Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Celebration of the life of Stephen Hawking at Skipton Town Hall

Skipton Town Hall is screening the film The Theory of Everything as a celebration of the life of Professor Stephen Hawking, in partnership with the local Motor Neurone Disease Association group.

The screening of the film, starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, will take place on Thursday March 22 at 6.30pm.

Professor Hawking died on March 14 at the age of 76, having been diagnosed at 21 with a type of motor neurone disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and given two years to live. 

The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

Danielle Daglan, Programming & Venue Development Manager for Craven District Council, said: “We are holding this event as a celebration of Professor Stephen Hawking’s amazing life, what he achieved and how many people he had an impact on.

“We saw an opportunity in screening this film to work in partnership with our local Motor Neurone Disease Association group, a national charity focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning.

“We hope to help them raise awareness and much-needed funding to fight this disease.”

The film, rated 12, is an extraordinary and uplifting story of one of the world’s greatest minds, and is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by his first wife, Jane Hawking. The film is rated 12, and tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for under-18s. 

Tickets are available online at www.cravendc.gov.uk/skipton-town-hall/concert-hall/ and from the Skipton Town Hall Box Office by calling 01756 792809.

For more information about the MNDA group please go to www.mndassociation.org or call the MNDA Connect support line: 0808 802 6262.