Dame Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes

In 2024 Kelly Holmes celebrates the 20th anniversary of her double Olympic Gold at the 2004 Olympics, where she won the 800m and 1500m, the first woman in Great Britain to win two gold medals at the same games. Awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to the Armed Forces, and granted a Damehood for services to sport, she talks to Dr Marg Mayne about the  story behind her extraordinary life, from growing up on a council estate in Kent, to army recruit to Olympic hero and much-loved TV personality, and speaks openly about her life-changing decision in 2022 to come out publicly as a gay woman. 

Kelly set up the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, a charity that helps guide disadvantaged young people, getting their lives back on track by using world class athletes to engage, enable and empower through positivity. 

Event Information

Event Date Sun 25 Feb 3:00pm
Individual Price £12.00
Venue The Alexander Centre
Categories All events, 25 February (Sunday), Culture & Diversity, Memoir

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