Writer, broadcaster and entertainer, Pam Ayres MBE, to embark on a new UK tour this September

Pam Ayres MBE – writer, broadcaster, and entertainer – has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years now, and from September 2024 she will embark on a new tour of theatres and literary festivals to promote her new book, Going Doggedly On: Collected Poems – 1970s to 2020s, due to be published on 3rd October 2024 (which is, fittingly, National Poetry Day) by Ebury. Pam’s other recent published titles have included Pam Ayres on Animals, which was the UK’s bestselling poetry book of 2021, and Who Are You Calling Vermin? published in 2022.  

Pam is the author of several best-selling poetry collections, including The Works, With These Hands, Surgically Enhanced, You Made Me Late Again!, and Up In The Attic. She is one of only a few authors to have had their books included in the Sunday Times bestseller charts in almost every decade since the 1970s.

No stranger to the stage or the screen, Pam first appeared on TV in 1975 when she entered (and subsequently won) the TV talent show, Opportunity Knocks. Since then, Pam has performed her to audiences across the globe, and in 2004 she was appointed an MBE for services to literature and entertainment. In 2022, Pam took to the stage at the renowned Glastonbury Festival to entertain crowds with her joyful, witty and hilarious verses. Pam has appeared on screen most recently on Alan Titchmarsh’s Love Your Weekend, This Morning, Would I Lie To You, and two popular series for Channel 5, The Cotswolds with Pam Ayres and The Cotswolds and Beyond with Pam Ayres.

Having grown up in Stanford in the Vale (rural Oxfordshire) and now residing in Cirencester (Gloucestershire), Pam has been surrounded by British countryside her whole life, and much of her poetry, written and spoken work is about the natural world. Pam is passionate about natural history, wildlife, farming, and regenerative agriculture, and when she isn’t performing, Pam enjoys painting, knitting, gardening, and practicing piano (which she is proud to have started learning at the age of 75).  

Pam’s latest theatre shows have already sold out in Chipping Norton and Wavendon. However, tickets can be snapped up for Cheltenham (8 September), Poole (11 September), Salisbury (17 September), Keswick (24 September), Fareham (13 October) and Hertford (27 October). Pam’s tour also includes performances at a number of poetry, literature and book festivals, including Wigtown Book Festival (Scotland’s National Book Town) on 27 September and Cheltenham Literature Festival (the UK’s oldest festival of its kind) on 9 October.

For the full list of tour dates and how to book tickets, see https://pamayres.com/tour-dates/