Donate to the
London Borough of Bromley's Bowie Bandstand
Friends is an entirely not-for-profit
organisation that relies on donations from
members to enable us to continue our work in the
Rec, for the local community.
Edwardian Bandstand is in a state of disrepair
and needs to be made watertight to prevent damage
to the iron structure. A survey has been
commissioned to check the soundness of the
structure and the extent of repairs required.
to restore the historic bandstand where David
Bowie performed at the Beckenham Arts Lab Growth
Summer Festival in 1969 are being redoubled
following the desperate news of his passing in
January. The Bowie Bandstand, once restored, is
planned to not only become a permanent and
fitting tribute to a superstar musician admired
and missed by millions, but hopefully a site
where future legends might also one day cut their
teeth as well.
Council is continuing to work closely with the
magnificent Friends of Croydon Road Recreation
Ground and other local partners to raise the
funds still needed, which has already been backed
by many supporters. You can help restore
the bandstand by making a cash donation
towards the Bowie Bandstand restoration project.
Please use the donation
make your contribution. Donors will have the
opportunity to leave a memorial message and print
a certificate to mark their gift.
Also there are two
fantastic opportunities, in conjunction with The
London Borough of Bromley, to help support the
bandstand restoration fund...
first is a unique opportunity to become part of
history leaving your legacy on this iconic
feature by purchasing part of a
new circular path around the bandstand.
Your personalised 'Bandstand Brick' can mark a
special occasion, commemorate a loved one or
promote your business....
second is to join us at an exclusive
launch party being among the
first to enjoy live music, bubbles and canapés
served around the newly restored venue....
To buy a
brick or order tickets to the launch party,
follow this link to The London
Borough of Bromley website where you can complete an online
also purchase bandstand bricks or launch party
tickets in person at the Civic Centre, by
telephoning the Landscape Helpdesk 0300 303 8658
or by sending a cheque made payable to the London
Borough of Bromley to the Civic Centre, Stockwell
Close, Bromley BR1 3UH.
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