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The Adventures Of Andy Kershaw is at the Swindon Arts Centre on Monday 13 February

PUBLISHED: 16:58 23 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:56 20 February 2013

The Adventures Of Andy Kershaw is at the Swindon Arts Centre on Monday 13 February

The Adventures Of Andy Kershaw is at the Swindon Arts Centre on Monday 13 February

The fantastic Andy Kershaw who is among the UK's most-decorated broadcasters is coming to Swindon. His show The Adventures Of Andy Kershaw is at the Swindon Arts Centre on Monday 13 February 7.30pm.

The fantastic Andy Kershaw who is among the UKs most-decorated broadcasters is coming to Swindon. His show The Adventures Of Andy Kershaw is at the Swindon Arts Centre on Monday 13 February 7.30pm.

Andy is known as a most-decorated broadcaster for working for Radio 4 and, for fifteen years as a Radio 1 DJ.

There is no off switch for Andy as you can tell by looking to the many jobs he has done so far in his lifetime. He started out as a teenager promoting major rock gigs. Then he started out as Billy Braggs driver and roadie one day and presenting Whistle Test and Live Aid the next.

Without a doubt Andy Kershaw has a passion for music and an instinct for frontline journalism. This instinct was shown through reporting for the BBC and the broadsheets from the worlds most extreme countries such as Iraq, North Korea, Haiti, Angola and Rwanda during the genocide. Andys enthusiasm made him the central figure in the popularisation of world music. Romances, Nervous breakdowns, relationships with music, Andy has had it all so book your tickets to come and discover Andys adventures.

"Andy Kershaw has led an extraordinary life. His unrivalled role in bringing World Music to the ears of the west is just part of the story of this man whose zest for life, music, people, experience and travel made him the finest British broadcaster bar none. That his life has had its ups and downs is to say that the Alps have snowy peaks, but throughout this dizzyingly paced and often wildly hilarious book he brings alive his matchless career, and the cultural life of a Britain that seems to be vanishing. Forget Media Studies and a life of student debt: read NO OFF SWITCH and learn what it is to be a real broadcast journalist, a real achiever. A real someone."Stephen Fry

"Andy Kershaw is such an enthusiast. He made me travel a little further than I normally do.He has an ability to do things first and ask questions afterwards. Not a recipe for a safe, secure life, maybe, but it makes things a lot more interesting for the rest of us!"Michael Palin

"A staggeringly good read. It takes a lot for me to laugh heartily. I'll be stealing openly from it. This book is magnificent." Nigel Blackwell, Half Man Half Biscuit

"Fabulously well-written - the wit, the brimming enthusiasm and the outrage all come direct from the broadcasting voice."James Medd, Word Magazine

To book tickets for The Adventures of Andy Kershaw on Monday 13th February, priced 15, call the Arts Centre on 01793 614837.

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