And we think we live in strange and fascinating times. There may not have been a terrifying election, a constant threat of terrorism and a Kanye West, but the 1960s had quite a lot going on as well. At least back then when people talked about revolution they kind of meant it. That’s not to say that the Beatles really wanted the government overthrown, but it’s at least a little bit better than Russell Brand’s shrill cries for justice. No shade to Brand, he’s a funny guy and I think his heart is in the right place, but there is a little less power behind the word than when Lennon said it.
Anyway, The V&A will be able to give you a lot more information about the relationship between music, fashion, art and rebellious acts, with a fantastically in-depth collection of artefacts relating to one of the most exciting periods for political activism and creativity. The V&A always pulls out all the stops so trust me, that’ll be £16 well spent.
Where: V&A , Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Travel: Gloucester Road tube