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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

November 30th, 2016

toyah2016bOfficial Toyah: Toyah To be Honoured On The Birmingham Walk Of Stars: Toyah Willcox and Don Maclean are to be honoured with a star on Birmingham’s Walk of Stars in Broad Street. The pair will be awarded their stars during a special show hosted by Walk of Stars’ chairman Jasper Carrott at the Birmingham Rep from 2.30pm on Sunday 11 December (Photo © Official Toyah) – Continue reading…

The Edinburgh Reporter: Paul Young chats to the Edinburgh Reporter about 80s Invasion Tour: Due to overwhelming public demand after this year’s hugely successful run, the ‘80’s Invasion’ tour is back in 2017 with four iconic artists from the decade performing on the same bill. The new line-up features Paul Young – one of the most popular solo artists from the era, legendary pop punk princess Toyah, Liverpool’s finest guitar duo China Crisis and for the first time performing in the UK in over 25 years, flying in especially from the USA the gorgeous Martika! – Continue reading…

Live 2016: Toyah @ Twitter: “SpikesSASBand sounded awesome in rehearsals yesterday” – Continue reading…

Star Magazine: Leslie Ash returning to Quadrophenia ‘follow-up’ – report: Quadrophenia star Leslie Ash is reportedly returning to star in a ‘follow-up’ to the mods and rockers movie classic – Earlier this year it was revealed that To Be Someone, a new film featuring Quadrophenia stars Phil Daniels and Toyah Willcox, would begin filming in 2016 – Continue reading…

Music Week: Classic BBC Show Pop Quiz To Return

November 29th, 2016

musicweek16aBBC Four is set to revive the classic TV show Pop Quiz for two Christmas specials in celebration of ’80s pop music.

Original presenter Mike Read is set to host alongside teams of competing ’80s pop stars.

Guests will include Toyah Willcox, Nick Heyward (Haircut 100), Carol Decker (T’Pau), Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins), Andy McCluskey (OMD), Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet), David Grant (Linx), Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston (Bucks Fizz), Ranking Roger (The Beat), Mari Wilson and Lee John (Imagination).

“I’m delighted to be working with a great BBC team to bring back the classic TV series Pop Quiz,” said Read. “Once again the brows of the famous will be furrowed, lips pursed and eyes narrowed as we test their music knowledge, watch some great classic footage and have some fun along the way.”

• Continue reading at Music Week.

Lovely’s Vintage Emporium: Toyah Christmas Collection

November 29th, 2016

Check out some fantastic, and colourful, items of jewellery – owned by Toyah – for sale at Lovely’s Vintage Emporium. Get festive by clicking below.

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Film London: 2016 Jarman Award

November 29th, 2016

Heather Phillipson has won the coveted annual Film London Jarman Award, announced at a special event at London’s Whitechapel Gallery. She receives £10,000 prize money, as well as a commission for Channel 4’s Random Acts strand.

The Award was presented by charismatic and outspoken performer Toyah Willcox, who began her film career in 1977 when film director Derek Jarman offered her the role of ‘Mad’ in his seminal punk epic Jubilee.

Heather Phillipson was chosen from a distinguished shortlist of artists featuring Sophia Al Maria, Cécile B. Evans, Shona Illingworth, Mikhail Karikis and Rachel Maclean. All six artists will receive a film commission for Channel 4’s short-form arts strand Random Acts.

• Continue reading at Film London. More photos at Film London Twitter. (Photo © Film London)

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Top Of The Pops: More Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard)

November 29th, 2016

Another airing on BBC4 for the retro episode of Top Of The Pops with Toyah performing the euphoric Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard)

Top Of The Pops: BBC4: Thursday 8th December: 7.30pm
Top Of The Pops: BBC4: Friday 9th December: 1am
Top Of The Pops: BBC4: Saturday 10th December: 10.30pm
21.10.1982. Peter Powell presents the weekly pop chart show, first broadcast in October 1982. Includes appearances from The Piranhas, Toyah, The Kids from Fame, Imagination, Kool and the Gang, Bauhaus, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Sharon Redd and Shakin’ Stevens.

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Toyah on TV: Celebrity Fantasy Homes

November 29th, 2016

Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Home: Monday 12th December: 8am
Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Home: Monday 12th December: 5pm
Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Home: Tuesday 13th December: 1am
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.

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Top Of The Pops: Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard)

November 25th, 2016

Toyah’s final ever Top Of The Pops studio appearance is repeated on BBC4 in early December. The band perform Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard).

Top Of The Pops: BBC4: Thursday 8th December: 7.30pm
Top Of The Pops: BBC4: Friday 9th December: 1am
21.10.1982. Peter Powell presents the weekly pop chart show, first broadcast in October 1982. Includes appearances from The Piranhas, Toyah, The Kids from Fame, Imagination, Kool and the Gang, Bauhaus, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Sharon Redd and Shakin’ Stevens.

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Daily Mail: Toyah on Loose Women

November 25th, 2016

loosewomen16b‘I hardly see him!’ Toyah Willcox reveals the secret to her thirty year marriage is separate houses… but insists she and her husband are still ‘very naughty in the bedroom’

She’s been happily married for three decades.

And Toyah Willcox has a pretty unorthodox way of keeping the spark alive, admitting on Thursday’s Loose Women that she and her husband have separate houses.

The 58-year-old, who wed Robert Fripp back in 1986, commented: ‘The secret is – please don’t quote me – I hardly see him!’

Speaking to the Loose Women, Toyah revealed that she and Robert have two houses, so although they spend much of their time together, there is somewhere to escape to.

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail.

Take on the purple trend in a midi dress like Toyah

Nineties rocker, Toyah Willcox, looked a far cry from her former punk self earlier today when she made an appearance on Loose Women wearing a demure midi dress!

Wearing a jersey wrap dress by Pure (click right to buy it now), Toyah accessorised her look with a statement coin necklace and a chunky arm cuff. With its wrap-around style, thigh-slit, side-ruching and jersey fabric, Toyah’s dress is perfect balance of classy and comfy! Make like Toyah and utilise the plunging neckline by stacking up with statement jewels.

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail. (Photo © ITV.com)

V&A: Toyah Willcox and the Great British Panto

November 24th, 2016

vanda13aOh Yes It Is! Toyah Willcox and the Great British Panto

What: Evening events
When: Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Where: The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Toyah Willcox’s career has encompassed chart-hits, novels and roles on stage and screen, from working at the National Theatre to cult-classic Quadrophenia. She is also a celebrated pantomime performer, having spent many a season playing a variety of roles from Principal Boy to Wicked Queen. Join her as part of the V&A’s Christmas Festivities as she celebrates one of her and Britain’s best loved artforms.

Toyah will be in conversation with Senior Curator and Pantomime Editor of the British Theatre Guide, Simon Sladen.

Tuesday 13 December: 19.00 – 20.00 (talk); 20.00 – 20.45 (refreshments)

• See further info at www.vam.ac.uk.

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Birmingham Rep: Walk Of Stars Presentation

November 24th, 2016

A special Birmingham Walk of Stars gig at Birmingham Rep, Sunday 11th December.

Walk Of Stars Presentation: Toyah Willcox & Don Maclean

Join host Jasper Carrott as Toyah Willcox and Don Maclean take their place on the Birmingham Walk Of Stars. Birmingham Council Leader, Councillor John Clancy, will present Walk of Stars Awards to singer and actress Toyah Willcox and to comedian and actor Don Maclean. Both artists will also perform at the show.

• See further info at www.birmingham-rep.co.uk.

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Official Toyah: News @ Twitter

November 24th, 2016

Check out Toyah’s Official Twitter for lots of updates on the Broad Street Walk Of Stars news, and other recent appearances, including a visit to Our Disappearing Planet and the arrival of Christmas at Fripp/Cox Towers! (Photo © Official Toyah)

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Toyah on TV: Loose Women TODAY!!!

November 24th, 2016

loosewomen16aLoose Women: ITV:
Thursday 24th November: 12.30pm

The Loose Women chat about the issues that have everyone talking today and are joined by singer and actress Toyah Willcox.

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Birmingham Mail: Broad Street’s Walk of Stars

November 23rd, 2016

bmail16bDon Maclean and Toyah Willcox to be honoured on Broad Street’s Walk of Stars

Panto dame and punk princess are to be given Broad Street stars at same ceremony

Punk princess Toyah Willcox and panto dame Don Maclean are the latest celebrities to be given a star on Birmingham’s Walk of Stars in Broad Street.

The pair will be awarded their stars during a special show hosted by Walk of Stars’ chairman Jasper Carrott at the Birmingham Rep from 2.30pm on Sunday, December 11. As well as performing at the show, Toyah and Don will receive their stars from Birmingham City Council leader Coun John Clancy.

More than 30 celebrities and achievers have been recognised with a star on Broad Street since Ozzy Osbourne received the first one on July 6, 2007.

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail.

Hey Today: Toyah Willcox Stars in Hull Film

November 20th, 2016

hulltoday16aEighties icon Toyah Willcox is shooting a new film in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Written by Hull director John Godber, the singer plays the role of Pam Allen in the film about a Hull University theatre lecturer, played by Nick Figgis, who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian.

The film, called Last Laugh , is scheduled to be released in April, and there is a possibility of a premiere in Hull as part of the City of Culture 2017 schedule.

• Continue reading at Hey Today.

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

November 20th, 2016

Quadrophenia: Sky Cinema Greats: Sunday 27th November: 2.10am
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 Cinema Greats is on Sky Channel 304)

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