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For my 13th birthday my mum bought me the album  The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. This was my first introduction to the many guises of Bowie and his music. I've now introduced our two children to his music, with Space Oddity being one of my son's favourites.

This weekend there are several events online to celebrate what would have been David Bowie's 74th birthday on Friday and, sadly, five years since his death on Sunday, including a tribute concert and his amazing stage musical Lazarus, recorded in London in 2016. But the BBC's Bowie: Dancing Out In Space looks to be one of the best - a simultaneous broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 6 looking at Bowie's fascination with space and his impact on people's lives.

Whilst this audio programme might be for adults and teenagers, you might be interested in the publication of this new book Space Oddity by Christopher Edge,  which is a David Bowie and science-inspired novel aimed at 9-12 year olds.

David Bowie; a thinker, seer and prophet. Throughout his life, Bowie predicted the future. He was a visionary artist whose natural fluidity, curious imagination and disregard for the rigidity of categories enabled him to foretell cultural change. On the fifth anniversary of David Bowie’s death, Stuart Maconie hosts a special show in honour of the future-facing artist to be broadcast simultaneously on BBC Radio 4 and 6 Music. Leading figures from music, literature, philosophy, technology and comedy talk about the impact of Bowie on their lives and how he always managed to be ahead of the curve.


age 11-14, for adults, age 7-11, music, science, david bowie, english