The Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hall

Shandy HallThe Laurence Sterne Trust was established as a registered charity in 1967 in order to promote the writings of Laurence Sterne, the 18th century novelist and vicar of Coxwold. Shandy Hall is where he lived and wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy.

The Trust promotes Sterne’s work and international reputation through exhibitions, events and public access to the property and its collection. Shandy Hall is situated 15 miles to the north of York in the beautiful surroundings of the North York Moors National Park.

The Unforgotten Coat

The Unforgotten Coat

Open Dates
12th April 15 - 3rd May 15

Thursday - Sunday / noon - 4pm

Inspired by Frank Cottrell-Boyce's The Unforgotten Coat, a children's book about two Mongolian refugee brothers living in Liverpool, The Unforgotten Coat exhibition features stunning and atmospheric photography which transforms Liverpool into a version of Mongolia through the medium of Polaroid photos.

The novel was originally illustrated by film-maker and musician Carl Hunter and film-maker and photographer Clare Heney, both lecturers at Edge Hill University, who created digital images of the Polaroid photos described in the story. In 2013 Carl and Clare undertook further creative research to create the exhibition, transforming the original images from digital images into physical, analogue Polaroid-style photographs.

In April 2015 The Unforgotten Coat exhibition will feature in Yorkshire's Shandy Hall, before moving to Bank Street Arts in Sheffield for the month of September 2015 where it will be part of Opening up the Book, a festival of Book Arts and related practices.

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