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The Starman Revealed
David Bowie, victoria and albert museum


David Bowie: one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. When his singles 'Space Oddity' and 'Starman' hit the charts, it made him a mega 1970s glam rock icon, and he is a figure of empowerment in the LGBT community.

Now you can explore the process of the superstar's creative process at the David Bowie Is exhibition between the 23rd-28th July at the Victoria & Albert Museum. What do you think Queen Victoria would say if she knew about this? 'I am not amused.'

There will be more than three hundred objects to examine, including handwritten lyrics, Bowie's personal instuments, and original costumes such as his alter ego's Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972).

You will also find out about Bowie's collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre, art and film. On display there will be album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell, video excerpts from live performances and films like The Man Who Fell to Earth.

You will learn more about Bowie than has ever been revealed through ever-before-seen storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics as well as some of Bowie's own sketches, musical scores and diary entries, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas.

During the time of the exhibit there will be a number of family events and talks that you can attend. For example, over the half-term of 25th May - 2nd June, The Imagination Station is a chance to create your own album cover. Then on the 27th-31st May, £7.50 will give kids 5-12 the opportunity to take part in Make-it: Music Icon. The experience involves a costume, make-up, and photography session. Other workshops include building your own electronic instruments, and designing your own costumes.
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Why? Discover as superstar
When: 23rd March - 28th July
Phone: 44 (0)20 7942 2000
Website: www.vam.ac.uk
Where: Victoria & Albert Museum
Cost: £7.50 for children's workshop
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