David Bowie has a lot of fans – that’s why this first curated exhibition looking at his career has been so very popular. Featuring handwritten lyrics, costumes, photography, set designs and more from the thin white duke’s personal collection, the only shame has been for those unable to make the visit down to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to have a gander. However, Cornerhouse is bringing the next best thing: a live screening of the exhibition before it goes off on an international tour (and if you can’t be bothered heading down to London for it, it’s unlikely you’ll be wanting to visit Tokyo or wherever). Directed by BAFTA winning director Hamish Hamilton, it’s still under wraps exactly what this live screening will entail – but expect an intimate look at one of the biggest stars the world has ever seen, with guest stars and an introduction by the curators of this muchvaunted collection.

Tue 13 Aug, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5HN, 6.45pm, £14, www.cornerhouse.org (booking only currently open to Cornerhouse members. General bookings open Tue 9 Jul)

Tue 13 Aug
Matthew Britton
Published on:
Sun 11 Aug 2013