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This week will see a special screening of unseen David Bowie footage

A host of unseen footage will arrive this week as part of a special immersive show to celebrate the life and times of the late, great David Bowie.

The singer, who would have turned 73 today, will be celebrated in the commemorative show with the Bowie: Oddity to Mars screening which will take place on the fourth anniversary of the Starman’s death, on Friday January 10th.

The show will take place at the National Space Centre and will be called Bowie: Oddity to Mars and will celebrate a significant period of Bowie’s career between 1969 and 1972. It sees the ers that Bowie moved from his epic debut, ‘Space Oddity’ to taking on the role of the alien-rock star himself, Ziggy Stardust.

The National Space centre will be working with DAVID LIVE, a British five-piece band that has performed honest and insightful musical tributes to David Bowie since 2005. As part of the celebration, the visitor attraction has partnered with De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), Loughborough College and Leicester College to create a never before seen exhibition of fashion, textiles, art and photography inspired by Bowie.

The show will also feature some previously unseen new footage captured by De Montfort University’s Professor Martin Richardson. When Richardson was tasked with shooting a 3D version of the insert for Bowie’s album Hours he captured a lot of experimental footage of the singer. An edited version of that footage will be shown at the sold-out event.

Richardson recalled: “Bowie said to me, ‘When you’ve done your bloody hologram it will be up and down the width and breadth of the country. I am going to make you famous’.”

“He got back on the sound stage and said ‘right, what do you want me to do’ and I thought ‘I am going to direct David Bowie, the super rock star I idolised as a boy because of Ziggy Stardust right through to the Thin White Duke!’”

He finished: “I filmed 30 minutes of David doing various poses and he could not have been nicer.”