Shaw House

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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...

Sir John Tomlinson talks to Barry Millington | 15 May 15:00

Acclaimed as one of the world’s leading bass baritones, Sir John Tomlinson has dominated the international opera scene for several decades, appearing at the Bayreuth Festival every year from 1988...

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...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 01 June 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

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...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 27 July 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

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...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 03 August 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

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.  ...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 10 August 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

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....

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 17 August 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

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....

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 24 August 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

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...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 31 August 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

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...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 26 October 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...