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Twin Peaks Festival Returns To London

 
 
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For fans of Twin Peaks, the cult American TV series created by writer Mark Frost and director David Lynch, the annual Twin Peaks UK festival is a highlight of their calendar. Celebrating the phenomenal cult hit, that has captivated fans for nearly 30 years, from its launch in 1990 to the most recent 2017 series, the Official Twin Peaks UK Festival was founded by British writer and producer Lindsey Bowden in 2010 and has since become a hugely popular and firm favourite with both fans of the series and with Twin Peaks cast and crew members. 

This September, the Official Twin Peaks UK Festival returns to London to re-create the eerie, fictional town of Twin Peaks, over the weekend of September 29th and 30th at the London Irish Centre in Camden with activities extended to Camden Square Gardens.  Guests will be able to rub shoulders with stars of the show as they dig into some damn fine cherry pie with a cup of coffee.  David Lynch Coffee in fact.

Visitors will be able to visit The Great Northern Hotel, take part in the Mulholland Drive Jitterbug Class, visit the mysterious, seductive Black Lodge and Mr C’s Tulpa Creatives art class will be welcoming new students! 

Welcomed by the One0Eyed Jack’s girls, festival guests will have access to screenings (including Lynch inspired fan made short films), and live performances from Lynchian burlesque and cabaret troupe The Double R Club, who produce very funny, very dark, sexy and nightmarish scenarios based on their favourite Twin Peaks characters.

The festival Art Gallery will showcase inspired fan art including the popular Return To Twin Peaks photographic exhibition by Canadian photographer Blake Morrow; his photos are coming straight from the Series Mania Festival in Lille, France.  Downstairs the Roadhouse/Bang Bang Bar will be hosting live music on both days of the festival, with DJ sets on the Sunday evening.  And there will even be live owls on show in the section named The Call of the Owl – a vital aspect of the Twin Peaks legacy.  

This year a special treat will be in store for visitors – a train carriage will be parked in Camden Square Gardens, and will offer a thrilling VR experience – with actual locations shot in Washington State.  To enter the train car the fans will need to go through the circle of trees that is the evil in these woods Glastonbury Grove.  After visiting the real life locations, they can relax in the picnic area. 

Official Showtime merchandise will be on sale along with plenty of other damn fine festival merchandise including Lindsey Bowden’s own book Damn Fine Cherry Pie – a Twin Peaks inspired cookbook, published in 2016 by Octopus Books and Harper Collins.

EVENTS
Live music with the divine Rebekah Del Rio on Saturday September 29th.
Screening of the 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me on Sunday September 30th.
Onstage Q&As with the stars on Sunday September 30th hosted by British author and journalist Tom Huddleston.
Screening of the classic 2001 David Lynch movie Mulholland Drive.
A special train car featuring a VR experience of Twin Peaks.
The Glass Box photo opportunity.
Short films, merchandise, art gallery.
Damn fine cherry pie, endless doughnuts.
Charity Auction including Rebekah Del Rio’s Mulholland Drive & Twin Peaks dresses and David Lynch signed a copy of his Nudes book.

STAR GUESTS
Chrysta Bell Hailing from Texas, Chrysta Bell is a hugely successful singer songwriter, musician and actress, starring in Twin Peaks in 2017 as Special Agent Tamara Preston. Her partnership with David Lynch started back in 1999 when they met.  Lynch has co-written and produced two of her albums; This Train and Somewhere in the Nowhere, as well as co-writing her track Polish Poem which featured on his Inland Empire movie soundtrack.  Lynch has said of Chrysta Bell “The first time I saw her perform, I thought she was like an alien. The most beautiful alien ever.” 

 Dana Ashbrook Bobby Briggs 1990-1991 in the original series; reprised his role in the prequel film 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and again in David Lynch’s revival series in 2017 Twin Peaks: The Return.  Dana’s well known to TV audiences from his appearances in popular series such as Dawson’s Creek, Rules of Engagement, Law and Order and many more.

John Pirruccello Played Deputy Chad Broxford in Twin Peaks: The Return.  John is a well known TV/stage/film actor, comedian, and voice artist lending his voice to a great many TV and radio commercials, video games, cartoons, movies and TV series including Two And A Half Men. John can currently be seen in HBO’s smash hit comedy drama Barry. 

Kimmy Robertson Played Lucy Moran/Brennan in the 1990-1991 original series of Twin Peaks; she reprised her role as Lucy Moran in a deleted scene in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and reprised her role as the now married Lucy Brennan in Twin Peaks: The Return.  Kimmy’s numerous TV and film credits include Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, ER, Psych and more.

Singer Rebekah Del Rio will be performing at the festival on Saturday September 29th.  Rebekah is legendary in the world of David Lynch for her cameo in the film Mulholland Drive when she sang acappella Llorando (the Spanish version of Roy Orbison’s Cryin’).  She also performed the song No Stars, written in collaboration with David Lynch and John Neff in Part 10 of  Twin Peaks: The Return.  

September 29th and 30th 2018
London Irish Centre and Camden Square Gardens, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

Tickets: from £85 www.twinpeaksukfest.com

 


Paula Hammond - Features Editor

 
Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email: writerpaula@icloud.com


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