Inspired by David Bowie to raise funds for cancer charity

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Following a hugely successful David Bowie tribute night, Printers Playhouse director John Berry handed over £500 to Chris Downtown, chairman of local Polegate charity, Children With Cancer Fund (CWCF).

This was the proceeds from the collection made at the event which broke all records for attendance at Eastbourne’s new live music and theatre venue.

“We were keen to recognise people working with cancer, and CWCF seemed the right place to put the money we collected” said John. “It was a brilliant night which captured David Bowie’s spirit and contribution to music and theatre, and lots of people have asked us where the money is going. We are opening a community fund at Printers and we’re keen to develop strong links with local good causes.”

The evening featured several local artists and a Bowie tribute band re-formed especially for the occasion, and the evening finished with a special Vinyl Records Bowie disco in the theatre upstairs.

Pictured is Chris Downton and John with Viv Berry, Associate Director, with members of the Printers Youth Theatre company in front of the premises in Station Street. Printers Playhouse is a new theatre and live music venue bringing a range of commercial and community based entertainment to Eastbourne. Open five nights a week (Tuesday-Saturday from 5 pm), it provides a town centre bar and two live music stages.