Mission

To enrich lives through inspirational experiences
We will achieve our mission through six core strands of work:

1. Programming of quality courses, workshops and events
2. Stewardship of our heritage
3. Nurturing the next generation
4. Creative learning
5. Audience development
6. Business resilience and sustainability

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Our Charitable Purposes

  • To promote and support the practice of the traditional folk arts, especially as practised in England. This includes traditional dance, music, song, folklore, storytelling, arts and crafts.
  • To conserve, maintain and develop the Halsway Manor as a hub for these activities.

Our Aims

The Board of Trustees’ have set aims as follows. To:

  • improve skills, knowledge and understanding of the folk arts amongst people of all ages and abilities.
  • develop a wider pool of inspiring and competent course leaders.
  • further raise the profile of Halsway Manor as a centre of excellence for the folk arts that is accessible for all.
  • ensure that we have a sustainable business, aiming to balance the budget and reinvest surpluses in our charitable activities.
  • continue to be a well governed and transparent organisation.

What We Do

To achieve our aims we provide

  • a range of residential courses and non-residential classes, events and activities throughout the year including traditional dance, music, song, storytelling / folklore and arts and crafts.
  • a unique library that contains about 10,000 books and audio recordings about folk music, dance, song, history and folklore that is free to use for visitors and the public generally.
  • the buildings and grounds at Halsway Manor for use by visitors and participants.

You can read our Articles of Association here: Halsway Manor – Articles of Association.
 Read Annual Report and accounts 15-16 here