Charity invites Iggy Pop to Chelsea

Flower show to share star's Lust for Life

The tranquil world of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show could be invaded by punk pioneer Iggy Pop. The Stooges singer, famous for his punk excesses in the 1970s, may play his classic Lust for Life at the Children’s Society’s debut garden, which is named after the song, on 21 May. Pop starts a European tour later that week, and Children’s Society representative David Hudi-Dinnage hopes the hell-raiser will turn up early to perform. The garden was designed by Angus Thompson. Pop said: “Lust for Life is full of optimism as young people should be… but too many aren’t. I’m honoured that the Children’s Society’s garden is inspired by my music and wholeheartedly support the work that they do — they rock.” The garden features an arc of water pulsing in rhythmic bursts to the sound of the song Lust For Life. Children’s Society head of media Richard Johnson said the garden would “bring a bit of rock ’n’ roll to Chelsea”.

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