Sir Bob Scott Book Launch: ‘Win a Few, Lose a Few’

  • DATE

    9 June 2022

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 12:00 am

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester M15 4FN

In this free event in the intimate surroundings of HOME’s Event Space, Bob Scott looks back on an unusual life with several careers with the launch of his book ‘Win a Few, Lose a Few’. A single theme has been getting things off the ground – there have been success and failure.

The son of a diplomat, he sailed through schools and Oxford mainly because he was large and noisy. Briefly an actor, then a theatre manager in Manchester, playing a leading role in building the Royal Exchange Theatre, then restoring and running the Palace and Opera House. He was the founding Chairman of Cornerhouse and still Chairs the Granada Foundation.

Bob worked with remarkable list of famous artists – Burton and Taylor, Pavarotti, Nureyev, Topol, Finney. Back-stage stories abound. Stories about the Royal Opera House, Bobby Charlton, LS Lowry and Andrew Lloyd Webber. He even visited Russia in the eighties and nineties where he worked with Vladimir Putin in Leningrad.