Twin Peaks UK Festival - Saturday 15th November 2014
Guest List: Sheryl Lee, Dana
In its fifth
sell-out year, the Twin Peaks UK Festival moved from
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith to the Genesis Theatre in
Whitechapel. The event is still both eccentric and utterly
charming – fitting, perhaps, for a festival about a show
that features murder, dwarves, personified logs and a truly
We travelled down by train on the
Friday night to meet up with Hervé from Belgium and Ricky
from Cumbria. The four of us had not done an event together
for a while so a good weekend was in prospect. On Saturday
morning we all got organised for the day ahead and headed
for the Euston Square tube station for the trip over to
Whitechapel, only to find no tube routes open on that day
that would get us near, so taxi it was.
On arrival, we were welcomed and
presented with our passes and so forth for the day. The
atmosphere was vibrant and seedy, with low lights, neon and
dry ice a plenty. Donuts and cherry pie were in what seemed
endless supply and David Lynch coffee from the bar. Perfect!
In the sweltering cinema, there were
screenings of various episodes and a surprise message from
absentee cast member Catherine E Coulson, who announced that
David Lynch had told her to tell us there would be a new
series! This obviously generated whoops of delight and was
actually a surprise for the incredibly charming Sheryl and
We dropped lucky on hitting the
queue for autographs very early and were able to get a table
photo with both actors, and enjoy a brief chat.
The necessary dose of darkness came
in the form of the Double R Club, a Lynch-themed cabaret
The Q&A session lived up to every
expectation, with Sheryl and Dana full of tales from
production and obviously happy to chat speculatively about
the new series.
As ever, the crowd was an eclectic
mix from all over the UK and further afield.
If you're a Lynch fan then this is
the one UK event you really can't afford to miss and with
next year planned for a whole weekend, we can't wait to go