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

Many congratulations go to the 2018 Scholarship winner, Kay Leech.  In November 2018, Kay fulfilled her scholarship and presented her first solo exhibition, ‘Connections’, a series of textile and mixed-media artworks about the story of the Cumbrian landscape.

Pictured left is Kay’s major work, ‘A Journey Through Time’. This six foot high quilt was based on the geological time scale.  It incorporated applique, reverse applique images and free machine quilting.

KAY LEECH CONNECTIONS Exhibition Catalogue


Applications for the 2021 scholarship will be welcomed in early 2020.