An Evening with Nigel Owens, 20 octobre 2016 19:00, Auckland Grammar School
Auckland Writers Festival is pleased to present an ‘in conversation’ event with Welsh rugby referee Nigel Owens MBE, supported by Auckland Grammar School and chaired by Belinda Henley.
Nigel is a television personality, comedian and the first openly gay rugby personality and has been described as “…the best referee in any of our major sports, the antithesis of a rulebook automaton, he is authoritative without being condescending and balances sharp comment with quick humour.”
His autobiography “Half Time” is decribed as warm, funny and painfully honest. Nigel speaks frankly about his struggle to accept himself for who he was, leading to attempted suicide, bulimia, and steroid addiction.
Join us for an evening of storytelling and laughter as Nigel recounts many amusing incidents from rugby matches, foreign trips and his off-field career as an entertainer.