Shaw House

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Workshop: Personalised Picture & Photograph Mounting | 12 November 12:00

Using your own pictures or special photographs, learn to cut and decorate window mounts to create a wonderful personal addition to your home or a thoughtful gift for a loved...

Workshop: Silk Painted Christmas Cards *SOLD OUT* | 19 November 10:30

*Please note this workshop has now sold out* Create your own silk painted Christmas cards using iron-fix silk paints.  You will be shown techniques including blending and tinting to build...

Christmas Fair & Children’s Parties | 02 December 11:00

Christmas Fair   |  Sunday 2 December  |  11am – 4pm If you are looking for unique and creative Christmas gifts then the Christmas Fair is not to be missed! We have...

Workshop: Christmas Wreath Making | 04 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...

Workshop: Christmas Wreath Making | 04 December 18:30

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...

Workshop: Christmas Wreath Making | 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...

Workshop: Christmas Wreath Making | 05 December 18:30

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...

Workshop: Decopatch for Christmas | 10 December 10:30

Enjoy the art of decopatch in this festive workshop. Using specialist decopatch papers, create beautiful designs on baubles, boxes and more! You will even have to opportunity to personalize an...

Sing for Fun Community Choir | 14 December 19:00

Come along for an uplifting evening of festive music. The programme will be packed full of popular seasonal songs that will bring back happy memories for people of all ages....

A Brief History of Christmas | 17 December 19:30

600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs...

Workshop: Christmas Table Flower Arrangements | 19 December 10:00

As Christmas draws near we begin to plan our festive table. You will create your own personalised Christmas table arrangement with three choices; the classic rectangular arrangement to suit a...

Old Christmas Return’d! | 20 December 19:30

Seasonal Tudor Music and Songs We welcome Piva back to Shaw House where they will be performing a wide range of authentic period instruments such as shawms, cornett and recorders,...

Wedding Fair | 03 February 11:00

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Concert: Cloaked in Secrecy | 10 February 14:00

Subterfuge, scandals, and seafaring shenanigans Award winning early music ensemble Charivari Agréable return to Shaw House with their new programme of words and music to commemorate the 400th anniversary of...

3 Little Pig Tails – Puppet Theatre | 18 February 14:00

A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pigs' tails for his soup. Will the little pigs outwit the wolf and what kind of house will they build?...

Family Activity Day | 20 February 10:00

Beautiful birds Using porcelain pens, decorate a ceramic bird. A new house trail will also be available. For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. No need...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 22 February 14:00

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Elizabethan splendour of Shaw House. Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese,...

Workshops: Design Your Own Perfume | 02 March 11:00

Discover the world of bespoke perfumery. Learn a little bit of perfume history, about the ingredients and extraction methods, understand top notes, middle and base notes and their importance in...

Workshops: Patchwork for Beginners | 06 March 18:15

Make a Quilted Cushion. Always wanted to try making a quilt but a bit daunted by the terminology (fat quarter, blocks, wadding, quilting, flying geese, log cabin and lots more...

Civil War at Shaw House | 09 March 11:00

Immerse yourself in history with a day out in the 17th Century with The Earl Rivers Regiment Muster (Members of The Sealed Knot). Discover what life was like for those...

Workshops: Spring Flowers | 28 March 13:00

Join in the fun creating seasonal flowers in a basket. A perfect Mother’s Day gift. Or maybe treat someone special to come along and create their own special arrangement, with...

Workshops: Celebration Bunting | 03 April 18:15

Summer, celebrations, garden parties, Christmas - what would they be without a bit of bunting decorating the space. Easy to make, lovely to look at and always there when you...

Workshops: Easter Wreaths | 04 April 13:00

Come along to this spring wreath workshop and create your own arrangement using seasonal flowers, ribbons and Easter decorations. These stunning designs are perfect for displaying on your door or...

Family Activity Day: Wild about Plants | 10 April 10:00

Come along for this fun-packed drop-in session and learn about the importance of planting wildflowers.  You’ll get the opportunity to decorate a plant pot in the Great Hall before going...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 12 April 14:00

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Elizabethan splendour of Shaw House. Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese,...

Family Activity Day: Floral Fun | 17 April 10:00

Make a fridge magnet and note holder in the shape of a daffodil or other Spring flower, using Deco pens, felt, foam sheets and other craft materials. There will be...

Workshops: Iron-fix Silk Painting | 29 April 10:00

Discover the art of iron-fix silk painting to create your own beautiful design. You will learn how to stretch silk onto a frame, use gutta to outline your chosen design...

Workshops: Bridal Flowers – Wedding Favours & Decorative Flowers | 01 May 18:15

Wedding favours are a tradition. Creating your own is a special memory. Come along and learn how to make a flower favour for your guests to take away and can...

Workshops: Macrame for Beginners | 08 May 18:30

Create your own Macramé Hanging Plant Holder. Beth will guide you through the learning of the artisan craft of knotting, to design and create a contemporary plant holder, perfect for...

Talk: Leonardo, 500 Years On | 16 May 15:00

Spring Festival: Leonardo, 500 Years On To mark the 500th Anniversary of the death of one of the greatest geniuses, the quintessential Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci, Dr Matthew Landrus...

Workshops: Watercolour Painting on Location | 17 May 10:30

Friday 17 May Session 1: Shaw House Learn how to record what you see in order to create a series of study sketches using watercolour paints directly. During the first...

Shaw House Open Days | 26 May 11:00

Join us for the Shaw House Open Days where you will have the opportunity to access many areas of the House which are not normally open to the public, including...

Family Activity Day: Happy Hedgehogs | 29 May 10:00

Make a multi-coloured model 3D hedgehog using a polystyrene shape for the body, wooden sticks for the prickles and Deco pens to make him or her colourful.  Dress for mess!...

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

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Elizabethan splendour of Shaw House. Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese,...

Workshops: Steam-fix Silk Painting | 10 June 10:00

Explore the delights of steam-fix silk painting whilst creating abstract floral and landscape designs. Learn a variety of techniques including adding salt and gutta to your designs. All resources provided...

Workshops: Bridal Flowers – Wedding Buttonholes & Posies | 19 June 18:15

The perfect evening workshop. Master the technique to wire a simple buttonhole. We will then go on to create this timeless classic the handtied posy with seasonal flowers suitable for...

Workshops: Symmetrical Flower Arrangement | 17 July 13:00

Spend the afternoon working with Summer flowers learning to create this front facing design. A design once mastered can be used for so many occasions and can be easily adapted...

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

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Elizabethan splendour of Shaw House. Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese,...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Outdoor Theatre | 30 July 19:00

Multi-award nominated Immersion Theatre are thrilled to present the most magical and romantic comedy of them all, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Set in Great Britain just before the start of...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 02 August 14:00

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Elizabethan splendour of Shaw House. Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese,...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 09 August 14:00

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Elizabethan splendour of Shaw House. Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese,...

Alice in Wonderland – Outdoor Theatre | 12 August 18:00

Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure like no other and meet a host of outlandish characters including the troublesome twins, Tweedle...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 16 August 14:00

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Elizabethan splendour of Shaw House. Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese,...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 23 August 14:00

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Elizabethan splendour of Shaw House. Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese,...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 30 August 14:00

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Elizabethan splendour of Shaw House. Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese,...