Tutor Mark Bassey has a song written about him!

Mark Bassey, our wonderful Jazz Composition Tutor was honoured by his class when a song was composed for him. Now, the lyric won’t likely trouble Cole Porter, but it demonstrates ingenuity and reflection of the reality: WE FRIENDS CAME FROM BRIGHTON OUR JAZZ SKILLS TO TIGHTEN LEARNING, PLAYING WITH NEW MATES THANK YOU MARK VON 

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Art Instruction Book by Viv Philpot

One of our Tutors has written her own book to accompany some of her courses. Viv Philpot has produced a very nice colour publication, Sketching Your Holiday Memories, fully illustrated, taking would-be improving artists through the essentials in a very easy to digest and useful way. Not available commercially, Viv’s book supports the skills and 

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Welcome to “The Alston Curve”

Alston Hall was, until the beginning of last year, a sister college to Higham based in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire. We shared many tutors and, indeed, students, and strived to be true to the same aims of lifelong learning, at one time both being part of the, now defunct, Adult Residential College’s Association (ARCA). 

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Calendar Boy

In the interests of equality, following our notification of Frances Winder’s Calendar being available for sale, we also have had our annual delivery from our Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography Tutor Keith Offord of his ‘Wild Insights’, which is FREE due to the fact he uses it to plug the courses he offers both at Higham 

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OUR CIVIC DUTY

A recent phone call from someone’s erstwhile other half gave a little smile and suggested a good plot for a sitcom. The conversation went something like this: OFFICE PHONE RINGS “Good afternoon, Higham Hall.” “Oh, hello. Strange request but I’m looking for my wife, I’m hpping she might be there.” At this point, it was 

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