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Earthly Messenger David Bowie Sculpture Unveiling in Aylesbury

The statue unveiling was a free event which took place at 2pm on Sunday 25 March in Aylesbury’s Market Square. From 12noon there was a stage with live music and also a screen showing Bowie videos. That same evening a Benefit Concert - an amazing festival of Aylesbury music at

Friars Aylesbury – Holy Holy – April 2017

  Holy Holy featuring Tony Visconti, Woody Woodmansey and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory played Aylesbury in April. The first time that original Spiders from Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey has played the Ziggy album in Aylesbury since the classic David Bowie show on 15 July 1972 – 44 years ago. Bowie formed the Spiders from

David Bowie Statue Campaign

[jwplayer mediaid="14301"] David Bowie had a very special connection with Friars Aylesbury. To celebrate that connection by creating a stunning statue of David in Aylesbury Market Square, the same Market Square he referenced in the first line of ‘Five Years’, the opening track of one of the most iconic albums of

Friars Remembers David Bowie

[jwplayer mediaid="12173"] Memories and thoughts of David Bowie when we recently produced a DVD to celebrate the Friars Exhibition. Click Here to Purchase the full DVD:

Marillion at Friars 2013

[jwplayer mediaid="11654"] Marillion returned to Friars Aylesbury for the first time in 28 years in November, taking to the Waterside Theatre stage to a sell out audience as part of a tour.

Steve Hackett Returns to Friars

Steve Hackett plays at Phase Four. Genesis started off their career at friars and always greatful to the Friars members for their support.

The Specials

Phase Four Friars from the Waterside Theatre… reuniting The Specials after all these years when they last played in Aylesbury.

Friars Phase 1 – Night in the Museum

David Stopps and the creators of Friars Aylesbury met up for an exhibition and talk at the Buckinghamshire Museum to reminisce about 'Phase One' LONG VIDEO YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT FOR IT TO DOWNLOAD BEFORE YOU CAN WATCH WITHOUT STOP & STARTING

Friars – Night in the Museum – Phase One

David Stopps and the creators of Friars Aylesbury met up for an exhibition and talk at the Buckinghamshire Museum to reminisce about 'Phase One' This is a montage of the evening. The FULL DVD can be purchased by clicking below the video.

Friars – 8th October 2010

A new era in the history of Friars, phase four at the Waterside, with 999, Eddie & the Hot Rods and Buzzcocks. Interviews and performances.

David Stopps – Friars.

The legend of Friars the World famous music club in nAylesbury chat on the sofa… will we ever get David Bowie playing at phase Four?!

Friars – June 2010

The last ever Friars at its phase three venue the Civic Centre, with John Otway and Paul Weller. Photographs kind permission – Neale Wareham.

Friars Punk Night.

Part two of the Friars 40th Anniversary…. This time is the Punk era, with 'The Disco Students' 'Penetration' and 'Stiff Little Fingers'

Punk Night at Friars

Music, interviews and the atmosphere of the night now showing on the Music Channel

Friars Aylesbury 40th Anniversary Party No.2. Tickets on Sale

Fri 23rd Oct 2009 – 7.30PM. Following the success of the first Friars Aylesbury gig for 25 years, earlier this year, this second date focuses at the core of the Phase Three Friars punk period with Friars legends Stiff Little Fingers and Penetration.

John Braley Tour

The Entertainment Manager of the Civic Centre during the Friars days walks Richard Carr around the town re visiting all three phase venues and a possible fourth!?

Kris Needs

The local music journalist talks us through his highlights from the good old 'Friars' days

David Stopps

Richard Carr chats to the man behind "Friars" on the 40th Anniversary of the clubs launch in 1969

Friars June 2009 Tickets On Sale

Twenty five years since the last one. On Monday 1st June, the Groundhogs, the Edgar Broughton Band and the Pretty Things performed to healthy 800 crowd. History repeated itself when tickets went on sale.