Records of the Revolution was a theatrical and artistic collaboration between the V&A, Wren Academy and The National Archives’ Outreach team. Students used historical and exhibition material from both cultural institutions to provide a creative insight into the many changes of the 1960s, culminating in a performance.
Many of us are aware of the saying, ‘If you can remember the 60’s, you weren’t really there’, a reference to the dizzying, sometimes drug and alcohol induced climate that seems to mark that decade.
For me, this saying does a great disservice to a challenging and exciting period of history. Our records of the events of the 1960s have recently inspired a partnership project involving The National Archives, the V&A Museum and students of Wren Academy.