Conversation Pieces at Royal Concert Hall
- Anna Millar
- 6 August 2009
Bill includes Michael Palin, Kenny Logan and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
An array of names from the world of politics, TV and comedy set their stall for the Conversation Pieces’ line-up
Michael Palin, Kenny Logan and Sir Peter Maxwell are just a clutch of the names rocking up to the Royal Concert Hall as part of their Conversation Pieces season. The talks, held in September and October, boast talents from across the board, including Dennis Canavan, Kenneth Cox and Angus Konstam. Music fans can also look forward to an evening of conversation and music with Andy Williams. The events will be hosted by BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson, John Beattie and Alistair Moffat.
Writer, performer and comedian Michael Palin will appear in conversation with Alistair Moffat to discuss the second volume of his diaries, Halfway to Hollywood, and discuss tales of him time making Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life and his BAFTA-winning performance in A Fish Called Wanda.
Rugby player-come-Strictly Come dancer Kenny Logan will discuss his autobiography Just for Kicks, which focuses on his time on and off the field, as well as his much-publicised dyslexia.
Scottish gardener Kenneth Cox will discuss his book Scotland for Gardeners: The Guide to Scottish Gardens, Nurseries and Garden Centres, featuring descriptions of virtually all of Scotland's public gardens.
American singer Andy Williams will chat about his life story and forthcoming autobiography Moon River and Me in a special one-off evening event, which will also feature some of the musical icon’s best known songs. His rise to fame has been chronicled for the first time in his forthcoming autobiography Moon River and Me.
Events close with composer Peter Maxwell Davies, who appears in conversation as part of a festival of events in Glasgow to celebrate his life and works in the year of his 75th birthday. Davies recently hit the headlines when he revealed that he is working on a comic opera about the MPs expenses scandal.