Friday, 15 December 2017

The Dial Up in January 2018!

Sad as it was to say goodbye to our Watford and Croxley venues, The Dial Up is delighted to be making it's new home at the wonderful London Improv Theatre, 2 mins from Finchley Road tube station!

We'll be there on the Third Friday of every month, and our theme for January 19th is Anything Goes. So whatever your creative passion, be it singing, playing an instrument, poetry, drama or prose, dance, magic or stand up, make The Dial Up your space to shine!

Hope to see you there, and here's wishing you all a Happy New Year! Much love, Alex and The Dial Up Family xx

p.s. Remember to book online for the reduced entry price! www.londonimprovtheatre.com 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Dial Up this Christmas!



Join The Dial Up this December for our Christmas Specials! There's no better way to bring in the festive season than with our inimitable open mic and a good old sing along!

Friday 8th December, 7.30pm
WATFORD Dial Up, Fresh Shop- Hidden Bar, 2 Market Street
Tickets £5

As ever Christmas is a busy time, so we're on Friday 8th this month, a day before our usual slot. We'll be back to the third Saturday of the month for 2018.

 
Tuesday 12th December, 7.30pm
LONDON IMPROV THEATRE, 2 mins from Finchley Road tube station. 

Tickets are £8 on the door or £6 online, so please do follow this link to book online! http://www.londonimprovtheatre.com/

Throughout 2018 we'll be at The London Improv Theatre on the third Friday of each month, but Christmas being as busy as ever, we're on Tuesday 12th this month, so do make a note in your diary!


Thursday 14th December, 7.30pm
CROXLEY KITCHEN Dial Up, opposite Croxley tube station

Tickets £5


This month's Croxley Dial Up will be our last for a while as we shift our attention to growing our presence at our new venue, The London Improv Theatre. To help bring that touch of yuletide magic I'm delighted to announce we'll have Matt Wakefield back with us on the keyboard!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Dial Up this November!

Video: Watford Celebration May 2017

Join The Dial Up this November for a fantastic evening of performance and open mic at one or more of our three great venues:

Saturday 11th November, 7.30pm
WATFORD Dial Up, Fresh Shop- Hidden Bar, 2 Market Street
Theme: The Magic of Musicals!
Tickets £5

Thursday 16th November, 7.30pm
CROXLEY Dial Up, The Kitchen Croxley, Croxley Green
Theme: Poetry Please!
Tickets £5

Friday 17th November, 7.30pm
LONDON Dial Up, The London Improv Theatre, 104 Finchley Road
Theme: The Magic of Musicals!
Tickets £6 online, £8 on the door so please book ahead!

As ever, interpret or ignore the themes as you choose! Future dates and themes available to view at www.thedialup.blogspot.com

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Dial Up This September!


The Dial Up is delighted to announce that from September we are back in London!

As well as our usual Watford Fresh Shop event on the second Saturday of the month, and our Kitchen Croxley event on the third Thursday, we will now also be at the wonderful London Improv Theatre on Finchley Road on the third Friday of every month! And even more exciting, the terrific Jon Medcalf will be back on piano! Rehearsing with him last week brought back happy memories of when he arranged the piano part for my apocalyptic jazz song Getting Near The End of the World, video above.

Saturday 2nd Septemer, 7.30pm
The Fresh Shop Dial Up, 2 Market Street, Watford
Theme: Let's Do It!

Friday 15th September, 7.30pm
The London Improv Theatre, Finchley Road
Theme: Favourite Songs

Thursday 21st September, 7.30pm
The Kitchen Croxley, Croxley Green
Theme: Indulgence

I've updated the tabs above so you can now easily search for our future dates by venue. Do come and join us as often as you can as we continue in our quest to celebrate community and creativity in all its forms! Much love, Alex xx

Monday, 29 May 2017

The Dial Up Summer Festival!

 Hi Everyone,

As ever we have two events this June: The Fresh Shop Dial Up, 7.30pm on Saturday 17th is themed Birds and Beasts, while The Kitchen Croxley Dial Up, 7.30pm on Thursday 15th is a Drama Special.

Then this summer, alongside our usual open mic events, we'll be hosting two special festival events in Cassiobury Park! The first is Picnic at the Bandstand, a wonderful afternoon of music, and the second is a chance to get out your paint pots and pencils for Watercolour Challenge! Details below, hope to see you there! Much love, Alex xx


The Dial Up Open Mic Night!
Saturday 8th July 7.30pm, Fresh Shop- Hidden Bar, 2 Market Street, WD18 0PD
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 The Dial Up is the place to do it! The theme will be Celebration, so prepare for a night full of fun! All Welcome. Tickets £5.

Watercolour Challenge at the Rustic Bridge
Sunday 9th July 12noon till 3pm, FREE EVENT
Remember Hannah Gordon’s much loved TV show? Ever fancied taking up the challenge yourself? Then join us for The Dial Up’s own Watercolour Challenge, with, just for fun, Watford and Bushey Arts Society member Bob Laybourn to judge the winner. All Welcome.

The Dial Up Open Mic Night!
Thursday 20th July 7.30pm, The Kitchen Croxley, 198 Watford Road, WD3 3DB
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! Tonight is a Sing-Along Special, so warm up that voice! All Welcome. Tickets £5.

The Dial Up at Cassiobury Park Band Stand!
Saturday 5th August 2pm- 4pm, FREE EVENT
Bring nibbles and a blanket, or just your pop along to enjoy an afternoon of excellent music and entertainment from The Dial Up! Good weather probable but sunny dispositions guaranteed! All Welcome.

The Dial Up Open Mic Night!
Saturday 12th August 7.30pm, Fresh Shop- Hidden Bar, 2 Market Street, WD18 0PD
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 The Dial Up is the place to do it! Tonight’s our annual Disney Special, so expect a host of much-loved songs from the House of Mouse! All Welcome. Tickets £5.

The Dial Up Open Mic Night!
Thursday 17th August 7.30pm, The Kitchen Croxley, 198 Watford Road, WD3 3DB
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! Tonight the theme is Summer Nights! All Welcome. Tickets £5.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

The Dial Up this Spring!


Such great fun at our Singing the Blues Dial Up this April! The next event is our Easter Sunday Special, 3.15pm at the Kitchen Croxley, where as a festive treat (or trick, though that's Halloween...) I'll be singing an extended set of some of my favourite jazz and musical theatre tunes.

Then please do join me and the whole Dial Up family for our inimitable celebration of community and creativity and Watford's freshest open mic night in May! On Saturday 13th at the Fresh Shop Cafe/ Hidden Bar our theme will be Heroes and Villains- as ever, ignore or interpret as you choose!


Then from May onwards we're shifting our Kitchen Croxley events to the third THURSDAY of each month, so join us on Thursday May 18th at Kitchen Croxley for a night of great company and music.
 

Hope to see you there, and if you haveb't yet visited our Facebook page go to www.facebook.com/thedialup and click like! Much love, Alex x

Friday, 3 March 2017

March at The Dial Up!


Hi Everyone!


Join me and the whole Dial Up family for our two open mic events this March: Saturday 11th March, 7.30pm at Fresh Shop-Hidden Bar, Watford will have a Night At the Movies theme and Friday 17th March, 8pm at The Kitchen Croxley will celebrate the Great British Songbook! As ever, the themes are just for fun, ignore or interpret as you choose :-)



If you haven't visited our facebook page yet, please do! Follow www.facebook.com/thedialup and click like!


And final bit of news, I've been selected as one of 10 playwrights to feature in The Pensive Foundation's Theatre Festival. Running from 14th- 17th March at The Vaults Theatre, Waterloo, the evenings will feature a series of short plays by the selected writers. If you're interested in coming, I'll be in the audience on Tuesday 14th and Saturday 17th (and maybe Wednesday 18th), but the play's on every night so do come if you're free- it'd be lovely to see you! I'll post more details on Facebook and feel free to email if you'd like more details!


Much love, Alex xx

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Valentine's with The Dial Up!




Hi Everyone,


We're having a special Valentine's Dial Up at 4pm on Sunday 19th February at The Kitchen Croxley. If you struggle to make our usual evening events I hope this afternoon session will give you an opportunity to come along and say hi, or maybe even sign up for our open mic! Usual details on our Future Dates page or visit www.facebook.com/thedialup


Much love, Alex xx

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Happy New Year from The Dial Up!


And what a year it promises to be! I do hope you'll be able to join us at our two monthly events at Watford Fresh Shop and The Kitchen Croxley, check out FUTURE DATES for our list of events. And of course we'll keep you up to date with our other events in London, Watford and beyond! Much love, Alex and The Dial Up family xx