From sample sales to free fitness sessions, Body Confidential on your November diary.

Yes, it’s November. But hold on a sec before you drop the big C-bomb.

This month has far more to offer than decorations and switch-ons.

From sample sales to free fitness sessions, here are the fashion and lifestyle events you won’t want to miss this month, *tinsel not included*  

Lululemon new store opening & events | Saint Ann’s Square, Various dates

Luxe fitness brand Lululemon has moved home to a more central location at Saint Ann’s square. And with the slick new store comes a host of fitness freebies, from workouts to wellness insights. This month, join CrossFit games athlete and Lululemon ambassador Oakley Woodhouse, for an uplifting talk ion nutrition and diet (‘REAL FOOD. REAL TALK.’ – 8 November, 6-7pm). Or for those eager to kick start their winter workout, the fitness brand is relaucnhing their weekly running club starting from 1 November (‘Your Pace Or Mine?’ Run Club, every Thursday, 6-7pm). 

Tickets free – register here
7 St Ann's Square, M2 7EF 

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lululemon have a host of fitness freebies on offer to mark their new store opening

The Fiji Fundraiser - 10 Years of Beaumont Organic | 49 Hilton Street, 1 November

To celebrate ten years of trading and a year at their Hilton Street store, ethical fashion brand Beaumont Organic is hosting party for a good cause. Inspired by founder Hannah’s volunteering during a gap year in Fiji, the event will raise funds to support The Loloma Foundation, who provide sustainable medical, dental and infrastructure support to rural communities in the South Pacific. All proceeds on the night and all sales from The Fiji Collection will go towards the project.

Tickets free – register here
Beaumont Organic, 49 Hilton Street, M1 2EF

Trevor Sorbie 10th Birthday Party | Spring Gardens, 2 November

Manchester’s Trevor Sorbie salon has been catering to Mancunians' locks for a whopping decade. To celebrate its tenth birthday, the Spring Gardens salon is having a party – and trust us, you don’t want to miss it. Free blow dries, 20% off products and a prize draw to win a meal for two at the Alchemist are just a few of the goodies on offer to party guests. Grand Pacific will also be sharing a selection of canapes at the event alongside gin and beer tasting from by Sevenbro7hers Brewery & Sis4ers Distillery.

Tickets free – register here – 4pm-7pm
Trevor Sorbie Manchester, 19 Spring Gardens, M2 1FB

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Trevor Sorbie is celebrating its tenth birthday

Think Pink Charity Ball | The Midland Hotel, 3 November

Don your glad rags and raise money for a good cause at the Think Pink charity ball. Hosted at the stunning venue of the Midland Hotel, this sophisticated soiree includes a three-course meal, live entertainment, raffles, games and much more. All proceeds will be donated to Prevent Breast Cancer, the only UK charity funding ground-breaking research solely aimed at preventing breast cancer for future generations.

Tickets £65 – buy them here - 7.30pm – 1am
The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, M60 2DS

Jag Fiit bootcamp | Deansgate Grindsmith, 3 November

Whilst you probably normally visit Grindsmith to indulge in coffee and cake, Jag Fiit is here to make sure you kick glutunous habits in the teeth this month. The experts in energetic bootcamps are taking over the coffee shop floor to host a belly-blasting workout. Burn up to 1,000 calories a minute at this fast-paced, fat-burning bootcamp – you can always have a cheeky cake afterwards… 

Tickets free-£6 – register here
Grindsmith coffee shop, 231-233 Deansgate, M3 4EN

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Join a belly-blasting workout at Grindsmith

Rose and Grey exclusive shopping evening | 31 Atlantic Street, Altrincham, 15 November

If you are yet to stumble across the plush interior of Altrincham-based Rose and Grey, then you’re in for a treat. The interiors store, known for its elegant scandi style and careful blend of modern vintage, is hosting an exclusive shopping party this month. Guests can peruse the new collection whilst enjoying festive classics from a local folk band and trays of canapes, bite-sized cakes and fizz. Plus, guests can enjoy an exclusive discount on the night, as well as the chance to work with a local florist to create bespoke bouqets out of faux florals. An evening not to be missed. 

Tickets free – email to register: - 6-9pm 
31 Atlantic Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5FA

‘She can. She did’ Midweek Mingle | LEAF on Portland Street, 15 November

Want to make this season the time you finally pursue your side hustle? Then get ready for an inspirational event jam-packed with useful tips and tricks to embarking on your goals. Join fashion blogger Sophia Rosemary, ethical fashion brand founder Hannah Beaumont of Beaumont Organic, J'Adore Models Co-Founders Jessica Ludlam & Samantha Fry and arts workshop founder Joyce Lee of Artsynibs for an evening of advice and inspiration as they share their tips for success.

Tickets £15 – register here
LEAF, 113–115 Portland Street, M1 6DW

The Sex Lectures | Cambridge Street, 20 November

Did someone say cuffing season? If you’re set on settling down for the winter months, then check out the sex lectures. Experts in sexuality, relationships and love are opening up the conversation on sex to tackle the taboos and encourage discussion. Hear inspiring talks, mingle and share at this relaxed and fun evening of inspiration and reflection and learn how love, sex and relationships can enliven our lives.  

Tickets £12 – buy them here
Cambridge Street, M1 5BZ

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The Sex Lectures

Alex Munroe Sample Sale | Foundation Coffee House, 23 & 24 November

Discover timeless pieces inspired by nature at the Alex Monroe sample sale. From the iconic Manchester bee cast in silver to more abstract pieces, the sample sale promises to showcase signature collections from the jewellery expert all at reduced prices. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted.

Tickets free – more information here
Foundation Coffee House, Sevendale House, M1 1JF

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Dead Women Walking – domestic violence march | City Centre, 25 November

One woman dies every three days at the hands of domestic violence. To raise awareness of the women behind the statistics, Dead Women Walking is hosting a powerful peaceful protest in Manchester city centre. Participants will dress in red whilst tribute is paid to the women killed by known men in the last twelve months, whose names will be read out during the march. To find out more about domestic violence in Manchester and to share your support, visit the Dead Women Walking website.

Join the march – register here
City centre location, to be confirmed closer to event

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Support the Dead Women Walking march to pay tribute to the women who lose their lives to domestic violence