Posts Tagged ‘Nottingham Post’

Nottingham Post: Nottinghamshire Pride 2018

July 16th, 2018

nottpost18aNottinghamshire Pride 2018 – when, where, tickets, times, prices, parade route, weather, stages, line-up and everything else you need to know

80s pop star Toyah will be entertaining the crowd along with a Britney tribute

An eighties pop star, an X Factor finalist and a Britney Spears tribute act are among the entertainers lining up for the city’s most fabulous festival, Nottinghamshire Pride.

Taking place on Saturday, July 28, this year’s annual LGBTQ+ celebration promises to be jam-packed with free comedy, live music and theatre shows from 11.30am until late, late, late.

So who can we expect to see on the main stage?

Performance Times: 12.15pm – Sheriff of Nottingham speech, 12.30pm – Michaela Weeks Britney Spears Tribute, 1pm – The Scream Queens, 1.30pm – Amrick Channa from The Voice and X Factor, 2pm – Tash Bird, 2.30pm – Nicki French, 3pm – Kitty Tray, 3.30pm – Intro from Charity Shop Sue, 4pm – Toyah Willcox, 4.30pm – Rob Green, 5pm – The Half Eight, 5.30pm – Titty Bon Bon, 6pm – Co-op Arts Theatre Group.

• Continue reading at Nottinghamshire Live at the Nottingham Post.

Nottingham Post: Flashback Festival: Review and Pictures

August 23rd, 2015

flashback15fToyah Willcox, 5 Star and Jason Donovan at Flashback Festival: Review and pictures

It was the rain that dominated the second day of pop nostalgia at the 80’s Flashback Festival at Clumber Park, but whilst this packed crowd donned waterproofs and brollies, their enthusiasm for good 80’s music was not in any way dampened. The regular compere for the Saturday night slot, Clive Jackson, the Doctor from Doctor & The Medics was unfortunately unable to attend. Toyah Willcox took up the mantle and did a great job keeping the party going.

Soul II Soul hogged the sunshine and had the crowd on their feet with their hits including, Keep On Movin’ and Back To Life before handing the stage over to Toyah for her set. With a huge back catalogue of hits, she did not disappoint with old tracks such as Good Morning Universe and I Want To Be Free. Covers included a sterling performance of Guns ‘n’ Roses Sweet Child Of Mine, before finishing with It’s A Mystery.

• Continue reading/View Photo Gallery at the Nottingham Post. (Photos © Kevin Cooper/Nottingham Post)


Nottingham Post: Toyah Willcox in Lowdham: Review & Pictures

June 24th, 2015

nottpost15aIt’s A Mystery is one of Toyah Willcox’s most well known tracks but from her ‘Up Close and Personal’ performance at Lowdham Village Hall it was no mystery that her career has been such a success, spanning 30 years. The Warthog Promotions event, part of Lowdham’s Book Festival 2015, featured Wilcox talking about her life and selection of acoustic performances.

Supported by Chris Wong and Colin Hinds on guitar, Willcox belted out numbers from across her career: Good Morning Universe: Be Proud, Be Loud, Be Heard; Jungles Of Jupiter; Echo Beach; and, Bird In Flight which was number one in the first ever Indie record chart. Diminutive and self-effacing off-stage, once in the limelight, bedecked in bright pink dress and silver bangles, the ‘rebel’ commanded the arena.

• Continue reading at the Nottingham Post.