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A giant ‘Aladdin Sane’ David Bowie memorial is on the cards and you can make it happen

A giant, 9-metre high lightning bolt David Bowie memorial is set to be built in Brixton, London, where he was born.

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A 9-metre ‘Aladdin Sane’ lightning bolt David Bowie memorial is set to be built in Brixton, London, and you can make it happen.

The tribute is part of a Crowdfunder campaign put forward by a band of die hard Davie Bowie fans. The proposed memorial will be five streets away from where Bowie was born, on Stansfield Road in Brixton – very close to Jimmy C’s famous Aladdin Sane mural.

Charlie Waterhouse of creative agency This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll who are spearheading the project, said: “It’s a monument that’s at once baffling yet immediately familiar – a reminder that there’s always another narrative. Startling, stupid and utterly joyous in equal measure this is a piece of public art that the whole community can be proud of.

“It’s totally Brixton, utterly Bowie. Where the Man Who Fell to Earth fell to earth, a heartfelt tribute, from one London character to another.”

Talking about the logistics of the project, This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll say it won’t be an easy feat:“What we want the thing to look like is basically magic…it lands, which is an engineering nightmare, you can’t just take it to a normal engineer.”

The campaign needs to raise £990,000 make the project happen. At the time of writing it has already reached £23,219 in just one day.

This can actually happen. Head here to donate and find out more.