Kids’ View

Sonic Trail: The Crossing

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The Crossing, a Sonic Trail for Le Passeur (The Ferryman)

Join 11 year olds Awa and Graziella talk about childhood and their dreams for the future inspired by William Stott’s Le Passeur. Supported by artists Gaylene Gould and Ain Bailey with Tate’s Early Years and Families’ team, this conversation will get you thinking and talking about childhood, journeys and hopes for the future.

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William Stott of Oldham Le Passeur

William Stott of Oldham Le Passeur (The Ferryman) 1881 Tate Photo © Tate Purchased with funds provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation) and The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation 2016.

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If you are a teacher we have an online resource on Stott's Le Passeur where you can explore the painting further with your class.

Girls listening to Sonic Trail

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