The ninth Chelsea Fringe Festival ran for nine days with a host of different online events that amazed and delighted us. Building on the success of the previous Chelsea Fringe festivals, it featured a wonderful mixture of public spectacles, horticultural happenings and community celebrations but all online!
Here’s a selection of last year’s events.
The Chelsea Fringe Festival is all about harnessing and spreading the excitement and energy that fizzes around gardens and gardening. The idea is to give people the freedom and opportunity to express themselves through the medium of plants and gardens, to open up possibilities and to allow full participation.
Entirely independent of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (though acting with its support), the Fringe usually explodes out of the showground geographically, demographically and conceptually. Its events encompass everything from grassroots community garden projects to avant-garde art installations. Our open-access principle means that just about anything goes – as long as it’s interesting and legal, and on the subject of gardens, flowers, veg-growing or landscape.
The Fringe showcases a wide range of work from professionals and enthusiasts, both from the gardening world and beyond. Contributors create installations, events and experiences, exhibits, talks and walks – and all virtually again this year. Anyone can enter an online event in the Chelsea Fringe on payment of our fee.
If you would like to send us ideas about a potential event for Chelsea Fringe 2021 please email email@example.com
The Chelsea Fringe is a community interest company (CIC) and was founded by Festival Director Tim Richardson. All progress to date has been achieved by a team of dedicated volunteers donating their time and money.