Oil painting exhibition

The ROI annual show at Mall Galleries offers a chance to beaded by the skill of contemporary artists - and may even inspire you to get painting. See landscapes, still life and portraits in oil, with a number of paintings depicting urban life and scenes from the capital. Works are priced from £500, so anyone looking to invest in an original work make a beeline for the show.

Antiques, recycling at its prettiest

The Decorative Antiques & Textile Fair in London's Battersea Park takes place in london 3 times a year With more than 140 exhibitors, it's the place to find one-off pieces of art, furniture and lighting. This year sees the Young Guns competition to find the best antiques dealers under 40. The event coincides with National Antiques Week