Posts Tagged ‘Northern Pride 2013’

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 27th, 2013


Brighton’s Big Screen: Quadrophenia: The classic movie is showing in Brighton next month – Another MOD invasion hits Brighton Beach this August Bank Holiday Sunday. At 7pm on Sunday 25th August before the showing of Quadrophenia, Rock ‘n’ Roll Productions, in association with Brighton’s Big Screen are presenting, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, a very special preview performance of: All Or Nothing The Mod Musical – Continue reading…

Lion of Symmetry: There’s an obscure instrumental of this mid-80s Toyah song at CD Baby. It’s by a Dutch synth musician who is a huge Tony Banks fan – Listen here to a preview… (Thanks to Giddy Gavin – Have a wonderful brave new world in Wales Gavin x)

• Fragile Humans: Rare footage of Toyah recording the This Fragile Moment album in Estonia, June 2009 – Watch at You Tube…

Northern Pride 2013: A great selection of photos, including over a dozen of Toyah onstage in Newcastle last weekend – View at flickr…

Jack Up The 80s: The times and running order for next month’s festival has been announced. Toyah plays on Sunday 11th August at 4pm – View more info…

Thunder in The Mountains: The stormy weather caused many mentions of TITM on Twitter this week! Most notably was Record Collector Magazine – “RC tuned to Toyah’s euphoric Thunder In The Mountains. Not to mention in urban industrial wastelands.” – View at Twitter…

Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013: Toyah backstage with Gallowglass security man Vince at last weekend’s Tatton concert – View at Twitter…

You Tubing: Toyah talks dyslexia and the Dore Programme. I think this is from a few years ago but has just been uploaded – Watch at You Tube…

The Producers’ Forum: Members’ & Colleagues’ News, July Week 2: Debbie Isitt Event – Tom Lawes ( Electric Flix) who sponsored the event brought his neighbour Toyah Willcox!!..can you spot her? – Continue reading… (Thanks to Sara)

BBC News: Northern Pride

July 21st, 2013

bbcnews13dNorthern Pride event attracts thousands

Thousands of people took part in Newcastle’s annual gay pride event.

Now in its sixth year, it is one of the biggest celebrations in the North East of lesbian, gay, and transgender life, with organisers hoping to beat last year’s record attendance of 23,000.

The parade began at the Civic Centre, and moved through the city centre to end at Exhibition Park. Festivities included performances by Toyah Willcox and Amelia Lily, and there are market stalls and a fun fair.

• Continue reading at BBC News Tyne & Wear.

Chronicle Live: Stars Line Up For Newcastle Pride 2013

July 20th, 2013

chroniclelive13aNewcastle Pride takes place this Saturday. Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr has the details

Amelia Lily, Toyah and Katrina, of the Waves, headline this year’s Newcastle Pride on Saturday.

The festival, celebrating the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, could boost the Tyneside economy by around £1m.

Last year Newcastle Pride attracted around 23,000 visitors for the one-day event held in Newcastle’s Exhibition Park, many of whom came from around the UK. And organisers believe this year’s line-up will bring in even bigger crowds – giving a huge boost to hotels, restaurants and bars across the city and beyond.

• Continue reading at Chronicle Live.

Live 2013: Northern Pride & Tatton Park

July 20th, 2013

tlive13cA busy weekend for Toyah, with two gigs taking place today. During the day she plays a headlining PA at Newcastle/Northern Pride and later in the evening Toyah plays the Tatton Park Picnic Concert alongside Howard Jones and, headliners, The Human League.

Toyah previously played Northern Pride last Summer. She last played Tatton Park (“Party! at Tatton Park”) in July 2007.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 8th, 2013

uptonfest13cUpton Music Festival 2013: We’re back for our 4th year and we’re even bigger and better than ever before… Toyah is playing this festival on Saturday 24th August. Check out their promo video at ‘You Tube’.

Toyah @ Instagram: “John Wain’s popped by for T! Our heroic builder has pieced The Rite Of Spring back 2gether seamlessly.… Thank U“.

Jack Up The 80s: Win An Original Mini Metro: Yes you can win this original 80′s beauty at Jack Up The 80′s! How to enter: Bring an scarecrow dressed to look like an iconic 80′s personality. From Ronald Regan to Boy George, Madonna, Adam Ant or Toyah… The possibilities are endless!

Northern Pride 2013: Toyah plays a daytime show on Saturday 20th July at ‘Northern Pride’, Check out their website which currently features Toyah on the Home Page.

James Endeacott: Songs To Remember: Tonight I’ll be spouting nonsense on BBC 6music roundtable with Toyah. Shes married to Robert Fripp who’s worked with Bowie many times over the years… I’m getting closer my friends.

I Want To Be Free: (Jason Buchanan’s Free Extended 7″): A fan mix of Toyah’s classic 1981 hit at ‘Soundcloud’.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 24th, 2013

• Take a listen to some of Tom Leon’s Toyah remixes. He has added his magic touch to a variety of Toyah’s greatest songs. These tracks are not available for download but you can listen to them online here. Tom also has a Toyah fan page. (Please note that most of the previous links I’ve posted to Tom’s tracks over the last year or so are now out of date)

• Toyah was one of the Guest Speakers at yesterday’s FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) Conference 2013 in Leicester. In the past Toyah’s “speaker” gigs have mostly gone by without fanfare but yesterday a variety of photos were tweeted, Instagrammed and Facebook-ed!

• Photos of Toyah at FSB 2013 herehere and here. There’s also a short article and photo at Peter Scargill’s blog. Apparently a video of Toyah’s speech will be available online at some point too.

Federation of Small Businesses: View Toyah’s bio at the website.

Burning Shed: View their latest newsletter, which includes details on ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’.

It’s Slade: The documentary Toyah contributed opinions to in 1999 was repeated again on BBC Four last night. It’s now available to watch online for the next week at BBC iPlayer.

Northern Pride 2013: Toyah plays this one day event on Saturday 20th July. View the official flyer and visit their Facebook page for regular updates.

Toyah Live 2013: Three New Live PAs

March 3rd, 2013

Three new live Toyah PAs have been confirmed for the Summer by the first Breaking Through newsletter.

Blackburn Pride In The Park, taking place at Witton Country Park, Blackburn on Saturday 1st June. More info on the two-day event here. (NB. It appears this has been cancelled, as of early May it has disappeared from the Official Gigs page)

Northern Pride 2013, taking place at Leazes Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne on Saturday 20th July. More info on the one-day event here.

Aberdeen Re:Union, Back To The 80s with Aberdeen University Student Union. a celebration of Aberdeen University Union and student life in the ‘80s! More info and book tickets here. View their Toyah page.

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