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 MARCH 2008 NEWS:
 Toyah @ Nightingales - Promo Posters
 Sunday 30th March, 2008 • Thanks to Paul...................................Pictures
A couple of promo posters advertising last night's Nightingales PA.

 Toyah @ Nightingales - More Pictures
 Sunday 30th March, 2008 • Thanks to Paul...................................Pictures
Another two photographs of Toyah onstage last night.

 Toyah @ Nightingales - Picture
 Sunday 30th March, 2008 • Thanks to Sam...................................Pictures
Toyah onstage last night at The Nightingale Club in Birmingham.

 Toyah @ Nightingales - Set List
 Sunday 30th March, 2008 • Thanks to Paul.................................Gigs/Live
Toyah played a great PA at Nightingales last night, coming onstage after 1am.

The Nightingale, Birmingham: Saturday 29th March 2008: Set List:

Are You Gonna Go My Way
Echo Beach
Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)
It's A Mystery
Thunder In The Mountains
Sweet Child 'O Mine
I Want To Be Free

 Toyah Wallpapers
 Saturday 29th March, 2008 • Thanks to AW..................................Pictures
Eight wonderful wallpapers to Toyah-up your desktop. Click below to go directly to the Dreamscape Forum to download a file with all eight.

 Celebrating Toyah's 50th Birthday
 Saturday 29th March, 2008 • Thanks to AW..................................Toyah50
Over the coming weeks, in the lead-up to Toyah's 50th Birthday on 18th May, I'll be adding, to Dreamscape, interesting, obscure or just plain unforgettable bits and pieces from Toyah's amazing career. To start off, here's two rarely seen photographs of Toyah from 1983, first published in 'Patches' magazine in a jewellery feature.

 Daily Mantra - Olivia Newton John’s Great Chinese Walk For Cancer
 Saturday 29th March, 2008.......................................................Press Clips
Breast cancer survivor Olivia Newton John is planning a 21-day walk along the Great Wall of China to raise money for a brand new, state of the art, treatment and research cancer center. Her journey begins on April 7th, and, if all goes to plan, will end in Beijing on April 29th. Fellow cancer survivor Sharon Osbourne is one of the many celebrities planning to join Olivia on her 228 km trek.

“The walk on the Great Wall symbolizes the cancer journey," said Olivia in an interview with ET. "It's long and arduous, but we'll triumph in the end." Click HERE if you’d like to sponsor Olivia and her team, which includes Joan Rivers, Leeza Gibbons, Scott Wolf (Party of Five), Sir Cliff Richard, Toyah Willcox, and Danni Minogue (Kylie’s sister).

 The Telegraph - Fame and Fortune: Toyah Willcox
 Saturday 29th March, 2008.......................................................Press Clips
Toyah is interviewed in today's 'Telegraph'. It's similar to the one she gave 'The Sunday Times' last August, and another in July 2003 also titled "Fame and Fortune".

Fame and Fortune: Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox, 49, shot to fame as a punk rock singer in the 1980s and went on to establish a TV and theatre career. She lives in Worcester with her husband, rock guitarist Robert Fripp, 61, and spoke to Mark Anstead 

How do you think your childhood experience influenced your attitude to money?
Initially my childhood was very affluent. My father inherited three very successful joinery factories and although our five-bedroom house was in an ordinary road in Birmingham, it was the biggest house in the street. We used to drive a new Rolls Royce every year.

When I was seven years old my father was hit badly by a slump in the stock market and he lost everything. Our standard of living dropped dramatically, but he managed to keep the house and keep me in a private school, which was a big achievement.

How did that affect you?
It partly contributed to my strong drive to be financially secure and independent. That and people telling me I would never achieve my dreams. 

I am dyslexic and they all laughed when I said I was going to act and sing and get out of Birmingham. 

To this day I find if people doubt me it is incredibly motivating.

Are you cautious with money or liberal with it?
I'm incredibly cautious because I've seen how easily you can lose it. I don't know who gave my father his advice, but they should be shot. 

Back then stocks and shares were phenomenally successful, but he didn't spread his investments. I have learned from that. 

I always travel "cattle class" because I don't see the point of spending thousands of pounds just to sit in a chair. I don't see holidaymakers on those flights, I see business people saving money like me.

Have you been in debt?
Yes, many times. When I was at drama school, it was a constant struggle to meet my rent payments and I was so poor at times all I could afford was a Mars bar. Friends kept me going - people like film director Derek Jarman would say, "Toyah, come round for a meal". 

Poverty is frightening and anyone who profits from other people's hardship, like landlords, deserves to rot in hell as far as I am concerned.

Has being better off made you happier?
I think I'm only happy when I'm under a certain amount of stress and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I really enjoy the pressure.

How do you separate responsibility for finance with Robert?
Everything is separate. We have a complicated way of working out who pays what.

What's your best buy?
An apartment I bought in the south of France last year overlooking the harbour in a very old town. There are 67 steps up to it and I love it to death. In France, property prices are still rising and attractive properties like mine are hard to get. 

The French always want new-build, so it's really just the Swiss, Dutch, British and Germans who go for character homes. 

I think its value has doubled already, but that's partly because the euro is so strong. 

I bought another property in France four years ago for 200,000 and that has also doubled in value. I let it to a company executive and I will let this new one when I've finished renovating it.

But you said you would never be a landlord? 
Yes. I've changed my mind, but only because I went to the richest area of Europe and let to people who work in information technology companies who I know can afford it. That gives me no moral qualms, but I still have problems with the idea of letting in England. 

I find it easier to be a businesswoman in France where I am not known. I'm about to buy another property out there and my investments will form a small specialised business.

How many properties do you own?
I have two riverfront properties in the Midlands, which I bought in 1999 and 2000 for 147,000 and 170,000. My parents live in one and the family uses the other for holidays. 

I also have a one-bedroom house in Chiswick I bought in 1994, which I will never get rid of because I can't envisage buying into London again. In England I am mortgage free so there are no worries about making them pay.

What's your worst buy?
In 1985 I bought a studio flat in Chelsea for 159,000. Then, during the really bad property slump of 1990, it fell into negative equity and I had to sell for 142,000. 

My mortgage had shot up to 17,000 a year because of interest rate rises and I was panicked by my advisers into selling it. I wish I had hung on for another year - it is now worth 2.5m. All I needed was 12 months to get control of my finances and I could have ridden out the storm.

In what other ways do you invest? 
I put about four hours a day into managing my property portfolio and share portfolio. Investments can be fluid and I want to know what's happening all the time.

Do you invest in individual savings accounts (Isas)?
Yes, I have four and I always put my annual maximum amount in. I look upon them as my hidden pot.

Do you use high interest savings accounts?
Yes, but I bank with Lloyds TSB and they've been very good to me so I just use whatever savings rate they have. 

They realise I need a relationship with my bank where I can phone and get through immediately if I suspect fraud.

Do you bank online?
I prefer to go in and see what's happening, but it's getting to the point where it is going to be too expensive banking the old way.

Do you have many credit cards?
An American Express, a Barclaycard and a Marks & Spencer MasterCard. A credit card is more convenient than carrying cash.

How do you tip?
My husband says my purse screams whenever I open it. I think I'm a fair tipper, but not if someone has been a s**t.

Do you get involved in finding the best mortgage deals?
I've had more sexism dealing with banks in this country than anywhere else. When the Bank of Scotland started up in the 1980s I went to see the manager, but he wouldn't talk to me - he wanted to see my husband. They burned their bridges with me.

Are pensions a good idea? 
Yes, I used to have 20, but I amalgamated them recently and put most of them into a SIPP. I was hoping I would be able to invest the whole lot in residential property, but I can still do commercial property. 

I still have three other pensions - the Legal & General one has done particularly well - but the rest is in the SIPP, which I manage.

Toyah will be releasing her new album, In the Court of the Crimson Queen, later this year.

 Toyah on Tonight
 Saturday 29th March, 2008........................................................Television
Toyah will appear in an edition of ITV1's Tonight programme next month.

Tonight : ITV1 - Friday 11th April : 8.00pm
How Do You Sleep? With the news that more Britons than ever are suffering from sleep deprivation, Tonight considers ways to guarantee a perfect night's kip without turning to the medicine cabinet. Self-confessed insomniac Toyah Willcox reports on the latest techniques, from sleep pods to sleep concerts, and meets the scientists questioning whether we should be aiming to give up sleep altogether.

 New Toyah Photographs
 Saturday 29th March, 2008 • Thanks to Dean................................Pictures
Two new photographs of Toyah. The first is an official portrait, part of the recent Humans session, taken by Karen Moskowitz at the end of February, and is being used on Toyah's imdb page. The second is a candid shot by Robert Fripp, of Toyah onboard the P&O Aurora in mid March in Egypt.

 Northampton Chronicle - Toyah to open Living Show
 Saturday 29th March, 2008.......................................................Press Clips
Toyah Willcox will open the Northampton Natural Living show later this year.
The singer and actress will be answering questions about her experiences with holistics and her spiritual path at the one day event. 

The show aims to give visitors the chance to explore the potential of their mind, body and spirit with a variety of traders, workshops, speakers and demonstrations. Among the attractions will be herbalists, homeopaths and naturopaths, kinesiologists, Reiki masters, Indian Head Masseurs, psychics, astrologers and healers.

Organiser Tim Marlowe said: “The free workshop programme offers something for everyone, from newcomers wanting to dip their toes into this exciting field, to old hands wanting to top up on their skills and knowledge.”

Joining Ms Willcox will be the founder of the BBC’s spirituality website, Maggy Whitehouse, author Dr David Hamilton, health and healing expert Mhairi Kent, local numerologist Richard Abbot, as well as speakers Amanda Malloy and Nicola Phoenix.

The show will take place on Sunday, May 11 at the Freemasons’ Hall, St George’s Avenue. For further information log on to www.naturalhealthshows.co.uk

 Toyah PA @ Nightingales Tomorrow Night!
 Friday 28th March, 2008..............................................................Gigs/Live
Toyah plays The Nightingale in Birmingham tomorrow night. Here's hoping the PA will be as much fun as her last visit to the venue, a very hot and sweaty night back in the Summer of 2004.

Have a fun night all of you who are going along. Bright red pvc catsuits are optional ;)

The Nightingale, Kent Street B5 6RD (Tel: 0121 6221718)
www.nightingaleclub.co.uk

 Toyah on TV
 Friday 28th March, 2008............................................................Television
Never Mind The Buzzcocks : VH1 UK - Tuesday 8th April : 10.40pm 
Music quiz hosted by Mark Lamarr with team captains Phil Jupitus and Sean Hughes. Guests are Tom Gray, Toyah, Kele Le Roc and Adam Bloom.

Brum : CBeebies - Thursday 10th April : 8.40am
Brum : CBeebies - Thursday 10th April : 3.15pm
Brum and The Football Hero. The adventures of a little car who lives in a motor museum, narrated by Toyah Willcox. Brum scores the winning goal when he comes on as a substitute during a football match. [NB: Not sure if Toyah is still narrating these, my TV guide has her listed but I think they may have been redone with another person]

 The Kenny Everett Television Show - On ParaComedy
 Monday 24th March, 2008..........................................................Television
The memorable hair changing colour sketch from Saturday night's The Kenny Everett Television Show on ParaComedy 2.

 The Kenny Everett Television Show - Toyah as Kenny
 Monday 24th March, 2008..........................................................Television
ParaComedy 2 aired eight episodes of The Kenny Everett Television Show on Saturday night. This included the 1982 show with Toyah performing 'I Want To Be Free', and the hair changing colour sketch (see caps above). 

The show also featured Toyah dressing up as Kenny, and Kenny dressing up as Toyah and "performing" 'I Want To Be Free'.

 Toyah newsy Bits & Pieces! 
 Monday 24th March, 2008..............................................................Various
Toyah recently guested on the BBC4 documentary series Worlds of Fantasty. This was a documentary series about fantasy fiction looking at how the genre has become one of the biggest forces in popular culture, from books to computer games. No doubt it will air again at some point if you missed it.

Dreamscape mentioned a while ago that Toyah will be playing at The Shugborough Music & Fireworks Weekend on Friday 1st August. The Festival website now also says Toyah will host the show too.

The ever popular Rock and Pop night is now even more spectacular than ever before and is guaranteed to get you on your feet.

Join the party and dance the night away once again with a great night of live music headed and presented by the sensational Toyah Willcox and co-presenter Malcolm Boyden.

70's iconic Rock legend, TV presenter and author, Toyah Willcox makes a star appearance with her band of musicians and performs hits from the 70's & 80's.

The Humans MySpace has two great new pictures of the band.

 Handbag.com - Top 10 Eighties Beauty Icons
 Tuesday 18th March, 2008.............................................................Internet
The handbag.com website recently placed Toyah in their Top 10 Eighties Beauty Icons list. The article was published on Wednesday 12th March.

9. Toyah Willcox: Her pop career may have been short-lived, but her look lives on. Anti-establishment punk Toyah Willcox's image is one of the most instantly recognisable from the '80s, and one of the most extreme. 

The full list is: 10. Paula Hamilton, 9. Toyah Willcox, 8. Kim Basinger, 7. Jerry Hall, 6. Joan Collins, 5. Cindy Crawford, 4. Molly Ringwald, 3. Paula Yates, 2. Deborah Harry, 1. Madonna.

 Toyah in the Press - The Observer/Evening Standard
 Tuesday 18th March, 2008........................................................Press Clips
Toyah is namechecked in an article in The Observer (15th March), titled The New Grey Whistle Test, and quoted in a feature, The Shaftsbury curse is lifted by Hairspray, in The Evening Standard (17th March)

 eGigs.co.uk - BIMS Music Festival announces a host of acts
 Tuesday 18th March, 2008...........................................................Gigs/Live
The British International Motor Show Music Festival has announced a collection of world-famous live acts who will perform nightly concerts in the purpose-built dockside arena each night of the Motor show.

The line up includes Alice Cooper, Chicago, Meat Loaf, UB40, Status Quo, Squeeze, Here and Now 80s Tour (featuring Bananarama, Belinda Carlisle, Paul Young, Toyah, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Midge Ure and Nick Heyward), Deep Purple and Jools Holland featuring Marc Almond. There are two final artists to be added to the line-up who will be announced shortly.

Wed 23 July UB40
Thu 24 July Alice Cooper
Fri 25 July Status Quo
Sat 26 July Squeeze
Sun 27 July Here & Now 80's show (including Toyah)
Mon 28 July Artist TBC
Tue 29 July Artist TBC
Wed 30 July Deep Purple
Thu 31 July Chicago
Fri 01 August Jools Holland feat. Marc Almond
Sat 02 August Meatloaf

The British International Motor Show is open from 10.00am – 9.00pm daily. The actual concerts commence at 9.00pm with doors at 8.00pm.

Music Festival tickets will be sold separately but include free access to The British International Motor Show on the day of the concert giving you two shows for the price of one, saving between 10 to 14. Ticket prices: 25.00/ 30.00/ 27.50 / 32.50 – Wheelchair spaces are available with Carer free (All tickets subject to booking fees).

The two week extravaganza in London expects to attract over half a million people, making it the biggest show in the UK.

With over six hundred cars, 60 car marquees, plenty of global premieres and interactive features, the Show appeals to everyone from car enthusiasts to families looking for a day out.

IMIE Marketing Director Kirsty Perkinson said, "This year's show is set to be even bigger and more exciting than ever before. Whilst we have the largest collection of cars under one roof in the UK, the Show is not just for petrol-heads. With fun features like the Kidz Car Zone, the Marine Experience and all new Motor Show Music Festival, there really is something for everyone." 

 Toyah on TV - Quatermass
 Tuesday 18th March, 2008 • Thanks to Paul..............................Television
Quatermass : ITV4 - Tuesday 18th March : 2.00am
Ringstone Round. Episode 1. Professor Bernard Quatermass returns to London after years living in the Scottish Highlands, and is shocked to discover the city in a state of anarchy. After witnessing Russian and American spacecraft being destroyed by an unknown force, he is taken to an observatory in the country by astronomer Joe Kapp, and is intrigued by groups of hippie-like youngsters known as the Planet People who have gathered at a local stone circle, Ringstone Round.Starring: John Mills, Simon McCorkindale, Barbara Kellerman, Margaret Tyzack, Brewster Mason, Ralph Arliss and Toyah Willcox.

Quatermass : ITV4 - Tuesday 18th March : 8.00pm
Quatermass : ITV4 - Wednesday 19th March : 2.20am
Lovely Lightning. Episode 2. Professor Quatermass and Kapp watch in horror as a huge bolt of lightning hits the gathering at Ringstone Round, reducing the crowd to a carpet of white ash on the ground. Isabel, the sole survivor of the incident, is taken to London by Quatermass and Annie Morgan, but Kapp and his family must stay behind to face the reprisals of the Planet People. Starring: John Mills, Simon McCorkindale, Barbara Kellerman, Margaret Tyzack, Ralph Arliss, Annabelle Lanyon and Toyah Willcox.

Quatermass : ITV4 - Monday 24th March : 8.00pm
Quatermass : ITV4 - Tuesday 25th March : 2.10am
What Lies Beneath. Episode 3. Hiding out below London's streets, Professor Quatermass meets an elderly scientist who could help solve the mystery of the alien forces threatening Earth. Starring: John Mills, Simon MacCorkindale, Barbara Kellerman, and Margaret Tyzack.

Quatermass : ITV4 - Tuesday 25th March : 8.00pm
Quatermass : ITV4 - Wednesday 26th March : 3.00am
An Endangered Species. Episode 4. Quatermass risks his life to set a trap for the alien force, but the arrival of a group of Planet People at the stone circle near Kapp's house puts his plans in jeopardy. Starring: John Mills, Simon MacCorkindale, Barbara Kellerman, Margaret Tyzack

 Eight is the magic number...
 Tuesday 11th March, 2008.........................................................Site News
Dreamscape was eight-years-old yesterday. Time flies. At this rate we'll soon be a teenager; dyeing our hair black (or maybe pink), staying out late and inviting the local Hells Angels over for Sunday tea ;))

 Toyah @ Nightingales - Press Ad
 Tuesday 11th March, 2008 • Thanks to Paul................................Gigs/Live
A press ad, from 'Bent' magazine, for Toyah's Nightingales PA.

 Official Toyah - March Blog & News Update
 Tuesday 11th March, 2008.............................................................Internet
Toyah's March Blog has been added to the Official Toyah MySpace and www.toyahwillcox.com. News also updated. Click below to go to the Official site.

 French And Saunders - Complete Series 1 - 6 DVD
 Tuesday 11th March, 2008..........................................................Releases
The, long-awaited, French And Saunders - Complete Series 1 - 6 was released on DVD a couple of weeks ago. Toyah's performance of 'Because The Night' plus her sketch with Dawn and Jennifer is included.

 Worcester News - Stars of Cult Film Reunite
 Tuesday 11th March, 2008........................................................Press Clips
Stars of cult classic film Quadrophenia will be reunited thanks to a Worcester businessman.

Tim Evans, who owns movie memorabilia store Videodrome, Broad Street, Worcester, is organising a major convention to celebrate the much-loved 1979 movie about Mods.

Target 30, being held in Brighton on Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, will bring together original cast members including Phil Daniels and Toyah Willcox and give fans the chance to buy commemorative memorabilia.

"I got into the film in the early 80s when I saw about 13," said Mr Evans.

"I used to hire it from the video store every weekend. It was the first film I ever bought so it has always had a special place in my heart really."

Mr Evans was inspired to hold the convention after he organised a cast reunion at Earls Court, London last year.

"It's going really well and we've just moved to a bigger venue overlooking the old pier, which is a location in the film," said Mr Evans.

"We've got people from America, Germany and all over the UK coming down."

Quadrophenia, which also starred Sting, Ray Winstone, Leslie Ash, Mark Wingett, Phil Davies, Garry Cooper and Trevor Laird, kick-started a Mod revival.

Thousands of inpressionable teenagers, including Worcester historian Dilip Sarkar, were influenced.

Mr Sarkar, an A-level student in Worcester at the time, jumped at the chance to take part in Target 30.

"My job is to act as Master of Ceremonies all weekend, doing, among other things, an on-stage, Parkinson-style chat with members of the cast," he said.

"I am also researching a book called Quadrophenia Revisited, for release at a future convention." On the Saturday night, there will be a gala dinner and a one-off auction. There will also be special screenings of Quadrophenia at the Duke of York Cinema, Brighton.

One of the aims is to gather support for next year's convention that will mark the film's 30th anniversary.

For more information - including how to buy tickets, visit www.quadrophenia.biz or call Mr Evans on 01905 745301.

 London Lite - Split Personality
 Saturday 8th March, 2008 • Thanks to Kurt...............................Press Clips
A humourous Toyah picture puzzle from Thursday's edition of 'London Lite'.

 Target30 - Quadrophenia Convention 2008
 Saturday 8th March, 2008................................................................Events
Due to demand for the Target30: Quadrophenia Convention it has been moved to:- HOLIDAY INN – Brighton Seafront, Kings Road - Brighton - BN1 2JF        This new hotel is just 5 minutes walk (about 200metres) along the seafront from The Royal Albion. Overlooking the west pier. This offers significant improvement in facilities and also allows a more spacious environment with full disabled access and on-site parking. 

The hotel has additional bedrooms available and we have negotiated a substantial discount to their normal tariff for anyone wishing to stay as part of the convention 125/night B&B Just quote ‘Quadrophenia’ when you book. Please call in house reservations on 01273 828276 for concessionary room rates. 

We are very pleased to have Phil Daniels (Jimmy), Phil Davis (Chalky), Toyah Willcox (Monkey), Garry Cooper (Pete), Mark Wingett (Dave), Gary Shail (Spider) and Trevor Laird (Ferdy) appearing all weeked (subject to work commitments).

Mark Wingett and Toyah Willcox will be introducing a showing of Quadrophenia at The Duke of York Cinema, Brighton 10pm on the Saturday night. Tickets are available here.

TOYAH ITINERARY: SATURDAY & SUNDAY
9.00am: TOYAH STAGE TALK Q&A – Arundel Suite
9.45am: TOYAH & TREVOR LAIRD PHOTO STUDIO – Lancing room 3
10.30am: TOYAH COFFEE CLUB – Lancing room 2
11.30am: TOYAH & TREVOR LAIRD AUTOGRAPHS – Glyndebourne Suite
2.30 – 5.00pm: TOYAH TOUR WARDROBE EXHIBITION Lancing 2

See the full itinerary here.

 The Great Walk to Beijing 2008 - Sponsor Toyah
 Saturday 8th March, 2008................................................................Events
Please click on 'The Great Walk to Beijing 2008' logo below to sponsor Toyah. So far she only has two sponsors, I'm sure we can help her gather many more. The link below will take you directly to her profile.

 Toyah on TV
 Saturday 8th March, 2008..........................................................Television
Never Mind The Buzzcocks : VH1 UK - Tuesday 18th March : 10.40pm Music quiz hosted by Mark Lamarr with team captains Phil Jupitus and Sean Hughes. Guests are Tom Gray, Toyah, Kele Le Roc and Adam Bloom.
 Gloucestershire Echo - Artist Rustles Up Charity Painting
 Saturday 8th March, 2008.........................................................Press Clips
A Bishop's Cleeve artist sparked a bidding war for charity.PJ Crook stepped in to help celebrity mate Toyah Willcox raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

When the artist was asked to donate a painting to auction she spent two weeks coming up with a mini masterpiece.

TV viewers will see the local artist's painting go under the hammer and raise 1,000 for charity in a forthcoming episode of the BBC TV show Celebrity Cash in the Attic.

PJ was delighted to discover she had helped her actress and singer friend, the star of the episode, raise 1,000, which was almost double the 640 she was hoping to raise to fund a Macmillan nurse for one week.

She said: "The auction happened last week. I got an email from Toyah saying it went really well. The painting was in a wonderful telephone bidding war. Everyone was taking a real interest because of the TV programme and it got a large cheer when the final bid won with 1,000.

"With the buyer's premium that will be closer to 1,200, I'm not sure if all of that goes to Macmillan, but at least the 1,000 bid will. I'm really pleased it's done so well. It was only a tiny painting of eight inches by 10 inches, so it was very small."

Cash in the Attic helps viewers to raise money by finding antiques in their homes, valuing them and selling them at auction.

PJ's friendship with Toyah, who lives in Pershore near Tewkesbury, was the reason her work ended up being sold - the programme's producers noticed many of her paintings on the star's walls.

She said: "They saw that Toyah had a lot of my paintings in her house and they thought it would be a good idea to put one of mine up for auction.

"Toyah got in touch and told me they would be call. The producers asked me for something to auction and I painted it specially for them."

The painting shows all of the world's animals living in harmony, with angels representing Macmillan nurses and it took PJ about two weeks to complete.

The programme will be broadcast later this spring.

 The Great Walk to Beijing 2008
 Saturday 1st March, 2008................................................................Events

Toyah is participating in Olivia Newton-John's Great Walk to Beijing this April. Toyah says:

"I am joining Olivia Newton-John on the ‘Great Walk to Beijing’ to raise money for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, this centre is the primary site for clinical cancer trials worldwide and works at developing cancer vaccines and therapies for cancer patients globally. The walk takes place from 7th April – 29th April and I am joining Olivia from 13th – 16th April to walk 36 km with her. 

I will walk from the Black Mountains, through the Gobi desert and onto the oldest part of the Great Wall, which dates back to 150BC. The walk will be difficult and confronting – like life, there will be many ups and downs and unforeseen challenges.  Every step we take will offer hope and strength to individuals facing cancer. If you would like to sponsor me please go to www.greatwalktobeijing.com."

 Cash In The Attic - More Pictures
 Saturday 1st March, 2008 • Thanks to Merx..................................Pictures
Pictures of Toyah and John at the filming of Cash in the Attic last Tuesday.

 Toyah @ Skegness
 Saturday 1st March, 2008 • Thanks to Martyn...............................Pictures
Toyah, onstage and backstage, in Skegness on Friday 22nd February.

 Toyah Gig Guide 2008
 Saturday 1st March, 2008............................................................Gigs/Live
Fri 14th March - Minehead - Full band set
Sat 29th March - Nightingales, Birmigham - Live PA
Sat 31st May - Back To The 80's - Braehead Arena, Glasgow
Fri 13th June - Wisley Music Festival - Wisley Gardens, Surrey
Sat 28th June - Grassington Festival, Yorkshire - Full band set
Sat 5th July - Kings Lynn Festival - Full band set
Sat 12th July - The Quarry, Shrewsbury - Here & Now band
Sun 20th July - Very Best of the 80s, Stanstead Park - Here & Now band
Fri 25th July - Wickerman Festival, East Kirkcarswell - Full band set
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, Staffordshire
Sat 9th August - Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire - here & Now band
Sat 1st November - Embassy Ballroom, Selsey
 Here & Now - Three New Shows Announced
 Saturday 1st March, 2008............................................................Gigs/Live
Here and Now have issued press releases on three further shows. Two have previously been added to Dreamscape's Toyah Gig Guide. See above for the updated dates.

We are pleased to announce a mini Here And Now show in Wisley

FRIDAY 13TH JUNE 2008: RHS GARDEN WISLEY, SURREY
THE STARS OF THE 80'S

BELINDA CARLISLE
NICK HEYWARD
TOYAH
ALTERED IMAGES

Tickets available from 0871 230 1095 (24 hours) or via the web  www.rhs.org.uk/wisley

We are pleased to announce yet another Here And Now summer show 
in Shrewsbury

SATURDAY 12th JULY 2008: SHREWSBURY THE QUARRY

RICK ASTLEY
BANANARAMA
MIDGE URE
NICK HEYWARD
HEAVEN 17
T'PAU
TOYAH

Tickets available from 01603 660444 or Shrewsbury Music Hall 01743 281281
Via the web www.imlconcerts.co.uk
Spectacular firework finale. On sale Friday 29th February

We are pleased to announce another Here And Now summer show, this one at the legendary Ascot Racecourse

SATURDAY 9th AUGUST 2008: ASCOT RACECOURSE, BERKSHIRE

KID CREOLE AND THE COCONUTS
BANANARAMA
BELINDA CARLISLE
PAUL YOUNG
ABC
T'PAU
TOYAH

Tickets are offically on sale Friday 29th February but members of this site can purchase them as of now 

Tickets available from Ascot box office 0870 727 1234 between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday or 24 hours from www.ascot.co.uk

 Cash In The Attic - Lot Pictures
 Saturday 1st March, 2008 • Thanks to Merx..................................Pictures
The Calamity Jane full-size cut out, record player and signed 'The Blue Meaning' vinyl, from the Cash in the Attic auction.

 Cash In The Attic - Filming Pictures
 Saturday 1st March, 2008 • Thanks to Damon...............................Pictures
Pictures of Toyah at the filming of Cash in the Attic last Tuesday. The show will air on BBC1 in May.


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