Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939 (c) Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Frida’s Parlour Pop-Up

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 Kahlo on a bench, carbon print, 1938, photo by Nickolas Muray © The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and The Verge, Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

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.


Frida's Parlour
19 May - 16 June 2018
141 Ebury Street, SW1W 9QW
Free, workshops ticketed £20-£28
— Daisy Allsup
16th May 2018