Eddie The Eagle: An Evening With and Film Screening
  • The Clapham Grand, 21-25 Saint John's Hill, Greater London, United Kingdom
    SW11 1TT
  • Tuesday 24th July 7:00pm until 10:30pm
An evening with Winter Olympics legend turned subject of the award-winning movie: Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards. We'll hear Eddie talk about his life + a special screening of the hit film Eddie The Eagle.

Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, was Born in Cheltenham. Eddie learnt to ski at his local dry ski slope and quickly became an accomplished downhill skier, narrowly missing out on being selected for the Great Britain ski team at the 1984 Games.

To improve his chances of qualifying for the Calgary Olympics in 1988, he moved to Lake Placid in the US to train and enter races of a higher standard. However, he quickly found himself short on funds.

Eddie began ski jumping under the watchful eye of John Viscome and Chuck Berghorn in Lake Placid, using Chuck’s old equipment. Eddie had to wear six pairs of socks to make the boots fit! Without any form of financial support for training, Eddie worked as a plasterer and even slept in a disused Finnish hospital for a short time to save enough money to keep his Olympic dreams alive.

Doors: 7.00pm / Talk starts: 8.00pm

Film starts: approx 9.00pm

Venue: The Grand, Clapham

Earlybird tickets £15 / Standard Tickets = £20

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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Prices:
Early Bird Tickets: GBP 15.0
Standard Tickets: GBP 20.0

Artists / Speakers: Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards

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