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

May 2020

BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: EARLY SUMMER FLOWERS

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

18:30 Sun 17 May - 9:00 Fri 22 May 2020 Early summer is an inspiring time to observe the newly emerging forms of flowers, leaves and blossoms with their fresh colour and surface textures. Consider which plants combine well for composition or concentrate on aspects of one plant to create an interesting study. Relaxed atmosphere, rotating individual attention so both beginners and experienced may work at their own pace. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christophercoulson) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £319

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THE LIFE AND WORK OF J. M. W. TURNER: MR TURNER EXPLAINED

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

18:30 Mon 18 May - 13:30 Wed 20 May 2020 Learn about the wonderful sketches and paintings of this exciting artist in the context of his life and times. Discover the paintings and stories featured in the recent film Mr Turner and consider whether the film was a fair reflection of the Turner we know about. Note: This is an ART APPRECIATION course and not a practical ART course. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £238 Non-residential:…

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WOODCARVING: WHITTLING AND CARVING WILDLIFE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

18:30 Mon 18 May - 13:30 Wed 20 May 2020 Use various basic tools and techniques to create a finished bird, mammal or fish (including Song Thrush, Great Crested Grebe, Owl, Otter, Squirrel...) with suggestions on how to mount and display. Amaze yourself and, perhaps, develop a rewarding hobby. For both novices and developing carvers. David Harter (www.highamhall.com/david-harter) Residential: £258 Non-residential: £189 (inc. materials)

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – LATE SPRING

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

18:30 Mon 18 May - 13:30 Fri 22 May 2020 Spring is such an abundant season, so join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens, some not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some hidden horticultural gems of the Lake District. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £471 Non-residential: £339 (inc. Admissions and Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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JEWELLERY MAKING: TORCH-FIRED ENAMEL BEADS

May 20th at 18:30 to May 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Wed 20 May - 13:30 Sun 24 May 2020 Every bead is unique! Experiment with different effects and colours for exciting necklace and earrings, or an unusual pendant. Thread professionally, use a variety of findings. Inspirational and fun for both existing beaders and newbies. Sharon Ford (Cambridge www.highamhall.com/sharon-ford) Residential: £446 Non-residential: £314 (inc. First bottle of MAPgas. Materials c£50 depending on project.)

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GOLDWORK

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

18:30 Wed 20 May - 13:30 Fri 22 May 2020 Goldwork covers all aspects of embroidery using metal threads and materials. Introducing beginners to the basic techniques and encouraging the experienced to develop their designs, everyone can work at their own pace with individual expert guidance throughout. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY follows.

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THE GIFT OF MENOPAUSE AND MID-LIFE

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

18:30 Fri 22 May - 13:30 Sun 24 May 2020 *NEW* An experiential weekend to facilitate understanding of female mid-life. Lina will challenge existing patriarchal limiting myths that can hold you back, offering her empowerment paradigm affirming wisdom and creativity. A professional, sensitive approach to enable you to consider this life stage in positive ways - through body, mind and spirit. NEW TUTOR: Lina Mookerjee (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lina-mookerjee) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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CALLIGRAPHY: MODERN SCRIPTS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

18:30 Fri 22 May - 13:30 Sun 24 May 2020 Develop Calligraphy skills with more modern scripts suitable for most uses such as greeting cards, invitations, notices, labels, short quotations, etc. Be guided step-bystep to produce high-quality work. For any level, including experienced. Materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £258 Non-residential: £189 (inc. Materials)

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STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY

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

18:30 Fri 22 May - 13:30 Sun 24 May 2020 New students may enjoy the thrill of making a first piece and more experienced can develop skills, progressing towards Advanced with Projects to choose from. All abilities, from basic stitches developing through to freeform. Jane Matthews (ex-York Minster broderer) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 GOLDWORK precedes.

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OUTDOOR SKETCHING: CONNECTING WITH YOUR SUBJECT

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

18:30 Sun 24 May - 13:30 Thu 28 May 2020 The North Lake District National Park offers a wide scope of beauty and a legacy you may connect with as an Artist. Join Lionel for guided Sketching expeditions and Studio work using your own preferred Media. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £451 Non-residential: £319 (inc. Trips)

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TEXTILE SELF-RUN WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – 3 NIGHT)

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

18:30 Sun 24 May - 13:30 Wed 27 May 2020 For experienced Embroiderers, Weavers and Sewers to take advantage of the airy space in our Lecture Room (at a bargain price!) developing your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! No tutor, but a chance for students to share ideas and mutual support, and maybe enjoy the stunning surroundings a little. SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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ART SELF-RUN WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – 3 NIGHT)

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

18:30 Sun 24 May - 13:30 Wed 27 May 2020 For experienced Artists to take advantage of the space 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. SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY – LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 28th at 09:30 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

9:30 - 17:00 Thu 28 May 2020 Create an Oil painting on canvas depicting a Landscape scene in a day. Follow a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet technique and learn as you go in a small group, so great for first timers or just a casual dip into the media. All materials provided. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £90 (inc. Materials and Lunch) Another Day (LANDSCAPES WITH WATER) follows

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY – LANDSCAPES WITH WATER (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 29th at 09:30 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

9:30 - 17:00 Fri 29 May 2020 Create an Oil painting on canvas depicting a Land and Water scene in a day. Follow a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet technique and learn as you go in a small group, so great for first timers or just a casual dip into the media. All materials provided. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £90 (inc. Materials and Lunch) Another day (LANDSCAPE) precedes.

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June 2020

BUTTERFLIES, MOTHS AND THE COUNTRYSIDE OF NORTH WEST CUMBRIA

June 1st at 18:30 to June 4th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 16:00 Thu 4 Jun 2020 For lovers of natural history and the countryside we will walk contrasting Cumbrian sites where conservation management has helped the habitats of rare butterflies inc. Marsh Fritillary, Mountain Ringlet, Small Blue and The Forester. Presentations and discussion will consider wider conservation issues. Chris Winnick with Claire Winnick (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-winnick) Residential: £350 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip; ends 4pm on the last day)

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BREAKING THE RULES OF WATERCOLOUR: MODERNISTIC, MAGICAL TREES

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

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 13:30 Fri 5 Jun 2020 For artists wishing to be less predictable, looking to modernise painting approaches and re-ignite painting passion. Explore ways of seeing and illustrating trees so your finished work expresses a little of the joy you perhaps could feel as a child, when imagination took you wherever you wanted to go. Jason Skill (Northumberland jason skil) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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GET WEAVING! COLOURS, TEXTURES AND PATTERNS

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

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 13:30 Thu 4 Jun 2020 Weave on a beautiful table top loom (provided), exploring the use of colour and textile. Learn how to follow and read weave patterns and, naturally, how to set the loom up! Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (Yarns £15 max from Tutor.)

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

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

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 13:30 Wed 3 Jun 2020 For Intermediate and Advanced French speakers to develop confidence and fluency in a friendly, structured but fun atmosphere. Activities: communication games, discussion, reading and listening to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films and songs. Formidable! Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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RUSKIN LACE

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

18:30 Wed 3 Jun - 13:30 Fri 5 Jun 2020 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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CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND PIANO

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

18:30 Fri 5 Jun - 13:30 Sun 7 Jun 2020 Some intense music-making for pre-formed string quartets or piano groups. Each should choose two works for special study and a large library will be available for exploration. Louise Latham with Mary Dainton (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louiselatham) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

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

18:30 Fri 5 Jun - 13:30 Sun 7 Jun 2020 Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just recover, 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: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Materials from Tutor)

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LAW AND ORDER IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND

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

18:30 Sun 7 Jun - 13:30 Tue 9 Jun 2020 A legal system had to be accessed, guilt determined and penalties given. Law was made by royal pronouncement and by the written word and new laws had to be transmitted. We shall explore examples of how justice was viewed and applied. The book needed for this course (Laws of the Earliest English Kings) is included to take home. Philip Holdsworth (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/philip-holdsworth) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £184 (inc. book required…

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LAKELAND BIRDS

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

18:30 Sun 7 Jun - 9:00 Fri 12 Jun 2020 The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in- and out-doors, explore habitats from upland fells to rivers, lakes and coast. Comfortable pace, ideal for learning to recognise birds by both sight and sound. Reasonable walking required (Level 2). Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £358 (inc. Field Trips - fair amount of walking)

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CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING – LAKELAND LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

18:30 Mon 8 Jun - 13:30 Thu 11 Jun 2020 *NEW* One of the most popular Chinese brush painting subjects, Shan Shui translates as 'mountain and water'. Apply a unique flavour to our wonderful summer Higham scenery, sketch and paint inside and outdoors. All materials provided - but maybe bring some of your favourite landscape images. Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (inc. all materials)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

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

18:30 Tue 9 Jun - 13:30 Fri 12 Jun 2020 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 an) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (WEEKEND course follows)

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MONOPRINT WITH VEGA BRENNAN

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

18:30 Thu 11 Jun - 13:30 Sun 14 Jun 2020 Create layered prints with vibrant colours using a range of monoprint and monotype techniques. Learn how to construct a composition, also when and how to play fast and loose with the rules, embrace the accidental and enjoy the process. Aim for a mounted piece of work! Vega Brennan (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/vega-brennan) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (Materials c£12)

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VERDI’S OPERATIC PINNACLE: DON CARLOS AND OTELLO

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

18:30 Fri 12 Jun - 13:30 Sun 14 Jun 2020 Grand opera was still an ingredient in Verdi's settings of Schiller's Don Carlos and Shakespeare's Otello but the delineation of character has more depth and the music greater control and dramatic impact. Closer to Wagner? Not really- still Italianate and lyrical. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169ian

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

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

18:30 Fri 12 Jun - 13:30 Sun 14 Jun 2020 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: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Follows a 3 NIGHT course

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PHILOSOPHY: BUT IS IT ART?

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

18:30 Fri 12 Jun - 13:30 Sun 14 Jun 2020 Well, here's an interesting question to have some fun with. No expertise required, simply an enquiring mind and the desire to enjoy considering the way others view aspects of the world. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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YOGA AND WALKING: MID-SUMMER LONG WEEKEND

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

18:30 Sun 14 Jun - 13:30 Thu 18 Jun 2020 A perfect mix for all! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst the peaceful northern fells. Feel more supple and relaxed. Now ends with lunch on the last day. Courses run Spring, Mid- and LateSummer. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £446 Non-residential: £314 (inc. Field Trips

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COLOURED PENCILS: TREASURES OF THE SUMMER GARDEN

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

18:30 Sun 14 Jun - 13:30 Fri 19 Jun 2020 The early summer garden is full of the most amazing subjects. Use this very forgiving medium, enjoy a relaxing few days of creativity. Draw your subject to show it at its best, choose the right colours, learn tricks to create a beautiful botanical illustration to be proud of. Demos and individual tuition throughout from an RHS gold medal awardwinning tutor. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie)j Residential: £515 Non-residential: £355

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WATERCOLOURS WITH CONFIDENCE

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

18:30 Mon 15 Jun - 13:30 Fri 19 Jun 2020 Paint in a variety of settings: Studio, Higham grounds and Lakes National Park. Enjoy demos, paint-alongs and painting en plein-air. Photograph and print your own scenes ready for painting in the studio. Develop skills, improve confidence. Beginners upwards. Mike Dobson MBE (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-dobson) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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SAXOPHONE WEEKEND (EXTENDED SUMMER WEEKEND)

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

18:30 Thu 18 Jun - 13:30 Mon 22 Jun 2020 Players of more than 18 months. Ensemble coaching and expert support from two tutors. Play in groups of varying size, altered at each session. An extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Now extended to 4 nights. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherersarah-jobson) Residential: £455 Non-residential: £323

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ANCIENT ROCKS OF LAKELAND

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

18:30 Thu 18 Jun - 13:30 Sun 21 Jun 2020 A more advanced course for those already introduced to the subject. We examine the oldest rocks in Lakeland: the early-mid Palaeozoic (Ordovician to Devonian periods). The course includes several field trips out with some walking on a variety of paths and with stiles to climb over - so wear appropriate walking boots and warm and waterproof clothes! Note: the LAKELAND ROCKS: TROPICAL SEAS, RAGING DESERTS & ICE AGES course leads…

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WATERCOLOUR AND GOUACHE CHICAGO-STYLE: SIDE BY SIDE

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

18:30 Sun 21 Jun - 9:00 Fri 26 Jun 2020 A unique chance for Painters working in Water-media to receive mentoring from Chicago artist Ed Hinkley from Realism to Abstraction. Group and 1:1 demos, critiques and encouragement to broaden your personal boundaries. Ed Hinkley (Chicago, USA www.highamhall.com/ed-hinkley) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £319

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SUMMER QUILTERS’ RETREAT

June 21st at 18:30 to June 28th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 21 Jun - 9:00 Sun 28 Jun 2020 A choice of two-colour quilts, small lap quilt, cross over bag and several purses. Choose one project or try several small ones. Relax and indulge yourself! Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Supporting WOOLFEST. SPECIAL PRICE - Full week with (optional) day off for WOOLFEST: Residential: £569 Non-residential: £385

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

June 25th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

10:00 - 17:00 Thu 25 Jun 2020 A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, working in Pencils to capture the chorus and make 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) £78 (inc. Lunch and Materials)

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KNOW YOUR TREES AND WOODLAND (3 NIGHT

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

18:30 Thu 25 Jun - 13:30 Sun 28 Jun 2020 Some gentle level walking through woods to collect specimens and identify trees in leaf. Learn about trees and their ecosystem, guided by a respected, patient expert in one of the most stunning areas of our country. Paul Nichol (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 (inc. Field Trips)

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SCOTTISH COLOURISTS LANDSCAPE WEEKEND

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

18:30 Fri 26 Jun - 13:30 Sun 28 Jun 2020 The legacies of just four Scottish painters Peploe, Cadell, Hunter and Fergusson enlivened their national image and still influence artists today with vibrant colours stemming from the Fauvist tradition. Let Ceri guide your painting to encapsulate this magic. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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SING SWING!

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

18:30 Fri 26 Jun - 13:30 Sun 28 Jun 2020 *NEW* A relaxed and fun opportunity to recreate the close harmony style of legendary groups such as the Manhatten Transfer, Ink Spots, Andrews Sisters to name a few! We will sing unaccompanied in two parts or more and you will probably already have some experience of singing in a group. NEW TUTOR: Chris Hale (S. Cheshire www.highamhall.com/christne-hale) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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PASTELS: PURE AND SIMPLE

June 28th at 18:30 to July 3rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 28 Jun - 9:00 Fri 3 Jul 2020 Learn and develop a mastery of chalk pastel as a medium in its own right delivering vibrant colours across a wide range of tones. Work from landscape and still life under the guidance of a professional who continues the authentic approach of the much missed Christopher Assheton-Stones. This course is suitable for all levels of ability and an individualised approach can be offered for those who attended previously. Graham Oliver…

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IMPROVE YOUR SCRABBLE

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

18:30 Sun 28 Jun - 13:30 Wed 1 Jul 2020 *NEW* Aimed at those who play the game already, but would like some tips on how to improve their scores. Two former Scottish Champions will guide you to the next level through tuition, practical examples and competitive play. SCRABBLE is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of and © 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved. NEW TUTORS: Alan Sinclair and Wilma Warwick Residential: £335…

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT): MID-SUMMER

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

18:30 Mon 29 Jun - 13:30 Fri 3 Jul 2020 Summer is a wonderful season to view the fantastic gardens of Cumbria. Join expert Louise, be inspired by some best-kept horticultural secrets, meeting their owners and gardeners. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £471 Non-residential: £339 (inc. Admissions and Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September

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July 2020

CLOCKS – A SOCIAL HISTORY AND A LITTLE HANDS-ON

July 1st at 18:30 to July 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Wed 1 Jul - 9:00 Sun 5 Jul 2020 *NEW* A delightful foray into the world of western timekeeping. Discover some of the social history and the developments that influenced it. Includes minibus Field Trips to a famous clock company in Dacre, plus an opportunity for a little hands-on. Bring a family clock if you wish to share it. NEW TUTOR: Arnold Fairless (www.highamhall.com/arnold-fairless) Residential: £419 Non-residential: £274 (inc. Field Trips)

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IMPRESSIONIST WEEKEND: OILS

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

18:30 Fri 3 Jul - 13:30 Sun 5 Jul 2020 The many paintings done by Monet and Pissaro of the river at Argentuil are lovely examples of their technique. Look at their working methods and apply it to the riverscape near Higham. We may make a short trip to sketch and record references then Studio painting. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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HIGHAM HALL AND LANDSCAPE: AN ARTIST’S VIEW (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

18:30 Fri 3 Jul - 13:30 Sun 5 Jul 2020 *NEW* Combine Drawing and Watercolour using the live resource of Higham and its surrounding landscape and gardens. Covers the use of Pencils (Graphite and Watercolour), Watercolour Paints and various Brushes on a gentle course for all budding Artists. NEW TUTOR: Franky Rodwell (www.highamhall.com/franky-rodwell) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £184 (inc. Materials)

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SCHUBERT: HIS LIFE AND MUSIC

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

18:30 Fri 3 Jul - 13:30 Sun 5 Jul 2020 An appreciation of the remarkably productive but tragically short life of one of the greatest of all composers - Familiar symphonies, chamber works, songs and piano pieces alongside lesser-known operas, choral works and Viennese dances. Chris Rodwell (www.highamhall.com/chris-rodwell) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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WIND SERENADES SUMMER SCHOOL 2020

July 5th at 16:30 to July 10th at 16:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wind Chamber course for high-advanced amateur players (diploma-standard level 1 minimum) to work in-depth on substantial original repertoire with the highest level of tuition. All works studied will be performed complete in informal concerts on the last day. The course includes a mid-week tutors' concert. Tutors: TBC and Laurence Perkins (bassoon - www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £676 Non-residential: £497 (deposit £300) We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. All applications to be made…

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WIND SERENADES SUMMER SCHOOL

July 5th at 16:30 to July 10th at 15:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

16:30 Sun 5 Jul - 15:45 Fri 10 Jul 2020 Wind Chamber course for high-advanced amateur players (diploma-standard level 1 minimum) to work in-depth on substantial original repertoire with the highest level of tuition. All works studied will be performed complete in informal concerts on the last day. The course includes a mid-week tutors' concert. Tutors: Philippa Davies, Jan Willem Nelleke, Colin Honour and Laurence Perkins (bassoon - www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) We can pick-up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) ONLY…

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PEWTERWORK JEWELLERY: BROOCHES, PENDANTS AND MORE

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

18:30 Sun 5 Jul - 13:30 Thu 9 Jul 2020 Come and learn to give form and texture to flat sheet metal. Popularised by the Arts and Crafts Movement, Pewterwork uses no heat, heavy tools, or machinery. Simple hand-held tools and an ability to follow direction are all that are needed to produce decorative pieces to wear or give as gifts. Bonnie Mackintosh (W. Sussex www.highamhall.com/bonnie-mackintosh) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299 (Materials supplied at cost)

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A VERY SPECIAL WOODWIND RECITAL

July 8th at 20:15 to 21:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

20:15 - 21:30 Wed 8 Jul 2020 TBC Led by Laurence Perkins. An hour of memorable musical performances, held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. (One hour, no interval). ADMISSION £10 Proceeds to Stroke Association with Bar available beforehand and afterwards.

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

July 10th at 11:00 to 15:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

11:00 - 15:30 Fri 10 Jul 2020 All are invited to share two 45 minute concerts at 11am and 2pm, spanning lunchtime given by diploma-standard players, completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs! You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our grounds in-between, with donations welcome for tea and…

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BLOW! INTERMEDIATE WOODWIND WEEKEND

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

18:30 Fri 10 Jul - 13:30 Sun 12 Jul 2020 Grades 3 to 5 FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET and BASSOON. Small and larger group playing under patient, enjoyable professional instruction. A great way to develop your playing! Notify us of instrument when booking. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/tricia-tronamelville-mason) Residential: £268 Non-residential: £199

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WHAT MAKES A GOOD LAUREATE – A POET FOR THE PUBLIC?

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

18:30 Fri 10 Jul - 13:30 Sun 12 Jul 2020 We will consider some of the historic laureates - Dryden onwards, Wordsworth (of course), Tennyson and on to the C20th ones. Is there a place for public poetry these days? Is the Laureateship now an outmoded idea? Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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CIRCLE DANCE

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

18:30 Sun 12 Jul - 13:30 Thu 16 Jul 2020 *NEW* An extended retreat for Circle Dancers. Newcomers as well as experienced are welcome to join this inclusive form of community dancing where no partners are required. Music and dances drawn from worldwide cultures and countries and pace varies from lively to meditative. A tonic for body and mind! Anne-Lise Kryger (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-lise-kryger) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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POST IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN

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

18:30 Sun 12 Jul - 13:30 Wed 15 Jul 2020 Be inspired in your own Painting by the ideas and working methods of Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cézanne with expert direction in a gentle workshop for any Media. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen)c Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING

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

18:30 Sun 12 Jul - 13:30 Fri 17 Jul 2020 Explore a wide variety of painting techniques for contemporary landscape subjects in both the studio and the inspirational Lakes National Park using watercolour, gouache, acrylic inks and pastel. Demos and one-to-one tuition. For artists with some previous painting ability looking to loosen up their style. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £530 Non-residential: £370 (inc. Field Trips)

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WRITING FICTION: SETTING AND SENTENCES

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

18:30 Tue 14 Jul - 13:30 Fri 17 Jul 2020 Develop and enhance your Writing skills in a friendly, easy-going workshop atmosphere. Enjoy time to work alongside helpful advice and discussion of effective examples to use as inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 Some brief preliminary material will be sent out with Course Programme.

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SUMMER YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

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

18:30 Fri 17 Jul - 13:30 Sun 19 Jul 2020 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: £238 Non-residential: £169

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SKETCHING OUTDOORS, INDOORS!

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

18:30 Fri 17 Jul - 13:30 Mon 20 Jul 2020 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: £365 Non-residential: £264 (inc. Field Trips, Lunches and Tea Stops)

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BOOKBINDING: PLAYTIME

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

18:30 Fri 17 Jul - 13:30 Mon 20 Jul 2020 A weekend of completing projects you may have started elsewhere or an opportunity to begin a new one and need a helping hand. There will also be a chance to do some Gold Foil lettering on Skiver labels and maybe have a go at making Decorative Papers using paste or foam, acrylic paints and inks. Let's just see what can be accomplished. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234…

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LIGHT ON THE LAND: LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

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

18:30 Sun 19 Jul - 9:00 Thu 23 Jul 2020 The changing Lake District light always surprises, revealing dramatic contrasts and rich colours. Using mark-making in ink and blending, embossing and lifting out in pencil, build up a landscape full of life and light. Be encouraged to follow your own style. Patient guidance from an inspirational Tutor. Suitable for all. Helen Hanson (Kent www.highamhall.com/Helen-Hanson) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £254

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INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOURS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED – 4 NIGHT)

July 20th at 18:30 to July 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW LONG VERSION* For all who ever wished to paint properly with Watercolours but are not sure how to start (including beginners). Through demos and exercises, learn tricks to boost confidence, create washes, put together simple landscapes, correct mistakes and lots more - producing quality finished work by the end. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £451 Non-residential: £319 (inc. Materials)

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WILLOW SCULPTURE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

18:30 Mon 20 Jul - 13:30 Thu 23 Jul 2020 *NEW* Work with Cumbria basket maker Phil Bradley to learn techniques. We will cover some of the basic elements of working with willow as well as, taking a look at the growing, harvesting and managing of willow beds. Phil Bradley (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/phil-bradley) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (inc. Materials)

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ENGLISH ATTITUDES TO CARTOONERY

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

18:30 Tue 21 Jul - 13:30 Thu 23 Jul 2020 The use of images to amuse, relate and express opinion should make a fascinating insight into society. Enjoy Tim's take as he looks back through some of the history that reflects our nation's attitudes. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 A companion to Tim's new LAURA KNIGHT course: attend both, get FREE B&B (Dinner bookable separately) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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LAURA KNIGHT – THE EXUBERANT REALIST: HER ART AND LIFE

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

18:30 Fri 24 Jul - 13:30 Sun 26 Jul 2020 Among the most successful and popular painters in Britain, Knight's success in the male-dominated art establishment paved the way for greater recognition for women artists. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 A companion to Tim's CARTOONERY course: attend both, get FREE B&B (Dinner bookable separately) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: HENRY THE FIFTH

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

18:30 Fri 24 Jul - 13:30 Sun 26 Jul 2020 With a course and Saturday's outdoor professional performance (included) in Higham's glorious setting to bring out the magic. Henry V - the play and the character has provoked divided reactions, as our foreign policies still do. Whether you wave a flag or raise an eyebrow though, this is full bloodied entertainment, with tension, comedy and magnificence, so come and relish it! Hugh Parry (Wales - www.highamhall.com/hugh-parryhu) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £181…

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: HENRY THE FIFTH

July 25th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

15:00 - 17:00 Sat 25 Jul 2020 "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more..." We welcome back the Festival Players for this great comedy and hope for good weather! Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies with well-behaved owners welcome. The Festival Players www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk Tickets adults £13.50, school children £10

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LANDSCAPE FIGURE AND STILL LIFE

July 26th at 18:30 to August 2nd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 26 Jul - 9:00 Sun 2 Aug 2020 Monet, Degas et al. worked from Landscape, Still Life and even a Live Model, experimenting with ways of rendering subjects. Using any materials, work from these motifs, with support and encouragement throughout to develop all aspects of image making. More suitable for Artists with some basic experience. Michael Stewart (W. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/michael-stewart) 7 NIGHT SUMMER SPECIAL: Residential: £663 Non-residential: £469

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GET YOUR SEWING MACHINE OUT!

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

18:30 Mon 27 Jul - 13:30 Thu 30 Jul 2020 Waken those sewing skills under professional guidance in using a machine to stitch in different ways. Bring your own material or items to work on if you wish. A fun way to get serious with stitiching. Ask if you wish to borrow a machine when booking. Ann Gill (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/ann-gill) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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CERAMIC SCULPTURE: GET A-HEAD!

July 27th at 18:30 to August 2nd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 27 Jul - 9:00 Sun 2 Aug 2020 Make face and head sculptures up to 30cm tall to be glazed and fired in a raku kiln at the end. Make a single larger piece using Cumbrian brick clay, fired later by us when dry. This is the real deal! Martin Copley (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/martin-copley) with Kay Latto Residential: £589 Non-residential: £399

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: WORKING WITH SUMMER COLOURS

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

18:30 Thu 30 Jul - 13:30 Sun 2 Aug 2020 Capture the brilliance of Summer colours, which should be at their best in both garden and countryside. Relaxed atmosphere, rotating individual attention so both beginners and experienced may work at their own pace. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christophercoulson) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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August 2020

JAZZ PLAYERS’ SUMMER SCHOOL

August 2nd at 18:30 to August 9th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 2 Aug - 9:00 Sun 9 Aug 2020 A serious, yet relaxed week for jazz players who are able to play and read music to rehearsal band standard. Play from Swing to Bebop in small groups under the superb guidance of two of England's best Jazz musicians. All prospective players must contact David 07951 903230 daveblackmusic@hotmail.com before enrolling to ascertain level, instrument(s) and suitability. David Black (Course leader www.highamhall.com/david-black) with Alan Barnes and Martin Shaw Residential: £585 Non-residential:…

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JAZZ CONCERT

August 8th at 20:00 to 23:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

20:00 - 23:00 Sat 8 Aug 2020 Our lively and diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz with David Black and players from our residential Jazz course joined by special guests saxophonist Alan Barnes and trumpeter Martin Shaw. Tickets £7 (Bar available)

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A2008PO LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND PAINTING PROGRAMME: INTERMEDIATE

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

This Workshop* aims for short (fine weather) trips into local landscapes to gather images to progress into our Studio Works. 'Tissue Layering' and top-working with painted and various drawn 'marks' will be further explored, emphasising more traditional ways of representing Landscape. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £450 Non-residential: £299 *2nd 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…

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ACRYLIC: CONFIDENT MARKS – EXPRESS YOURSELF

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

18:30 Sun 9 Aug - 13:30 Tue 11 Aug 2020 The flexibility of the medium encourages you to experiment with mark making and colour selection to create the impression of a multitude of subject choice from landscape to buildings, figure and structures. Join Brian to free your approach and grow as an Artist. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Brian's 3-night WATERCOLOUR COURSE follows.

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LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND PAINTING PROGRAMME: INTERMEDIATE

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

18:30 Sun 9 Aug - 13:30 Fri 14 Aug 2020 This Workshop* aims for short (fine weather) trips into local landscapes to gather images to progress into our Studio Works. 'Tissue Layering' and top-working with painted and various drawn 'marks' will be further explored, emphasising more traditional ways of representing Landscape. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £450 Non-residential: £299 pat*2nd of 3 individual Workshops in Landscape Drawing & Painting progressing the ideas of 'Layered & Structured" surfaces;…

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WOODCARVING: RELIEF AND CREATIVE

August 10th at 18:30 to August 14th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 10 Aug - 9:00 Sun 16 Aug 2020 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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WATERCOLOURS TO YOUR NEXT LEVEL

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

18:30 Tue 11 Aug - 13:30 Fri 14 Aug 2020 Allow Brian to help you develop and grow using this wonderful medium to express your ideas and expand your skills. Create paintings that will stretch and lift your expectations of what you can achieve. You will cover new techniques, grow your skill base as we explore. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 Follows Brian's 2-night ACRYLICS COURSE.

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7th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 16th at 16:00 to August 22nd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

16:00 Sun 16 Aug - 9:00 Sat 22 Aug 2020 A very friendly course of music c1450-c1650 for competent singers and players of viol, recorder and lute. Small group repertoire sessions; plus optional activities (including dance, one and two to a part vocal groups, 'try an instrument', mixed string and wind consorts, vocal workshops, musical facsimile and more); and various sessions for all. A marvellously rich musical cocktail! Deborah Catterall (Head Tutor, Vocal) with: Elizabeth Dodd (Viol, Renaissance Dance), Philip…

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE LESS TERRIFIED

August 22nd at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

10:00 - 17:00 Sat 22 Aug 2020 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) £78 (inc. Lunch and Materials)

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SUMMER SILENCE: A GUIDED RETREAT FROM LIFE’S NOISE

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

18:30 Sat 22 Aug - 13:30 Mon 24 Aug 2020 Explore the meaning and practice of Silence. Through gentle group discussion, individual reflection and periods of stillness, be supported to experience a quieter way of living. Guided meditation and music are offered as gateways into silence and 1:1 sessions are a chance to consider what might lie beyond the noise of your own life. Ruth Bridges (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ruth-bridges) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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PRINTMAKING SUMMER WORKSHOP

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

18:30 Sat 22 Aug - 13:30 Wed 26 Aug 2020 Explore techniques: woodcut, (cutting an image in plankwood); wood engraving (on endgrain hardwood or plastic); drypoint (drawing on metal with a steelpoint) and etching (using acid to etch on a zinc plate). Create prints to your own design. Beginners or experienced. Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL?

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

18:30 Sat 22 Aug - 13:30 Mon 24 Aug 2020 Writing novels is just a pipe-dream? This course will set you on the road to success. Our Tutor, (five published novels, international recognition) will guide you through a range of genres and methodology and fire your imagination to produce submissions that will be noticed. Gordon Parker (Tyneside www.highamhall.com/gordon-parker) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

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

18:30 Mon 24 Aug - 13:30 Fri 28 Aug 2020 For pre-formed trios, quartets and quintets. Groups work together in the mornings on self-selected repertoire. Afternoons free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Remaining sessions for mixed ensembles. Large library of music to explore. Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £451 Non-residential: £319

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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

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

18:30 Wed 26 Aug - 13:30 Sun 30 Aug 2020 Make a stained glass panel or a Tiffany-style lamp, developing skills so that you can construct more elaborate projects later. Understand and use the techniques of template glass cutting, using grinding machines, copper foiling, leading application and final soldering. No experience required - be guided in all aspects. Illustrated evening slide lectures. Materials dependent on project.   Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299 (Materials at cost)

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YOU THE JURY

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

18:30 Fri 28 Aug - 13:30 Mon 31 Aug 2020 After listening to and discussing evidence with fellow Jurors, you will be able to pronounce your verdict on five separate (real-life) murder cases, which occurred between 1900-1975, chosen for the insights they can give us on our judicial system and social history. Come equipped with pen, notebook and open mind... A late summer Bank Holiday treat. N.B. This format involves lots of listening around the room. Diane Janes (www.highamhall.com/diane-janes) SPECIAL…

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

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

18:30 Fri 28 Aug - 13:30 Sun 30 Aug 2020 Easy-level weekend for instruments in the key of C (i.e. flute, oboe, bassoon and bowed strings - sorry, no clarinets or saxophones). With relatively straightforward instrumental parts, in terms of key and note range, enjoy making music in our miniorchestra. Little or no experience of playing with others? Not had the instrument out for years? Lack confidence? This is for you! Primarily for Grades 1-4. String players should be capable…

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PIANO WORKSHOP

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

18:30 Tue 29 Sep - 13:30 Thu 1 Oct 2020 *NEW EXTRA COURSE* See 27 Sep, Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174 (2nd of 2 successive courses due to demand)

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PICTURESQUE, ROMANTIC AND GOTHIC LAKELAND

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

18:30 Sun 30 Aug - 9:00 Fri 4 Sep 2020 Picturesque, Romantic, Gothic: terms favoured by C18th writers, artists, architects and travel companies to describe the Lake District. Explore through illustrated lectures, fullday and half-day tours (in our minibus, some walking involved) through the best of the Lakeland scenery. With visits including Lowther Castle, Dove Cottage, Ullswater, Borrowdale and Buttermere. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £535 Non-residential: £369 (inc. Trips, Lunches; excludes coffee stops)

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SINGING SOLO – FROM SCRATCH

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

18:30 Sun 30 Aug - 13:30 Tue 1 Sep 2020 Small workshop for focussing on professional techniques for developing your singing skills. Aimed at those with little or no experience, keen to find out how to find a proper voice, whatever genre you are inclined towards. Beginners welcome! First of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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September 2020

THE HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

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

18:30 Tue 1 Sep - 13:30 Fri 4 Sep 2020 There were eight famous Hollywood studios which were collectively termed The Dream Factory. How did they begin? How did they manufacture those dreams so successfully for so long? And why can we no longer tell a Warner Brothers film from an MGM film? Three features, eight studios and eight lectures will reveal all... Dr. Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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WHITEWORK EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

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

18:30 Tue 1 Sep - 13:30 Fri 4 Sep 2020 Each September Angie offers formal tuition on a different kind of Embroidery... Beginners or experienced welcome - work on either a Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (A WEEKEND follows)

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PAINTING WATER IN ACRYLICS

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

18:30 Tue 1 Sep - 13:30 Fri 4 Sep 2020 Studying expressive painting of water. The use of paint, reflections in lakes and rivers and the ebbs and flows of tidal patterns of the sea, and atmosphere of lakes. Always considering composition and mood. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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MUSIC FROM EASTERN EUROPE

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

18:30 Fri 4 Sep - 13:30 Sun 6 Sep 2020 A look at the music and musicians of the Eastern European bloc: Bohemia, Czech countries, Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia etc. Explore their considerable influence on the wider development of music, mainly from the C18th onwards with migrant composers Stamitz, Vanhal, Gassmann et al. C19th nationalism grew in the hands of Smetana, Dvorak, and Liszt, developing in the C20th with Bartok and Kodaly. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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WHITEWORK EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

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

18:30 Fri 4 Sep - 13:30 Sun 6 Sep 2020 Each September Angie offers formal tuition on a different kind of Embroidery... Beginners or experienced welcome - work on either a Sampler to frame or your own project Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Follows a 3 NIGHTER)

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ENAMELLING LONG WEEKEND

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

18:30 Fri 4 Sep - 13:30 Tue 8 Sep 2020 Work on copper, silver or steel, making enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Silver and gold foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonne and other techniques as desired. Absolute newbies or experidootnced welcome. Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £441 Non-residential: £309 (Materials cost depends on project)

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RUSKIN LACE

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

18:30 Sun 6 Sep - 13:30 Tue 8 Sep 2020 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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ART JOURNEYS: BIRDS AND ANIMALS (3 NIGHT)

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

18:30 Mon 7 Sep - 13:30 Thu 10 Sep 2020 *NEW* An extended workshop for any regular Media, except Oils. Enjoy creating dynamic artwork of birds and animals. Working with different media we will explore a range of visual art styles and ways of working. Aimed especially at those who may have done a little animal art before. Anne Corless (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-corless) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 A WEEKEND version is on 24 Apr.

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YOGA AND WALKING: LATE-SUMMER

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

18:30 Mon 7 Sep - 13:30 Fri 11 Sep 2020 A perfect mix for all! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst the peaceful northern fells. Feel more supple and relaxed. 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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