The school holidays are always a busy time for the Museum and this Easter proved to be no exception!
Along with workshops decorating wooden Easter eggs and illustrating comics, families were asked to create a musical story inspired by our wonderful paintings of Venice by Canaletto and Francesco Guardi. Working with artist Marc Woodhead and musician Luke Crookes, the families created sound effects and lyrics based on elements found in the paintings, which included gondolas, acrobats, chatting people, dogs barking and church bells ringing. They then spent some time making and decorating their own boat shaped hat, before performing their soundscape in front of the paintings to a rather bemused but totally enchanted watching public.
You can listen to the songs and soundscapes created by the families below.