To mark what would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday, an experiential walking tour around his home town of Brixton is about to launch.
Fans of the star — who died of cancer aged 69 on January 10 2016 — can soon embark on a two-hour David Bowie Musical Walking Tour on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from January 8, 2017.
Bowie – originally named David Robert Jones- was born a Brixtonian in 1947 before growing up at 40 Stansfield Road, which will also be a staple attraction of the tour.
But there are plenty of other relevant places included like Stockwell Primary School which he attended and James Cochran’s vibrant mural which was painted in his honour in 2013.
To top it all, Bowie hits including Starman, Heroes, Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes will actually be performed during the tour, which is supported by Lambeth Council.
Founder of Bowie Tour London Nick Stephenson said: ‘I hope people will come along and enjoy the experience together by singing some of his wonderful songs or just by soaking up the rich culture of Brixton, whether they are massive fans or just want to learn more about the great man and his home town.’
Bowie eventually moved to the suburb of Bromley with his family in 1953, but his Brixton origins have become an important part of his legacy as the struggle against gentrification in the vibrant South London district continues.
Tickets for the walking tour can be purchased for £10 each here.
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