Body Confidential has your June diary sorted
Whilst the glittering heights of Parklife are on the horizon, there's plenty on offer this month aside from fast festival fashion - so good news for those who didn't bag a ticket.
From free yogathons to henna workshops and insider beauty events, here's our top picks of this month's diary:
Beauty insider takeover | Selfridges Trafford, 1-3 June
To mark the launch of their mega massive beauty hall, Selfridges Trafford are hosting a series of influencer masterclasses complete with top beauty insiders. Discover the secret steps to that dewy summer glow with Saadiya Rahman (1 June), master makeup that finally stays put with YouTuber Belle Jorden (2 June) or learn all about eyes as online influencer Charmie Jane talks you through the perfect smokey eye (3 June).
Tickets £40-100, redeemable against product –
Selfridges Trafford, Manchester, Beauty on Lower Level
Alex Monroe pop up sample sale | Foundation Coffee House, Lever Street, 8-9 June
Discover Alex Monroe's stunning handmade jewellery at this pop-up shop. Hosted at Foundation Coffee House, Alex Monroe's popular designs include woodland-inspired jewellery, striking earcuffs and the iconic Manchester adorned on necklaces. Cash, credit, and debit cards are accepted.
Tickets free - click here for more information
Foundation Coffee, Sevendale House, Lever St, Manchester M1 1JB
The Manchester March for Men | Wythenshawe Park, 10 June
Prostate cancer has now overtaken breast cancer to become the third biggest cancer killer in the UK, taking one man's life every 45 mintues. The Manchester March for Men strives to combat this by raising funds to create better testing and treatments that will halve prostate cancer deaths by 2026. Join the walk at Wythenshawe Park with distances of 2k, 5k or 10k.
£10 registration - claim your place here
Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 0AB
Parklife weekender | Heaton Park, 9-10 June
If ever there was a weekend to flaunt your fashion, it’s Parklife. Whether your plan is head-to-toe glitter, full-on onesies or something with a little more flesh - whatever you’ve got, flaunt it at Parklife. If you can’t make it this year then make sure you check out Body Confidential’s best-dressed list from the weekend.
Parklife Weekend, Heaton Park, Manchester
Get Summer Fragrance-ready | Selfridges Exchange Square, 9 June
Aromas have a funny way of marking memories. So, if you’re keen to immortalise this summer, then head down to Selfridges to discover your signature scent. Join a secret beauty insider as they share their knowledge of the fragrance world. Enjoy welcome drinks and sweet treats on arrival. Ticket prices are 100% redeemable against a fragrance purchase on the day.
Tickets £30 (redeemable against purchase) –
Times: 2:00PM & 5.00PM Selfridges Exchange, Manchester, Beauty on Lower Ground
Terrarium Workshop, Maybe May | Form Lifestyle Store, 9 June
If you want to finally get your hands on that geometric indoor garden you’ve seen plastered all over Instagram, then now’s your chance. Form Lifestyle store’s latest workshop will help you make your own terrarium. For £30, Grace from Maybe May will guide you through picking easy-to-care-for plants to designing the perfect eco-system. Tickets cover all course materials, meaning you can bring a piece of the outdoors into your city centre flat without having to break the bank. Instagram eat your heart out.
Tickets £30 –Form Lifestyle Store, 6 Bradley St, Manchester M1 1EH
Henna Art Workshop by Neeka Tank | Chapter One, Lever Street, 9 June
Hosted in the creative surroundings of Chapter One, this 2-hour workshop invites you to delve into the art of henna. Participants will learn the history of the art form, before practicing with fresh henna on yourself and others. Decorate jumbo lights and gems and enjoy a goody bag with one henna cone, practice sheets & a small gift made by hostess Neeka Nagar, owner of Designsbynn.
Tickets £20 –Chapter One Books, Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1BY
New Agesmart Biolumin C Serum Masterclass | Harvey Nichols, 20 June
If you haven’t heard about the wonders of vitamin C for your skin, then the experts at Dermalogica are descending on Harvey Nichols to prove it once and for all. This short masterclass will introduce you to Dermalogica’s new BioLumin-C Serum – a potent product rich in vitamin C to turbocharge your skincare. Enjoy prosecco on arrival, before a complimentary one to one with a professional skin therapist, plus complimentary voucher for a 10-minute skin solver treatment and free Dermalogica goodie bag. Get ready for brighter, firmer skin.
Tickets £10 –Harvey Nichols, 21 Cathedral Approach, Manchester M1 1AD
Mums Enterprise Roadshow | Event City, 20 June
Whether you want to understand more your maternity rights to flexi-time or how to launch your own business, the Mums Enterprise Roadshow promises to get you in good stead for your career goals. The event was founded by Lindsey Fish following her own experiences of starting a business after maternity leave back in 2014, so a wealth of honest, real-life advice will be on offer from key exhibitors.
Tickets free – register here
Event city, Trafford, M41 7BT
Yogathon | The Great Northern Ampitheatre, Deansgate, 21 June
An eight-hour yoga extravangza is descending upon Deansgate this month for a celebration of the craft for international yoga day. And the best part? It’s all free. Join a host of workshops throughout the day from 12.15pm – 8.15pm lead by the experts from the Life Centre North.
Tickets free – register here
Great Northern Amphitheatre, Great Northern Square, Manchester, M3 4EN
Shopping With A Conscience | PORTER + Cole, 20 June
Ethical fashion may have been a hot topic of late, but was does it really mean to shop with a conscience? Join a host of independent Manchester boutiques at PORTER + Cole to discover how you can make more conscience decisions when it comes to your shopping habits. A panel discussion with Elly Amoroso from Form Lifestyle Store and Hannah Beaumont from Beaumont Organic will kick start the agenda before a networking session and chance to browse.
Tickets free - register here
PORTER + Cole, 124 High St, Manchester M4 5JY
The urban wedding fayre | Manchester Art Gallery, 24 June
Flying the flag for the ultimate alternative wedding, the urban wedding fayre is hitting Manchester Art gallery this month for nuptials like no other. Want to wed in anything but white, host your big day at a more alternative venue or simply blow wedding traditions right out of their rule-ridden waters then this is the event to make it happen. General admission is free, or upgrade to the Urban Lounge for £10 and enjoy canapes, goody bags and a one-on-one with an industry expert.
Tickets free –Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
ParentFolk Summer Social | Harvey Nichols, 29 June
Call the babysitter, cancel any other plans and head down to Harvey Nichs to a for this must-attend parent event. ParentFolk is hosting an evening of summer beauty, holiday style and travel tips at the Second Floor Bar and Brasserie. Check off your holiday prep list, cocktail in hand, as you browse a host of pop-up shops. All that shopping and you’ll deserve a rest – which is when you’ll enjoy three delicious courses prepared by the chefs in the Second Floor Brasserie. The bar will be open afterwards, just in case you can’t get enough of the child-free time.
Tickets £25, incl. three course dinner and summer cocktail –
7pm Second Floor Bar and Brasserie, Harvey Nichols, Manchester
Holistic Manchester yoga festival | Victoria Baths, 30 June
Embark on a spiritual journey whilst support a historic building at this 2-day yogathon. Hosted by Holistic Manchester, the festival of yoga promises a joy-filled celebration of all things wellness and yoga. Join workshops on the power of breathing to perfecting your stance and immerse yourself in a more holistic lifestyle designed to empower body, mind and soul.
Tickets start at £15 – register here
Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, M13 0FE
Ring making workshop | Kula gallery, 30 June
Craft a unique and personal piece of jewellery at this creative workshop. Over the course of four hours, gallery owner Maja Piechocka will guide you through making five different wire ball rings out of brass. Master the basics of annealing, melting and manipulating a brass wire before decorating your pieces with the perfect finishing touches. Price covers all course materials.
Tickets £42.51 – book here
Kula Gallery, 7 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD