Iconic artist Frida Kahlo is the inspiration for this year’s Belgravia in Bloom festival

Written on 3 May 2018 by Giles Cook in Belgravia


The Belgravia in Bloom festival is returning for another year, and the theme has now been revealed: Frida Kahlo.

This year’s event, titled Frida’s Belgravia in Bloom, will pay homage to the late Mexican artist and is inspired by Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, an exhibition which will open in June at the V&A. 

Frida’s Belgravia in Bloom, which runs from 19th – 26th May, will feature a series of floral displays, flower installations, events and workshops staged across Belgravia.  

Frida’s Parlour, which will open on the first day of the festival and remain open until 16th June, is an interactive installation and workshop space inspired by Kahlo. Entry to the parlour is free, but booking is required for the workshops.  

Local businesses and retailers across Elizabeth Street, Pimlico Road, Motcomb Street, and Eccleston Yards are set to take part, creating displays and items to honour the life and work of the artist, as the forthcoming V&A exhibition will do.  

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland is sponsoring Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up at the V&A, which is why this year’s Belgravia in Bloom festival entertains a Frida Kahlo theme.  

Just some of the local businesses and hotels taking part are Robert Kime, Joanna Wood, The Hari, Soane Britain, The Lanesborough, and The Fine Cheese Co. 

This event, which will see the streets of Belgravia transformed into flower-festooned walkways, will be the perfect place for a Spring walk in central London.  

For full information on this year’s event and the workshops, click the link below: 

Grosvenor London

Giles Cook

Giles recently joined Best Gapp in 2017 as Partner Designate and Head of Residential Agency, bringing over 20 years’ experience to the firm. Following a three-year stint as an Area Director for Foxtons, he went on to head up Chestertons’ sales and lettings operations in central London, before becoming a Partner at top Knightsbridge boutique WA Ellis.

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