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Toyah @ Viva Blackpool

October 26th, 2015

Toyah with Caroline Munro, of James Bond and Hammer Horror films fame, at Saturday’s Viva Blackpool event. (Photo © Lindsay Peebles | Thanks also to Damon King)


The Gazette: Cult Film Stars Line Up To Meet Fans In Resort

October 24th, 2015

quad12aBesides a bevy of Bond girl beauties, cast members from classic British movie Quadrophenia will be lining up to meet fans at Blackpool’s Viva cabaret venue tomorrow. In the ‘biggest cast reunion’ to date, the likes of Toyah, John Altman – perhaps now best known as EastEnders’ Nasty Nick Cotton, and Gary Shail will be chatting about the days gone by.

The 1979 British film, loosely based on the 1973 rock opera of the same name by The Who, made stars of a whole generation of young actors who went on to great things, with Phil Daniels and Ray Winstone leading the way.

Gary Shail, who played Spider, helped get together the Mods and Rockers crowd attending the charity Our Disappearing Planet’s first Charity Autograph Convention at the Blackpool night spot – which will also play host to a bevy of Bond girls, plus stars of the silver and small screens.

“We don’t get together too often, although we see each other as separate events, but this is probably the biggest grouping for a long time,” he said. “And a lot of people are coming who have never done a Quadrophenia reunion, so it should be really good.”

• Continue reading at The Blackpool Gazette.

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ITV News: Autograph Hunters Head To Blackpool

October 24th, 2015

itvnews15aAutograph hunters head to Blackpool for a star studded convention

Bond girls, a former Miss World who famously dated George Best, and the ‘Stupid Boy’ from Dad’ Army are just some of the celebrities taking part in the inaugural Charity Autograph Convention in Blackpool.

Other celebs attending including former Miss World (1977) Mary Stavin, pop star Toyah Willcox, Game of Thrones actors Ian Whyte and the ‘Stupid Boy’ from Dad’s Army, Ian Lavender.

• Continue reading at ITV News.

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Live 2015: A Trio of Acoustic, Up Close & Personal Dates

October 21st, 2015

There’s a trio of Acoustic, Up Close & Personal dates for Toyah over the next few days; in Runcorn (22nd October at The Brindley). Oswaldtwistle (23rd October at Hyndburn Arts Centre) and Bridgwater (25th October at The McMillan Theatre), as well as an appearance at the Celebrity Autograph Convention, Viva Blackpool, with other cast members from Quadrophenia (24th October). Full details on all of these, and more, at