LATEST UPDATE:

Subject to National Lockdown restrictions, Higham Hall College is closed.
All courses suspended or postponed until Mon 17th May. 
We have been trying to communicate with students on affected coursed to sort refunds, credits or reschedules, so please check your messages.

The Summer programme is released but please note:

Phonelines will reopen when the Office restarts weekdays from Tuesday 4th May.

We appreciate your patience as we manage the enormous challenge of getting back on our feet.

There are, and will continue to be, a number of changes to courses already printed in the brochure and latest updated courses will always be on the website.

Higham is a place of education and also overnight indoor hospitality and is following Government guidance. The information is based upon our current plans but may be subject to change.

We advise all Students, Tutors and Staff to accept the offer of a vaccination jab when available, as this will benefit the health and safety of everyone in the Higham community.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Updates will be posted on the website.

THIS IS THE LETTER SENT OUT ON THE BACK OF THE ADDRESS SLIP WITH THE BROCHURE TO THOSE ON THE MAILING LIST IN APRIL.

Welcome, finally, to the new Higham Brochure for Summer 2021.

There are unavoidable changes to what is printed. At the time of writing we plan to reopen as a place of residential education on 17th May. Courses before then are cancelled, some we have been able to reschedule, and there are some additional courses slotted in after that date…

… You can keep up to date through our website and eNewsletter and, of course, by contacting us once the office is back in from furlough from 4th May. Note: no calls can be answered before then.

Thank you so much for your patience and continued support. We look forward to welcoming you once more!

George Cooke – College Principal

We are involved in new eMagazine ‘Lifestyle Perspectives’ which will be available free to Highamites who sign up. It is aimed at the kind of people who frequent places like Higham – the adult lifelong learning community:
Details are on page 33 of the brochure and you may sign up for free at: highamhall.com/lifestyle-perspectives

COURSE VACANCIES

RUSKIN LACE

May 17th at 18:30 to May 19th at 13:30

A Lake District speciality since 1884, using Needlepoint Lace techniques for drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs. Suitable for both beginner and experienced.

 

Karen Quickfall

Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 (If required, Starter Pack £12 from Tutor) Follows another course.

WALKING FOR PLEASURE – SPRING

May 17th at 18:30 to May 21st at 13:30

*NEW* Guided walking with two Tutors on a mixture of low level and, weather permitting, higher-level day-long walks. Expect up to 9 miles and you need to be suitably attired Some linear walks will allow for a deeper exploration of the wonderful North and Central Lake District.

NEW TUTORS: Alan with Barbara Riddiough

Residential: £456 Non-residential: £324

THE POETRY OF LANDSCAPES: APPRECIATION AND WRITING

May 18th at 18:30 to May 21st at 13:30

*NEW* For those wishing to develop their own poetry writing through examining how others achieve it successfully. Read and discuss poems by living poets and have the opportunity to write and share your own. Copies of the Anthology to borrow and some handouts provided.

NEW TUTOR: Clare Crossman

Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

GOLDWORK

May 19th at 18:30 to May 21st at 13:30

Goldwork covers all aspects of embroidery using metal threads and materials. Introducing beginners to the basic techniques and encouraging the experienced to develop their designs, everyone can work at their own pace with individual expert guidance throughout.

Jane Matthews

Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 (STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY follows.)

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The new Summer Brochure (Apr to Sep) has finally been published so you can plan. Please see update above for when the office is reopening.
Brochure Download or Request one to be posted
Further updates will continue to go in the eNewsletter [click to subscribe].

Thank you so much for your patience and support.

STAY SAFE: HANDS – FACE – SPACE – FRESH AIR

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

It has been such a challenging year for everybody. The Higham Community is fighting on, determined to come out of this stronger once we are allowed to.

Thank you so much for all your patience and support – we are encouraged by the kind things many of you have said to us during this unprecedented time. I doubt whether there is anyone who has not been deeply affected by all this.

The main question people seem to be asking is “Will Higham ne OK?”. We can answer that confidently as a “Yes”, due to the knowledge that you, our loyal and tollerant students and tutors are chomping at the bit to return and resume activity. When that chance comes, we will take it with enormous gratitude for all the amazing sacrifices made by so many people on our behalf during this pandemic, and also in memory of those who will no longer be able to share in the joy that we have the priviledge to provide.

Thank you and STAY SAFE.

George

Click the Donate logo or this link

Those who know us are aware that we are more than a college running interesting courses…

As we seek to recover from the recent challenges, a Donation (we are a self-supporting charity) will help us to continue our vocation of lifelong learning in a special setting. Thank you.

EXHIBITIONS

USEFUL LINKS

ALEX JAKOB WHITWORTH EXHIBITION

ALEX JAKOB WHITWORTH EXHIBITON

1st August 2020 to 31st January 2021

“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. Admission Free

LIONEL PLAYFORD EXHIBITION

ALEX JAKOB WHITWORTH EXHIBITON

1st August 2020 to 31st January 2021

 

“In this age of growing concern over our relationship with nature there has never been a better reason to connect with it by meditating on landscape through art. I have been making art about landscape for over 45 yers and this exhibition reflects deeply held desire to immerse myself in the outdoor weather-world and make images about it from sketches to piantings, collages and installations.” L.P.

Admission Free

ON THIS WEEK

HOW TO GET HERE

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

Instruments, Singing, Masterclasses, Theatre…

Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation & History…

Personal

Fitness, and Well-being…

Sciences

Natural Studies, Geology, Health…

Words

Literature Appreciation, Drama, Writing…