Saturday, 19 November 2016

Merry Christmas from The Dial Up!

What fun it was to celebrate 6 years of the Dial Up in October! Thanks to the marvellous Linda Anderson and The Kitchen Croxley for the beautiful cake you can see above. And of course we're all celebrating (in our various ways...) another birthday this December as we get in the mood for a fun-filled Christmas season! So do join us for our two Dial Up Christmas Specials for mountain of mirth, and sackful of great music and entertainment, and more than a few mince pies!

7.30pm Saturday 10th December @ The Fresh Shop Cafe
8pm Friday 16th December @ The Kitchen Croxley
Tickets £5

Hope to see you there and much love, Alex x

Monday, 31 October 2016

The Dial Up at Watford Central Library and Watford Colosseum

Hello Everyone!

My thanks to everyone for your kind words and thoughts last month as The Dial Up celebrated its 6th birthday last month. No time to rest on our laurels though, plenty going on with The Dial Up this winter! See below for details, and if we haven't seen you for a while I hope you can join us for one of our Christmas events! Much love, Alex xx

Friday 4th, 8pm @ Watford Central Library
Saturday 12th, 7.30pm @ Watford's Fresh Shop, Market Street
Friday 18th, 6.30pm @ Watford Colosseum

Our December shows are, of course, Christmas Specials!
Saturday 10th, 7.30pm @ Watford Fresh Shop, Market Street
Friday 16th, 8pm @ The Kitchen Croxley

For more details please visit

Monday, 3 October 2016

The Dial Up's 6th Birthday!

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Hello Dial Uppers,

This October is a very exciting month for the Dial up as we celebrate our 6th Birthday! I do hope you can join us at one of our two regular events to help us raise a toast to six happy years of open mics!

Fresh Shop Cafe, 2 Market Street Watford at 7.30pm on Saturday 8th Oct
The Kitchen Croxley, WD3 3DB at 8pm on Friday 21st Oct

I'm also delighted to announce that on Friday 4th November The Dial up will be hosting the launch of the newly refurbished Watford Central Library, and to mark the occasion every performer will receive a free book! So do join us at 7.30pm Friday 4th November, Watford Central Library (opposite the town hall), for a very special Books and Stories themed Dial Up.

Hope you're well, and hope to see you soon! Much love, Alex

Sunday, 28 August 2016

And Hello Fresh Shop Cafe!

The Dial Up is delighted to announce that we now have two monthly venues hosting our inimitable open mic celebration of community and creativity!

The Watford Dial Up @ Fresh Shop Cafe
2 Market Street, Watford, WD18 0PD
Second Saturday of each month, 7.30pm


The Kitchen Croxley Dial Up
198 Watford Rd, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth WD3 3DB
Third Friday of each month, 8pm

Hope you can join us for one or both! Check out the FUTURE DATES tab above for more details, specific dates and intended themes! Much love, Alex x

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Goodbye Attico, Hello Croxley Kitchen!

They say that all good things come to an end and with Attico Art Cafe's closure The Dial Up is moving to a new venue. Thank you so much to Attico and its wonderful team, led by Andrew and Susan, for hosting The Dial Up since January. It's been an amazing journey, we've had such fun together celebrating community and creativity in our inimitable way in such a beautiful space.

But they also say as one door closes another opens and from Friday 19th August I hope you'll all join us at The Croxley Kitchen on the third Friday of every month as we continue hosting the freshest and friendliest open mic night around! Details on the FUTURE DATES tab above, can't wait to see you all and in the meantime here are some Attico photos to enjoy, and one from our foray into Watford Colosseum! Much love, Alex xx

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Attico Dial Up Second Saturday of Every Month!

What a joy it is to see The Attico Dial Up growing each month with such a vibrant community of creatives from near and far! Thank you to all our singers, poets, actors, musicians and supporters!

We invite you to join us on the second Saturday of each month for Watford's friendliest open mic night, and our next event is a Words and Music Special, so feel free to share whatever it is that inspires you. If you've never joined us or performed with us before, make this your month to come along, or to bring that copy of your favourite poem! Hope to see you there and much love, Alex xx

Saturday 9th April, 7.30pm
Attico Arts Centre, 101 Watford High Street
Tickets £5

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year One And All! 

The Dial Up is back with a regular monthly slot, so please do join us for 2016's first Dial Up Open Mic Night at the scrummy Attico Art Centre on Watford High Street! The theme is Anything Goes, so whether you want to sing a song, read a poem, play an instrument or dazzle us with dance, this is your chance to do it. There's no better way to bring in the new year than with our inimitable celebration of community and creativity, so join singer Alex, pianist Greg, hosts Jim and Anthony and the whole Dial Up family for what promises to be an excellent evening! Hope to see you there and much love xx

Saturday 16th January 2016
Attico Arts Centre, 101 Watford High Street, WD17 2DQ
Doors open 7pm, Show starts 7.30pm
Tickets £5