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How to get to Higham Higham Hall is on the northern edge of the Lake District, between Cockermouth (3 miles) and Keswick (8 miles), a mile from Bassenthwaite Lake. CAR: From Penrith (M6, J40) or Keswick, follow the A66, after Bassenthwaite Lake turn right. From Cockermouth, follow the A66 for 3 miles, turn left at the B5291 signposted Dubwath/Castle Inn. Higham Hall is signposted after turn-off. Continue 500m to the junction, turn right, go 500m and turn left 500m up the hill. From Carlisle (A595), turn left at Bothel (A591) and turn right onto B5291 at Castle Inn. After Ouse Bridge bear sharp right, take second road on the right 500m up the hill. RAIL: www.nationalrail.co.uk West Coast Main Line rail: Penrith (25 miles) First Northwestern Local rail: Workington (10 miles) From outside stations catch bus or taxi. BUS: www.stagecoachbus.com X4/X5 between Penrith and Workington. We can meet you at ‘Lakes Distillery’ (X4) or ‘ Embleton Wheatsheaf’ (X5) before 5:00pm. 554 bus between Carlisle and Keswick. We can meet you at ‘Castle Inn Hotel’ before 5pm.

Full travel details at www.highamhall.com

TAXI: Brian Reay offers Personal Pickup from Penrith or Carlisle Stations, Keswick or Cockermouth (very special price for Higham) . Arrange directly with Brian on 016973 21985 or 07968 599241.


HIGHAM HALL An Educational Trust providing short courses for adults of all ages

Charity no: 1124959 Company no: 06421365 More information on our amazing Tutors is available on the Higham Hall website. Cover: Sally Alexandre Map: Custard Graphic Design Printing: H&H Reeds Printers OFTEN PEOPLE’S PLANS CHANGE SO IT CAN BE WORTH CHECKING IF THERE ARE LAST MINUTE SPACES ON EXISTING COURSES. IF YOU WISH TO BE ALERTED WHEN A FUTURE COURSE IS PUBLISHED, YOU CAN ASK US TO PUT YOU ON OUR ‘REGISTER AN INTEREST’ LIST. All information is believed correct at time of going to press. Most of our courses are based upon the specific skills of individual specialist Tutors. We do, however, reserve the right to make changes should it be unavoidable, but we always strive to offer the course content we have promised. Stay up to date: www.highamhall.com where you can SIGN UP online for our eNEWSletter: updates, offers, extra courses etc.

One thing I point out is that Higham has now spent more than a full decade totally on its own, with nothing but its own course activities to sustain it. That means no subsidy, no grant, no loan (apart from a mortgage) nor anything that might, in the long run, compromise our ability to be self-sustaining. Higham’s annual turnover is over £3/4m. Our business model based on courses brings in enough to pay our 40 staff, 150 tutors, numerous suppliers and, crucially, to improve the premises we are custodians of. Anyone interested in figures can look us up on the Charity Commission website. We will never be awash with money, but then, as a charitable trust we never should be. Instead, any surplus goes back into the College. Thank you to those of you who have noticed the things we continue to improve.

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+44 (0) 1768 776 276 admin@highamhall.com

I tell the story of Higham to as many people as possible, not for history, as such, but because I feel it is an actual example of how an Adult Residential College CAN work in today’s context. The benefits Lifelong Learning brings for people are, without a shadow of a doubt, life-enhancing in many ways.

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Principal’s Welcome

I N T R O D U C T I O N

Higham Hall Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH, United Kingdom

Thanks is due to you all, the good people who have supported us in the past and continue do to so by coming on courses and spreading the word, who have made Higham the success that it is.

Introduction and Enquiries ASSISTED PLACES SCHEME If your income is low and you receive certain state benefits, or you are aged 18 to 25, you can apply for a Higham Assisted Place and a Friends of Higham Bursary. Contact us or see website for details.

GIFT VOUCHERS An ideal present available on request for any amount.

GROUPS WELCOME We have special rates for all kinds of interest groups spending time away.

LAST MINUTE B&B

George Cooke – Principal www.highamhall.com/principals-blog

A company Limited by Guarantee and registered in England, number 06421365, charity number 1124959

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Selected courses with spaces, from our previous brochure: A1901NT

ARTISTS' STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR - WEEKEND) 18:30 Fri 25 Jan - 13:30 Sun 27 Jan 2019 SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £199 Non-residential: £125

A1901CA

PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN NO OILS, 3-NIGHT 18:30 Sun 27 Jan - 13:30 Wed 30 Jan 2019 Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

A1901PO

LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES, CREATIVE INSIGHTS 18:30 Sun 27 Jan - 13:30 Fri 1 Feb 2019 Dr Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £368

A1901JP COLOURED PENCILS: BOTANICAL STILL LIFE 18:30 Wed 30 Jan - 13:30 Sun 3 Feb 2019 Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie)Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

L1902DH1 WRITING FICTION: 'CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORDS' AND 'EPIPHANY' 18:30 Fri 1 Feb - 13:30 Mon 4 Feb 2019 Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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A1902JP

COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL 18:30 Sun 3 Feb - 13:30 Wed 6 Feb 2019 Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

A1902PH

ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 18:30 Sun 3 Feb - 13:30 Wed 6 Feb 2019 Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. All Materials

D1902CA1 PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (DAY) 9:30 - 16:30 Thu 7 Feb 2019 D1902CA2 PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (DAY) 9:30 - 16:30 Fri 8 Feb 2019 Each Day: £64 includes lunch & refreshments. Attend both DAYS, save £10.

L1902DL KIPLING NOW 18:30 Fri 8 Feb - 13:30 Sun 10 Feb 2019 David Lindley (www.highamhall.com/david-lindley) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

A1902VN1 DRAWING MADE EASY WITH VICKI NORMAN 18:30 Fri 8 Feb - 13:30 Sun 10 Feb 2019 Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Vicki's DEMO follows.


D1902VN DEMO & TEA: A LANDSCAPE IN OILS 14:00 - 16:30 Sun 10 Feb 2019

C1902PC PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP 18:30 Wed 13 Feb - 13:30 Sun 17 Feb 2019

Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman)

Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins)

£16 including refreshments Vicki's OILS course follows.

Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

A1902PS

YOUR OWN PAINTED LONG SILK SCARF (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 18:30 Fri 15 Feb - 13:30 Sun 17 Feb 2019

Pippa Sheather (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pippa-sheather) Residential: £246 Non-residential: £179 inc. all materials

F1902AO NEW YEAR YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND 18:30 Fri 15 Feb - 13:30 Sun 17 Feb 2019 NEW TUTOR: Amanda Oakes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ amanda-oakes) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

A1902VN2 OILS WITH VICKI NORMAN 18:30 Sun 10 Feb - 13:30 Wed 13 Feb 2019 Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman)

A1902JB DISCOVERING PEN AND INK 18:30 Sun 17 Feb - 13:30 Tue 19 Feb 2019

Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Vicki's afternoon DEMO precedes - recommended as an introduction to this.

Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech)

1902JB GET WEAVING! YOUR OWN TARTAN C 18:30 Sun 10 Feb - 13:30 Wed 13 Feb 2019

M1902IF

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle)

MUSIC APPRECIATION: WAGNER'S ORCHESTRAL MUSIC 18:30 Sun 17 Feb - 13:30 Tue 19 Feb 2019

Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Yarns £15 max from Tutor.

Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france)

C1902AB

DISCOVER WHITE WORK EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT) 18:30 Tue 12 Feb - 13:30 Fri 15 Feb 2019

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

Book by phone during office hours: 01768 776276

Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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A1902BS1 ACRYLICS: FLEXIBILITY IS KEY OPTIONS, ENDLESS 18:30 Sun 17 Feb - 13:30 Tue 19 Feb 2019

A1902MW BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: SPRING FLOWERS 18:30 Fri 22 Feb - 13:30 Sun 24 Feb 2019

Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith

Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson)

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

A 3-night WATERCOLOUR COURSE with Brian follows - attend both courses, save £25.

L1902CS

A1902BS2 WATERCOLOUR LAID BARE 18:30 Tue 19 Feb - 13:30 Fri 22 Feb 2019

Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout)

Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Follows a 2-night ACRYLICS COURSE with Brian - attend both courses, save £25.

H1902MD PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD 18:30 Wed 20 Feb - 13:30 Fri 22 Feb 2019 NEW TUTOR: Michael Dimambro (Co, Durham www.highamhall.com/ michael-dimambro) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

L1902DH2 PHILOSOPHY: THE ENLIGHTENMENT 18:30 Wed 20 Feb - 13:30 Fri 22 Feb 2019 Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

SHAKESPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT: TWINS, LOVE AND MADNESS 18:30 Fri 22 Feb - 13:30 Sun 24 Feb 2019 Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

A1902KC PRINTING FROM NATURE 18:30 Sun 24 Feb - 13:30 Wed 27 Feb 2019 NEW TUTOR: Kevin O'Connor (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ kevin-oconnor) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £231 inc. short Minibus foraging trip (outdoor clothes!)

C1902CB RAKU POTTERY WORKSHOP 18:30 Sun 24 Feb - 13:30 Fri 1 Mar 2019 Chris Barnes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-barnes) Residential: £514 Non-residential: £359 inc. potter's Field Trip & admissions

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A1902LP

SKETCHING AND PAINTING WINTER LANDSCAPE 18:30 Thu 21 Feb - 13:30 Sun 24 Feb 2019 Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. Field Trips

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED 10:00 - 17:00 Thu 28 Feb 2019 Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £74 including materials, lunch & refreshments


C1903AB CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND) 18:30 Fri 1 Mar - 13:30 Sun 3 Mar 2019

A1903KS ACRYLIC SEASCAPE 18:30 Wed 6 Mar - 13:30 Fri 8 Mar 2019

Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

NEW TUTOR: Kara Strachan (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/ kara-strachan)

Join Angie's EASTER EMBROIDERY EXTRAVAGANZA 19 Apr.

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (16"x20" canvas c£10)

L1903SL

FILM STUDIES: HORROR FRANKENSTEIN 1920-1950 18:30 Fri 1 Mar - 13:30 Sun 3 Mar 2019

C1903EH HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (WEEKEND) 18:30 Fri 8 Mar - 13:30 Sun 10 Mar 2019

NEW TUTOR: Stephen Longstaffe (Lancaster www.highamhall.com/ stephen-longstaffe)

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Specialist items available from Tutor)

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

M1903AK RECORDER PLAYING: NEXT STEPS 18:30 Fri 1 Mar - 13:30 Sun 3 Mar 2019 Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein)

Elaine Hicks (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elaine-hicks)

M1903SJ FRENCH AND BELGIAN FILM 18:30 Fri 8 Mar - 13:30 Sun 10 Mar 2019 Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/ sylvie-jefferson)

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

C1903VB MONOPRINT WITH VEGA BRENNAN 18:30 Sun 3 Mar - 13:30 Wed 6 Mar 2019

A1903LB REFLECTING CEZANNE'S LIFE IN COLOURS 18:30 Mon 11 Mar - 13:30 Fri 15 Mar 2019

NEW TUTOR: Vega Brennan (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ vega-brennan)

Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials c£12)

A1903CS DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST 18:30 Wed 6 Mar - 13:30 Fri 8 Mar 2019 Colin Shelbourn (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn)

Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch)

A1903PG SKETCHBOOK LATE WINTER SAFARI 18:30 Wed 13 Mar - 13:30 Fri 15 Mar 2019 Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. Field Trips & tea stops.

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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L1903JS MAPPING YOUR LIFESTORY 18:30 Fri 15 Mar - 13:30 Sun 17 Mar 2019

M1903ED VIOL CONSORT WEEKEND 18:30 Fri 22 Mar - 13:30 Sun 24 Mar 2019

Dr. Jo Stanley (Pennines www.highamhall.com/jo-stanley)

Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd)

Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. all materials

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

A1903RD

BOLD EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE ACRYLIC MIXED MEDIA 18:30 Sun 17 Mar - 13:30 Fri 22 Mar 2019

M1903PG RECORDER CONSORT WEEKEND 18:30 Fri 22 Mar - 13:30 Sun 24 Mar 2019

Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton)

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar)

Residential: £514 Non-residential: £359 inc. Field Trips

C1903ST

YOUR OWN POLYMER CLAY TILED BOX OR MIRROR SURROUND 18:30 Sun 17 Mar - 13:30 Tue 19 Mar 2019 NEW TUTOR: Susan Treweek (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/ susan-treweek) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. Materials

D1903SIG OPEN EARS DAY - BRITISH ORCHESTRAL MUSIC SINCE 1960 10:00 - 16:30 Wed 20 Mar 2019 Tim Shuker [aka Steven Ingman-Greer] (S. Cumbria www.highamhall. com/tim-shuker) £64 including lunch & refreshments

L1903BJ

EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY: PEOPLE AND PLACES 18:30 Fri 22 Mar - 13:30 Sun 24 Mar 2019 Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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FRIENDS OF HIGHAM AGM 2019 12:00 - 16:30 Sun 24 Mar 2019 www.friendsofhigham.org Special D,B&B rate, per person, for the night of Sunday 24/3/19 only: £55 standard room, £65 ensuite room (Discount of £5pp if sharing). Subject to availability

H1903BB

SACRED SPACES - FROM PREHISTORY TO THE MEDIEVAL IN CUMBRIA 18:30 Sun 24 Mar - 13:30 Wed 27 Mar 2019 Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 inc. Field Trips and all lunches out.

H1903AL1 STALIN AND THE SOVIET UNION 18:30 Mon 25 Mar - 13:30 Wed 27 Mar 2019 Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY follows - attend both, save £25.


L1903DH

WRITING FICTION: 'THE LITTLE BOX OF LANGUAGE TRICKS' AND 'TIME' 18:30 Tue 26 Mar - 13:30 Fri 29 Mar 2019 Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

N1903PW

THE ICE AGE AND ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND 18:30 Sun 31 Mar - 13:30 Wed 3 Apr 2019

H1903AL2 HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY 18:30 Wed 27 Mar - 13:30 Fri 29 Mar 2019

Dr. Peter Wilson (Ulster www. highamhall.com/peter-wilson)

Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey)

Residential: £334 Non-residential: £236 inc. Minibus Field Trips (prepare for walking and weather)

Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 STALIN AND THE SOVIET UNION precedes - attend both, save £25.

D1903CZ

TRY FOR A DAY: CHINESE PAINTING (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 10:00 - 17:00 Sat 30 Mar 2019 Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) £76 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments

A1903LP PAINTING STILL LIFE 18:30 Sun 31 Mar - 13:30 Wed 3 Apr 2019 Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

A1903MBE CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA 18:30 Sun 31 Mar - 9:00 Fri 5 Apr 2019 Marion Boddy-Evans (Skye www.highamhall.com/marion-boddy-evans) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £313

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Our New courses:

M1904AK RECORDER ENSEMBLES 18:30 Fri 5 Apr - 13:30 Sun 7 Apr 2019

M1904IF MOZART PIANO CONCERTOS 18:30 Wed 3 Apr - 13:30 Fri 5 Apr 2019

Play music in a recorder ensemble of up to thirty players. For recorder players of intermediate standard (roughly Grades 4-6 AB/TCL). Music will range from Renaissance to the present day, from three to eight or more parts. Technical and stylistic guidance as appropriate.

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

Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

C1904KQ2 RUSKIN LACE 18:30 Sun 7 Apr - 13:30 Tue 9 Apr 2019

C1904KQ1 RUSKIN LACE 18:00 Fri 5 Apr - 13:30 Sun 7 Apr 2019

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced.

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

Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

C1904SL RELIEF AND CREATIVE WOODCARVING 18:30 Mon 8 Apr - 9:00 Sun 14 Apr 2019

C1904TS

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.

Make fine silver jewellery with the ease of working with Silver Clay - an amazing material. Make three pieces of stunning professionally-styled hallmarkable jewellery. Those with good experience may work on their own projects.

Sharon Littley (S. Wales www.highamhall.com/sharon-littley)

SILVER CLAY JEWELLERY (WEEKEND) 18:30 Fri 5 Apr - 13:30 Sun 7 Apr 2019

Tracey Spurgin (East Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/tracey-spurgin) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 plus Materials from Tutor c£55 (subject to silver prices)

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Residential: £558 Non-residential: £377

Book by phone during office hours: 01768 776276


F1904GH YOGA AND WALKING: SPRING 18:30 Mon 8 Apr - 13:30 Fri 12 Apr 2019 A perfect mix! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst the peaceful northern fells. Feel more supple and relaxed. Now ends with lunch on the last day. Courses run Spring, Mid- and Late-Summer. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £309 (inc. Field Trips)

L1904DH

THE LIFE, LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY OF SAMUEL BECKETT 18:30 Tue 9 Apr - 13:30 Thu 11 Apr 2019 Waiting for Godot immortalised Beckett's name and contributed to his 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature, but is his portrayal of human existence one of pessimism or possibility? Explore this Irish playwright, poet and novelist's life and literature, and unearth the philosophical ideas contained within. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

C1904SM

CERAMIC RESTORATION: COLOUR MATCHING & REFRESHER 18:30 Fri 12 Apr - 13:30 Mon 15 Apr 2019 For those with a basic knowledge of the techniques involved in china restoration. Develop an awareness of colour and its application to a restored object. Methods of disguising a mend, the application of coloured fillers and choice and use of paint brushes will be covered. Work on own projects. Sheila Maurice (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/sheila-maurice) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Plus materials c£45.

M1904JW

WAGNER'S TRISTAN: MYTH AND REALITY A GREAT OPERA CONSIDERED FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE 18:30 Fri 12 Apr - 13:30 Sun 14 Apr 2019 One of the most famous love stories, some of the most hypnotic music ever written, audiences intrigued for over a century by its revolutionary design. We will, however, dig deeper and discover how, perhaps, Wagner's own marriage break-up and his passions for Mathilde Wesendonk and Cosima von Bulow spill over and make-believe reflects reality throughout a plot related to its composer's own social traumas. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

A1904CA1 OILS WITH CERI 18:30 Sun 14 Apr - 13:30 Wed 17 Apr 2019 A workshop for Students serious about developing skills in Oils, capitalising on Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged and receive suggestions on how to improve ideas and essential skills with Form, Tone and Colour. Boost your own artistic strengths, challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

H1904GD DISCOVER THE NORMANS 18:30 Sun 14 Apr - 13:30 Wed 17 Apr 2019 Themed talks and 2 half-day gentle trips out. Explore Norman origins, effects of the Conquest of England and the early resistance. Learn about four Norman rulers (inc. William the Conqueror and Henry I), explore cultural achievements like the Bayeux Tapestry, the Domesday Book, Cathedrals and Castles. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/ geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £368 Non-residential: £269 inc. Trips and admissions 9


A1904LB LANDSCAPES IN LINE AND WASH 18:30 Mon 15 Apr - 13:30 Thu 18 Apr 2019 A useful addition for watercolourists. Pen helps render detail and the technique helps avoid some pitfalls like over or under working. Ideal for sketching techniques as well as more finished work. Explore various types of pen and other useful tools. For those with at least a year of watercolour experience to widen your skills. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

M1904SA SINGING SOLO - NEXT STEPS 18:30 Tue 16 Apr - 13:30 Fri 19 Apr 2019 Extended small workshop for Singers already with a little (recent or otherwise) experience, who perhaps sing in choirs and/or have sung a few solos as amateurs. Benefit from some 1:1 with Sian and time for private practice. The 2nd of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

A1904JB

MAKE THE MOST OF WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 18:30 Wed 17 Apr - 13:30 Fri 19 Apr 2019 An exciting and versatile medium that can be used solo or combined with other materials. See a variety of techniques, from using pencils as a source of paint to creating a range of textures and effects. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. materials

A1904NT

ARTISTS' STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR - 3 NIGHT) 18:30 Fri 19 Apr - 13:30 Mon 22 Apr 2019 For experienced artists to take advantage of an extended Higham Easter weekend in our Studio (at a bargain price!) developing your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! No tutor, but a chance for students to share ideas and mutual support, and maybe enjoy the stunning surroundings a little. Any media except Oils. VERY SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

A1904BA WOMEN ARTISTS THROUGH THE AGES 18:30 Wed 17 Apr - 13:30 Fri 19 Apr 2019 For the most part female artists have lived in the shadow of male counterparts who have dominated art production and the governing institutions. This course pays tribute to some of the women who have proved themselves equal in both regards. There will be a brief interval during each session.

C1904AB

EASTER EMBROIDERY EXTRAVAGANZA (SPECIAL PRICE) 18:30 Fri 19 Apr - 13:30 Mon 22 Apr 2019

Bertram Aitchison (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/bertram-aitchison)

Enjoy trying different hand embroideries, whether you're a newbie or oldie, on this seasonal escape. Choose from a selection of kits to include techniques in Crewel work, Calico Gardens and counted thread works. Can become addictive! Materials available from Tutor.

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) SPECIAL PRICE: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £233 Nonresidential: £166

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C1904CM LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING 18:30 Mon 22 Apr - 13:30 Thu 25 Apr 2019 Create professional-looking cards and pictures from several lino-cuts using Easycut lino under the guidance of one of the UK's best - Clare's illustrations appear in books, magazines and packaging (and not just any packaging!). Clare Melinsky (Dumfriesshire www.highamhall.com/clare-melinsky) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials c£15)

H1904RW STORIES AND GLORIES: THE NORMAN CONQUEST AND 'CONQUESTS' 18:30 Mon 22 Apr - 13:30 Fri 26 Apr 2019 1066 is one of a handful of dates which we English know (allegedly). Explore how conquest was achieved by considering political, social, cultural, literary, and religious 'conquests', allowing us to think about what 'history' is. Two expert Tutors, promise a mix of interpretations. Dr. Robert Wright and Dr. Joanna Huntington (Yorkshire www. highamhall.com/robert-wright-joanna-huntington) Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314 (inc. Field Trip)

A1904CA2 PAINTING WITH CERI (3-NIGHT) 18:30 Mon 22 Apr - 13:30 Thu 25 Apr 2019

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TAKE THE TERROR OUT OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHERS 18:30 Wed 24 Apr - 13:30 Fri 26 Apr 2019

Workshop for Students of any painting medium, keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop ideas, and essential skills with form, tone and colour. Boost your own artistic strengths, challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome.

At the thought of speaking in public, most get butterflies - get them to fly in formation. Practical and participative, build confidence and skills to develop and deliver an interesting speech. Plenty of practice, friendly and supportive, with constructive feedback and strategies on how to improve. Ideal for both career or hobby. Come, conquer your fears!

Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen)

Lindsay Dutch (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/lindsay-dutch)

Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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EXPLORING COLLAGE WITH PEN AND ACRYLIC 18:30 Thu 25 Apr - 13:30 Mon 29 Apr 2019

A1904PO LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE DEVELOPING UNIQUE CREATIVE DRAWING STYLE 18:30 Sun 28 Apr - 13:30 Fri 3 May 2019

*NEW* Incorporating collage techniques with your art work can expand your appreciation for colour and the possibilities of creative development. Existing artists may work on their own subject with professional advice, or you can be guided in a project of a Street Scene with buildings which will flex your artistic muscles.

Examining Foreshortening & Measurement technique takes Drawing Styles further into achieving a true Three-Dimensional insight into working with Tonality & Colour. Fully-explained, readily understood bring a rational and structured awareness to your works, progressing from Expressive into Academic picture making. Dr Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £368 Each part of DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE (Jan, Apr and Sep) is attendable separately.

Sue Ford (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/sue-ford) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

D1904LA YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR SPRING 14:00 - 17:00 Sun 28 Apr 2019

H1904CP ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CELEBRITIES 18:30 Fri 26 Apr - 13:30 Sun 28 Apr 2019

Come into balance with the energies of Spring to detoxify body and mind - includes Energy Medicine Yoga practices. For all levels who can practise unaided; standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for pre-course information sheet (also available on-line) to find out what you need to bring.

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

N1904DC SUN, MOON AND SPACE EXPLORATION 18:30 Fri 26 Apr - 13:30 Sun 28 Apr 2019 Explore what we have learnt about the Sun, Moon and Planets through space missions. Is there life elsewhere? Some simple practical work will be shown. Bring binoculars, telescopes and cameras for advice clear skies prevailing! No experience needed. Dr. David Clarke (www.highamhall.com/david-clarke) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 12

Linda Allam (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/linda-allam) £18 including refreshments

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CONTEMPORARY PAINTING - ABSTRACTION AND REPRESENTATION 18:30 Mon 29 Apr - 9:00 Fri 3 May 2019 Look at the relationship between Abstraction and Representation through the lens of Contemporary Painting. Using exercises, briefs, and tutorials, Steve will coax you to extend your responses to your chosen media and subject matter. Steve Humble (London www.highamhall.com/steve-humble) Residential: £402 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips)


C1904JF PATCHWORK QUILTING: BARGELLO 18:30 Tue 30 Apr - 13:30 Fri 3 May 2019

N1905AM GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION 18:30 Fri 3 May - 16:00 Sun 5 May 2019

Easy small quilt or larger more intricate quilt - your choice. With help on hand for both beginner and more advanced. Enjoy a break with friendly quilters of all abilities.

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

Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

A1905PH ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 18:30 Fri 3 May - 13:30 Sun 5 May 2019 Starting with basic skills, complete a Tutor-led portrait, followed by an Animal Portrait from your own photograph or from supplied photographs. Beginners and improvers. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 inc. All Materials

M1905AC A WEEKEND FOR HARPS 'N' FLUTES 18:30 Fri 3 May - 13:30 Sun 5 May 2019 Friendly and relaxed, with music available for Harp (all abilities) and Flute (suggested level Grade 3 and above). Build confidence and reduce anxiety about performing. Opportunities for separate ensembles as well as a mixed gathering. After a free informal midday concert you will deserve your lunch! Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186

Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171 (inc. Sunday Field Trip)

C1905DM BOOKBINDING AND RESTORATION 18:30 Fri 10 May - 13:30 Tue 14 May 2019 Old books are history and deserve TLC, so bring along at least three, (no larger than A4). Be guided through each process, learn techniques of paper repair and cover restoration using modern materials, keeping as much of the original as is practical. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (Materials at cost)

C1905KQ RUSKIN LACE 18:30 Fri 10 May - 13:30 Sun 12 May 2019 Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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M1905RG BILLY WILDER: MASTER DIRECTOR OF THRILLER, ROMANCE AND COMEDY 18:30 Fri 10 May - 13:30 Sun 12 May 2019 Three films to explore and enjoy: Double Indemnity (1944), The Apartment (1960), Kiss Me Stupid (1964). Investigate the odd brilliance of this Austro-Hungarian migrant who saw America with an outsider's insight. Ron Guariento (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/ron-guariento) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

D1905SA A DAY OF T'AI CHI 10:00 - 16:30 Sat 11 May 2019 A disciplined, principled approach to your body and its ease and comfort of movement, improving balance. This relaxing day of guided gentle T'ai Chi, helped by a good lunch, gives time to develop awareness of how we use our bodies and relate to our environment.

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CUMBRIA'S PAST: MORE FROM THE FILM ARCHIVE 14:00 - 17:00 Sun 12 May 2019

£66 including lunch

Archivists Andrew and Jim rake the archives once again for rare footage bringing Cumbria's past to life. As ever, a uniquely privileged insight into our local history.

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Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/ andrew-leitch-jim-bownass)

Sheila Aimson (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sheila-aimson)

REFLECTIONS: PAINTING WATER IN WATER BASED MEDIA 18:30 Sun 12 May - 13:30 Wed 15 May 2019 Experiment with methods of painting techniques and apply paint with confidence, using traditional methods for portraying reflections and the water surface with a new vitality. Demos of painting dark pools, the glitter of the surface, lake and river scenes as you seek to add drama and interest in your work. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

£16 including refreshments

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WOVEN TAPESTRY DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 10:00 - 17:00 Mon 13 May 2019 Taster or Refresher. Come with no experience or bring work you want help getting back to. Looms will be ready-warped, and be shown how to weave simple shapes, mix colours and control your tension. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) £76 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments Louise has two courses following.

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C1905LM1 WOVEN TAPESTRY: CAMOUFLAGE 18:30 Mon 13 May - 13:30 Wed 15 May 2019

C1905RD WILDLIFE WOODCARVING 18:30 Wed 15 May - 13:30 Fri 17 May 2019

More than meets the eye. Ways of weaving imagery concealed within design, exploring mixes to give sutle shifts of colour and lustre. Perfect for both beginners and experienced. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin)

Use various tools and techniques to create a finished bird, mammal or fish (Song Thrush, Crested Grebe, Swan, Owl, Otter, Stoat, Squirrel...) with suggestions on how to mount and display. Amaze yourself and develop a new rewarding hobby. For both novice and developing carvers.

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Also see TAPESTRY DAY, preceding, and OUTLINING, following)

Ron Dickens (www.highamhall.com/ron-dickens) & David Harter (www. highamhall.com/david-harter) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186

L1905ZD TRAVEL WRITING: CRAFTING YOUR STORY 18:30 Tue 14 May - 13:30 Fri 17 May 2019 Explore what makes good travel writing. Transform holiday jottings, make the most of a journal or start a travel blog. Write compelling articles to inspire. All you need is to love travel and be ready to try. Includes a short excursion out to somewhere to write about.

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CALLIGRAPHY: MODERN SCRIPTS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 18:30 Fri 17 May - 13:30 Sun 19 May 2019

C1905LM2 WOVEN TAPESTRY: OUTLINING 18:30 Wed 15 May - 13:30 Fri 17 May 2019

Develop calligraphy skills with more modern scripts suitable for most uses such as greeting cards, invitations, notices, labels, short quotations, etc. Be guided step-by-step to produce high-quality work. For any level, including experienced. Materials provided.

Outline an image within a tapestry using a woven line. Perfect for those with some experience.

Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www. highamhall.com/manny-ling)

Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin)

Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 inc. materials

Zoe Dawes (S.Cumbria www.highamhall.com/zoe-dawes) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. a little easy Field Trip)

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (CAMOUFLAGE precedes)

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L1905DH PHILOSOPHY: REVOLUTION 18:30 Fri 17 May - 13:30 Sun 19 May 2019 During the Age of Revolution, Philosophy focused on social and political issues. In Britain, new Utilitarianism dominated and evolved with the Industrial Revolution, resulting, with Bentham's and Mill's efforts, in a liberal democracy. In France, it was different... Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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PASTEL, WATERCOLOUR AND CHARCOAL: GARDEN IMPRESSIONS 18:30 Sun 19 May - 13:30 Fri 24 May 2019 Explore exciting watercolour, pastel, charcoal and mixed-media painting with colourful and dynamic painting subjects all over our wonderful grounds. Also, two excursions (weather permitting) to Mirehouse's mature gardens and the lakeshore to paint and draw amidst dramatic Lakeland scenery. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton)

M1905RW COME AND SING - PURELY FOR PLEASURE! 18:30 Fri 17 May - 13:30 Mon 20 May 2019 Singers of all levels of experience or inexperience are welcome to enjoy a varied repertoire of songs, folk-songs, shanties and others that have inspired people through the years. Splendid music to be shared for the sheer joy of it, even if you've not done so for a while! Do just the weekend (Friday-Sunday), if you need to. Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (Fri dinner to Mon lunch)

Residential: £545 Non-residential: £388

A1905SCC BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: YOUR OWN CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 18:30 Sun 19 May - 9:00 Fri 24 May 2019 Inspired by, and concurrent with, the major RHS event, whether beginner or experienced, work at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere with individual attention and demos. Try a variety of papers and many types of coloured pencils.

Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (Fri dinner to Sun lunch)

Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/ susan-christopher-coulson)

D1905CR OIL PAINTING IN A DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 9:30 - 17:00 Sat 18 May 2019

Residential: £485 Non-residential: £323 (inc. Field Trip to Blackwell Arts and Crafts House)

Wished you could paint in oil? Create an oil painting on canvas in a day. Following a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet technique, learn as you go. End up with a completed canvas to take home. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www. highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £88 incl. all materials and lunch 16

C1905JM1 GOLDWORK 18:30 Mon 20 May - 13:30 Wed 22 May 2019 Goldwork covers all aspects of embroidery using metal threads and materials. Introducing beginners to the basic techniques and encouraging the experienced to develop their designs, everyone can work at their own pace with individual expert guidance throughout. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY follows.


C1905SI UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND 18:30 Fri 24 May - 13:30 Sun 26 May 2019 Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Materials at cost

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) LATE SPRING 18:30 Fri 24 May - 13:30 Tue 28 May 2019 C1905JM2 STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY 18:30 Wed 22 May - 13:30 Fri 24 May 2019 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.

Spring is such an abundant season so join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some hidden horticultural gems of the Lake District. LIMITED NUMBERS. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart)

Jane Matthews (ex-York Minster broderer)

Residential: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Admissions and Field Trips)

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 GOLDWORK precedes.

We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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MOBILE WATERCOLOURS THE MODERN WAY (MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO FIELD TRIPS) 18:30 Fri 24 May - 13:30 Tue 28 May 2019

*NEW* Produce satisfying art work just with Watercolour Pencils and Waterbrush. With a small range of well-chosen, quality colours provided, make powerful and expressive work on paper, outdoors and in the studio. Guided by Lionel, enjoy experimenting with just the minimum of equipment to make beautiful results. We will use the grounds and building as subject matter. For anyone. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314 inc. Materials 17


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TEXTILE ART USING HOOKY & PRODDY 18:30 Sun 26 May - 13:30 Thu 30 May 2019 Design and create an artistic hanging or rug from non-furnishing fabrics using this traditional technique on hessian backing. Bring scissors and your own scraps if you like. Equipment provided. Easy to get started, but can become a worthwhile obsession! Heather Ritchie (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/heather-ritchie) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

F1905MB THE ESSENTIALS OF AROMATHERAPY 18:30 Sun 26 May - 13:30 Tue 28 May 2019 *NEW* An educated introduction to the holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts (essential oils) to promote health and wellbeing. Includes a kit to use on the course so you can mix a blend for massage, a blend for the bath and a Gel to apply to the skin. Also will teach some simple massage techniques. No experience required. Mandy Beal (Warwickshire www.highamhall.com/mandy-beale) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. materials and certificate

A1905AJW DRAWING AND PAINTING HORSES 18:30 Tue 28 May - 13:30 Fri 31 May 2019 Equine Art is a must for every serious Artist. Using tried and tested techniques, draw and paint these beautiful animals. Alex has exhibited at the Society of Equestrian Artists and for decades has owned and drawn horses. We will try to visit a real-life stables to for sketches! Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/ alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip - dress for Cumbria weather!) 18 18

C1905AB CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT) 18:30 Tue 28 May - 13:30 Fri 31 May 2019 Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

M1905MB BIG BAND ARRANGING 18:30 Tue 28 May - 13:30 Fri 31 May 2019 For instrumentalists of a good standard, with some experience of writing for a classic big band line-up or medium-sized jazz combos and able to read music. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Mark's IMPROVISATION AND BASIC ARRANGING will follow in Oct.

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KNOW YOUR TREES AND WOODLAND (3 NIGHT) 18:30 Thu 30 May - 13:30 Sun 2 Jun 2019 Some gentle level walking through woods to collect specimens and identify trees in leaf. Develop your relationship with 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: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)


C1905SF TORCH-FIRED ENAMEL BEADS 18:30 Fri 31 May - 13:30 Tue 4 Jun 2019 Every bead is unique! Experiment with different effects and colours for exciting necklace and earrings, or just an unusual pendant. Thread professionally, use a variety of findings. Inspirational and fun for both existing beaders and newbies. NEW TUTOR: Sharon Ford (Cambridge www.highamhall.com/sharonford) Sharon replaces Janet Notman (retired). Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311 inc. First bottle of gas. (Materials c£50 depending on what you choose)

M1905LL CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND PIANO 18:30 Fri 31 May - 13:30 Sun 2 Jun 2019 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/louise-latham) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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BREAKING RULES IN WATERCOLOUR: SEASCAPES AND BEYOND 18:30 Sun 2 Jun - 13:30 Wed 5 Jun Suitable for everyone who wishes to stretch their Watercolour ability to achieve some spectacular results. Be shown how to represent water in nature to convey energy, life and dynamism. Enjoy the time to try fully the techniques yourself, going on to develop your own work in several different contexts including beach scenes with rocks . Your tutor can also advise you on other aspects of your watercolour work. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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GET WEAVING! COLOURS, TEXTURES AND PATTERNS 18:30 Sun 2 Jun - 13:30 Wed 5 Jun 2019 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: £328 Non-residential: £229 Yarns £15 max from Tutor.

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SHORT TALK: THE CARLISLE TO NEWCASTLE MILITARY ROAD 14:00 - 16:00 Sun 2 Jun 2019 A post-Jacobite cross country communication route, defence to Scottish invaders. Hear about the road's building, its characters and controversy over the destruction of part of Hadrian's Wall for its stone. John Mather (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/john-mather) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20.

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N1906CW BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE OF CUMBRIA 18:30 Sun 2 Jun - 16:00 Wed 5 Jun 2019 *NEW* 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.

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VICTORIAN ARTISTS: THEIR WORK, MODELS AND MUSES 18:30 Wed 5 Jun - 13:30 Fri 7 Jun 2019 *NEW* Examine various art genres of the exciting Victorian era: PreRaphaelitism, Neoclassicism, The Aesthetic Movement and Social Realism - with reference to the highly-significant role of Models and their relationships, professional and otherwise, with the foremost Artists of the day. Dr Peter Bryden (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/peter-bryden)

NEW TUTOR: Chris Winnick with Claire Winnick (S. Cumbria www. highamhall.com/chris-winnick)

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip; ends 4pm on the last day)

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A1906VP1 SKETCHING AND WATERCOLOUR (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 18:30 Wed 5 Jun - 9:00 Mon 10 Jun 2019 Record your travels with rapid sketches in pen and watercolour. Sketchpads and other materials provided. For beginners and painters to develop out-of-doors confidence. Involves minibus and short distances - destinations tailored to suit the group. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £495 Non-residential: £333 (inc. all Materials & Field Trips)

C1906KQ RUSKIN LACE 18:30 Wed 5 Jun - 13:30 Fri 7 Jun 2019 Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

SAXOPHONE WEEKEND (EXTENDED SUMMER WEEKEND) 18:30 Thu 6 Jun - 13:30 Mon 10 Jun 2019 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/debbiescherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £447 Non-residential: £318

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BEDE'S ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE 18:30 Fri 7 Jun - 13:30 Sun 9 Jun 2019 *NEW* Bede's writings describe the conversion of England to Christianity in the 7th century, but what were his sources and did he have an agenda? Using Bede's Ecclesiastical History (ESSENTIAL - Penguin Classics £10.99) and supplementing it with other primary sources (provided), investigate the growth of the early Church in its secular and cultural context. Philip Holdsworth (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/philip-holdsworth)

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Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166


N1906KO LAKELAND BIRDS 18:30 Sun 9 Jun - 9:00 Fri 14 Jun 2019 The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in and outdoors, 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: £500 Non-residential: £338 (inc. Field Trips - fair amount of walking)

A1906CZ CHINESE PAINTING (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 18:30 Mon 10 Jun - 13:30 Wed 12 Jun 2019

L1906DH WRITING FICTION: STRUCTURE AND SUSPENSE 18:30 Mon 10 Jun - 13:30 Thu 13 Jun 2019

Extend creativity and be guided by an expert in a traditional craft reflecting both philosophy and tradition. Learn brush techniques, develop sensitive hand control. No experience, not even art, required! Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang)

A residential Creative Writing course for both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures on structure and suspense. Writing exercises, individual tutorials and uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural location.

Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 inc. all materials

Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

A1906MD WATERCOLOURS WITH CONFIDENCE 18:30 Mon 10 Jun - 13:30 Fri 14 Jun 2019 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: £423 Non-residential: £294

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DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS: WHO AM I, REALLY? 18:30 Thu 13 Jun - 13:30 Sun 16 Jun 2019 Facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, this course will support you to gain a deeper level of self-understanding through guided personal reflection and expression. Time will be made for group discussion, 1-1 reflection and individual silence. All welcome. Complete a very short questionnaire after booking, so Tutor may contact you if needed. Ruth Bridges (Cumbria - Questionnaire available here: www.highamhall. com/ruth-bridges)

Book by phone during office hours: 01768 776276

Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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A1906VP2 HOW HISTORY INFLUENCED GREAT ARTISTS AND THEIR MASTERPIECES 18:30 Fri 14 Jun - 13:30 Sun 16 Jun 2019 Relaxed and superbly-illustrated talks and some enjoyable interaction allowing you to explore how time and culture impacted on the development of individual Artists and Genres. Personal opinion will be valued so expect to participate in discussions! For anyone with a general interest in Art and History. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot

T1906DP IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH 18:30 Fri 14 Jun - 13:30 Sun 16 Jun 2019 For Intermediate and Advanced french speakers to develop confidence and fluency in a friendly, structured but fun atmosphere. Activities: communication games, discussion, reading and listening to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films and songs. Formidable! Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Also 8 Sept)

Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 (inc. Field Trips)

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COLOURED PENCILS: TREASURES OF THE SUMMER GARDEN 18:30 Sun 16 Jun - 13:30 Fri 21 Jun 2019

C1906AB CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND) 18:30 Fri 14 Jun - 13:30 Sun 16 Jun 2019

The early summer garden is full of the most amazing subjects. Using the very forgiving medium of coloured pencil, be guided through an exciting and relaxing few days of creativity. Draw your subject to show it at its best, choose the right colours, learn tricks of the trade to create a beautiful botanical illustration to be proud of. Demos and individual tuition throughout from your RHS gold medal award-winning tutor.

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.

Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie)

Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt)

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Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

F1906AO SUMMER YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND 18:30 Fri 14 Jun - 13:30 Sun 16 Jun 2019 Explore the Yoga tradition, balancing seasonal effects through diet, daily routine and yoga practice. Essentially practical, using posture, breathing, meditative techniques and just a tiny bit of theory. All levels. Amanda Oakes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/amanda-oakes) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 22

Residential: £505 Non-residential: £348

WATERCOLOUR TECHNIQUES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE TO THE MODERN AGE 18:30 Sun 16 Jun - 13:30 Fri 21 Jun 2019 A practical trip through watercolour history from the early 19th century to today. The course is based on outdoor and studio work with field trips around the Lake District. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £368 (inc. Field Trips)


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LAKELAND ROCKS: TROPICAL SEAS, RAGING DESERTS AND ICE AGES 18:30 Sun 16 Jun - 13:30 Wed 19 Jun 2019 A more advanced course for those already introduced to the subject. We move on from our Ancient Rocks of Lakeland course, examining the Carboniferous to Present. Includes trips out with walking - bring boots and outdoor gear! Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)

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LAKELAND HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY SUMMER SCHOOL 18:30 Wed 19 Jun - 13:30 Sun 23 Jun 2019 First-hand discovery of some intriguing, often unique, archaeological and historic sites in the Lake District and wider Cumbria. Minibus excursions to visit prehistoric Stone Circles, Roman Forts and medieval Castles - over 5000 years of history. Relaxed evening Talks. Some short walks, any normal level of fitness will be able to participate. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Field Trips and Admissions)

A1906MW BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: THE SUMMER GARDEN 18:30 Fri 21 Jun - 16:00 Sun 23 Jun 2019 Choose a favourite flower from the garden to draw and paint a detailed study in Watercolour, considering composition and pattern in Nature. All levels, individual tuition for all stages. Slightly extended, ends 4pm with Tea.

M1906IF FRENCH MUSIC: FROM FAUST TO FAUNE 18:30 Fri 21 Jun - 13:30 Sun 23 Jun 2019 A sweeping survey from Gounod's Faust to Debussy's Prelude a L'Apresmidi d'un Faune. Operatic extracts include arias from Faust, Carmen, Samson and Delilah, Manon, and Louise. Orchestral and instrumental highlights feature works by Delibes, Saint-Saens, and Cesar Franck. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

C1906JF SUMMER QUILTERS' RETREAT 18:30 Sun 23 Jun - 9:00 Sun 30 Jun 2019 A choice of two-colour quilts, small lap quilt, cross over bag and several purses. Choose one project or try several small ones. Relax and indulge yourself! Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Supporting WOOLFEST. SPECIAL PRICE - Full week with (optional) day off for WOOLFEST: Residential: £558 Non-residential: £377

Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176

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C1906LN NEEDLEFELTING 18:30 Sun 23 Jun - 13:30 Tue 25 Jun 2019 Whether you wish to work on a picture, 3D animal, a fun design, or even your own unfinished object, come and enjoy the art of needlefelting under sympathetic, patient guidance. Experienced and beginners welcome. Lana Norman (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lana-norman)

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YOGA AND WALKING: MID-SUMMER LONG WEEKEND 18:30 Thu 27 Jun - 13:30 Mon 1 Jul 2019 A perfect mix for all! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst the peaceful northern fells. Feel more supple and relaxed. Now ends with lunch on the last day. Courses run Spring, Mid- and Late-Summer. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £309 (inc. Field Trips)

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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SHORT TALK: NOT WHAT I EXPECTED IN NEW ZEALAND: AN ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHS AOTEAROA 14:00 - 16:00 Sun 23 Jun 2019 Come and share in a mass of beautiful photos of North and South Island, taken last year on Pam's (unexpectedly extended) sojourn in the southern hemisphere, as well as info from the locals about the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes and the effect on their lives. Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20

A1906AJW PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH 18:30 Mon 24 Jun - 13:30 Fri 28 Jun 2019 Consider and develop crucial elements needed for truly high-quality artwork (including Tonality, Composition, Shape, Form, Texture, and Pattern). Bring unfinished work and/or follow Tutor's suggestions for projects to develop your artist's eye like a professional. Most media allowed except oils. Not for beginners. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/ alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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YOUR OWN PAINTED LONG SILK SCARF (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 18:30 Fri 28 Jun - 13:30 Sun 30 Jun 2019 After trying things out, use artistic skill to paint your own Silk Scarf. Aim for a professional finish for a unique piece of wearable Art. Pippa Sheather (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pippa-sheather) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £181 (inc. all materials)

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START WITH WATERCOLOURS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 18:30 Sun 30 Jun - 9:00 Thu 4 Jul 2019 Step by step, in a deliberately small group, explore the possibilities of Watercolour in its diverse forms: water-soluble oils, pencils, sticks etc. See how paint and blending work on paper, what works best for you and embark as an artist. Includes all basic materials to try, so just bring yourself for patient, qualified instruction. LIMITED NUMBERS Angela Burton (Somerset www.highamhall.com/angela-burton) Residential: £407 Non-residential: £264 inc. all materials


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WATERCOLOUR AND GOUACHE CHICAGO-STYLE: SIDE BY SIDE 18:30 Sun 30 Jun 9:00 Fri 5 Jul 2019 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.

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ART JOURNEYS: BIRDS AND ANIMALS WITH ANNE CORLESS 18:30 Fri 5 Jul - 13:30 Sun 7 Jul 2019 *NEW* Any Media. Enjoy creating dynamic artwork of birds and animals. Working with different media we will explore a range of visual art styles and ways of working. Suitable for all levels; all you need is a love of animal art! NEW TUTOR: Anne Corless (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-corless) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

Ed Hinkley (Chicago, USA www.highamhall.com/ed-hinkley) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £313

M1907DS UKULELE - THE NEXT STEP 18:30 Fri 5 Jul - 13:30 Sun 7 Jul 2019

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT): MID-SUMMER 18:30 Mon 1 Jul - 13:30 Fri 5 Jul 2019

Know a few chords and wish to move on beyond strumming to finger pick and play instrumentally? Two Tutors to bring you forward to selfaccompanied solos with music available.

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

Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/ debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £263 Non-residential: £196 inc. handouts of music covered

Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Admissions and Field Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

M1907MM BLOW! INTERMEDIATE WOODWIND WEEKEND 18:30 Fri 5 Jul - 13:30 Sun 7 Jul 2019 Grades 3 to 5 FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET & BASSOON. Small and larger group playing under patient, enjoyable professional instruction. A great way to develop your playing! Please notify us of instrument. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/ tricia-trona-melville-mason) Residential: £263 Non-residential: £196

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C1907BM PEWTERWORK ON GLASS 18:30 Sun 7 Jul - 13:30 Wed 10 Jul 2019 Use Arts and Crafts period techniques to create decorative tea light holders and vases. You need some experience in basic Pewterwork and be able to safely use a fine craft knife for cutting thin pewter sheet, before applying it to glass. Bonnie Mackintosh (W. Sussex www.highamhall.com/ bonnie-mackintosh) Residential: £333 Non-residential: £234 (Materials supplied at cost)

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WIND SERENADES SUMMER SCHOOL EASTERN ECHOES 16:30 Sun 7 Jul - 15:45 Fri 12 Jul 2019 Wind Chamber course for high-advanced amateur players (diplomastandard level 1 minimum) to work in-depth on substantial original repertoire with the highest level of tuition. All works studied will be performed complete in informal concerts on the last day. The course includes a mid-week tutors' concert. Tutors: Philippa Davies (flute, member of the Nash Ensemble), Jan Willem Nelleke (piano) and Laurence Perkins (bassoon www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins)

D1907LP1 A VERY SPECIAL WOODWIND RECITAL Philippa Davies (Flute), Laurence Perkins (Bassoon) and Jan Willem Nelleke (Piano)

20:15 - 21:30 Wed 10 Jul 2019 International soloists Flautist Philippa Davies (soloist, member of the London Winds), bassoonist Laurence Perkins (soloist and Hyperion recording artist) and pianist Jan Willem Nelleke (international concert pianist) join forces for an hour of memorable musical performances, held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. (One hour, no interval). ADMISSION £10 Proceeds to Stroke Association with Bar available beforehand and afterwards.

L1907DH1 PHILOSOPHY: MODERN 18:30 Wed 10 Jul - 13:30 Fri 12 Jul 2019 Towards the end of the 19th century, science had thrown into doubt the universe as God's creation and Nietzsche felt that Western Philosophy was ill-equipped to explain the modern world. Philosophy split into the continental and analytical paths, and the world wars coloured the moral philosophy of the second half of the 20th century. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper)

We can pick-up at 3pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) ONLY BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT.

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

Residential: £653 Non-residential: £477 All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up: www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED 10:00 - 17:00 Thu 11 Jul 2019 A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, taking pencils to capture the chorus and do short sketches. These will then be developed using watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £76 including materials and lunch

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PAINTING INSPIRED BY BEATRIX POTTER NO BUNNIES! 18:30 Fri 12 Jul - 13:30 Sun 14 Jul 2019

H1907TS1 BEETHOVEN 1800-27: THE ETERNAL REVOLUTIONARY 18:30 Fri 12 Jul - 13:30 Sun 14 Jul 2019

A watercolour course exploring Beatrix Potter's landscapes that inspired her later books for children. Will include a trip to nearby restored Lingholme gardens, claimed to be the site of Mr McGregor's garden.

Beginning by considering his inheritance from Bach, Mozart and Haydn, we trace how Beethoven's deafness was turned to triumph and ensured that Classical Music would always tread new pastures.

Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. Field Trip

Tim Shuker [aka Steven Ingman-Greer] (S. Cumbria www.highamhall. com/tim-shuker) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 BEETHOVEN'S SUCCESSORS follows: attend both, save £25.

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PAINTING RUSKIN'S DREAMS OF CONISTON 18:30 Fri 12 Jul - 13:30 Tue 16 Jul 2019 Inspired by Ruskin's principles and aesthetic sensibilities you will be guided by Tiana's expert eye and experience as an elemental painter of light to capture the truth of Nature. A field trip with lunch is planned to Brantwood, Coniston. Suitable for all aspiring artists in water-media. Tiana Marie (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tiana-marie) Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314 (inc. Field Trip)

D1907LP2 AN INFORMAL (& FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT - IN TWO HALVES 11:15 - 15:45 Fri 12 Jul 2019 All are invited to share two 45 minute concerts at 11:15 and 2:30, spanning lunchtime given by diploma-standard players, completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs! You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our grounds in-between, with donations welcome for tea and a slice afterwards. Limited Lunch spaces might be available (£15.60).

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EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED) 18:30 Fri 12 Jul - 13:30 Sun 14 Jul 2019 With a different selection to explore each time, enjoy exploring a wide range of verse across ages. Texts will be provided for an illuminating and sometimes surprising journey for all existing and potential lovers of poetry. Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 27


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EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING 18:30 Sun 14 Jul - 13:30 Fri 19 Jul 2019 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: £520 Non-residential: £363 (inc. Field Trips)

H1907TS2 BEETHOVEN'S SUCCESSORS - SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN, BRUCKNER AND BRAHMS 18:30 Sun 14 Jul - 13:30 Tue 16 Jul 2019 We consider Beethoven's legacy as it is reflected in four of the 19th century's greatest composers and ask ourselves whether his influence endures or has 20th century Modernism from Schoenberg onwards snuffed out the light forever? Tim Shuker [aka Steven Ingman-Greer] (S. Cumbria www.highamhall. com/tim-shuker) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 BEETHOVEN precedes: attend both, save £25.

A1907TS1 FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST/FRENCH REALIST: CAILLEBOTTE AND TISSOT 18:30 Tue 16 Jul - 13:30 Thu 18 Jul 2019 James Tissot focusing on the 'comedy of manners' in England and France, and Gustav Caillebotte's unique depiction of modern Paris and society, each responding differently to Baudelaires' challenge of depicting modern life. We shall look at the life and art of two remarkable Frenchmen. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 A companion to Tim's HOLL, HERKOMER AND FILDES course: attend both, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

M1907SA SINGING SOLO - MASTERCLASS 18:30 Tue 16 Jul - 13:30 Fri 19 Jul 2019

Book by phone during office hours: 01768 776276

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

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A1907TS2 THE VICTORIAN SOCIAL SCENE IN ART AND JOURNALISM: HOLL, HERKOMER AND FILDE 18:30 Fri 19 Jul - 13:30 Sun 21 Jul 2019 Victorian journalism grasped the dramatic potential of wood block engraving, in illustrated periodicals. The graphic magazine established 1869, enabled these three artists to establish themselves, initially depicting the gritty reality of London life before developing their own, idiosyncratic subject matter. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 A companion to Tim's CAILLEBOTTE AND TISSOT course: attend both, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

C1907DM BOOKBINDING: THE BRADEL BINDING 18:30 Fri 19 Jul - 13:30 Mon 22 Jul 2019 Bradel (AKA bonnet or bristol board binding) is an 18th century German Case binding resembling a case binding as it has a hollow back and visible joint, but is built up on the book. Many consider it stronger. A fun book to make using coloured cloth and marbled cover paper to make it just that little bit more special. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials at cost)

A1907GO PASTELS: PURE AND SIMPLE 18:30 Sun 21 Jul - 9:00 Fri 26 Jul 2019

L1907DH2 WRITING FICTION: POINT OF VIEW AND PARAGRAPHS 18:30 Fri 19 Jul - 13:30 Mon 22 Jul 2019

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.

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

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C1907AB CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT) 18:30 Tue 23 Jul - 13:30 Fri 26 Jul 2019 Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

N1907PN IDENTIFYING FERNS (3 NIGHT) 18:30 Tue 23 Jul - 13:30 Fri 26 Jul 2019

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING 15:00 - 17:00 Sat 27 Jul 2019 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 Included in our APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE Weekend.

Learn about ferns and their identification whilst enjoying some gentle walking on the level through woods - of which there are plenty of local examples here in the Northwest Lakes. Be guided to recognise the diversity and clues the flora offer to the nature of its setting.

C1907MC CERAMIC SCULPTURE: GET A-HEAD! 18:30 Sun 28 Jul - 9:00 Sun 4 Aug 2019

Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol)

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!

Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)

M1907HP APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: MUCH ADO 18:30 Fri 26 Jul - 13:30 Sun 28 Jul 2019 An odd couple tricked into falling in love as we know they should; probably the funniest part Shakespeare wrote for his company's comedian; a pantomime villain to hiss; songs, dances, disguises, backchat, and enough suspense to tingle without depressing us. With a course and Saturday's outdoor professional performance (included) in Higham's glorious setting to bring out the magic. Hugh Parry (Wales - www.highamhall.com/hugh-parry) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178

Make face and head sculptures up to 30cm

Martin Copley (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/martin-copley) Residential: £621 Non-residential: £430

M1907DB JAZZ PLAYERS' SUMMER SCHOOL 18:30 Sun 28 Jul - 9:00 Sun 4 Aug 2019 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) [Saxophone/Flute/Piano] with Alan Barnes [Saxophone/Clarinet] and Martin Shaw [Trumpet/Brass]

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JAZZ CONCERT with special guests Alan Barnes and Martin Shaw 20:00 - 23:00 Sat 3 Aug 2019 Our lively and diverting intimate evening of mainstream jazz with special guests saxophonist Alan Barnes, trumpeter Martin Shaw with David Black and players from our residential jazz course. Tickets £7 (Bar available)

M1908RW 6th ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL 16:00 Sun 4 Aug - 9:00 Sat 10 Aug 2019 For competent singers, viol and recorder players, covering music c1450-c1650. Instruction in choral/solo singing, viol and recorder playing, lute, plus vocal technique and various consorts. Plenary music-making sessions, lectures and opportunities to try something new (instrument or voice). A marvellously rich musical cocktail! Roger Wilkes (Head Tutor, Vocal), Deborah Catterall (Vocal), Elizabeth Dodd (Viol, Renaissance Dance), Philip Gruar (Recorder), Hugh Cherry (Lute).

Residential: £599 Non-residential: £399

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A1908ASS 1st ARTIST'S SUMMER SCHOOL 16:00 Sat 10 Aug - 9:00 Fri 16 Aug 2019 A week of workshops, lectures and demos for serious Art Students led by five of our Tutors for a rich mix of inspiration, techniques and styles. Every Student will share the Summer School Tutors so all can widen perspectives, deepen knowledge and enrich artistic capabilities. Bring your favourite Media and equipment, use our beautiful setting, and enhance your Painting and Drawing, sustained by wonderful food, like-minded folk and the whole of Higham turned over to ART! Starts 4pm on the Saturday, ends with Breakfast on the Friday. Tutors: Ms Ceri Allen (Curator) COLOUR AND COMPOSITION (Watercolour, Acrylic, Oils) Ms Alex Jakob-Whitworth CREATIVE APPROACH TO LANDSCAPES WITH LIFE (Mixed Media) Mr Michael Stewart IMPRESSIONIST INFLUENCES (Any Media) Mr Brian Smith CAPTURE LIGHT AND LIFE (Watercolour, Acrylic) Mr Lionel Playford CONTEMPORARY PICTURESQUE - Outdoor Sketch to Studio Painting (Any Media) Student Fee: Residential: £618 Non-residential: £437 B&B rate for sharing non-participants: £221

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A1908SCC BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: LATE SUMMER BLOOMS AND FRUITS 18:30 Fri 16 Aug - 13:30 Mon 19 Aug 2019 Create a seasonal reflection of late Summer blooms and fruits. Beginners upwards, work at your own pace under individual attention. Techniques, papers and pencils to try out. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/ susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

C1908PC PRINTMAKING SUMMER WORKSHOP 18:30 Fri 16 Aug - 13:30 Tue 20 Aug 2019 Explore techniques: woodcut, (cutting an image in plankwood); wood engraving (on endgrain hardwood or plastic); drypoint (drawing on metal with a steelpoint) and etching (using acid to etch on a zinc plate). Create prints to your own design. Beginners or experienced. Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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SUMMER CONTRASTS - LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL 18:30 Mon 19 Aug - 9:00 Fri 23 Aug 2019 This slightly longer course combines the impact of ink with the softness and subtlety of coloured pencil to describe the lakeside in summer. Practise mark-making in ink and blending, embossing and lifting out in coloured pencil. Integrate both media to build a harmonious image using cool reflections and contrasting foliage shapes. Enjoy patient guidance from an inspirational Tutor. Suitable for all. Helen Hanson (Kent www.highamhall.com/Helen-Hanson) Residential: £392 Non-residential: £249

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L1908DJ YOU THE JURY 18:30 Fri 23 Aug - 13:30 Mon 26 Aug 2019 *NEW* After listening to and discussing the evidence with fellow jurors, you will be able to pronounce your verdict on four separate, real-life murder cases, which occurred between 1900-1975, chosen for the insights they can give us on our judicial system and social history. Come equipped with pen, notebook and open mind... A late summer Bank Holiday treat - open to all! NEW TUTOR: Diane Janes (www.highamhall.com/diane-janes) SPECIAL PRICE (3 nights for the price of 2) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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RELIEF AND CREATIVE WOODCARVING SUMMER SCHOOL 18:30 Tue 20 Aug - 9:00 Mon 26 Aug 2019 Transform a block of wood into a unique picture. Bring ideas or use Sharon's books for inspiration. Transfer a pattern, use chisels, learn techniques. Beginners and experienced. Sharon Littley (S. Wales www.highamhall.com/sharon-littley) Residential: £558 Non-residential: £377

A1908MW BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: LATE SUMMER FLOWERS 18:30 Wed 21 Aug - 16:00 Fri 23 Aug 2019 Paint your chosen subject from the wonderful flowers in bloom. Tuition in botanical accuracy and composition to produce a pleasing finished piece of work. All abilities, Tutor will adapt for level of experience. Slightly extended, ends 4pm with Tea. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 34

LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE SATISFYING, COMPETENT PERSONAL DRAWING 18:30 Sun 25 Aug 13:30 Fri 30 Aug 2019 Fully embracing and enlarging aspects of previous Workshops, a multi-media approach through Layering and attention to Composition persuades us toward an exhibitable standard of aesthetic confidence, exuding true independence. An exciting prospect of personal creative satisfaction! Dr Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £368 Each part of DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE (Jan, Apr and Sep) is attendable separately.


M1908LL CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL 18:30 Mon 26 Aug - 13:30 Fri 30 Aug 2019 For pre-formed trios, quartets and quintets. Groups work together in the mornings at self-selected repertoire. Afternoons free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Remaining sessions for mixed ensembles. Large library of music to explore.

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EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING 18:30 Sun 1 Sep - 13:30 Fri 6 Sep 2019

Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/ louise-latham)

Explore a wide variety of painting techniques for contemporary landscape subjects in both the studio and the inspirational Lakes National Park using watercolour, gouache, acrylic inks and pastel. Demos and 1:1 tuition. For artists with previous painting experience looking to loosen-up.

Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314

Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £363 (inc. Field Trips)

C1908SI UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND 18:30 Fri 30 Aug - 13:30 Sun 1 Sep 2019 Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Materials at cost

M1908MM STARTERS' MINI-ORCHESTRA FOR WOODWIND AND STRINGS (C INSTRUMENTS) 18:30 Fri 30 Aug - 13:30 Sun 1 Sep 2019 Primarily for those of Grade 1 to 4 standard for instruments that play in the key of C (no clarinets or saxophones). Strings should be capable of tuning their own instruments. Please notify us of instrument and approximate standard when booking. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/ tricia-trona-melville-mason) Residential: £263 Non-residential: £196

M1909SA SINGING SOLO - FROM SCRATCH 18:30 Sun 1 Sep - 13:30 Tue 3 Sep 2019 *NEW* Small workshop for focussing on professional techniques for developing your singing skills. Aimed at those with little or no experience, keen to find out how to find a proper voice, whatever genre you are inclined towards. Beginners welcome! First of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

C1909JG1 LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT1 18:30 Mon 2 Sep - 13:30 Wed 4 Sep 2019 *TWIN SUMMER COURSE* Discover handmade Bobbin Lace, work on your UFO's and pick Jan's brain. She will also bring patterns from her Tantalising Torchon collection, exploring some more unusual aspects of this neglected lace. Total beginner through to advanced all welcome! Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Basic materials available from tutor £5-£10 approx.) Precedes another course. Book both, save £25. 35


C1909JG2 LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT2 18:30 Wed 4 Sep - 13:30 Fri 6 Sep 2019 *TWIN SUMMER COURSE* See 2-4 Sep for details. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK 18:30 Fri 6 Sep - 13:30 Sun 8 Sep 2019 Learn how to create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in Pen and Ink, then how to combine them to create a finished drawing. With demos throughout and access to a variety of pens to experiment with, by the end you should be able to handle your materials with confidence. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech)

H1909CS BRITAIN IN THE SIXTIES 18:30 Tue 3 Sep - 13:30 Fri 6 Sep 2019 Change and contradiction: Swinging London never reached Hartlepool, Mary Quant had little impact on Burnley. It was Black and White Minstrels v Cathy Come Home, optimism v fear of nuclear annihilation, industrial decline v social progress, freedoms v Mary Whitehouse. For many of us it was the decade of our youth. What does it look like now fifty years on? Dr. Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC OF ITALY: A HERITAGE UNDESERVEDLY NEGLECTED 18:30 Fri 6 Sep - 13:30 Sun 8 Sep 2019

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

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A1909CA PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (2-NIGHT) 18:30 Sun 8 Sep - 13:30 Tue 10 Sep 2019

F1909GH YOGA AND WALKING: LATE-SUMMER 18:30 Mon 9 Sep - 13:30 Fri 13 Sep 2019

Workshop for Students of any painting medium, keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop ideas, and essential skills with Form, Tone and Colour. Boost your own artistic strengths, challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome.

A perfect mix for all! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst the peaceful northern fells. Feel more supple and relaxed. Now ends with lunch on the last day. Courses run Spring, Mid- and Late-Summer.

Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen)

Residential: £438 Non-residential: £309 (inc. Field Trips)

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 We offer also DAY and 3-NIGHTER with CERI, also an OILS course.

A1909LB OLD MASTER METHODS IN ACRYLICS 18:30 Tue 10 Sep - 13:30 Fri 13 Sep 2019

C1909KQ RUSKIN LACE 18:30 Sun 8 Sep - 13:30 Tue 10 Sep 2019 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)

Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter)

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

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

T1909DP IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH 18:30 Sun 8 Sep - 13:30 Tue 10 Sep 2019 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)

C1909AB WHITE WORK EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT) 18:30 Tue 10 Sep - 13:30 Fri 13 Sep 2019 Each September Angie offers formal tuition on a different kind of embroidery... Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Also 14 June)

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SHAKESPEARE'S VENETIAN PLAYS: RACE, RELIGION AND SEXUALITY IN OTHELLO AND THE MERCHANT OF VENICE 18:30 Fri 13 Sep - 13:30 Sun 15 Sep 2019 Both plays feature outsiders due to religion, race, social status, gender or orientation. 400 years on, such issues are still topical. Join us to discuss Shakespeare's exploration of such themes - and why Venice is the backdrop. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

A1909LP DRAWING AND PAINTING LAKELAND CHURCHES (FIELD TRIPS) 18:30 Fri 13 Sep - 13:30 Mon 16 Sep 2019 The North Lakes has very characterful settings for Churches atmospheric qualities ideal for mixed-media sketching and painting on location. Be inspired by some of the finest examples in the works of John Piper, William Turner and others. Join Lionel on five expeditions, develop your drawing and use of colour and contrasting materials. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £343 Non-residential: £244 (inc. Field Trips)

C1909JM1 STUMPWORK 18:30 Fri 13 Sep - 13:30 Sun 15 Sep 2019 Coloured silks and metallic threads on heavy silk show insects, fruit, small animals and flowers in Elizabethan Stumpwork. A modern piece may be any raised design, inspired by a book, picture or photograph using any fabric and thread you'd like for texture. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 BEAD EMBROIDERY follows.

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C1909JM2 BEAD EMBROIDERY 18:30 Sun 15 Sep - 13:30 Tue 17 Sep 2019 An introduction. Beads of all shapes and sizes, cabochons and buttons create a stunning freestyle piece with fabulous surfaces which could be incorporated in a hanging, panel, pendant, lid, bracelet, book cover etc. Every piece is unique! Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 STUMPWORK precedes this.


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EXPLORE THE LAKES - ANTIQUITIES AND TRADITIONS 18:30 Sun 15 Sep - 9:00 Fri 20 Sep 2019 Minibus Field Trips (a little walking) exploring the Lakes. Ancient churches, stones, crosses, Arthurian, Roman and Viking sites - each location tells a fascinating story. Includes Muncaster, Hadrian's Wall and we hope to also ride a little train! Where feasible, we'll have hot lunch out! Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/ geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £363 (inc. Field Trips, Admissions and Lunches, exc. refreshment stops)

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VERDI'S RIGOLETTO, IL TROVATORE AND LA TRAVIATA 18:30 Sun 15 Sep - 13:30 Tue 17 Sep 2019 Following what he described as his "galley years", Verdi produced from 1850-53 a trio of operas, universally popular, then as now. Peopled by memorable characters such as Sparafucile, Azucena, Violetta, driven forward by direct and heart-warming melodies. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

C1909BD STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP 18:30 Mon 16 Sep - 13:30 Fri 20 Sep 2019 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)

C1909AG SEWING: A FREEFORM ADVENTURE 18:30 Tue 17 Sep - 13:30 Fri 20 Sep 2019 *NEW* Waken those Sewing skills under professional guidance, with your own project, or a freeform, artistic, embellished piece combining Fabric Scraps (Bring your own if you wish). Ask on booking if you wish to borrow a sewing machine. Ann Gill (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/ann-gill) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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LAND AND SEASCAPE IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER 18:30 Fri 20 Sep - 13:30 Mon 23 Sep 2019

A1909TW2 FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED) 18:30 Sun 22 Sep - 13:30 Tue 24 Sep 2019

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

More advanced illumination: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Practical tips on mastering technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Those who are already able to make and lay gesso are welcome to work on their own projects with help and advice from the tutor.

A1909TW1 INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED) 18:30 Fri 20 Sep - 13:30 Sun 22 Sep 2019 Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments (a small amount of lead is possible). No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178 inc. all materials Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows.

Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178 inc. all materials Toni's INTRO TO ILLUMINATION precedes.

L1909ZD CREATIVE BLOGGING FOR BEGINNERS 18:30 Sun 22 Sep - 13:30 Tue 24 Sep 2019 *NEW* Get to grips with the nuts and bolts of blogging, learn how to set up a blog, do a bit of content creation and find out how to use Social Media to promote your words of wisdom. Practical demos and an expert on hand to guide you. Bring laptop or tablet and use our WiFi. Zoe Dawes (S.Cumbria www.highamhall.com/zoe-dawes) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: HISTORY AND BEAUTY 18:30 Fri 20 Sep - 13:30 Mon 23 Sep

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

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) EARLY AUTUMN 18:30 Mon 23 Sep - 13:30 Fri 27 Sep 2019 Enjoy spectacular changing garden colours and amazing views afforded by fells, lakes and countryside by visiting some hidden horticultural gems. With her wealth of local and horticultural knowledge, Louise will seek to enchant and inspire you. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Admissions and Field Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.


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ACRYLICS: BOLD PAINTING WITH RAGS AND CARD 18:30 Tue 24 Sep - 13:30 Fri 27 Sep 2019 Painting with rags, straight onto the canvas, connects your whole body in the process. Enjoy more freedom to be expressive and bold, creating fresh and more vital work. Excellent for mountains forests and water. Using a card like a palette knife can create a new dynamic in your work. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

H1909AL1 ATTRIBUTES OF A VICTORY: BRITAIN AT WAR 1939-1942 18:30 Wed 25 Sep - 13:30 Fri 27 Sep 2019 How did the British people respond to war in 1939? How did they cope with the threat of invasion and the Blitz? Should Churchill have negotiated with Hitler? Consider these as we explore Britain's 'finest hour'. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 D-DAY 1944 follows: attend both, save £25.

H1909AL2 D-DAY 1944: THE ASSAULT ON HITLER'S EUROPE 18:30 Fri 27 Sep - 13:30 Sun 29 Sep 2019 The landings of the 6th June 1944 were the largest amphibious operation ever undertaken. We will explore the preparation for Overlord, the assault on the beaches and the consequences for the eventual liberation of France and Western Europe. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 BRITAIN AT WAR 1939-42 precedes: attend both, save £25.

C1909DC ENAMELLING LONG WEEKEND 18:30 Fri 27 Sep - 13:30 Tue 1 Oct 2019 Work on copper, silver or steel, making enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Silver and gold foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonne and other techniques as desired. Absolute newbies or experienced welcome. Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (Cost of materials depends on your project))

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FOLLIES, FAIRGROUNDS AND FAKES: ARCHITECTURE TODAY AND THE SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF? 18:30 Fri 27 Sep - 13:30 Sun 29 Sep 2019 Form Follows Function, wrote architect Louis Sullivan, but there are many apparently useless buildings from ancient monument to modern art installation. What are they really for? We will explore how and why, in times ancient and modern, we built fantasies, fakes, and fictions. Edward Hollis (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/edward-hollis) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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SKETCHBOOK LATE SUMMER SAFARI 18:30 Sun 29 Sep 13:30 Tue 1 Oct 2019 Observe and record Late Summer Lakeland plus some special interior locations with lightning sketches - a little flash mob with pencils, pens, sketch books and cameras. Back at Higham, work towards more finished drawings. See examples of Sketchbooks, reflect, renew and get creative yourself! Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (inc. Field Trips and Tea stops) 41


M1909JG PIANO WORKSHOP 18:30 Sun 29 Sep - 13:30 Tue 1 Oct 2019 For up to ten Players* of Grade 7 and above. Prepare a 20 minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: ÂŁ238 Non-residential: ÂŁ171

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GENERAL INFORMATION

FIELD TRIPS:

WIFI:

Details believed correct at time of going to press. Listed on our website highamhall.com • Extra courses when they are arranged • Date or Tutor changes • Full Tutor profiles • Subscribe to eNews for updates, late offers. Course fees Non-residential includes: refreshments, 2-course lunch, 3-course dinner. Residential also includes standard accommodation and breakfast. "& TEA" events include refreshments. Materials: Where applicable and unless stated, cost extra, payable to the Tutor. Course Programmes on request and on booking. PAYMENT: For courses, pay over the phone by card or cheque to 'Higham Hall College Limited'. Day Courses: Full fee on booking. £25 is non-refundable but we will refund the Balance up to one month before start of the course. Longer Courses: Deposit £50 on booking. Balance due one month before start of the course. If you cancel a course, £25 is non-refundable/ non-transferable. The remainder can be transferred (as a Balance) up to one month before start of the course. When paying Balance, you have the option to take out Cancellation Protection at £5 per night. Covers 80% refund (less Deposit) if cancelled before the course starts through illness or injury of self or close relative (Doctor’s note required). No refunds without this cover. Your own Travel Insurance may cover you.

Some courses use our minibus, coach hire or car share. Cost is reflected in the course price.

Available at no extra charge.

CATERING TIMES: 8:00 Breakfast (residents), 10:30 Break, 12:30 Lunch, 15:45 Break, 18:30 Dinner. We cater for special diets: inform on booking. Bar available in the evening 6pm – 10:45pm.

CAMPERVANS: £10pppn. Three hook-ups. inc. use of Sluice Room and Hall facilities. ELECTRIC CAR CHARGER: By arrangement. £5 per vehicle per charge.

DISABILITY:

NON-COURSE GUESTS:

Ground floor generally wheelchair-accessible. Ground floor beds available in Bungalow. Carers, if sharing, can claim a discount and will only be charged for meals. Stair lift for hall bedroom access.

Courses permitting.

ACCOMMODATION:

Gatehouse self-catering from £75 per-night.

Hall First Floor: 17 en-suite and 8 standard rooms. Bungalow Cottage: 4 en-suite rooms. Gatehouse: 4 standard rooms, 2 bathrooms En-suite supplement: £10pppn Sharing Discount: £5pppn You may also be non-residential and stay close by. Ask for recommendations or see website.

Three single, one double, two WC upstairs, kitchen, lounge.

Registered Charity No 1025981

DOGS:

Membership is just £10 a year.

£5 per day allowed in Gatehouse and Bungalow Cottage. Extra cleaning may be charged, if needed.

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TELEPHONE: Rural location so mobile coverage weak. We have a payphone.

B&B standard room £43.20 (ensuite +£10pppn). Two course Lunch £15.60, Four course Dinner £24.00

FRIENDS OF HIGHAM (est. 1993):

• Currently c400 members supporting Higham • Provide bursaries (Assisted Places Scheme) • Provide help and funds for special projects • Help promote Higham

The FoH Membership Secretary c/o Higham Hall Bassenthwaite Lake Cockermouth Cumbria CA13 9SH friendsofhigham.org


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