Are you looking to reclaim your fitness mojo after the Christmas break? Exercise bunnies may want to head to the Fresh + Fit Fest taking place at the end of the month, where guests are invited to try a selection of classes from toning and twerking to yoga. Tickets have just gone on sale so why not check it out?
This weekend the exhibition dedicated to Elvis Presley at the O2 comes to a close. Fans of the rock and roll king may want to celebrate what would have been Elvis' 81st birthday, which falls on Friday, with a visit to the attraction.
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have teamed up once again to play the lead roles in comedy drama Joy. Jennifer, who has received a Golden Globe nomination for her stellar performance, plays main character Joy, a woman who becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. After inventing the Miracle Mop in the early nineties, Joy became a self-made millionaire and success story overnight, but not before facing betrayal and treachery from her enemies and even family members.
Fresh + Fit Fest
Was your New Year's resolution to get fit and healthy? Tickets have just gone on sale for an all-day drop in event happening at the end of the month. Fresh + Fit Fest, which will take place at The Apartment at The Hoxton, Shoreditch on 30 January, will get your fitness mojo back after the Christmas break. Guests are invited to try a selection of classes from cycling, toning and twerking to yoga, while health expert Madeleine Shaw will share her wellbeing secrets. An ultra healthy pop-up food market will be fuelling visitors throughout the day. Classes/talks cost just £5 each and include a tote bag filled with goodies.
To book tickets visit hoxtown.com/events/fresh-and-fit-fest.
In 2016 Les Misérables celebrates its record-breaking thirtieth year running in London. The West End favourite, based on the novel by French novelist Victor Hugo, follows the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant who is sent to prison for stealing a loaf of bread for his starving sister's child. After serving 19 years in jail, Jean breaks his parole and manages to turn his life around, until a police inspector named Javert becomes suspicious of him. The musical is set during the revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade. New cast members for the West End production, including for the roles of Eponine and Fantine, will join from February.
To book tickets visit lesmis.com.
FOOD AND DRINK
If you're looking for an afternoon tea with a twist, Ma'Pluckers has the answer. Feast on a true taste of the Deep South with three kinds of chicken burgers - buttermilk fried, chipotle roasted and slow and low pulled chicken teamed with brioche, house and maple waffle buns! Sweet treats include a classic cherry pie and a truly unique signature Ma's chocolate and cornflake scotch egg, not to forget lashings of unmissable boozy ice tea. So if you're not doing Dry January or Veganuary, check out this new Soho, London haunt.
For more information visit maplucker.com.
Elvis At The O2
On Friday Elvis Presley would have celebrated his 81st birthday. To mark the occasion, the exhibition about the king of rock and roll at The O2, London is extending its opening hours on Saturday, before it closes for good on Sunday. Fans of the Jailhouse Rock star can browse more than 300 of Elvis' personal artefacts, previously only exhibited in Graceland. From his jewellery, clothes, stage outfits and cars to guitars, song sheets, microphones and film footage, everything that an Elvis fan would want to see is on display. Last entry on Saturday will be at 6:30pm.
For more information visit elvisattheo2.com.
An Evening With Bill Colegrave
Bill Colegrave, the adventurous and fascinating travel writer who has ventured to more than 110 countries, will entertain guests with anecdotes from his expeditions on Monday 11 January at a one-off event. As he is currently writing his new book Scraps of Wool, Bill will also read excerpts from his soon-to-be published work. The night, held at Mayfair bar Mr Foggs, will begin with a talk from Bill followed by a 30-minute Q&A. Guests are encouraged to bring their own choices of travel passages or books that have inspired them to discuss.
For more information visit mr-foggs.com.