5 Things to do in London this Bank Holiday Jazz- Art – Theatre- Music what more do you need….

Tate Modern: Soul of a Nation: Tate-Commissioned Films and Process: Catch a free display of short films created in response to the Soul of a Nation exhibition and a special screening of a Sampha film. Drop in to the Starr Cinema for short films inspired by four artists featured in the Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power exhibition. Each filmmaker responds in their own stylistic way to the content and narrative explored in the subject’s art. The looped display is followed by a special screening of Process, a Sampha film directed by Kahlil Joseph.

Please visit Tate website for more info and the full programme. WHEN: 25th August 2017 from 6PM to 9.40PM  WHERE: Starr Cinema (Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG)TICKETS: FREE

Wyndham’s Theatre: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill: With music by Lanie Robertson the plays stars Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, recounting events in the life of one of the most iconic singers of the 19th. Set in 1959 in a small intimate bar in Philadelphia the play portraits Billie Holiday while she puts on a show that unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witnesses to one of the last performances of her lifetime. Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all-time shares her loves and her losses.

WHEN: Until 9th September 2017 (for full schedule please visit the websiteWHERE: Wyndham’s Theatre (Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA)

TICKETS: £15 – £107.50 (please book your tickets here)

Bernie Grants Art Centre: The Summer Music Festival ends with an afternoon of FREE performances in partnership with Ghana Youth Day. Headlined by Afrobeat royalty Fuse ODG with performances from Reggie ‘n’ Bollie, Soukous band Kasai Masai, the London House Cats Choir, plus special guests to be announced. There will be an open-air market by The African Market look out for handcrafted designs plus a bouncy castle, face painting, and activities for children.

Have a drink or a bite to eat in the newly redesigned Café and Bar, and enjoy outdoor barbeque courtesy of Blooming Scent Café. A great start to the long Bank Holiday weekend plus a fabulous warm-up for Carnival.

WHEN: Saturday 26th August from 12 – 8 pm. WHERE: Bernie Grant Arts Centre (Tottenham green enterprise centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, London N15 4RX) TICKETS: FREE

Miles Davis Kind of Blue @The Jazz Café: Spoil yourself for a night of great music and suggestive atmosphere with this incredible tribute to the great musician Miles Davis. It’s difficult to express the importance of Miles Davis’ influence on the world of jazz, with a career spanning over five decades over which time he introduced many major stylistic developments to the art form. Visit the website for more info and line up.

WHEN: Sunday 27th August 2017, 7:00PM – 10.30PM

WHERE: The Jazz Café (5 Parkway, Camden, NW1 7PG) TICKETS: £12 – £17 (book your standing ticket)

West London: Notting Hill Carnival: Europe’s biggest street festival and a vivid spectacle representing London’s multicultural past and present the Carnival is also a vital date in any party lover’s diary. Spread throughout W10 in west London, the celebrations take over the areas of Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park. The main parade starts on Great Western Road, winding its way along Chepstow Road, then on to Westbourne Grove, and then down Ladbroke Grove.

This year the Carnival will take place 27th and 28th August. The parade begins at 9.30am on both Sunday and Monday, judging finishes at 6.30pm.

For more info please visit the official website.

WHEN: Sun 27th/Mon 28th Aug 2017 from 9.30AM to 6.30PM

WHERE: W10 Info: check London Transport for travel updates;

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