Friday, 26 July 2013

David Bowie Is Happening Now (art)

If, like me, you didn't get it together quickly enough to visit the apparently stunning David Bowie exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, you might be interested to know that there is to be a nationwide cinema screening of it in the middle of August. The one-night-only event will be broadcast live from the museum as a fitting multimedia finale to the tremendously successful exhibition before it embarks on an International tour. Directed by Hamish Hamilton, the film will be introduced by exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes (curator of Theatre and Performance) and Geoffrey Marsh (Director of the VandA Theatre Collections). It will feature special guests offering their stories behind some of the 300 objects from the David Bowie Archive, many of which had never before been displayed in public.

This is the first time that the VandA has put on a live broadcast of this scale, encouraged no doubt by the incredible visitor numbers they have recorded. More than 67,000 tickets for the physical exhibition were sold in advance - the most in their 150 year history - and nearly 200,000 people have strolled around the galleries since March, so I expect that the cinema screening will also be fantastically popular both with people who didn't get to London and also with those who want to be reminded of the experience. 

Cineworld, Tue 13th Aug, 19:00.
Tickets £14.20 adults, £12.10 concessions, available online, by calling 0871 200 2000, or in person from the foyer.

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