Tributes to David Bowie

Lambeth has been at the centre of tributes to Brixton-born David Bowie since it was announced, on 11 January, the he had died of cancer.

The 'Aladdin Sane' mural on Tunstall Road, close to the legendary rock star's birthplace in Stansfield Road, quickly became the unofficial Bowie memorial for his fans around Britain and the rest of the world. Lambeth Council would like to establish a more permanent memorial, to mark Bowie's connections to the Borough. In the first instance, the Council is working to preserve the impromptu memorial in front of Tunstall Road mural, on the side of the department store Morley's.

Leader of Lambeth Council, Cllr Lib Peck, said: "We would like to commemorate Bowie and we welcome suggestions, but if course we will discuss any plans with his family before taking any plans forward. The mural itself could be locally listed to ensure it remains as a lasting tribute, in the same way that the Nuclear Dawn mural in Coldharbour Lane is protected. Additionally, the Council could consider a plaque in honour of David Bowie and look at renaming a street in his honour".

Please do let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions that you would like us to feed in. 

Cllr Joanne Simpson
Labour Councillor for Prince's Ward

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