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

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.