Past Exhibitions and Events

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Shandy Hall by Candlelight 8, 9, 15 & 16 December **LIMITED AVAILABILITY**

8th December 17 - 16th December 17
Experience Christmas Laurence Sterne's 18th century country parsonage. Candlelit rooms, log fires and traditional decorations. Find out more about Shandy Hall by Candlelight 8, 9, 15 & 16 December **LIMITED AVAILABILITY**.

BIG BARGAIN BOOKSALE - St Crux Church, York

2017
Secondhand booksale at St Crux Church, Pavement, York. Refreshments available in the famous church cafe. All proceeds to the Laurence Sterne Trust. Find out more about BIG BARGAIN BOOKSALE - St Crux Church, York.

Cain's Jawbone

2nd October 17 - 1st June 18
Can you solve Torquemada's murder mystery? An infamously difficult puzzle book in a custom-made box. Find out more about Cain's Jawbone.

Heritage Open Day : The Hidden Wall Paintings of Shandy Hall

9th September 17 - 9th September 17
Home to 18th century novelist Laurence Sterne, Shandy Hall was probably built around 1430 by George Dayville as a medieval long hall, in what was then called Cuckwold. Today the ground floor hall is a museum, open for tours on Wednesdays and Sundays (May Find out more about Heritage Open Day : The Hidden Wall Paintings of Shandy Hall.

National Gardens Scheme - Moth trapping and identification evening

2017
As part of the National Gardens Scheme, Gardens Open For Charity, Shandy Hall Garden will be open in the evening, which can be a particularly lovely time to see the garden. Find out more about National Gardens Scheme - Moth trapping and identification evening.

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Evening garden opening, with moth trapping and identification
National Gardens Scheme - Moth trapping and identification evening

Affecting Moments

3rd June 17 - 29th September 17
The exhibition shows some of the prints of English literature engraved in the last quarter of the eighteenth century which were singly issued rather than being in books. Find out more about Affecting Moments.

National Gardens Scheme - Moth trapping and identification evening

2017
As part of the National Gardens Scheme, Gardens Open For Charity, Shandy Hall Garden will be open in the evening, which can be a particularly lovely time to see the garden. Find out more about National Gardens Scheme - Moth trapping and identification evening.

Related events:

Evening garden opening, with moth trapping and identification

Evening garden opening, with moth trapping and identification

2017
Shandy Hall Garden will be open in the evening, which can be a particularly lovely time to see the garden. Find out more about Evening garden opening, with moth trapping and identification.

Paint Her to Your Own Mind

10th July 16 - 14th November 16
Continuing the conceit of the two previous exhibitions (The Black Page & Emblem of My Work) Paint Her to Your Own Mind invites 147 artists / writers / composers to join in creating 147 different representations of beauty. Find out more about Paint Her to Your Own Mind.

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The Black Page
The Emblem of My Work

Tom Phillips: From Prequel To Sequel

8th May 16 - 26th June 16
The final 50 pages of this fifty year work-in-progress were omitted from The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hall is proud to display these final 50 pages for the first time. Find out more about Tom Phillips: From Prequel To Sequel.

Different Voices: Frances Spalding

2016
Virginia Woolf and Tristram Shandy Frances will talk about Laurence Sterne and Virginia Woolf - two writers who shared an interest in the fabric and fabrication of fiction and who reached out to their readers through the 'talking voice'. Find out more about Different Voices: Frances Spalding.

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Different Voices: Jaap Blonk

Different Voices: Jaap Blonk

2016
Jaap Blonk, self-taught composer, performer and poet will be performing 'Dada 100 Years' including Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters. Find out more about Different Voices: Jaap Blonk.

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Different Voices: Maura Dooley and Ian Duhig

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