Shandy Hall
Thursday September 19, 2019

Coxwold Village - Pastures and Moors

shandyhallfront‘The medieval house where the modern novel was born’

Museum, gallery, garden, shop, literary house and lived-in home

Shandy Hall was the home of Laurence Sterne from 1760 until his death in 1768.  Here he wrote ‘A Sentimental Journey’ and his masterpiece, ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman’ which has never been out of print and is still as astonishing today as when it burst into the late 18th century. 

This beautiful 15th century house is now a registered museum run by The Laurence Sterne Trust.  It is surrounded by two acres of gardens, including over 100 roses, cottage garden plants, and a woodland garden managed for wildlife.  It contains the world's finest collection of Sterne's works, letters, illustrations and ephemera, prints and paintings.  Artists, writers and musicians are inspired by Sterne to this day.  An extensive range of artistic and educational projects are undertaken by the LST and a wide variety of exhibitions relating to Sterne are held in the gallery.

Shandy Hall attracts visitors, enthusiasts, academics, writers and artists from around the world.  The house has been lived in for nearly 600 years, and as well as being a museum, is still a lived-in home where you are sure of a personal welcome.  To find out more, please visit the Shandy Hall website.


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New Exhibition at Shandy Hall

Carolyn Thompson - Post Moderns

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Carolyn Thompson’s new work is based on the 50 texts found in the Penguin Modern Box Set (2018), which celebrates the pioneering spirit of Penguin’s publishing. The collection includes seminal works by Samuel Beckett, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, Dorothy Parker, George Simenon, and Susan Sontag amongst others.

Consisting of 50 separate artworks, each one responding to one book from the collection, Thompson’s project includes text pieces, drawings, embroideries, prints and altered books. A solo exhibition of the full set of works, Post Moderns, will be held at the Laurence Sterne Trust, Shandy Hall, York, from 8 September until 4 October 2019, and Eagle Gallery, London in February 2020.

Exhibition open 11am - 4.30pm, every day except Saturday, and by appointment at other times. Admission to the exhibition is free.