From 17th – 27th September, the Chelsea History Festival will be hosting an immersive mixture of digital and physical events to celebrate various elements of the borough’s intriguing past. 

The Festival was co-founded by the National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Chelsea and Chelsea Psychic Garden, who are proud to host an annual programme of talks from world-class speakers, authors, thinkers and historians. 

Whilst the format of this year’s event may be a little different, the team’s commitment to organising excellent, insightful discussions remains steadfast.  

As such, headline speakers include former Children’s Laureate Sir Michael Morpurgo, historian James Holland, Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Applebaum and bestselling author Sue Stuart-Smith, who will be in conversation with our very own Founder & Chair of Trustees, Dr Olivia Chapple. 

Their discussion, entitled ‘The Well Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature’, promises to be both thoughtful and informative 

Together, the two will speak from their first-hand experience about the immense psychological benefits of spending time amongst nature, as well as talking about the importance and value of nurturing your own plants. 

Wonderfully, tickets to this online talk are free, so everyone is welcome to join the event from 1:30pm – 2:30pm on Sunday 27th September. 

To book your free tickets, please click here 

We are so grateful to be involved with this year’s Chelsea History Festival and hope you’re looking forward to Sue and Olivia’s conversation as much as we are.