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Halsway Manor Open House

Monday 20 Jan 4pm — Friday 24 Jan 4pm, 2020

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

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We’re opening our doors for a week to professional folk artists at all stages of their careers wanting a place to write, rehearse, recharge, relax, and be creative. We’re offering full board – accommodation and all meals – from dinner on Monday evening until breakfast on Friday. You’ll be here alongside other artists so if you’re someone who likes to share ideas, experiences, advice and support, then this could be right up your street.

Placement is by application. We’re limiting this opportunity to around 15 – 20 artists, and we’re asking for a nominal fee of £60 per head.

Halsway Manor, set in beautiful West Somerset has a variety of resources, including the biggest folk library collection outside of London, large and small rehearsal spaces, and a lovely wood panelled bar (with log fire, naturally). There’s direct footpath access from the Manor onto the Quantock Hills, the coast is 5 minutes’ drive away, and there are views to Exmoor from our door. Nearest mainline station is Taunton, from which there’s a regular bus service stopping an easy 5 minute walk from our door.

Professional musicians – bands and solo artists – at all stages of their career are welcome to apply; please email rachelhill@halswaymanor.org.uk briefly telling us about yourself and why this opportunity would be useful to you. Applications close on Friday 1 November 2019, and we’ll let you know by Friday 8 November at the latest as to whether your application is successful. Early application is encouraged. Previous applicants are welcome to apply again.

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