Monday, 18 March 2019

The Dial Up takes a break!

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Thanks so much to everyone who came to our Heroes and Villains Dial Up in March! Both our first half guests treated us to a series of villainous runes, the marvellous Alex HW as a range of Disney despicable, and Charli Eglinton sharing songs from her new mafia-themed musical '8'. The hero of the night was open mic host Anthony (above) who charmed us all as he always does with his warmth and wit!

The Dial Up is going to take a break for a few months as we search for a new venue. We've had a wonderful year and a half at The London Improv Theatre, but unfortunately they can no longer accommodate us on a monthly basis. I look forward to finding a new home venue and getting our show back on the road as soon as possible!

Until then much love to everyone, stay in touch and see you soon! Alex xx

Friday, 22 February 2019

Heroes and Villains theme on Sunday 17th March!


Thanks to everyone who came to our Love Songs Dial Up in February, what a charming afternoon! Love was definitely in the air, with a wonderful open mic hosted by Tina Ogorman and two brilliant first half performances from Tracy Holtham (photo above) and Tom Lavin.

Do join us again at 3pm on Sunday 17th March for a St Patrick's Day drink and our usual celebration of community and creativity! This month our theme is HEROES and VILLAINS so prepared for tunes ranging from angelic to demonic, not least from the wonderful Alex HW (aka Alex the Younger) breathing life into a panoply of Disney villains! As ever, the theme is just for fun, interpret or ignore it as you choose. Hope to see you there!

All Welcome
£6 online/ £8 on the door

Monday, 21 January 2019

The Bright Sides at the first Dial Up of 2019!



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Thanks so much to everyone who made our first Dial Up of 2019 such a wonderful event! Special thanks to our performers Neil Maxfield, Stephen Thorne, Ricardo Fernandes, Kayla and Livia, Pol Penter, Jim Connor, Tina Ogorman, Herman Ringer, Matias Tobalo, Jon Medcalf, Mark McClelland, Gavin Brock, Ben Joseph, Steve McClennon (amazing photos Steve, thanks for posting!) and all our open mic section.


Particular thanks to the Bright Sides who were our house band for the day!

At 3pm on Sunday February 17th our theme is Love Songs for Valentine's Day, but expect a few surprise choices in there too, love isn't always about romance! So j
oin vocalist Alex Williams and the whole Dial Up family at The London Improv Theatre for a fantastic afternoon of performance and open mic! If you’re looking for a friendly and welcoming space to share your music, poetry, prose, drama, comedy, magic or dance, or just want a great night out, then come and join us!

All Welcome
Tickets £6 online/ £8 on the door

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Happy New Year from The Dial Up!

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Thanks to everyone who came to make our Christmas Dial Up at the The Kitchen Croxley such a wonderful night! The avalanche of photographs are testament to just how many talented performers we were lucky enough to watch: Julian Mount, Steve McClennon, Shola Adewusi, Jim Connor, Anthony Folami (as an unforgettable Rudolph!) Tina Ogorman, Linda Birmingham, Helen Rogers, Paul Murray... an amazing night! Thanks to Alex Kelly and Trevor Bailey for broadcasting us live on AJK Radio, we'll be played out again at 8pm on Christmas Day, and across the Christmas fortnight, after which time the show will be available as a podcast.

Join us throughout 2019 at the The London Improv Theatre on the third Sunday of the month as we continue our merry mission of celebrating community and creativity in all its forms! Next event is 3pm, Sunday 20th January. Until then, much love and Merry Christmas!

Photo: Steve, Anthony Julian and me rocking out to the Jungle Book's I Wanna Be like You!

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Dial Up Christmas Special: 7.30pm Friday 14th Dec @ Kitchen Croxley!

Thanks so much to everyone who came along to our Forgotten Classics Dial Up! Despite our theme it was definitely a night to be remembered! Our Christmas Dial Up this year will be on Friday 14th Dec at the Kitchen Croxley, and then from January 2019 we're changing our regular slot to the THIRD SUNDAY of each month, so hope to see you then! Much love xx

Join vocalist Alex Williams and the whole Dial Up family for a fantastic evening of performance and open mic! If you’re looking for a friendly and welcoming space to share your music, poetry, prose, drama, comedy, magic or dance, or just want a great night out, then come and join us! All Welcome
Tickets £5

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Friday 16th November: Forgotten Classics!

 
Join vocalist Alex Williams and the whole Dial Up family for a fantastic evening of performance and open mic! If you’re looking for a friendly and welcoming space to share your music, poetry, prose, drama, comedy, magic or dance, or just want a great night out, then come and join us! This month our theme is Forgotten Classics. As ever, the theme is just for fun, interpret or ignore it as you choose!
Friday 16th November
The London Improv Theatre
Doors 7pm, Show starts 7.30pm
All Welcome
Tickets £6 online/ £8 on the door


Much love and hope to see you there! xx


p.s. the video above is the showcase of my musical The Lost Children, if you haven't seen it yet please give it a watch and let me know what you think! xx

Sunday, 23 September 2018

His Hidden Wings Book launch/ Watford Fringe/ Dial Up 8th Birthday






What a busy month we have coming up! Firstly, at 7.30pm on Saturday 29th September my LGBT themed Young Adult novel 'His Hidden Wings' launches at the Bossanyi Studio, Eastcote. So bring a bottle, bring a tenner and come along to grab your copy hot off the press!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2095662057375665/

Then on Saturday 6th October the Dial Up is hosting three events at the Watford Fringe Festival. A reading from His Hidden Wings takes place at the Fire Station at 2.30pm, I'm singing an hour of my favourite jazz standards at the Pump House Theatre at 4.30pm, and then we're having a proper Dial Up Open Mic event at 8pm. Do come along to one or all events, we'd love to welcome you!

http://watfringe.co.uk/

And finally, The Dial Up celebrates its 8th Birthday at 3.30pm on Sunday 14th October!  Everyone is welcome but we're especially reaching back out to those members of The Dial Up family we still love and remember, but haven't seen for a while! We'd love you to join us if you're free, and hope that the earlier time and Sunday date make the journey easier. Doors open 3pm, show starts 3.30pm.
Tickets £6 online/ £8 on the door

https://www.londonimprovtheatre.com/the-dial-up

Really looking forward to seeing you at as many of the events as you can manage! Till then, much love! Alex xx