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 Connections, a series of textile and mixed-media artworks about the story of the Cumbrian landscape.

Kay was given nine Higham courses: Sketching with an iPad – Pam Grant, Geology of Britain – Annette McGrath, Crochet Freeform – Pauline Turner, The Ice Age and its Aftermath in Lakeland – Peter Wilson, Circles in Stone – Bruce Bennison, Papermaking with Textiles and Plants – Jonathan Korejko and Printmaking – Peter Collins.

Kay will be giving a talk about the making of Connections at 2pm on the 11th of November 2018 at Higham.  Places are free, please reserve your place by phoning Higham Hall on 017687 76276.

The exhibition of Connections is free to enter and will be on display at Higham from the 11th of November to the 3rd of December 2018, open 10am – 5pm. Kay will be in residence on Sat 17th, Tue 20th and Thu 29th Nov.

KAY LEECH CONNECTIONS Exhibition Catalogue