Saturday 22 April 2023, 14:00-15:15
Coronet Theatre, Auditorium, £8/£7 concessions
The “beautiful game” is now more than ever a metaphor for broader society. David Winner and Emanuele Atturo will discuss English and Italian football as entertainment, passion and as a cultural phenomenon.
Replaying the infamous 2021 Euro football final in a field of ideas, this conversational game will discuss what football means today for two of the most outspoken nations.
This event is in English.
Running time: 75 minutes including Q&A.
Emanuele Atturo is director of L'Ultimo Uomo, an Italian cult publication about sports and culture. He wrote Roger Federer è esistito davvero (66thand2nd, 2021).
David Winner is an English author and journalist. His best-known books are Those Feet: An Intimate History of English Football (Harry N. Abrams, 2013) and Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football (Bloomsbury, 2000). Brilliant Orange was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2000.
Nicky Bandini is a sports writer and broadcaster who specialises in European football. She has written a weekly column on Serie A for the Guardian since 2007 and contributes to a number of leading media outlets worldwide including the BBC, ESPN and Stan Sports. She also co-hosts the Serie A Chronicles podcast with Mina Rzouki.