Friends of Higham was established in 1993 to support Higham Hall College as a centre of excellence for adult education and lifelong learning.

We provide bursaries to enable people to come on courses, help fund special projects, offer a scholarship, sponsor events and promote Higham to others so that they too may enjoy its uniqueness.

The Friends income comes from annual membership donations of £10 each member, further donations and gift aid.

To join the Friends please click here this will open a Membership Form to print out, please complete this and post it to:

Friends of Higham Membership Secretary
c/o Higham Hall
Bassenthwaite Lake
CA13 9SH


The Friends of Higham Scholarship

16 – 18 June 2018: Kay was part of the Evan Art Trail which featured painters, photographers, glass workers, ceramic artists, jewellers and musicians from the Eden Valley Artistic Network.



The 2018 Scholarship winner is Kay Leech, a mixed-media textile artist from Culgaith near Penrith.

Kay was awarded the scholarship in October 2017, having proposed a series of artworks about the story of the Cumbrian landscape, making connections between geology and art.

Kay’s scholarship programme includes a wide range of subjects to help her fulfil her project:
9 Nov 17 – Sketching with an iPad – Pam Grant
8 – 10 Dec 17 – Geology of Britain – Annette McGrath
19 Jan 18 – Crochet Freeform – Pauline Turner
20 – 23 Feb 18 – The Ice Age and its Aftermath in Lakeland – Peter Wilson
26 – 29 Mar 18 – Circles in Stone – Bruce Bennison
22 Jun 18 – Papermaking dinner and demo – Jonathan Korejko
23 Jun 18 – Papermaking with Textiles – Jonathan Korejko
24 Jun 18 – Papermaking with Plants – Jonathan Korejko
18 – 22 Aug 18 – Printmaking – Peter Collins

Kay will present her completed work at Higham on the 11th of November 2018 where it will be on display for two weeks.