BBC radio presenter Andy Kershaw will be at Alexander’s in Rufus Court on Sunday, October 20, with his one-man show The Adventures of Andy Kershaw.
During the evening the broadcaster, who is also a guest presenter on BBC One’s The One Show, will talk about his adventures during his career which spans several decades.
In his early twenties the Rochdale-born DJ presented The Whistle Test and Live Aid for the BBC and for most of the past 25 years has had a weekly BBC radio show, showcasing music from all over the world.
He is also a serious foreign correspondent and has reported from some of the world’s most dangerous or secretive countries for BBC Radio News, Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent, and for the Observer, the Independent and The Daily Telegraph. He has reported from such perilous places as Iraq, Sierra Leone, North Korea, Angola and Haiti and was one of few journalists to be an eyewitness to the Rwanda genocide. He has won more Sony Radio awards than any other broadcaster.
To fulfil a lifelong ambition, last summer Andy began training to be a Wall of Death rider.
He began touring with his one-man show a year ago.
During his career Andy has also 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.
Five years ago, he went through a turbulent time in his personal life but he has come roaring back, written his astonishing life story and returned to the airwaves, recently fronting BBC Radio 3’s Music Planet series. He is also making documentaries for Radio 4.
Tickets for his show at Alexander’s are available from www.alexanderslive.com