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.
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).