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Dreamscape Advent Calendar 2018: Day 4

December 4th, 2018

christmas2018dChristmas 2016, Toyah attended a ceremony to be inducted into the Birmingham Walk Of Stars.

Toyah said: I am thrilled to be receiving a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars. Having spent my childhood and teenage years in this great city, I developed my love of music and theatre here, thanks to all the great music venues and theatres available within the one city.

• See news on Toyah attending the Birmingham Walk Of Stars event here and here. (Photo © Birmingham Mail)

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Express & Star: Toyah and Don Honoured on Walk Of Stars

December 13th, 2016

exandstar16aToyah Willcox and Don Maclean have both been honoured on the Birmingham Walk Of Stars.

Singer, actress and punk icon Toyah, originally from King’s Heath, attended a special presentation alongside Birmingham-born actor Maclean. Jasper Carrott, who has his own star, presented the Walk of Stars Awards with Birmingham Council leader, Councillor John Clancy.

Toyah, now 58, said: “I am thrilled to be receiving a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars. Having spent my childhood and teenage years in this great city, I developed my love of music and theatre here, thanks to all the great music venues and theatres available within the one city.”

• Continue reading at the Express & Star. (Photo © Express & Star)

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Birmingham Mail: Toyah Willcox Awarded a Star on Broad Street

December 12th, 2016

bmail16dQuadrophenia star and singer Toyah Willcox awarded a star on Broad Street

The Kings Heath born singer and actress was awarded a star on Birmingham’s Walk of Stars in Broad Street.

Singer and actress Toyah Willcox was last night Sunday December 11, awarded a star on Birmingham’s Walk of Stars in Broad Street. The 58 year old was awarded the star along with Brum born comedian Don Maclean who appeared in BBC television series Crackerjack with Michael Aspel, Peter Glaze and Jan Hunt in the 1970s.

The pair were awarded their stars during a special show hosted by Walk of Stars’ chairman Jasper Carrott at the Birmingham Rep Theatre. Toyah who was born in Kings Heath, shot to fame playing Monkey in the 1979 cult classic Quadrophenia. She also had a successful music career spanning 30 years including hits “It’s a Mystery”, “Thunder in the Mountains” and “I Want to Be Free” as well as 20 top selling albums. Toyah studied at Old Rep Drama School in Birmingham.

Looking back at her time there she said: “Already by then I was known in Birmingham for being the oddball that walked around with dyed hair. And you’ve got to remember that this is pre-punk, this was about 1973–74” At the event Toyah said “ I’m so proud and so excited. All my friends,family and fans are here. I feel Birmingham has done me proud today. I’m very grateful thank you.”

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail. View a great collection of photos from the Birmingham Walk of Stars event at Flickr. (Photo © Birmingham Mail)

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Walk Of Stars: I Believe in Father Christmas

December 11th, 2016

Toyah performed I Believe in Father Christmas live today for the very first time at the Birmingham Walk of Stars event. She was also interviewed by ITV Central and BBC Midlands. See photos from today’s ceremony/concert at Instagram and Facebook.

ITV Central: Toyah Talks Walk Of Stars

December 11th, 2016

Toyah talks to ITV Central ahead of being presented with a star on Birmingham’s Walk of Stars.

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Birmingham Walk Of Stars: Celebrating An Icon

December 11th, 2016

Toyah’s home town of Birmingham acknowledged her 40-year career and contribution to music, drama and performing today by awarding her with a place on the Broad Street Walk of Stars…

Express & Star: Birmingham Walk Of Stars

December 9th, 2016

exandstar16aToyah Willcox and Don Maclean take their place on Birmingham Walk of Stars, hosted by Jaspar Carrott

Two of Birmingham’s theatrical stars will light up the city with a special presentation on Sunday. Fans can join host Jasper Carrott as Toyah Willcox and Don Maclean take their place on the Birmingham Walk Of Stars

Birmingham Council leader, Councillor John Clancy, will present Walk of Stars Awards to singer and actress Toyah and comedian and actor Maclean. Both artists will also perform at the show.

• Continue reading at the Express and Star.

Yahoo News: Toyah Willcox Gets Emotional

December 9th, 2016

Toyah Willcox gets emotional talking about being honoured with a Broad Street star… Toyah is being recognised for her work in music, film and television.

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Birmingham Rep: Walk Of Stars Presentation

November 24th, 2016

A special Birmingham Walk of Stars gig at Birmingham Rep, Sunday 11th December.

Walk Of Stars Presentation: Toyah Willcox & Don Maclean

Join host Jasper Carrott as Toyah Willcox and Don Maclean take their place on the Birmingham Walk Of Stars. Birmingham Council Leader, Councillor John Clancy, will present Walk of Stars Awards to singer and actress Toyah Willcox and to comedian and actor Don Maclean. Both artists will also perform at the show.

• See further info at www.birmingham-rep.co.uk.

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Birmingham Mail: Broad Street’s Walk of Stars

November 23rd, 2016

bmail16bDon Maclean and Toyah Willcox to be honoured on Broad Street’s Walk of Stars

Panto dame and punk princess are to be given Broad Street stars at same ceremony

Punk princess Toyah Willcox and panto dame Don Maclean are the latest celebrities to be given a star on Birmingham’s Walk of Stars in Broad Street.

The pair will be awarded their stars during a special show hosted by Walk of Stars’ chairman Jasper Carrott at the Birmingham Rep from 2.30pm on Sunday, December 11. As well as performing at the show, Toyah and Don will receive their stars from Birmingham City Council leader Coun John Clancy.

More than 30 celebrities and achievers have been recognised with a star on Broad Street since Ozzy Osbourne received the first one on July 6, 2007.

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail.

Birmingham Mail: Who Will Be The Next Star?

April 12th, 2013

Could Toyah be the next star on another Midlands “Walk of Fame”? There’s a possibility it may happen.

Who will be the next star on the Birmingham Broad Street Walk of fame?

Front-runners include athlete Denise Lewis, members of Duran Duran, TV presenter Cat Deeley, singer Toyah Willcox – and surely there must be a place for Led Zeppelin soon.

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail.