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FRIEZE ART FAIR
London’s art world goes into overdrive this week as the season of contemporary art fairs gets underway. The biggest of the lot once again is Frieze (www.friezeartfair.com), taking place in a huge marquee in Regent’s Park from Thursday to Sunday, showcasing works for sale from the biggest galleries in the world. How will it be this year? There’s only one way to find out. 15-18 October, Regent’s Park.

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN AT THE YOUNG VIC
Jane Horrocks stars in the Young Vic’s new production of the classic Irving Berlin musical about Annie Oakley, the lady once known as one of the sharpest shots in the West. The story of her rivalry and romance with fellow performer Frank Butler includes famous tunes like Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better. 16 Oct-2 Jan, Young Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, SE1 8LZ Tickets £22.50 from www.youngvic.org

MONET IN MAYFAIR
The arty collection of billionaire Middle Eastern collectors the Nahmed family is one of the biggest in the world, so an exhibition of the family’s Monets is not to be sniffed at. This selection ranges from the early paintings in the 1870s, right through some of the most famous paintings in the history of art. 12 Oct-26 Feb, Nelly Nahmad Gallery, 2 Cork Street, W1S 3LB, tel: 020 7494 3200