60th Birthday Autumn Tour: Countdown Final Week

October 20th, 2018

It’s the final week of the countdown to Toyah’s Autumn Anniversary Tour, with yet more great content - posted across the official social media – from Toyah’s career, as well as previews of the new merchandise which will be available at the gigs. The opening gig, at Ruby Lounge in Manchester is just six days away. See those below and more at Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - Buy tickets for the gigs here or by clicking on the images below.

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Toyah Fanzine – Issue 35: Printed… Packaged… Posted!

October 20th, 2018

The prints of Issue 35 of Dreamscape’s Toyah fanzine have arrived and will be packaged over the remainder of the weekend and posted by Monday afternoon.

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Toyah 60: Love Is The Law – 35th Anniversary

October 19th, 2018

Toyah’s four-date Autumn Anniversary Tour begins one week today – Friday 26th October – at Ruby Lounge, Manchester. There will be lots of new merchandise available at the gigs, including the Rebel Run/Love Is The Law tote bag.

Coincidentally, next Friday is almost 35 years to the day the Love Is The Law album was released. Click below to book tickets for the forthcoming concerts…

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i-D: New Book: Val Garland – Validated

October 19th, 2018

validate18aCelebrated make-up artist Val Garland has just published her book Validated. In a new interview with i-D she cites Toyah as one of her early influences.

How val garland became one of fashion’s most requested make-up artists

Her new book, ‘Validated’, charts the make-up mastermind’s 25-year career

Regarded as one of the most important make-up artists of our time, Val Garland has spent the last 25 years creating era-defining images with some of this generation’s greatest creatives. Her boundary-pushing artistry has seen her shoot with photographers such as Nick Knight, Corinne Day and Miles Aldridge and worked for agenda-setting fashion titles, including i-D and The Face. She’s the make-up artist of choice for designers including John Galliano, Gareth Pugh and Phoebe Philo, and spent years working closely with.

Growing up, what were your creative outlets?
Well I think when I was a child, we’d just go and play on the railways. I always had a vivid imagination, so we’d make up some amazing story using sticks and stones and that kind of thing. I was always looking for treasure, but we didn’t have loads of money, so treasure was just things you would find on the street, pebbles and bottle tops and things like that.

When I got older, I got into music. I could get lost in music and musicians and singers became the new icons. It was the 80s, so we’d moved through the punk and it was more about the new romantics and everybody was painting their faces. I loved Toyah Willcox, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Debbie Harry, Lene Lovich. It never occurred to me try to look attractive or like a glamorous, sexual being. I just wanted to be noticed, to be a character. I wanted people to go ‘wow, who is that person in head to toe newspaper with newspaper print all over her face? What is she?’ That’s how I my love of make-up started.

• Continue reading at i-D.

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Toyah 60: A Brave New… Mug!

October 16th, 2018

Definitely the best mug design ever – Drink your tea/coffee from a Brave New World mug. This was on sale at Toyah’s Acoustic… dates at the weekend and will also be available on Toyah’s Anniversary Tour dates later this month and in early November!

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Toyah Live 2018: Acoustic… at Trading Boundaries

October 16th, 2018

Toyah onstage at last Saturday night’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex. This was the first of two Acoustic… dates at the venue over the weekend. Please click below to view a larger version of this photo and another at Dreamscape’s Toyah Gallery. (Thanks to Angus | Photo © Angus Turner)

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Toyah on TV: Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

October 16th, 2018

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, with Toyah and Tony Blackburn, which originally aired in October 2011 on BBC Two, is showing again next week on Really – Sky 142, Virgin Media 129, Freeview 17, Freesat 160, Sky (Ireland) 155 – Click below to view larger screen caps.

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Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: Really: Friday 26th October: 8pm
Series 1, Episode 4. Tony Blackburn and Toyah Willcox take to the road with antiques experts Charlie Ross and Charles Hanson. Their journey starts in the historic town of York and ends up with an auction in Stansted, Essex.

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Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Personality Test

October 16th, 2018

bbcr4ex17aToyah hosting The Personality Test, the 30-minute radio quiz that’s, essentially, all about her, airs again later this month on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

The 30 minute radio show was originally broadcast in 2007, on BBC Radio Four, with guests including Sue Perkins and Robin Ince. It will be available at BBC iPlayer post-broadcast.

The Personality Test: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 26th October: 9am/4pm
The Personality Test: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Saturday 27th October: 4am
Toyah Willcox chairs the comedy quiz in which all the questions are about the guest host. Panellists are Sue Perkins, Caroline Quinlan, Robin Ince and Will Smith.

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Toyah on TV: Trailblazers: Punk

October 16th, 2018

Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Friday 26th October: 2am/5pm
Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Sunday 28th October: 1pm
Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Monday 29th October: 12pm
Punk. Narrated by Noddy Holder, this eye-opening series turns its attention to the origins of punk music. With Toyah Willcox and DJ Annie Nightingale. (Episode, Series 1, Episode 5)

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Toyah on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

October 16th, 2018

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Virgin Media Three: Monday 29th October: 1pm
Toyah Willcox. 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?

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60th Birthday Autumn Tour: Countdown Continues

October 10th, 2018

The countdown to Toyah’s Autumn Anniversary Tour continues, with more great content - posted across the official social media – from Toyah’s incredible, and unrivalled, imagery archive/career. See those below and more at Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - Posts will continue through the month. Buy tickets for the gigs here or by clicking on the images below.

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The Telegraph – Culture/TV: It Shouldn’t Be A Big Deal

October 10th, 2018

telegraph16a‘It shouldn’t be a big deal – but it is’: what a female Doctor Who really means to women Whovians

More than eight million people tuned in Sunday night’s episode of Doctor Who – the show’s largest launch in a decade – to see Jodie Whittaker make her debut as the first female Doctor in the show’s decades-long history.  But did she pull it off?

Among those glued to their sofas were the comedians Bridget Christie and Susan Calman, authors Juno Dawson and Jenny Colgan, and the pop star Toyah Willcox – a Who fan who was once mooted for the title role herself. The Telegraph asked each of them what the arrival of a female Doctor means to them, and what they thought of Sunday’s episode.

• Continue reading at The Telegraph. (Subscription Required)

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Doncaster Free Press: Toyah is Coming to Doncaster

October 10th, 2018

doncasterfp18aPunk legend Toyah announces Doncaster Dome concert

Punk and pop music legend Toyah has announced a concert date in Doncaster. The singer, best remembered for a string of hits in the 80s including It’s A Mystery, will come to The Dome on February 2. The star, whose full name is Toyah Willcox, has had a career spanning more than thirty years and has notched up eight top 40 singles and released more than 20 albums.

Toyah, 60, has also enjoyed a career as an actress, producer and author and has appeared in a string of films, TV shows and stage plays.

• Continue reading at Doncaster Free Press.

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Toyah 60: Robert’s Brave New T-Shirt!

October 10th, 2018

Toyah’s brand new Brave New World tour t-shirt, with Robert wearing it well. Toyah tweeted: “Stunning new T-Shirt design and equally stunning model xxx” (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

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Toyah on TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

October 10th, 2018

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Tuesday 23rd October: 3.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Wednesday 24th October: 4.30am
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Saturday 27th October: 8.30am
Blue Marigold. Series 5, Episode 1. Dropped by her agency for her diva-like behaviour, supermodel Marigold’s mental health deteriorates. Years later, she plots a comeback. Director: Giles Foster. Starring: Toyah Willcox, Ralph Bates, Sharon Duce, Helen Fraser, Billy Hamon, Edward Jewesbury.

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