Posts Tagged ‘The Guardian’

Live 2013: Festival/Gigs Press

May 12th, 2013

The Guardian: Music Festivals Guide 2013
Information and lineups for the UK’s best family festivals
Upton Music Festival: When: 23-25 August, Where: Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, What: Local acts and retro stars, Who: Slade, the Troggs, Toyah Willcox, the Wurzels, How much: Weekend camping £67.50, teen (13-17) £20.

UK Festival Guides: Tatton Park Special Guests Announced
Three very special guests have just been announced for this year’s Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013. In what is lining up to be a truly spectacular night, 80’s superstars Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox will be joining Saturday’s headliners The Human League.

Indie London: Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013: Howard Jones, Toyah Willcox and Amore to support
Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox will be joining Saturday’s headliners The Human League at the Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013.

The Guardian: Toyah Willcox: My Family Values

March 22nd, 2013

Toyah is the subject of the latest “My Family Values” series in The Guardian today. A poignant interview.

The actor and singer talks about not getting on with her mother, but idolising her father

My father was having a dirty weekend in Weston-super-Mare with a woman he was engaged to when he saw my mother and fell in love with her. He pursued her for about 14 months, followed her around the country and proposed to her. He was nine years older than her when they got married, and she was pregnant immediately, aged 19, and I think she regretted it.

My early family life was incredibly happy but I was very, very protected and very much living in a bubble.

• Continue reading at The Guardian.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 14th, 2013

The Guardian: From Rock’s Backpages: Toyah is namechecked in a newly published retro article at ‘The Guardian’: Neil Tennant on the 1985 Brits – a classic feature from the vaults: The Brits are coming! We’re marking the annual bunfest by reliving Neil Tennant’s visit to the 1985 ceremony for Smash Hits, courtesy of Rock’s Backpages – the world’s leading archive of vintage music journalism… Photographers are in a frenzy in the foyer snapping anyone remotely famous, like Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, Howard and Jan Jones, Meat Loaf, Toyah …

The Brit Awards: Check out Toyah in the “History” section of The Brits website.

Media Molecule: On Tuesday evening Google News were listing that over 100 online articles were currently mentioning Toyah and ‘It’s A Mystery’ in relation to the Media Molecule teaser game page. Even the IMDb got in on the action.

Birmingham Post: Star names of stage and screen pay tribute to 100-year-old Birmingham Rep – Another press report on the Birmingham Rep’s Centenary.

Toyah News Briefs

December 13th, 2012

Sensational: Toyah tweeted earlier today: “Just learned SENSATIONAL off Crim Queen is being used 4 national ad campaign 4 next 12months from 26th dec, fronted by national actress”

• Read a transcript of Toyah’s ‘BBC 6Music’ Steve Lamacq’s Rock College “Guest Lecture” (broadcast on 22nd November, more info here) at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive.

• There are now even more chances to watch Toyah’s Christmas at the Zoo on Vintage TV. As well as airing tomorrow at 5pm and twice on Saturday (1.30pm/11pm) it is also on next Tuesday (18th Dec @ 7.30pm), as well as 21st Dec @ 9pm, 22nd Dec @ 1am and another seven times between 23rd and 29th December!

Brookside Most Memorable Moments: The newly released DVD celebrating the 30th anniversary of Britain’s finest soap – Toyah is namechecked in a review by The Guardian. Not only that but the mention is related to Karen Grant, one of the best characters.