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A Very Very Merry Merry Christmas! Christmas Eve, 2010
Yuletide spondulations!! (Not sure what that means but it rolls off the tongue quite easily!) This is the final update for a while as I've decided to take a break from Dreamscaping. Thanks to everyone who has contributed news, views and photos over the last 12 months, as always it was very much appreciated. Thanks to everyone who visited too. Have a great Christmas and a successful 2011!

Dreamscape Toyah Festive 50: 10 - 1 Christmas Eve, 2010
Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces! Christmas Eve, 2010
• Thanks to everyone who entered the "Four From Edsel" competition. Congratulations to the winner, Jenny Barter from Bristol, who wins four promo CD's, courtesy of Edsel Records. The answer was, of course, "Love Is The Law"! Thanks again to Val Jennings @ Demon Music.

Check out the photo/brief info feature, on the four excellent Toyah CD reissues from Edsel, here.

Celebrity Ready Steady Cook - Christmas Special, which aired yesterday on BBC2, is now available to watch online at BBC iPlayer.

Hole In The Wall, which aired this morning, and does again numerous times over the next week at CBBC, is
also available at BBC iPlayer.

• Shirley Anne Field, one of the stars of The Power Of Three, was interviewed last week by 'Celebrits'. She talked about the film during the interview. Read it here.

• 'Hot Press' is launching an online library of the thousands of pictures their photographers have taken over the last 30-odd years. '' quote Courtney Love, from an interview last year, mentioning that she photographed Toyah in the early 80s in their "Rock pics centre stage in Hot Press online archive" article, published today. Read it here.

Toyah on Christmas TV 23 December, 2010
Lots of Toyah TV appearances, though nothing brand new unfortunately, over the festive period. Please click here or below to view the full schedule. Celebrity Ready Steady Cook - Christmas Special, from December 2008, airs this afternoon at 2.25pm on BBC2.

Sleeping Beauty: The Best Of Worcester Review 23 December, 2010
Stunning costumes, anthemic songs and risque jokes - it has to be panto time and this year's offering at Malvern Theatres is a real cracker. Sleeping Beauty received rapturous applause from the first night audience and quite rightly so as the strong cast served up two hours of first class entertainment.

The plot is thin but that merely gives the performers more chance to sing, dance and act up in wacky slapstrick routines. I particularly enjoyed the mimickry in the mirror room courtesy of Silly Billy (Derek Moran) and Nanny Glucose (Charles Burden).

Alexandra Gottschall and Stephen Whitson made a delightful royal couple, David Alcock was a madcap king while Toyah Willcox and Wendy-Lee Purdy traded insults as the Bad and Good Fairies respectively.

• Read the full review at 'The Best Of Worcester' website,
Sleeping Beauty: The Stage Review 21 December, 2010
Panto plots rarely offer anything new. Jack goes up the beanstalk to confront predictably the giant, Cinderella gets her coach and her Prince, while Aladdin hits the jackpot with the lamp.

But it is the component parts of a panto which give it oomph and provide lift-off. And so it is the combined strengths of Toyah Willcox’s Bad Fairy and Charles Burden’s superb high fashion Nanny Glucose which underpin the evening and deservedly draw audience cheers.

Willcox in sequins and green spot comes down on a wire to battle it out with her rival the Good Fairy (Wendy Lee Purdy in pink). These time-honoured confrontations are well staged and clearly delight an audience willing to be entertained.

• Read the full review at 'The Stage' website,
Sleeping Beauty: Malvern Gazette Review 21 December, 2010
This is as near the perfect pantomime as can be.

What makes it stand out is that primarily it sticks to the principles of what traditionalists like to see in a panto, while at the same time embracing many modern areas of ‘wizardy’ with just the right mixture of up to date humour.

But a good panto also needs to have the right mix in its ranks and this cast, led by Worcestershire-based pop singer Toyah Willcox, has it in such abundance it’s a production that would go down well with any audience anywhere in the country.

It’s slick, funny and caters for all ages – with plenty of slap-stick nonsense, romance, mystery and intrigue, and one or two quite risqué moments! But all done in the best possible taste...

Toyah is the Bad Fairy, but she looked and sounded pretty good in her duel with the also impressive Good Fairy (Wendy-Lee Purdy) as good, as panto decrees, eventually won the fight over evil.

• Read the full review at the 'Malvern Gazette' website,
Dreamscape Toyah Festive 50: 20 - 11 20 December, 2010
Dreamscape Toyah Festive 50: 30 - 21 17 December, 2010
Top Of The Pops? 17 December, 2010
It's looking likely that full, unedited, archive editions of Top Of The Pops may be aired by BBC4 sometime in the first part of 2011. Copyright issues are still being negotiated but if this does go ahead it will be the first time the full shows have been broadcast in the UK for many years.

Dreamscape Toyah Festive 50: 40 - 31 16 December, 2010
Sleeping Beauty: Opens Tomorrow! 15 December, 2010

Sleeping Beauty at the Festival Theatre, Malvern with Toyah in the lead role as Bad Fairy, opens tomorrow evening at 7pm. This is Toyah's 14th panto, her first was Jack & The Beanstalk in 1996, and the second time appearing in Sleeping Beauty. Further info/book tickets by clicking below.

Re-Joyce: Live in Coventry 15 December, 2010
'Re-Joyce (In The Bleak Midwinter)' is continuing to do well on Amazon's Singles chart. Hazel performed the single live in Coventry at the weekend. View it at 'You Tube' here.

Worcester News: Stars Say New Gifts Are Great 15 December, 2010
Pantomime stars paid a visit to a Worcestershire charity shop to help launch a Christmas gift appeal.

Toyah Willcox and other stars of the Sleeping Beauty pantomime, which is currently running at Malvern Theatres, joined forces with Archie the Oxfam goat to launch the charity’s range of Christmas gifts at the Oxfam shop in Church Street, Malvern, on Thursday.

Ms Willcox, children’s TV presenter Derek Moran, panto stalwart Charles Burden and stage star Wendy Purdy were all on hand to unveil the festive range.

The Oxfam Unwrapped gift scheme is used by the international charity to help communities living in poverty around the world.

• Read the full report at the 'Worcester News' website,
Toyah Live 2011 15 December, 2010
The first (at this stage) scheduled 'From Sheep Farming To Anthem' gig at HMV Institute, Birmingham has had to be moved by the promoter to Sat 16 April 2011. Ticket info here.

More gigs for 2011 are now being advertised online (including a date in Oxford) but until these are officially confirmed it's pointless mentioning them here.
Dreamscape Toyah Festive 50: 50 - 41 13 December, 2010
Re-Joyce: In Amazon UK Top 10 Singles 12 December, 2010
Great News! As of this evening at 6pm 'Re-Joyce' was at number eight on the Amazon UK Music/Singles chart. It was also just about to enter the Top 700 of their entire music catalogue.

As well as being available on CD from Amazon, the single can be bought from HMV Coventry, Midnight Records, Coventry Market and Myton Hospices. Digitally it is currently available at UK iTunes, Ireland iTunes and US iTunes.

Toyah on Christmas TV: Celebrity Ready Steady Cook 12 December, 2010
The BBC Christmas TV schedules were confirmed last week, and the Christmas 'Radio Times' is now on sale. Both confirm that Toyah is, once again, part of BBC festive viewing, with another airing for the Christmas Special of Celebrity Ready Steady Cook.

This was originally broadcast at Christmas 2008, and this year it airs on Christmas Eve Eve (or as most people call it, 23rd December!).

It's not just on BBC though, Toyah is once again all over Christmas TV. Please take a look below for our festive viewing update.

Celebrity Ready Steady Cook : BBC2
Thursday 23rd December : 2.25pm

Christmas Special - Toyah Willcox and Shauna Lowry. Singer Toyah Willcox and TV presenter Shauna Lowry battle it out to see who'll be Christmas number one in the kitchen as Ainsley Harriott hosts another twenty-minute cooking challenge.

Toyah Fan Videos: New You Tube Channel 12 December, 2010
A great new 'You Tube' channel, "Toyah Fan Videos" has just been opened by Minna, of the groovy "Toyah Willcox Interview Archive". Visit it here, and the Interview Archive, here.

Toyah on Christmas TV 12 December, 2010
Changing Faces : Living - Thursday 16th December : 4.40am
Changing Faces : Living +1 - Thursday 16th December : 5.40am

Kylie Minogue. Unique new series that delves into the lives and looks of the hottest celebrities using archive footage and digital aging technology. Changing Faces follows Kylie Minogue's rise from girl-next-door to global icon. Also airing on Living HD.

Secret Diary Of A Call Girl : ITV2 - Sunday 19th December : 2.10am
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl : ITV2 +1 - Sunday 19th December : 3.10am

Series One. Episode Two. Belle finds herself in a difficult situation when she meets an attractive author at a sex party. He is not the man she came with - should she ditch the client who brought her, or remain professional? Starring: Billie Piper, Toyah Willcox, Aleksandar Mikic, Jamie Sives, Aislinn Sands and Scarlette O'Harlette. Also airing on ITV2 HD.

Top 50 Showbiz Comebacks : Sky 1 - Monday 20th December : 1.00pm
Top 50 Showbiz Comebacks : Sky 1 - Wednesday 22nd December : 11.00pm
Top 50 Showbiz Comebacks : Sky 3 - New Years Eve : 2.00am

Christopher Biggins presents a celebratory countdown of the stars and shows that have been binned, but bounce back even bigger. Who, or indeed what, will hit the top spot?

Secret Diary Of A Call Girl : ITV2 - Wednesday 22nd December : 2.30am
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl : ITV2 +1 - Wednesday 22nd December : 3.30am

Series One. Episode Eight. Belle thinks she has hit the big time when an American film producer gets her an interview to join a group of exclusive prostitutes who work with the world's wealthiest men. However, working for the mega-rich comes with its own price tag and Belle soon starts to miss her independence.

Celebrity Ready Steady Cook : BBC2 - Thursday 23rd December : 2.25pm
Christmas Special - Toyah Willcox and Shauna Lowry. Singer Toyah Willcox and TV presenter Shauna Lowry battle it out to see who'll be Christmas number one in the kitchen as Ainsley Harriott hosts another twenty-minute cooking challenge.

Hole In The Wall : CBBC - Christmas Eve : 9.00am
Hole In The Wall : CBBC - Boxing Day : 4.35pm
Hole In The Wall : CBBC - New Years Day : 9.00am
Hole In The Wall : CBBC - Monday 3rd January : 9.30am

TV chef Simon Rimmer, singer Toyah Willcox, actress Zaraah Abrahams and presenter Barney Harwood try to avoid getting pushed into a pool of cold water by a fast-moving wall, captained by rugby legend Austin Healey and EastEnders' Joe Swash.

The 100 Greatest Toys With Jonathan Ross : E4 - Christmas Eve : 4.20pm
The 100 Greatest Toys With Jonathan Ross : E4 - Boxing Day : 6.55pm

Presented by gadget, gizmo and toy collector extraordinaire Jonathan Ross, 100 Greatest Toys with Jonathan Ross is a three hour countdown of the nation's favourite toys and games. Includes a very brief rare clip of Toyah at the Rubik's Cube championships in 1981. Also airing on the +1 channel.

The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments : More4 - Christmas Eve : 8.10pm
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments : More4 +1 - Christmas Eve : 9.10pm

Jimmy Carr counts down the 100 festive moments that remain indelibly stuck in the nation's memories.

Celebrity Brides Unveiled : Wedding TV - Christmas Day : 2.00pm
Celebrity Brides Unveiled : Wedding TV - Boxing Day : 6.00am
Celebrity Brides Unveiled : Wedding TV - Boxing Day : 10.00pm

In this episode punk rock Princess Toyah Willcox talks about her wedding in 1986 to Robert Fripp, while we quiz T'Pau's Carol Decker on whether she had china on her wedding list!

Celebrity Fantasy Homes : Home - Tuesday 28th December : 11.00am
Celebrity Fantasy Homes : Home +1 - Tuesday 28th December : 12.00pm
Celebrity Fantasy Homes : Home - Tuesday 28th December : 7.00pm
Celebrity Fantasy Homes : Home +1 - Tuesday 28th December : 8.00pm

Gaby Roslin helps Toyah Willcox search for a second home in Richmond upon Thames with a budget of £650,000.

Greatest Christmas Adverts : Channel 5 - Tuesday 28th December : 8.00pm
Greatest Christmas Adverts : Fiver - Sunday 2nd January : 5.00pm
Greatest Christmas Adverts : Fiver +1 - Sunday 2nd January : 6.00pm

A rundown of the nation's all-time favourite Christmas television adverts. Featuring the good, the bad and the ugly of festive ads, alongside commentary from the actors who starred in them and the people who were convinced to part with their hard-earned cash.

Minder : ITV4 - Saturday 8th January : 8.00pm
Minder : ITV4 +1 - Saturday 8th January : 9.00pm
Minder : ITV4 - Sunday 9th January : 7.45am
Minder : ITV4 +1 - Sunday 9th January : 8.45am
Minder : ITV4 - Sunday 9th January : 12.15pm
Minder : ITV4 +1 - Sunday 9th January : 1.15pm

All Mod Cons. Series 2, episode 8. Drama series about the shady dealings of a spiv and his reluctant sidekick. Terry is asked to get rid of some squatters, leading Arthur to dream of a future as a property developer. Also airing on ITV4 HD.

Dreamscape: Site Update 12 December, 2010
Just to let all visitors to the site know that I'll be taking a break from updating Dreamscape for the first few months of 2011. The last update, for the time being, will be just before Christmas!

Malvern Gazette: Panto Stars Launch New Gift Range 12 December, 2010
The cast of this year’s Malvern pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, were in town this week helping to launch a new range of unusual gifts at the Malvern Oxfam shop.

The panto stars, including pop star and TV presenter Toyah Willcox, children’s TV favourite Derek Moran, panto stalwart Charles Burden and actress Wendy Purdy, were at the Malvern shop in Church Street to unveil Oxfam’s latest range of innovative charity presents, Unwrapped.

• Read the full report at the 'Malvern Gazette' website,
Central Tonight: Screen Captures 7 December, 2010
Screen caps from Central Tonight's 'Re-Joyce' report. Please click below for larger versions.

Central Tonight: O'Connor Bidding For No 1 7 December, 2010
Yesterday's Central Tonight report on the release of 'Re-Joyce' is available to watch online here.

The race is on for the Christmas Number One single with whoever wins the X Factor squaring up to the likes of Sir Cliff Richard. Also bidding for the top spot is The Hazel O'Connor Collective - a get-together of 80s stars, aiming to raise thousands for hospices across the UK. It's a cause that's close to the Coventry singer's heart - as Andy Bevan explains.
Re-Joyce: Full Promo Video @ You Tube 7 December, 2010
The full promo video for 'Re-Joyce (In The Bleak Midwinter)' is now online at 'You Tube'. Watch below or click here to view at 'You Tube' [ Thanks to Paul Cable ]

Myton Hospice: Help Us Get Into The Charts 7 December, 2010
Help us get into the charts this Christmas - download charity single Re-Joyce today

Hazel O'Connor and stars including Toyah Willcox and Carol Decker have recorded a charity single to raise money for us.

Re-Joyce was written by Hazel for her mother Joyce who spent last Christmas at our Warwick hospice. It is now available to download from iTunes at

It is track one. By buying it this way you can help us get it into the charts.

A CD with several different versions of the song is also avalaible to buy from our hospices and shops for £3.99 and 90 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to us with ten per cent going to Help The Hospices. To buy this CD online click

• Visit the ''
Daybreak: Hazel Interview: Watch @ You Tube 6 December, 2010
Screen captures from Hazel's appearance on this morning's Daybreak. As well as a great interview with Hazel, there was also a short clip of the 'Re-Joyce' video, including footage from last month's launch gig. Watch the Daybreak interview at 'You Tube' here. Click on the caps for larger versions.

• A fantastic report has just aired on ITV Central Tonight, with clips of the 'Re-Joyce' video, plus interviews with Hazel, Joyce, Toyah, and Carol Decker.

Re-Joyce: Available Now! 6 December, 2010
'Re-Joyce (In The Bleak Midwinter)', by The Hazel O'Connor Collective, is out today and available to download via iTunes, as well as being on sale as a physical CD single at selected music retailers.

As well as the "Single Mix" featuring the full Hazel O'Connor Collective, a variety of other mixes, with various members of the Collective on lead vocals, are available at iTunes as an album of seven tracks. The "Toyah Mix" of the single can also be downloaded.

here for the "Single Mix", as well as the "Toyah Mix" and the various others (at iTunes).
Malvern Gazette: Christmas Lights Switch-On A Big Success 6 Dec, 2010
This year’s Christmas lights switch-on was a ‘huge success’ with the streets packed with families and shoppers. There was a festive bustle in the town with street entertainment, carol singing, bands and a fairground carousel.

Panto star and pop singer Toyah Willcox performed the actual switch on and sang for the crowds that filled the streets which were closed to traffic for the day.

Toyah was in character as the Bad Fairy and led a parade prior to the lights switch-on with hundreds of children carrying glowing paper lanterns through the streets accompanied by the town’s Samba Band.

• Read the full report at the 'Malvern Gazette' website,
Scotland Courier: Scone Palace To Host 80s Rewind Festival 6 Dec, 2010
The Human League, Boy George, Heaven 17, ABC, Marc Almond, Midge Ure, 10CC, Tony Hadley, Toyah and... Perth's own Fiction Factory.

These are the kind of names to look forward to seeing live on stage at a massive open-air festival just announced for Scone Palace next summer.

The 80s Rewind Festival — which boasts the biggest line-up of that decade's artists since Live Aid - will bring 20,000 people to the event each day to see around 25 chart-topping 80s acts perform in the beautiful grounds of the historic palace. Around 10,000 of those will be camping from Friday, July 29 till Sunday, July 31.

• Read the full report at the 'Scotland Courier' website,
Four From Edsel: Feature/Competition 5 December, 2010
Now Online: Our Toyah CD Reissues | Four From Edsel feature.

Check out the photo/brief info feature, on the four excellent Toyah CD reissues from Edsel,

Edsel generously gave Dreamscape promo copies of each CD for a competition prize: Question (very, very easy question!): Which of these CDs contains the song that has the same title as this website?

Please email your answer to david (@) - closing date for entries: 23rd December. Winner of the four CDs will be announced here and notified on Christmas Eve.

• Many thanks to Val Jennings at Edsel Records/Demon Music.
BBC Radio Shropshire: Late Show Interview @ iPlayer 5 December, 2010
As previously mentioned, Toyah guested on Keith Middleton's Late Show last night on BBC Radio Shropshire (and networked to other BBC Midlands stations) in a pre-recorded interview.

Toyah appears approximately 1hr 46mins into the show and the interview lasts around 33 minutes. She talks about woman flu, Birmingham, how her career started, how she feels/felt about the "Princess of Punk" tag, rebellion, tv work, her first tv appearance, I'm A Celebrity, the Great Walk To Beijing, ghosts, the evolution of panto, Sleeping Beauty, a very busy gig diary for the forthcoming year and more.

There was also plays of 'I Want To Be Free', 'Brilliant Day', 'Thunder In The Mountains' and 'It's A Mystery'.

• The full show can be listened to at BBC iPlayer for the next week,
Toyah on Christmas TV 5 December, 2010
100 Greatest Christmas Moments : More4 - Sun 5th Dec: 12.45pm
100 Greatest Christmas Moments : More4 +1 - Sun 5th Dec: 1.45pm

Jimmy Carr reveals the greatest Christmas moment of all time. From the moment when George Bailey's guardian angel earns his wings in It's a Wonderful Life to Dawn and Tim's long-awaited kiss under the mistletoe in The Office, this programme counts down the 100 festive moments that remain indelibly stuck in the nation's memories.

Celebrity Fantasy Homes : Home - Sunday 5th December : 8.00pm
Celebrity Fantasy Homes : Home +1 - Sunday 5th December : 9.00pm

Celebrities hunt for a new home. Gaby Roslin helps punk pop princess Toyah Willcox search for a second home, in Richmond upon Thames, with a budget of £650,000.

Celebrity Brides Unveiled : Wedding TV - Tuesday 7th December : 8.30am
In this episode punk rock Princess Toyah Willcox talks about her wedding in 1986 to Robert Fripp, while we quiz T'Pau's Carol Decker on whether she had china on her wedding list!

Psychic Therapy : Bio - Thursday 9th December : 8.00pm
Psychic Therapy : Bio - Friday 10th December : 0.00am
Psychic Therapy : Bio - Friday 10th December : 12.00pm

Toyah Willcox. Psychic medium Gordon Smith reveals some of the star's innermost secrets, delving into her past and predicting her future with help from the spirit world.

Toyah Live 2011: From Sheep Farming To Anthem 2 December, 2010
All good (good?, make that utterly amazing!) things come to those who wait... Is this just the best news to end the year on? Thanks to Toyah for such awesome news and for < that amazing photo/promo image! can exclusively reveal Toyah will perform a series of special gigs, From "Sheep Farming" To "Anthem": Classics Revisited Live throughout 2011.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of her breakthrough hit It's A Mystery and the platinum LP Anthem, these live dates will include selections from her first three albums, "Sheep Farming In Barnet", "The Blue Meaning" , "Anthem". This period includes some of Toyah's biggest and greatest hit singles. This series of concerts will celebrate the hits but feature a a sprinkling of material not heard since some of Toyah's early tours from the late 70s and early 1980s.

One of the first From "Sheep Farming" To "Anthem" gigs is confirmed to take place on 26 March at the HMV Institute, Birmingham and tickets are on sale now.

There will be further details and confirmed date list announced on the Gigs page at soon. Keep an eye on the official Toyah facebook page too for updates and to talk about the concerts.
Stratford Herald: Princess of Punk Switches On Bidford Lights 2 Dec, 2010
A report from today's 'Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald' on Toyah (Christmas) lighting up more lives at the weekend!

Princess of Punk Switches On Bidford Christmas Lights

Actress, singer, songwriter and former Princess of Punk Toyah Willcox who brought the warmth of her personality to a freezing Bidford-on-Avon on Sunday evening when she performed the village’s Christmas lights switch-on.

Addressing the crowd gathered in the packed village square in what’s become a traditional carnival atmosphere for this occasion, she said she was proud to be in Bidford and told the children she’d bumped into Father Christmas on her way there. . . She then asked everyone to join her in a count-down from ten to switch on the lights. As soon as the lights went on there was a magnificent fireworks display.

After the inevitable autograph-signing session Ms Willcox returned to the home of her friends Derek and Carina Goddard further up Bidford High Street where she was treated to a fine dinner of home-made chicken curry.

• Visit the 'Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald' website, here.

Coventry Telegraph: Christmas Songs... 2 December, 2010
Christmas Songs That Are Real Festive Treats

As the chilly winter air descends and days begin to get unpleasantly short, it can only mean that Christmas is well on the way. To many the seasonal shop can be a nightmare, not just for the credit card meltdown and the hustle and bustle of the relentless crowds, but mainly on hearing that far too familiar Christmas song for the umpteenth time.

Well may I offer three songs that have local connections, and both hark back to the more traditional Christmas song, but for all the right reasons.

Re-Joyce from the Hazel O’Connor Collective has a strong message too, not just of Christmas, but of life, and the joy of living for each moment.

The gathered cast included, Hazel O’Connor, Toyah Willcox, Carol Decker, Pauline Black, Ranking Roger, Vince Hill, Neville Staple, Bob Brolly, The Subterraneans and The Bluja Project plus Moya Brennan, Kid Creole and Neil O’ Connor who weren’t present on the night but are on the recording expertly produced by The Grammy award winning Roger Lomas.

• Read the full article at the 'Coventry Telegraph' website,

Official Toyah: December/Christmas 2010 Blog 2 December, 2010
Toyah’s December/Christmas 2010 Blog has been added to The Official Toyah website.

Re-Joyce: Toyah Mix (Preview) 1 December, 2010
The Official Toyah website has an exclusive preview of the, beautiful, "Toyah Mix" of 'Re-Joyce (In The Bleak Midwinter)'. Alongside the main single mix, some special solo versions will also be released, including Toyah's.

Details on how to download/purchase the single will be announced soon.

• Click here to visit's multimedia section. View all of Dreamscape's Hazel O'Connor Collective/'Re-Joyce' news here.

Last Christmas... 1 December, 2010
Thanks to those of you who have been in touch to ask whether we would be having an Advent Calendar this year. Unfortunately it's a ho-ho-no!, but do click below to take a look at previous December pages in the News Archive for loads of "Toyah @ Christmas" bits & pieces.

PS. The "Toyah @ Edsel" feature/competition mentioned last month will be online soon!

Re-Joyce: Released Monday 6th December 1 December, 2010
'Re-Joyce (In The Bleak Midwinter)' is released next Monday.

Here is a message from 'The Hazel O'Connor Collective' fundraising Christmas single Facebook group:

The Hazel O'Connor Collective's fundraising Christmas single is due to be released in 6 days. It is imperative that it is purchased between Monday 6th December and Sunday 12th December to give it the best chance of a chart entry by avoiding a clash with the X-Factor single which is due to be released the following week.

The 'Re-Joyce' single will be available to buy from most major record stores and download sites. On the release date (6th December) there will be an interview with Hazel O'Connor plus the first national television airing of 'Re-Joyce' on ITV1's 'Daybreak' at around 8am (subject to change) and also the single will be played on ITV's 'Central Tonight' (Midlands) between 6pm and 6.30pm on the same day.

Please show your generosity and support by purchasing a few copies if you are able. It is an excellent Christmas single as I'm sure those of you fortunate enough to have already heard it will agree, and for a most worthy cause. Proceeds from the single will be going to Myton Hospice in Coventry where Hazel's mum (Joyce) has received care and treatment for cancer.

• View further info on the release of 'Re-Joyce (In The Bleak Midwinter)', download info, and how to help the single chart at Facebook groups, here and here. It is absolutely crucial that the single is purchased (CD or digital download) between Monday 6th December and Sunday 12th December to ensure chart entry. [ Thanks to the Hazel O'Connor fansite 'Will You'. Visit here ]

Toyah Guests With The SAS Band... Tonight! 1 December, 2010
Welcome to a busy December for Toyah... beginning tonight with a guest appearance at The SAS Band's Xmas Concert at The Brook, Southampton.

Toyah guests at another SAS Band gig at The Brook tomorrow night, as well as Bisely Pavilion, Surrey on Saturday. Both of these are sold out.
Hazel Collective/Re-Joyce: Launch Gig Photos 1 December, 2010
View a great collection of photos, from the Hazel O'Connor Collective/'Re-Joyce' single launch gig in Leamington Spa on 16th November, at the Hazel fansite 'Will You', here or by clicking below.

• More excellent photos from the gig: View Loz Moore's, here, and John Coles', here. View all of Dreamscape's Hazel O'Connor Collective/'Re-Joyce' news here [ Thanks to Stephen Bennett ]

Hazel Collective/Re-Joyce on TV 1 December, 2010
Daybreak : ITV1 - Monday 6th December : 6.00 - 9.00am
ITV Daybreak covering the official release of 'Re-Joyce (In The Bleak Midwinter)'. (May not air in all regions).

Central Tonight : ITV1 - Monday 6th December : 6.00pm
The story behind Re-Joyce with interviews with the participants and also Joyce herself. There will be clips of the video, the Leamington Assembly gig, and a look at the work of Myton Hospice. (Airing in the ITV Central region)
Live Brum: Toyah at HMV Institute 2011 1 December, 2010
HMV Institute, Birmingham: 26th March 2011
From punk princess to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox is a uniquely gifted performer. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved actress and music composer. This is a one off home town show. Toyah will perform her Sheep Farming album.
Christmas in Malvern: Big Switch On 1 December, 2010
Christmas in Great Malvern gets off to a bang with a full day of festivities on Saturday 4th December. Bring the whole family along to enjoy music, arts, entertainment and so much more.

The day includes our biggest ever arts and craft market, a festive food market, Wyvern FM and a host of local choirs, musicians and dance groups, street entertainers. face painting, a climbing wall, a mobile farm, and of course Santa in his grotto.

And as the light fades, the magical lantern parade will set off at 5.15pm heading up Church Street lead by a samba band, dancers and Christmas tree stilt walkers.

The lights will be switched on at 5.30pm by chart-topping pop singer and star of this year's pantomime, Toyah Willcox, who'll also sing a few favourite Christmas songs.
Dreamscape News Archive: October 2010 1 December, 2010
Dreamscape's Toyah news for October 2010 has now been archived. Look back on '100 Hits: Electric Eighties' CD, Celebrity Fantasy Homes, 'Record Collector' reviewing 'Dreamchild', live shows in Gran Canaria, Hoylake and Blackpool, the new Official Toyah and The Humans websites and much more.
Malvern Gazette: Crowds Expected At Lights Switch-On 1 Dec, 2010
Huge crowds are expected to turn out in Great Malvern on Saturday, December 4, for the town’s festive lights switch-on event.

A 30-foot Christmas tree, donated by Leigh Sinton Farm and Nurseries, now takes pride of place in Belle Vue Island ahead of the big day.

Nick Beard, of the Leigh Sinton business, said he was delighted to help bring a festive feel to Malvern. “We just thought it would be a nice thing to do for the town,” he said. “We’re a local business and Malvern is our nearest town, so its nice to be able to support it.”

The Norwegian spruce was hoisted into place using a crane on Monday (November 29) and been decorated this week. Its lights will be switched on by Malvern Theatres panto star Toyah Willcox at 5.30pm on Saturday.

• Read the full report at the 'Malvern Gazette' website,
Chester Chronicle: Iconic 80s Acts To Perform in Chester 1 Dec, 2010
Former biker pub is attracting iconic 80s acts to perform in Chester

A host of 80s legends are making a comeback – and it’s all thanks to the new landlord of a Chester pub.

Acts including Steve Strange, Toyah Willcox, The Christians and China Crisis are heading to the Chester Bells, Grosvenor Street, after its reopening on Saturday (December 4) with a gig by members of 80s band A Flock of Seagulls.

Keyboard player Jim Duff, 48, a former session musician who lives in Buckley, has taken over the venue with business partner James Oldham.

• Read the full report at the 'Chester Chronicle' website,

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