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45 years on, Beckenham is gonna have a party

on August 04, 2014

 

“The sun machine is coming down”

 

Just over forty four years ago (Friday June 26th, 1970), David Bowie released the single Memory Of A Free Festival to mark an event that took place in his home town of Beckenham the previous August.

The record didn’t worry the UK singles chart and promptly disappeared from view. David Bowie’s public wasn't quite ready for him just yet.

However, the festival is now set to become an annual fundraiser in support of the dilapidated Beckenham bandstand where Bowie and friends played on the day, with the news that this year’s festival will also take place at the

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TMWFTE at the British Museum in London

on August 04, 2014

 

“Can you see it in the sky”

 

As part of the BFI’s upcoming Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder film festival, the British Museum will have an outdoor screening of The Man Who Fell To Earth on Aug 29, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Tickets are sure to go quickly for this one, so get yours here now.

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US screenings of David Bowie Is Happening Now

on July 31, 2014

 

“Hooked to the silver screen”

 

in coordination with the David Bowie Is exhibition opening at the MCA in September, tickets go on sale today for the nationwide US theatrical release of the V&A’s David Bowie Is Happening Now documentary film.

David Bowie Is Happening Now, a film of the exhibition created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, is scheduled for exclusive screenings in movie theatres across the US on September 23, 2014, distributed by Omniverse Vision.

The tickets for the 100 selected US theatres are on sale from today (July 31, 2014). To see the film trailer and book tickets,

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David Bowie Is MCA tickets on general sale today

on July 31, 2014

 

“The ticket’s in my hand”

 

Tickets for David Bowie Is at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago go on general public sale today at 10 am CST.

Individual tickets are $25 for adults and teens, $10 youth age 7–12, and free for children 6 and under. Price includes admission to see the rest of the museum.

Because the exhibition is ticketed by time, people need to select a date and time for a ticket to be issued. Tickets are sold in half-hour slots ending two hours before the museum closes for the day.

Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling the MCA Bowie Hotline at 312.397.4068

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Showtime to air Five Years doc from Friday

on July 30, 2014

 

“We've got five years, stuck on my eyes”

 

US Bowie fans get a chance to see Francis Whately’s superb award winning documentary, David Bowie - Five Years: The Making Of An Icon, when it begins airing on Showtime on Friday, Aug 1 at 9pm ET/PT.

For those unfamiliar with the film, here’s the synopsis from Showtime...

 

 

DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS

An intimate documentary spanning five key years in David Bowie's music career, featuring a wealth of unseen footage and charting the star's continual evolution through various roles, making him an icon of our times.

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