Strawberries & Screen 2019

Strawberries & Screen returns for another year, from 12 to 14 July 2019. Make sure you’re sat in front of the giant screen on the running track so you don’t miss a single swing of this year’s Wimbledon’s men’s semi-finals (12th), women’s finals (13th) and men’s finals (14th).

Catch the nail-biting action of this year’s tournament, whilst enjoying traditional tennis treats and refreshments from pop-ups by Partridges and The Pretty Little Tea Company. For the little ones channelling some Murray magic, there will also be complimentary tennis coaching. So pack up your picnic blanket or book your VIP seat on the front row, before they all go, and we shall see you there!

Please note, Duke of York Square don’t allow umbrellas in the VIP area and dogs won’t be allowed on the running track for hygiene purposes.

Book your VIP seats here.

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Chelsea Summer Fete 2019

Celebrate the start of summer with the return of the annual Chelsea Summer Fete on Saturday 22 June which takes place across Pavilion Road and Duke of York Square. From yoga classes to traditional fete games and wine bars and delicious food offerings, this is the perfect day for all the family and free to attend.

Duke of York Square will become the ultimate garden party; relax and enjoy the music by roaming musicians programmed by Cadogan Hall, or take part in sporting events and games. Start your morning with a yoga class hosted by KXU at 11am, then refuel with something delicious from the Fine Food Market. The running track will be open for picnics throughout the day as well host football skills sessions by Chelsea FC Foundation from 1pm-2.30pm as well as polo-swing practice, hosted by Westcroft Park.

For the very first time, the running track will become a racecourse of Austin J40 pedal cars that will compete for the prestigious Settrington Cup at the Goodwood Revival. Heats are to be held from 12pm in which children aged 5-10 years old will compete for the chance to take part at this year’s Goodwood Revival, the world’s foremost historic motorsport event (which will be held on 13-15 September).

Enjoy your favourite stories told by Peter Jones & Partners or visit the National Army Museum pop-up for an interactive army experience. The much-loved Chelsea Pensioners will be back by popular demand with a pottery stand, and the Chelsea Physic Garden Flower Crown Workshop will also taking place throughout the afternoon. And to top it all off, children’s entertainers Sharky & George will be hosting the ultimate children’s party.

A stone’s throw away from the Square, Pavilion Road’s artisan shops will open up their restaurant and shop doors to create a wonderful street party. Wander up and down to taste exceptional foodie offerings from Provenance Butcher’s BBQ, patisseries and pizza at the Bread Ahead stall, a seafood BBQ from ‘fishmonger by day, seafood bar by night’, The Sea, The Sea and refreshing ice cream and sorbet by Ice Cream Union. Or, relax with a glass of wine or cocktail at Pavilion Wine, accompanied by cheese at London Cheesemongers, or at Hans’ Bar & Grill’s cocktail stand. Roaming musicians, face painters and balloons will there throughout the day as well as Sharky & George keeping the little ones entertained.

The Summer Fete is complimentary to attend and will begin at 11am. Please note the Fine Food Market will open as usual at 10am. The full map of activity can be downloaded here soon.

See you there!

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Beyond the Road

This June, see the ground-breaking, fully immersive exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, BEYOND THE ROAD. Produced in collaboration with Beyond Projects, the exhibition merges the world of visual arts, music and film enable visitors to escape the everyday and lose themselves in a multi-sensory world led by sounds.

World-renowned and award-winning contemporary artists, filmmakers and photographers have collaborated to create a completely new and multi-disciplinary sound experience. This includes work by multi-Oscar winning director and producer, Alfonso Cuaron, perfume designer Azzi Glasser, contemporary artist and Turner prize nominee Nathan Coley, award-winning filmmaker Toby Dye and other incredible names.

Tickets can be booked here.

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KXU Spinathon

For the spinaholics out there, this is one for you.

Think you can handle a 90 minute U-Cycle spinathon? After the success of last year, KXU will be taking over the Duke of York Square on Saturday 1 June, 11.00-12.30.

Expert trainers Anthony Garcia will be coaching you, along with Keiser Master Trainer, Darren Lee, as you raise money for the K&C Foundation.

Tickets are £35 will all proceeds going this fantastic charity. Spaces are limited so book via the KXU app.

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DRAW Art Fair

The Saatchi Gallery welcomes DRAW, the UK’s first art fair dedicated to modern and contemporary from 17-19 May and is offering InChelsea readers 50% off tickets.

The Fair is designed to confirm drawing’s place at the core of the creative process and demonstrate the extraordinary range with works in every medium; from charcoal stick to video to live performance. All facets of drawing will be presented as a fundamental practice and create a platform where rare works by modern masters and recent works from the 20th Century can sit side by side.

Up to 60 galleries and exhibitors from around the world will fill three floors where they will curate individual exhibitions of artists’ drawings or groups of drawings in a museum-style context.

Purchase your ticket here and enter the code ‘CADES’ to receive your 50% discount (T&Cs apply).

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Easter Chocolate Market

Make sure you mark Saturday 13 April in your diaries – the day Duke of York Square becomes a complete haven for chocoholics!

The weekly fine food market will see London’s finest chocolatiers descend on the Square, overseen by the statue of Sir Hans Sloane – who notably introduced milk chocolate to Europe!

The market will be open from 10am – 4pm with a selection of special artisan chocolate market stalls –

  • Sir Hans Sloane Chocolate
  • Susie Keane
  • Diana David
  • Peacoc
  • Lavolio
  • Baci from Speciality Foods (offering iconic Italian Chocolate)
  • Bad Brownies
  • London Chocolate

In addition to these delicious additions, a number of the much-loved regulars will be offering exclusive innovation chocolate decision. An extensive array of mouth-watering treats for sugar-fiends will be available including chocolate sushi from Aki Maki, chocolate flavoured Vietnamese spring rolls from Rao Deli, 10 different flavours of chocolate fudge from Cookies and Creams, as well as chocolate Guiness cake from Nick Fu – just to name a few!

Head into Partridges to carry on your chocolate travels where four Royal Warrant holders will showcase some of their finest cocoa offerings; include Prestat, Bedicks, Charbonnel and Walker, alongside freshly made chocolate flavoured Chelsea Buns.

See you there!

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It’s the Surreal Thing

From 15 March – 14 April, visit Saatchi to see an exhibition of new works by the artist, Sr. X in the Prints & Originals Gallery.

These works are striking and unforgettable, created both in the streets and in the studio. He employs retro imagery, pop culture icons, surrealist twists and dada mischief to produce his works of satirical brilliance. Sr. X subverts the constant advertising that we are exposed to and the images of aspirational perfection that are directed at us all.

These works on display were created in the last six month and reveal Sr. X’s staggering imagination. He uses creativity as a weapon against conformism and the sugary sweet diet of contemporary consumerism. Familiar elements remain such as pulp magazine portraits, cartoon figures and advertising slogans.

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Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday, 5 March, is soon to swoop upon us; the day when foodies can rejoice and indulge in pancakes all day long. Here’s a round-up of Chelsea’s finest pancake offering – you’d batter sit down for these…

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Strolling down Pavilion Road, you’ll find Wulf & Lamb – one of London’s finest vegan hubs. Start your morning with the fluffy American pancakes (£9.95), stacked up high, doused in maple syrup and topped with mixed berries and vanilla cashew cream.

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Carrying on up one of London’s most beautiful streets is Granger & Co. Their legendary ricotta hotcakes (£12.95) come with a glowing reputation and a delicious accompaniment of banana and honeycomb butter. You’ll go flippin’ crazy for these!

In the heart of Chelsea is Sloane Square, home to Chelsea locals’ favourite hot-spot, Colbert, inspired by the great boulevard cafes in Paris. Sit back, relax and enjoy a feast of a morning with their buttermilk pancakes. Add bacon (£10.75), or add berries (£12.75) or prefer your pancakes straight, have ’em plain (£8.50).

A stones through away is Duke of York Square. The much-loved pancake man from L’Amouse Bouche will be on hand, taking up residency outside Partridges, for the whole of Pancake Day. Grab your crepes on-the-go.

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If you’re on a health kick, Farm Girl Chelsea should be top of your destination list. Their buckwheat flour and buttermilk pancakes (£12) will fill any hungry tummy, arriving with maple syrup, berries, candied pistachios and coconut shavings and will leave you guilt free!

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However, if health isn’t such concern on this day of indulgence then My Old Dutch is the place for you; pancakes all day, both sweet and savoury. Got a sweet tooth? Try yours topped with banana, nuts and ice cream, drizzled with chocolate sauce (£9.25). Prefer a more savoury option? Order the Eggs Florentine (£10.95); creamed spinach, cheese, topped with baby spinach, red onion and sunny side eggs. Delish!

Further up the King’s Road is one of Chelsea’s instituations, Bluebird. Bask in the sunshine on the terrace at the café and tuck into an unlimited stack of pancakes. Can you think of anything ‘batter’? For just £30, enjoy two hours of bottomless pancakes with a variety of sweet and savoury toppings to accompany bottles Prosecco. More info and booking here.

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Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chelsea with Peppa Pig

On Saturday 9 February, head to Duke of York Square to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig with a fantastic Chinese edition of the Fine Food Market and a special guest appearance from Peppa Pig.

The Market will be open from 10am-4pm with a selection of exclusive market stalls including Baozi and Chow Mein from Bite Mi, Banh Khot (dragon eggs mini cakes) and spring rolls from Rao Deli, Nonya Sauces, Dak Gang Jung & man du from Goko, Dumplings from The Ugly Dumplings, Noodles and fortune cookies from Suria + Co and Chinese inspired cakes from Nick Fu.

From 11am until 4pm at the Square, join us to celebrate Chinese New Year in Chelsea, with fun for all the family. There will be the traditional Lion Dance Performance, as well as arts and crafts sessions where little ones can make their very own Chinese red envelope, greeting banner and headdresses. There will also be special storytelling sessions and a photo opportunity with Peppa Pig.

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