This is it, folks. We’ve checked the forecast, this is the last weekend of summer. We thought summer had gone, clouded over for good, but it’s back for one last hurrah. The final encore. Go enjoy it at these arts events this weekend. 

Groove School

Saturday August 13, 2—5pm
Southbank Centre (Festival Terrace), London

“Discover the next Avicii.” Done. Yes. We’re there.

Head down to the Southbank Centre’s Festival Terrace and dance away as GrooveSchool’s young DJs spin everything from EDM to old school RnB. The nonprofit supports young person’s engagement, creativity and invention. They offer DJ and Music Technology workshops year-round (trust us, after this event you won’t be able to resist signing up).

Groove School Southbank Centre
Brecon Jazz Logo
Brecon Jazz Weekend

All Weekend
Multiple Venues across Brecon, Wales
Ticket price varies by event (build your own weekend!)

Workshops, emerging artists, late-night jams, big-band showcases (and plenty of street food and entertainment to fill in the gaps)—do not miss this year’s Brecon Jazz Weekend! Exhibitions include Women in Jazz (Friday), Jazz Jam (Saturday), and the Futures (Sunday).

Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures

All Weekend (11am—6pm)
Whitechapel Gallery, London

Before you visit this exhibition, listen to Heilmann’s record collection. If Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, and Leonard Cohen don’t tell you what to expect, nothing will. Step into Heilmann’s dynamic world of counter-culture canvases glazed ceramics, trading between sharp, architectural grids and unexpected and irregular pounds of colour. 

Mary Heilmann Crashing Wave Whitechapel Gallery
Car Dashboard Sculpture Club

Sunday, August 13 (11am—midday, midday—1pm, 1—2pm)
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
FREE (But booking required)

Get your hands dirty (and learn in the process) at the Royal West of England Academy on Sunday. Interdisciplinary artist Kayle Brandon merges art and activism by working collaboratively and inviting audiences to explore what joins their lives to others’. Join Brandon this weekend and build models of a dream place that can be installed onto car dashboards. Children as young as 6 are welcome to participate — make it a family affair!

Summer Jungle @ Lights of Soho

All weekend (starting at 4pm)
Soho, London
Email for bookings ([email protected])

Botanical brews meet London’s newest neon art gallery. What more could you need? Visit this dreamy neon paradise and cool down with Fentimans’ summery drinks (ft. rose lemonade, herbal tonic, and mandarin juice). Explore Soho’s creative community and “global home of creative neon and light art formats”. This is the place for rose lemonade and the next generation of artists, surrounded by a programme of members’ film, fashion, and music events.

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