Alan Titchmarsh Book Launch
Join bestselling author and much loved TV personality Alan Titchmarsh for the launch of his latest novel, Mr Gandy’s Grand Tour. Alan will delight audiences at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys where he will talk about his new book and his distinguished career. Please note the ticket price includes a hardback copy of the book which Alan will happily sign on the evening.
Timothy Gandy has kept his lifetime’s ambition secret for forty years.
Alan Titchmarsh is known to millions through his career as a television presenter of shows including Ground Force, Gardeners’ World, Love Your Garden, the Chelsea Flower Show and The Alan Titchmarsh show . He has written more than forty gardening books, as well as eight best-selling novels and three volumes of memoir. He was made MBE in the millennium New Year Honours list and holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the Royal Horticultural Society’s highest award. He lives with his wife and a menagerie of animals in Hampshire where he gardens organically.
Date: Monday September 12thth 2016
Venue: Altrincham Grammar School For Boys – Marlborough Road, Altrincham, WA14 2RS
An Evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is, according to the Guinness Book of Records, ‘The World’s Greatest Living Explorer’, with more polar records than any other human. His many successes of exploring the vastness of the icy Southern Hemisphere and the North Polar Seas. At a special evening event, Sir Ranulph Fiennes will recount anecdotes about his many adventures across the globe.
Attendees will receive a copy of Sir Ranulph Fiennes new books, ‘Fear’ and ‘Colder’ (RRP £45) which Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be happy to sign.
Fiennes has led over thirty expeditions, including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth, and in 2003 – together with Dr Mike Stroud – he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the British Heart Foundation. In 1993 Her Majesty the Queen awarded Fiennes the Order of the British Empire (OBE) because, on the way to breaking records, he has raised over £18 million for charity. He was named Best Sportsman in the 2007 ITV Great Briton Awards and in 2009 he became the oldest Briton to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Date: Monday 10th Octoberth 2016
Venue: The Manchester Grammar School – Old Hall Lane, Manchester, M13 0XT
An Evening with NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino
Mike Massimino served as an astronaut for NASA between 1996 and 2014, going on two missions to service the Hubble telescope, spending more than 30 hours on spacewalks, and being the first astronaut to tweet from space. Mike has appeared as himself on the hugely popular sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, and is now a professor at the University of Columbia. His upcoming book, Spaceman, is his extraordinary and inspirational story, revealing the hard work, camaraderie and sheer guts involved in the life of an astronaut
Mike will be appearing at the Croston Theatre, Westholme to regale audiences with his stories and experiences as an astronaut. The cost of the ticket includes a copy of Mike’s hardback book which he will be happy to sign on the night.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet one of the heroes of out of space.
“The thing I remember most about space is the view from the spacewalk. When I was inside the space shuttle and looking through the window, you can see the earth and the stars, and it’s very beautiful, but it’s like looking at an aquarium, sort of. When you go outside and spacewalk, you become a scuba diver.”