Naturally, with how beloved David Bowie has been, is, and will be for the foreseeable future, people are still paying tribute to his work, and people are still arranging celebrations for the anniversary of his birth and death (which were so close together the distinction between January 8 and January 10 may not even be material).
Case in point: “Bowie: Oddity to Mars.” It’s an exhibition held by the National Space Centre at the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium on 10-11 January 2020. The centrepiece is tribute band David Live holding brief concerts described as “Live, Immersive shows” in 360 degrees at 7:30 PM and 9 PM on both days. The set list will be focused on Bowie’s work between Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust, in the words of the event page, “a significant period of time that covered both Bowie’s experimental phase and the Apollo lunar landing window.” And, on this note, I’ll show this video of a concert by David Live, even though it’s focused on the 1980s, (specifically the Let’s Dance era, complete with the guitarist playing Stevie Ray Vaughan, even if he only played on the album, and he was well on his solo career by the time the Serious Moonlight tour started, and the gear looks very wrong), is likely longer than the show at the National Space Centre, and the Youtube video medium is diametrically opposed to the “immersive experience” promised:
In addition to the concert, “[the NSC] have partnered with De Montfort University, Loughborough University and Leicester College to create a never before seen exhibition of fashion, textiles, art and photography inspired by David Bowie.”
Quoth Paul McNicoll of De Montfort University: “We’re thrilled to team up with the National Space Centre for this exciting event, which will provide an invaluable platform for our Fashion and Textiles MA students. Inspired by the Apollo missions and the work of David Bowie, they will be showcasing innovative designs across fashion, textiles, intimates, footwear and accessories.”
Tickets to the exhibition (mostly the 9 PM show on January 10, though tickets to two of the other shows can still be bought if you’re willing to pay a bit extra and get a T-shirt) can be found here. The National Space Centre is on Exploration Drive in Leicester.