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Higham is open once again

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Thank you so much for your patience and support.

OUR OFFICAL COVID-19 SECURE DECLARATION

Our official Covid-19 Secure declaration may be seen in full here.

OUR SAFETY HANDOUT FOR STUDENTS AND TUTORS

Our Covid Information handout for Students and Tutors may be seen in full here.

Our official Covid-19 Secure declaration may be seen in full here.

A Special Message from the Principal

Higham would not be allowed to open and operate were we not to follow the correct guidance laid out by our Government in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive and Public Health England, so we are doing all we can to  be fully Covid-19 Secure.

Many, many hours have been spent by many people with up to date expertise in medical, scientific, legal, educational and hospitality matters to arrive at the measures we are implementing here as a place of work, learning and hospitality. These measures are complex and have been extremely well considered and judged with the best interests of all who work at and come to Higham.

We have made every effort to not make anything overly restrictive or ostentatiously over the top, since experience tells us that Higham is a civilised, safe environment of sensible humans anyway.

The most important thing to remember is that ultimate safety will be down to how our humans themselves behave when they are here:

Hygiene Rules All Students, Tutors and Staff must follow:

– Cleanse your hands well and regularly with Soap and with Gel.
– Observe Social Distancing.
– Bring and use a suitable Face Covering to be worn in company.
– Take extra care with what you touch and your interactions.

We have numerous other measures in place – all based upon one or more of these four basic rules, which, if followed by everybody, are intended to keep everybody as safe as possible without squashing the pleasure of a Higham experience.

Please do not expect to see floor stickers or distancing signs all over the place, we credit our Highamites will some intelligence. You will, however, notice some sanitising stations (and our new, nifty, no-direct-touch water dispenser), some screens here and there, some Tutors with optional visors plus a few different layouts. Numbers on courses will be limited, we are only using Bedrooms with private bathrooms, communal seating arrangements and some aspects of service will be sensibly controlled in line with guidance without crushing the ambiance.

We look forward to welcoming you, along with your preference of face covering, to a safe environment.

George

LAST MINUTE COURSE PLACES AVAILABLE

OIL PAINTING WITH CERI (3 NIGHT)

September 8th at 18:30 to September 11th at 13:30
A workshop for Students serious about developing skills in Oils. Be encouraged and receive suggestions on how to improve ideas and essential skills with Form, Tone and Colour. Boost your own artistic strengths, challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome.
Residential: £335 Non-resicdential: £234

YOU THE JURY

August 28th at 18:30 to August 31st at 13:30
After listening to and discussing evidence with fellow Jurors, you will be able to pronounce your verdict on five separate (real-life) murder cases, which occurred between 1900-1975, chosen for the insights they can give us on our judicial system and social history.
SPECIAL PRICE Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO ORWELL AND 1984

September 25th at 18:30 to September 28th at 13:30
Well-known, but sometimes only fleetingly referrred to, 1984 was a masterpiece of its time. Visions of a society which, to some extent, we now inhabit. Enjoy delving deeper with gentle discussion and shared insights. Darren Harper
Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH

September 22nd at 18:30 to September 25th at 13:30
Consider and develop crucial elements needed for truly high-quality artwork (including tonality, composition, shape, form, texture, and pattern). Bring unfinished work and/or follow Tutor’s suggestions for projects to develop your artist’s eye like a professional. Most media allowed except Oils. Not for beginners. Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

EXHIBITIONS

ON THIS WEEK

ALEX JAKOB WHITWORTH EXHIBITION

ALEX JAKOB WHITWORTH EXHIBITON

“As someone who lives amongst the countryside – I have always found inspiration in the stories, the shapes, the colours, the paths and the way we relate to the land around us. It is a sense of fascination and curiosity that bring me to express experience of travelling through the landscape, and a sense of place into my paintings; the temporal expressed in the spacial.” A.J.W.

The joint exhibition runs from 1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jan 2021 in the Foyer and Dining Room.

 

Admission Free

We’ve rebooted our YouTube channel, learn painting, singing, dancing and weaving techniques from our Tutors from the safety of your home

All Courses

Listed chronologically

Art

Art Appreciation, Painting & Drawing, Creative Visual…

Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation, History

Crafts

Creative courses with Textiles, Wood, Paper, Furniture…

Day

Short Courses, Try for a Day, Workshops …

Events

Concerts, Dinners, Exhibitions, Demos …

Humanities

History, Geography, Cultural Studies…

Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation & History…

Music

Instruments, Singing, Masterclasses, Theatre…

Personal

Fitness, and Well-being…

Sciences

Natural Studies, Geology, Health…

Words

Literature Appreciation, Drama, Writing…