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May 14th, 2013

Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013: Toyah at Tatton Park on Saturday 20th July, playing on the same bill as The Human League and Howard Jones, has been officially confirmed. Details and links to buy tickets here. (Thanks to The Official Toyah Facebook)

Independent Woman: This Week’s Birthdays: Toyah Willcox, singer and TV presenter, is 55.

All Star Mr & Mrs: Robert and Toyah’s VT from last week’s programme has been uploaded to You Tube. (Thanks to Jack Cooper)

Sky Live 1998: I’ve also just uploaded a clip of Toyah from Sky Live. A very short interview and an acoustic performance of ‘It’s A Mystery’. Apologies for the poor picture quality but Toyah is sounding in fantastic voice here.

Elu24: Weekend Guitar Trio – Live At Kings Place: A review of the new live album. Read the original here or a translation here.

• The Changeling: Alison Moyet mentions Toyah in an interview with ‘Gay Times’ (June 2013 issue) when talking about considering names for her new album: Moyet revealed other considered titles: “Changeling” (“but Toyah had an album called Changeling”).

David Bowie: Five Years: An intimate portrait of five key years in David Bowie’s career: I’m not sure if he directly contributes to this new documentary but Robert Fripp is mentioned during it. Airing on Saturday 25th May on BBC2. Time tbc, more info here.

• Sign Here: Toyah autographs a Hormonal Housewives crew member’s leg: “Crew member wants my name tattooed on his leg. How could I refuse!“. View the photo at Instagram.

Hemel Today: Hormonal housewives vent anger at the Arena: An extended sketch show, Hormonal Housewives calls on the same elements that proved such a draw in The Vagina Monologues and Hot Flush.

Artrocker: Focus Wales 2013: Saturday 27th April, Wrexham County Borough Museum – Golden Fable is Rebecca Palin and Tim McIver, a synth/acoustic duo who produce a magical, hypnotic sort of pop. Palin is all glimmer suit and headdress something akin to Toyah Willcox in her prime.