Bowie and Beyond: Ziggy Stardust & Kingston’s Music Heritage exhibition

31 March - 8 September 2023

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31 March - 8 September 2023

Kingston Museum
Wheatfield Way
Kingston upon Thames
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We’ve teamed up with Kingston Museum and The Community Brain for a special exhibition celebrating David Bowie’s many connections to Kingston’s music scene and the borough’s rich music heritage.

This new exhibition looks at the remarkable moment that Ziggy Stardust was launched in Tolworth and the wider music and pop culture scene in the area. It explores the impact Bowie’s alter ego had on art, music and pop fashion and how society in Kingston reflected national and international trends, from Mary Quant makeup produced by Gala Cosmetics on the Chessington Industrial Estate, to Kingston Polytechnic’s role as music venue and creative hub. Interviews with musicians, artists and authors will complement a unique collection of items.

The exhibition will run from 31 March – 8 September 2023 at Kingston Museum.