• enjoy
    ...our year round programme of courses, events and activities for all.
  • explore
    ...new activities and interests.
  • learn
    ...from leading practitioners, performers and artists and our folk library and archive.

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.

SIDMOUTH 2015 'SIGN-UP' PRIZE DRAW: Our lucky winner is Jayne Boswell. Congratulations Jayne, we look forward to welcoming you to Halsway Manor!

TELLING TALES: With 50 interviews now planned or completed, the Halsway story is really taking shape.
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here for more detailsHalsway 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 the Heritage Lottery Fund.


BBC PERFORMING ARTS FUND FELLOWSHIP LATEST. Choreographer and dancer Hannah Moore is working as Halsways BBC PAF Fellow. Click here for more


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What's on

What's on
Falconers Folk Dance Club 2015
16th - 18th Oct 2015
Why not bring your folk dance or song club to Halsway for a fun event?
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What's on
Tales in Trust 2015: Warm Words for Cold...
23rd - 25th Oct 2015
Taffy Thomas MBE is joined by leading lights from the UK storytelling scene, to lead a winter-weekend house party of stories, music and merriment, for tellers of all levels of experience and those who...
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Basketry - Large Round Baskets 2015
23rd - 25th Oct 2015
Learn how to make a large round basket, led by the highly-skilled traditional and contemporary willow artist Sarah Webb.
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Martinmas Country Dance Holiday 2015
25th - 30th Oct 2015
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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Halsway Tionol 2015
30th Oct -
1st Nov 2015
With Maire Ni Ghrada (Uilleann Pipes), Conal Ni Ghrada (Flute / Whistle), Alan Burton (Reed making) + supporting tutors. In association with the South Western Association of Uilleann Pipers .
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