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Game of Queens – Charivari Agréable | 26 November 14:00

Award winning early music ensemble Charivari Agréable return to Shaw House with a new matinée performance for 2017. Game of Queens tells the extraordinary story of the 16th century female monarchs,...

Christmas Fair & Children’s Parties | 03 December 11:00

Christmas Fair   |  Sunday 3 December  |  11am – 4pm If you are looking for unique and creative Christmas gifts then the Christmas Fair is not to be missed! We...

Workshop: Christmas Wreath Making (Sold out) | 05 December 10:00

Join us at this fun and create workshop and make your own festive door wreath. The wire frame, moss, seasonal foliage and selection of decorations from dried oranges, chillies and limes to...

Old Christmas Return’d! – Piva | 15 December 20:00

Playing seasonal music from the 16th century, the show is designed to help ease you into the Christmas spirit. The Elizabethans would have celebrated the 12 Days of Christmas in...

A Christmas Carol – A Folk Opera – GreenMatthews | 18 December 19:30

The quintessential Victorian Christmas classic! GreenMatthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the most thrilling Yuletide adventure of them all – Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. First published in 1843,...

Workshop: Christmas Table Arrangements | 20 December 10:00

Add an extra special touch to your festive tables and join us to learn how to design and create a stunning table centre. From fresh, seasonal flowers and foliage, to...

Three Rivers Community Choir | 21 December 19:00

Join the Three Rivers Community Choir for a festive evening of carols and readings. Revel in the beautiful sounds of Christmas as the choir treats you to a programme of...

Workshop: Picture & Photograph Mounting | 05 February 12:00

Learn to cut and decorate window mounts for your pictures and photographs. Sue will teach you how to use the correct materials, tools and techniques to make your pictures look...

Family Activity Day | 14 February 10:00

Ceramic heart decorations – using porcelain pens, create your own design on a heart-shaped ceramic hanging decoration. A new house trail will also be available. £2 per child. For 4-11...

Arts & Culture Passport | 01 October 10:00

The Arts & Culture Passport is a free resource, suitable for children aged 5 - 12. The initiative encourages young people to explore the creative provision of each venue and...

Civil War at Shaw House: The Earl Rivers Regiment Muster | 10 March 11:00

Immerse yourself in history with a day out in the 17th Century. Discover what life was like for those who had to take up arms against their fellow countrymen. Witness...

Workshop: Spring Flowers | 14 March 13:00

Come along and join in the fun creating a stunning display of seasonal flowers in a basket which can be used as gifts, at a wedding or even just to...

Workshops: Ceramic Wedding Gifts | 15 March 18:00

Join us to create some unique bridal party, Christening or naming ceremony gifts for you to give to those important people on your special day, from bridesmaids, God parents, Mums &...

Workshop: Make Your Own Fascinator | 24 March 11:00

Learn how to design and create your own unique Fascinator to compliment an outfit or the theme of a wedding or event, using various millinery techniques, such as sewing, rolling,...

Workshops: Wedding Place Names | 29 March 18:00

This workshop gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy being creative with friends and family to make bespoke hand painted place names which also double up as personalised wedding favours for guests...

Family Activity Day | 04 April 10:00

Bright Bunnies 10am - 3.30pm Make and decorate a wooden basket in the shape of a bunny, using Deco pens and the craft materials available. There will also be a...

Spring Food and Craft Fair at Shaw House | 08 April 11:00

Spring is in the air and we are celebrating with the return of our Spring Food and Craft Fair. The House will be packed full of artisan food, drink and locally...

Family Activity Day | 11 April 10:00

Rocking Roosters 10am - 3.30pm Make a pecking chicken out of a coloured paper plate, feathers, wiggle eyes and a variety of other craft materials. There will also be a...

Workshop: Bridal flowers: Button Holes and Bouquets | 18 April 18:15

During the first part of the class you will learn how to wire a simple button hole.  You will then have a choice of making either a wedding bouquet using an...

Shaw House School Open Weekend | 06 May 11:00

Commemorating 75 years since Shaw House became a school. Join us for a very special weekend where you will have the opportunity to access all area of the House which...

Workshops: Challenge Yourself – Watercolour Painting on location at Shaw House | 14 May 10:00

During these four workshops you will learn everything you need to know in order to produce one or more finished watercolour pieces that you would be able to exhibit (and...

Workshop: Bridal Flowers: Top Table Arrangement | 16 May 18:15

Come along and create your own long and low table arrangement using seasonal flowers and greenery. Suitable for top table at a wedding, buffet table or mantelpiece. You will be shown...

Workshops: Ceramic Wedding Gifts | 17 May 18:00

Join us to create some unique bridal party, Christening or naming ceremony gifts for you to give to those important people on your special day, from bridesmaids, God parents, Mums &...

A Brief History Of Music – GreenMatthews | 20 May 19:30

600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show...

Workshops: Challenge Yourself – Watercolour Painting on Location at Shaw House | 21 May 10:00

During these four workshops you will learn everything you need to know in order to produce one or more finished watercolour pieces that you would be able to exhibit (and...

Workshops: Wedding Place Names | 24 May 18:00

This workshop gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy being creative with friends and family to make bespoke hand painted place names which also double up as personalised wedding favours for guests...

Family Activity Day | 30 May 10:00

Tremendous Trees 10am - 3.30pm Using the trees in the grounds of Shaw House as inspiration, make and decorate a wooden tree using Deco pens and a variety of craft...

Thumbelina – Indoor Puppet Theatre | 31 May 14:00

There was once a girl so small that she could float on a lily pad and ride on the back of a dragonfly. Hans Christian Andersen’s magical tale of a...

Open Air Sculpture Exhibition at Shaw House | 12 May 11:00

The Orangery Lawn at Shaw House will be transformed into a sculpture trail where you can discover artworks by local sculptors in this lovely historic setting. The exhibition is part...

Workshops: Challenge Yourself – Watercolour Painting on location at Shaw House | 04 June 10:00

During these four workshops you will learn everything you need to know in order to produce one or more finished watercolour pieces that you would be able to exhibit (and...

ACE Space @ Shaw House | 10 June 13:00

A one day festival with performers from Newbury’s Arts and Community hub, ACE Space (and perhaps elsewhere!) in the House and grounds at the beautiful Shaw House. With music, storytelling,...

Workshops: Challenge Yourself – Watercolour Painting on location at Shaw House | 11 June 10:00

During these four workshops you will learn everything you need to know in order to produce one or more finished watercolour pieces that you would be able to exhibit (and...

Workshop: Bridal Flowers: Corsages and Bouquets | 20 June 18:15

In this workshop you will start by making a simple wired corsage and then go on to make a classic hand tied bouquet with seasonal flowers which can be used for a...

Workshop: Symmetrical Flower Arrangements | 18 July 13:00

Join us at this fun summer workshop and learn how to make a classic symmetrical triangle design - a front facing design which is often seen at receptions and functions....

Family Activity Day: Terrific Tudors | 25 July 10:00

Ruffing it with the Elizabethans 10am - 3.30pm Make a bejewelled Elizabethan ruff, a large collar worn around the neck by fashionable Tudors, out of card, gems and other craft...

Family Activity Day: Terrific Tudors | 01 August 10:00

Make a Tudor character mask on a wooden stick from a variety of craft materials. There will be a free Tudor-themed activity trail available too. Children under 16 must be...

Family Activity Day: Terrific Tudors | 08 August 10:00

Costumed courtiers 10am - 3.30pm Make a Tudor lady or gentleman fit for the Elizabethan court, from a craft roll, polystyrene ball, fabric, Deco pens and other craft materials.  ...

Peter Pan – Outdoor Theatre | 13 August 18:00

Immersion Theatre invite you to soar away to Neverland as they proudly bring their trademark energy to their most magical musical to date, PETER PAN. Get ready to think happy...

Family Activity Day: Terrific Tudors | 15 August 10:00

Glorious gardens Make a collage of a Tudor garden on a panel or canvas using a variety of craft materials. There will be a free Tudor-themed activity trail available too....

Family Activity Day: Terrific Tudors | 22 August 10:00

Terrific tygs 10am - 3.30pm  Make a Tudor tyg, a many handled sharing cup, from air-drying clay. Dress for mess! Disposable aprons will be made available for the messier activities....

Family Activity Day: Terrific Tudors | 29 August 10:00

Make a stained glass window-effect Tudor Rose design using coloured cellophane and tissue paper. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. £2 per child. For 4-11 year olds...

Heritage Open Days | 15 September 11:00

Join us in the Great Hall for introductory talks about the history of the House. At 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm and visitors will be able to self navigate their...