What I Talk About When I Talk About The Tour de France.
After a year away from the front line, ITV’s Tour de France commentator Ned Boulting returns with a fresh assault on our cycling senses.
The cunningly entitled Retour de Ned is an indispensable theatrical road map for anyone aspiring to wear the yellow jersey on the Champs Elysées: a really very rough guide to the tactics (pedal faster) and challenges (not pedalling fast enough) which will need to be deployed to win the biggest bike race in the world. Along the way, there will be time to call to mind the greatest racers of the age, and to do hopelessly bad impressions of them. There will be scope to celebrate all that is French about France, and all that is Tourish about the Tour: Stuff like ignoring 12th century cathedrals, peeing at the side of the road, pushing spectators over, punching demonstrators and generally behaving like a shaven-legged hooligan for a month while riding over entire mountain ranges.
So come along for another ride through the peaks and troughs of the silliest and the grandest month of the year, as Ned hands out his copious, thoroughly unreliable, advice on How To Win The Tour de France. Or if not that, then at least How To Watch It On The Telly.
Caggie explores the challenges and opportunities that come with change and our individual quest for authenticity. This podcast aims to bring calm and clarity during times of transition – underpinned by the astrological transit known as your Saturn Return, each episode is uniquely guided by the resident astrologer Noura Bourni, interweaving themes from the guests and astrology.
Caggie speaks to thought leaders, and industry experts with guests including the likes of Elizabeth Day, Mark Groves, Steven Bartlett, Niomi Smart, Jordan Stephens, The Holistic Psychologist, Julia Samuels, Lacy Phillips, Dr Tara Swart and Mo Gawdat. The podcast uses Astrology as a lens in which to navigate your own personal development to make the listeners feel seen.
~ A Brand New Knight Out! ~
An Evening With Geoffrey Boycott last appeared on stage in 2017. A great deal has happened since then - in the cricket world, the world at large and in the world of our Geoffrey. He has had major heart surgery, become a grandfather for the first time and finally been honoured with a long-overdue knighthood.
Geoffrey’s many fans have expressed their deep disappointment at his disappearance from our airwaves. So, in a packed autumn where England are competing for the T20 World Cup and battling with the old enemy to wrest back control of The Ashes, they will be delighted for this chance to hear what Geoffrey thinks about - well, everything!
Forthright honest views, hilarious anecdotes, personal film footage from an incredible career and a chance for the audience to ask Sir Geoffrey their own questions. It’s a brilliant new evening with our brand new knight.
As ever, this cricket event is being run in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Association and we raise money from the evening for the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.
Noel Fitzpatrick returns to the stage this autumn with a brand-new show which will delight animal lovers of all ages and anyone who feels like they need some love, hope and healing in their lives.
Following his hugely popular tour in 2018, An Evening with Noel Fitzpatrick will give audiences a unique opportunity to gain an intimate insight into Noel’s extraordinary bionic world and the animals who have inspired him along the way.
Noel will share a rollercoaster ride of successes and failures, demonstrating why love really is all that matters – and how our animal friends can teach us very important life lessons, which can make us better people.
There will be some unexpected surprises and thoughts about the nature of stress and survival against the odds - and the future of humans and animals on our planet - that will truly give you cause to stop and think about your own future too.
Noel continues to strive toward a more loving and understanding society for humans and animals alike - in a world that needs healing now more than ever.
**Rescheduled date to be confirmed**
For the first time ever in the North West, join the legendary Sir Ranulph Fiennes for a fully immersive and exclusive black tie GALA DINNER, presented at The Bowdon Rooms for one night only.
Guests will enjoy a red carpet, Champagne reception while enjoying live entertainment and Art installations showcasing Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many expeditions.
The Grand Edwardian Ballroom will be your Everest Base camp for the evening, a spectacular 3 course meal will be served while you enjoy live on stage entertainment and have the rare opportunity to bid on one of a kind pieces of memorabilia.
What makes this event truly spectacular is that each guest will get the opportunity to meet the legend himself and have a professional souvenir photograph to commemorate your evening.
This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience ‘The World's Greatest Living Explorer’, As described by the Guinness Book of Records.
Educated at Eton College and Following in his father’s footsteps, he served with the Royal Scots Greys before joining the SAS.
In 1968 he joined the army of the Sultan of Oman and was later awarded the Sultan’s Bravery Medal by HM the Queen.
Having led 22 major expeditions to remote parts of the world, including both Poles, Ranulph Fiennes is the only man alive to have travelled around the Earth’s circumpolar surface.
He was the first explorer to completely cross the Antarctic continent unsupported.
In 2009, aged 65, Fiennes climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. As a result, he became the oldest Briton ever to summit Everest.
Since 1969, when he led the British Expedition on the White Nile, Ranulph Fiennes has been at the forefront of many groundbreaking exploratory expeditions.
“My admiration for Ran is unbounded, and thank God he exists. The world would be a far duller place without him”
HRH Prince Charles
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Stacey Dooley has firmly established herself as one of the most recognisable faces on British TV. Alongside her hugely popular BBC investigative series, in which she covered a diverse range of topics from across the world, the documentary maker and author of the Sunday Times bestseller, On the Frontline with the Women Who Fight Back, is also the presenter of BBC1's This Is My House; BBC2’s DNA; Glow Up for BBC3, and W's Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over – and lest we forget, our 2018 Strictly champion.
Following several sell-out UK tours, Stacey is heading back on the road to celebrate the publication of her new book, which explores the mental health crisis in Britain and its particular impact on young people, inspired by Stacey’s two most recent documentaries on mental health.
In conversation for these limited events, Stacey will open up the conversation about mental health in young people, to challenge the stigma and stereotypes around it. Having worked in collaboration with mental health experts and charities, Stacey will responsibly share the stories of young people in the UK directly affected by mental health issues, in order to shine a light on life on the mental health frontline and give a voice to young people throughout the UK who are living with mental health conditions across the spectrum.
Stacey will also touch on related, broader topics which she has tackled in her documentaries – poverty, addiction, identity, the pressures of social media – and look back on the stand-out moments and interactions from her wide-reaching career.
Join her for what promises to be a thought-provoking, inspiring and informative evening. With a chance to try your own hand at journalism and ask Stacey the questions, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Presented by Fane.