Corinna Croft

Corinna Croft

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English, French

Phone Number(s):

020-7731-3151, 07941-008721, 020-7731-3151

Email:

corinnacroft@gmail.com

Introduction:

Huge experience guiding groups round the UK, often with specialist interests, and managing tours worldwide. Previously worked in publishing, retail, fashion, Sotheby's and interior design, following on from two years studying in Paris, and a year doing the V&A Art History Diploma. A spell of acting, voice-over work, translation and market research fed my guiding as I love to share the traditions, creativity and industry which makes the UK unique. I work with individuals, children, students to large groups, explaining with humour our passion for the countryside, how we live, about famous people, markets, film locations, inventions, and with gossip which makes it all such fun. My passion!

Personal Interests:

Blitz/Museums/Tower of London
Royalty/Docks/Literature,
East End/ Olympic Site
W.Abbey/Docks/City

Special Interests:

Architecture

Victoria and Albert Museum Diploma in Architecture covering castles and palaces, churches and cathedrals, stately homes and houses and the vernacular

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

V&A Museum Diploma combined with decorative arts and crafts for visits to galleries and museums

Fashion

Have lived in Paris and guided retail groups. Have worked for Laura Ashley, Harrods and Fenwicks and have managed Nina Campbell's Shop and a Book Stall.

Food & Drink

I have guided restauranteurs on luxury train journeys and visited vineyards and breweries and distilleries, explained history of cuisine, burgeoning restaurant scene and food entrepreneurs

Gardens

My passion for history led me to garden design, which marries in with my knowledge of interior design.

History & Prehistory

A fascination of mine which I present as a jigsaw and which goes hand in hand with folklore and tradition

Literature

I have led a wide variety of literary groups all over the UK, including a slant on ghosts and mysteries

Music

With a musical mother and an ancestor as organist of Westminster Abbey, I guide choir groups around the UK and sing with a London Choir which performs regularly

Royalty

An abiding interest for us all. I have taken groups to all the royal properties, explaining royal customs and duties, its cost and huge contribution

Politics & Government

I enjoy current affairs and like to explain our governmental system and how it affects everything eg. Environment. I read varous specialist publications on politics.

Endorsements:

British Museum, York Minster, Docklands, 2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

V&A Dip Arts/Arch/Hist

Driver Guide:

No