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Renowned football writer and pundit joins Dylan Thomas Festival line-up
Graham Hunter, the author behind the best-selling football book Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World is to give a talk during the Dylan Thomas Festival on Saturday 3 November.
Hunter’s book looks at Barcelona, one of the greatest football teams in the world and tells the story of how they came to redefine how the game is played.
The book also refers to how new Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup came close to becoming the Barcelona manager in 2008.
Graham will discuss his book, Barcelona FC, Swansea City FC and his views on football. It will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
Swansea Council has organised the event.
Councillor Nick Bradley, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration said “We are delighted that a sports writer of Graham’s quality is part of the Dylan Thomas Festival.
“FC Barcelona are known for their unique footballing style which has seen them dominate the world game.
“From a local point of view, Swansea City FC have adopted a similar approach to the game so I’m sure that this event will attract football fans from across the city and beyond”.
Tickets are priced from £8 and £5 concessions and are available from the Dylan Thomas Centre on 01792 463980 or http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/
The Dylan Thomas Festival returns from 27 October to 9 November and features the Stan Tracey Quintet, Paul Durcan, Samantha Wynne Rhydderch, Nigel Jenkins, Menna Elfyn, Ros Barber, Kevin Barry and Roshi Fernando.