Professional Beauty London show at ExCeL is going ahead on the October 11-12 with New Safety Measures

On October 11-12, the Professional Beauty Group will be welcoming visitors and exhibitors to the ExCel centre for its London show, alongside Salon International and the World Spa and Wellness Convention and awards.

During lockdown the PB team have been doing all we can to keep the profession connected and it’s been so good seeing the community coming together and supporting each other in order to ensure Professional Beauty and its sister show, Salon International are a success. It’s been a difficult time for us all and many businesses will face significant challenges, but we believe Professional Beauty will unite the industry and serve a real catalyst to reboot, reconnect and kickstart business” with NEW Safety Measures: Read more

Cannes Classics 2020

For the 17th consecutive year, here is the program of the classic cinema section of the Cannes Festival. Restored prints, celebrations and documentaries will be programmed.
Since the beginning of the 2000s, when we were still unaware that the relation of contemporary cinema to its own memory would be shaken up by the emerging appearance of digital technology, the Festival  de Cannes created Cannes Classics, a selection allowing to display the work of valorization of heritage cinema carried out by production companies, right-owners, cinematheques or national archives from around the world.

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BFC FOUNDATION FASHION FUND FOR THE COVID CRISIS REOPENS APPLICATIONS

British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce that following the initial £1,000,000 made available for the BFC Foundation Fashion Fund, the organisation raised an additional £500,000, allowing applications to reopen for a second round. The BFC Foundation Fashion Fund was established in March, to support creative fashion businesses and individuals to survive the Covid-19 crisis. In May 2020, the BFC gave financial support and mentoring to 37 British designer businesses, with grants taken from the £1,000,000 emergency fund allocated to viable businesses depending on their urgency and capability to come through and thrive post crisis. A portion of funds was allocated to students, underpinning the future generation of creative talent.

Read more:https://www.britishfashioncouncil.co.uk/About/COVID-19-Updates/BFC-Foundation-Fashion-Fund-for-the-Covid-Crisis

Get a discount with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

he Eat Out to Help Out Scheme opens on 3 August 2020.

Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at a participating establishment:

  • to get 50% off your food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person if you eat or drink in
  • every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August
  • as many times as you like.                                                                         You don’t need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend. You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges. The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. All diners in a group of any size can use the discount.

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New UK’s travel rules and which countries can you visit?

Passengers entering the UK from dozens of countries no longer have to quarantine! More than 50 countries – including many popular holiday spots – now pose ”a reduced risk” from coronavirus, the government says. The list focuses on countries in Europe, island nations around the world including the Caribbean, and countries further east – including Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

Exempt form Quarantine are arrivals if they arrive in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from:

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My John Lewis Virtual Beauty Weekend 30th of July till 2nd of August

Become John Lewis member and join an unmissable weekend of live online beauty events, exclusive to my John Lewis members.

They will be welcoming leading experts from the beauty industry throughout the weekend. Expect skincare advice from Alessandra Steinherr, Nadine Baggott and Sunday Riley, as well as new-season makeup tips and tricks from the pros at Charlotte Tilbury, Estée Lauder, Laura Mercier, NARS and more.

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Steve McQueen Dedicates His Two Films Selected At Cannes Film Festival To George Floyd

Steve McQueen says: “I dedicate these films to George Floyd and all the other black people that have been murdered, seen or unseen, because of who they are, in the U.S., U.K. and elsewhere. ‘If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.’ Black Lives Matter.” The Oscar-winning director and Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave, HungerWidows) has dedicated two of his films, chosen by the Cannes Film Festival for their Official Selection 2020, to George Floyd.

The two films selected by the Cannes Film Festival are Mangrove and Lovers Rock. Although the festival did not take place this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the films selected will be branded with Cannes’ Official Selection 2020 label. McQueen’s two films Mangroveand Lovers Rock form part of a BBC commissioned anthology of five stories, called Small Axe, created by McQueen himself. Read more

Further insight into the 2020 Official Festival de Cannes Selection  

The Festival de Cannes revealed its 2020 Official Selection on 3 June. We are delighted to showcase the films that the Selection Committee loved and selected.

This year’s Selection marks a shift away from the Festival de Cannes’ traditional structure, and is divided into six categories:

– The “faithful”, directors who have been included in an Official Selection before,

– The newcomers, included in the Official Selection for their very first time,

-The first features, in an extension of the Festival de Cannes’ trademark passion for unearthing new talent.  Read more

Diversity and Change in the Fashion Industry – Fashion Forum Podcast

The first fully digital London Fashion Week isn’t over: Kenya Hunt, Fashion Director of Grazia UK, talks to Bethann Hardison, the pioneering fashion advocate, former model and agent best known for her work creating change within the fashion industry as it relates to diversity. As well as recalling stories from Bethann’s own experience as a black model, they discuss how fashion brands are responding to the current political climate, and the positive steps many of them are taking towards change.

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Free Webinar :What Next For Black Makeup & Beauty Brands?

Trailblazing solutionary and founder of E.A.T.OW, Eryca Freemantle discusses and offers plans on how we move forward post Co-vid19, in a rapidly “woke” world. Eryca is a Global Beauty Strategist, featured in Forbes Magazine, former makeup artist to A-List celebrities and advisory board member to world renowned university London College of Fashion (UCL) invites you into the conversation at this free webinar for the makeup and beauty industry.
This free event is Sponsored by TWOK London Makeup and supported by Olympia Beauty & Scratch Magazine. The objective of the webinar is to provide makeup artists and the beauty industry with the skills they need to operate successful businesses: Read more