The Lighthouse has organised a great day of events celebrating the life, work, style and legacy of David Bowie. Ron Moy, senior lecturer from Wolverhampton University, will present The Bowie Lecture: Talent Borrows, Genius Steals. Roy is the author of several books on sound and popular music.There will be a screening of Absolute Beginners (Dir: Julian Temple, 1986, cert 12) featuring ‘the thin white duke’. It was a condition of Bowie’s musical cooperation that he featured in the film. The movie is a bit of a car crash and its hyper kinetic early age MTV visuals date it badly for a film set in the 50s. It can still be enjoyed in a ‘so bad it’s good’ kind of way and the plank acting is a hoot. Colin MacInnes is probably exploding in his grave about Temple’s vision of his novel, but if you enjoy migraine inducing flashing screens you’re sorted.
All Hands on Decks: Bowie and Influences: For the rest of the evening fans are invited to bring along their favourite Bowie vinyl and take a turn on the wheels of steel. There is a late bar, food available till 8pm and themed clothing is positively welcomed. Let’s Dance!
Sat 25 Jun, The Lighthouse Cinema Light House Media Centre, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street,Wolverhampton WV1 1HT. 4pm -1am, £10 Tickets: www.light-house.co.uk
Published on: Sat 18 Jun 2016