David Bowie Exhibition In Berlin
Far be it from me to judge but I'm glad to get the chance to cast the spotlight onto an arts event outside of London. After a somewhat enforced hiatus, due to the new site developing and my ever-increasing Ransom Note responsibilities, I'm back to perusing the arts sections again and pointing out must-see events for all the trendsetters out there. Or something like that…
Folks in Berlin will have a fantastic opportunity over the next few months to delve into the world of David Bowie thanks to a new exhibition which has moved to the German capital after an incredibly successful spell in London's very own V&A. Bowie fans, who I'm assuming don't have a ridiculous nickname such as Beliebers, Directioners or whatever nonsense Miley Cyrus's fanbase call themselves, will be able to indulge themselves in handwritten lyrics as well as a veritable treasure trove of Bowie memorabilia.
With everything from costumes to instruments on show, this could be the stuff of dreams for any Bowie-holic and the exhibition will help to give an insight into the ever-intriguing world of one of Britain's most famous musical figures. Bowie has had close ties with Berlin for decades and it seems a nature location for this exhibition to be on offer for just shy of a 3 month stay. As the city that holds the reputation for inspiring the likes of Heroes, Berlin became almost a second home to Bowie and it gave him some of his most popular creations along with a wealth of inspirations for all his creative avenues, music-based or otherwise.
So if you find yourself with a few hours to spare in Berlin, why not indulge yourself in a world of musical history at Martin-Gropius-Bau? Given that the London exhibition was sold out you might need to act swiftly if you want to feast your eyes on Ziggy's goods.
Berlin: David Bowie takes place from 20th May – 10th August at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin.