April 30, 2014 13:19

David Bowie, Ray Davies and Jazzie B to be celebrated in talks on London Eye

Some 32 talks will take place in capsules on the capital's iconic wheel

David Bowie, Ray Davies and Jazzie B to be celebrated in talks on London Eye

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David Bowie, The Kinks' Ray Davies and producer Jazzie B are some of the famous Londoners whose careers will be celebrated in a series of talks about the city's most famous cultural exports.

Some 32 talks will take place tomorrow night (May 1) on each of the capsules on the London Eye, each one focussing on a person who has helped shaped the capital's history. For more information, see the 32 Londoners website.

Speakers including former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, director Julien Temple, DJ Nihal, historian Dan Cruikshank and broadcaster Robert Elms. They will tell the stories of figures from across music, sport, literature, science and popular culture including authors Eyelyn Waugh, Zadie Smith, Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin.

Each talk will last 45 minutes and will take place as the wheel rotates to 135m high with views stretching across the city.

Helen Bull, Marketing Director for the London Eye, said, "The London Eye has become a source of great pride for London since we opened in 2000 so we wanted to host a celebration of all those characters who have added to the legacy of this magnificent city."

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