• enjoy
    Enjoy...
    ...our year round programme of courses, events and activities for all.
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  • explore
    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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TELLING TALES -

Help us tell the history of the Halsway Manor Society by sharing your memories more details  When did you first get involved in Halsway Manor? Do you have a story to tell? Or maybe you'd like to offer your time to become a research volunteer? 

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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
The Friends of Coleridge Autumn Study Weekend...
24th - 26th Oct 2014
Annual autumn study weekend for those who share an interest in Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
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What's on
Martinmas Country Dance Holiday 2014
26th - 31st Oct 2014
An Autumn folk dance break for all abilities with a packed programme of workshops, evening dances and some time off in the afternoons.
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What's on
Uilleann Pipers Weekend 2014
31st Oct -
2nd Nov 2014
With Tiarnan O Duinnchinn & Steve Turner.
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What's on
Nyckelharpa Workshop Weekend 2014 - SOLD OUT
31st Oct -
2nd Nov 2014
Now fully booked - but Vicki will be back in 2015 for our 'Harpa's at Halsway' Festival in September.
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What's on
Concert: Uilleann Pipes & Nyckelharpa
1st Nov 2014
The haunting sound of the Irish pipes meets the exotic strains of the Swedish keyed fiddle. Featuring Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer.
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