Twin Peaks Festival UK returns

Writer and producer Lindsey Bowden is once again putting together a cast of event professionals to deliver a new edition of the Twin Peaks Festival UK.

In its 8th year running, the two-day event is scheduled to open from 7-8 October at the Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, in London.

Commenting on the production, Bowden said: “It’s a challenging event; it’s a-year round production.”

Bowden told Access that her production team is made of 22 people. The team comprises event professionals from all over the world who are tasked to build up the legendary town of Twin Peaks at the London venue.

Immersive experience

“This year’s festival promises to be even bigger, even better,” Bowden said, adding that fans will be surprised.

“The Hornsey Town Hall is beautiful building and will be transformed into the Twin Peaks town,” she enthused. The main foyer will metamorphose into the Black Lodge while the downstairs bar will become The Roadhouse complete with live music.

Other surprises include a Mulholland Drive Jitterbug class. VIP and Blue Diamond ticket holders will also have the chance to step into recreations of the Great Northern Hotel bar.

Further, the immersive event will see fans invited to experience the climax of the original Twin Peaks story, as they clamber into a train car to witness the brutal slaughter of Laura Palmer.

“The Twin Peaks UK Festival was created in 2010 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this iconic TV show. Thanks to recent re-runs there is now a whole new generation getting to know Twin Peaks, and it’s great that once a year fans from all over the world can get together to celebrate their favourite series. Now the show is back on our TV screens, this year’s festival is all about looking back over the past 25 years, and at the future of the show; celebrating the world of Twin Peaks within the context of David Lynch’s wider body of work. It promises to be a very special festival indeed,” Bowden said.

The programme

The production has confirmed seven actors of the show will be attending the event, including Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), James Marshall (James Hurley), Michael Horse (Deputy Tommy ‘Hawk’ Hill), Kenneth Welsh (Windom Earle),

Sabrina Sutherland (Executive Producer), Jake Wardle (Freddie Sykes in the current series) and Sean Bolger (Detailer current series).

The organiser saw 350 fans through the doors in 2017 and Bowden expects this year nearly 500 visitors.

Other highlights include:

  • Screening of David Lynch’s 1992 prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
  • Screening of the new documentary David Lynch: The Art Life
  • A rare chance to see Lynch’s 1982 film The Elephant Man starring John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins
  • Lynch-inspired short films
  • Limitless cups of coffee, damn fine cherry pie and thousands of doughnuts
  • Costume contest
  • Twin Peaks Tattoo Parlour, quizzes, DJs, music and … a mysterious muffin cabinet
  • Autograph opportunities

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