• enjoy
    ...our year round programme of courses, events and activities for all.
  • explore
    ...new activities and interests.
  • learn
    ...from leading practitioners, performers and artists and our folk library and archive.

SUPPORT OUR 24 HOURS OF FOLK APPEAL. Click here to download an info pack.

WORK UNDERWAY ON GOLDEN JUBILEE MOSAIC! Children from Crowcombe & Stogumber, Nether Stowey, Stogumber, and Old Cleeve primary schools visited Halsway for a day of folk fun - singing, dancing, music-making and clogging - to provide inspiration for their designes for 24 panels which will make the final mosaic. More details here.

TELLING TALES: We now have our full team of volunteer interviewers on board, with the
final batch of training about to take place. With 50 interviews now planned or completed, the Halsway story is really taking shape. Join us to share your memories of Halsway! Click here for more detailsHalsway Manor Society celebrates 50 years in 2015 – and is embarking on a major oral history project to uncover their unique story as part of their Golden Jubilee celebrations! The project -TELLING TALES - is supported by a grant of £41,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

BBC PERFORMING ARTS FUND FELLOWSHIP LATEST. Choreographer and dancer Hannah Moore is working as Halsways BBC PAF Fellow. Click here for more


Halsway Manor is a folk arts centre that provides courses, events and activities for everyone interested in traditional folk music, dance and song, storytelling, folklore and arts and crafts. Located in the Quantock Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - in West Somerset, Halsway Manor has a fascinating history that goes back over 600 years. The Manor has a warm friendly atmosphere, tranquil woods and gardens, great food, a bar, a range of overnight accommodation and camping in the grounds. The Kennedy Grant Library contains thousands of books and recordings of folklore, customs, traditional folk music, dance and song - an excellent resource for research and study.

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What's on

What's on
Basketry - one round base, many baskets 2015
27th Apr -
1st May 2015
The better the base, the better the basket, led by the highly-skilled traditional and contemporary willow artist Sarah Webb.
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Concert: Steve Turner 2015
29th Apr 2015
An exceptional evening of music from the inimitable Steve Turner.
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May Day Celebrations 2015
1st May 2015
A day for local schools to visit Halsway Manor for workshops in music, maypole and country dancing.
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Society for International Folk Dance 2015
1st - 5th May 2015
For details on the Society's event at Halsway manor, please visit their website www.sifd.org
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Violin Making Course Spring 2015
8th - 11th May 2015
Neville Gardner has been teaching violin making for 16 years. This popular course ensures all participants get the maximum amount of time at the workbench.
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