A very special REBEL REBEL night, to commemorate the passing of rock legend David Bowie, will take place Saturday, January 16th at Galway hot-spot Seven.
The evening will be hosted by local cancer survivor Darren McMahon and Canadian entrepreneur Bruce Henry, who established The VHS Club last August – a monthly event, treating movie lovers to classic VHS flicks in The Loft @ Seven.
Originally from Ennis, Co Clare, McMahon will celebrate five cancer-free years this coming May. After being diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma in December 2010, Darren began his chemotherapy treatment on Christmas Eve, believing the sooner he started, the sooner he would finish. In May 2011, the treating oncologist at Limerick University Hospital gave Darren the good news of long-awaited remission.
McMahon says: “Fighting cancer was a real eye opening experience and one that has changed my life immeasurably. I’ve always been a big fan of David Bowie and when we got the news on Monday that he had passed away after his own battle with cancer, Bruce and I knew we had to throw a special night in his honour.”
Co-producing the event is business man Bruce Henry, best known for his murder mystery entertainment company, Murder on the Menu, which was launched in Galway, Summer 2013.
“I’m so excited to be working on this exciting night with Darren. I think his story of beating cancer is truly one of inspiration and the fact that we get to pay tribute to such a legend like David Bowie is just an added bonus,” Says Henry.
Proceedings will kick off with a screening of Labyrinth at 8 p.m, followed by a “REBEL REBEL” after-party at 11. Admission is €5/€8 after 11; all proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society. Bowie lovers encouraged to dress in their favourite Starman attire/make-up, and of course, DANCE!
For more information visit the VHS CLUB GALWAY Facebook page.