Vivienne Westwood, Stephen Jones, Toyah Willcox and i-D’s very own Princess Julia (taking a bubble bath) are all part of new film, Soul Boys of the Western World, aka Spandau Ballet The Movie. George Hencken’s film focuses on New Romantic culture that played out in its most fantastic fashion at Steve Strange’s Blitz Club. Check out the teaser clip here. The European screening premiere will be live at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 30 September and the film goes on general release from 3 October.
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Jubilee, The Tempest and Glitterbug are all showing at BAM, (Brooklyn Academy of Music), New York, as part of BAMcinématek: Following a retrospective at the BFI this spring, BAMcinématek presents the work of iconoclastic British filmmaker and crusading gay rights activist Derek Jarman, who not only redefined queer cinema, but reimagined moviemaking as a means for limitless personal expression. Marrying sound and image in radical new ways, his poetic, passionate, and visually ravishing films are visionary works of art that, 20 years after his death, are still being unraveled – Click below for further info.
I have been coming to Evesham Dental Health Team (EDHT) for at least ten years. The team is friendly and helpful, and more importantly local and available. I am horrified at the prices that London charge for treatment and I disagree that you have to pay a premium just for being in London. Also I know people that have to book six months ahead and for me that would be a nightmare.
I think it is really important to have good teeth. I don’t think people realise how often your teeth are looked at. I realised during photo shoots that my teeth no longer translated the way I felt about them. I had lost a lot of enamel from natural wear and tear, as well as through a very healthy lifestyle of lots of fruit and vegetables – which I found ironic as you wouldn’t expect that to happen. As a result of this loss of enamel, my teeth felt very rough and I hated food sticking to them.
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My Vintage with The Fripps airs again next month on Vintage TV. A great hour of chat and classic music choices from Robert and Toyah. Here’s the full Fripp Playlist from My Vintage:
Salisbury Hill – Peter Gabriel, Rapture – Blondie, Heroes – David Bowie, Fashion – David Bowie, Imagine – John Lennon, Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Simon & Garfunkel, Angels – Robbie Williams, I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston.
My Vintage: Vintage TV: Monday 13th October: 10.30pm
Toyah and Robert. New! Husband and wife team, punk princess Toyah and guitarist and record producer Robert Fripp, invite My Vintage viewers into their home for their top record picks.
Great photos of Toyah onstage at The Birdwell Venue, Barnsley, on the penultimate date of the 2014 Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour on Friday night. Click below to view larger versions of these at Dreamscape Gallery. (Thanks to Jill | Photos © Jill Perlstrom)
Things are hotting up for Toyah’s Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House Tour… Over the last few days Toyah tweeted: “The minx is sounding sensational. It is going to b the best set in decades. Real suprises. Real Power“, and “War machines, fascist regimes / Laser beams, futurist dreams #IntergalacticRanchHouseTour Sneak Preview coming 01.10.14 to #ToyahTV“, along with a great photo at Instagram. Click below for details on all the dates. (Photo © Official Toyah)
• New ToyahTV webisodes have also been uploaded – Including one for Andy Doble’s birthday – Happy Birthday Andy!!
A variety of previously unseen photos of Toyah, from well-known photo sessions, have been appearing in various places online recently. Here’s a glimpse of four via low resolution thumbnails. (Thanks to Mark for photo four)
The penultimate 2014 date of Toyah’s, nine-month spanning, Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits… Live! Tour took place on Friday night at The Birdwell Venue in Barnsley. Watch a short video of Toyah’s soundcheck at Facebook. Browse all of Dreamscape’s CQ/GH… Live! tour news here.
There’s now less than a month until the autumn Songs From the Intergalactic Ranch House tour kicks off on 18th October at The Institute Birmingham.
Taking in selections from Minx, Crimson Queen and a supersonic selection of Safari classics. Tickets for Birmingham opening night on sale at See Tickets. For details on all of the dates visit The Official Toyah Willcox Website.
SAT 18 OCT: BIRMINGHAM HMV INSTITUTE
THU 23 OCT: LEEDS UNIVERSITY UNION
FRI 24 OCT: GLASGOW CLASSIC GRAND
SAT 25 OCT: MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3
FRI 7 NOV: BRIGHTON HAUNT
FRI 14 NOV: SOUTHAMPTON BROOK
SAT 15 NOV: BRISTOL FLEECE
SAT 22 NOV: LONDON O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON
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There’s a great article on I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan, and an interview with its author, Chris Limb, in the latest (Issue 58, September 2014) of Mick Mercer’s The Mick magazine. It’s available in PDF for free and can be read by clicking below. (Photo © Dean Stockings)
The brilliant I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan can be bought in paperback at Amazon. Visit the book’s website. Read more of Dreamscape’s IWATTF related news here.
Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Home: Tuesday 7th October: 8pm
Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Home: Wednesday 8th October: 3am
Celebrities hunt for a new home. Gaby Roslin helps punk-pop princess Toyah Willcox search for a second home, in Richmond upon Thames, with a budget of £650,000.
Phil Spalding has a new “Bass Night with…” show taking place on Saturday 11th October at The Picturedrome, Northampton. View a larger version of the promo flyer, which includes further info on the appearance, by clicking below. Or visit www.thepicturedrome.com.
Toyah @ Twitter today: “learning ALL IN A RAGE, DONT FALL IN LOVE and SOUL PASSING THRU SOUL 2day. talk about walk down memory lane”
• ToyahTV: More webisodes have been uploaded over the last week or so – View here…
• Edinburgh Evening News: Liam Rudden: Rediscovering my love of gigs: Later this month I’m off to see another 50-something whose stage presence belies her years, Toyah Willcox, after that it’s the new guard that has attracted my attention, Lady Gaga. Again, both are in Glasgow, the only down side. Surely the Playhouse with its 3000 seats is as good a match as any for the Armadillo – Continue reading…
• Toyah @ Twitter: King Crimson, America, ToyahTV and much more from Toyah over the past few weeks – View here…
• STV: Who’s Doing the Dishes? Toyah Willcox’s punky puff pastry – Continue reading…
• Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Toyah’s edition is still available at ITV Player for the next couple of weeks – Watch here…
Not long now until Toyah revisits the Ranch House…