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Prosthetic Perils

Talks - General Interest; Entertainment

Event Description

Andy Smith is a double-amputee who suggests that life with a disability - whilst sometimes challenging - can have its lighter side! Since losing his lower right arm and leg in an accident three decades ago, Andy has had many adventures at home and abroad ... though some adventures are best avoided!

In this presentation of pithy, entertaining poetry and commentary Andy shares about childhood years when, in an extraordinary way, recollections of a WW1 soldier and a WW2 fighter pilot helped to prepare him for personal trials to come.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
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Meet the Host, Andy

Andy Smith is a performance poet, author and former business communicator who has two artificial limbs, three fine children, a whippet called Tamba and a tabby called Toby. (He also had two feisty chickens until ‘Basil Brush’ made their acquaintance). Andy engages live and digital audiences with his poetry, humour and a smattering of history ... and once a year, the bionic bard and his long-suffering wife make a trip to West Africa to support and encourage victims of trauma.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!