Saturday, 29 September 2012

Happy Birthday Dial Ups!

Hi All! As most of you will know, October is a very special month for the Dial Up! At the Watford Palace Theatre on Sunday 7th we're celebrating our first birthday- 12 glorious months of music and fun at our wonderful Palace Theatre! And in Covent Garden it's our SECOND birthday, so on Friday 19th we'll be having a party as only we can to mark two whole years of celebrating community and creativity in the heart of the West End!

I hope you can join us at one or both events, and perhaps even come along to our Coco Cafe Dial Up in Croxley on Thursday October 11th where we'll be celebrating being one month old lol!

Much love and birthday wishes to the whole Dial Up Family! Alex xx

Friday, 14 September 2012

The First Ever Coco Dial Up is a Roaring Success!

Thanks so much to everyone who came and made our first ever Coco Dial Up such a success! Here's a little round up of the evening as penned by Linda Anderson:

Coco CafĂ© in Croxley Green was packed out for the first ever Coco Dial Up on Thursday September 13th. This is the third venue for Dial Up, which began life at the Seven Dials Club in Covent Garden before expanding to the Watford Palace Theatre.

Host and singer Alex Williams describes these monthly events as a celebration of community and creativity. The Dial Up website emphasises they are: “all about enjoying live music and performance in all its forms. Alongside singers of every style and genre we regularly welcome instrumentalists, authors, poets, actors, magicians and even dancers!”

Alex explained, ‘while continuing our famous open mic sessions the Coco Dial Up will also have something of an edge, with a jazz and literary focus. As well as more music each month, it means we can experiment with play readings and poetry recitals, workshops and rehearsals that we couldn’t really do at our Palace Theatre event.’

As a first night special Coco’s owner Beth Devonshire provided a free glass of bubbly for all guests, along with a bespoke cupcake. 

One of the audience, Judith Bruni, said: “This gets people together and it is really fun. It’s astonishing how talented people are and this gives them an opportunity.”

Do join us for our future events, details below and on the Coco Dates page! Much love, Alex xx

The Coco Dial Up on The Second Thurday of Every Month, 7pm
At Coco Cafe, Croxley
Tickets £5

Thursday October 11th
Thursday November 8th
Thursday December 13th
Thursday January 10th
Thursday February 14th
Thursday March 14th
Thursday April 11th
Thursday May 9th
Thursday June 13th
Thursday July 11th
Thursday August 8th
Thursday September 12th