Hastings hold 'Bowie Bash' for the late, great icon

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The event, which is running today from ten in the morning until eleven tonight, is being titled the ‘Bowie Bash’ and welcomes everyone to attend.Held at the observer building, events have been planned to run throughout the day, all dedicated to the Spaceboy.

Starting in the morning, people can enter the venue to pay their respects, including laying flowers and lighting candles. The rock and pop legend will have his music played loud for the 13-hour stint. Other tributes will include the screening of his role as the baby-stealing villain in the film Labyrinth. To finish the day smoke projections of the star will be displayed along with a lights show.

Dawn ….. ,who is helping run the show, explained how Bowie had touched her helping her to “be herself” and how his music and lifestyle helped to shape her own decisions and choices, even her “style.”

Bowie sadly left this world on the 10th January, after fighting an 18 month long battle with liver cancer. Two days earlier he managed to release his album Blackstar the same day the global superstar turned 69.

The ’Space Oddity’ singer was well known for his flamboyant appearances and his alter – ego Ziggy Stardust. Even to do this day Bowie’s music, and the man himself, are seen as the vision and innovation for cultural change, changing perceptions upon sexuality and individuality.

Upon his death Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti wrote, “He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.”

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