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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Royal College of Art to host British Art Fair

24th August 2011

Culture vultures visiting central London hotels may be interested in catching the British Art Fair at the Royal College of Art, taking place over September 14th and 18th.

Billing itself as "the best fair for modern and contemporary British art", the event boasts big names such as Keith Vaugh, William Roberts and Banksy, amongst others.

The annual British Art Fair offers around 60 of the UK's leading dealers and fist-time buyers an excellent selection of 20th and 21st century art.

English novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz will open the event, which is celebrating its 24th consecutive year.

Mr Horowitz joins a list of esteemed people who have opened the event in the past, from last year's Ed Vaizy, through to 2007's Jeremy Paxman and Jerry Hall in 1992.

"The Royal College of Art, arguably 'the spiritual home of British art', is an ideal setting to see work by the great names of the 20th century," commented the organisers.

"[There] will be a large selection of contemporary work by established names such as Hirst, Emin, Banksy as well as by both emerging artists and recent graduates."

Facing Hyde Park and stretching south to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal College of Art is a short walk away from South Kensington Station, which makes it ideally located for guests at The Montcalm hotel.

The venue is also currently hosting Folio at the Royal Shakespeare Company, a exhibition of prints and lithographs to mark Shakespeare's quarto-centenary.

Running until October 1st, the display features work by Joe Tilson, Elizabeth Frink and Norman Ackroyd.

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