Events Diary

In Conversation and Lunch with Gareth Thomas

Wednesday 12th November - Starts at 12.30pm

Gareth Thomas had it all. He was a national hero, a sporting icon. He was a leader of men, captain of Wales and the British Lions.

To him, rugby was an expression of cultural identity, a sacred code. It was no mere ball game. It gave him everything, except the freedom to be himself. However, Gareth was becoming increasingly engulfed by a secret that threatened to ruin everything he had built – his sexuality.

In 2009, he summoned up his courage, and became the world’s most prominent athlete to come out as gay. Gareth’s inspiring and moving story transcends the world of sport to tell a universal truth about feeling like an outsider, and facing up to who you really are.

Join us for a Michelin starred three-course lunch with Gareth, and hear about his career in rugby, and his journey towards self-acceptance. 

£60.00 per person

Includes a glass of Prosecco, a three-course lunch, coffee and petits fours, as well as a copy of 'Proud' and a chance to meet Gareth and get your book signed.

Please contact Toppings & Company Booksellers directly on 01225 428111 to make your reservation.