CANCELLED – Andy Kershaw

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

Grateful Fred presents an evening with the legendary broadcaster and foreign correspondent, Andy Kershaw.

Andy’s one-man show, The Adventures of Andy Kershaw, 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, you’ll hear Andy’s personal 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.

Andy truly has no off switch. Already he’s lived ten lives to everybody’s one. As a teenager, he was promoting major rock gigs at Leeds University. He was Billy Bragg’s driver and roadie one day and presenting Whistle Test and Live Aid the next.A passionate music enthusiast, he is a man with an obsessive curiosity about the world. Over a twenty‐five year career, he has worked for the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, shared an office with John Peel and has amassed a record collection that weighs more than seven tons.

A fearless adventurer, he has visited 97 countries and, as a rock & roll war correspondent ‐ for Radio 4 and the broadsheets ‐ he has reported from some of the world’s most perilous places including Iraq, Sierra Leone, North Korea, Angola and Haiti. Andy was one of very few journalists to be an eyewitness to the Rwanda genocide. He has won more Sony Radio awards than any other broadcaster.

Your host for the evening: Grateful Fred

Please join us for one of the absolute highlights of Grateful Fred’s 2018 season.

“The finest British broadcaster bar none.”Stephen Fry

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