• 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.

HALSWAY MANOR RECEPTION AT SIDMOUTH FOLKWEEK: We hope you can join us - click here for your invite.

BODHRAN RAFFLE! As part of our Jubilee celebrations, we'll be reaffling a Renegade Rhythms bodhran AND a lesson with Will Lang, at Sidmouth Folk Week this year. Details here.

SIDMOUTH 2015 'SIGN-UP' PRIZE DRAW: Pick-up a subscription form at Sidmouth Folk Week and return it to the Sidmouth main Box Office or to Halsway Manor for your chance to win! Terms & conditions here. Good luck!

BBC PAF FELLOWSHIP Read BBC Performing Arts Fellow Hannah Moore's blog about the experience so far by clicking here

24 HOURS OF FOLK - WE DID IT! You can still donate online here.

JUNIOR HOTHOUSE IS COMING. Click here to watch the video.

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
Anglo German Dance Week 2015
1st - 8th Aug 2015
An international holiday focused on using music and dance from Germany and England as a means of uniting people from different cultures and backgrounds.
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Violin Bow Re-hairing Course 2015
8th - 10th Aug 2015
Three day course that shows you how to re-hair and maintain bows of the violin family.
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7th Annual Violin Bow Making Course August...
10th - 15th Aug 2015
A seven day course led by Andrew Bellis that enables you to make a bow of the violin family.
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Creative Writing and Narrative Arts Summer...
10th - 14th Aug 2015
Intensive residential course for writers seeking inspiration from oral storytelling traditions.
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August Folk Dance Holiday Week 2015
15th - 22nd Aug 2015
Hosted by Shirley Williams, with caller Ray Goodswen and musicians Pete & Moira Gutteridge. A country dance holiday for all who enjoy dancing and good company.
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