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    Enjoy...
    ...our year round programme of courses, events and activities for all.
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    Explore...
    ...new activities and interests.
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  • learn
    Learn...
    ...from leading practitioners, performers and artists and our folk library and archive.
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HOTHOUSE IS COMING! Our next Hothouse residential course - for young people to  discover the folk arts - takes place from Mon 30 March to Sat 4 April 2015. Click for more details or watch a short video by Simon Whitehead.

 

BBC PERFORMING ARTS FUND FELLOWSHIP SUCCESS. Click here for more
The BBC Performing Arts Fund is excited to announce that it will be supporting the next generation of performing arts talent across the UK by awarding 32 Fellowships – including one in Somerset for Halsway Manor, National Centre for the Folk Arts.

 

TELLING TALES: The next 'Tea, Song & Dance' event takes place on Tue 24 Feb. Join us to share your memories of Halsway! Click here for more details
Halsway 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.
 

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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.

If you're visting Halsway, there's now a very handy travel planning app. Just enter 'Halsway Manor' as your destination HERE

 


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What's on

What's on
For the Furthur Improvement of Dancing...
26th Feb -
1st Mar 2015
For The Furthur Improvement of Dancing Weekend. Andrew Shaw takes experienced dancers into new territory.
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Halsway Manor Northumbrian Small-pipes...
6th - 9th Mar 2015
Northumbrian small-pipes are back for another popular weekend in 2015.
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Concert: Northumbrian Small-pipes 2015
7th Mar 2015
Pauline Cato, Chris Evans, Andy May, Rob Say, Francis Wood.
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Northumbrian Small-pipes Taster Day 2015
7th Mar 2015
A special event for complete beginners who would like to try their hand at playing the Northumbrian small-pipes. Instruments provided.
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Mary's House Party 2015
9th - 13th Mar 2015
Folk Mid-Week Break with Mary Ireson who was 100 in 2013.
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