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 OCTOBER 2007 NEWS:
 Latex Messiah - iTunes Chart 
 Wednesday 31st October, 2007.......................................................Music
Happy Halloween to all Dreamscape's visitors. The great news this October 31st is that Toyah's 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' is currently number 30 on the iTunes Plus Top 100 Downloads Chart, and, better still, number six in the iTunes Plus Rock chart. It is also no. 92 in the general iTunes Rock chart. Keep downloading!!

 The Official Toyah YouTube - New Interview
 Wednesday 31st October, 2007.......................................................Music
Screen captures from the new Toyah interview at YouTube. The first part of the interview can be viewed at the Toyah YouTube channel. She talks 'Latex Messiah', 'Lesser God' and religion to Kristian Wilding. Click below to view it.

 The Official Toyah YouTube - Lesser God Preview Clip
 Wednesday 31st October, 2007.......................................................Music
A couple of screen captures from the YouTube preview of another new Toyah song, 'Lesser God'. Click on the captures to view the clip.

 Toyah Gig Guide 2007/08
 Wednesday 31st October, 2007..........................................................Gigs
Saturday 10th November - The Firecracker Ball - Harrogate - Here & Now
Wednesday 20th February - State Club - Lincoln, Gainsborough - Headline gig
Tuesday 26th February (date may change) - Skegness - Full band set
Friday 14th March - Minehead - Full band set
Saturday 28th June - Grassington Festival, Yorkshire - Full band set
 The Official Toyah Willcox Website - Relaunched!
 Tuesday 30th October, 2007.........................................................Internet
The Official Toyah Willcox Website relaunched yesterday evening, with a striking new design. The site has been completely revamped and has new sections, beautiful new Toyah photographs, new song clips, expanded Music pages, a fantastic user-friendly Discography, and much more. An amazing new home for all things Toyah, befitting her breathtaking 30-year career. Kudos to the team at www.toyahwillcox.com.

 Latex Messiah - Available EXCLUSIVELY at iTunes - NOW!!
 Tuesday 30th October, 2007.............................................................Music
The countdown is over, and as of yesterday (or Sunday night for a few of you) Toyah's stonking new single, 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)', has been available to download. The single, written by Toyah and Simon Darlow, is exclusively obtainable through iTunes - and is available worldwide. Thanks to Toyah and Simon.

 Toyah in The HoLEY vOid
 Tuesday 30th October, 2007...............................................Radio/Podcast
Toyah will be a special guest star in episode 4 of a new Podcast radio series HoLEY vOid. She plays the character Dusty Strangefield, girlfriend of Star le Strange, who is leader of a nomadic group of biker-type aliens called Strangels. Dusty is a central character to episode 4 who develops a penchant for PVC and consequently finds her own place in the group. Podcast release dates available soon.

Source: toyahwillcox.com: 29/10/2007

 Latex Messiah Countdown - One day & counting! - Viva La Toyah!
 Sunday 28th October, 2007..............................................................Music
You should've stayed in bed! but not tomorrow, because tomorrow 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' is available for download. Blast it from your computer, burn it to CD, or stick it on your iPod and play it all day long! The song will be available from iTunes and other online music stores. Check out the Official Toyah MySpace and www.toyahwillcox.com for more info, or watch the 'Latex Messiah' video at the Official Toyah YouTube channel.

 Ready Steady Cook - Screen Captures
 Sunday 28th October, 2007......................................................Television
Toyah, sampling the variety of dishes created from her shopping bag. She declared it "real girlie food!". The red kitchen won by two votes and Toyah was presented with her Ready Steady Cook trophy.

 Ready Steady Cook - Screen Captures
 Sunday 28th October, 2007......................................................Television
More Ready Steady Cook screen caps.

 Ready Steady Cook - Screen Captures
 Sunday 28th October, 2007......................................................Television
As promised, more screen captures from Ready Steady Cook. Toyah brought along chocolate, mini marshmallows and cherries.

 Toyah on Sky Movies/TV
 Sunday 28th October, 2007......................................................Television
Celebrity Masterchef : UKTV Food - Thu 1st/Fri 2nd November 
Various air dates/times - See 20th October News (below) for info

Most Fertile Man In Ireland: Sky Movies Comedy - Fri 9th Nov : 6.10am

 IC Cannock - Toyah on a determined health kick
 Saturday 27th October, 2007...................................................Press Clips
Toyah is interviewed at 'IC Cannock', She talks National Service, vegetarianism and healthy eating, cupping(?), I'm A Celebrity..., touring, facelifts, youth culture and more in an entertaining article. Click the screenshot for the full interview. Toyah opens Birmingham's Natural Living Show next Saturday morning.

 It's Cabaret!- CD repackaged again!
 Saturday 27th October, 2007 • Thanks to Michael............................Music
'Cabaret' has been repackaged yet again. This, by my reckoning, is the fifth version available on CD since 1997, and the second in 2007!

'Toyah Willcox & Nigel Planer: It's Cabaret!' was issued on 8th October through HHO Licensing, the same label responsible for April's 'Cabaret: Songs From The Broadway Musical'. 

The tracklisting appears to be exactly the same as previous versions.

 Ready Steady Cook - Screen Captures
 Saturday 27th October, 2007.....................................................Television
A few screen caps from Toyah's guest appearance on Wednesday's Ready Steady Cook. She was in the red kitchen and the audience voted her the winner. The other guest, in the green kitchen, was Carol Decker. More caps soon.

 Latex Messiah Countdown - Two days & counting! - Videos
 Saturday 27th October, 2007............................................................Music
Toyah, along with Adam Ant, really used promo videos to their full potential in the early 80's. Although not all the singles had videos to accompany them, the ones that did were always interesting and memorable.

Toyah's new single has a video(s) specifiically made for her MySpace and YouTube Channel, including the above "retro" clip. 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' is available for download in two days time.

 The Humans are Live!
 Saturday 27th October, 2007............................................................Music
The Humans play the last of their three Estonia gigs tonight. 

 Nottingham Evening Post - The Rivals
 Saturday 27th October, 2007...................................................Press Clips
GMTV presenter Lorraine Kelly has been appointed to support cycle charity Sustrans' Connect2 project.

This is a UK-wide project that aims to improve local travel in 79 communities by creating new walking and cycling routes for those everyday journeys.

TV wildlife and survival expert Ray Mears will represent the Eden Project's scheme The Edge. This will create a new bio-dome featuring the arid and semi-arid areas of the world.

The plans also include an underground museum at the Cornwall attraction.

Toyah Willcox goes back to her Black Country roots to support the Black Country as an Urban Park bid.

This aims to open up the green spaces to ensure more than 800,000 people will live within walking distance of an attractive, safe environment.

Source: thisisnottingham: 25/10/2007

 Jack & The Beanstalk - More new Toyah pictures
 Friday 26th October, 2007..........................................................///Theatre
As mentioned earlier in the week, www.readingarts.com have added a new Gallery of pictures of the stars of Jack & The Beanstalk. Click below to look.

 Latex Messiah Countdown - Three days & counting! - Video Caps
 Friday 26th October, 2007................................................................Music
Another look at some screen captures from the MySpace/YouTube video for 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)'. The single is available for download in three days time.

 Toyah on TV
 Friday 26th October, 2007.........................................................Television
Apologies to anyone who tuned in (do people still say that?) to VH1 on Wednesday night hoping to see a retro edition of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, with Toyah guesting. The channel decided to change the scheduled show, despite all the TV guides advertising the one with Toyah and SKY Planner still listing the Toyah edition as the programme was being broadcast.

On a more positive note, please check back to Dreamscape soon for screen captures from Toyah's appearance on Ready Steady Cook on Wednesday.

 Latex Messiah Countdown - Four days & counting! - Singles Sleeves
 Thursday 25th October, 2007............................................................Music
The covers of Toyah's 21 previous single releases; from the bizarre (Victims Of The Riddle, 1979) to the artistic (Thunder In The Mountains, 1981), from the beautiful (Brave New World, 1982) to the bland (Out Of The Blue, 1994). 

The instantly recognisable Toyah logo featured on the first 12 singles (though only on the reverse of the 'Four More From Toyah' sleeve), and again on the fourteenth single, 'The Vow'. 

The logo, for the first time in 24 years, appears on another Toyah single sleeve; 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)'. That single is available for download in four days time.

 Toyah on yesterday's ITV1 Lunchtime News
 Wednesday 24th October, 2007................................................Television
Toyah appeared, albeit very briefly, on yesterday afternoon's ITV1 Lunchtime News. They showed a clip from her 'People's £50 Million Lottery Giveaway' video.

 The People's £50 Million Lottery Giveaway
 Wednesday 24th October, 2007................................................Television
Toyah is taking part in 'The People's £50 Million Lottery Giveaway' - £50 million, four competitors and only one winner. Toyah has thrown her weight behind The Black Country Project. 

Not only will our project entice visitors to discover the Black Country, but more than 800,000 people will live within walking distance of a much needed attractive, safe environment. Toyah Willcox goes back to her Black Country roots to support the Black Country as an Urban Park bid.

Click on the screenshot above to find out all about 'The People's £50 Million Lottery Giveaway', the Black Country Project and watch Toyah's video.

 Latex Messiah Countdown - Five days & counting! - Discography
 Wednesday 24th October, 2007.......................................................Music
'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' is the first ever digital single of a 28-year music career and Toyah's 22nd commercial single release. 'Little Tears Of Love', from 2002, was a limited release and isn't included in the list. 

Here is the full (UK) Singles Discography:

Victims Of The Riddle [1979]
SHEEP FARMING IN BARNET AP (Neon Womb) [1979]
Bird In Flight/Tribal Look [1980]
Ieya [1980]
Danced (Live) [1980]
FOUR FROM TOYAH EP (It's A Mystery) [1981]
I Want To Be Free [1981]
Thunder In The Mountains [1981]
FOUR MORE FROM TOYAH EP (Good Morning Universe) [1981]
Brave New World [1982]
Ieya '82 [1982]
Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard) [1982]
Rebel Run [1983]
The Vow [1983]
Don't Fall In Love (I Said) [1985]
Soul Passing Through Soul [1985]
World In Action [1985]
Echo Beach [1987]
Moonlight Dancing [1987]
Out Of The Blue [1994]
Now And Then [1994]
Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You) [2007]

'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' is available for download in five days time.

 Jack & The Beanstalk - Toyah Interview
 Wednesday 24th October, 2007 • Thanks to Dean.........................Theatre
Toyah is interviewed at www.readingarts.com. She is, of course, in panto at the Reading Hexagon this Christmas in Jack & The Beanstalk. The website has been updated with other panto goodies, including a Photo Gallery, Cast Profiles and info on the show, which opens on Saturday 8th December. Click below to read the interview.

Check back to Dreamscape soon for more Jack & The Beanstalk "stuff"!

 Latex Messiah Countdown - Six days & counting! - Re-Invention
 Tuesday 23rd October, 2007.............................................................Music
Toyah has given us a slew of new, colourful images in 2007. She hasn't been "re-inventing" herself this much since 1983. The 'Latex Messiah' look is probably the closest to her unforgettable early 80's imagery. 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' is available for download in six days time.

 Ready Steady Cook - Picture
 Tuesday 23rd October, 2007.........................................................Pictures
A sneak-preview from Toyah's appearance on Ready Steady Cook. This programme airs tomorrow afternoon on BBC2 at 4.30pm.

 The Official Toyah website - Something wicked is on its way
 Monday 22nd October, 2007.........................................................Internet
Check out the Official Toyah website for a great new picture of Toyah. The new look Official site relaunches next Monday. It looks like it'll be amazing.

My Official website will soon be relaunched with a whole new look. It will re-open on Monday 29 October to mark the release of my first ever digital single release Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You) which will make your iPod really rock.

Be proud, be loud... be digital

Toyah x

 Latex Messiah Countdown - Seven days & counting! - Wallpaper
 Monday 22nd October, 2007............................................................Music
Download your exclusive Latex Messiah desktop at myspace.com/toyahofficial to mark the release of Toyah's first ever digital single release.

And then, from Monday 22nd October, check out toyahwillcox.com and The Official Toyah MySpace regularly in the exciting run-up to the single's release.

'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' is available for download in seven days time.

 Toyah on TV - Never Mind The Buzzcocks
 Monday 22nd October, 2007.....................................................Television
Never Mind The Buzzcocks : VH1 UK - Wednesday 24th October : 9.30pm
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.
 Toyah on TV - Update
 Monday 22nd October, 2007.....................................................Television
Most Fertile Man In Ireland: Sky Movies Comedy- Mon 22nd Oct: 2.45pm
Most Fertile Man In Ireland: Sky Movies Comedy- Mon 22nd Oct: 11.45pm

What Women Really Want : UKTV Bright Ideas - Wed 24th Oct : 6.30am
What Women Really Want : UKTV Bright Ideas - Wed 24th Oct : 2.30pm.

Tales Of The Unexpected : ITV3 - Wed 24th Oct : 2.00pm
Tales Of The Unexpected : ITV3 Plus 1 - Wed 24th Oct : 3.00pm

Ready Steady Cook : BBC2 - Wednesday 24th October : 4.30pm

Celebrity Masterchef : UKTV Food - Thu 1st November : 9.00am 
Various air dates/times - See 20th October News for info

 Reading Arts - The Hexagon's panto is selling fast!
 Sunday 21st October, 2007...........................................................Theatre
This years panto - Jack and The Beanstalk is with us from Sat 8 Dec to Sun 6 Jan and some performances are selling out fast!

We are delighted to have Toyah Willcox in the starring role of Jack. One of Britains biggest household names Toyah has had a varied career in music, tv and film. She is looking forward to getting into the Christmas spirit -“I love that you get three generations of one family in the audience. 

On playing Jack Toyah said: “The challenge is bringing something to the show and for the audience to go away thinking ‘we haven’t seen that before’, I’ve played Jack three times. I want to entertain the audience as if it’s George Michael playing Wembley,” laughed Toyah.

We will be welcoming back one of the UK's leading dames - Chris Lillicrap and also Harvey James (who played Wishy Washy in Aladdin) who never fails to delight children and adults alike. 

Also starring as Burp (boo hiss..) is Simon Ludders - CBBC's Young Dracula, with Buttercup the Cow  who is is over the Moooooon to be at the Hexagon for this year’s panto!

Tickets start at just £10 and are available from the box office on 0118 960 6060 or online.

Source: thehexagon.co.uk: 10/2007

 Latex Messiah Countdown - Eight days & counting! - Simon Darlow
 Sunday 21st October, 2007 • Thanks to Behind The Lake................Music
'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' is a collaboration by Toyah and Simon Darlow. The pair have written a number of songs together. As a songwriting duo they composed;

Rebel Run, Haunted, Don't Fall In Love (I Said), I'll Serve You Well, Space Between The Sounds, Dear Diary, and Invisible Love.

Simon Darlow also, with Toyah and various others, co-wrote; Love Is The Law, Martian Cowboy, Remember and Goodbye Baby.

Simon has contributed to the Toyah albums Love Is The Law, Minx, Desire, Take The Leap! and, the forthcoming, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen.

'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' is available for download in eight days time.

 Latex Messiah Countdown - Nine days & counting! - Latex image
 Saturday 20th October, 2007...........................................................Music
The two pictures available, so far, that are regarded as the 'Latex Messiah' look. These were taken by Dean Stockings. 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' is available for download in nine days time.

 The Humans - The Live shows are coming
 Saturday 20th October, 2007...................................................News Clips
Numerous overseas websites are reporting on The Humans' forthcoming gigs, taking place in Estonia next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

THE HUMANS live show is song based but the songs are deconstructed down to the bones of raw experience exposing human nature and irony. Comparisons are always misleading but if The White Stripes met with the vocal adventures of Lou Reed, Kate Bush, Gabriel and Beefheart then you might get a flavour of things to come...

Toyah Willcox began her public life as a stage and television actress, but it is her musical activities that brought about her first real fame. In 1978 she founded the band Toyah. Her singing career took off with hits such as "I Want To Be Free" and "It's A Mystery". In 1983, she was voted Best Female Singer at the British Rock and Pop Awards and in 1986 she married avant-garde musician, Robert Fripp.

William "Bill" Rieflin is a contemporary musician and is currently drumming for R.E.M.. In the past he has worked with Ministry, the Revolting Cocks, KMFDM, Pigface, Swans, Chris Cornell, Nine Inch Nails and many others. He is one of the founders of the independent music label First World Music.

Chris Wong is a professional guitarist, bass guitarist, arranger, orchestrator, composer, and musical director. He has worked with artists such as Phil Watts, Mark Rattray, Rox Clayton Scott, and many others. Currently he is Toyah Willcox's musical director and guitarist.

The most unusual concerts of Jazzkaar’s Autumn Jazz bring together rock musicians from the USA, UK and Germany – Toyah Willcox, Bill Rieflin and Chris Wong as The Humans and Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter as Tuner.

Thursday 25th October - Tallin Rock Cafe, Estonia 
Friday 26th October - Tartu, Jaani Church, Estonia 
Saturday 27th October - Viljandi, Estonia

Source: www.jazzkaar.ee

 Toyah on TV
 Saturday 20th October, 2007....................................................Television
Celebrity Masterchef : UKTV Food - Thu 1st November : 9.00am 
Celebrity Masterchef : UKTV Food Plus 1 - Thu 1st November : 10.00am 
Celebrity Masterchef : UKTV Food - Thu 1st November : 3.00pm 
Celebrity Masterchef : UKTV Food Plus 1 - Thu 1st November : 4.00pm 
Celebrity Masterchef : UKTV Food - Thu 1st November : 9.00pm 
Celebrity Masterchef : UKTV Food Plus 1 - Thu 1st November : 10.00pm 
Celebrity Masterchef : UKTV Food - Fri 2nd November : 00.30am
Celebrity Masterchef : UKTV Food Plus 1 - Fri 2nd November : 1.30am
Chef and restaurateur John Torode and food writer Greg Wallace are looking for the country's top celebrity chef. Kristian Digby, Sue Perkins and Toyah Willcox take on three tests for a place in the quarter finals. They must invent two dishes from scratch in 50 minutes, using only ingredients they've been given. Then they must cook lunch for paying customers at London restaurant Addendum.
 Geisha Toyah? - Another new look 
 Friday 19th October, 2007............................................................Pictures
The Official Toyah YouTube is soon to be updated with another exclusive Toyah video. Below is a picture from the video set, with yet another awesome Toyah look for 2007. This is possibly from the 'Lesser God' video clip.

 Latex Messiah Countdown - Ten days & counting! - Inspiration
 Friday 19th October, 2007................................................................Music
We are having a bit of a 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' countdown. Toyah's first single for 13 years (the awesome 'Little Tears Of Love', from 2002, was a limited edition release) is available for download in ten days time.

'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' is the first bona-fide Toyah single since 'Now and Then' back in 1994. The digital artwork for the single is inspired by the beautiful artwork for Toyah's 1981 single 'Thunder In The Mountains'.

 Evesham Journal - Toyah at A Taste of Pershore
 Friday 19th October, 2007........................................................Press Clips
A family fun day organised to put the smile back on the faces of Pershore people is being hailed as a great success.

The Taste of Pershore event took place last Saturday (13) and gave the hundreds of visitors the opportunity to browse around the town's selection of shops, pick up some locally produced food and drink and be entertained by a wide selection of activities.

Pershore resident and famous singer Toyah Willcox, was on hand to open the event and was happy to chat to the locals as well as sign autographs for the crowds.

Town Mayor Val Wood praised the efforts of those who arranged the day and was very pleased with how it went. She said: "It was a lovely day and had exactly the effect we wanted it to. The smiles were back on the faces of the people and the town's traders who have been hit very hard by the floods.

"The idea was to show to people that Pershore is back alive and kicking again and it certainly did the trick."

Crowds were entertained by performances by Pershore Brass, Pershore Choir, clowns, jugglers, strolling minstrels, dancers and the younger element enjoyed some face painting.

The next big day on Pershore's calender is November 24 when the town's Christmas lights will be switched on.

Source: eveshamjournal.co.uk: 18/09/2007

 The Official Toyah YouTube Channel
 Friday 19th October, 2007................................................................Music
Please click below to subscribe to Toyah's Official YouTube channel:

 Toyah on TV - Ready Steady Cook *update*
 Friday 19th October, 2007.........................................................Television
Ready Steady Cook : BBC2 - Wednesday 24th October : 4.30pm
Chefs battle against the clock, inventing dishes in just 20 minutes. Today, singers Toyah Willcox and Carol Decker help chefs Toby Tobin and James Tanner. Presented by Ainsley Harriott.

**Please note change of date**

 Women Of The Year 2007
 Wednesday 17th October, 2007 • Thanks to AW...........................Pictures
Toyah attended the Women Of The Year Lunch & Awards on Monday afternoon at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London. Here are some pictures of her at this week's event, along with a photo of Toyah and Princess Diana, at the same event in 1987.

Toyah said, in 2003, of that meeting: "I met Diana at the Woman Of The Year Awards in 1987. She sat next to me at lunch and we were talking about her children. It was just before the news started to emerge about trouble in her marriage. In retrospect it was fascinating, because she told me all she cared about in the world was the future of William and Harry and that they'd be happy, so she must have known she'd be in danger of being parted from them. This is my favourite photograph because I am passionate about her. I don't want her to be wiped out of history."

 A Taste of Pershore - Another opening photo
 Wednesday 17th October, 2007 • Thanks to Paul Stephens.........Pictures
Another picture of Toyah at A Taste of Pershore last Saturday. She opened the event at Pershore Town Hall at 10am.

 TONTIN£ - Screen Captures
 Wednesday 17th October, 2007 • Thanks to Dean....................Television
A few screen captures from the quiz show Toyah has been developing, for Eccentric Games Ltd, TONTIN£. She mentioned this in her Official Diary a couple of times. These caps are from the, so far not yet broadcast, pilot show. They are taken from Toyah's RDF Management showreel, which lasts for eight minutes and focuses on Toyah's work as a TV presenter. There is no current information on when, or where, this show will be aired.

 The Corn Is Green - European DVD's
 Wednesday 17th October, 2007..................................................Releases
The covers for the German (Das Korn ist Grün) and Spanish (El Trigo esta Verde) Region 2 The Corn Is Green DVD's. You may remember this should have been released in the UK last year but, for some reason, it wasn't, except as part of a Katharine Hepburn boxed set of films.

 The Changeling - Dreamscape's 25 Year Celebration - Update
 Tuesday 16th October, 2007.......................................................Site News
I've added a few more bits and pieces to the '25 Years of The Changeling' page:

 Birmingham Mail - Toyah has a city date
 Tuesday 16th October, 2007....................................................Press Clips
Birmingham-born pop star and TV celebrity Toyah Willcox will be letting everyone see she's a spiritual girl at heart when she opens the city's Natural Living Show.

The 49-year-old Kings Heath-born former punk rocker and actress, who trained at the city's Old Rep Drama School, will be answering questions about her personal experiences along the holistic and spiritual path.

The show will include workshops and demonstrations from more than 50 leading local and national complementary health and holistic practitioners - from herbalists and homeopaths to psychics, astrologers and healers.

A member of the Prince of Wales Foundation for Integrated Health, the show bridges the gap between the NHS and complementary medicine.

BBC TV's Joe Hoare will host a workshop called Spice Up Your Laugh Life. Author Nick Williams will appear on Sunday.

The show is on November 3 and 4 at the Clarendon Suites in Stirling Road, Edgbaston.

For more details visit the website www.naturalhealthshows.co.uk

Source: Birmingham Mail: 09/2007

 The Changeling - Dreamscape's 25 Year Celebration - Update
 Sunday 14th October, 2007.......................................................Site News
Thanks for all the positive feedback, on the forum, by email and messages via MySpace, regarding the, much delayed, '25 Years of The Changeling' "Super Feature"!

I really do appreciate all the comments. It took a fair while to decide how I would lay it out and then piece it together etc, so to know that you like it is really encouraging and makes the time spent on it worthwhile. A few of you mentioned doing similar with 'Anthem', 'The Blue Meaning' and updating the 'Love Is The Law 20th Anniversary' page. All I will say for now is... never say never... ;)

I must also thank Andi again as he contributed a lot of the content.

Speaking of content, I have just updated the feature with 'The Changeling/Brave New World' press adverts, and a small section on the iconic 'Brave New World' imagery.

Any extra bits and pieces relating to 'The Changeling' period will be added as and when I unearth it. 

 Toyah opens A Taste of Pershore
 Sunday 14th October, 2007 • Thanks to Paul Stephens................Pictures
A lovely picture of Toyah opening A Taste of Pershore yesterday. Toyah's husband, Robert, attended the event with her. Toyah posed for numerous photos with various officials and also some of the street performers. She spoke briefly about supporting the High Street's trade, and hoped everyone enjoyed the day. Check back soon for another of Paul's great photos.

 SAS Band - Toyah Willcox sings deal with Zomba
 Sunday 14th October, 2007..........................................................Internet
The Official SAS Band website recently included a news story on Toyah's publishing deal with Zomba. They also used the 'Latex Messiah' digital sleeve image. Toyah played two gigs, as guest vocalist on three songs, with The SAS Band last December.

 The Changeling - Dreamscape's 25 Year Celebration!
 Saturday 13th October, 2007.....................................................Site News
Dreamscape's look back at 'The Changeling', celebrating it's 25th Anniversary, is now online. I hope you all enjoy it.

 Toyah Forum
 Friday 12th October, 2007.............................................................Internet
Check out the new look Toyah Forum (there's even some new smilies!!)

 Target30 - Quadrophenia Convention 08
 Friday 12th October, 2007...............................................................Events
The first ad/flyer for next April's Target30: Quadrophenia Convention.

 Toyah on TV *update*
 Friday 12th October, 2007.........................................................Television
What Women Really Want : UKTV Bright Ideas - Fri 19th Oct : 6.30am
What Women Really Want : UKTV Bright Ideas - Fri 19th Oct : 2.30pm
Girlfriends. Get up close and personal with the female psyche in this pacy new series featuring feisty celebrity opinions and gripping true-life stories. In this episode, Jenny Eclair, Toyah Willcox, Jodie Marsh and Sarah Cawood discuss why their girlfriends are so important to them. Discover which celeb hates her own company, and who admits that even her best mates bitch about her behind her back. Miaow! Narrated by Ulrika Jonsson.

Most Fertile Man In Ireland: Sky Movies Comedy- Mon 22nd Oct: 2.45pm
Most Fertile Man In Ireland: Sky Movies Comedy- Mon 22nd Oct: 11.45pm
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.

Ready Steady Cook : BBC2 - Wednesday 24th October : 4.30pm

What Women Really Want : UKTV Bright Ideas - Wed 24th Oct : 6.30am
What Women Really Want : UKTV Bright Ideas - Wed 24th Oct : 2.30pm
Money. It's grumpy old men with heels on! Er no, it's feisty high-profile women of all ages giving forth on everything from sex and singledom to plastic surgery and pregnancy. Today's hot topic is money - find out what Toyah Willcox, Jenny Eclair, Nadia Almada and other celebs have to say about loot. Narrated by Ulrika Jonsson.

Tales Of The Unexpected : ITV3 - Wed 24th Oct : 2.00pm
Tales Of The Unexpected : ITV3 Plus 1 - Wed 24th Oct : 3.00pm
Blue Marigold. Series 5, episode 1. At the height of her fame, Myra, a fashion model, is suddenly out of favour with her agencies and deserted by her boyfriend. Years later she sees an opportunity to win him back. Starring: Toyah Willcox and Ralph Bates.

 BT Digital Music Awards 07
 Wednesday 10th October, 2007.................................................Site News
I am thrilled with the news that Dreamscape has placed 77th in the BT Digital Music Awards 07, in the Best Unofficial Music Site category.

This is the site's highest ever placing, and all the more amazing as more music websites than ever registered this year. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote. I didn't think it was possible to rank higher than we did last year.

Please click on the picture to view the Top 200, as well as the Top 100 Music Blogs and Top 200 Official Sites.

2001: 324th from over 2,600 music websites. 
2002: 244th from 3000 sites. 
2003: 129th from thousands of music based websites. 
2004: 195th from over 6000 entrants. 
2005: 165th from approximately 10,000 music websites.
2006: 95th from over 15,000 websites.
2007: 77th

 Kavanagh QC - Screen Captures
 Wednesday 10th October, 2007................................................Television
A selection of screen captures from Kavanagh QC. Toyah played Deborah Drake in this 1995 episode, titled A Family Affair, of the John Thaw drama series. This was repeated last night on ITV3 and ITV3 Plus 1.

 New! magazine - Toyah Interview
 Wednesday 10th October, 2007...............................................Magazines
Toyah was interviewed in last week's 'New!' magazine. This was a one-page feature on Toyah's "favourite things". The magazine was dated 8th October 2007. If anyone has this and wouldn't mind scanning it for other Dreamscape visitors to read please let me know.
 Ready Steady Cook - Pictures from 2001
 Wednesday 10th October, 2007 • Thanks to AW..........................Pictures
In anticipation of another appearance in a fortnight's time - Two great photos from when Toyah last guested on (Celebrity) Ready Steady Cook in 2001.

 Toyah on Sky Movies
 Wednesday 10th October, 2007................................................Television
Most Fertile Man In Ireland: Sky Movies Comedy- Mon 22nd Oct: 2.45pm
Most Fertile Man In Ireland: Sky Movies Comedy- Mon 22nd Oct: 11.45pm
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.
 My Body Hell - Screen Caps
 Tuesday 9th October, 2007.......................................................Television
A selection of screen captures from Toyah's appearance on, last week's, My Body Hell on Channel Five.

Quoting Toyah from My Body Hell: "I like to dye my pubes. Occasionally I dye them blonde and they've also been pink. You can surprise your man in lots of ways. I often play around with the shape and the colour!"

She also revealed: "I was playing a principal boy and was on stage in a very short tunic. The front row was laughing as there must have been some pubic hair showing! The women in the front row were having a great time. I shaved it all off as soon as I got home that night."

 Toyah @ Skegness - Aftershow Pictures
 Tuesday 9th October, 2007 • Thanks to Martyn Hampton.............Pictures
Toyah, post-gig, in Skegness last Saturday night.

 Toyah @ Skegness - Pictures
 Tuesday 9th October, 2007 • Thanks to Martyn Hampton.............Pictures
Toyah onstage, during her gig in Skegness, on Saturday night.

 The Humans - We Are The Humans - MySpace video
 Tuesday 9th October, 2007.............................................................Music
Screen captures from the new MySpace/YouTube video for The Humans 'We Are The Humans'.

Source: The Humans MySpace

 Secret Diary Of A Call Girl - Episode 2 Screen Caps
 Saturday 6th October, 2007.....................................................Television
A selection of screen captures from Thursday's second episode of Secret Diary of a Call Girl. Toyah plays Gail, the mother of the main character, Belle.

 Toyah @ Skegness tonight!
 Saturday 6th October, 2007...............................................................Gigs
Toyah, with a full band, plays in Skegness tonight.
 Toyah @ The State Club, February 2008 - Rescheduled
 Saturday 6th October, 2007...............................................................Gigs
Toyah's headlining gig at The State Club has been rescheduled for Wednesday 20th February 2008.

 Toyah to guest (again) on Ready Steady Cook
 Saturday 6th October, 2007......................................................Television
Toyah will guest on BBC2's Ready Steady Cook.

The show will air on Tuesday 23rd October at 4.30pm on BBC2.

Toyah last guested on this show, six-and-a-half years ago, in April 2001. At the time the main ingredient in her shopping bag was tofu and she said she was still "preferably vegetarian". 

Source: toyahwillcox com: 04/10/2007

 Toyah to open A Taste of Pershore next Saturday
 Saturday 6th October, 2007..................................................Appearances
Toyah Willcox will open the 'Taste of Pershore' Day on Saturday 13th October.

From 10am to 4pm, why not come to Pershore to shop, eat and be entertained! It promises to be a great day out for all the family.

With a host of activities, the event will also herald the opening of Number 8 Community Arts Centre’s new improved facilities. These include an improved box office and café area, a drinks bar on the first floor, extended gallery area, a new props and costume room and much needed office space. 

The event will host street entertainers from Strolling Minstrels, Musicians, Dancers, Face painting in the Library and the retail market. Pershore Choir will perform in the Baptist Church - all adding to the party atmosphere and competitions with money vouchers as prizes will be available on the day for shoppers. 

All the town shops, Retail Market and Pershore College Plant Centre will be open to help celebrate what the town has to offer, and a Rural Businesses Showcase will be located in Number 8’s Auditoria – don’t forget that the Bars, Café’s, Restaurants and Pubs will be open too - and River Boat Trips up the Avon!

The event will open at 10 am by the Town Hall. 

Michael Amies, Chairman of Pershore Market Town Partnership said: "We are helping to fund this event to support those affected in the Pershore area by the flooding and to celebrate our local and rural businesses. We hope that residents and visitors will come down on the day to support us and have a fun day out."

Source: wychavon.whub.org.uk: 10/2007

 Toyah on TV
 Saturday 6th October, 2007......................................................Television
What Women Really Want : UKTV Bright Ideas - Fri 19th Oct : 6.30am
What Women Really Want : UKTV Bright Ideas - Fri 19th Oct : 2.30pm
Girlfriends. Get up close and personal with the female psyche in this pacy new series featuring feisty celebrity opinions and gripping true-life stories. In this episode, Jenny Eclair, Toyah Willcox, Jodie Marsh and Sarah Cawood discuss why their girlfriends are so important to them. Discover which celeb hates her own company, and who admits that even her best mates bitch about her behind her back. Miaow! Narrated by Ulrika Jonsson.
 Target30 - Quadrophenia Convention 2008
 Saturday 6th October, 2007............................................................Events
Toyah will appear as part of the first official Quadrophenia convention in April 2008.

Reel Events are proud to present the first Quadrophenia Convention

"TARGET30" ROYAL ALBION HOTEL, BRIGHTON
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April 2008 

Trevor Laird, Toyah Willcox, Franc Roddam, Phil Davis, Gary Shail, Garry Cooper, Mark Wingett, Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash and others (TBC)

A full weekends entertainment based around The 1979 movie and a celebration of 30 YEARS since the film was shot!!

Talk and Q&A sessions by all individual actors on Quadrophenia and careers
Group talk by all actors specific to Quadrophenia
Souvenir Programme signed by all guests
Dealer's Room
Special Souvenir/Commemorative Memorabilia
Professional photo studio
Coffee Clubs

PHIL DANIELS: Attending both days CONFIRMED
TOYAH WILLCOX: Attending both days CONFIRMED
MARK WINGETT: Attending both days CONFIRMED

Source: toyahwillcox com: 04/10/2007

 Jack & The Beanstalk - Promo Clip @ YouTube
 Thursday 4th October, 2007 • Thanks to Paul...............................Theatre
The 54 second Jack & The Beanstalk promo clip:

 Toyah on TV - My Body Hell
 Thursday 4th October, 2007 • Thanks to Paul Lomas................Television
Toyah guested on last night's My Body Hell on Channel Five. There's another chance to see this on the Five Life channel at the weekend.

My Body Hell : Five Life - Saturday 6th October : 8pm
My Body Hell : Five Life Plus 1 - Saturday 6th October : 9pm
Investigating one of the last great female taboos - body hair - My Body Hell discovers what real women and celebrities really think about their most closely guarded secret. Meet the woman who spends 14 hours a week keeping her body hair-free and celebrity Danielle Lloyd, who agrees to sport underarm hair at the gym.

 Toyah on TV - Never Mind The Buzzcocks
 Thursday 4th October, 2007......................................................Television
Never Mind The Buzzcocks : TMF - Monday 8th October : 9pm
Another edition of the classic comedy pop quiz with special guests Toyah, Tony Wright, Saul Davies and John Moloney. Mark Lamarr presents.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks : VH1 UK - Tuesday 9th October : 9.30pm
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.

 Toyah on TV - Secret Diary Of A Call Girl - Episode Two
 Thursday 4th October, 2007......................................................Television
Secret Diary of a Call Girl : ITV2 - Thu 4th Oct : 10pm
Secret Diary of a Call Girl : ITV2 Plus 1 - Thu 4th Oct : 11pm
Secret Diary of a Call Girl : ITV2 - Fri 5th Oct : 1.30am
Secret Diary of a Call Girl : ITV2 Plus 1 - Fri 5th Oct : 2.30am
Secret Diary of a Call Girl : ITV2 - Sun 7th Oct : 10.30pm
Secret Diary of a Call Girl : ITV2 Plus 1 - Sun 7th Oct : 11.30pm
Secret Diary of a Call Girl : ITV2 - Tue 9th Oct : 11.10pm
Secret Diary of a Call Girl : ITV2 Plus 1 - Wed 10th Oct : 0.10am
Drama series starring Billie Piper, based on the real-life diaries of an upmarket escort. Belle finds herself in a difficult situation when she meets an attractive author at a sex party. He wasn't the man she came with - should she ditch the client who brought her, or remain professional? Starring: Billie Piper, Toyah Willcox, Aleksander Mikic, Jamie Sives, Aislinn Sands, and Scarlette O'Harlette.
 Jack & The Beanstalk - Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum!
 Wednesday 3rd October, 2007.....................................................Theatre
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum - To the Hexagon you must come!

It's panto-mania at Dreamscape today, but then it is now October and just two months until Toyah will morph into Jack for a month of Beanstalk capers in Reading. Here is the great looking panoramic page from the 'What's On' brochure:

Scatter your magic beans, climb the beanstalk and join us for a real GIANT of a pantomime!

Join poor boy Jack on his adventures with a bag of magic beans as he bravely climbs the giant beanstalk – but who will be waiting at the top for him? And will he find Clarice the Golden Hen? Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be a real Christmas extravaganza with something special for all the family. Tickets are on sale – so book NOW for the best seats!

And don’t forget to look out for Buttercup the Cow – is she behind you?

Source: readingarts.com

 Jack & The Beanstalk - Hexagon Reading Arts - What's On
 Wednesday 3rd October, 2007....................................................Theatre
Larger scans of the Hexagon Reading Arts & Venues 'What's On' brochure, featuring Toyah on the cover and a pantotastic Jack & The Beanstalk page.


 The Official Toyah Willcox Website - e:news
 Wednesday 3rd October, 2007.....................................................Internet
The latest Official Toyah e-news has been mailed out to subscribers, with a plethora of music news, including updates on Toyah's new single, 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' and next year's 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' album.

Just recently launched too is The Official Toyah YouTube. There are already some of the recent MySpace clips available to view there, along with selected tracks from the 2005 'Wild Essence' DVD. More clips are to be added soon, including a video for new song 'Lesser God' and one by The Humans too.

The e-news also included Toyah's Diary/Blog in which she mentions that The Official Toyah website will be relaunched on 29th October. The same day that 'Latex Messiah' is released for download.

Source: Official Toyah e:news: 01/10/2007

 Jack & The Beanstalk - Flyer scan
 Wednesday 3rd October, 2007....................................................Theatre
The promo flyer for Toyah's 2007 panto - Jack & The Beanstalk, at the Reading Hexagon from Saturday 8th December 2007 to Sunday 6th January 2008.

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum! Willcox has two l's not just one!!

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