AMPlify – Bowie and Beyond (Episode 1)

17.06.2023  |  Creative Youth

Welcome to AMPlify, the podcast from Creative Youth’s AMP Kingston heritage project, exploring art, music and pop fashion in the Kingston borough from 1960s to present day.

Presented by heritage researcher Jarek Zaba, this podcast series will feature a wide range of voices that AMP Kingston has heard from, whether it’s our interviewees reminiscing about Kingston’s music past, artists helping to deliver our exciting programme of public events, or our enthusiastic volunteers who are supporting us across the full range of our work.

In our opening episode we focus on Bowie and Beyond, a newly launched exhibition at Kingston Museum from AMP Kingston in partnership with The Community Brain. Bowie and Beyond explores the night in February 1972 when Ziggy Stardust was launched at a roadside pub in Tolworth called the Toby Jug.

Joining Jarek is AMP Heritage Collective volunteer Lottie Gomes, who shares a range of clips she gathered from attendees at the exhibition launch night – from locals who attended the gig to authors who have since explored it, via a Kingston University professor who spent a year of his life living as David Bowie.

Find below a playable link to the episode on Spotify. You can also access the podcast either on Apple Podcasts or by clicking here to visit our YouTube Channel.

For more on AMP Kingston see here.

For volunteering opportunities email Archie by clicking here.



Presenter: Jarek Zaba with Lottie Gomes
Editing and mixing: Jarek Zaba
Production assistant: Lottie Gomes
Music: Mariia Yaremak
Artwork: Courtney Ellis
Special thanks: The National Lottery Heritage Fund