Editor’s picks, what’s on this weekend, 2-4 August
From jazz nights to Prudential RideLondon here’s what’s on this weekend near you
So Board at Four Thieves
Meltdown Mardi Gras
The South Bank will be alive this Sunday as pop up festival, Meltdown, this year curated by the one and only Nile Rodgers, will be turning the riverside destination into a New Orleans street party. Check out the rest of the festival line-up, with acts including the king of soul himself, plus KOKOROKO and more.
Catch the pros as they whizz through central London and Surrey on both days this weekend. Check the official website to find out about your nearest fan zone, fromthe family fun pop up in Raynes Park, to great viewing points in Richmond Park.
3-4 August; see website for times
Fly at Saatchi
Head along to the world-renowned Chelsea gallery and pop on a VR headset for a multi sensory, wholly immersive experience. Participants will feel what it’s like to fly and you’ll become one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s birds and swoop like a Concorde through the skies. to a time-travelling plot.
Until 26 August
Near Mint record fair
If you have a love of old school records, head along to POP Brixton, where a special weekend fair will combine independent labels, record shops and record dealers selling everything from jazz to folk.
3 August; 12pm-11.30pm
Jazz Jamaica at Hideaway Live
Bassist and bandleader Gary Crosby brings Jazz Jamaica to Chelsea’s beloved Hideaway jazz club for a special celebration in honour of Jamaican Independent Day.
3 August; 9pm; £27.50