Eddie the Eagle will be hurtling down the Super Soapbox ramp on Saturday 29th June, as he starts proceedings and pilots the first Soapbox cart down Barrow’s town centre course.
On the Friday evening, Eddie the Eagle will be appearing at the Forum Theatre as he helps to launch the Soapbox weekend with two launch events.
Event One is the screening of the film entitled ‘Eddie the Eagle’, which depicts Eddie’s rise as an Olympic Ski-Jumper and his time at the Calgary Olympics.
Eddie will introduce the film and talk about what it takes to become an Olympic athlete.
This is a family-friendly event and tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.
Event Two is a sportsman’s dinner style event, which will see Eddie the Eagle joined by a comedian.
Eddie will be telling stories of his time as an Olympic Ski-Jumper, when he represented Gt Britain at the Calgary Olympics and will also talk about his time as a celebrity. Eddie is naturally a funny guy and will have the audience in fits of laughter as he talks about his life as an accidental sports star.
Eddie will be joined by comedian, Lewis ‘Big Lou’ Jones… Manchester based Big Lou, is a well known face on the comedy scene who has a commanding stage presence matched by his punchlines and timing of their delivery.
Tickets include pie & peas and are priced at £15 each.
Both events have been kindly sponsored by: