National centre for the folk arts.
Halsway Manor is an independent charity providing a year round programme of events and learning activities in traditional folk music, dance, song, storytelling, folklore and related arts and crafts. All are welcome.

Located on the edge of the Quantock Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Halsway Manor is a wonderful example of a Somerset manor house with a fascinating history that goes back to the Domesday Book. Set in 6 acres of beautiful grounds with footpath access to the hills, our facilities include a ballroom/dining room, great hall, panelled library and bar, 27 bedrooms (19 with ensuite facilities), camping, parking and great food. Whether you are attending a residential course or just visiting for a day or an evening event, the Manor has a warm and friendly country house atmosphere enabling visitors of all ages to relax and feel at home.

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Halsway Manor

Halsway Lane,
Nr Crowcombe

Telephone: 01984 618 324

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“Raise the Roof” – Restoration Appeal Weekend / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-06-28T00:00:00Z">Wed 28 Jun 2017</span>“Raise the Roof” – Restoration Appeal Weekend / Wed 28 Jun 2017

Friday 28 Jul 4pm — Sunday 30 Jul 4:30pm Help us raise money for the Halsway Manor Restoration Appeal. Join us for this fantastic weekend of fundraising folk dance, music and more. Hosted by Gareth Kiddier (English Con...

Faustus announced as 2016 Artists in Residence at Halsway Manor / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-01-18T00:00:00Z">Mon 18 Jan 2016</span>Faustus announced as 2016 Artists in Residence at Halsway Manor / Mon 18 Jan 2016

English folk trio Faustus are delighted to announce a year-long collaborative association with Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, throughout 2016. Arts Council England have agreed funding to support the pr...

Halsway Manor - BBC Performing Arts Fund fellowship success / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-12-11T00:00:00Z">Thu 11 Dec 2014</span>Halsway Manor - BBC Performing Arts Fund fellowship success / Thu 11 Dec 2014

The BBC Performing Arts Fund is excited to announce that it will be supporting the next generation of performing arts talent across the UK by awarding 32 Fellowships – including one in Somerset for Halsway Manor, Nationa...

My Events

Clog and Percussive Dance weekend / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-06-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2018-06-03T00:00:00Z">Sun 03 Jun 2018</span> <span>(3 days)</span>Clog and Percussive Dance weekend / Fri 01 to Sun 03 Jun 2018 (3 days)

A weekend for clog dancers of all abilities with a particular focus on using clog as percussion and on creating new routines and allowing the tradition to evolve. This new weekend is led by a talented young team of Hanna...

Hannah James’ Jig Doll, plus Nicola Lyons and Jim Molyneux / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-06-02T00:00:00Z">Sat 02 Jun 2018</span>Hannah James’ Jig Doll, plus Nicola Lyons and Jim Molyneux / Sat 02 Jun 2018

Tickets £10 or £4 concessions, As part of our Clog and Percussive Dance Weekend, there’s a pretty unusual and special tutor’s concert promised! Hannah James (Lady Maisery) is a rarity in folk music – a singer, musici...

Dulcimers / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-05-22T00:00:00Z">Tue 22 May 2018</span>Dulcimers / Tue 22 May 2018

Tickets £10 or £4 concessions Concert by our esteemed course tutors from the Dulcimer course. Aaron O’Rourke, Dan Landrum, Sarah Morgan from Tennesse and Karen Alley from Ohio will be entertaining us with an evenin...

My Opportunities

Marketing Officer (Part Time) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-05-25T00:00:00Z">Fri 25 May 2018</span>Marketing Officer (Part Time) / Fri 25 May 2018

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organised individual to support the work of the Communications & Programme Manager at Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts. This role is an excellent opportunity for an experien...

Poet in Residence – Part Time, Paid (£15-20k pro rata) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-04-30T00:00:00Z">Mon 30 Apr 2018</span>Poet in Residence – Part Time, Paid (£15-20k pro rata) / Mon 30 Apr 2018

Halsway Manor will be undergoing renovations and the development of its library as part of an Heritage Lottery funded project. As part of its connected programme of activities Halsway would like to offer a poetry residen...

Finance Manager / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-07-24T00:00:00Z">Mon 24 Jul 2017</span>Finance Manager / Mon 24 Jul 2017

We are seeking to recruit a skilled and experienced Finance Manager to run the financial operations of this unique arts charity situated in a beautiful manor house within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Working as...