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 JANUARY 2008 NEWS:
 Help create a Toyah 50th Birthday Tribute
 Sunday 27th January, 2008..........................................................Toyah50

 Vote for the Ultimate Top 50 Toyah Songs
 Sunday 27th January, 2008..........................................................Toyah50
Please email me your all-time favourite ten Toyah songs. The Top 50 will be compiled from votes and published on 18th May to help celebrate Toyah's 50th.

 Toyah talks dyslexia!
 Sunday 27th January, 2008...........................................................Internet
Screen captures from an interview with Toyah, talking about dyslexia. The one-minute clip can be viewed at YouTube by clicking on the captures.

 The State Presents… Punk Glam Rock Queen Toyah Willcox
 Saturday 26th January, 2008.......................................................Gigs/Live
The State Presents… Toyah Willcox - See the Fabulous Toyah Willcox & Full Band, Wednesday 20th February - See the Punk Glam Rock Queen performing Live! She is accompanied by her full live band. This will be The State Club's first Live Arena Event!

Those who have already booked will have the chance to transfer/refund.

 Toyah on TV
 Saturday 26th January, 2008.....................................................Television
Top Of The Pops 2 : Dave - Thursday 31st January : 8.30am
Top Of The Pops 2 : Dave Plus 1 - Thursday 31st January : 9.30am
Top Of The Pops 2 : Dave - Thursday 31st January : 1.30pm
Top Of The Pops 2 : Dave Plus 1 - Thursday 31st January : 2.30pm
More pop nostalgia and current music, introduced by Radio 2 stalwart Steve Wright. This edition includes a specially-recorded performance by Steve Balsamo. Plus Elvis Costello with 'Oliver's Army', Toyah performing 'It's a Mystery', Blur's 'Girls and Boys', and the camp classic 'It's Raining Men' by The Weather Girls.

Proud Parents : Channel 4 - Thursday 7th February : 1.05pm
Proud Parents : Channel 4 Plus 1 - Thursday 7th February : 2.05pm
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.

 Another 2008 Gig for Toyah/2008 Gig Guide Update
 Wednesday 23rd January, 2008 • Thanks to Paul.......................Gigs/Live
Another gig to add to Toyah's 2008 schedule. Clive Conway Celebrity Productions, who promoted An Audience with Toyah Willcox, are listing Toyah appearing at the Shugborough Music & Fireworks Weekend on Friday 1st August. Toyah will be introducing 3 acts and doing a 40 minute set with her own band at Shugborough at approx 8.45 - 9.25pm.

Wed 20th February - State Club - Lincoln, Gainsborough - Full band set
Fri 22nd February - Skegness - Full band set 
Fri 14th March - Minehead - Full band set 
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
Fri 1st August - Shugborough Music & Fireworks, Staffordshire
Sat 1st November - Embassy Ballroom, Selsey

 Bird In Flight/Tribal Look - 28 Years Ago This Week
 Wednesday 23rd January, 2008........................................................Music
This week 28, yes 28!, years ago the double-A-side 'Bird In Flight/Tribal Look' single was released. Both songs still sound amazing all these years later.

The Post Punk Progressive Pop Party, in their "On this date in music history" feature, say: "On this date in 1980, Toyah released their third single, "Bird In Flight". It was backed by "Tribal Look". Neither song was included on an album in it's studio form (though both were captured live on Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!) until the combined Sheep Farming In Barnet/The Blue Meaning combination was released on CD which included both tracks as bonuses. The Birmingham, England post punk/new wave singer stepped away from music in 1987 to concentrate on her acting career but has resurfaced with her band in recent years."

 Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!
 Wednesday 23rd January, 2008.....................................................Various
This rare South African magazine has just appeared on eBay. 

'Top Twenty' was published in May 1982, with Toyah on the cover and a two-page feature, "Tireless Toyah wants to be free", inside. There is another 'Top Twenty' magazine listed here, that includes a Toyah article.

Back To The 80s is the title of an article in today's Glasgow 'Evening Times' which reports on the two Eighties-inspired "festvals" taking place in Glasgow this Summer.

Toyah is mentioned in a 'This is Leicestershire' news article about The Big Questions, the Sunday morning show she recently guested on.

Toyah is also namechecked in a 'Daily Record' piece on Phil Daniels losing his iconic Quadrophenia coat.

 Toyah & Robert, 1985
 Wednesday 23rd January, 2008....................................................Pictures
Bert Lam from California Guitar Trio has recently added a very rare photo of Toyah and Robert (as well as himself and numerous others) to the Diary section of his band's website.

He says: "This morning I received a very interesting photo, taken in Oct 1985 at the end of my first Guitar Craft course with Robert Fripp at Claymont Court in West Virginia. This was the seventh course. In the photo you can see all the participants of the course. Behind me is Tony Geballe, and on the bottom right is Toyah Willcox; she got married with Robert shortly after."

Please click on the photo to visit Bert's Diary.

 National Numbers - An Interview with Toyah Willcox
 Sunday 20th January, 2008 • Thanks to Tony...........................Magazines
Please click below to read the full 'National Numbers' interview with Toyah.

 National Numbers - Cover Star Toyah & Interview
 Sunday 20th January, 2008 • Thanks to Tony...........................Magazines
Toyah was the cover star of a recent issue, around October 2007, of the 'National Numbers' magazine.

 Overseas Property TV
 Sunday 20th January, 2008.......................................................Television
Keep an eye out for Toyah on the Overseas Property TV channel. She is still pictured (see below) as one of the presenters on the network. It can be found on channel 287 on SKY. Click below to go to the website.

 Toyah Gig Guide 2008
 Sunday 20th January, 2008.........................................................Gigs/Live
Wed 20th February - State Club - Lincoln, Gainsborough - Headline gig 
Tue 26th February (date may change) - Skegness - Full band set 
Fri 14th March - Minehead - Full band set 
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 1st November - Embassy Ballroom, Selsey
 Another 2008 Gig for Toyah
 Sunday 20th January, 2008.........................................................Gigs/Live
The 'All Gigs' website have another 2008 Toyah gig listed, the Wisley Music Festival for June. The festival is a three-day event.

Wisley Music Festival 2008, Belinda Carlisle, Nick Heyward, Toyah, Altered Images @ RHS Garden - Wisley - Fri 13th June 2008

Three day music festival held in the beauriful Wisley Gardens, Surrey. This is an outdoor venue with no seating.

2008 lineup includes: Lesley Garrett, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Belinda Carlisle, Nick Heyward, Toyah, Altered Images, Counterfeit Stones and Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

RHS Gardens, Wisley, Woking, Surrey. GU23 6QB
Tel: 0845 260 9000

 Toyah on TV
 Sunday 20th January, 2008.......................................................Television
Never Mind The Buzzcocks : VH1 UK - Thursday 24th January : 10.00pm 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.

Top Of The Pops 2 : Dave - Thursday 31st January : 8.30am
Top Of The Pops 2 : Dave Plus 1 - Thursday 31st January : 9.30am
Top Of The Pops 2 : Dave - Thursday 31st January : 1.30pm
Top Of The Pops 2 : Dave Plus 1 - Thursday 31st January : 2.30pm
More pop nostalgia and current music, introduced by Radio 2 stalwart Steve Wright. This edition includes a specially-recorded performance by Steve Balsamo. Plus Elvis Costello with 'Oliver's Army', Toyah performing 'It's a Mystery', Blur's 'Girls and Boys', and the camp classic 'It's Raining Men' by The Weather Girls.

 Woman's Weekly - Toyah Willcox: 'I can't wait to be 50'
 Wednesday 16th January, 2008................................................Magazines
For anyone who didn't manage to get hold of the special Christmas/New Year bumper issue of 'Woman's Weekly' (dated 31st December 2007), with Toyah on the cover, I've scanned the interview/article. See below.

 Woman's Weekly - Toyah Interview
 Wednesday 16th January, 2008................................................Magazines
The Toyah interview/article from 'Woman's Weekly'. Please click to zoom.

 The Big Questions - More Screen Captures
 Monday 14th January, 2008.......................................................Television
More screen captures from yesterday's The Big Questions. A short clip from the 'Heal Ourselves' video was also shown. Toyah said this was her new single.

 The Big Questions - Screen Captures
 Monday 14th January, 2008.......................................................Television
A selection of screen captures from Toyah's appearance on yesterday's The Big Questions on BBC1.

 The Big Questions - Watch Online @ BBC i-Player
 Monday 14th January, 2008.......................................................Television
The edition of The Big Questions Toyah guested on is available to watch for the next six days at the BBC i-Player. Click below to go there.

 Secret Diary Of A Call Girl - Season 1 DVD - Update
 Saturday 12th January, 2008.......................................................Releases
Taken from the best selling, real life diaries of an up market escort, this is an eye-opening insight into the life of a London Call-girl. Belle (Piper) is an educated, witty young woman who loves her job... even if she has to keep it a secret from her friends and family. Juggling her two lives, and on some nights with clients, can make Belle's life complicated...

If you've wondered what goes on behind a call-girl's closed door, here's your chance; Belle is more than happy to let you watch... In each episode, Belle guides us through an aspect of the industry. - with wit, expertise and pride she tells us how she got it, why she got it and exactly what it involves.

This 2 disc set contains all 8 episodes of the complete first season.

Starring: Billie Piper, Cherie Lunghi, Iddo Goldberg, Toyah Willcox.

 Variety Magazine - 'Call' Goes To Showtime
 Saturday 12th January, 2008....................................................Press Clips
Showtime is bringing racy Blighty comedy "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" to the States -- thanks to an assist from former HBO supremo Chris Albrecht.

In Albrecht's first big deal since landing at IMG, Showtime has snapped up 20 half-hour episodes of "Call Girl." Skein, toplined by former "Doctor Who" star Billie Piper, was produced for ITV2 by Tiger Aspect, a leading Brit production company owned by IMG.

First eight episodes of "Call Girl" will air this summer. Second season of 12 segs begins lensing in Blighty next year. Greenblatt said he sees "Call Girl" -- which gave ITV2 its best ratings of the year -- as a cross between "Sex and the City" and "Californication."

"It has a great sensibility to it," he told Daily Variety. "It's more emotional than you think it's going to be. It's sexy and funny, but there's other stuff going on.

"Call Girl" has Piper playing a character with dual lives. By day, she's a legal secretary named Hannah; at night, she morphs into high-class hooker Belle.

Source: Variety: December 2007

 Toyah on TV
 Saturday 12th January, 2008.....................................................Television
The Big Questions : BBC1 - Sunday 13th January : 10.00am
A series of moral, ethical and religious debates on topical issues, hosted by Nicky Campbell and Sonia Deol from the Samworth Enterprise Academy in Leicester. On the panel are local Iman, Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra, Catholic columnist Cristina Odone, Surrey University chaplain Alexander Goldberg, and the feminist writer Julie Bindell. Toyah Willcox is the celebrity guest.

Brum : CBeebies - Tuesday 15th January : 8.40am
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.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks : VH1 UK - Thursday 24th January : 10.00pm 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.

 Leicester Mercury - TV Show To Be Filmed At Funeral-Row School
 Saturday 12th January, 2008....................................................Press Clips
A live Sunday morning religious television show will be filmed at a Leicester school this weekend.

Samworth Academy, in Saffron Lane, hit national headlines this week after a funeral was held at a church next to the building while pupils were in lessons.

On Sunday, the BBC1 show, The Big Question, hosted by Nicky Campbell, will be filmed at the Trenant Road school.

The live programme will include debates on Islam, contacting the dead and whether children should have a father figure. The show's panel will include the Bishop of Leicester Tim Stevens and singer and actress Toyah Willcox.

Series editor Jill Robinson said the issue of the funeral being held at the school, was nothing to do with the show being filmed at the academy. She said: "We filmed the show at the school back in November and it had very good facilities so we thought we would come back again.

"It was decided weeks ago. It is just a coincidence the school has been in the news this week.

"The issue of a funeral being held at the school is not something we would talk about on the show as that is a local issue."

Phyllippe Aaron, president of the Vaughan Way Spiritualist Church, in Leicester, will also be on hand to help answer the question: "Should we talk to the dead?" during the hour-long show.

* The Big Question will be on BBC1 from 10am on Sunday.

Source: Leicester Mercury: 12/01/2008

 Worcester News - Punk Rocker Backs Christmas Lights Campaign
 Saturday 12th January, 2008....................................................Press Clips
A former pink-haired punk from Pershore has added sparkle to a colourful campaign to bring back the town's Christmas lights.

Toyah Willcox, star of "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!", and husband Robert Fripp, a former rock star, have written in support of campaigners who marched in Pershore on Saturday to campaign for the return of good old-fashioned Christmas lights.

Toyah wrote to campaign organisers: "Both myself and my husband are very concerned that Pershore's Christmas lights are returned to the brilliant example of earlier years.

"We would love to see the Christmas lights restored to include the whole High Street and Bridge Street."

The march attracted about 60 people as campaigners carrying banners reading "Don't Give Us A Ghost Town" and "Bring Back Our Lights" made their way from the Pershore Bridges car park to the Civic Centre in Queen Elizabeth Drive to roars of support from traders who have had a difficult year following the floods.

Organiser Trudy Burge, 38, was joined on the march by son Aaron, 12, and daughter Tori, nine, as well as their friends, twins Lynda and Sue Forse, both nine, and Becky Williams, also nine.

Mrs Burge of Church Street, said: "We're over the moon to have Toyah's support. It's really nice to hear from someone in the public eye who feels as strongly about this as the rest of us. These lights light up people's lives - it's important."

Pershore Town Council decided not to put up the Christmas lights after health and safety tests deemed the buildings not strong enough to hold their weight.

The town council has agreed to put an allowance in next year's budget to carry out tests to see if the lights can be brought back. Mrs Burge, born and bred in the town, said councillors would pay through the ballot box if the lights were not twinkling this Christmas.

She added: "People are sick and fed up - they are really cross about this now. The old display was so unique and breathtaking."

Source: Worcester News: 07/01/2008

 Evesham Journal - Lights Protesters Take To The Streets
 Saturday 12th January, 2008....................................................Press Clips
More than 60 campaigners took to the streets of Pershore to campaign for the return of the town's popular Christmas lights.

The protest march began at Pershore Bridges on Saturday (5) morning with only a small amount of people, but as the group approached the town centre more and more people joined.

By the time they had reached their destination, at Wychavon Civic Centre, the group was made up of more people than organiser Trudy Burge, had ever expected.

She said: "When we were about to set off there were only around six of us there and I thought, oh no, it's just going to be me waving a board around. But as we approached the town these people came out of nowhere to join us.

"I was leading at the front and when I looked back and saw how many people were supporting us I could have cried. All the traders were outside their shops waving at us and we even had Pershore councillor Jane Daniels with us so that was fantastic."

The march ended up at the district council offices, where leader of the council Paul Middlebrough met the group. Pershore celebrity Toyah Willcox also supported the march, despite being in panto in Reading, by sending a good luck message to the protestors.

Pershore Town Clerk, Ann Dobbins, explained that anchor points on town buildings failed a pull test in 2006, making it unsafe to string lights across the street.

She said: "The council has the intention, the wish and the finance to restore the lights but the buildings to which the anchor points are fixed are unsuitable.

"Council agrees that the current decorations are not as they would wish but we are sure the town would not wish to see no lights at all.

Source: Evesham Journal: 07/01/2008

 The Telegraph - How To Lose Weight in 2008
 Tuesday 8th January, 2008.......................................................Press Clips
Farewell to the fat and the fads: Lucy Atkins weighs up the shape of diets to come, while celebrities share their homespun slimming tips:

TOYAH WILLCOX
Actress, singer

At this time of year, I always do panto, which does wonders for my figure. This year, I'm playing Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Hexagon in Reading and we do two shows a day most days. I get so fit on stage and want to keep it up afterwards.

I have very sensible eating habits and my tip is the most basic and simple law in the world: do not eat more calories than you can burn. I find it staggering that people don't get that. Because I'm going to hit 50 next year, I have a sensible breakfast of green tea and a bowl of bran flakes, and a good lunch such as a piece of salmon with spinach and fruit. I drink water all day, allow myself one more cup of tea and then I'll have a bowl of soup in the evening and a bowl of cereal before going to bed. No one can sleep if they are hungry and you need carbohydrates to help you relax.

I only allow myself 1,500 calories a day because that's all I need. If I go over that, I put on weight. I have worked that out for myself. I believe you can look better and better as you get older. I think people who go on about age being a bad thing are people who have lost their figures. If you can stay fit and slim, life is far more enjoyable.

Source: The Telegraph: 29/12/2007

 Jack & The Beanstalk 
 Tuesday 8th January, 2008 • Thanks to Dean................................Theatre
Jack & The Beanstalk, at the Reading Hexagon, has now finished its month long run. Toyah's panto for 2007 was a rip-roaring success.

During the show she sang Guns 'N Roses' 'Sweet Child O Mine', Take That's 'Rule The World' and musical number 'The Other Side Of The Tracks'.

 Review Of The Year - Toyah's 2007
 Tuesday 8th January, 2008........................................................Site News
2007 was yet another busy year for Toyah. 30 years after making Jubilee her career is still as hectic, and eclectic, as ever. Some of the highlights included:

Interviewed by the 'Daily Mail' (twice)... included in 'First' magazine's Back To The Future feature... Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde released on DVD... English Eccentrics 'How To Dress Sensibly' album, including Toyah track 'One Cup Of Tea'... continuing to play Siobhan in BBC Radio soap Silver Street... guesting at various Memoribilia/MusicMania events... 80's gigs at Butlins... Toyah music finally available at iTunes... Guest speaking at FAME: The Creative Industries Show... guested on The Sarah Kennedy Show on BBC Radio 2... auction antics on Dickinson's Real Deal on ITV1... more 'Here And Now' concerts... numerous appearances on BBC's Through The Keyhole... the Picnic Concerts during the Summer... The Official Toyah MySpace launches... 

Faith & Music documentary repeated on ITV1... The Corn Is Green finally released on DVD (but only in the US)...Toyah plays at The Club in Stoke... The Ebony Tower released on DVD (as part of a Laurence Olivier box set)... in the celebrity audience for Tiswas Reunited... 'London Lite' interview... interviewed in 'The Times' (twice)... interviewed in 'Manchester Evening News'... played live at Blackpool Pride... The Humans... guest presenting ITV1's Loose Women... Quadrophenia Reunion... interviewed in 'SFX' magazine... Saving Planet Earth... 'Magic Of The Eighties' concert... new Toyah images and promo videos... interviewed in the 'Guardian'... interviewed in 'Culture' magazine...

Interviewed in 'Scotland on Sunday'... Eighties Toyah songs included on 'Electrax' and 'No.1 Woman Album' compilation CDs... Blue Marigold, Toyah's Tales Of The Unexpected episode released on DVD... playing Billie Piper's mum in Secret Diary Of A Call Girl on ITV2... guesting on BBC1's The One Show... live Humans gigs in Estonia... 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' Toyah's first commercially released single for 13 years... previews of new songs co written by Toyah & Simon Darlow... new 2008 album title revealed: 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen'... The Official Toyah YouTube channel launches... Ready Steady Cook... Toyah opens A Taste Of Pershore...

Guests at the Women Of The Year lunch & Awards... The Official Toyah website relaunched... The People's 50 Million Lottery Giveaway... cover star of 'GScene' magazine... played Jack in Jack & The Beanstalk in Reading... nominated for Birmingham's Walk of Stars... interviewed in 'New!' magazine (twice)... turned on Bracknell's Christmas Lights... played at two SAS Band Christmas shows... interviewed at BBC Berkshire... guested on BBC1's This Week... guested on Channel Five's Cooking The Books... guested on BBC Breakfast on Christmas Eve... cover star of the Christmas issue of 'Woman's Weekly'...

 Official Toyah - Toyah's New Year Blog
 Tuesday 8th January, 2008............................................................Internet
Toyah's New Year Blog has been added to the Official Toyah MySpace and www.toyahwillcox.com. Read up on all of Toyah's festive/panto news...
 Top Ten Toyah Moments of 2007
 Sunday 6th January, 2008..........................................................Site News
Toyah has had a very busy 2007. Here are, what Dreamscape considered, the Top Ten Moments: 

1. 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)'
2. The beautifully redesigned/relaunched Official Toyah Willcox website
3. New images/videos - Toyah's most visually interesting year since the 80s
4. Toyah still sporadically gigging all over the place
5. Back To The Future - Recreating a classic 80s look
6. The Humans/Preview clips of 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' songs.
7. Toyah on TV - Every week of 2007
8. Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
9. Ending the year as cover star of 'Woman's Weekly'
10. Dreamscape's 25 Years of The Changeling (slightly self indulgent - sorry!)

 Toyah on The Big Questions
 Sunday 6th January, 2008.........................................................Television
Toyah will guest on BBC1's The Big Questions next Sunday morning.

 Secret Diary Of A Call Girl - Season 1 DVD
 Sunday 6th January, 2008...........................................................Releases
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl: The Complete Season 1 is available to buy on DVD from tomorrow.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl, starring Billie Piper (Doctor Who), is the sexually explicit story of a beautiful woman who leads the ultimate double life. To her parents Hannah is a legal secretary, which often involves late night work. To her clients, Belle is whatever they want her to be. However, her moto of never getting emotionally involved with her clients is soon put to the test. Follow Hannah/Belle's adventures and mishaps in this eight-part mini series.

Region 2, 1 disc, Running Time: 177 minutes.

 Toyah in the Daily Mail & The Guardian
 Sunday 6th January, 2008........................................................Press Clips
Toyah is included in two articles, in the 'Guardian' and 'Daily Mail', published on the 1st and 2nd January respectively.

Guardian: Never gonna give it up: 80s stars cash in on thirtysomething pop nostalgia boom

Toyah Willcox, who has appeared on several tours, said the arrangement suited her: "The concert isn't under my name. I'm not having to be a guarantor to fees. That might sound cold and mercenary and not very artistic, but it's pretty important." She insists the artists get on. "You can't do that kind of package tour with an ego, you'd get laughed out of the door."

While Denton admits that some artists have taken more coaxing than others to agree to only play their hits , Willcox had no such qualms. "I've always played all the old songs. I'd go and see Peter Gabriel or Madonna and be surprised if they didn't play all the hits. People don't want to come and hear the B-sides," she said.

The timing was also important. When Denton launched Here & Now the 80s were no longer seen as naff. It was also an era when pop stars had strong images and wrote hits that echo down the years.

He doubted whether today's X Factor stars would sell out arenas in 20 years time. Wilcox added: "In the 80s, we were all writing for stadiums even if only two or three got to play them. The choruses are for the audience, not the artists."

She also noted the appetite for nostalgia-based TV, from Doctor Who to Strictly Come Dancing. "When I'm singing It's a Mystery or I Want to be Free I'm communicating with a time in people's lives," she said. "You go out and do what you're best at: performing hits everyone wants to hear."

Daily Mail: Never gonna give up: 80s stars back on top as sell-out nostalgia tour reaches Far East

Toyah Willcox, who has appeared on several tours, says that the show is satisfing the appetite for nostalgia-based music: "When I'm singing It's a Mystery or I Want to be Free I'm communicating with a time in people's lives," she said.

Read the full Guardian article here and the full Daily Mail one here.

 Quoting Toyah!
 Sunday 6th January, 2008........................................................Press Clips
A number of newspapers and websites, including AOL and the 'Huddersfield Examiner', have picked up on Toyah's comment in her December 'Daily Mail' article:

I don’t attend parties to be snapped by the paparazzi. I go to celebrate the liberation and freedom of being an ’old bird’ on the razzle” - Actress Toyah Willcox, 49.

 Toyah on TV
 Sunday 6th January, 2008.........................................................Television
Brum : CBeebies - Wednesday 9th January : 8.40am
Brum and The Airport Adventure. The adventures of a little car who lives in a motor museum, narrated by Toyah Willcox. When precious gems are stolen from a famous celebrity at the airport, Brum is soon on the trail of the two thieves.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks : VH1 UK - Thursday 10th January : 10.00pm
Another edition of the classic comedy pop quiz with special guests Toyah, Tony Wright, Saul Davies and John Moloney. Mark Lamarr presents.

The Big Questions : BBC1 - Sunday 13th January : 10.00am
A series of moral, ethical and religious debates on topical issues, hosted by Nicky Campbell and Sonia Deol from the Samworth Enterprise Academy in Leicester. On the panel are local Iman, Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra, Catholic columnist Cristina Odone, Surrey University chaplain Alexander Goldberg, and the feminist writer Julie Bindell. Toyah Willcox is the celebrity guest.

 Grassington Festival 2008
 Sunday 6th January, 2008...........................................................Gigs/Live
Chart-topping classical supremo Aled Jones, rising jazz star Clare Teal, Irish funny man Dara O’Briain and eighties pop and rock icons Toyah Willcox and Doctor and The Medics make for a sensational mix of music, comedy and performance for the four night Festival in the Field marquee events, which will round up Grassington Festival’s fortnight of music and the arts next June.

Read the full article and visit the Grassington website here.

 Happy Christmas From The Stars
 Sunday 6th January, 2008 • Thanks to Worrapolava.....................Internet
Christmas is over but, for anyone, like me, who hasn't listened to vinyl for many moons, and was curious about the 'Happy Christmas From The Stars' Advent entry (see below). It is available to listen to online. Click below to listen.

It is also available at The Word magazine website. 

 Happy New Year
 Sunday 6th January, 2008...............................................Happy New Year

[ SUPERFEATURE: 25 Years of The Changeling ]

[ SUPERFEATURE: Jubilee - Toyah is Mad! ]

[ SUPERFEATURE: Toyah's GLITTERing beginning! ]

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