Beckenham Society To Host Special David Bowie Evening

Fans of David Bowie are invited to attend a special event from The Beckenham Society next month that will celebrate the music and life of the star, who died earlier this year following a short battle with cancer.

Bowie spent some of his younger years in Beckenham and had a strong affiliation with the area. Many local people have been looking at ways to celebrate this connection and honour the legend.

The Beckenham Society has organised a special evening on 19th April called “A celebration of the life and music of David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab”, which he co-founded in the 1960s.

The evening will also include a conversation with Mary Finnegan, who was Bowie’s landlady when he lived at Foxgrove Road. She is the author of the book Psychedelic Suburbia, which details Bowie’s life when he was in Beckenham.

The event will take place at the site of the Three Tuns – which is now Zizzi’s Restaurant – where David Bowie played many times at the start of his career. The event will start at 7:30pm on Tuesday 19th April and tickets cost £25, which includes a drink, food and plenty of Bowie’s music.

Tickets should be purchased in advance from Beckenham Bookshop, 42 High Street, or from The Society’s Treasurer, 18 Rectory Green BR3 1HL.

Will you be attending the evening? Do you have memories of Bowie playing at the Three Tuns?

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