Friday November 29th 2019 - The Scene Indian Kitchen, 4a Leftbank, Manchester M3 3AN
Guest Speaker: Chris Tarrant
Chris Tarrant is a radio and television broadcaster, most famous for presenting the hit quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire and the ITV Children’s show Tiswas. His other credits include presenting on Capital Radio.
In 2004, Chris received an OBE for his extensive charity work, which includes being an ambassador for the homeless charity, Centrepoint; Trustee/Patron of The New School at West Heath for disadvantaged children; patron of Milly's Fund, set up in memory of murdered Surrey teenager "Milly" Dowler; and patron of the Phoenix Centre for children with special needs.
Grab your copy of "Sense of Humour, Sense of Justice" at a discount on the day
In this highly entertaining book Fred Rumsey looks back on an eventful life, in which he opened the bowling for England in five Tests, single-handedly advanced the idea of a Professional Cricketers’ Association, pioneered the development of public relations in cricket, played a leading role in the expansion of the Lord’s Taverners and developed cricket and football tournaments in the Caribbean. There is fun aplenty, as befits one who was a friend of comedians Eric Morecambe and Dave Allen, but there is also a sense of social purpose, to be found not only in the years when he took on cricket’s establishment but in his long service to the charity work of the Lord’s Taverners and his close bond with the anti-apartheid South African journalist Donald Woods. From the poignancy of his description of an East End childhood during the Blitz to the wonderfully funny tale of his sharing a hotel room with Geoffrey Boycott, Sense of Humour, Sense of Justice is full of delights – with insights into a rich array of characters, among them David Gower, Bobby Moore, David Frost and his great mate Colin Milburn.