Toyah and Gary Shail in period costume, hair and make-up for Hound. They play Alice and Wilfred Meynell. Hazel O’Connor will also appear in the film, as Lady Poverty. See more photos and updates at the Official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. (Photos © Toyah Willcox)
There aren’t many things that make me nervous these days, I’ve come to the conclusion that I can pretty much hold my own in most situations. I’m rarely intimidated and I refuse to treat anyone any differently because of their status. It would seem strange then, that as I’m sitting at my desk watching the clock ticking ever closer to 11am, my palms are sweating and my heart is beating so fast I have to take deep breaths to stop it from leaping out of my chest.
I have a fairly solid reason for the nerves mind you, at the aforementioned time I’m scheduled to do a telephone interview with Toyah Willcox. The prospect of dialing her number and asking to speak to her is doubly scary because I have loved her work since I first saw her perform on Top Of The Pops, and if the truth be told, I’ve never done anything like this before – I didn’t tell her that though and I hope she didn’t realise!
The purpose of the call was to talk to her about her sharing the stage with the fabulous Marc Almond for the Last Night Party at the Grassington Festival of Music and Arts that’s taking place June 17th to July 2nd. It sounds like it’s going to be a fantastic festival (and why wouldn’t it be, it is in Yorkshire after all). Toyah is supporting Marc Almond for the final night of the event July 2nd at the Festival in the Field Marquee.
• Continue reading at Northern Life Magazine. (Photos © Toyah Willcox/Dean Stockings)
Toyah, Simon Darlow, Chris Wong, Tim Rose and Colin Hinds at Glastonbury’s “PRS for Music” tent/stage last weekend. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)
This August BFI Southbank will host Don Letts Presents: Punk on Film, a season of films curated by film director, DJ and musician Don Letts. The season will bring together a broad range of documentary, archive footage and feature films that draw attention to the diversity of the punk movement, how it has been depicted on film, and its huge influence on filmmakers past and present.
Films being screened during the season will include Don Letts’ Grammy award-winning doc The Clash: Westway to the World (2000), Jubilee (Derek Jarman, 1978) and Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin 2013). The season will include a World Punk Day on Sunday 7 August, featuring screenings of Afro Punk (2003) which follows black punks in the USA, Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam (2009) about the birth of the Muslim punk scene, and Punk in Africa (2012) which explores the spread of punk across that continent.
Don Letts Presents: Punk on Film is part of Punk.London a year-long festival that celebrates punk, a counter-cultural movement that has had a profound and lasting impact on the face of music, film, culture, art and fashion.
• Arab Times Online: Humor, gore in Oram’s ‘Aaaaaaaah!’: Though it’s at once too subtle and too extreme to attract a broad audience, those who get something out of gross-out humor, silent film and British comedy will treasure “Aaaaaaaah!” as a rare cult gem – Continue Reading…
• Wet Paint Theatre/Films: Hound: Lots of info on this new film, currently in production, here…
• New York Times: In London, A Celebration Of All Things Punk: Corbin’s “Visible Girls” series is part of a digital presentation during the gallery’s “Punk Weekender”: a three-day event incorporating exhibitions, a screening of Derek Jarman’s film “Jubilee” and a performance by the postpunk all-female band the Raincoats – Continue Reading…
• Warrington Guardian: Eighties Night: Win a VIP Package and a Pair of Tickets to the Eighties Night with Rick Astley, Toyah and Paul Young on the 22nd July – Continue Reading…
• Essex Chronicle: Chelmsford City Racecourse hosts second annual Ladies’ Day extravaganza: Tickets are still on sale for Simply Red’s performance on July 1, while Katherine Jenkins, Paul Young, Rick Astley and Toyah will all take to the stage next month – Continue Reading…
• Radio New Zealand: The World’s Greatest Guitar Solos!: Robert Fripp with Brian Eno: ‘Baby’s on Fire’ from Eno’s Here Come The Warm Jets features an off the wall solo, triple-tracked by Robert Fripp, originally a founding member of King Crimson. Eno and Fripp have collaborated a lot over the years on all manner of records including ‘No Pussyfooting’ and contributions to David Bowies single ‘Heroes’. Robert Fripp is a most unusual man who is married to singer Toyah Willcox – he’s had an amazing creative career – Continue Reading…
Thanks to Brian for this fantastic colourful shot of Toyah onstage last night at Hole In The Roof in Deal, Kent for a Proud, Loud & Electric gig. (Photo © Brian Marsh)
Meanwhile, actress and singer Toyah Willcox has also put her voice to the campaign.
Whilst on her ‘Up Close and Personal’ tour at Preston’s Guild Hall, Toyah showed her support with a picture online calling to save Chorley and South Ribble A&E.
It comes as campaigners have gone another weekend protesting outside of the department’s entrance – their 11th week in total.
• Continue reading at the 2BR Lancashire.
Toyah played Glastonbury yesterday – tweeting this photo today – Tonight there is a Sold Out gig at The Hole In The Roof, Deal. Click below to visit Toyah @ Twitter. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)
Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Tuesday 28th June: 2.45am
Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Monday 4th July: 0.10am
Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Saturday 9th July: 2.30am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)
The show features acoustic versions of songs such as Thunder in the Mountains and Good Morning Universe to Sensational – a track that was used recently on a national TV advertising campaign starring Patsy Kensit.
Tickets for Toyah: Up Close and Personal are available from the www.dorchesterarts.org.uk website or call the box office on 01305 266926.
• Continue reading at Blackmore Vale Magazine.
Tonight Toyah plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date at The Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, Preston. Click below to visit the venue website for last minute tickets and further information.
Who’s Doing The Dishes?: UTV Ireland: Wednesday 6th July: 2.30pm
Brian McFadden presents the dining challenge. Will it remain a mystery that Toyah Willcox is the celebrity host when she throws a dinner party for four complete strangers?
Toyah is playing Cleethorpes Rocks Festival on Sunday 21st August, alongside From The Jam. Click below for more info at the festival website. More info at toyahwillcox.com too.
Tickets have gone on sale for performances in Derby by musicians Toyah and Ian Anderson.
Former punk star Toyah, who shot to fame in the late 1970s, will be performing an intimate acoustic set on Saturday August 27. And on Thursday, December 15, progressive rock and folk musician Ian Anderson, lead singer of Jethro Tull, will be performing the group’s classics and traditional festive songs.
The concerts are among the first major events announced as part of Derby Cathedral’s new events programme, which aims to bring evening footfall into the city while raising important funds for the upkeep of the cathedral.
• Continue reading at the Derby Telegraph.