Stuart: A Life Backwards

On Saturday 16th November, we held another successful event - a fund-raising screening of the film Stuart: A Life Backwards. The powerful film, which is set in familiar Cambridge surroundings and features compelling performances by Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy, moved the audience. The highlight of the night for many was a Q&A held after the screening  from the CEO of Jimmy’s Nightshelter in Cambridge. Henry Brown explained how Jimmy’s supports its long-term and short-term homeless guests. He said that like all shelters across the UK it had seen a rise in homelessness amongst the young – but explained how the shelter provides practical and emotional life skills to their guests so they can move on with their lives. He answered many questions from the floor and we are exceedingly grateful that he and his wife gave up their Saturday night to talk about Jimmy’s extraordinary work. We would also like to thank Neal Street Productions, which gave us permission to show the film and donated its entire licensing fee to Emmaus, Cambridge. And we thank King’s School, Ely for permitting us to use the warm and comfortable Lecture Theatre in the grand surroundings of the Old Palace.

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