England’s National Space Centre are set to honour the legendary David Bowie with a brand new, immersive reflection on the musician’s work set to be hosted at the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.
The Planetarium — which is the largest in the country — will celebrate Bowie’s output between 1969 – 1972. The era that saw Bowie wholly embrace the space age with Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust, and the Apollo lunar landing. The visual feast will be accompanied by DAVID LIVE, a five-piece Bowie tribute band.
The National Space Centre has also joined forces with De Montfort University to present a visual media and textiles exhibition inspired by the pop-culture juggernaut. “We’re thrilled to team up with the National Space Centre for this exciting event, which will provide an invaluable platform for our Fashion and Textiles MA students,” shares Paul McNicoll, Associate Professor for Student Experience at the University. “Inspired by the Apollo missions and the work of David Bowie, they will be showcasing innovative designs across fashion, textiles, intimates, footwear and accessories.”
The exhibition will take place between January 10th and 11th. You can head here for more information.
Watch: David Bowie – ‘Space Oddity’
Earlier this year, Mattel announced that they would be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust by immortalising the character in a special edition Barbie doll. Sporting the signature sparkly space suit, platform boots and painted nails, the doll is also detailed with the golden circle makeup Bowie wore throughout 1972-1973. The doll retails at $50; check it out here.