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Dublin Bowie Festival

The annual Dublin Bowie Festival returns for its fifth edition on Wednesday 8th until Sunday 12th January 2020. Fans of the legendary singer are in for a treat with five day and nights of events celebrating 50 years of The Man Who Sold The World.

Wed 08 January
Silhouettes & Shadows, Rathfarnham Castle. 09:30 – 16:45. Free. Fine art portraiture & sculpture exhibition
David Bowie Made Me Gay - Daryll W Bullock - Bloody Marys, 7 Sth William St, D2. 18:00. Free. Q&A.
I Heart Bowie, Whelans. 20:00. Adm: €18.50 + booking fee
Silent Disco - Whelans (late) 23:30, Free

Thurs 09 January
Bowie Rare, Stephen's Green SC Gallery, 11:00 - 18:00. €5 on the door. (Thur-Sun)
Bowie on Vinyl - The Man Who Sold The World - The Big Romance, 98 Parnell St. 18:00, Free.
Culture Vultures - Boys & Girls Keep Swinging - David Bowie: Pioneer of Sexual Fluidity. The Workman's Club, 19:30, €12 + bk fee
Glasshouse: The Berlin Trilogy Re-Imagined. The Sugar Club. 8pm. €20 + bk fee.

Fri 10 January
Illustrated Bowie/Bowie in Dublin - The Space Between, 28 Fenian St, D2. Doors: Fri 09:00 - midday, 13:30 - 17:00, 19:30 - 21:00. Sat & Sun: 09:00 - 21:00, Free.
Illustration exhibition with US artist Todd Alcott and Dublin based graphic artist Cartoon Bowie
Cutting Up Bowie - Bowie: Burroughs Lecture - Dr Alex Sharpe (UK) - Bloody Marys, 7 Sth William St, D2. 18:30, Free. Keele University Prof of Law presents a lecture on Bowie’s use of Burroughs cut-up technique, combining academic style, music journalism and an audio-visual feast
The Birth Of Bowie - Phil Lancaster & The London Boys - The Sugar Club, 20:00, €16 + bk fee Q&A, live set hosted by Pat Carty (Hot Press)
Rebel Rebel: Sound & Vision 2020. The Academy. Doors: 19:00, €29 + bk fee.
Veda’s Labyrinth. The George Bar, 89 South Great Georges St, D2. 21:00
The Bowie Ball: Heroes From Mars - Whelan's (late show). 23:30, €10

Sat 11 January
Little People, Big Dreams & Heroes. Hodges Figgis, 56 Dawson St, D2. 11:00 - 13:00, Free. Meet author Isabel Sánchez Vegara
Art Rebel Rebels: David Bowie and the Pre-Raphaelites - Rathfarnham Castle, 14:00, Free.
Let All The Children Boogie. The Church, Mary Street, D1. 12:00 - 17:00, Free. Live music, kids disco, kids entertainment, face painting, art workshops, No Commitments Choir and Little People, Big Dreams author Isabel Sánchez Vegara
The Man Who Fell To Earth - The Lighthouse Cinema, 17:45.
Holy Holy - The Olympia Theatre, 19:00, €45 + bk fee
Holy Mother. Lost Lane, 1-2 Adam Court, Dublin 2. 23:00. Landmark LGBTQ club night hosts a Bowie special
Art Crime Inc perform 1. Outside - The Workmans Club (late show). 23:30, €10 + bk fee, €12 on the door

Sun 12 January
Labyrinth - Lighthouse Cinema. 13:00 & 16:00
Face to Face with the Men Who Sold The World - An audience with Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, St Stephen's Green, 15:00, €22 (incl bk fee)
After All - Festival Closing Party - Whelan's, 19:00, Free.

Event Dates:


  • Wed, 8 January 2020 09:30 - 23:59

  • Thu, 9 January 2020 09:30 - 23:59

  • Fri, 10 January 2020 09:30 - 23:59

  • Sat, 11 January 2020 09:30 - 23:59

  • Sun, 12 January 2020 09:30 - 23:59


 
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