FOUR films starring David Bowie will be screened in Bradford to mark the first anniversary of his death.

The movies will be be shown at Bradford’s Picture Cinema, based at the National Media Museum, on Tuesday, January 10, at 6pm.

David Bowie: Sound & Vision, curated by the London Short Film Festival, will be screened at select Picturehouses across the UK, as part of its Discover Tuesdays events.

The rock legend died aged 69 following an 18-month battle witn cancer.

The first, call The Image, dating from 1967, sees the musician act in a silent mime-themed art film.

He was 20 at the time and shows him two years before his hit Space Oddity was released, which was his chart debut.

Jazzin’ for Blue Jean is an extended music video for Bowie’s 1984 album Tonight and featured two songs from this release. It won a Grammy award and led to Bowie working with director Temple on Absolute Beginners in 1985.

The third short film, Reality, is the UK premiere of a conceptual film commissioned for Bowie’s 2003 album of the same name. It is billed as an abstract and darkly comic portrait of the singer.

The fourth and final film, called Let’s Dance: Bowie Down Under, features behind the scenes footage from the music video to his 1983 hit Let’s Dance, which was filmed in the Australian outback.

The singer performed in St George’s Hall in Bradford on his Ziggy Stardust tour in 1973 and also on his Tin Machine tour in 1989.

Bowie’s 1989 Bradford appearance in front of 2,000 screaming fans came with a warning to stay away from drugs.

Bowie, whose extensive back catalogue includes hits like Starman, Let’s Dance and Ashes to Ashes, released his latest album, Blackstar, just three days before his death.

He was also known for his film appearances as Jareth the Goblin King in Labrynth and as the lead role in The Man Who Fell to Earth. During the 1980s he also starred in films including Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence and Absolute Beginners.

A total of 50p from every ticket sold for the short film screenings, priced £9, will be donated to Save the Children. For more information, go to