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 has just completed her scholarship programme which included the following courses:
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 be giving a presentation about the work that has gone into making Connections and her experience during her scholarship year 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 will be on display at Higham from the 11th to the 30th of November 2018, free, open 10am – 5pm. Kay will be in residence on Sat 17th, Tue 20th and Thu 29th Nov

This will be Kay’s first solo exhibition, and will include a range of pieces, from a large quilt based on a Geologic Timescale to a small textile crystal geode piece incorporating freeform crochet.