Monthly Archives: May 2015

Gallery of the Month – Augustus John by George Bernard Shaw

May’s object of the month is the portrait of Shaw by Augustus John that now hangs in the Dining Room here at Shaw’s Corner. Shaw sat for it in May 1915, and was not content with being a passive sitter. … Continue reading

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Outdoor Theatre at Shaw’s Corner

Can there be anything more perfect than relaxing in a beautiful garden, a glass of something tempting in your hand on a lovely summer evening as you watch a play that sparkles with wit? Especially if that garden was the … Continue reading

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What lies beneath….

Our rewiring project is well underway here at Shaw’s Corner, and we’ve started to find some interesting things under the carpets and floor boards dating right back to the earliest history of the house.

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Object of the Month – A letter from Ireland

May’s Object of the Month is this stunning portrait by Augustus John which hangs in the Dining Room here at Shaw’s Corner. Here is Shaw writing from Coole Park in Ireland to Frances Chesterton, storyteller and writer, and the wife … Continue reading

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Object of the Month – Augustus John Portrait

One hundred years ago this weekend, George Bernard Shaw was in Ireland, sitting for his portrait at the house of Lady Augusta Gregory – leading light of the Irish Literary revival, and patron of William Butler Yeats. The artist was … Continue reading

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