January 2018 Saturday
Boutique boxing at Selfrdiges
A knockout collaboration is popping up in the Ultralounge of the ground floor of Selfridges, as renowned fashion artist Michèle Lamy and boxing club BXR London take over The Corner Shop with a fully functional boxing gym. If you fancy getting your gloves on inside the world’s first boutique boxing gym, you can take part in group boxing classes which will give you a better understanding of boxing techniques, as well as strength and conditioning training. There is also a more personal approach with a special one to one session with one of the BXR London elite coaches. All sessions are aimed at beginners and enthusiasts. Also in the space, you will find exclusive activewear and boxing merchandise made in collaboration with Supreme amongst other brands along with jewellery, fragrance and art. Tickets for the workouts start at £22.18.
January 2018 Friday
‘I am one of those who are made for exceptions, not for laws.’ The tragedy of of Oscar Wilde’s tumultuous life as expressed in De Profundis, arguably the most famous love letter in the English language, is enacted on stage at the Vaudeville Theatre (3-6 Jan) as part of a year-long Oscar Wilde Season. The missive, sent shortly before Wilde’s untimely death, will be adapted for the stage by Tony winning playwright and poet Frank McGuinness. This limited staging, performed across only three evenings, promises to be a vivid and galling rendering of the playwright’s thwarted love for Lord Alfred Bosie. It is hard to think of a better way of commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Wilde’s and Bosie’s relationship was abruptly terminated when the former was imprisoned at Reading jail for ‘gross indecency’ – a sentence which marked the end of an illustrious and iconoclastic career, and ultimately of Wilde’s life.