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

Soultown Festival 2019

Sundown on Soultown, September 7th, 2019 I had taken some perimeter photos of the 2018 Soultown concert in my local Beckenham Park ie Croydon Road Rec. Recently, I was delighted to learn the news that Heritage England had given Bowie’s … 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

Bandstand Restoration Council Minutes

Meeting: 10/10/2018 – Environment and Community Services Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee (Item 20) 20 CROYDON ROAD RECREATION GROUND BANDSTAND RESTORATION PDF 92 KB Additional documents: ·                                 Appendix 1 for CRRG Bandstand Project, item 20 PDF 5 MB ·                                 Appendix … 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

A Bowie Bust for Beckenham

A Bowie Bust for Beckenham Italian architect and sculptor, Maria Primolan, is donating her latest sculpture, a life size bust of David Bowie, to Beckenham to help raise awareness and funds for the restoration of the bandstand in Croydon Road … read more

Bowie at the V & A 2013

  Between 23 March to 11 August 2013. The Victoria & Albert Museum staged the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. David Bowie was featured in  more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, … read more

David Bowie Plaque

  Foxgrove Road was David’s first home in Beckenham in 1969 before he moved later that year to Haddon Hall, an Edwardian mansion in Southend Road, where he lived until 1973.  With friends from Foxgrove Road, David founded a Folk … read more

David Bowie

David Bowie – Memory of a Free Festival 2014 Following the success of the concert on 15th September last year (see here) planning is well advanced for a similar Free Festival to take place on Saturday 16th August 2014, exactly 45 years to … read more