It’s on! Your chance to back bid for Aylesbury’s David Bowie statue

David Bowie at Friars, July 15, 1972
David Bowie at Friars, July 15, 1972

After months of preparation the stage is finally set to raise money for Aylesbury’s David Bowie statue.

This week a crowdfunding campaign started online, in a bid to raise £100,000 for the work of art.

In return for donations backers will receive a host of treats, including books, replica tickets and even VIP spots at a party when the statue is launched.

The work of art will be created by sculptor Andrew Sinclair, and will be on display under the arches off Market Square, which is namechecked in Bowie’s calssic song Five Years.

Organiser David Stopps, who founded Aylesbury’s Friars Club and helped Bowie to launch his Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory albums in town, said: “David Bowie had a very special connection with Friars Aylesbury. We are going to celebrate that connection by creating a stunning statue of David in Aylesbury Market Square, the same Market Square he referenced in the first line of ‘Five Years’, the opening track of one of the most iconic albums of the 20th Century, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars.

“The sculptor will be Andrew Sinclair, one of the best in the world. We need you to participate in this Kickstarter campaign to help us make this happen.”

The campaign will launch at midday today,to find out more and see a campaign preview CLICK HERE