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by May Cross (subscribe)
I'm a writer, artist and keen photographer.
We can be heroes, just for one day
Let's dance
Put on your red shoes
And dance the blues
Let's dance.

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A Lad Insane (courtesy of organiser)

The world mourned when David Bowie died in 2016. He was one of the world's best selling music artists and is sadly missed by his millions of fans and the music industry. In tribute to their Sorrow , Brisbane's Bowie themed charity event Bowies Down Brunswick returns to The Valley. You are invited to dress in the spirit of Bowie and help raise funds for Cancer Council, for the annual Bowies Down Brunswick. Kristian Fletcher ("And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear"), the organiser, has run retro events in Brisbane for over 18 years and has presented David Bowie-themed events every November since 2009.

The evening of David Bowie events will start with the Bowies Down Brunswick charity walk, down Brunswick Street of course. The night ends at the Marquee Bar at 336 Brunswick Street, with a David Bowie Party.

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My Hero (courtesy of organiser)

Bowies Down Brunswick Charity Walk
Fans will gather from 5.00 pm at Netherworld at 186 Brunswick Street in The Valley to participate in the Bowies Down Brunswick charity walk which kicks off at 5.30 pm. You are encouraged to dress as Bowie so start organising your outfits now. Stuck for a costume? Try a lightning bolt on your face like Aladin Sane, or you can be a little China Girl. Bowie reinvented himself often over the decades (both musically and visually). He had many Changes and was the Chameleon of rock. So there are plenty of eras and styles to choose from for dressing up. Will you be Ziggy Stardust or the Thin White Duke? Don't feel Under Pressure whether you are an Absolute Beginner or in your Golden Years or just a Space Oddity, you're sure to be Hunky Dory. An added incentive to dress up is that there will be a selection of free arcade games for all you Cosplayers. Bowie look-a-likes will make their way down Brunswick Street, stopping at various venues for Bowie music, photos, and Bowie-themed cocktails at Marquee Bar and the Bloodhound Bar. A donation of minimum of a gold coin is requested which goes to the very worthwhile charity, Cancer Council, and will cover participation in the walk.

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Bowie Changes to Red Strat (image by writer)

David Bowie Party
Let's Dance. The walk will end up at the Marquee Bar where guests will party at the David Bowie Party to 8.00 pm. Join other fans for a dance party night featuring classic Bowie music from the sixties to now with DJ, dance floor and licensed bar. John, I'm only dancing. This is an 18 event party, you Rebel, Rebel. For further information click here

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Bowie's Dan Armstrong (courtesy of organiser)

The Legend that is Bowie
Singer-songwriter Bowie (David Robert Jones 1947-2016) is so iconic that he doesn't need another name, like Cher (incidentally, with whom he has sung). He rose to prominence in the late 1960s as one of the fathers of Glam Rock music. He successfully transitioned to funk, plastic soul, new romantic, pop and electronic music thus ensuring him a fan base crossing the generations. No wonder he is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Many people talk about Bowie being the soundtrack to their lives. His legacy and influence lives on. Let's Dance.

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image from organiser's website
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When: Saturday at 5 pm
Where: The Valley
Cost: $1or $2 for walk
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