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An Evening With Eddie The Eagle: Plus Movie Screening

An Evening With Eddie The Eagle: Plus Movie Screening

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  •  70 Landor Road, London, SW9 9PH
Suitable for: Adults
Michael Edwards, known as "Eddie the Eagle", is a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic Ski Jumping. He became t... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
Join us for an evening with British Winter Olympics legend turned subject of award winning Hollywood movie - Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards. We'll hear Eddie talk about his life, followed by 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: Landor Space, Clapham

Earlybird tickets SOLD OUT / Standard Tickets = £12

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

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Experience includes:
  • Fascinating lecture from Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards
  • Screening of hit movie Eddie The Eagle
  • High profile speaker
  • Trendy London venue
  • Unique after-work event
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