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
The Friends of Higham Scholarship
The 2018 Scholarship winner is Kay Leech, a mixed-media textile artist from Culgaith near Penrith.
On the 26th of October 2017 an independent selection panel interviewed four candidates. They chose Kay who has proposed a series of artworks about the story of the Cumbrian landscape, making connections between geology and art.
Kay has already completed the first two courses in her scholarship programme, which includes a wide range of subjects to help 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