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• New for 2010! 'Crimson Queen' Japanese Edition CD: Available from Eil, Ideal Copy & other Import CD stores •

 
The Changeling Resurrection: Dreamscape Ad 31 January, 2012
No apologies for going Changeling crazy this year :) A Dreamscape "ad" for the tour.

 
BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour @ iPlayer 31 January, 2012
Today's Woman's Hour, with Toyah as a guest talking about punk in 1977, is now available to listen to at 'BBC iPlayer'. There's even a blast of 'I Want To Be Free'.

Women and Punk: As we gear up for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, we look back at the Silver Jubilee in 1977 – specifically the punk movement that sprung up around that time. Leather, piercings, spiky hair and torn clothing were worn by young men and women on the streets of London, Birmingham and Liverpool, and in village bus shelters across the country. This aggressive way of dressing and confrontational music blew away any trace of the early 70s Flower Power era, but what did it leave us with? What did punk mean for women and what was its legacy? Jane is joined by punk pop star Toyah Willcox, Gina Birch, bassist with The Raincoats, and punk photographer, artist and manager Caroline Coon.

• Listen to the programme, at 'BBC iPlayer', here. Toyah talks punk approximately 21 minutes in. This will be available for the next seven days.

 
BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour 30 January, 2012
Toyah tweeted this afternoon that she will be guesting on Woman's Hour on 'BBC Radio 4' tomorrow morning.

The programme, presented by Jane Garvey, airs from 10am and can be listened to online. It should also be available at 'BBC iPlayer' post-broadcast.
 
I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan: '80's Empire' Review 30 January, 2012
A great new review of 'I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan', by Huw Collingbourne, at '80's Empire'.

If you were ever a teenager (and I presume you must have been!), you’ve probably been through this. For you, maybe it was Kim Wilde or Kylie or Boy George or Freddie Mercury. If you still are a teenager, maybe it’s Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber. But for Chris Limb, it was Toyah.

• Read the full review, at the '80's Empire' blog,
here. Visit toyah.org for details on the various ways to purchase 'I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan'.
 
Dreamscape News Archive: December 2011 30 January, 2012
Dreamscape's Toyah news for December/Christmas 2011 has now been added to our News Archive.

 
Kawaii Punk: Toyah is Tops! 30 January, 2012
The 'Kawaii Punk' blog has just added some Toyah fan art (by Andrew Payne and Gillian Jones) from a retro issue of 'TV Tops' magazine.

It’s a couple of pictures of post punk singing sensation Toyah, taken from the September 4th 1982 edition of TV Tops which, at the time, claimed to be “Britain’s best TV comic!” - although I’m pretty sure the good folks at Look-in would have had something to say about that boast!

• View the full post, at the 'Kawaii Punk' blog,
here.
 
The Tempest: Japanese Film Program 30 January, 2012
An interesting Toyah related item is currently up for auction at eBay: A Film "The Tempest Directed by Derek Jarman" Japan Film Program Book, from Uplink Japan in 1988.

This rarity is a hard cover, 48-page book written in the Japanese language.

(Thanks to Paul Lomas)
 
Rovesnik Magazine: Toyah Article 30 January, 2012
The December 2011 issue of, Russian magazine, 'Rovesnik' included a two page article, with photos, on Toyah.

The monthly music publication also featured Evanescence (also on the cover), John Lydon, Blink 182, Dakota Fanning and numerous others.

(Thanks to Paul Lomas)
 
20th/21st Century - Blue Meaning Toyah 29 January, 2012
A few bits & pieces I've put together previously but never added. Click on each for larger versions.


 
Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces! 29 January, 2012
• A good quality, probably taken from the recently released DVD, 15 minute montage of Toyah's Shoestring episode has just been uploaded to 'You Tube'. View here.

Sunday Mercury: Play it Again: The Teletubbies are 15 years old! Toyah receives a namecheck. View here.

Littlehampton Gazette: Retro pop acts headline music event. View
here.

• Joel 'elusive' Bogen has finally been spotted again. Back in 1994!! View
here. (Thanks to Michael Cooney)

 
Toyah on TV: The Corn Is Green 25 January, 2012
The Corn is Green, with Toyah in her third film role, playing Bessie Watty opposite the legendary Katharine Hepburn, airs on 'True Movies' at the beginning of next month. This is the first time the film has been broadcast on UK television for over a decade, if not longer.

The Corn is Green : True Movies 1 - Wednesday 1st February : 1.00pm
The Corn is Green : True Movies 1 - Wednesday 1st February : 9.00pm

Period drama starring Katharine Hepburn as a spinster teacher in a Welsh mining town who grooms her star pupil for Oxford. With Ian Saynor, Bill Fraser, Patricia Hayes, Anna Massey, Artro Morris, Dorothea Phillips, Toyah Willcox, Huw Richards, Bryn Fon, Dyfan Roberts and Robin John. Directed by: George Cukor. (PG) (1979)

True Movies is available on Sky (Channel 321), Freesat (Channel 302), Virgin Media (Channel 424), UPC Ireland (Channel 328).

 
Aesop's Astronauts by Tony Mulholland 24 January, 2012
There have been rumours for many years that Toyah appeared in the science fiction production Aesop's Astronauts by Tony Mulholland, and now, finally, the complete audio has surfaced online.

Aesop's Astronauts, a play broadcast on 'BBC Radio 4' in February 1996, explores what might have happened to the animals used as astronauts in the earliest years of space exploration. In the play the animals develop Accelerated Evolutionary Syndrome and the power of speech.

Toyah plays Mona in The Mona Story 'episode'. The production was directed and recorded at BBC Pebble Mill. A real rare curiosity from Toyah's CV. Possibly of most interest to completists.

• Download Aesop's Astronauts
here. View a little more info on the radio play here. (Thanks to RJ @ OHGM)
 
Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces! 24 January, 2012
• Artist Mark Satchwill has included Toyah in the latest sketch of his Sketchbook Project. He says: "This image is about how I became obsessed with pop music in my early teens and features many of my favourite artists from that time (most of whom I still listen to and follow)."

The Sketchbook Project 2012: You pay a fee and you get sent a sketchbook. You choose a theme (a selection are provided for you to choose from), fill the book and send it back. The sketchbooks then become part of an exhibition that will tour the States next year. Mark's sketchbook theme is "Time Traveller".

• Jimi LaLumia and Bobby La Serra discuss Pop Culture, including 'I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan', in the 4th January 2012 edition of Strong Island Seen. Listen to the show, at 'You Tube', here.

• 2012 is the 10th anniversary of Toyah's first 'Here & Now' tour. View footage of the London concert from that tour, at 'You Tube', here. View Dreamscape's coverage of Toyah's early foray into "Eighties revivalism" here.

• Check out Robert Fripp's Diary for festive updates, his nightime adventuring (his dreams), and much more from the world of Mr Fripp.

 
The Changeling... Angel & Me/Run Wild, Run Free 22 January, 2012
More of Andrew York's beautiful artwork celebrating 'The Changeling' in its 30th anniversary year.

 
I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan: On Kindle 22 January, 2012
The Kindle version of 'I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan' is now available on UK, European and US Amazon sites. UK edition is priced just 2.01.

Direct
link to page on Amazon Kindle Store UK
Direct
link to page on Amazon Kindle Store US

It contains less pictures (it doesn't include the ones for which Chris Limb had to pay to licence their use for the paperback) but the price is considerably lower than the print version.

In the meantime the paperback is still available for purchase (or review!) at:
amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

 
Desire: A Riot Of Colour 22 January, 2012
Thanks to everyone who has sent positive comments and feedback about the DESIRE feature. I'm glad so many people like it and enjoyed taking a look. Even after all these years I still appreciate that visitors enjoy this site.

I've edited it slightly in order to add a few more fan opinions.

• View the DESIRE feaure
here. View all of Dreamscape's features here.
 
The Changeling Resurrection 2012: Support Acts 22 January, 2012
The support acts for Toyah's 'The Changeling Resurrection' tour in April have been announced, with both having previously supported Toyah. tenek will play all six of the dates while Andi Fraggs will play four (Bristol, London, Wolverhampton & Manchester). View all the dates and ticket booking details here. Visit tenek's Facebook here, and Andi's here. (Thanks to Steve Day & Andi Fraggs)

• Toyah doll by Andi Westhorpe. View more of Andi's amazing creations here.

 
Sugar Rush: The Humans Fanpage? 20 January, 2012
Would anyone be interested in a fansite dedicated to The Humans? Please register your approval, if you would, at Facebook here. This isn't related to Dreamscape but I think it would be a great addition to the online Toyah/The Humans webspaces already available.

 
The Changeling... Along The Shores 20 January, 2012
2012 is, of course, the 30th anniversary year of 'The Changeling'. There's so much to come this year related to, probably, Toyah's finest album. Check out this awesome art by Andrew York.

 
But I'm Just A Super Feature... 20 January, 2012
Celebrating a body of work... Six of Dreamscape's Toyah album features for your viewing pleasure...


 
Let's Rock The Moor 2012: Toyah Confirmed 20 January, 2012
Toyah's Official Facebook confirmed today that Toyah & full band will be playing live at 'Let's Rock The Moor!' in Berkshire on 12th May.

'Let's Rock The Moor!' website: We are thrilled to announce Let's Rock The Moor! 2012 will take place in Cookham, Berkshire on Saturday 12th May - put it in your diary now!

Billy Ocean, Go West, Heaven 17, Boney M with Maizie Williams, Toyah and China Crisis are all confirmed. Pat Sharp will be hosting and special guests will be announced in the new year
 
Iconic Art: Toyah's Big Love For Art 19 January, 2012
Toyah's Big Love For Art at Hertford's Corn Exchange

Toyah was happy to sign a portrait of her good self to add to the HCE's "Hall of Fame". The 80's Icon was very complimentary about the painting and said she would love to see it next to the other greats that have performed at the Hertford Corn exchange.

The hall of fame will be a collection of pieces (Soon to be installed) all signed by the artists them selves that have played the venue, so watch this space. There are other iconic musical greats captured in paint on sale here so why not check them out.

• Visit the 'Iconic Art' website
here.
 
Desire: Feature Now Online 18 January, 2012
Dreamscape's 25th anniversary 'Desire' feature is now online. Please click below to view it.

 
The Changeling: Mini Website 18 January, 2012
Coming Soon-ish, a mini website dedicated to 'The Changeling'. Celebrating the 30th anniversary and 'The Changeling Resurrection 2012' live dates. This will include the 25th anniversary feature, complete lyrics, gallery, screen shots, articles and any other bits & pieces I can get hold of. If anyone wants to contribute their thoughts, opinions or memories of anything related to 'The Changeling' please do so. It's going to be a bumper, comprehensive tribute to the greatest of albums!

 
The Changeling Resurrection 2012: All Dates Confirmed 16 January, 2012
All six of 'The Changeling Resurrection 2012' dates have now been confirmed.

Saturday 14th April: Concorde 2, Brighton
Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN •
Tickets

Wednesday 18th April: The Tunnel, Bristol
Lower Approach Rd, Temple Meads, Bristol •
Tickets

Friday 20th April: Classic Grand, Glasgow
18 Jamaica Street, Glasgow G1 4QD •
Tickets

Sunday 22nd April: Bush Hall, London
310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ •
Tickets

Saturday 28th April: The Robin 2, Wolverhampton
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Wolverhampton WV14 7LJ •
Tickets

Monday 30th April: The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
28-34 High Street, Manchester, M4 1QB •
Tickets

Following up the acclaimed 2011 'From Sheep Farming To Anthem' Tour, which saw Toyah perform songs from her first three albums in the original iconic 80s costumes, comes a brand new live Toyah show. Celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of The Changeling, Toyah & her full band, will perform a selection of songs from the album alongside classic material as heard on the Warrior Rock live album. 'The Changeling Resurrection' is a treat for Toyah diehards, 1980s fans & goth/rock music lovers. With only a handful of dates for 2012 of this show, it is not to be missed.

 
Desire: 25th Anniversary Feature? 15 January, 2012
I've been thinking about doing a feature on DESIRE for a while but I'd like to see if anyone would be interested in one before proceeding. I'd also like your input: Your memories of the album and that era, favourite songs etc. If I receive enough input I'll go ahead and try to create something for this great album. What do you think?

 
Toyah on TV 14 January, 2012
Hole In The Wall : CBBC - Saturday 14th January : 9.00am
Anton Du Beke hosts the madcap gameshow where celebrities dress in tight silver suits and try to avoid getting pushed into a pool of cold water by a fast-moving wall. The celebrity contestants are TV chef Simon Rimmer, singer Toyah Willcox, actress Zaraah Abrahams and presenter Barney Harwood, captained by rugby legend Austin Healey and EastEnders' Joe Swash. Joe gets to play a special wall with a mystery guest.

Cash In The Celebrity Attic : Watch - Tuesday 17th January : 8.00am
Cash In The Celebrity Attic : Watch +1 - Tuesday 17th January : 9.00am

80s pop icon and actress Toyah Willcox invites the team into her home to raise money for MacMillan nurses. She even gets on the podium herself to sell some of her items.

Tales Of The Unexpected : Sky Arts 2 - Thursday 26th January : 1.00pm
Tales Of The Unexpected : Sky Arts 2 - Friday 27th January : 6.00am

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. Also airing on Sky Arts 2 HD.

Dirty Sexy Funny: Olivia Lee : Comedy Central Extra - Friday 27th January : 00.35am
Olivia Lee stars in this hidden camera sketch show. New and made exclusively for Comedy Central. Deaf Bubba makes a mess of things at the marina and Elaine Caine meets Toyah Willcox.

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip : BBC1 - Tuesday 31st January : 2.30am
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 Stanstead, Essex.

The Corn is Green : True Movies 1 - Wednesday 1st February : 1.00pm
The Corn is Green : True Movies 1 - Wednesday 1st February : 9.00pm

Period drama starring Katharine Hepburn as a spinster teacher in a Welsh mining town who grooms her star pupil for Oxford. With Ian Saynor, Bill Fraser, Patricia Hayes, Anna Massey, Artro Morris, Dorothea Phillips, Toyah Willcox, Huw Richards, Bryn Fon, Dyfan Roberts and Robin John. Directed by: George Cukor. (PG) (1979)

The Most Fertile Man In Ireland : Sky Movies Indie - Wednesday 1st February : 1.05pm
Satirical comedy with Kris Marshall, Kathy Keira Clarke, Bronagh Gallagher, James Nesbitt, Kenneth Cranham, Olivia Nash, Pauline McLynn, Tara Lynne O'Neill, Toyah Willcox, Harry Towb, Marc O'Shea and Paddy McCarney. Also airing on Sky Movies Indie HD.

 
Dreamscape's Top 10 Toyah 2011 12 January, 2012
2011 was a very busy year for Toyah. Compiling a Top 10 was almost impossible, but these are the releases and events that sprang to mind. I'm sure your Toyah Top 10 2011 would be different.

1. 'From Sheep Farming To Anthem' UK Tour
2. Sugar Rush - The Humans
3. I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan
4. '21st Century Supersister' - Toyah's 25th UK Single
5. The Ebony Tower/Shoestring Series 1: UK DVD Releases
6. 'Fallen' - Yomanda featuring Toyah
7. The Humans: Live in America (Toyah's first time playing live in the US)
8. Summer of Festivals: Rewind/Ascot +
9. Let's Dance For Comic Relief
10. Toyah takes over 'Vintage TV': December 2011

 
Kagablog: Jubilee - Derek Jarman 12 January, 2012
An interesting article on Jubilee by 'Kagablog'.

Jubilee (1978) is a wildly beautiful film which strikes a precarious, and compelling, balance between sheer anarchy and genuine tenderness. Since first viewing it a week ago – I have since watched it three times – I have found myself frequently talking and writing to friends about it. Yet it remains an elusive film; and after every viewing, it tantalizes with new connections and still more layers of meaning. The Criterion Collection has created a superb DVD release, and included a wealth of archival and original supplements described below.

• Read the full article, at 'Kagablog',
here.
 
Classic Rock Presents Prog 12 January, 2012
Kate Bush features on the cover of a special issue of 'Classic Rock Presents Prog' magazine, published just after Christmas. Toyah is also included in the issue, with a paragraph of text, a photo by Mike West and The Changeling tour programme in the 'My Record Collection' section.

Classic Rock Presents Prog 22: Kate Bush - the prog return of the year? Exclusive new interview, the Gilmour connection and the Top 25 songs as voted for by you! Plus brand new interviews with IQ, Manning, The Reasoning, 10cc, Mike Patton, Alan Reed, Mike Portnoy, Wilson/Akerfeldt, Blueneck, plus Critics Albums Of 2011, Prog TV, Transatlantic, Yes, Hackett, Wilson, Arena, Heather Findlay, Rush, Knight Area and Rick Wakeman's Christmas Cracker!

(Thanks to Lisa Campbell for the info)
 
Doof Doof Doof Doof 12 January, 2012
Toyah! (Toyah! Toyah!) in Walford, with Damon King.

 
Songwords: Lion of Symmetry/Symbiotic 07 January, 2012
A couple more Toyah lyrics/songwords pages: Two vastly underrated songs. 'Lion of Symmetry', a collaboration with Tony Banks, included on his 'Soundtracks' album and the film Lorca & The Outlaws, from 1985. 'Symbiotic', a collaboration with Trey Gunn, included on his 'The Third Star' album, from 1996. Click on each to view larger versions.

 
Official Toyah: January 2012 Blog 07 January, 2012
Toyah’s January 2012 Blog has been added to The Official Toyah website. Click below to go there.

 
Andi Fraggs: FSFTA Tour Blog 05 January, 2012
Andi Fraggs toured with Toyah on the final part of the 'From Sheep Farming To Anthem' tour, and one of The Humans dates, last year. He kept a diary while touring and has generously given Dreamscape a great blog of his 'FSFTA' experience. Please click below to view the feature which has already had over 1000 views from visitors via Facebook. Visit Andi's Official website here.

 
The Changeling Resurrection 2012 05 January, 2012
2012 is the 30th anniversary of Toyah's album 'The Changeling'. Two dates for The Changeling Resurrection are already confirmed with more to follow. View the info, at Toyah's Official website.

 
Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 6 Music: Interview Transcript 05 January, 2012

A full transcript of Toyah's December interview with Steve Lamacq on his 'BBC Radio 6 Music' show has recently been added to The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. Click below to visit Minna's site.

 
Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces! 05 January, 2012
• 2012 is also the 25th anniversary of the release of 'Desire'... From The Official Toyah Fanclub Newsletter, Tellurian (1987): Desire Lyrics: Part One, Part Two, Part Three | Copyright Toyah/Tellurian/Chris Limb.

My Daily: Guess who: Which Little Mix embraced her inner Toyah for New Year's Eve? View
here. I'm not sure many of us care but the article namechecks Toyah so thought I'd include it. Rumours that Little Mix are planning a cover of 'Victims Of The Riddle' are so far unconfirmed :)

• The Alban Arena reported in the week between Christmas and New Year: "Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs has broken all The Alban Arena records and has had amazing reviews!" It looks like this has been one of Toyah's most successful pantos.

Lisa's Life: It's Thursday... It's Top Of The Pops: Toyah can't do much wrong but I'm always more drawn to her earlier material. I guess because that's when I was more influenced and she's a very influential lady :) View
here.
 
Happy New Year 05 January, 2012
I'm sorry we're late, we were delayed in time... A very Happy New Year to you!

 

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