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 JULY/JUNE 2008 NEWS:
 Sun Up! / Daily Cooks Challenge
 Friday 11th July, 2008.........................................................TV/Site News
Yipeeeee! Dreamscape is off on its holidays. Normal service, including July catch-up, will resume on Monday 28th July. Adios Amigos!!

One last piece of news... Toyah guested on yesterday afternoon's Daily Cooks Challenge. This will be available to view at ITV Catch Up soon. Click on the picture to go there.

 BBC News - Toyah Interview
 Friday 11th July, 2008..............................................................Television
Toyah was interviewed earlier this week on BBC London News. See below for a selection of screen captures from this.

 Toyah on TV - This Morning
 Friday 11th July, 2008..............................................................Television
Toyah will appear on ITV1s This Morning to promote Vampires Rock on Thursday 24th July.

 BBC News - Toyah sucks blood in new role
 Friday 11th July, 2008..............................................................Television
Screen captures from Toyah and Steve's BBC News interview. Please click on them to watch the interview. This may be available for a limited time.

 BBC Radio Devon - Toyah guests today
 Friday 11th July, 2008 • Thanks to Stephen.....................................Radio
On Wednesday afternoon BBC Radio Devon played 'It’s A Mystery', and announced that Toyah will be interviewed on the station this evening from about 6pm.

She will guest on ‘The 80’s Show’. It's usually available to listen to live (and via their "listen again" feature) at www.bbc.co.uk/devon/local_radio/, or click on the BBC Radio Devon logo.

They also mentioned she was on the station a few weeks ago talking about an adult learning project she is backing, and that she’ll be talking about her upcoming appearance at Powderham Castle during this evening's interview.

 Xfm - Toyah Interview
 Friday 11th July, 2008.....................................................................Radio
Toyah, and Vampires Rock's Steve Steinman, were interviewed this week on Xfm's Breakfast Show with Alex Zane.

They talked about Vampires Rock, with Toyah enthusing about her character, the Devil Queen. She also talked about how she got involved with the musical.

Toyah mentions she will perform 'Lesser God', as well as songs by Alice Cooper ('Schools Out'), Billy Idol and Twisted Sister.

Click on the Xfm logo or here to listen to the interview.

 Smooth Radio
 Friday 11th July, 2008 • Thanks to Dean..........................................Radio
Toyah's interview on Smooth Radio West Midlands, previously mentioned as being broadcast tonight, was actually on the station last night.

They played ' I Want To Be Free' and 'Heal Ourselves', and Toyah talked about 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, Shugborough Music Festival, Vampires Rock, her blackberry, 'Latex Messiah' and much more.

 In The Court Of The Crimson Queen - Official E-News
 Wednesday 9th July, 2008...............................................................Music
The exciting e-news sent out last night by Toyah's Official website, with the first look at the cover for the, much-anticipated, 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen', and info on the long-awaited album.

THE CRIMSON QUEEN BEGINS HER REIGN

Toyahwillcox.com can exclusively reveal details of Toyah's hotly-anticipated new studio album, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen. The 10-track album will initially be available for purchase on the forthcoming UK tour of musical stage play Vampires Rock, (beginning 12 September) ahead of further releases. 

Written by Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen is Toyah's first studio album release in five years and follows last autumn's digital single Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You). The album also includes Heal Ourselves, Sensational and Lesser God - all of which have accompanying videos created exclusively for The Official Toyah Youtube Channel. Toyah will perform Lesser God in the nationwide UK tour of Vampires Rock, in which she guest stars as The Devil Queen. Vampires Rock opens on 12 September at the Majestic Theatre, Retford and tours nationwide until December 2008.

 In The Court Of The Crimson Queen - Cover Art
 Wednesday 9th July, 2008...............................................................Music
Revealed! The cover art for Toyah's new album, 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen'. The album will be available from September 2008.

 In The Court Of The Crimson Queen - Tracklist
 Wednesday 9th July, 2008...............................................................Music
The tracklist for Toyah's new album, 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen', has been confirmed: 1. Sensational, 2. Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You), 3. Heal Ourselves, 4. Lesser God, 5. Angel In You, 6. Love Crazy, 7. Bad Man, 8. Hyperventilate, 9. Come , 10. Legacy

 Toyah on the Radio
 Wednesday 9th July, 2008...............................................................Radio
Toyah will be interviewed this coming Friday, 11 July as a special guest of Nigel Williams on Smooth Radio West Midlands. Toyah will talk about the new album and Vampires Rock in the 6 at 6 slot, alongside the first radio plays of Heal Ourselves and Latex Messiah. 

Tune in online at www.smoothradiowestmidlands.co.uk or listen at 105.7fm if you are in the Midlands. 

 ITV Local - Toyah Video Interview
 Wednesday 9th July, 2008............................................................Internet
ITV Local (Anglia region) currently have a short video interview with Toyah at their website, recorded at last weekend's Festival Too in Kings Lynn. Please click here to watch the interview. Below are some screen captures from the interview. Click on them to enlarge.

 Lynn News - Toyah 'had time of her life' at festival
 Wednesday 9th July, 2008.......................................................Press Clips
Eighties' sensation Toyah Willcox set Festival Too alight with an all-action show on Saturday night – despite the handicap of three generator breakdowns during her 80-minute performance.
The pop star famed for her outrageous outfits and individual style was in good spirits as she appeared in a black-and-pink outfit, with sparkling jewellery bands on both arms.

She was a human dynamo, leaping up and down pogo-style during her popular number Danced, dancing across the stage and even descending the steps to be closer to the estimated 5,000-strong crowd at one point.

Toyah had taken to the stage at 9.30pm with her own lively opening number Good Morning Universe, and followed it with the Alice Cooper hit School’s Out for Summer.

Having mellowed a little from the rebel status of her heyday, the 50-year-old star told the audience: “Don’t worry, I’m going to behave myself – there are a few children here I realise.”

Her set included other numbers from her career of 30-plus years, during which she has had 13 hit singles and 20 albums. 

They included Echo Beach, It’s a Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains, Jungles of Jupiter and Latex Messiah.

Toyah concluded the main set with the Guns N’ Roses classic Sweet Child O’ Mine but, having wowed the crowd with her enthusiasm and verve, was called back for a well-deserved encore.

Her finale was the Osmonds’ number Crazy Horses and then her own I Want To Be Free, during which the generator broke down a third time. On restarting, she said: “I love the unpredictability of this gig!”

During the show, she told the crowd: “I have had such a nice day in King’s Lynn – it’s been beautiful. It’s a really fantastic town. I love it.”

And in an email to the event organisers afterwards, she said: “King's Lynn is doing something that every town in the UK should be doing – offering free live music to everyone, with their unique festival, Festival Too.

“I played Festival Too and had the time of my life... The atmosphere is truly magical and all ages are welcome.”

Earlier in the evening, KL.FM Battle of the Bands' runners-up The First entertained the early arrivals with a lively 45-minute performance of their own rock numbers. 

They were followed by four-piece blues, rock and rhythm and blues band After Hours playing some classic covers from the ’60s,’70s and ’80s.

 Daily Express - Sound bite for Toyah
 Wednesday 9th July, 2008.......................................................Press Clips
Toyah, and her Vampires Rock fangs, pictured in Monday's 'Daily Express'.

 Toyah @ Festival Too 2008 - Photo/Info
 Monday 7th July, 2008 • Thanks to PJ..........................................Pictures
Another photo of Toyah onstage at Festival Too in Kings Lynn. The set-list was similar to the one played at last week's Grassington Festival, though Toyah added 'Good Morning Universe', 'Heal Ourselves' and omitted 'Ieya'. She also played 'She Sells Sanctuary' twice due to a generator failure.

Please check out dozens more of PJ's photos by visiting his MySpace here, or by clicking the above photo.

Toyah also played a 'Here & Now - Best of the Eighties' gig at the Grand Theatre, Leeds on Friday night. Toyah's next gig is Saturday 12th July, another 'Here & Now' show, at The Quarry, Shrewsbury.

 Official Toyah - July Blog / Newsy Bits & Pieces
 Monday 7th July, 2008..................................................................Various
Toyah's Juy blog has been added to the Official Toyah MySpace and www.toyahwillcox.com.

'Good Morning Universe - The Very Best Of Toyah' has been available for a week and still figures highly in Amazon's sales chart.

The 39 track 2CD set has also been spotted in various music stores across the UK, as well as in an HMV store in Tokyo.

Toyah mentions in her July blog that the BBC were interested in using some of her music in the "back to the 80s" series Ashes To Ashes that aired recently in the UK. A second series is in production at the moment so let's hope we get to hear something off 'Anthem' or 'The Changeling' (if they move it forward a bit!). This series was criticised but I really enjoyed the retro feel and thought Keeley Hawes was really good in it. A bit of Toyah would have made it even better.

Please visit Dreamscape's Forumfor some interesting retro French Toyah adverts, articles and photos (including the one to the right) [Thanks to franck]

 Toyah @ Festival Too 2008 - Photos
 Monday 7th July, 2008 • Thanks to PJ..........................................Pictures
Photos of Toyah onstage at Festival Too on Saturday night. Click to enlarge.

 Toyah Gig Guide 2008
 Monday 7th July, 2008...............................................................Live/Gigs
Sat 12th July - The Quarry, Shrewsbury - Here & Now band
Sun 20th July - Very Best of the 80s, Stanstead Park - Here & Now band
Sat 26th July - Powderham Castle, Exeter - Here & Now band
Sun 27th July - British Motor Show, London - Here & Now band
Fri 1st August - Shugborough Music & Fireworks Festival - Full band set
Sat 9th August - Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire - Here & Now band
Sat 13th September - Brearmore State, Hampshire - Here & Now band
Sat 1st November - Embassy Ballroom, Selsey
 Toyah @ Festival Too 2008 - Soundcheck Photo
 Monday 7th July, 2008 • Thanks to PJ..........................................Pictures
Toyah during her souncheck at Saturday's Festival Too.

 The Guardian - Why I put my money in ... clothes: Toyah Willcox
 Monday 7th July, 2008.............................................................Press Clips
Toyah was interviewed in Saturday's 'Guardian':

In the 1980s Toyah Willcox was a punk queen. Today she's a stockmarket and property magnate - and says she learned hard lessons about money from her father. He lost almost everything when she was only seven and his manufacturing shares went belly up during a slump.

She says: "It made me terribly insecure about money. I now never trust a single stock but spread my investments as wide as possible and only put money into something I believe in for the long-term. I spread the risk among shares, bonds, property and even think about the value of the clothes I wear."

Toyah is far more than a colourful punk pop star. Since her 1980s It's a Mystery heyday, the 50-year-old has turned herself into a multi-millionaire thanks to shrewd investments.

Please click here to read the full interview at Dreamscape's Forum.

 Toyah @ Grassington Festival 2008
 Monday 7th July, 2008 • Thanks to Angie.....................................Internet
Click below for a collection of photos of Toyah at last week's Grassington Festival.

 Top 50 Showbiz Comebacks - Screen Captures
 Thursday 3rd July, 2008............................................................Television
Screen captures from last night's Top 50 Showbiz Comebacks on Sky Two. Toyah was a guest, commenting on Madonna and Take That.

 Scarborough Today - Mystery slot for Devil Toyah
 Thursday 3rd July, 2008...........................................................Press Clips
One of Britain's best-remembered singers is heading to Scarborough.

Toyah Willcox, who scored her biggest hit with It's a Mystery in 1981, will team up with rock horror king Steve Steinman for Vampires Rock Christmas! at the Futurist on Friday, December 12.

Ms Willcox, who has been married to well known musician Robert Fripp for more than 20 years, will star as the Devil Queen in the spectacular show.

The bubbly 50-year-old also provided some of the voices for the Teletubbies TV phenomenon before being stranded Down Under for "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me out of Here!"

 Shropshire Star - Last 200 tickets for 80s concert
 Thursday 3rd July, 2008...........................................................Press Clips
Organisers of a 1980s concert due to take place in Shrewsbury today said they were overwhelmed with the success of ticket sales, with just 200 tickets left.

Nearly 9,000 tickets have been sold for the big outdoor concert due to take place in the town’s Quarry on July 12.

Organisers hailed ticket sales as the best for any of the shows they have promoted at the Quarry.

The concert will welcome Rick Astley, Bananarama, Shropshire singer Carol Decker, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, Toyah and Nick Heyward.

The artists are visiting the county for the three-hour Here and Now: Magic of the 1980s concert.

Chris Bailey, from organisers IML Concerts, said: “We have been overwhelmed with the response from the public and thank them for their support. There are approximately 200 tickets remaining.”

The Shropshire Star is the official media sponsor for the concert.

The final tickets, which cost 32.50, are available only to personal callers at the Music Hall, The Square in Shrewsbury, from 9.30am to 7.30pm.

 Good Morning Universe - The Very Best of Toyah - Out Now!
 Tuesday 1st July, 2008.....................................................................Music
'Good Morning Universe - The Very Best Of Toyah' CD was released yesterday. This is the ultimate Toyah collection, covering her entire career. Here's a look at all the other Toyah "hits" collections released over the years. Visit Toyah's Official Discography for more in depth information on all these releases.

 Happy Birthday ToyahWillcox.com
 Tuesday 1st July, 2008..................................................................Internet
Congratulations to www.toyahwillcox.com, celebrating eight years online today.

 Toyah @ Grassington Festival 2008
 Sunday 29th June, 2008 • Thanks to Angie/PJ............................Live/Gigs
Toyah played a full-band set at the Grassington Festival, Yorkshire last night. Her set included new songs 'Lesser God' and 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)'. She also played 'Schools Out', the Alice Cooper song she covered on her 1985 album 'Minx', live for the first time.

Please click on the picture above to visit Dreamscape's Forum for links to 22 photos by Angie and a video clip of Toyah performing 'I Want To be Free'.

 Toyah on TV - Daily Cooks Challenge
 Sunday 29th June, 2008...........................................................Television
Daily Cooks Challenge : ITV1 - Thursday 10th July : 3.00pm
Merrilees Parker and Ed Baines have to impress celebrity judge Toyah Willcox with a mouth-watering menu. Antony Worrall Thompson hosts proceedings as usual.

 Toyah on TV - Summary
 Sunday 29th June, 2008............................................................Television
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Monday 30th June : 3.00pm
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Saturday 5th July : 0.00am
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Saturday 5th July : 2.00pm
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Wednesday 9th July : 2.00pm
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Friday 11th July : 11.00pm

Living With The Dead : Living 2 - Sunday 29th June : 9.00pm 
Living With The Dead : Living 2 - Monday 30th June : 1.00am

Most Fertile Man In Ireland: Sky Movies Comedy- Mon 30th June: 6.15am

Secret Diary Of A Call Girl : ITV1 - Wednesday 2nd July : 11.40pm

In Your Dreams : Channel 4 - Friday 4th July : 11.45am

Jubilee : ITV4 - Saturday 5th July : 2.00am

Daily Cooks Challenge : ITV1 - Thursday 10th July : 3.00pm

 Living With The Dead - Airs Tonight!
 Tuesday 24th June, 2008..........................................................Television
As the episode of Living With The Dead with Toyah airs tonight on Living, here's another chance to read the interview she gave 'Digital Spy' in early May. Toyah's episode was originally set to be the first of this series but was rescheduled and is now being broadcast as the final instalment in the series.

Living With The Dead : Living - Tuesday 24th June : 9.00pm 
Living With The Dead : Living +1 - Tuesday 24th June : 10.00pm
Living With The Dead : Living - Wednesday 25th June : 1.00am 
Living With The Dead : Living +1 - Wednesday 25th June : 2.00am
Living With The Dead : Living 2 - Sunday 29th June : 9.00pm 
Living With The Dead : Living 2 - Monday 30th June : 1.00am 
Children of The Plague. Chilling brand new series featuring a quest through the most haunted homes in Britain. Mediums Johnnie Fiori and Ian Lawless team up with paranormal investigator Mark Webb to drive out the demons who plague petrified homeowners across the country. The team head to the village home of Toyah Willcox and attempt to exorcise some menacing spirits. (Last in series)

 Living With The Dead - TV guide clippings
 Tuesday 24th June, 2008.........................................................Press Clips
The two, previously mentioned, Living With The Dead, mini-articles from the weekend's tv guides. The first is from 'We Love Telly' (Daily Mirror) and the other from 'Hot TV' (Daily Star).

 Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces
 Tuesday 24th June, 2008..............................................................Various
'The Independent' included an article, on Sunday 22nd June, on the recent Rock & Roll Gala at the Roundhouse, giving Toyah a namecheck and also mentioning that she gave "a spirited cover of Guns N' Roses' Sweet Child 'O Mine". So it seems that the original reports Toyah would be performing at this event were true after all. (Thanks to Dean)

'Good Morning Universe - The Very Best of Toyah' is doing well on Amazon's "pre-release" and "album" charts. Latest reports had it at number 15 on the former (steadily climbing all day yesterday) and number 315 on the overall album chart at Amazon. (Thanks to Marcus & Dean)

• Toyah will NOT be appearing on two of the Vampires Rock UK tour dates. These are 13th September and 1st November. Click here for a large version of the flyer for the show.

 BBC Midlands Today - Let's face the music - and paint
 Tuesday 24th June, 2008 • Thanks to Dean..................................Internet
A BBC 'Midlands Today' report on the RockFace exhibition at St Paul's Gallery, Birmingham is now available to view at YouTube. This includes a brief interview with Toyah, talking about the painting of her by Melissa Mailer-Yates.

 Toyah on TV
 Tuesday 24th June, 2008..........................................................Television
In Your Dreams : Channel 4 - Friday 4th July : 11.45am
In Your Dreams sees acclaimed dream analyst and psychotherapist Brenda Mallon in conversation with personalities discussing their dream life. Toyah Willcox has had an eclectic career spanning four decades and is renowned for her rebellious spirit. She's always had an extremely dramatic dream life and, in this episode, discovers one particular dream that has significantly altered the course of her life.

Jubilee : ITV4 - Saturday 5th July : 2.00am
Director Derek Jarman's controversial portrait of early British punk which imagines Elizabeth I paying a visit to the future of her sceptred isle, with the aid of an astrologer and Shakespearean fairy Ariel. Somewhat overshooting the present, she finds herself in a land of chaos and decay in which the punks have inherited the Earth. Made in the year of Elizabeth II's silver jubilee. Director: Derek Jarman. Starring: Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Jordan, Hermine Demoriane, and Ian Charleson.

 Toyah, by Melissa Mailer-Yates
 Saturday 21st June, 2008.............................................................Pictures
The two paintings of Toyah by Melissa Mailer-Yates. These are on display at the RockFace exhibition at St Paul’s Gallery. (See News story below)

 Birmingham Mail - Celebrities gather to view portraits...
 Saturday 21st June, 2008.........................................................Press Clips
Celebrities gather to view portraits painted by Midland artist

Music legends Paul Weller, Toyah Willcox and Ocean Colour Scene visit a Birmingham art gallery tonight (Friday 20th June) to view portraits of them by a city painter.

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, Rick Wakeman, keyboard player for Yes, and T’Pau singer Carole Decker will also attend the private opening of the RockFace exhibition at St Paul’s Gallery after being captured on canvas by Yardley artist Melissa Mailer-Yates.

The 50-year-old has spent the last six months getting up close and personal with the musicians for her latest collection of paintings, which are expected to sell out within minutes and cost 10,000 each.

The mum-of-three said it was vital she spent time with the celebrities before putting paintbrush to canvas.

“It’s really important to get to know the subject first,” explained Melissa, who grew up in Solihull and now lives in Herefordshire.

“Merely painting from a photograph without time meeting the subject would make the painting lifeless.

“I need to know the person, not just their physicality.”

Melissa said she went to the homes of Kings Heath-born Willcox, Birmingham band Ocean Colour Scene and Liverpudlian Decker, while she enjoyed dinner with Weller before he performed in concert and she chatted with Wakeman after he had done a gig.

She met Edgbaston-born Mason at St Paul’s Gallery, in Northwood Street, where her work will be on display to the public from tomorrow until July 4.

“It’s a brave thing allowing someone to paint you,” she added. “You really have to bare your soul. It’s quite fascinating painting celebrities as you get to meet the real person, not the facade they portray in public.

“All of them were really genuine, wonderful people - Paul has an image of being grumpy, but he was incredibly warm, funny and clearly very happy. Toyah was exactly what you would expect, so full of life, and Nick was an incredible character, very deep.”

Now Melissa, who was never formerly trained as an artist, is set to paint the portraits of other music legends, including Aston-born Ozzy Osbourne “Once upon a time it used to be barons and earls that were painted, but I think celebrities and musicians have become the barons of today,” added Melissa, who met the Queen when she commissioned her to paint her Labrador shooting dogs,.

Some of the cash Melissa makes through the sale of the paintings will go to help create a Birmingham centre of the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Trust.

 BBC News - No rest for the busy
 Saturday 21st June, 2008.........................................................Press Clips
Welcome to the longest day of the year.

And it just so happens that Toyah is mentioned in a 'BBC News' website article, focusing on the longest day and insomnia.

On the longest day, no sooner has the sun dipped below the horizon than it peeks around the bedroom curtains. A curse or a blessing for the insomniac, asks a sleep-deprived Lucy Kellaway. 

The longest day of the year falls this weekend, and with it comes the shortest night. At about 3.45am robins, wrens and thrushes start their infernal chirping in raucous anticipation of the sun, which peeps above the crust of the earth at the ungodly hour of 4.43am...

...Occasionally I have dragged myself from my sleepless bed, sat at the computer and written something in an hour that might have taken six in the day. The novelist Gautam Malkani only writes at night, while the actress and singer Toyah Willcox has built up a multi-million pound property empire overseas and traded stocks and shares in the small hours - all because she couldn't sleep.

Click here to read the full article at the 'BBC News' website.

 More Toyah Wallpapers
 Saturday 21st June, 2008 • Thanks to AW....................................Pictures
The four latest Toyah wallpapers, available to download at the Dreamscape Forum, from elus!ve stranger. Please click on the pictures to view the thread, as these are downloadable in two seperate files.

 Toyah in weekend TV guides
 Saturday 21st June, 2008.........................................................Press Clips
Toyah is pictured in a couple of this weekend's TV guides, namely the ones that accompany today's 'Daily Star' and 'Daily Mirror'. This is due to the postponed edition of Living With The Dead airing this Tuesday evening on Living.

Check back over the weekend for scans of these mini articles.

 Bradford Telegraph & Argus - Toyah's still loud and proud!
 Friday 20th June, 2008.............................................................Press Clips
Toyah was interviewed in yesterday's 'Bradford Telegraph & Argus', in an interesting feature that mainly focuses on music.

Toyah’s still loud and proud!
By Emma Clayton 

As a young teenager I prided myself on being a bit of a Toyah Willcox fan. 

While her first commercial success, the It’s A Mystery EP, was climbing up the charts, I was hunting out early records like Danced, Ieya and The Blue Meaning. I listened to them endlessly. The Toyah! live album got me through exam revision. My fan worship was short-lived, but I’ve still got my Toyah records – they’re part of my youth, and those early songs remain somewhere in my subconscious. 

So when I recently came to interview Toyah, I had mixed feelings; when someone has had an impact on your formative years, maybe it’s best not to break the spell by talking to them. 

As it turned out, Toyah was a pleasure to talk to; friendly, open and thoughtful. This month she has two album releases, and from September she stars in a tour of gothic rock musical Vampire Rocks. Next week she’s headlining the last-night celebrations at Grassington Festival, and this summer she joins other Eighties artists on the Here And Now tour. 

“I have respect for nostalgia,” says Toyah. “There’s a great atmosphere at these shows. People enjoy going back to a pivotal time in their lives – in the case of my records they remember getting expelled to them! “I like the idea of bands devoting a concert to a particular album – I’d love to see Lou Reed do Transformer – but there’s also a lot to be said for artists celebrating songs that played a big part in people’s lives.

Read the full interview at the Dreamscape Forum. Click on the screenshot to visit the 'Bradford Telegraph & Argus' website.

 Express & Star - No mystery why Toyah’s so nifty at 50
 Friday 20th June, 2008.............................................................Press Clips
A lengthier version of the Toyah interview that appeared in the 'Birmingham Mail' earlier this week has been published by the 'Express & Star':

Toyah’s wild punk rocker days are long gone. She’s just hit 50 and she’s on a healthy note, writes Women’s Editor Maria Cusine.

She may have just turned 50, but age is just a number to Toyah Willcox who says she feels liks she’s just 12-years-old.

“Middle age is a great place to be,” says the singer. “I’m enjoying life immensely and I don’t feel as though I’m growing old. I actually feel as if I’m 12 years old,” she laughs.

The Birmingham-born star, who rose to fame in the 80s for her wild punk hair-dos and hits such as It’s A Mystery, says she feels as healthy as she has in a long time.

Read the full interview at the Dreamscape Forum. Click here to visit the 'Express & Star' website.

 Digital Spy - Piper's 'Call Girl' sets US ratings record
 Friday 20th June, 2008.............................................................Press Clips
The launch of Billie Piper's Secret Diary Of A Call Girl has scored a ratings record for Showtime in the US.

The racy drama - based on the Belle du Jour novels - premiered to 949,000 viewers on Monday night. The figure is the largest on record for a new series opener on the cable network, exceeding 936,000 for The L Word in 2004.

Showtime also set its highest audience ever of 1.3m with the first in the fourth season of the drug-themed comedy Weeds. The previous record of 1.2m was set by an episode of Dexter last year.

Call Girl drew record ratings for ITV2 when it began in the autumn and has already been picked up for a third run, to air next year.

 Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces
 Friday 20th June, 2008.................................................................Various
Toyah was namechecked in an article on the British Motor Show in Tuesday's 'Ealing Times'. Click here to read this. (17th June 2008)

The 'Shropshire Star' say Record numbers expected for 80s gig in a news article at their website. This includes a mention for Toyah. (19th June 2008)

Toyah's appearance at the Roundhouse Gala last week also garners a mention in the 'Camden New Journal' article on the event. They say Roundhouse night of glamour raises 900,000 for charity. (19th June 2008)

Toyah was Guest Speaker at Learning South West's 'The Secret of the Crystal Chandelier' on Wednesday in Devon. Click here for further info.

 Toyah on TV
 Friday 20th June, 2008.............................................................Television
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl : ITV1 - Wednesday 2nd July : 11.40pm
Drama series starring Billie Piper. Belle thinks she has hit the big-time when an American film producer gets her an interview to join a group of exclusive prostitutes who work with the world's wealthiest men. However, working for the mega-rich comes with its own price tag, and Belle soon starts to miss her independence. Meanwhile, Ben has been dealing with a few changes in his own life, which may offer him a much-needed change of perspective. Director: Sue Tully. Starring: Billie Piper, Cherie Lunghi, Iddo Goldberg, Colin Salmon, Toyah Willcox, Stuart Organ (Last in series)
 Toyah on Sky Movies
 Friday 20th June, 2008.............................................................Television
Most Fertile Man In Ireland: Sky Movies Comedy- Mon 30th June: 6.15am Twenty-four year old virgin, Eamonn Manley, lives with his mother in Belfast and is painfully shy with the ladies. Things change for Eamonn when Mary Malloy decides to make the first move and soon Mary realises that she is pregnant even though she was using birth control. The doctor discovers that Eamonn has an unusually high sperm count... His mother has the idea that he can help the local ladies who have had problems conceiving a baby... Director: Dudi Appleton. Starring: Kris Marshall, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Bronagh Gallagher, James Nesbitt, Kenneth Cranham, Toyah Willcox and Olivia Nash. 
 More Toyah Wallpapers
 Wednesday 18th June, 2008 • Thanks to AW...............................Pictures
Another two Toyah wallpapers are available, again created by elus!ve stranger. Click on the 'Good Morning Universe' one below to download a file with this and a wallpaper from 'The Changeling' era.

 Birmingham Mail - Toyah Willcox’s on a healthy note
 Wednesday 18th June, 2008....................................................Press Clips
The last thing on Toyah Willcox’s mind as a partying, boozing, wild young punk rocker was her health.

But more than three decades later, the Birmingham-born star revealed how her lifestyle, as well as hair, have made a complete U-turn as she kicked off a campaign to boost Midland women’s health.

Toyah, who turned 50 last month, was crusading for Women Against Cholesterol in Birmingham city centre yesterday, when females were given free tests at Chamberlain Square.

She underwent a live test in front of onlookers and discovered her cholesterol level was a healthy 4.0.

“Five years ago my cholesterol levels were a lot higher so I made a difference to my diet,” said Toyah, who lives in Worcestershire.

“I am 50 now and that is a really important time for women to get tested as they are going through the menopause. I can’t urge women enough to get it done.”

Qualified nurses and dieticians continued to offer their advice between 9am and 5pm todayas part of the campaign by cholesterol lowering food company Benecol.

It comes as a poll of Benecol showed nearly eight in every 10 women in the West Midlands did not realise they have a greater risk of heart disease after going through the menopause due to a decline in oestrogen levels.

The former pop star, who rose to fame in the early 1980s for her wild punk hair-dos and songs, added: “It’s never too late to look after your health.

“When you are in your late teens and 20s, you genuinely believe you are immortal, but now I am older, I believe in making the effort as life is in your own hands to keep fit and eat well.”

 Liverpool Echo - Vampires Rock swoop into ECHO arena
 Wednesday 18th June, 2008....................................................Press Clips
World famous show Vampires Rock will end its 50-date 2008 tour with a massive Christmas party at the ECHO Arena.

The gothic musical will star 80s singer Toyah Willcox as The Devil Queen, who reigns over New York club Live and Let Die.

Set in 2030, Toyah has to battle with a new-comer for the affections of her husband Baron Von Rockula (Steve Steinman).

And the love row is set to classic rock from the 80s and 90s, featuring songs by the likes of AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, Suzi Quatro and Queen.

Toyah said: “My husband, the Baron, is on the look out for a new bride, but not if I have anything to do with it. I would say ‘over my dead body’, but then I’m already dead, aren’t I.”

Her love rival is innocent wannabe rock star Pandora (Emily Clark), who stumbles across the club in need of a job. Baron Rockula and his sidekick Stringfellow (Mike Taylor) attempt to convince the singer to lose her soul to rock and roll in the black comedy.

The Baron’s band The Lost Boys play the soundtrack to the event live on stage.

Organisers today promised the classic rock of the event would be added to by a few festive favourites and promised gig goers it would be the only show they need to attend this Christmas.

Toyah said: “I’m thrilled to be in the show. This show is so much fun. Where else could you get to dress up in costumes like this and sing your favourite rock songs?”

The Liverpool date of the Vampires Rock show is the only arena gig of the tour. It will take place on Saturday, December 27.

Tickets went on sale today. They cost 25 (subject to a handling / booking fee).

To book tickets, log on to www.accliverpool.com or call the ECHO Arena Box Office on 0844 8000 400.

 Secret Diary Of A Call Girl - US Press Clips
 Wednesday 18th June, 2008....................................................Press Clips
Toyah is namechecked in a couple of Amercian news articles, published this week, as Secret Diary Of A Call Girl begins aring in the US. AfterEllen.com has TV Alert: "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" debuts tonight after "Weeds" (16th June), and Zap2it.com has The Not-So-Secret Blog of a TV Gal (17th June).
 Toyah @ Wisley Music Festival 2008 - Photos
 Tuesday 17th June, 2008 • Thanks to Angus................................Pictures
A small selection of photos of Toyah, onstage at the Wisley Music Festival 2008, on Friday 13th June.

 Toyah Wallpapers
 Tuesday 17th June, 2008 • Thanks to AW.....................................Pictures
More Toyahlicious wallpapers, created by Dreamscape Forum's elus!ve stranger. Please click on them to download a file containing all four.

 Now - Toyah Willcox: I see my husband 12 weeks a year
 Tuesday 17th June, 2008.........................................................Press Clips
Singer says her marriage is unconventional

Toyah Willcox doesn't see her husband for months on end - and says she likes it that way.

The star married guitarist Robert Fripp in 1986, and the couple have lived separately ever since. 

Robert, who is in the band King Crimson, returned to America 7 days after they got hitched.

‘The longest I went without seeing him for was for 11 months in 2000,’ she says.

'I did tell him then it had to stop or our marriage wouldn't work and now we do see more of each other than we did.'

But Toyah, 50, says neither of them worries about infidelity.

'When I met him, he had a reputation for being a womaniser, but that's a 30-year-old reputation, so it's not something I worry about now,' she tells the Daily Mail. 

'As for me, men are terrified of me.' 

 Toyah on TV - Living With The Dead
 Tuesday 17th June, 2008..........................................................Television
Living With The Dead : Living - Tuesday 24th June : 9.00pm
Living With The Dead : Living - Wednesday 25th June : 1.00am
Living With The Dead : Living 2 - Sunday 29th June : 9.00pm
Living With The Dead : Living 2 - Monday 30th June : 1.00am
Children of The Plague. Chilling brand new series featuring a quest through the most haunted homes in Britain. Mediums Johnnie Fiori and Ian Lawless team up with paranormal investigator Mark Webb to drive out the demons who plague petrified homeowners across the country. The team head to the village home of Toyah Willcox and attempt to exorcise some menacing spirits. (Last in series)
 Toyah on TV/Radio - Summary
 Tuesday 17th June, 2008..........................................................Television
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Wednesday 18th June : 4.00pm
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Friday 20th June : 11.30pm
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Monday 23rd June : 3.00pm
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Saturday 28th June : 0.00am
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Saturday 28th June : 2.00pm

The Lee Mack Show : BBC7 - Friday 20th June : 11.30pm
The Lee Mack Show : BBC7 - Saturday 21st June : 4.30am

Proud Parents : Channel 4 - Monday 23rd June : 11.50am

 Fife Direct - Toyah Willcox Vamps It Up As The Devil Queen
 Tuesday 17th June, 2008.........................................................Press Clips
Toyah stars as the Devil Queen, the long suffering wife of Baron Von Rockula, played by Steve Steinman. Vampire's Rock has a twist of rock, a hint of musical theatre and is jam packed with all the great anthems you know and love!

Set in New York in the year 2030, the undead are livelier than ever, especially in club 'Live and Let Die' where the Baron and The Devil Queen reside. Toyah says "I'm thrilled to be joining the show! I've done a lot of theatre in the past and this show is so much fun. Where else could you get to dress up in such great costumes and sing your favourite rock songs?". She's referring to songs made famous by the likes of AC/DC, Guns 'n' Roses, Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, Suzi Quatro, Queen and many more, played live by the Baron's hand picked band, The Lost Boys.

The show has an amazing stage set, pyrotechnics to blow your mind, beautiful dancers and, of course, Steve Steinman's famously powerful vocals and sense of humour. The show flies in to Rothes Halls on Thursday 13th November at 7.30.  Tickets are available now at Box Office on 01592 611101 or via www.attfife.org.uk

 Hereford Times - County artist features in Birmingham show
 Tuesday 17th June, 2008.........................................................Press Clips
Musicians including Rick Wakeman and Paul Weller will view portraits of themselves penned by a Herefordshire artist during an exhibition opening on Friday. 

The RockFace exhibition, staged in Birmingham, will feature paintings created by Melissa Mailer-Yates from Canon Pyon. 

Rick Wakeman, Paul Weller and Toyah are among those who Melissa has sketched, and all are expected to view the end result over the next couple of weeks. 

Last November, Melissa was commissioned by organisers of the Global Battle of the Bands event to paint an image of the late John Entwistle, bass player in rock group The Who. 

The painting, which she called Thunderfingers, was then displayed at Birmingham Town Hall during the competition's UK heat. 

The RockFace exhibition runs at Birmingham's St Paul's Gallery until July 4. 

 DNA - Willcox speaks her mind
 Tuesday 17th June, 2008.........................................................Press Clips
Toyah Willcox admits that she’s an attention-seeker. Even at the age of 50, she wants to do what she believes in

Toyah Willcox has never been afraid to speak her mind, and, now she’s turned 50, the former high priestess of punk doesn’t show any signs of changing. Married, but without children, Toyah makes a declaration that would horrify some women.

‘I’ve had a face-lift, I’ve had a hormone implant and now I want a hysterectomy,’ she says. ‘My husband doesn’t want me to, but I might just have one and not tell him.’ She also admits she’d like a tummy tuck and, in a shocking revelation, wants her boobs completely removed because she can’t bear them.

Toyah likes to shock. She is, by her own admission, ‘a bit of an attention-seeker’. During her 20s, she was the most successful punk rocker of her age, with her shock of bright pink hair and trademark lisp.

But she had a horrific childhood blighted by illness. Born with a twisted spine, clawed feet, a clubbed right foot, one leg two inches shorter than the other and no hip sockets, she endured years of painful operations and physiotherapy.

Five years ago, she regaled the public with a gruesome account of the cosmetic surgery she’d had done in her book, Diary Of A Facelift. And now she is determined to prove that life begins at 50, which is partly why she wants a hysterectomy, to rid herself finally of the debilitating battle she has had to control hormonal imbalances in her body.

“My 30s were a nightmare because I was so uncomfortable. If I could have unzipped myself and stepped out of my body, I would have done. It is only recently I discovered I had too much oestrogen in my body, which meant I was permanently in physical discomfort. So, last year, I had a progesterone implant surgically inserted and it has made me a happy human being again,” said Toyah.

 Roundhouse Rock and Roll Gala
 Saturday 14th June, 2008.............................................................Pictures
Some press photos of Toyah arriving at the Roundhouse Rock And Roll Gala, held at the Roundhouse on June 12, 2008 in London. There were earlier reports that Toyah would be performing at this but it appears these were incorrect.

 Toyah @ Wisley Music Festival 2008
 Saturday 14th June, 2008 • Thanks to Angus/Dean....................Live/Gigs
Toyah played the Wisley Music Festival 2008 on Friday night, along with Belinda Carlisle, Nick Heyward and Clare Grogan. Toyah's set-list was:

Good Morning Universe
Echo Beach
Thunder In The Mountains
It's A Mystery
Sweet Child O' Mine
I Want To Be Free

Please click here for a mini report by Dean from the show. And check back soon for some photographs of Toyah from the gig.

 Official Toyah - June Blog / Newsy Bits & Pieces
 Saturday 14th June, 2008..............................................................Various
Toyah's June blog has been added to the Official Toyah MySpace and www.toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah mentions in her blog that the interview she gave to the 'Daily Mail' was supposed to have concentrated on Toyah at 50. In her own words she says: "It was to feature the fact at 50 I am busier than ever and setting standards for all lucky enough to reach this magic number."

Unfortunately the 'Daily Mail' have latched onto a few throwaway comments Toyah made and have completely sensationalized them - hence the articles below from 'Now' and 'Digital Spy'.

The 'Daily Mail' feature was published online on Thursday (12th June) but wasn't included in their print edition until Friday. By this time they had changed the original title of the article: Toyah Willcox: I don't see my husband for months on end ... and that suits us both fine, to Toyah Willcox: I've had a facelift... now I want a tummy tuck and my boobs removed because I can't bear them. They also updated the article with a photo of Toyah, taken at the Roundhouse Gala.

Anyone wondering why I'm including these articles here? This is Toyah news and this is a Toyah news page. I always try to mention just about everything Toyah related in the current media, good, bad or indifferent.

Toyah also informs us in her June blog that she appears in just the first episode of the second series Secret Diary Of A Call Girl but that there is already the possibility of a third series.

She confirms that 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' is now complete, and that she and Simon Darlow have already started writing songs for the next album!

Toyah also mentions that some of the songs from her new album will be performed in Vampires Rock.

She may be appearing in a film, to be filmed in August. And for the first time in 14 years she won't be appearing in panto this Christmas.

 Digital Spy - Toyah Willcox: 'I want a hysterectomy' 
 Saturday 14th June, 2008.........................................................Press Clips
Toyah Willcox has revealed that she wants a hysterectomy.

The '80s punk icon, who has just turned 50, said she is keen to have the surgery to help combat a life-long hormonal imbalance.

She told the Daily Mail: "I've had a face-lift, I've had a hormone implant and now I want a hysterectomy. My husband doesn't want me to, but I might just have one and not tell him."

She said she would also like to have a tummy tuck and wants her breasts "completely removed" because she "can't bear them".

Willcox, who was a contestant on I'm A Celebrity... in 2003, said: "My 30s were a nightmare because I was so uncomfortable. If I could have unzipped myself and stepped out of my body, I would have done. 

"It's only recently I discovered I had too much oestrogen in my body, which meant I was permanently in physical discomfort.

"Last year, I had a progesterone implant surgically inserted and it has revolutionised my life. It has made me a happy human being again."

She added: "That's why I'm begging my husband (guitarist Robert Fripp) to let me have a hysterectomy because it would completely get rid of all the bad memories I have of my problems with my hormones."

 Now - Toyah Willcox: I want to have my boobs removed
 Saturday 14th June, 2008.........................................................Press Clips
Actress says she's unhappy with her body

Toyah Willcox has revealed that she hates her breasts and wants to have an op to get rid of them.

The I'm A Celeb star is also planning to have a hysterectomy.

The actress has suffered ill health for years and recently discovered it was because she has too much oestrogen in her body. 

But although she's received hormone therapy to correct the imbalance, she doesn't feel it's enough.

‘I had a progesterone implant and it has revolutionised my life,’ she tells the Daily Mail. 'It has made me a happy human being again. 

'That's why I'm begging my husband to let me have a hysterectomy. It would get rid of all the bad memories I have of my problems with my hormones. 

'I would [also] have my boobs completely removed because I can't bear them. But [my husband] says no.'

Toyah, 50, is married to musician Robert Fripp. 

 Daily Mail - I don't see my husband for months on end ...
 Friday 13th June, 2008.............................................................Press Clips
Toyah was interviewed in yesterday's 'Daily Mail' in an article titled: Toyah Willcox: I don't see my husband for months on end ... and that suits us both fine. The publication manages to spell Willcox incorrectly and uses a photo of Toyah and her friend John but identify it as Toyah and Robert. Great research!! But the article includes this great new photo below and a classic 80's shot. Please click below to read the interview at the 'Daily Mail' website.

 QX - Sensational review
 Friday 13th June, 2008 • Thanks to Andrew/AW.......................Press Clips
'Sensational' is reviewed by Dusty O in 'QX' magazine (issue 691/4th June 08).

 Good Morning Universe - The Very Best of Toyah - Revised Cover
 Friday 13th June, 2008.....................................................................Music
The revised cover artwork for Toyah's forthcoming CD, 'Good Morning Universe - The Very Best Of Toyah'. The photo has been reversed to its original status, the classic Toyah logo has been added, and the cover now states that this is a "deluxe 2CD" release. The CD set is available to buy from Monday 30th June.

 Toyah on TV
 Friday 13th June, 2008..............................................................Television
Proud Parents : Channel 4 - Monday 23rd June : 11.50am
Toyah Willcox. Proud Parents looks at a celebrity's life through the eyes of their parents. Performer, author and TV star Toyah Willcox visits her dad aboard his beloved boat.
 Toyah voices new esure advert
 Friday 13th June, 2008 • Thanks to Paul.......................................Internet
Toyah is currently voicing the online esure advert with the tagline: "Have you been well behaved?" Toyah has previously voiced other esure advertising campaigns, both online and television. Click below to view the advert.

 Vampires Rock - Promo Leaflet
 Sunday 8th June, 2008 • Thanks to John.......................................Theatre
The promo leaflet for the Vampires Rock UK tour, including the full tour dates. The dates have also been added to www.toyahwillcox.com.

 Good Morning Universe - The Very Best of Toyah - CD Cover
 Sunday 8th June, 2008.....................................................................Music
The cover for Toyah's forthcoming CD, 'Good Morning Universe - The Very Best Of Toyah'. The 2CD set is available to buy from Monday 30th June.

 Toyah on the Radio
 Sunday 8th June, 2008.....................................................................Radio
The Lee Mack Show, with Toyah Willcox.

Bags of laughs when Lee is joined by Angela McHale, Noel Britton and special guest Toyah Willcox. First heard in 2005. Episode 6 of 6.

The Lee Mack Show : BBC7 - Friday 20th June : 11.30pm
The Lee Mack Show : BBC7 - Saturday 21st June : 4.30am

 Toyah on TV
 Sunday 8th June, 2008..............................................................Television
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Thursday 12th June : 3.00pm
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Friday 13th June : 10.00pm
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Saturday 14th June : 2.00pm
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Monday 16th June : 8.00pm
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Wednesday 18th June : 4.00pm
Cherry Red : Rockworld.TV - Friday 20th June : 11.30pm
Cherry Red presents classic iconic punk/indie star Toyah Willcox live in Wolverhampton, 2005.
 Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!
 Sunday 8th June, 2008............................................................Press Clips
'Good Morning Universe - The Very Best Of Toyah' CD has now been added to numerous online retailers. The cheapest, at the moment, for the 2CD set is 5.23 from The Hut [www.thehut.co.uk].

Toyah's Official website has been updated with news on the new CD 'Good Morning Universe - The Very Best Of Toyah' and Vampires Rock.

Toyah is namechecked in this article in the 'Illford Recorder', Big names rev up for Motor Show - Win tickets. [5th June 2008]

The 'Fort Worth Star Telegram' (believe it or not) ran a small news article on Secret Diary Of A Call Girl on 1st June, as the show is about to air on the Showtime channel in the US. They give Toyah a mention too.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl: British actress Billie Piper stars in this new comedy as Hannah Baxter, a 27-year-old college graduate who lives a double life as a high-priced escort-service worker named Belle. Supporting characters include Belle's materialistic "agent" (Cherie Lunghi); Hannah's friendly ex (Iddo Goldberg) who is secretly in love ... with Belle; and her parents (Toyah Willcox and Stuart Organ), who think she's a legal secretary. 9:30 p.m. June 16, Showtime.

The 'Shropshire Star' also mention Toyah in their article, Gig has eighties pop star tingling. This is an interview with Rick Astley.

Rick Astley will be topping the bill at the concert on July 12 at Shrewsbury Quarry. Other performers include Toyah Willcox, Carol Decker with her Shropshire band T’Pau and Bananarama. 

Tickets, priced at 32.50 for adults, 20 for children aged five to 15, and free for under fives, are on sale from IML Concerts on (01603) 660444, the Midland Box Office on 0870 320 7000, or online at www.imlconcerts.co.uk. They are also available from The Music Hall in Shrewsbury, Oswestry Mile End tourist information centre, and Oakengates Theatre in Telford. 

 Southern Daily Echo - Be Quick, I'm Famous
 Tuesday 3rd June, 2008 • Thanks to Tony...............................Press Clips
An interesting quick-fire questions interview with Toyah from the 'Southern Daily Echo', published on 5th May 2008. Click to enlarge.

 Evening Standard/London Lite - Night Of Rock 'N' Roll
 Tuesday 3rd June, 2008...........................................................Press Clips
A new concert appearance by Toyah, for the 12th June, is mentioned in a 'London Evening Standard /London Lite article, published yesterday.

The article also uses a rarely seen picture of Toyah. Please click on the screenshot/photo to go to the 'This is London' website, where it was also published.

Beverley Knight, Nick Mason and Toyah Willcox are to play at a rock 'n' roll gala on 12 June to raise 500,000 for the Roundhouse's education programme to keep young people off the streets.

Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman will be among guests at the star-studded event, which includes a celebrity auction.

While the upstairs space has hosted performers ranging from The Who to the Royal Shakespeare Company, the downstairs studios have seen 12,000 young people taking part in music, film and television projects.

www.roundhouse.org.uk

 Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!
 Tuesday 3rd June, 2008................................................................Various
The full 2008/09 tour dates Toyah will participate in are online at the Official Vampires Rock website.

This picture of Toyah and Billie Piper appeared in a recent 'Virgin Media' feature on Secret Diary Of A Call Girl. Only one other publicity shot of them together had been available (added to Dreamscape last year) until this surfaced. [Thanks to Dean]

Secret Diary Of A Call Girl series two is currently in pre-production but there have been conflicting reports on when filming will commence and when the second series will air. There are no actual details yet but it seems likely it will be broadcast in late 2008/early 2009, again on ITV2. Toyah will will reprise her role as Belle's mother.

Series one of Secret Diary Of A Call Girl is currently being re-aired on ITV1, around 11pm on Wednesday evenings, and is also available to buy on DVD (cheapest price online at the moment is 13.89 @ sendit.com).

Robert Fripp's online Diaryhas featured some great photographs of himself and Toyah over the last few weeks. Capturing candid moments on their 22nd wedding anniversary/Robert's birthday and Toyah's 50th. Do a search for "Toyah" at Robert's diary to access the photos.

Go to www.sheilaferguson.com to view a photo of Toyah and Sheila (ex lead singer with the Three Degrees) partying recently. [Thanks to Dean]

 Toyah & John @ Vivienne Westwood Exhibiton
 Sunday 1st June, 2008.................................................................Pictures
More photos of Toyah at the Vivienne Westwood exhibition on Wednesday. She was accompanied by her friend John. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

 Shropshire Star - Toyah Interview
 Sunday 1st June, 2008.............................................................Press Clips
And here are scans of the 'Shropshire Star' published yesterday, with their Toyah story on the cover and an interview with her inside. Please click below to enlarge both articles.

 Shropshire Star - Toyah's joy over county concert
 Sunday 1st June, 2008.............................................................Press Clips
Toyah Willcox has spoken of her excitement about being one of the performers singing the night away as the sun sets on Shrewsbury at a concert this summer.

Toyah, who lives in Pershore, Worcestershire, said she is really looking forward to performing in Shropshire’s county town.

The star has had a diverse career which not only includes her 13 Top 40 singles and a number one album Anthem, but is well-known for her theatre and television work.

She will join a host of 80s performers at the event in Shrewsbury Quarry on July 12.

It is part of the traditional summer weekend of music in the county town and is expected to attract a crowd of about 6,000.

Toyah said: “Shrewsbury is not too far from me. I know it quite well and I think it is the most beautiful part of the world - it is inspired.

“We get to perform in really special places.

“When the sun sets it just gets really beautiful - the audiences are so big that we get a real sense of energy from them. Open air festivals even in the rain are good fun.”

Toyah says nothing will surprise her on the day, as experience proves the crowd will go to any lengths.”One of the funniest things I have ever experienced was when we were playing a concert and about eight people in the audience brought a candelabra and a table,” she said.

“They sat in front of the stage and had a four-course meal and we were in stitches because they were really participating in the show.

“These shows have a real feel-good factor, the music that we play is all hits, the evening just builds beautifully, and I think it encourages people to be quite individual and expressive.”

And she said it is not only members of the audience who get into the spirit of things - the performers all play their part as well.

“A lot of them have families and the families come along,” she added.

“We not only do these shows, we do corporate shows together and we are always coming up with mad schemes and mad ideas. We are a very close bunch.”

Rick Astley will be topping the bill at the concert on July 12, performing hits such as Never Gonna Give You Up and Together Forever. The night will kick off at 7.30pm.

Carol Decker and her Shropshire band T’Pau will be belting out their biggest singles - China In Your Hand and Heart and Soul - while Bananarama’s repertoire will include Robert De Niro’s Waiting.

* Tickets, priced at 32.50 for adults, 20 for children aged five to 15, and free for under fives, are on sale from IML Concerts on (01603) 660444, the Midland Box Office on 0870 320 7000, or online at www.imlconcerts.co.uk. They are also available from The Music Hall in Shrewsbury, Oswestry Mile End tourist information centre, and Oakengates Theatre in Telford.


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