ZIGGY STARDUST - THE LAST SUPPER
with Geoffrey Marsh
Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Talk commences at 7:00 pm
David Bowie retired his most dramatic alter ego Ziggy Stardust with a final gig at Hammersmith Odeon on 3rd July 1973.
The next night he held Ziggy's last supper at the Café Royal with a star studded guest list including Paul and Linda McCartney, Keith Moon, Lulu, Tony Curtis, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, The Goodies, Cat Stevens, Ringo Starr and Mick Jagger. Geoffrey Marsh, curator of the recent blockbuster David Bowie exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, evokes the spirit and splendour of that final night.
But why did Bowie need to kill Ziggy? And how was Bowie different than his monstrous magnificent creation? Geoffrey will describe the star's early years in Soho and how this most unique and chameleon like of characters emerged out of the culture of the district around the Cafe Royal
Geoffrey Marsh, Director of Theatre and Performance at the V&A, was the man behind the blockbuster exhibition David Bowie last year. The show pre-sold a total of 47,000 tickets, a record for the museum and featured more than 300 objects from Bowie’s 50 years as a musician.
Tickets £20 including a glass of prosecco. Please click here to buy.