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Lecture, Mon 12 Jun 2017, free entry

Eddie the Eagle - Try Hard

Eddie the Eagle - Try Hard

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Presented by Speakers from the Edge.

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is a unique British sporting hero with an incredible story to tell. The world’s ninth-fastest amateur downhill speed skier went on to become Great Britain’s first Olympic (self-taught!) Ski-Jumper, who missed out on medals by some distance, but won the hearts of the nation with his plucky, positive attitude and down-to-earth persona and emerged as a star of the Calgary ’88 Winter Olympics, returning to Britain as an overnight sporting celebrity.
In Try Hard, Eddie talks through his incredible life-journey; from self-learning ski-jumping and being shunned by the sporting establishment, to the extensive surgery to rebuild his face and body following years of spectacular crashes on the snow as he set out to break world-records in stunt jumping (10 cars & six buses) and speed-skiing (106.8mph); from bankruptcy through trustees’ mismanagement, to gaining a Law degree, and even how he became a most unlikely pop-star in Finland, above all, what will shine through is the steely resilience of a fearless man determined to overcome huge sporting and life hurdles.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking allowed

Recently refurbished, fully accessible with adapted toilet facilities and lift. Induction loop system in main house.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 12 Jun 2017 19:30

Prices

Free entry

Price: £15

Contact

The Forum Box Office

01229 820000

Address

28 Duke Street,
Barrow-in-Furness,
Cumbria,
LA14 1HH

Directions

Follow A590 into Barrow. Turn left at the town centre signpost and continue down Duke Street. The Forum is on your left, free car parking available behind Town Hall after 18.00.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Barrow station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed

Recently refurbished, fully accessible with adapted toilet facilities and lift. Induction loop system in main house.

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