Ravens Wood pupils pay tribute to David Bowie in film inspired by V&A exhibition

PUBLISHED: 17:26 01 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:26 01 August 2013

Ravens Wood pupils star alongside UAL students in David Bowie of us.

Ravens Wood pupils star alongside UAL students in David Bowie of us.


Pupils at David Bowie’s old school have paid tribute to the Starman in a video inspired by his V&A Museum exhibition.

Working alongside staff and students from University of the Arts London (UAL), the youngsters created David Bowie of us in and around the halls of Ravens Wood School, Oakley Road, Bromley.

Known as Bromley Technical High School during his school days, Bowie spent most of his formative years in Bromley.

After marrying his first wife, Angie, the pair lived at Haddon Hall, in Beckenham, where he invented Ziggy Stardust and stormed the UK charts.

The video made by Ravens Wood students channels the spirit of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer - wearing black and white leotards and experimenting with psychedelic colours.

Adrian Deakes, of the V&A Museum, said:“It’s been a pleasure working with UAL and the school and their students.

“Although they were obviously aware that Bowie was an ex-pupil, I think they were amazed by how the exhibition highlights his world influence and how wide-ranging this has been.

“I think the film, from the costumes, to the make-up, to the music and choreography really reflects that.”

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