Tribute will be paid to the late, great David Bowie at the inaugural Bowies Down Brunswick charity event.
The fundraiser, which raises money for the Cancer Council, will see a series of David Bowie themed events play out on Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, on Saturday 5 November.
Event organiser Kristian Fletcher has run retro events across Brisbane for over 16 years and says he expects to see many ‘Bowies down Brunswick’ in costume on the evening.
“I want to create an evening which honours Bowie’s legacy, while also helping a great cause,” Fletcher says.
Kicking off the program at 4pm will be a 30th anniversary screening of Jim Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth, to be held at New Farm Cinemas.
Bowie starred in and wrote the soundtrack to the film, which became a cult classic and is a favourite amongst children and adults alike.
Afterwards, fans are encouraged to don their best Bowie attire and gather outside the New Farm Cinemas, before heading down Brunswick Street to enjoy artworks, themed cocktails and music in a variety of venues.
Costumed participants will receive a guide with clues, trivia and a list of venues that are taking part in the day.
The night will continue at New Globe Theatre from 7pm, where Bowie’s music will be played in the licensed bar, and a visual collection of documentary clips and music videos will be played in the retro cinema.
Participants in the Bowie Down Brunswick event are asked to make a minimum gold coin donation with all proceeds going to the Cancer Council.
Tickets to the Labyrinth screening are $16 per person and entry to the New Globe Theatre is $16.50 per person.
For more information and tickets, visit kristianfletcher.com.