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Owen Slot: The Talent Lab£8

So how exactly do you go about producing Olympic champions? The Times’ award winning sports writer Owen reveals how the performance directors of UK Sport achieved such phenomenal results in Rio, surpassing even the London games. Hear how talent can be discovered, created, shaped and sustained using lessons from organisations as far afield as the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music and the SAS.

Wednesday October 04 - 04:30 pm
Town Hall

Katherine Grainger£12.50

Britain’s most-decorated female Olympian, Dame Katherine returns to recall her triumphant time with Team GB that spanned five Olympics, where she won a gold and four silver medals. Rio finally brought down the curtain on her rowing career; now she is broadcasting with the BBC and chairing Sport UK. Her story is a life of highs and lows – but also of ambition conquering all.
Sponsored by The Oratory School

Thursday October 05 - 10:30 am
Phyllis Court

Phil Tufnell£12.50

Whether as a captain on A Question of Sport, correspondent for The One Show or a summariser on Test Match Special, former England cricketer Phil (who has 42 Test appearances to his name) has a wit, charm and ease that has endeared him to an audience way outside his chosen sport. Now he has collected his own eclectic hall of fame, from the legends of the game to the more off-beat characters. Join Tuffers for an hour that is sure to be a joy for anyone who likes their sport.
Sponsored by Head Partnership Solicitors

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST.

 

Thursday October 05 - 06:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Judy Murray£20

Britain’s best-known sporting mum – and one of its most respected coaches – explains how she set her sons Andy and Jamie on the road to tennis stardom. Her autobiography, Knowing The Score is a remarkable tale of dealing with exceptional children from the soggy community courts of Dunblane to Centre Court at Wimbledon. Having battled financial struggles and sexism while coaching multiple players at regional and national level before captaining the British Fed Cup team, Judy is an inspiration.

Sponsored by St Helen and St Katharine

Knowing The Score, RRP £18.99

Saturday October 07 - 11:00 am
Phyllis Court

Michael Parkinson£12.50

A chance to hear from a broadcasting icon. Interviewed by his son Mike, Parky looks back on a career which saw him interview many of the 20th-century’s most important cultural figures, from Bing Crosby and Orson Welles to Bette Davis and George Best. Among the most riveting and entertaining of all television interviews was when Sir Michael sat opposite Muhammad Ali. They eventually appeared together four times, and in his latest book we get a ringside view as Parky recalls the great moments with this funny, articulate and outspoken boxer who passed away last year.
Sponsored by Laithwaite’s Wine

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST.

Sunday October 08 - 05:00 pm
Phyllis Court

Phil Tufnell£12.50

Whether as a captain on A Question of Sport, correspondent for The One Show or a summariser on Test Match Special, former England cricketer Phil (who has 42 Test appearances to his name) has a wit, charm and ease that has endeared him to an audience way outside his chosen sport. Now he has collected his own eclectic hall of fame, from the legends of the game to the more off-beat characters. Join Tuffers for an hour that is sure to be a joy for anyone who likes their sport.
Sponsored by Head Partnership Solicitors

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST.

 

Thursday October 05 - 10/05/2017 06:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Judy Murray£20

Britain’s best-known sporting mum – and one of its most respected coaches – explains how she set her sons Andy and Jamie on the road to tennis stardom. Her autobiography, Knowing The Score is a remarkable tale of dealing with exceptional children from the soggy community courts of Dunblane to Centre Court at Wimbledon. Having battled financial struggles and sexism while coaching multiple players at regional and national level before captaining the British Fed Cup team, Judy is an inspiration.

Sponsored by St Helen and St Katharine

Knowing The Score, RRP £18.99

Saturday October 07 - 10/07/2017 11:00 am
Phyllis Court

Katherine Grainger£12.50

Britain’s most-decorated female Olympian, Dame Katherine returns to recall her triumphant time with Team GB that spanned five Olympics, where she won a gold and four silver medals. Rio finally brought down the curtain on her rowing career; now she is broadcasting with the BBC and chairing Sport UK. Her story is a life of highs and lows – but also of ambition conquering all.
Sponsored by The Oratory School

Thursday October 05 - 10/05/2017 10:30 am
Phyllis Court

Michael Parkinson£12.50

A chance to hear from a broadcasting icon. Interviewed by his son Mike, Parky looks back on a career which saw him interview many of the 20th-century’s most important cultural figures, from Bing Crosby and Orson Welles to Bette Davis and George Best. Among the most riveting and entertaining of all television interviews was when Sir Michael sat opposite Muhammad Ali. They eventually appeared together four times, and in his latest book we get a ringside view as Parky recalls the great moments with this funny, articulate and outspoken boxer who passed away last year.
Sponsored by Laithwaite’s Wine

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST.

Sunday October 08 - 10/08/2017 05:00 pm
Phyllis Court

Owen Slot: The Talent Lab£8

So how exactly do you go about producing Olympic champions? The Times’ award winning sports writer Owen reveals how the performance directors of UK Sport achieved such phenomenal results in Rio, surpassing even the London games. Hear how talent can be discovered, created, shaped and sustained using lessons from organisations as far afield as the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music and the SAS.

Wednesday October 04 - 10/04/2017 04:30 pm
Town Hall