Dreamscape 20: Our (Weird) 21st Year Online!

August 23rd, 2020

Didn’t expect our 21st year online to have been quite like this… Lockdown, masks and staying home! But there’s still been plenty of Toyah news (and newsy bits!) to post… I’ve been doing that for two decades now and the idea of not doing it feels slightly weird! I always said I’d stop running a fansite at 50, but I’m now just about to hit 53 with no plans, just yet, of stopping!!!

Prog Magazine: How Prog is Toyah?

August 21st, 2020

Toyah is featured in the new issue of Prog magazine.

Toyah – These days she’s better know as Mrs Robert Fripp, but in the 80s Toyah Willcox blazed a unique musical trail. Her recent work with The Humans is squarely in the art rock field, so it begs the question: how prog is Toyah?

• Continue reading at Prog Magazine/Louder Sound.

Challenge 72: Music Legends Support Challenge 72

August 21st, 2020

Some of your favourite performers from the 80’s through today talk about the issues still facing survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, and how supporting Challenge 72 can help them. With heartfelt thanks to Toyah, Tom Bailey, Keith Mullin, Paul Young, Andy McCluskey, Janice Long, Garry Christian, Midge Ure and Eddie Lundon for lending their voices to this cause.

www.challenge72.co.uk | www.justgiving.com/team/challenge-72

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Toyah On TV: When Pop Stars Go Horribly Wrong

August 21st, 2020

When Pop Stars Go Horribly Wrong: Channel 5: Friday 21st August: 9pm
When Pop Stars Go Horribly Wrong: Channel 5: Monday 24th August: 10pm
Popstars are idolised and adored by their fans. They can become stars overnight, giving them almost God-like status. When they’re riding high, they’re at the top of the celebrity food-chain. But when it all goes horribly wrong, their fall from grace can be spectacular. Narrated by Sarah Cawood, this 3-hour special celebrates some of pop’s bum notes from the likes of Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Meatloaf and even The Beatles. Interviewees include Toyah Willcox, Kerry Katona, Katie Waissel, and pop gurus Nicki Chapman & Paul Gambaccini.

Toyah on TV: Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30

August 21st, 2020

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Tuesday 25th August: 5am
Pop legend Toyah brings 30 memorable videos featuring a cavalcade of clothing calamities from superstars including Bowie, Madonna, Adam Ant and many more in this crazy countdown!

The Guardian: Great Outdoors/Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

August 20th, 2020

Great outdoors: the magic of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – in pictures

Theatre has returned to Regent’s Park in London with a socially distanced revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, plus comedy nights under the stars. We look back at memorable past productions.

Toyah Willcox throws herself into the role of Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by John Doyle in 1995.

• Continue reading at The Guardian. (Photo © Tristram Kenton)

Toyah At Home: Ten From Toyah!

August 20th, 2020

It’s the tenth edition of Toyah At Home this weekend & there’ll be two songs too… Tune in Saturday at 11am to see which.

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On

August 20th, 2020

Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On: Sky Arts: Saturday 29th August: 10pm
Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On: Sky Arts: Wednesday 2nd September: 1.30am
Lauren Laverne hosts a one-off special bringing the stars of Quadrophenia together. Featuring reminiscing, interviews, a table-read of the script and plenty of surprises. (Photo © Sky Arts)

Toyah Fanzine: Issues 39 & 40

August 20th, 2020

Currently working on two new issues – 39 & 40 – of our Toyah fanzine. Previews of the covers and a couple of new feature pages from each below.

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia – Our Generation

August 20th, 2020

Quadrophenia – Our Generation: Sky Arts: Saturday 29th August: 9pm
Quadrophenia – Our Generation: Sky Arts: Wednesday 2nd September: 00.30am
Celebrity fans and cast members come together to shed light on the making of Quadrophenia and explore the legacy that the cult film has left behind, 40 years after its release. (Photo © Sky Arts)

Toyah At Home: Episode #9

August 20th, 2020

Song of the week, on Episode Nine of Toyah At Home, was, the mighty, and mightily iconic, Ieya.

This was the first At Home hosted by Toyah outside in the garden. Click below to watch the episode, which ended with an archive acoustic performance of, the sublime, Jungles Of Jupiter.

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Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Dinosaurs

August 17th, 2020

Dinosaurs came to Toyah & Robert Fripp’s Sunday Lunch this week.

Toyah On TV: 80s Stars – Then & Now!

August 17th, 2020

80s Stars – Then & Now!: Tuesday 18th August: NOW 80s: 8am
Where are they now? Classic hits, followed by some recent songs, including Pet Shop Boys, Kylie, Toyah, The Stones, Tony Hadley, The Pretenders, UB40, Rick Astley and T’Pau!

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #4

August 17th, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Toyah on TV: Celebrity Ghost Stories

August 17th, 2020

Celebrity Ghost Stories: Lifetime: Saturday 29th August: 11pm
Celebrity Ghost Stories: Lifetime: Sunday 30th August: 2am
Sue Cook reveals a spooky encounter with a UFO, Toyah Willcox recalls her experience with an apparition, and Alex Fearns discusses a sinister sound he once caught on tape.

Conversations With… Mark Curry: Toyah

August 13th, 2020

Conversations With… Mark Curry, featuring Toyah, is now available to watch at Acting For Others‘ You Tube channel. Mark speaks to a mix of guests including performers, presenters, and directors. Each conversation, taking place via zoom, is an in-depth look into the guests lives and careers, as well as finding out their thoughts and tips on getting through lockdown.

Official Charts: National Album Day 2020

August 13th, 2020

Details of National Album Day 2020 have been announced, which this year celebrates the music of the 80s.

Now in its third year, National Album Day 2020 will take place on October 10 and celebrate the album format through a series of special events. As well as a series of special events (still to be announced), several big 80s releases are being reissued on vinyl or as a boxset. A selected list appears at the bottom of the page.

Five ambassadors have so far been announced for this year’s event: Blossoms, La Roux, Billy Ocean, Toyah Willcox and The Psychedelic Furs.

• Continue reading at Official Charts.

Toyah At Home: Episode Nine Will Be Anthemic!

August 12th, 2020

Please submit your questions for this week’s Toyah At Home by adding a comment at Toyah’s official Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. There’s another classic song from Anthem featuring this weekend. Ask about music, albums, singles, plays, films, anything & tune in Saturday at 11am.

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The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory: Production Photos

August 12th, 2020

A selection of production photos from, the forthcoming film, The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory. Directed by Steven M Smith, Toyah plays Estelle Roberts, a Spiritualist Medium. It also stars Colin Baker and Christopher Ellinson. The film is currently in post production with a release date tbc for 2021. Click on the photos for larger versions. (Photos © Greenway Films)

National Album Day: First Wave Of Ambassadors Announced

August 12th, 2020

Billy Ocean, Blossoms, La Roux, The Psychedelic Furs & Toyah Willcox

National Album Day will return for its third edition on Saturday 10 October with the perfect antidote to lockdown blues – a celebration of arguably music’s greatest decade, the Eighties!

Toyah Willcox, who emerged from post-punk to become one of the defining voices of the 80s, said: “I am supporting National Album Day because it is important that future generations do not miss out on the fantastic experience of listening to a whole album of songs…A culture could be lost if listeners never experience how life changing it is to discover a hidden gem not deemed worthy of being a single by a record company, ie Bowie’s ‘Lady Grinning Soul’ on Aladdin Sane. When I heard this song I felt the artist was speaking directly to me. Listening to an entire album is enriching and allows the listener precious time to connect with creativity… Albums are akin to a great book, a great party, a brilliant day in the park…they are the whole meal.”

• Continue reading at the National Album Day website.

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Toyah on TV: Celebrity Eggheads

August 12th, 2020

Celebrity Eggheads: BBC1: Friday 21st August: 2.15pm
Series 8, Episode 15. A team from the world of arts and entertainment comprising actor Simon Greenall, singer Toyah Willcox, arts correspondent Nick Higham, award-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown and Proms presenter Katie Derham set out to triumph over the general knowledge Goliaths and win the cash prize for charity. Presented by Jeremy Vine.