• 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.

BBC Introducing presents a concert of young musicians recorded at Halsway Manor. Broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday 24th August on BBC Somerset. Listen online at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcsomerset

FIND OUT MORE about how to celebrate our Golden Jubilee / 50th Anniversary in 2015. 

Funding Appeal latest. Andy Cutting has composed a brand new 'tune for Halsway' to support the Halsway Manor 'Our Future' Development Appeal! Andy debuted the tune at a special launch at Sidmouth International Folk Week, on 3 August 2014. We auctioned the chance to name the tune - congratulations and thanks to Simon & Candy, the tune is now known as 'Simon and Candy's Halsway Jig'. You can listen here and buy a note online here.

“Telling Tales” – Halsway Manor’s oral history project wins £41,100 Heritage Lottery Fund support. FIND OUT MORE 

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
Playing Playford 2014
23rd - 25th Aug 2014
An intensive workshop weekend for musicians to explore the music published by John Playford in 'The English Dancing Master'.
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Halsway Manor Folk Summer School 2014
26th - 29th Aug 2014
Folk music, dance and song course with a crack team of knowledgeable and experienced tutors.
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Handbell Ringing Workshop Weekend
29th - 31st Aug 2014

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Southsea Reel Folk Dance Club Week 2014
31st Aug -
5th Sep 2014
This dancing and walking week is for club and non-club members
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Halsway Sunday Club 2014 September
7th Sep 2014
Halsway Sunday Club Folk and acoustic music and song club. All welcome. In the Bar on the first Sunday of each month, except August. 8pm.
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