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In Xanadu

did Kubla

In the footsteps of the Romantic Poets

Mon 11 Fri 15


Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Somerset

A week to celebrate
and explore the
unique cultural
heritage of the
Quantock Hill and
West Somerset, as a
source of inspiration
for the Romantic
Poets Samuel Taylor
Coleridge and William
The programme combines
guided walks of the Coleridge
Way, plus shorter routes
of special relevance to the
Romantics with evening talks,
lectures, performances, a visual
arts exhibition and even a little
folksy merry-making (Halsway
is the National Centre for the
Folk Arts, after all). Come and
stay at Halsway for the full week,
come as a day visitor, or drop in
for evening events.


With Ralph Hoyte

Explore on foot the places
most associated with Coleridge,
Wordsworth and his sister
Dorothy during their halcyon
year of 1797-1798.Your guide,
neo-Romantic declamatory poet
Ralph Hoyte, will illuminate these
walks with thoughts on their lives,
loves, works and inspirations.
With Roger Conway
Alternatively, walk the Coleridge
Way over four days, with local
guide Roger Conway. Explore
the spectacular route through
the Quantock Hills AONB and
the fringes of Exmoor to the
historical costal village of Porlock.
Please let us know when
booking which walking
programme you are interested
in. A reasonable level of fitness
is required, and youll need to
bring clothing and footwear
suitable for walking in a variety
of weathers! Car sharing will be
necessary for some walks.

01984 618274

Arrive Monday from 4pm,

for dinner at 6.30pm. Ralphs
programme ends after breakfast
on Friday, but there is the
option to join the final leg of the
Coleridge Way if you so wish,
or to take a packed lunch and
explore the area on your own. For
all comers, theres the option to
stay an extra night on Friday and
enjoy Ralphs epic declamation of
Christabel: Released.
Full board per person (including
guided walks, evening events
and activities, accommodation,
meals breakfast, packed-lunch,
evening meal):
290 single ensuite room
270 sharing ensuite room
270 single non-ensuite room
245 shared non-ensuite room
205 camping

| www.halswaymanor.org.uk

In Xanadu...

Mon 11 Fri 15 Aug

Members of gallery for art have created a micro-exhibition of work,
inspired by and celebrating the work of the Romantic Poets.
Open throughout the week, including evenings.
Admission free.

Talk / Film

Wed 13 Aug 8pm

Frances Harrison: The Sublime and the Beautiful & Somnia
An illustrated talk and short film presented by artist, art historian and
storyteller Frances Harrison, inspired by Coleridges Kubla Khan.
5 / 2 full-time students

a wonderful celebration of what we, so often, take for granted.

You have reminded us to find time to stop and stare, to appreciate
the beauty of words.

Poetry Performance

Fri 15 Aug 6.30pm

Ralph Hoyte: Christabel Released
Ralph Hoyte declaims his epic completion of Samuel Taylor Coleridges Christabel.
A dark tale of demonic possession, the end of innocence, and the passing of the
age of chivalry. Book for supper, or bring a picnic.
8 / 2 full-time students. Supper (please pre-book) 10.

National Centre
for the Folk Arts
Enjoy Explore Learn

With support from

Halsway Manor is a creative organisation

that provides courses, events and activities
for everyone interested in traditional music,
dance, song, storytelling, folklore, arts and
Located in the Quantock Hills a
designated Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty the historic Manor has a Great
Hall, a Victorian Ballroom, wood-panelled
lounge/bar and folk library (housing a
Nationally important collection of books
and audio recordings), and six acres of
lovely gardens and grounds great spaces
for workshops and relaxing!
Our friendly staff ensure you are well
looked-after, and our chefs provide tasty,
home-cooked food (all diets catered for).
Company No: 849615 Charity No: 247230

01984 618274

| www.halswaymanor.org.uk