• 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.

FIND OUT MORE about how to celebrate our Golden Jubilee / 50th Anniversary in 2015. 


Funding Appeal latest. Andy Cutting has composed a brand new 'tune for Halsway' to support the Halsway Manor 'Our Future' Development Appeal! Andy debuted the tune at a special launch at Sidmouth International Folk Week, on 3 August 2014. We auctioned the chance to name the tune - congratulations and thanks to Simon & Candy, the tune is now known as 'Simon and Candy's Halsway Jig'. You can listen here and buy a note online here.

“Telling Tales” – Halsway Manor’s oral history project wins £41,100 Heritage Lottery Fund support. FIND OUT MORE 

Our Hothouse residential courses encourage young people to get involved in the folk arts. What's it all about? Watch the short film  by Simon Whitehead. FIND OUT 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
Walking and Singing Week: Footsteps of Cecil...
15th - 19th Sep 2014
With Yvette Staelens and Ted Franklin. A week of walking and singing in stunning landscapes, exploring the song-collecting journeys of Cecil Sharp.
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Storytelling at Halsway Manor: Tales in Trust...
19th - 21st Sep 2014
Hosted by Taffy Thomas, the first Storyteller Laureate. Plus special visit by Doc Rowe with screening of The Transports 1987
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Merry Neet - storytelling, dance, film & more...
20th Sep 2014
Music, dance, song and storytelling by the fireside. a magical evening for one and all.
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Autumn Voices, Viols and Recorders 2014
21st - 26th Sep 2014
A weekend of early music for experienced singers and players of early instruments
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Harvest Weekend House Party 2014
26th - 29th Sep 2014
All kinds of folk dance and fun, hosted by Judith Inman.
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