Charley Boorman is appearing at the Lemon Tree on Tuesday, November 8, as part of his tour.
He answered a couple of our questions:
What is the reason behind the live shows?
I’ve always done talks at BMW Garages about the Long Way shows and Race to Dakar, and they were so well received, it seemed a natural progression to move the idea forward to a full on evening show. I have great fun meeting the audience and connecting with them – I do a session at the end where I can chat to people and sign stuff. I love it, and am always pleased to see that people will come out to hear my tales of adventure! It’s very humbling!
If you had to describe your occupation today, what would it be, adventurer, author, fundraiser...?
Well, I have been described as all those things, which is great as I like to have an adventurous and busy life! I’d really like to be known as being a ‘modern adventurer’ and part of a team that’s created some great TV shows, and I will aim to continue doing that.
I am also really proud of my charity work being an ambassador for Unicef and Help for Heroes, and I’m also president of Dyslexia Action. Having dyslexia myself, I think it’s an issue that’s often overlooked and there’s a sort of misunderstanding that people who have dyslexia are not clever, which is just not true!