June 24, 2013 12:12

V&A David Bowie Is exhibition to be broadcast live in cinemas

Audiences will be able to watch curators and special guests talking through the exhibits in the collection

V&A David Bowie Is exhibition to be broadcast live in cinemas

Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum/Press

The V&A museum has announced details of a special live screening event of the David Bowie Is exhibition.

On Tuesday, August 13, audiences in over 200 cinemas will be able to watch the exhibition's curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh and a host of special guests talk about the stories behind some of the 300 objects on display at the exhibition live from the museum in London. David Bowie is happening now will be directed by BAFTA winning director, Hamish Hamilton and will be broadcast to participating Picturehouse cinemas.

The David Bowie Is exhibition opened in March 23, selling as many as 67,000 tickets in advance – more than any other exhibition in the museum's 150 year history. More than 200,000 people have seen the exhibition so far, with many more expected to visit before it finishes on August 11.

V&A Director Martin Roth said in a statement: "Visitors have gone to great lengths for a chance to see our exhibition so we wanted to give everyone across the country one last opportunity to experience it for themselves. This is the first time the V&A has taken part in a live broadcast event of this magnitude and we are extremely excited to be working with such a talented production team to present the phenomenon that is David Bowie to the widest possible audience."

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