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At the heart of English folk


The English Folk Dance and Song Society curates an acclaimed visual arts exhibition programme at Cecil Sharp House.

You can see our exhibitions whenever Cecil Sharp House is open: usually 9am–11pm, seven days a week.

Exhibitions are
not fully accessible
to wheelchair users.
We will offer every
possible assistance
for your visit. Contact
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more information.

Now open: Topic Records: Folk In Focus

The exhibitions focus on the culture and community of folk arts, and art that takes folk arts for its inspiration. They encourage the forging of links between traditional folk arts and contemporary arts practice.

Our past programming has included performance, textiles, illustration, painting and comics – projects that span all areas of the Society’s activities, and contribute to them.

We aim to highlight the rich resource of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, and welcome exciting new approaches to the material to achieve this.

More about exhibition proposals

We welcome exhibition proposals from curators, artists, designers and makers. We are especially interested in new work based on research undertaken in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and archives. We consider all areas of art for exhibiting – limited only by the possibilities of our public spaces which act as our gallery.

To submit a proposal please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Exhibition spaces may not be fully accessible to wheelchair users due to the stairwell, which forms part of our exhibition space. There is a lift connecting all floors and wheelchair access to landings, from which the stairwell can be viewed.