• 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.

HOTHOUSE FESTIVAL IS JUST AOUND THE CORNER! HHFest15 takes place on Sat 4 April, from 12 noon. Great programme of young perfomers including the Sam Kelly Trio, Tom Kitching's Interloper, The Elephant Sessions, Magic Lantern and many more. Open Mic Competition for 25s and under with great prizes, projections by Ignite Somerset, live broadcasts from the 10 Radio bus and a silent disco to round off the night! Click for more details.

BBC PAF Fellow will present a scratch performance of new work as part of HHFest15, at 1.30pm! Click here for more

STEPPING OUT residency dancers announced. We are thrilled to announce the dancers joinign us for our dance residency. Click here for more.

WORK UNDERWAY ON GOLDEN JUBILEE MOSAIC! A mosaic, designed and made by local school children inspried by their experiences at Halsway Manor, will be unveiled in the Manor grounds at our Jubilee Fete on Saturday 6 June. Click here for more.

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.


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
Halsway Manor Playford Weekend 2015
27th - 29th Mar 2015
A weekend of Playford style folk dancing from the 17th to the 21st centuries with caller Andrew Swaine and outstanding musicians Boldwood
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What's on
Spring Hothouse 2015
30th Mar -
4th Apr 2015
An opportunity for young musicians and singers from the South West to work with leading folk artists, to create a collaborative performance piece – and to perform it live to a festival audience!#HHC15
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Hothouse Festival 2015
4th Apr 2015
A one-day festival showcasing some of the best young folk musicians, singers and dancers from the area and around the country.
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What's on
Halsway Manor Easter Dance Party 2015
5th - 10th Apr 2015
Lively folk dancing week with Rhodri Davies, Bob Morgan, Fiona Barrow, Paul Hutchinson and walking with Roger Phipps and Nan Ward.
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Irish Set Dancing Weekend 2015
10th - 13th Apr 2015
With the Deenagh Ceili Band, Maggie Daniel and Lucy Slemmings.
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Images of the Manor and recent events. Click here