Preview: David Bowie Is on cinema screens as finale to exhibition

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David Bowie Is screened at Showroom and Cineworld cinemas

The Victoria and Albert Museum is presenting a nationwide cinema event screened live from David Bowie Is as the finale to the London museum’s enormously successful exhibition about his career.

David Bowie is happening now will be introduced by exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh.

It 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, photographer Terry O’Neill, who created the striking photographs of Bowie for the Diamond Dogs tour,.

Other contributors will include choreographer Michael Clark, a lifelong fan, whose piece ‘come, been and gone’ was inspired by Bowie’s music and is featured in the exhibition, and contemporary artist Jeremy Deller.

His piece English Magic at the British Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, is in large part inspired by David Bowie and his impact on the English psyche.

The director is Hamish Hamilton, who directed last year’s Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies.

The event will be screened at all participating cinemas, including the Showroom and Cineworlds in Chesterfield and Sheffield Valley Centertainment, tomorrow, Tuesday, at 7pm. Doors open at 6.45pm.