Get up close and personal with Kenny Logan, Steve Redgrave, Mark Ramprakash, Matthew Hoggard, James Cracknell, Ben Fogle, Paul Nicholls and Ruby Walsh.
The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival (9th -18th October) is awash with big names this autumn, including some from the sporting hall of fame.
Events you might be interested in include "Ashes to Ashes" a celebration of the highs and lows of this pinnacle of international cricket, with Yorkshire legend and 2005 hero Matthew Hoggard, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, author of The Top 100 Cricketers of All Time, international cricketer Mark Ramprakash and afficionado of the game and author of his very own Book Of Cricket, Barry Norman.
Steve Redgrave, five-time Olympic gold medallist in rowing and Britain's greatest Olympian will be talking about how teamwork, craft, overcoming adversity and a bit of luck all contributed to his achievements. He will discuss his life and reveal how his heroes and peers have Inspired him to be the very best at his game.
Kenny Logan and Mark Ramprakash will come together to discuss their sporting lives & compare notes on their Strictly Come Dancing performances.
National hunt trainer Paul Nicholls and Irish champion jockey Ruby Walsh, with whom he has shared so many remarkable victories, will contemplate a career on the turf and the path to the top of the sport.
For these and many more great events including award winning writers, hollywood stars, political movers and shakers & comedians see www.cheltenhamfestivals.com for more info and to book online or call the box office on 0844 576 7979.
Gloucester Rugby Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke to the local media after the 62-19 victory over Yorkshire Carnegie, and showed his delight at the first run out and stated there was still lots to work on ahead of the new season
Mark Atkinson made his first appearance in Cherry and White in the pre season victory over Yorkshire Carnegie on Saturday. Speaking to the local media, he was impressed with the first experience of Kingsholm.
James Hook picked himself up a pair of tries on his first appearance in Cherry and Whites during the 62-19 win over Yorkshire Carnegie. Speaking to the media after, the Welshman was thrilled with the first run out as well as the result.
Speaking to GRTV shortly after the Cherry and Whites lifted the Premiership Rugby 7s Series for the second consecutive year, Olly Morgan expressed his pride in the young squad and their teamwork, which saw them go unbeaten on the night to earn the first silverware of the season.
With the training centre at Hartpury College undergoing a refurb this week, Gloucester Rugby have relocated their training set up to Dean Close School this week which is a superb environment according to Forwards Coach Andrew Stanley.
The next Ladies' Big in Business Lunch will take place at Kingsholm Stadium on Wednesday 10th September and the guest speaker will be the hugely successful Janis Sinton - Managing Director of TasteTech.