Do not miss the free Ziggy Stardust screening at the iconic NME exhibition in Colwyn Bay this month

A host of some of the most iconic images ever captured of music legends are on display at a small photography gallery at the Oriel Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, right now. The exhibition titled ‘Creating The NME Years’ by Chalkie Davies is showcasing images that were not featured at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff when the exhibit was held there previously, so there’s a real sense of exclusivity about them, and so close to our Prestatyn caravan hire! Previously, Chalkie worked as a staff photographer at the NME over a four-year period, from 1975-79, snapping a number of iconic covers for some of the most renowned such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Ramones. And during 1977 until 1985, he was responsible for shooting the record covers for David Bowie, Thin Lizzy, The Specials, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, and Pete Townshend. Next Tuesday (October 13th) Theatr Colwyn will bring to life that iconic David Bowie concert from 1973 with a rare screening of the influential documentary and concert movie ‘Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’. From his New York City home, Chalkie himself will introduce the film via a live Skype Q&A at 7.30pm. The screening of the film screening is free to the public but there is set to be recommended minimum donation of a mere £1.50 which will go towards Oriel Colwyn gallery funds. A nostalgic touch, as this was the actual price you would have had to of paid to see the concert live back in 1973. The ‘Creating the NME years’ exhibition at Oriel Colwyn runs is available to view up until October 31st. For more information visit www.orielcolwyn.org. Image: BrianPickings.Org under Creative Commons.

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