Bowie’s Bandstand and Paxton’s Palace

Bowie’s Bandstand and Paxton’s Palace Bowie’s iron Bandstand was built in Croydon Road Recreation Ground in Beckenham  at the end of of the 19th Century. For 120 years it has been the centre of attraction of the park, the venue … read more

Bowie Bandstand Historic England Release

Here is the wording of the press release from Historic England regarding the granting of listed status on the bandstand. Bowie Bandstand, Croydon Road Recreation Ground Overview Heritage Category: Listed Building Grade: II List Entry Number: 1465007 Date first listed: 08-Aug-2019 … read more

David Bowie Festival 2019

Maybe I should announce it? Should I?…” Bowie’s Beckenham Oddity is an annual fundraiser, supported by David Bowie when he provided signed items for auction at the event. This year the Bowie Archive has donated another item signed by him, more … read more

David Bowie Festival 2018

BOWIE’S BECKENHAM ODDITY is an annual fundraiser, supported by David Bowie when he provided signed items for auction at the event. Money raised goes to the Bandstand Restoration & Plaque Fund. More below…   BOWIE’S BECKENHAM ODDITY/BANDSTAND DAY 2018 Saturday, … read more

David Bowie Festival 2017

BOWIE’S BECKENHAM ODDITY is an annual fundraiser, supported by David Bowie when he provided signed items for auction at the event. This year the Bowie Archive has donated another item signed by him, more details of which will follow before … read more

David Bowie Festival 2016

Info from https://www.facebook.com/bowies.beckenham.oddity/ BECKENHAM FUNDRAISER TICKETS ON SALE NOW “And away they soared…” Bowie’s Beckenham Oddity is an annual fundraiser which David Bowie supported by providing signed items for auction at the event. This year the Bowie Archive has donated … read more

David Bowie Concert 2016

Last Saturday, 13th August 2016, a thousand Bowie fans arrived in Croydon Road Recreation Ground in Beckenham from all over the World.  (Photo by Cliff Watkins) They were in the park to enjoy the third concert to raise funds to restore the … read more

David Bowie Festival 2013

MEMORY OF A FREE FESTIVAL “…The Sun machine is Coming Down, and we’re Gonna Have a Party…”  CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE AND THE BECKENHAM ARTS LAB. Sunday afternoon in the park in the residential south London town of Beckenham may not … read more

Bowie Festival 2013 Picture Gallery

BHG Events Memories of a Free Festival 2013 photos The following were taken by Cliff Watkins  who organised the previous Beckenham tribute to Bowie in October  2002  when a Plaque was fixed to the wall of the Three Tuns Pub … read more