19 May - 16 June 2018
Alongside Chelsea Flower Show various sister events have sprung up; Chelsea Fringe, now in its seventh year runs a variety of garden and flower workshops all over town, and Chelsea in Bloom sees floral installations spring up in the shop windows of Sloane Street and the Kings Road. There’s also Belgravia in Bloom, where this year’s focus is on Frida Kahlo ahead of the major exhibition that opens next month at the V&A.
Frida’s Parlour is a pop-up interactive exhibition space inspired by Frida Kahlo’s famed residence in Mexico City, La Casa Azul (The Blue House). The free-to-enter Wallpaper Room is essentially a selfie-space where you can pose for a self-portrait in front of the backdrop from Nickolas Murray’s famous photograph of the artist. More exciting are the program of evening events on offer: Mexican cocktail workshops with Cubitt House, Self-Portraiture with Dan Whiteson, Floral embroidery with Lora Avedian, Mexican Bouquets with Moyses Stevens, Jewellery making with Luminaire Arts and more. Book early.