Legendary Andy Kershaw to Host Presentation and Q&A in Dublin's The Grand Social

The British broadcaster will appear at the Dublin venue to discuss his strange life and career

Old Grey Whistle Test presenter, BBC Radio 1 DJ and former Billy Bragg’s roadie Andy Kershaw is to host a unique presentation of his life and work as a journalist at Dublin's The Grand Social.

The event is billed as an 'intimate two hour audio visual presentation', which will be followed by a Q&A with the broadcaster.

Kershaw was discovered by a producer as he was chaperoning musician Billy Bragg to BBC’s Whistle Test. He was presenter on the music series for a year before becoming a host on BBC Radio 1 for 15. There, he was renowned for his eclectic musical tastes.

A topic which will no doubt be addressed at the event will be the broadcaster's travels.

Kershaw has been to North Korea three times and became the first person to make a documentary inside the secretive state.

He was also in Rwanda during the countries genocide of 1994. Meanwhile in 1996, Kershaw reported for the BBC during the eruption of Montserrat which destroyed the capital of the island and has rendered over half of the country uninhabitable.

The event will take place this Friday at 8pm, July 13. Tickets are €10.

Kershaw will also be performing a DJ set the following night (July 14) at the same venue. Tickets for that are €5.

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