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October 2018

AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

Sunday October 21, 2018 at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to enjoy this hour-long concert given by diploma-standard players (i.e. above grade 8) who will be completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. It is good to have a little audience for such informal events which will be of an exceptional standard, in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. This is always an OUTSTANDING concert, and a best kept secret of ours ... we challenge you to find a better quality of playing! ADMISSION FREE, but…

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November 2018

CUMBRIA’S PAST: AT WAR – THE HOME FRONT…WITH TEA

Sunday November 4, 2018 at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This time, the ever-popular Andrew and Jim are raking the archives to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Rare cine films bring Cumbria's fascinating past to life once again. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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KAY LEECH’S ‘CONNECTIONS’

Sunday November 11, 2018 at 13:00 to Friday November 30, 2018 at 19:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Free exhibition by our first Friends of Higham Scholarship Student, who has incorporated aspects of several courses in a ranges of textile pieces linking geology, art and craft: a 6 ft quilted hanging based on the Geologic Timescale to a small 3D piece based upon a crystal geode and incorporating freeform crochet buttons. Exhibition runs from 11 - 30 Nov and Kay will be 'in residence' on Sat 17, Tue 20 and Thu 29 Nov (10am-5pm each day) FREE -…

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SCHOLARSHIP SHOWCASE AND EXHIBITION LAUNCH

Sunday November 11, 2018 at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The winner of the first Friends of Higham Scholarship, Kay Leech, will present her final project, launching her exhibition of around 10 pieces of her subsequent work. Kay's scholarship funded her on several courses and challenged her to reflect elements of her learning. Kay Leech & Friends of Higham (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/kay-leech) Places are FREE but must be reserved. Refreshments (honesty box). Supported by the Friends of Higham. Kay's Exhibition runs from 11 - 30 Nov and she will be…

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SHORT TALK: SIR THOMAS BOUCH (1822-1880) CUMBRIA’S FORGOTTEN ENGINEERING GENIUS

Sunday November 18, 2018 at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A shorter talk for the winter days. It is time to restore the reputation and career of Cumbrian born Sir Thomas Bouch, a once celebrated Victorian railway engineer. Vilified for his part in the Tay Railway Bridge disaster of 1878, his many works include the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith railway. NEW TUTOR John Mather (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/john-mather) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20.  

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December 2018

CHRISTMAS DINNER AND SLEEPOVER

Sunday December 16, 2018 at 18:00 to Monday December 17, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come alone or together for a House Party atmosphere, be well-fed, stay over, finish with a hearty breakfast. Higham Christmas Dinner at Higham Hall hosted by George, Carmel, Tina and Alan with Poppy and Monty. Evening of gentle, optional amusement: festive music, video and words in genial company. Alan's Big Quiz in the Bar was a highlight last year! Sunday 16 December at 6pm Melon Fan with Fruit Coulis (v) or Soup of the Day (v) or Prawn, Salmon &…

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LUNCH AT HIGHAM

Monday December 17, 2018 at 13:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come alone or with others Superb Higham 4 course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall Lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. One day only: Monday 17th December at 1pm Melon Cocktail with Cassis Sorbet (v) or Vegetable Soup & Crusty Roll (v) Roast Turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce or Seasonal Nut Roast (v) All served with Seasonal Vegetables Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce or Red Berry Cheesecake & Cream Freshly ground Coffee & Mince Pies £22…

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