14 November 2022

Visit our Bowie exhibition and Jim Brown Club Shop

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Visit our Bowie exhibition and Jim Brown Club Shop

After Bromley FC’ success in the FA Trophy which included the design of a brand-new kit for the occassion, Chairman Robin Stanton-Gleaves wanted to give supporters the chance to design and select our Third Kit for 2022/23. And you did not disappoint!

Bromley FC’s third kit design was inspired by the global icon raised in Bromley, David Bowie.

To pay tribute and celebrate the kit launch at Hayes Lane, the club took a tour around our area exploring Bowie’s roots and some of the locations he made iconic during his time growing up in Bromley and later to date in his career. Not only that but the club put together a mini-exhibition at the Club’s Reception. The display allows visitors to understand the creative design process that went into the shirt, take a look at exclusive photos and buy a shirt to take home.

Buy your shirt today!

Hayes Lane Reception is open from 9am throughout the week. Supporters are invited to come down to take a look and browse The Jim Brown Club Shop too. Those who’d like to purchase a kit but live a little further afield need only email clubshop@bromleyfc.co.uk with your Name, Shirt Size, Address and Phone Number and a member of the team will be in touch to send you your shirt.

Our Bowie Tour

Where better to begin, than here at Hayes Lane? This photo was taken from a 1966 newspaper cutting. The photo captures Bowie crowning eight May Queens at Bromley Football Club.

Combining the past with the present, First Team players including captain Byron Webster alongside James Vennings, Marcus Sablier, Kellen Fisher and Harry Forster took part in a local tour looking the part in our new Bowie inspired playing shirt and hoody.

Hit or Miss

The boys first visit was to the Hit or Miss pub where an incredible mural of David Bowie resides. The hand painted mural was created by local artist Leo Bennett and takes centre stage in the lovely local just a short drive from the stadium.

St Matthew’s Drive

Next, the players visited St Matthew’s Drive. This part of Bickley is famous as the backdrop for Bowie’s Buddha of Suburbia music video.

Churchill Theatre

Following on from this, the boys visited our friends at the Churchill Theatre. The group are used to the bright lights performing on the pitch at Hayes Lane, this was something a little different.

The Churchill Theatre holds a fantastic Bowie Book Bench. The artist behind the installation is Sally Adams, and she has based the work on two well-known photographs by Brian Duffy, and Sukita, taken in London and New York, respectively.

Bowie Bandstand

The final station of our tour was the Grade II listed Bowie Bandstand in Beckenham. On 16 August 1969, Bowie helped organise, compere and perform at a free festival based at the bandstand. The one-day festival has taken place annually since then and is now known as Bowie’s Beckenham Oddity.

Being able to showcase the kit at these iconic locations underpins what makes this kit such a special. Not only is it designed by a local Bromley supporter, but its inspiration is taken from the area the players represent week in, week out.

We hope you agree that the design is a beautiful one and enjoy seeing our shirt look equally as eye-catching as the team take on Halifax Town on Saturday. Click here to purchase your tickets for the game.

If you’d like to get your hands on a shirt, they are available to buy in the Jim Brown Club shop from Saturday with a range of supplementary items including the hoody worn by the players, a fridge magnet and keyring too.

Don’t forget,  we have The Bowie Tribute Act performing live in Broomfields Bar and Kitchen from 6pm, so don’t miss out.

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