BOWIE AND AMAZING ART @ SHOWCASE

Pop and culture fans are in for a double treat at Peterborough’s Showcase cinema with two special screenings…


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The same night also sees another screening of a very different type with a film taking you inside the Vatican Museum. There’s no need to book your flight ticket to Rome, just pull up in the Showcase car park for a chance to view the incredible artworks including the spectacular Sistine Chapel.

The documentary film of the groundbreaking ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A) features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. The exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A’s history and is now on a global tour.

The film takes the audience on an extraordinary journey through the exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas.


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Meanwhile The Vatican Museums, is a new film that takes you on a remarkable journey of discovery through an immense art collection that has been built up by the Roman Catholic Church through the centuries. For the first time ultra high definition cameras have been granted access to the museums of the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel giving never before seen insights into their spectacular works of art. The film is presented in both 2D and 3D.

The film gives the viewer unparalleled access to one of the most visited museums in the world and arguably the greatest art collection in history.

Images: Courtesy of Governorate of Vatican City

Installation Shot of ‘David Bowie is’ at the V&A is courtesy David Bowie Archive (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London