Posts Tagged ‘Blackpool Pride 2012’

Blackpool Pride 2012: Toyah by Ray Sears

June 17th, 2012

An excellent selection of photos of Toyah at last weekend’s ‘Blackpool Pride 2012’ have now been added to Dreamscape’s Gallery. (Huge thanks to Ray Sears)

Toyah News Briefs

June 15th, 2012

• Please return to Falling To Earth over the weekend, as I’ll be adding a great selection of photos of Toyah from last weekend’s ‘Blackpool Pride’ PA (courtesy of the very generous Ray Sears).

• More Toyah imagery to look forward to: Toyah tweeted earlier this week: “Doing shoot with Dean Stockings 2 b submitted 2 National Portrait Gallery! Its a competition. Trying strange idea!

The Sun: 10 Looks That Rocked My World: One woman on the changes in her appearance: Monica Troughton opens her photo album here to reveal everything from orange spikes to a glossy black bob and even a Toyah-esque mullet: She says: “I loved Toyah Willcox and began morphing into her. I dyed my hair orange and had it chopped into a mullet.”

Punk’s Dead: An interesting article, at the ‘Bitterness Personified’ blog, on Simon Barker’s recent ‘Punk’s Dead’ party, which Jordan (the punk legend from Jubilee, not Katie Price) attended: “She’s 57-years old now, silver-haired, mumsy, looks a bit like Su Pollard“.

• Scott McAulay has added a great I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! photo collage to his blog this week. I’m pretty sure the photo of Toyah was taken a few years after she guested in the jungle. Excellent photo anyway!

• I’m thinking of *rebranding* (stop sniggering!): Dropping the “Falling To Earth” and using “Toyah Willcox News” as the site name. Not totally sure yet, does anyone have any thoughts?

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Chorley FM: New Toyah Interview

June 11th, 2012

A great new radio interview with Toyah, recorded at Saturday’s ‘Blackpool Pride’ by Chorley FM, is available to listen to via

Toyah talks playing Pride, not wearing a headdress for fear of it being blown away in the gales, acting, The Changeling and The Changeling Resurrection tour, future plans and more.

The interview aired on Mark Jackson-Duxbury’s show last night on ‘Chorley FM’ and will be repeated again on his show on Wednesday (at Midnight).

• Listen to the full interview here. (Thanks to Mark Jackson-Duxbury and David Howard)

Toyah @ Blackpool Pride 2012

June 10th, 2012

• Toyah’s set list at Blackpool Pride: Echo Beach, Thunder In The Mountains, It’s A Mystery, Rebel Yell, I Want To Be Free, I Love Rock’n Roll (Thanks to Glyn Whelan)

• Boyband ReConnected tweeted a photo yesterday, “backstage with Toyah”, from Blackpool. View a larger version here. (Thanks to birthday boy Andrew York – Happy Birthday Andrew!)

• Toyah also tweeted a photo of herself and Hazel Dean: “hazel dean and I are getting the party started …….tee hee“. View the photo.

• Toyah tweeted a number of other messages about being in Blackpool, and playing Blackpool Pride, over the last couple of days, including: “Blackpool pride was joyous! Rain finally stopped“. View them all at Toyah’s Twitter.

Blackpool Pride 2012: Toyah by Glyn Whelan

June 10th, 2012

Photos of Toyah onstage yesterday at ‘Blackpool Pride 2012’, at the North Pier Theatre. View larger versions of each at Dreamscape’s Gallery. (Thanks to Glyn Whelan)

Toyah News Briefs

June 9th, 2012

• Toyah plays Blackpool Pride today, with a live PA at the North Pier Theatre at the North Pier Promenade. Visit the Blackpool Pride website.

• According to Touch FM Toyah will be attending the Evesham River Festival 2012, taking place 6th – 8th July: Look out for famous faces from stage and TV including Prunella Scales, Timothy West, David Suchet and Toyah Willcox.

Behind The Lens: There’s a short article on Dean Stockings at the f20-12 website. The forthcoming f20-12 exhibition takes place between 26th June and 12th July at Strand Gallery, London. View further info here.

• f20-12 also features photos of Toyah from the opening night of last year’s ‘More Guys Hanging’ exhibition by GPN. View here.

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Toyah News Briefs

April 24th, 2012

Prosceneium: Calamity Jane: This set for Calamity Jane was originally built for the highly acclaimed professional tour starring Toyah Willcox.

• A new ‘Blackpool Pride 2012’ flyer has been released, with Toyah included. View it here.

Time Out London: Time Out Says: Last year she celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of her most successful album ‘Anthem’ and tonight she’ll be celebrating 30 years since the release of her second best-selling LP, ‘The Changeling’. Wilcox will be performing prime cuts from the 1982 record, as well as other material.

• A random, but funny, reminiscence about the 12″ picture disc of ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ is included the latest blog by ‘Married To The Moz’. View here.

Let’s Get Better Terms: It’s Jubilee Time Again: Jarman knows what he is doing visually, and enjoyed gardens (with or without plastic flowers), wastelands, and also had an eye for the beauty of people like Toyah, Jordan, Jack Birkett, Helen the dwarf and many others.

Blackpool Pride: “Toyah Is Back By Popular Demand”

April 4th, 2012

Toyah returns to ‘Blackpool Pride’ in June, playing a live PA at the North Pier Theatre. This will be Toyah’s third ‘Blackpool Pride’ appearance since the event began in 2006. Organisers are celebrating seven years of entertaining people from Blackpool and far beyond.

The official ‘Blackpool Pride 2012’ website recently added an artist page for Toyah, saying “Toyah is back by popular demand”.

• View the official ‘Blackpool Pride 2012’ flyer here.

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Official Toyah: More Live Dates Announced

April 2nd, 2012

More new gigs, festivals and PAs for Toyah have been confirmed by the official website.

Toyah plays the ‘Decades Festival’ in Workington on Saturday 26th May, a return to ‘Blackpool Pride’, with a live PA at the North Pier Theatre, on Saturday 9th June. There’s also a return to ‘Manchester Pride’, headlining the Women’s Stage at Sackville Gardens on Sunday 26th August.

• All the details are available on the Gigs page at