Cargo Publishing presents
Sat 25 Feb 2012 | 12 noon - 1.30pm | £3
Football correspondent Graham Hunter and writer Rodge Glass discuss writing about the beautiful game.
Want to know what makes Messi so great? What it’s like to sit in a team talk for the greatest team in the world? Graham Hunter has been Sky’s Spanish football correspondent for the last decade and has had unprecedented access to the rise of the greatest team in current world football, Barcelona – the subject of his new book The Making of The Greatest Team In The World. Their great European rivals, Manchester United, are the subject of Somerset Maugham Prizewinner Rodge Glass’ new novel Bring Me The Head of Ryan Giggs, which tells the tale of a player who manages just one game for the team before his life spirals out of control.
Come and hear Rodge and Graham talk football, writing, and what makes the greatest teams in the world tick.
Part of the Margins Book and Music Festival.
ALSO ON SATURDAY 25TH //
Doug Johnstone and Helen Fitzgerald
A Thousand Cranes: Scottish Writers For Japan book launch
William McIllvanney and Allan Wilson: Scottish Writing, Then and Now
Three Poets: Tom Leonard, Don Paterson, Billy Letford
Malcolm Middleton’s Human Don’t Be Angry, Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells
FESTIVAL PASS //
To see everything on at the Margins festival – with a line-up featuring Malcolm Middleton, Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells and Roddy Woomble, Louise Welsh, Chris Brookmyre, William McIllvanney, Alasdair Gray and more – you can book your festival pass now for just £55/£45. Simply call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 or visit us at 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow.
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”