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White daffodils, Shandy Hall

7 March 2024

Books, Blooms and Bric-à-Brac – 23rd and 24th March 11am – 4pm

Books, Blooms and Bric-à-Brac in the Gallery and Wild Garden at Shandy Hall. A special opening for viewing the daffodils in the Wild Garden, as well as a pop-up shop with books and a Shandean selection of other items for sale. on 23rd and 24th March 11am – 4pm No charge, but donations always welcome. […]

Shandy Hall repairs 2023

4 January 2024

Shandy Hall repairs

During the 50th year of Shandy Hall’s existence as a museum, the Trust was grateful to the DCMS and Arts Council England for a MEND grant towards essential repairs on the Grade 1 listed building. The works are progressing well and we begin 2024 looking forward to sharing the lovely old building with our visitors […]

apple blossom Shandy Hall

22 February 2023

Shandy Hall to open in April 2023

April 2023 will be the 50th year of Shandy Hall opening as a public museum, and we will be bringing our opening date forward to April 1st this season, a month earlier than usual.

Tristram Shandy in Estonian

22 February 2023

Estonian Tristram Shandy

There is now an Estonian translation of Tristram Shandy, by Kersti Unt, which has been kindly sent for our collection. More here (in Estonian)

Tom Phillips

30 November 2022

Tom Phillips 24th May 1937 – 28th November 2022

TOM PHILLIPS 24th May 1937 – 28th November 2022 Deeply missed friend and patron of The Laurence Sterne Trust. Obituary, The Guardian 29 November 2022

origami crown and boots

5 July 2022

Locke Unlocked – A Look at John Locke’s An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

This display at Shandy Hall can be viewed free by appointment until 30 September. This display pays tribute to philosopher John Locke’s An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689) by offering a new way to explore a revered text. Six central ideas in the Essay are elucidated using (mostly) paired objects. The six vignettes show three […]

28 April 2022

Martin Rowson’s ‘The Waste Land’

2022 – The Centenary of the publication of The Waste Land, T.S Eliot’s poetic response to the aftermath of The First World War. But what does it mean? Join detective Chris Marlowe on the case, in Martin Rowson’s Raymond-Chandleresque graphic novel version, to investigate (and parody) the great modernist classic. Rowson’s original artwork for the […]

Tristram Shandy Frisian translation

8 February 2022

Tristram Shandy – Frisian translation

A new book for our translation collection came through the post this morning: Tristram Shandy translated into Frisian by Geart fan der Mear. Thanks to Jitske Kingma of Uitgeverij Elikser (Publishers) for sending.

Tom Gauld Cain's Jawbone cover

24 November 2021

Cain’s Jawbone goes viral!

10,000 more copies of literary mystery Cain’s Jawbone are being reprinted after the book sold out when a clip went viral on TikTok. The book, published originally in 1934, was republished in 2019 by the Laurence Sterne Trust and Unbound. It was such a success, even after the solution was found and the prize won […]

Peter Coates asterisk plinth

24 November 2021

New Plinth for Laurence Sterne

Rounding the corner in the Garden Room at Shandy Hall, one comes face to face with Laurence Sterne, or the nearest likeness to him that we have. The marble bust, sculpted by Joseph Nollekens, had for too long been standing on an unworthy support. Earlier this year, stone-carver Peter Coates, who has worked with the […]

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