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24th May, 2013
A towering artistic figure of the twentieth century, Bernstein was a ‘man for all musics’, the like of whom we may never see again. Our study includes him as formidable conductor of works by Ravel, Mendelssohn and Mahler and of artists such as Kiri Te Kanawa and José Carreras; as pianist and composer of orchestral and choral works, including the Chichester Psalms and jazz-inflected pieces; as creator of the ground-breaking stage musicals On The Town, Candide and West Side Story. We look back at his success as a great ambassador and communicator for all that is best in music.
2nd June, 2013
2 – 5 pm
Come and hear about the fascinating research that has been done into ‘restoring Victorian Gothic’ and how it might be applied to ‘repainting’ Higham Hall. New insight into the history of the building will also be revealed.
£16 including tea
14th June, 2013
Much of what we know of the ancient Egyptian was buried with them in their tombs. This course will look in detail at the preparations the ancient Egyptians made for the afterlife. Students will learn about mummification, the design and decoration of a tomb, and the methods employed (both physical and magical) to preserve the body & protect the Ka (spirit/soul) from harm.
21st June, 2013
Like the French Impressionist painters, Debussy wanted music not merely to represent Nature but to reflect the mysterious correspondence between Nature and the imagination. Both he and Ravel extended the orchestral palette, evolving unusual colours and forming mosaic-like designs within a new sense of harmonic space.
Friday 21 to Sunday 23 June
This weekend course is aimed at family historians who have used basic sources and possibly the internet to undertake research and would like to take their research a little further. We will look at how you can use and access Board of Guardians, parish chest records and education records to discover more about your ancestors. The course will also provide an introduction to using both local and archives and consider how we might access information on the Internet.
7th July, 2013
In Northern Europe, landscape painting has a powerful hold on our visual culture, and none more so than in Scandinavia, where far-Northerly folk have found a kinship with nature to be indispensible. The 19th Century paintings of snow and sun, rock and forest, mountain and fjord – and the people who lived there - helped confirm their difference from Mediterranean culture and shaped their national identity.
28th July, 2013
Sunday 28 July to Saturday 3 August
The course will look at the history and origin of calligraphy followed by an explanation of tools and then writing with individual attention. This is a rare and special opportunity to work with a leading calligraphy teacher from Japan.
1st September, 2013
Sunday 1 to Friday 6 September
This year we will be staying at Liverpool University and visiting the many remarkable buildings and places in the area including Port Sunlight, the Albert Dock, two famous cathedrals, Speke Hall and, as usual, a number of lesser known surprises. Exploring the unusual will feature strongly.
Group Leader: Alex Alexandre with local guides
Single en-suite room: £550
13th September, 2013
SORRY, WE STATED THE WRONG DATE IN THE PRINTED BROCHURE!
This is not Friday 6 September but
Friday 13 September 2013
We are still open the previous week, but will be doing some special things for the Heritage Open Day a week later on 13th.
Apologies once again for our mistake!
10 am – 4 pm
We are pleased to offer an open invitation to all to visit the house and gardens as part of the National Heritage Open Week. Hear about the history of the house, join a garden tour, enjoy music, art and craft events, see what goes on at Higham . . . and have tea . . . all for free.
Free – yes, that’s right, FREE, so why not just pop in on 13th Sept to see what it’s all about?
20th September, 2013
Friday 20 – Sunday 22 September
Fifty years after the demise of the 78rpm record, a few people still like to turn a handle for a 2-minute song overlaid with crackle! Switch off the CD player, suspend the downloading and be entertained by the music of your youth, and that of your parents and grandparents. On a variety of machines, dating from 1900 onwards, discs and cylinders will proudly reveal their secrets. Be prepared for everything from chamber music to rock’n’roll.
27th September, 2013
Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September
The interiors we live in are ephemeral affairs, the temporary meetings of architecture, furniture, objects, décor, products and images. Their history is therefore a story not of objects, but of moments that exist, pass, and are remembered – or forgotten. This course takes you through the history of the interior, from the hearths of ancient Rome to the digitised spaces of the present, exploring how the rooms we inhabit today resonate with the echoes of their ancestors – and ours.