This time last year I was walking around Frida Kahlo’s house in Mexico City – half-bored, half-intrigued and fully sweaty.
The reason I was bored is because it was one of those proper annoying tourist traps, full of idiots with cameras and bum bags – getting in the way all the time as they stumble around looking for the gift shop.
The reason I was intrigued is because the house was a true architectural and artistic gem – the perfect encapsulation of the woman who lived here, worked there and ultimately died there.
There’s no denying that Frida Kahlo is certainly an impressive figure of the 20th Century, someone who’s forward-thinking artistic, political and sexual attitudes are still revered today – making her a true feminist icon for many.
This evening of celebration at the Stretford Public Hall includes the screening of the 2002 film ‘Frida‘ starring Salma Hayek as the titular woman and actual husband (at the time) Alfred Molina as Frida’s husband Diego Rivera.
Alongside the screening of the film there’ll be Mexican food, drink and music as well as an introduction to the film by a true Frida aficionado.
Cinema Screening: Frida
Venue: Stretford Public Hall
Date: Saturday 27th April
Stretford Public Hall, Chester Road, Stretford, M32 0LG