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: now has its own page on this site. 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