What To Watch This Weekend…
Can’t decide what to do with your two Glorious days off? Here’s a little inspiration.
THEATRE: Be the change that you want to see, Be the change for you and me.’Returning to the Old Vic Theatre, this revolutionary story celebrates the life of Sylvia Pankhurst – feminist, activist, pacifist, socialist, rebel – the lesser-known Pankhurst at the heart of the Suffragette movement, who changed the lives of working women and men across the world. Following its 2018 run as a work-in-progress, Kate Prince’s Sylvia is back where it all began for its world premiere, uniting dance, hip hop, funk and soul to shine a light on a remarkable moment in history, with original music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde and starring the brilliant Beverly Knight. Running from 27th January- 1st April 2023, with tickets starting from £12. Find out more here.
RUGBY: This Saturday (4th February) sees the 2023 Six Nations kick off, with Wales vs Ireland (14:15) and England vs Scotland (16:45). Watch all the action live on the BBC. Fancy making a day of it? Our friends at Boxpark go hard with its sports events, and all three venues (Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley) are screening every single Six Nations match, which you can get stuck into alongside copious amounts of superb street food (accompanied by jugs of beer or cocktails!) There are various levels of entry: free (which doesn’t guarantee you entry), £7.97 (which gets you a drink and guaranteed entry), and a ‘VIP’ table for up to eight people, with food and drink — north of £200. Whichever you go for, make sure you book ahead. Find out more here.
SKIING: The Alpine Skiing World Championships take place every two years, and for the fourth time, the event will be held in France from February 5-19. Courchevel and Meribel will host the races, with the two towns just a 15-minute drive away from each other. Olympic champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Marco Odermatt will headline the event. Around 600 athletes from 75 countries are expected to compete across six disciplines (Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom, Combined, Parallel Slalom) for a total of 13 sets of medals. The event kicks off with the Women’s Alpine Combined on Monday 6th February (and runs until 19th February.) The 47th Alpine Skiing World Championships will be available to stream via discovery+ and Eurosport.co.uk.