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Exhibitions and Events

The Laurence Sterne Trust holds regular events and exhibitions to promote interest in and enjoyment of Laurence Sterne and his work.

There is a programme of exhibitions in the gallery at Shandy Hall each season, and events have been held at many other venues, such as The York Medical Society Rooms; Harewood House; York Minster; The National Portrait Gallery; St George’s Church, Hanover Square; the Berlin Literaturhaus; Yamanashi Prefectural University, Japan, and Coxwold Village Hall.


Blue plaque Tristram Shandy

Anniversaries and Celebrations

Our programme of events and exhibitions includes celebrating significant events and commemorating anniversaries.

Flourish exhibition Shandy Hall

Auction Exhibitions

Fundraising exhibitions of Tristram Shandy based work, donated by the artists


There is a programme of exhibitions in the gallery at Shandy Hall each season, and occasionally touring exhibitions.

Kenny Goldsmith Film Audience

Miscellaneous Events

A Shandean mix of uncategorizable happenings!

i-shandy York Theatre Royal

Performances: Theatre, Concerts, Poetry, Dance . . .

Plays, music, films, poetry, dance . . .

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Projects online

Mini-websites recording a number of our more wide-ranging projects. Explore them here.

Christmas fireside Shandy Hall

Regular Special Openings

Christmas Candelelit tours, Heritage Open Days, National Gardens Scheme moth nights

Colin See-Paynton


Talks by a wide variety of speakers: craftsmen, novelists, scholars, artists, filmmakers . . .

Church Crawling with Phil Thomas

Walking Tours, Church Crawls, Digressions . . .

Countryside rambles, tours and wanderings of all kinds