The 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
Historic house or home
House open 1 May to 30 September, every Wednesday (2 to 4.30) & Sunday (2.30 to 4.30).
Gardens open 1 May to 30 September, every day except Saturday (11 to 4.30).
House: Adults £4.50. Accompanied children £2.25
Gardens: Adults £2.50
Different Voices: Franics Spufford
- 9 February 2016 From 7:30pm
Medical Society Rooms, Stonegate, York, YO1 8AW
Francis Spufford is a writer particularly interested in the tricky edges where different kinds of books meet and blend. For most of the past twenty years, he's been principally an author of non-fiction (I May Be Some Time, The Child That Books Built, Red Plenty, Unapologetic) that plays around with the tools and techniques of different genres. This year, he has his first novel coming out, a book both set in the eighteenth century and deliberately influenced by the fluid, wide-open storytelling of the period when the novel began. Spufford describes himself as 'a writer of non-fiction who is creeping up gradually on writing novels.'
This evening he will talk about what it's like to wind the novel back to its starting-point, and about what he has learned from Fielding, Smollett, and (of course) Laurence Sterne.
£3.00 in advance
Tickets available via website: http://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/exhibition.php?id=190
phone: 01347 868465