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David Bowie Day 2017

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by Kiesten McCauley (subscribe)
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Bowie in the Ziggy Stardust Days


If, like me, you were devastated by the passing of the infinitely talented David Bowie, you may be interested in celebrating his work in style. David Bowie Day gives fans like us a chance to commemorate his acting, music, fashion and more. Plus, you can contribute to Cancer Council Queensland at the events on the 4th of November in Fortitude Valley, so you'll be doing a good deed while having a good time.

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Bring the Tissues for this Film!


Part one in the trio of Bowie-tastic events is at 3pm in New Globe Theatre. The 1983 hit Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence will illuminate the big screen with the heartbreaking tale of a prisoner of war. Bowie stars as Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers, a role he plays beautifully. The film also has a gorgeous soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto, who won a BAFTA for Best Film Music for this movie.

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So many Choices: Thin White Duke or Labyrinth Bowie, Ziggy Stardust or Blue Jean Bowie...


At 5pm you're invited to dress up as your favourite version of Bowie and meet all the other Bowies in the New Globe Theatre foyer for some music and drinks, before you take a charity walk down Brunswick Street. The event organisers are hoping to assemble the most Bowies possible and outdo last year's turnout. Of course it's also a wonderful chance to raise money for the Queensland Cancer Council.

Bowie Looks to Consider

Hunky Dory' era hippy
Pre-Ziggy androgynous beatnik safari
Ziggy Stardust glam
Rebel Rebel' buccaneer
Thin White Duke
Berlin bohemian casual
Gigantic white linen pants
Rat pack style
'Let's Dance' suit
Big 80s suits with white sneakers
90s Asian oriental garb
90s industrial
00s neat suits

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Party on Bowie Style


The third event is a fabulous David Bowie Party upstairs at the Wickham Hotel from 7pm. Kristian Fletcher, event organiser, says, "We create our own space oddity… in celebration of the iconic Thin White Duke and 40 years of 'Heroes'." The party features music throughout Bowie's entire career so you can dance the night away to the DJ. It's important to stay hydrated, but luckily you can grab a drink at the licensed bar during the event.

You can book ahead for all events except the walk, which will require a donation on the day. Book here for the movie screening and here for the party. You can stick around after the party ends at 11pm for more 70s and 80s music from artists like Queen, The Rolling Stones and more.
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Why? Commemorate the Legend
When: Events from 3pm ‘til late
Where: New Globe Theatre
Cost: Movie $11.50; Charity Walk Donation; Party $11.50.
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