…one Ayres, tons of Grace, at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai… the incomparable Pam Ayres… #TBSU…

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…it just keeps getting more betterer, and more betterer… class is timeless… this ol’ Jurassic was privileged to host the incomparable Pam Ayres for her performance today at the Emirates Airline Festival of  Literature in Dubai… the lady professes herself less of a poetess, more of a person who enjoys making people laugh… she excels on both planes… a packed hall was rapt, riveted and regaled for a gem of a session from this peerless poetic comedienne… the usual Arabic/English/Arabic translators were replaced for the performance by those equipped to translate her wonderful accented delivery which many have mistakenly labelled over the years as coming from diverse sources, but to the cognoscenti the sound is just pure ‘Pam Ayres’… let there be no mistake, however, in the product… the Lady Ayres is a consummate professional, with a timing that would put Rolex to shame… the content of her poetry ranges on what she calls the ‘ordinary stuff’, but in essence touches all of us… we chortle, we laugh, we empathise, we enjoy… but most all we relate to her work… and ‘ordinary’ it decidedly is not… as with most polished performers of any art form, the Lady Ayres makes it all sound so easy… and here’s another surprising snippet for yeez… the audience wasn’t made up entirely of those of us of a certain age who grew up entranced with her poetry… not a bit of it… a generous slice of the attendees may only recently have received the ‘key of the door’… and all were laughing their collective socks off… yeez may hear comic poetry delivered by different accents and voices… but yeez will certainly not hear it better… a performance indeed with no airs and graces… just one Ayres with tons of Grace… Pam Ayres… see yeez later…

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6 responses to “…one Ayres, tons of Grace, at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai… the incomparable Pam Ayres… #TBSU…

  1. What a great day it would have been Seumas, I love the woman and her incomparable talent, wonderful. 🙂

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  2. Cate Russell-Cole

    I love her!

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  3. … and there’s plenty of good reason to do so, Cate… she’s a gem of a person… hope you’re on the mend, m’Lady :))

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  4. Pingback: …one Ayres, tons of Grace, at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai… the incomparable Pam Ayres… #TBSU… | Seumas Gallacher

  5. Sounds like it was a great program, Seumas.

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