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Only Connect - Frederick Delius <> Harriet Cohen

How are these sitters connected?

The connection
In 1924, pianist Harriet Cohen wrote to Delius that she and cellist Beatrice Harrison were rehearsing his Sonata.

Find out more about Delius connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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Do, draw and make!

Do, draw and make!

From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

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Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.

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