Renowned curator Victoria Broackes is an expert in her field and has worked on multiple high-profile exhibitions leading to her current role as Director of London Design Biennale. This presents London as the global stage for world-leading contemporary design and design-led innovation, creativity and research. The exhibition showcases displays and installations from across the globe which address the world’s greatest challenges and the potential to respond to social and environmental needs. Victoria’s career has seen her curate eminent V&A displays including Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains (2017), You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels, 1966- 70 about the ongoing impact of the social and cultural youth, revolutions of the late Sixties and its relationship to the way we live now. She is, perhaps, best-known for co-curating the fastest selling and most visited exhibition in the V&A’s history David Bowie is.
Victoria is a Trustee of Handel and Hendrix in London, alumni member of the Court of the Royal College of Art and an Assistant of the Goldsmiths’ Company. She lives with her family in West London.
1 - St Paul's church
Known as the Actor’s church in Covent Garden, this beautiful church was designed by Inigo Jones and has a small but rather lovely garden, in an area where gardens are hard to come by, and with loads of seats.
2 - penhaligon's
The perfumier in Covent garden is another local landmark, a survivor since 1870, it’s a place where the staff are as happy for you to look around and ask questions, as they are to sell you things.
Trace the history of pop culture in London and see the sites of the 1960's and 70's which made for 'Swinging London' with Victoria.
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