Monday, 28 November 2011

Photos from our Cool Britannia Dial Up!

Thanks to Prashant for all the following photos! What a treat to have him back with us!
Three badges on my waistcoat that night! Dial Up, a Union Jack and mini-Pudsey for Children in Need!
 What joy to have the Soul Sisters reunited once again as the marvellous Tracy Holtham sung a duet with our surprise special guest Bandana Gill!
Jack Meyer, who gave a wonderful reinterpretation of Sting with 'An American in London, and the adorable Liza Keast looking delighted to be with us!
Will we ever have a Dial Up without cake?! Happy Birthday, Jon!
Our superstar Helen Durkin gave us some Adele and Amy Winehouse
I wasn't the only one with a Dial Up badge on! Fellow Whimsyite, Glyn :-)
Lots of new faces this month, let's keep the word spreading!
Helen Green bolsters the theme with some Flanders & Swan...
Our resident poet Jim Connor went for Anthony Newley and Lesley Bricusse...
And Neil Maxfield brought Gilbert and Sullivan! I'd call that a full house!
Street magician extraordinaire Owen!
The beautiful voice and musicianship of Mark-Anthony brought original British songwriting to the mix...
...While Patrick Vincent gave an inspired re-working of Cole Porter's 'Night and Day'
Cheers, Bob! Next Dial Ups are the Christmas Specials: Sun Dec 4th at the Watford Palace Theatre/ Sat Dec 10th at Watford Museum and Friday Dec 16th at Seven Dial Club, Covent Garden. Hope to see you there! Much love, Alex xx

Sunday, 20 November 2011

The Dial Up Christmas Specials!

Thanks to EVERYONE who came along to support the November Dial Up! Talk about Cool Britannia, we had everything from Gilbert & Sullivan and Flanders & Swan to Sting and Steps! Not to mention original works from contemporary London performers. A truly mesmerising evening! Hats off to the Dial Up fam ;-) 
My favourite bit had to be surprising Jon with yet another birthday cake! Any excuse for cake! And what a joy to welcome back Bandana, exactly one year on from her first performance with us, on a flying visit from her time in Australia. We wish her every happiness as she heads back in December. And talking about spreading happiness, we have THREE Dial Ups planned for next month! The first will be our Watford Dial Up at the Palace Theate, 5pm on Sunday 4th. Then there's the FREE Watford Dial Up, 1pm-4pm at the Musuem for anyone who wants a taste of our unique brand of music, poetry and open mic, with minced pies and mulled apple juice on hand, and finally our traditional Christmas Extravaganza at the Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden, 7pm on Friday 16th. Hope to see you at one, two or all events!

Much love, Alex xx