 19, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Using both brush and palette knife, fingers, thumbs and any other tool that might be appropriate! Warm or cool colour, detail or not, suggestion is always better than making a statement. Further your skills and join Brian. Masterclass with limited spaces. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £77 includes lunch & refreshments 1st of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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STREET LIFE AND FIGURES – ACRYLIC MASTERCLASS

Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Tackle this challenging subject with Brian who will guide you through to a successful conclusion. Perspective and form stripped back and explained. Masterclass with limited spaces. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £77 includes lunch & refreshments 2nd of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT

Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday March 23, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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We will be making a large star block with the option of foundation piecing smaller stars as well. Patterns are all included with the course. You can be sure of a warm and friendly atmosphere. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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ART OF BLOOMSBURY WORKSHOP DAY 1 OF 2

Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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With inspiration from this colourful early C20th group of artists, explore ideas about shape, pattern, colour and the importance of composition. ‘The Bloomsbury Group were amongst the first British Artists to incorporate Post-impressionist ideas into their own works. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £62 includes lunch & refreshments Another DAY with Ceri follows. Attend both, save £10.

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ART OF BLOOMSBURY WORKSHOP DAY 2 OF 2

Thursday March 22, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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With inspiration from this colourful early C20th group of artists, explore ideas about shape, pattern, colour and the importance of composition. ‘The Bloomsbury Group were amongst the first British Artists to incorporate Post-impressionist ideas into their own works. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £62 includes lunch & refreshments Follows a first DAY with Ceri. Attend both, save £10.

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PENINSULAR WAR WEEKEND – WATERLOO: THE OLD WORLD AND THE NEW

Friday March 23, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday March 25, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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With the battle bicentenaries behind us we turn to the bigger picture, and place the Peninsular War in its global context. We look at the North American conflicts of 1812, the Haitian revolt against Napoleon, and the demise of the Spanish Empire in South America. We study the development of army medical services post-Waterloo, and the career of a famous Wolf. Speakers: Paul Brunyee, Mick Crumplin, John Morewood & John Sadler Organised by the Waterloo Association www.highamhall.com/waterloo-association Residential: £236 Non-residential:…

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FRIENDS OF HIGHAM AGM 2018

Sunday March 25, 2018 at 12:30 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Members of the Friends are welcome to join us for the Annual General Meeting and lunch. There will be a welcome reception before the meeting at 1pm, a break for lunch half way through, and tea at the end. If you are traveling a distance, or even if you are not, why not stay over afterwards? (We've factored in space this year for some people to do this, after requests to do so last year - a see below). This…

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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

Sunday March 25, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday March 29, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £413 Non-residential: £288 (Materials at cost)

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WINDS OF CHANGE: POST-WAR BRITAIN 1945-1965

Monday March 26, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday March 28, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Britain emerged victorious but bankrupt from the Second World War and the next 20 years witnessed significant political and social change in British society and in Britain’s place in the world. In this course we will explore some of these political and social changes and their significance. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 NATIONAL SERVICE follows - attend both, save £25.

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