New Bowie Memorial in Brixton planned

New Bowie Memorial in Brixton planned

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February 21st, 2017, 3:28 pm #1


Crowdfunding for a brand new DAVID BOWIE Memorial to be located in Brixton is launched today...

https://vimeo.com/204034440

For more details and all the information please visit crowdfunder.co.uk/bowie

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February 21st, 2017, 5:36 pm #2

LOL That looks ridiculous.
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February 21st, 2017, 6:50 pm #3

Jokes. Brixton needs to hang onto itself.
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February 21st, 2017, 11:42 pm #4

I think it would look rather nice on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square.
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February 22nd, 2017, 12:07 am #5

Crowdfunding for a brand new DAVID BOWIE Memorial to be located in Brixton is launched today...

https://vimeo.com/204034440

For more details and all the information please visit crowdfunder.co.uk/bowie
Is that some kind of a joke?

The Brixton tribute last year was very touching, & a memorial would be lovely, but- if anywhere in the UK can claim Bowie as theirs (& I'd argue no-where really) then it's surely Bromley, the town he actually grew up in, as opposed to a suburb which he left as a very young child.
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February 22nd, 2017, 12:17 am #6

I don't think Brixton are claiming him as THEIRS. They just want to install a memorial. What's wrong with that?

He was born there.
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February 22nd, 2017, 1:27 am #7

Crowdfunding for a brand new DAVID BOWIE Memorial to be located in Brixton is launched today...

https://vimeo.com/204034440

For more details and all the information please visit crowdfunder.co.uk/bowie
The conceptual illustrations are alluring but it seems too big for the location. It hangs over the street too far. One large vehicle clipping the corner and the whole thing snaps off.
Perhaps it should be scaled down a bit and mounted on a column.

As for ongoing maintenance, it'll soon be covered in guano... the birds will just love such a tall, out-of-reach place to sit'n'sh*t.
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February 22nd, 2017, 3:23 am #8

It's a pedestrianised street so a truck ain't gonna clip it. All public monuments get bird lime dropped on it st some point. As for too big for the space, sometimes things work for precisely that reason. There are no rules.

Dolly Parton was told by her father when a statue was erected in her home town that however famous you are you're just a toilet for the pigeons.
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February 22nd, 2017, 6:18 am #9

Brixton is perceived as way cooler a place than Bromley, irrespective of how much time he spent where, but they'll never raise the amount they're after.
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February 22nd, 2017, 7:49 am #10

It will be graffito tagged into Valhalla
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February 22nd, 2017, 7:49 am #11

Brixton is perceived as way cooler a place than Bromley, irrespective of how much time he spent where, but they'll never raise the amount they're after.
i think the middle-aged man who lives in a house with a David Bowie poster on his wall is right: it's a silly idea.

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February 22nd, 2017, 4:05 pm #12

I think it's f*cking excellent. Much better than some bronze statue that would end up looking like David Brighton.
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February 22nd, 2017, 5:07 pm #13


it's not either or - it's neither.

Why can't enjoying the fellow's music (and, if you like, other work) be enough? Why insist on cluttering a high street with an abomination or emoting all over the place about what 'he' meant to you?

I bend at the knee to no-one in my admiration of the Dame's finest records, but none of this nonsense is about that or him - it's about attention seeking individuals.

Jon
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February 22nd, 2017, 5:33 pm #14

^^ she hits the nail on the head
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February 22nd, 2017, 6:06 pm #15

The pigeons need to shit somewhere.
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February 22nd, 2017, 6:17 pm #16

It don't float my boat , what would he think about it more importantly.
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February 22nd, 2017, 6:27 pm #17

Crowdfunding for a brand new DAVID BOWIE Memorial to be located in Brixton is launched today...

https://vimeo.com/204034440

For more details and all the information please visit crowdfunder.co.uk/bowie
Honestly I think its ridiculously garrish. Cant they think of something better? How about a book store in his name ,or an art gallery or something....there's more Bowie in that than the lightning flash. I prefer commemorating Bowie the artist over commemorating just a small part of who he was. Plus it really does look as it could cause accidents.
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February 22nd, 2017, 6:28 pm #18

I think it's f*cking excellent. Much better than some bronze statue that would end up looking like David Brighton.
I totally agree with iggyziggy3.
I love it - I just don't understand how on earth it will cost £990,000 for this to happen.
They haven't even got planning permission yet, have they?
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February 22nd, 2017, 6:48 pm #19

An artist friend who specialises in fabricating and installing public artworks in the UK tells me a steel structure of that size, with artist and other relevant fees, plus freight and groundworks (i.e. Installing a cruciform to support it) would come in at around the £200k region.
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February 22nd, 2017, 9:13 pm #20

Honestly I think its ridiculously garrish. Cant they think of something better? How about a book store in his name ,or an art gallery or something....there's more Bowie in that than the lightning flash. I prefer commemorating Bowie the artist over commemorating just a small part of who he was. Plus it really does look as it could cause accidents.
'An artist friend who specialises in fabricating and installing public artworks in the UK'

Bleurgh
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February 22nd, 2017, 9:39 pm #21

It is ugly in itself. It's a monument to a cliche. Why not go the whole hog and have a bronze chameleon there . . .
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February 22nd, 2017, 10:06 pm #22

'An artist friend who specialises in fabricating and installing public artworks in the UK'

Bleurgh
Not mad on it but better than a statue which could never capture the magic of Bowie. I always think it's a shame that David Bowie is nearly always depicted as Ziggy, although I do love the mural.
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February 22nd, 2017, 10:13 pm #23

'An artist friend who specialises in fabricating and installing public artworks in the UK'

Bleurgh
http://whynotassociates.com/?in=environmental

Yeah my friends here
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February 22nd, 2017, 10:47 pm #24

It is ugly in itself. It's a monument to a cliche. Why not go the whole hog and have a bronze chameleon there . . .
Agree with TinToy.

I really am sick of the Ziggy thunderbolt. Its become a hackneyed to nausea pop culture phenomenon since Bowie's death & there was so much more to Bowie than just Ziggy Stardust.

I actually recoil at seeing the bloody thing now!
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February 22nd, 2017, 10:54 pm #25

Not mad on it but better than a statue which could never capture the magic of Bowie. I always think it's a shame that David Bowie is nearly always depicted as Ziggy, although I do love the mural.
Not mad for it.
I think paving stones with one inch thoughts would be more fun.
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February 23rd, 2017, 10:51 am #26

some very arty and nice stuff on that link Ena. Love the York Singing Stone. Something similar in Brixton would be fab - classy and arty
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February 23rd, 2017, 4:21 pm #27

Hey Tin

Where can I email you?

Dawn
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February 23rd, 2017, 4:46 pm #28

is there anywhere that I can send my e mail off this public board?
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February 23rd, 2017, 6:19 pm #29

Re: @hang
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February 24th, 2017, 10:22 am #30

Crowdfunding for a brand new DAVID BOWIE Memorial to be located in Brixton is launched today...

https://vimeo.com/204034440

For more details and all the information please visit crowdfunder.co.uk/bowie
As someone on Facebook commented - how about dropping £1 million to Cancer Research instead?
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February 24th, 2017, 3:44 pm #31

Cancer research is awash with money.

Macmillan nurses and hospices would need the £1m more.
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February 24th, 2017, 10:26 pm #32

Give the money to a charity that Bowie actually supported and has now lost the support of 'true' Bowie fans since he died. The Terence Higgins Trust.

Mist.
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February 24th, 2017, 10:36 pm #33

AIDS charities are also awash with money.

Give it to dementia charities and help people like BWWs Milos Yannopoulis aka SAM
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March 23rd, 2017, 12:30 am #34

Looks like a no go,then again who knows?I liked the the idea.
http://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2017/03 ... in-london/
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March 23rd, 2017, 9:43 am #35

Best news for a while.
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March 23rd, 2017, 11:09 am #36

I think the headline should have been

NEW BOWIE MEMORIAL FOR BRIXTON PANNED
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