Hugh McIlvanney - in conversation with Graham Spiers

Date Occurs 12/10/2016 - 12/10/2016
Time 7pm
Age range
Admission £10

In what is sure to be lively conversation with Graham Spiers, McIlvanney will share experiences from his remarkable career with his characteristic sharp insight, wry wit and pithy observations. Expect to hear about his friendships with the immortal managers Busby, Shankly, Stein and Ferguson, the troubled genius of players such as George Best and Jimmy Johnstone, and the many magical days spent in the company of the incomparable Muhammad Ali.

He talks too of the times where great sporting occasions were darkened by horror and tragedy; when his background as a news reporter helped him to cope, and of the changes he has seen in the business of sports journalism.

I was interviewed by Hugh in November 2009 and, as a boxing fan, it was a pleasure to meet a man who has written with such passion and eloquence about the sport we both love" - ANDY MURRAY

All the legendary managers were his pals. They trusted and respected him, even when he was being critical of them" - GRAEME SOUNESS

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Venue Information

  • Palace Theatre Kilmarnock
  • 9 Green Street
  • Kilmarnock
  • East Ayrshire
  • KA1 3BN
  • Tel: 01563 554900
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Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10am-4.30pm and show nights
Wednesday: 10am-4.30pm and show nights
Thursday: 10am-4.30pm and show nights
Friday: 10am-4.30pm and show nights
Saturday: 10am-4.30pm and show nights
Wheelchair access Yes
Disabled toilet facilities Yes
Museum and Gallery spaces Yes
Permanent collections - local & social history, natural sciences & archaeology Yes
Car parking nearby Yes
Disabled access Yes
Annual programme of comedy, dance, variety, music and more Yes
Box Office Yes

Wheelchair access to the theatre, Cafe Bar and Box Office. Wheelchair spaces in the auditorium must be pre-booked.

Available for hire Yes
Bar & Catering available Yes
Music events & shows Yes
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