I have been invited to speak about my new novel Chasing the Game at this summer’s Festival of Football Ideas (FOFI) in Bristol.
The two-week event, held on the eve of the 2014 World Cup, is a celebration of how literature, art, film, music and comedy can connect with football.
The Festival will run each night from Friday 30 May – Saturday 14 June and will feature talks and performances from artists, writers, poets, academics, musicians and comedians. Full details of all the exciting events are available at the Festival’s website here.
My talk, at 7pm on Saturday 31 May, is within a section called ‘Altering the narrative’ and is titled ‘Chasing the Game – A Creative Twist on the Theft of the Jules Rimet Trophy’.
Each evening will consist of two talks, split into two ‘halves’ of 45 minutes, with a half-time break – oranges are optional. Tickets for most events will be £5 and can be booked through the website from 25 April.
The Festival is a not-for-profit event created and run by a group of friends and volunteers for the love of football and art.
It will be held at The Planetarium based at the At-Bristol site. The event also has its own Twitter page, @Bristol_FOFI