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Bowie's world debuts of Hunky Dory & Ziggy Stardust were at Friars Aylesbury. We are creating a stunning statue in the Market Square.
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Earthly Messenger to be unveiled tomorrow

Posted by David Stopps for Friars Aylesbury (Creator)

We've been communicating with many of you for 18 months and in some cases have got to know you well. Sue has done most of the emails and messaging so someone suggested we put a photo of Sue on this post so you can find her and say hello tomorrow.  The one thing we have in common is that we have all worked together to make this dream a reality. The thread that holds us together is the amazing art of David Bowie. That's what this sculpture is all about. 

If you can't get near to the arches please watch the unveiling on the big LED screen in the Market Square. Everyone will have the chance to see the statue close-up after the unveiling.

For those who can't be there we're facebook live streaming the event from 1.15 on the Friars Aylesbury facebook page. If for some reason that doesn't work you could try the Bucks Herald page as they are also streaming the event.

The schedule will be:

12.00 Noon  Bowie videos in the Market Square

12.30  CALLOW SAINTS live on stage in the Market Square

1.15pm Interviews with VIPs on stage and under arches. 

2.00pm  Unveiling

2.15pm  Line formed up the Square so that you can see the statue close-up and take selfies etc. Bowie music and videos.

3.00pm - 6.00pm Unveiling after party in the Waterside Theatre. Ticket holders only.

6.15pm Doors open for The Concert for Earthly Messenger at the Waterside Theatre with MARILLION, HOWARD JONES, JOHN OTWAY and THE DUNG BEATLES. Show begins at 7.00pm.  Last few tickets still available from or at the box office on the night.

Friars Aylesbury's Sue and David Stopps
Friars Aylesbury's Sue and David Stopps
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      Breda Cahalane on

      I applaud what you have done. I love the fact you have commissioned this statue.. I am seriously disappointed though, it’s awful, it doesn’t capture him at all

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      I’m so excited I’ve slept three hours only
      It’s going to be a fabulous day celebrating David’s music with so many true fans
      We are really excited at seeing the statue and I’m sure it’s going to be a success
      Well done to you all for the hard work to make this day happen
      Ziggy will be watching with us 👨‍🎤⚡️🎶

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      William Southeron on

      I'm so excited, I'm sure it's going to be a brilliant day. David and Sue thank you so much for making this happen. It will be a day to fill your hearts with love. William.