The Adventures of Andy Kershaw


Thursday 19 October 8pm
Wetherby & District Social Club, Sandown House, Sandbeck Way, Wetherby LS22 7DN


The famous journalist, radio and TV presenter and all-round world and popular music expert takes you on  a highly entertaining journey though his eventful life.

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‘The finest British broadcaster bar none. A real broadcast journalist, a real achiever, a real someone, an amazing man’ Stephen Fry


‘A national treasure and born again hero’ Daily Telegraph


 Andy will sign copies of his autiobiography No Off Switch after the event.


Supported by Renton & Parr

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Andy’s one-man show has become a hugely successful highlight of many literary festivals – including a sold-out appearance at Hay on Wye – and a popular draw at theatres and arts centres around the UK. Fascinating and often hilarious, his two hour audio-visual presentation treats the audience to recollections from a life spent on the front lines of rock & roll, and on the front lines of some of the world’s most extreme and dangerous countries.


Among many other things, Andy:
– has visited 97 of the world’s 194 countries.
– owns an LP and CD collection weighing seven tons.
– was an eyewitness to the Rwandan genocide and reported it for the Today programme.
– worked for the Rolling Stones in 1982.
– was a BBC Radio 1 DJ for fifteen years – without ever having any ambition to become one.
– was supported by an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons when he was dropped by Radio 1 in 2000.
– is a regular reporter on BBC1 television’s The One Show
– has won more Sony Radio Awards than any other broadcaster.
– went on a blind date with a then unknown Courtney Love – to see Motorhead.
– was, implausibly, photographed for Vogue by David Bailey.
– once had to rescue Mike Tyson.
– secured the first ever British television interview with Bob Dylan – by giving Bob a jar of jam.
– tracked down and unmasked, 32 years after the event, the man who – infamously – shouted ‘Judas!’ at Bob Dylan in 1966.
– has been propositioned by Frankie Howerd and Little Richard.