David Bowie is… coming to a cinema near you

David Bowie is... coming to a cinema near you

Update! 24 June 2013

The Victoria and Albert Museum announced they are to screen a broadcast of the David Bowie is exhibition “live” to over 200 cinemas across the UK.

As we predicted back in October 2012, the exhibition has become the most popular ever at the museum, and has been seen by more than 200,000 visitors. The unique cinema event will be introduced by exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, and will feature special guests offering an insight into the stories behind some of the 300 objects on display from the David Bowie Archive.

It will be the last opportunity to experience the exhibition before it goes on international tour, starting at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada (25 September – 27 November 2013) followed by the Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo (28 January – 21 April 2014).

The live broadcast will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 13 August in Picturehouse cinemas nationwide from Inverness to Jersey and Belfast to Norwich. Tickets will be on sale from Friday 28 June, for details of participating cinemas and to book visit www.vam.ac.uk/davidbowieis

In October 2012 we reported…

The Victoria and Albert Museum is predicting David Bowie to be a smash hit in 2013 – and we’re not talking about his new single. The Kensington museum is ready for tens of thousands of visitors to what looks set to be the ultimate exhibition about the iconic star which opens later this year.

The confusingly titled David Bowie is exhibition has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international exhibition of Bowie’s extraordinary career. David Bowie is will try and explore the creative processes that connect his music and his style. The singer has already surprised fans this week with the release of a new single and album – his first work for ten years.

The 300 objects that make up David Bowie is have been selected by the museum’s Theatre and Performance curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, and include original costumes, handwritten lyrics, diary entries, Bowie’s own instruments, film, photography and even set designs.

Undoubtedly the stage costumes will be the biggest draw, and the 60 or so on display will include Ziggy Stardust body suits (unashamedly name-checked by Jean Paul Gaultier on the Paris catwalk this autumn) designed by Freddie Burretti for the infamous tour of 1972, right through to the Union Jack coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen in 1997 for the Earthling album cover.

The exhibition, in partnership with Gucci, runs at the V&A from 23 March to 28 July, and the museum is anticipating a flood of Bowie fans through the doors from across Europe and America. Tickets are already on sale, many weekends have sold out, so to ensure the Bowie fanatic in your life can get their fix of the most fashionable pop star Britain has ever produced, it’s time to book.

V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. For advanced tickets and more details visit the V&A website

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