Lincoln Venue to Host Live Bowie Screening

News release

7th August 2013

A unique live cinema event featuring an exhibition of 300 objects from the David Bowie Archive will be screened at The Venue, Bishop Grosseteste University, next week.

The Victoria and Albert Museum present David Bowie is happening now will be screened in 200 cinemas across the UK on Tuesday 13th August as the finale to the museum’s enormously successful exhibition.

David Bowie is happening now 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 from the David Bowie Archive, many of which have never before been displayed in public.

Contributors will include avant garde Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto, who designed the flamboyant, androgynous Ziggy Stardust / Aladdin Sane costumes worn by Bowie on tour in 1973; Terry O’Neill, renowned celebrity photographer of the 60s and 70s; choreographer Michael Clark, a lifelong fan of Bowie; and contemporary artist Jeremy Deller, whose piece English Magic at the British Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale was in large part inspired by David Bowie and his impact on the English psyche.

David Bowie is happening now will be directed by BAFTA- winning director Hamish Hamilton, who directed the live TV coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and produced by Done & Dusted Productions Ltd.

Doors open at The Venue at 6.45pm on Tuesday 13th August and the screening will begin at 7pm.

Tickets cost £12 and are available from

Notes to editors:

  • The Venue is a state-of-the-art digital cinema on campus at Bishop Grosseteste University which was refurbished and re-opened in September 2012.
  •  Bishop Grosseteste University was established in January 1862 and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012.
  • It is an independent higher education institution based in Lincoln which awards its own degrees at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • It changed its name from Bishop Grosseteste University College to Bishop Grosseteste University in November 2012.

Jez Ashberry
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