Book your tickets for The Adventures of Andy Kershaw in Cockermouth


The Adventures of Andy Kershaw takes place on Friday 30 June at the Kirkgate Centre from 7:30pm, in association with Cockermouth Live!

Tickets cost just £15 for the fascinating two hour audio-visual presentation, which will treat 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.

Marketing Office at the Kirkgate Centre, Dani Boniface, said: “This is a rare and unique opportunity to catch Andy here in Cockermouth. 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 is a popular draw at theatres and arts centres around the UK.

“We are delighted to welcome him to the Kirkgate Centre and the response we’ve had so far has been fantastic. Tickets are likely to sell out, so we advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.”

Andy’s story will be brought to life in the show, where the audience will be able to find out more about his incredible feats and interesting tales. A taster of what the night entails includes the background behind some of the most fascinating facts about Andy. For instance, he:

In his spare time, Andy enjoys motorcycles (particularly racing) and travels to extreme countries. He has thrice holidayed in North Korea and, for Channel 4, made the very first film inside the secretive country.

A journalist at heart, he has often reinvented himself as a foreign correspondent for BBC radio news and occasionally made travel documentaries for Channel 4. He reported for the BBC from the midst of a volcanic eruption in Montserrat, where he had taken his partner for “a quiet Caribbean holiday” (the island blew up the day after they arrived) and, most memorably, from Rwanda during the horrors of 1994.

Rave reviews of Andy have come from none other than Stephen Fry, who said he is “The finest British broadcaster bar none. A real broadcast journalist, a real achiever, a real someone, an amazing man.” While writer Toby Litt commented, “It's his ability to convey a sense of moment-by-moment aliveness that makes Andy Kershaw the greatest living English-language broadcaster.” The Daily Telegraph simply sums him up as “A national treasure and born again hero.”

Tickets for The Adventures of Andy Kershaw at The Kirkgate Centre on Friday 30 June cost £15 and can be booked online at

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 10:14PM
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