Long before the likes of The Sopranos, Breaking Bad and The Wire dominated the conversation about the greatest TV show on the planet, Twin Peaks reigned supreme as the weirdest and most wonderful thing to ever grace the small screen.
That remains as true today as it ever was, bolstered by the return of the show for a one-off series on AMC last year.
The brainchild of filmmaker David Lynch alongside writer Mark Frost, the series started life as a murder mystery whodunit, exploring the dark, seedy underbelly of the American dream.
It featured a whole host of unique characters, led by Kyle McLachlan’s FBI Agent Cooper, who attempted to immerse himself in the town’s strange cultures and traditions while answering the ultimate question: Who murdered Laura Palmer?
With the show’s popularity at an all-time peak, thanks to the recent TV revival, the Official Twin Peaks UK Festival 2018 could not be arriving at a better time.
On September 29th and 30th, the London Irish Centre an Camden Square Gardens will be transformed for one weekend only into the infamous town at the centre of the show’s great mystery.
It’s a chance to immerse yourself in the ultimate cult show alongside devoted enthusiast and lovers of the unique world Lynch and Frost created on Twin Peaks.
Lindsey Bowden, who founded the festival, said: “Twin Peaks is as legendary for its style as its eccentricity, its murders, and its offbeat humour. I love the unique mix of eccentric characters, eerie small town atmosphere, and surreal storytelling.
“I created the festival in 2010 and through the last eight years, it has grown and developed into something very special with a lot of the fans returning year after year. We look forward to welcoming long-time Twin Peaks fans and the new generation of fans who discovered Twin Peaks in 2017 with the third TV series.”
There will be immersive events, screenings from the show, live cabaret performances and a series of charity auctions giving fans the chance to get their hands on some sought-after memorabilia in the name of charity.
The show’s Great Northern Hotel setting will be recreated along with the mysterious and seductive Black Lodge. The One Eye Jack girls will also be on hand throughout alongside a photographic exhibition from the series and the Roadhouse/Bang Bang Bar. 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. It’s going to be crazy.
Throw in screenings of a variety of Lynch’s best films and more cherry pie, coffee and doughnuts than you can shake a stick at and you have the makings of the ultimate Twin Peaks event.
But that’s not all, the event will also boast an array of guest appearances from those involved in the show.
Plus, immersive events, screenings from the show of other Lynch films, captivating live cabaret performances, charity auctions (including the dresses from Mulholland Drive) and of course endless cherry pie, coffee and doughnuts.
These include stars like Rebekah Del Rio, Dana Ashbrook, John Pirruccello and Kimmy Robertson, along with singer, musician and actress Chrysta Bell who not only stars in Twin Peaks but has also collaborated extensively with David Lynch on two albums.
For more info and tickets head to http://www.twinpeaksukfest.com/.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.