There’s just something magical about October and Autumn setting in – the slight chill in the air, the auburn and yellow falling leaves and the rustling sound they make. As Albert Camus famously said: “Autumn is a second Spring, when every leaf is a flower”. Make the most of this magical time with our monthly #ContentApproved guide to beauty, wellbeing and food events.
Throughout October, WORLD – Women Who Rock, London: This show combines two of our favourite things: women and rocks. From crystal-inspired sculptural works to oil paintings of gemstones, it blurs the line between geology, minerals and meteorites. super-collider.com
Throughout October, WORLD – Full of Spice Tours, Richmond: If spice is a little of what you fancy, join this guided tour of Kew’s spicy plants which explores how spices are grown and used in the kitchen. www.kew.org
30th September, KITCHEN – Check out the events page at Grace Belgravia as some events are open to non-members too. Our pick for September is the Dinner with Danielle Copperman – one of our favourite healthy foodies – so keep an eye on October for new events. gracebelgravia.com
6 October, WELLBEING – Sheerluxe in Conversation with Jody Shields, London: Start your week with an inspiring talk with intuitive therapist Jody Shield and invigorating group meditation session. Get tickets on eventbrite.co.uk
10 October, WELLBEING – Introduction to Working with Clear Quartz, Bristol: Are you a therapist looking to enrich your treatments? Sign up to this crystal workshop, which will help improve energy sensitivity and add a new dimension to your personal and professional life. Book here.
10 October, WELLBEING – Golden Mylk Pop-Up Instore at Content: As the days get shorter and colder, an immunity boost is just the kind of thing our bodies need to fend off any nasty bugs before the winter sets in. It doesn’t get much better than turmeric: an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic superfood and current #skinfood of choice. Get on it too – join us and Golden Mylk instore on Saturday, October 10th for an exclusive pop-up: the first our Wellbeing series for October. You’ll get a chance to try Golden Mylk AND also purchase some on the day! More info on beingontent.com
12 October, WORLD – How Technology is Changing Our Food Ecosystem: Technology is changing the way customers and businesses interact with food and the ecosystem. Want to know more? Delve deeper into the topic at this panel discussion. generalassemb.ly
17 October, WORLD – Videoke: Are you a shameless karaoke lover with a taste for fancy dressing? You’ll LOVE videoke, an immersive experience which involves – you guessed it – recreating music videos live. Catch you there! videokelondon.com
23, 24, 25 October, WELLBEING – Om Yoga Show, London: Calling all yogis! Get your Om on at Alexandra Palace for Europe’s biggest yoga gathering of its kind for the weekend. There will be open yoga classes, yoga talks and delicious eat clean goodies. Book now on omyogashow.com
24 October, KITCHEN – Herbal Magic, Medicine and Folklore Walk, St Albans: This tops our list for October foodie events! If you love all things weird and wonderful and want to escape the city for a day, don’t miss this foraging walk which explores the way plants have influenced folk music and poetry since ancient times. Almost too good to be true! Book a spot here.
25 October, WORLD – Clerkenwell Vintage Fair, London: Give your wardrobe an Autumnal update ethically and shop vintage. This vintage fair is as good as it gets, with over 50 stalls of womenswear, menswear, accessories and textiles dating from the Victorian era to the 1980s. They provide alterations too. clerkenwellvintagefashionfair.co.uk
31st October, KITCHEN – Jamu Kitchen Pop-Up Instore at Content: Join us for our last October wellbeing pop-up tasting! This time, we’re introducing another favourite immunity-boosting, clean-eating (or rather drinking) brand: Jamu Kitchen, a traditional-style drink from Indonesia known locally as ‘jamu’ – an invigorating and refreshing turmeric tamarind tonic, so pop in to get your organic immunity tonic, as you stock up on your organic beauty favourites! More info on beingcontent.com
31 October – 1 November – WELLBEING, Health Unplugged, London: Interested in health and wellbeing? Sign up for this two day event and join fellow health aficionados, speakers, bloggers and authors who will focus on ancestral nutrition, fitness and lifestyle, for better health. healthunplugged.co.uk
5 November, WELLBEING – Rising Strong with Red and Brené Brown, London: Brilliant author and speaker Brené Brown (seriously, check out her TED talks) will be presenting her new book Rising Strong, a manifesto for failing successfully. Start your morning full of inspiration and integrity. Eventbrite.co.uk
7 November, KITCHEN – Vegan Futures Festival, London: Whether you’re vegan or interested in veganism, there will be plenty to take away from this one-day festival featuring inspiring vegan speakers and covering nutrition, wellbeing, fitness and fashion. veganfutures.com
14, 15 November, WELLBEING – The UK’s First Medicinal Mushroom Conference in Susworth, Lincolnshire: If you’ve been following us for some time, you’ll know we’re die-hard fans of medicinal mushrooms and have been professing our devotion to them for some time. If you’re interested too, join this weekend conference where you’ll discover the healing potential of medicinal mushrooms, by way of foraging, talks, presentations and demonstrations. More info on www.thewildsideoflife.co.uk