Bowie and Beyond

Bowie and Beyond: Ziggy Stardust & Kingston's Music Heritage

Bowie and Beyond Exhibition
31 March 2023 - 16th September 2023 Recurs daily.
Location: Kingston Museum Kingston Museum,
Wheatfield Way
Kingston upon Thames


Time:10:00 - 17:00




Bowie and Beyond: Ziggy Stardust will tell the story of Bowie when he first became Ziggy Stardust and his connections to Kingston’s music scene. We start with the pivotal moment in David Bowie’s career when he launched his Ziggy persona at Tolworth’s Toby Jug in February 1972, and explore how he later returned for a gig at Kingston Polytechnic (now Kingston University) in May 1972. In his Ziggy persona, Bowie perfectly encapsulates the shifting trends of Kingston’s art, music and pop fashion scene at this time.