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William Blake

(1757-1827), Visionary poet and painter

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Follow the instructions to fill the forest with tigers and angels. Colour in your scene.

More to make and do

Activities for different age ranges.

Under 5s

Tiger Puppets

6-8 years

Reading Challenges

9-11 years

Scrabble Acrostics

12 years +

Poetry from Images


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Family Activities: Playful Portraits


Pioneer Podcasts

Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.

Explore the podcasts

Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

Listen to the playlist

Archive interviews

Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.

Watch, listen and read