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Twin Peaks - Chrysta Bell as Special Agent Tamara Preston and Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch as Gordon Cole. Photo courtesy Showtime (1)

The Twin Peaks Festival 2018 is in Camden Square

The London Irish Centre and Camden Square Gardens play host to this year's cult telly fan-fest

As geekier a fan of the classic 90s (and now revived) series as we are? Thought so. And while it may not seem the likeliest choice, this year’s *official* Twin Peaks Festival 2018 is being held at none other than the London Irish Centre and Camden Square Gardens next month.

The event, in one of NW1’s loveliest corners, invites punters to step right into the infamous town, celebrating what’s surely the ultimate cult show by immersing devoted enthusiasts in its unique world. Oh my.

There’ll be loads of guest stars to ogle (during Q&As, mind), including Rebekah Del Rio, Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), John Pirruccello (Deputy Chad Broxford) and Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran/Brennan). Just added to the line-up is singer, musician and actress Chrysta Bell who, alongside starring in Twin Peaks, has collaborated extensively with David Lynch.

As you’d expect in these experiential days, the whole thing is as #immersive as possible: as well as screenings of other Lynch films, expect live cabaret performances, DJ sets, a sea of merch, charity auctions (including the dresses from Mulholland Drive) and of course endless cherry pie, coffee and doughnuts.


Most intriguing of all? A train carriage parked in Camden Square Gardens, which will offer a virtual reality experience – with actual locations shot in Washington State. To enter 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 VR-stylee, they can relax back in NW1 in the picnic area. Perhaps with a stiff drink.

All together now: ‘I feel like I’m going to dream tonight. Big bad ones. You know, the kind you like…’

29th-30th September, London Irish Centre and Camden Square Gardens, 50-52 Camden Square NW1 9XB. Tickets and info:

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