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Tickets to go on sale for huge Friars exhibition

Vivien and Robin Symons (left) with museum curator David Erskine and a piece of the satin shirt David Bowie threw from the stage at his Ziggy Stardust Friars gig in July 1972

Vivien and Robin Symons (left) with museum curator David Erskine and a piece of the satin shirt David Bowie threw from the stage at his Ziggy Stardust Friars gig in July 1972

Tickets go on sale this weekend for a major exhibition of music memorabilia from Aylesbury’s Friars club.

Among the rare items on display will be guitars from artists such as Mike Rutherford, keyboards and Moog synthesisers on loan from Howard Jones, one of Toyah Wilcox’s outfits and a piece of the satin shirt David Bowie threw from the stage at his Ziggy Stardust gig in July 1972.

That satin shirt was caught by Vivien Symons, then 16, who was standing as close to the stage as she could.

Mrs Symons, from Stoke Mandeville, said: “Everyone grabbed at it.

“We all held on but it ripped, and I ended up with a piece from the front with some buttons and a sequin.”

The exhibition is being held at Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury from March 1 to July 5.

As well as memorabilia, it will feature stories from artists and Friars members.

Friars founder and promoter David Stopps said: “I have been hoping to present a major exhibition on Friars for years and at last it’s going to happen. It’s a huge undertaking.”

Tickets, which cost £4, will be available from February 1.

Pre-booked tickets are available at www.theticketsellers.co.uk and they can also be bought on the door, subject to availability.

Find out more at www.aylesburyfriars.co.uk

 

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