Turn Back Time: 2011

2021 is starting off pretty grimly for us all. I’ve already lost a relative to COVID-19. Some of you may have too. In which case, I send you my condolences.

To take my mind off our current situation, I thought I’d try turning the clock back to recall what life was like for us a decade ago, in 2011.

So, make yourself a cuppa, put your feet up and sink back to a time when we could all gather together, cheek by jowl, in a confined space, and laugh.

Yes, here’s my ‘Rhymes of the Times 2011’ show, recorded in front of a live audience at the end of that year at Poppleton Arts in York. The video quality is not quite up to Steven Spielberg standard, so feel free to get your knitting or your crochet out and look down at that whilst the video plays … . Alternatively, there’s an audio-only version under the video (and on SoundCloud).

Here’s to our being able to gather again and hug and laugh at some point in the not-too-distant future. Meanwhile, I hope this show might time travel you away from our current ills for an hour and, hopefully, raise the odd chuckle or two. Yes, we had our worries back then, but not like now …

When I originally performed the show, one of the audience members told me afterwards it had ‘Made me forget all my aches and pains!’ May it do the same for you, 10 years on.

Listen to the audio-only version below (or on SoundCloud):

Anneliese Emmans Dean – theBigBuzz – Bringing poetry to life

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