Replace the David Bowie Memorial in Manchester

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Recently the David Bowie memorial painted following his death in 2016 has been replaced with a very different artwork in Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter. We would like to see another memorial to be created and call on local artists, town planners, whoever to create something fitting and hopefully a little more permanent.

Bowie was a legend to his millions of fans and has many links with Manchester; his mother was from the north west and many Manchester bands have been hugely influenced by him, from Joy Division and The Smiths to today's modern crop of innovative indie bands.

In addition, Bowie is an alternative icon to many with his groundbreaking statements on gender and sexuality, something which isn't out of place when you fit him with other LGBT icons who share a small part of their history with the city such as Quentin Crisp and Alan Turing.

Bowie remains an important figure to many young, old, straight, queer etc and it seems perfect that a city as progressive and wonderful as Manchester should honour him in some small way.



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