The Revolutions Weekender: A Festival of Peace, Love and Music will see the V&A host free events and activities including live music, theatrical performances, talks and film screenings from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 November. Highlights will include a new stage adaptation of John Lennon’s first book and poetry and song from legendary poet Michael Horovitz and visual artist Vanessa Vie. Plus the culmination of the Levi’s® Music project, with 12 young people mentored by grime artist Skepta as part of a partnership with Levi’s® to establish a community youth music space giving a special performance (tickets are available to win this week via the V&A’s social media channels).
Across the weekend the diverse programme of events take inspiration from the current exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966- 70, exploring the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s upon life today: 1960s inspired DJ sets; discussions ranging from contemporary political activism to 1960s fashion and psychedelia; intimate live gigs from the Royal College of Music and Beatie Wolfe, and screenings and readings of revolutionary film and literature.
You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 1970 investigates the upheaval, the explosive sense of freedom, and the legal changes that took place resulting in a fundamental shift in the mindset of the Western world. Tickets £16 (concessions available). V&A Members go free.
Friday 4 – Sunday 6 November 2016 vam.ac.uk/revolution