DJ Shaun is returning to his Leigh roots

Shaun Keaveny
Shaun Keaveny

A FAMOUS local DJ will swap spinning discs for spinning yarns at a special night planned at Leigh Library.

BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show presenter, Shaun Keaveny will return to his home town this week in a special “audience with night” at the Turnpike Centre.

The 38-year-old is promising rock and roll shenanigans and some surprising facts as he discusses his first book on Saturday, February 12.

R2D2 lives in Preston was published in November 2010. It is a compilation of little known facts relating to various towns throughout the United Kingdom, advised by listeners to his radio show in a feature entitled Toast The Nation.

Shaun’s breakfast programme will also air live from Leigh Library on the morning of Friday, February 11.

The programme will be broadcast live on BBC 6Music, the BBC’s interactive digital radio station that celebrates the alternative spirit of music and culture.

Shaun will be talking about his history in Leigh and interviewing local people. The show’s resident poet Murray Lachlan Young will be performing some of his work that looks at hometowns and local communities.

Shaun said: “I am tickled pink to be bringing my Breakfast Show from the stinking smog-choked streets of London back to the slightly less smog-choked streets of Leigh.

“I have dreamed of doing this for years and can barely believe that I am going to be broadcasting to the nation from my motherland at last! Finally we will be within spitting distance of proper pies, pasties and establishments that serve gravy with chips.

Suppertime with Shaun Keaveny takes places on Saturday, February 12 at the Turnpike Centre, Leigh. Show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £3. Call 01942 404 404.

The book reference to R2D2 concerns actor Kenny Baker, who lives in Preston, and played the famous Star Wars droid.