In 2013 a few Bowie fans gathered together for the 'David Bowie Is' exhibition at the Victoria & Albert musuem in London. They decided to meet in the pub afterwards to continue celebrating with a 'Bowie evening' of music and entertainment.
A year earlier, our dear friend and fellow Bowie fan, James Hyde, passed away from AIDS. With the blessing of his family the decision was made to hold a raffle and auction in his memory with all proceeds going to The Terrence Higgins Trust.
Although not an 'official' event, David Bowie himself supported our evening with a signed item and a personal message. Because of the success of this event, the following year a dedicated venue was booked, and for the following two years we had personal messages and a signed item from David Bowie towards our auction and raffle.
Since 2013, we have now put on eleven annual not for profit events and raised over fifty five thousand pounds for charity. We thank all of the regular volunteers who donate their time, all the musicians and performers who perform for free and the generous donations, both from fans and from www.davidbowie.com. Without all this fabulous support, the event would not happen.
Since the untimely death of David Bowie, we have continued to run the annual event in support of The Terrence Higgins Trust.
In memory of James Hyde and David Bowie RIP