Happenings: The Coolest Events This Summer!

One of the best things about living in London is there is never an excuse to be bored, there is just too much
going on. This summer looks set to be a busy one for all you fashion and beauty lovers, so get your calenders ready these events are not to be missed!

July

Natural Hair Week UK
15th - 20th July 2013
London Date: 20th July
London Venue: Radisson Blu Edwardian, 5 Fairmont Avenue, London E14 9PJ
For all you naturalistas looking for a little guidance, this is the event for you. Taking place across different locations in the UK, the event is a great opportunity to get to know more about the natural hair industry. There will be talks from natural hair specialists, demonstrations and great networking opportunities. This event is ticketed.

SUPAFRIK Pop-Up Shop and Gallery
19th - 21st July 2013
Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London
African inspired travelling pop-up concept SUPAFRIK are making their first stop in the UK this summer and I couldn't be more excited. Part exhibition, part retail expect food, art, fashion, music and a ruddy good time! Featured brands include Heart365, Chinedesign, blkkangaroo and Chichia.

State Of Independence Pop-Up Island
22nd - 28th July 2013
Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-4 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY
This pop-up concept is all about independent creatives and will feature music, art and fashion. There will also be workshops and talks from those who champion independent thinking including pan African journal Chimurenga. London based brand Chichia will be taking part and selling pieces from their much sought after high summer collection.

Sapelle Pop-Up Boutique
23rd - 28th July 2013
33-35 St. John's Square, London EC1M 4DS
Online boutique Sapelle is back with another summer time pop-up! This time they've got the whole space to themselves and I can't wait to see what they do with it. Don't miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite collections.

August

Africa Fashion Week London
1st - 3rd August 2013
Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London
AFWL is back for another year and it is bigger and hopefully better. The expo area will feature over 80 brands which you can shop from as well as catwalk shows that will run intermittently throughout the day. There will also be a food lounge, where you can try authentic African dishes. The catwalk events are ticketed with standard tickets (guaranteed seating) starting at £15 and VIP tickets starting at £50. Free standing tickets for the catwalk shows are also available but you will have to register online and they are limited to one per person.

The WITJ Natural Hair and Beauty Show
24th August 2013
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescott Street London E1 8GP
Natural hair blogger and founder of Woman In The Jungle, Wunmi Akinlagun is hosting her very own natural hair and beauty show. Expect hair demos, styling tips, a chance to engage with new brands and some of your old favourites. The event is ticketed.

Africa at Spitalfields
26th August 2013
Brushfield Street Spitalfields, London E1 6AA 
I missed the last Africa at Spitalfields event and I'm determined not to miss it again! Spitalfields market will take on an African vibe with music, good food and great wares from African inspired creatives. A great family day out and I can't think of  a better way to send off summer.

Know a great event happening near you or are you hosting one? Share all in the comments below!

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