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.
Gary Jones of Glevum Windows and Conservatories recently visited Kingsholm Stadium and the Cherry and White supporter spoke exclusively to Gloucester Rugby TV after marking two decades as a box holder in the Stowford Press Stand at Kingsholm. A great feat!
Speaking to the local media this week during preseason, new hooker Richard Hibbard said he was really enjoying putting in the hard work and being back to full fitness ahead of the 2014-15 season with the Cherry and Whites.
Nick Walshe was unveiled as Gloucester's new Backs and Attack Coach this week and spoke to Simon Ward for the RFU.com podcast about his excitement at joining Gloucester and working with a new group of players.
Speaking after the Third Test defeat to New Zealand, Ben Morgan told RFU.com that the loss was a disappointing way to sign off the summer tour but that the England team know what they have to do to be successful.
At the end of a tour when there have been so many positives for England, fly half Freddie Burns, who will start the third Test against New Zealand, was clear that the whole squad are focussed on signing off with a memorable win when he spoke to RFU.com
Speaking to Steve Jones of RFU.com straight after the 27-28 defeat to New Zealand on Saturday, Billy Twelvetrees spoke of the frustration of a missed opportunity, but stressed that England would lick their wounds and bounce back.
Freddie Burns contributed 12 points in England's 20-15 defeat against New Zealand on Saturday but, speaking after the game to RFU.com, preferred to talk about the many positives in the performance from Stuart Lancaster's side.
Gloucester number eight Ben Morgan put in a great individual performance as England were just pipped by New Zealand by 20 points to 15 in Auckland on Saturday. He told Steve Jones of RFU.com that the team will be in good spirits going into the 2nd Test in Dunedin.
It's been marked in the diary since the spring, but rugby will be returning to Kingsholm on July 31st. The holders host the Premiership Rugby Sevens for the third consecutive year, and Dan Robson can't wait to get on the field with the new look squad.
With almost a month of pre-season training with Gloucester Rugby already under his belt, James Voss is ready to hit the ground running as he links up with his Hartpury coaches and team-mates this week.
Premiership Rugby have today announced the fixtures for the second World Club Sevens tournament at Twickenham over the weekend of August 16-17 and Gloucester Rugby will kick off their Pool B campaign against Vodacom Blue Bulls.