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
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
Just about got Monty to sit long enough in the new Curve to capture a shot of him with the new plaque, cunningly installed on a tree trunk by Neil the gardener.
Horray! Yesterday, 2nd May, we welcomed a group from the Friends of Alston Hall, some of our own Friends of Higham, our local Setmurthy Parish (St Barnabus’), Trustees students and tutors to the ribbon cutting of our new “Alston Curve”. It was a lovely afternoon and we enjoyed a little celebration to mark the building
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).
It is with huge sadness we learnt of the passing of one of Higham’s most beloved former Tutors, Irene Coulthard, who taught Calico Gardens for years here up until a couple of years ago. Irene will be much missed both as a tutor and as a friend to many students. Irene was skilled and generous
Our trusty old workhorse which takes students and tutors to some of the wonderful locations around the area on courses has had a bit of TLC! Our 2005 Peugeot Boxer Lightweight minibus, with under 60k on the clock still had plenty of life left in him and so, rather than waste money, we have given
The week commencing Monday 16th January 2017. 5,500 of you will receive a hard copy of the new brochure in the post that week – and nearly 300 new courses up till the end of September 2017 will be on the website from that date. If you wish to see an online version of the
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
Tutor Frances Winder has produced some very nice calendars, with a month to a view, showcasing some of her exceptional artwork. Usefully, Frances has made sure these calendars, one a narrow format, one large, both have space for notes to be made against each date – so very useful for keeping appointments and significant dates
Housekeeping Assistant Bedroom and Premises Housekeeping in co-operation with a team of 3 others. Someone who will help us maintain our high standards and friendly welcome. Average of 8 hours pw, with possibility of holiday cover. £7.76 ph This job could possibly be combined with a Kitchen Assistant role for the right person to give
The Flower Festival held at Higham recently from 2-5th Sept 2016 was supported superbly. So many people bothered to pop in over the four days to see the wonderful displays created in many of our public areas by members of our local parish, St Barnabus, Setmurthy. We’d like to say ‘Thank you’ on behalf of
FLOWER FESTIVAL at HIGHAM HALL Friday 2nd to Monday 5th September 2016 10am to 5pm Refreshments Available Proceeds to Setmurthy Church Higham Hall & St Barnabas Setmurthy have had a long association which continues today & over these four days we celebrate in flowers all the learning opportunities that Higham provides with all the donations
FLOWER FESTIVAL at HIGHAM HALL Friday 2nd to Monday 5th September 2016 10am to 5pm Refreshments Available Dare we imagine a world without flowers? We would be deprived visually, but but also biologically as flowers represent the ability to attract the opportunity to propagate new life. Appreciating what flowers give us in life is terribly