• Where to go

    In its third year, Art15 at Olympia will corral the works of 500 artists, shown by 150 galleries, plucked from 40 countries.

    And to keep things fresh, fair director Kate Bryan has introduced the New 100 Club, gathering 100 art collectors under the age of 40 to share information, ideas and inspiration. While the Freedom Audit, curated by Kathleen Soriano, brings together 15 artists from countries including Tibet, Korea, Denmark and China, and provides a platform for the enquiry of how artists from a wide range of cultures can negotiate a path of respect, tolerance, politics and taste.

    Food 4 Art is a whirligig of a restaurant, employing the skills, menus and vibe of a different restaurant each day; Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana on Thursday, overlooked-British-ingredient specialists The Clove Club on Friday and American-inspired The Colony Grill Room on Saturday.

    And don't miss the Vanity Fair panel on Thursday 21st in the Talks Room, where at 7pm fair director Kate Bryan will be leading the discussion on 'The Changing Nature of the Artist's Role in the Global Art World'.

    Art15, Olympia, Olympia Way, London, W14 8UX. From 21st-23rd May 2015. VIP and Preview day 20th May 2015.

    Tickets from £15 at www.artfairslondon.com

    Art15 offers all Vanity Fair A-List subscribers the chance to win one pair of Art15 tickets, lunch for two at Food 4 Art restaurant, and a bottle of Pommery champagne (total worth £200). 

    Art15 also offers all Vanity Fair A-List subscribers £10 off Thursday Late tickets in association with Vanity Fair.

    Don't miss out on future offers, sign up to the A-List.

  • Where to eat

    They cut their teeth cooking food for Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen and Eddie Redmayne on fashion shoots for clients including Louis VuittonSaint Laurent and Stella McCartney, but now chefs Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones are bringing their Tart London food to the street. 

    Or rather the road…as Salusbury Road in Queen's Park is the site for their summer pop-up, Tart's Kitchen, supported by Wedgwood. Here, the kind of delicious, healthy food using seasonal, sustainably sourced ingredients that's made Tart London the hot cookie on the fashion circuit, is now available for breakfast, lunch and tea served on trestle tables, surrounded by herbs and wild British flowers in the exposed-brick-and-beam, warehouse-style space.

    Drop in (or take-away) homemade granola or baked eggs for breakfast, or a typical lunch menu of bream ceviche with pickled cucumber, asian seared fillet of beef salad with rice noodles, peanuts and sesame, or try white bean, rosemary and sage bruschetta with harissa tomatoes, or truffled mushroom, tallegio and gruyere bites.

    And if you head to Tart's Kitchen around 4ish, don't leave without snaffling a spot of Wild Strawberry afternoon tea served on Wedgwood's charming  Wild Strawberry china.

    Tart's Kitchen, 74 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6NU

    Open 8am-5pm, until 14th June 2015.


  • What to see

    During the interval at American Buffalo, I overheard two young women talking: "I had read the script and I didn't get it. The characters didn't seem to work. I just can't believe what they've done with it!" 

    Although they may have missed the potency of David Mamet's writing, what isn't lost is how much the play's three actors John Goodman, Tom Sturridge and Damian Lewis - Don, Bob and Teach respectively - bring to this production.

    The backdrop is a junk shop in 1970s Chicago - designer Paul Wills's set is practically a character in its own right - with detritus suspended from the ceiling by strings, like a birthday party in an underworld. A maelstrom of dialogue, the central themes of friendship, betrayal and sabotage are no less relevant now than when the play first opened in 1975. In fact, the principal action - a hair-brained plan to rob a new client of a limited edition Buffalo nickel - teeters on irrelevance, because this is a play of larger questions, namely business versus friendship, capitalism versus idealism.

    With three Hollywood names aglow on the billboards, it's easy to lazily press "buy now" on the theatre website. But with Lewis's febrile portrayal of a fast-talking conman electrifying the stage and providing the perfect foil to Sturridge, the torpid drugged-up shop boy, along with Goodman mastery of presence and pause, American Buffalo will leave you with absolutely no buyer's remorse.

    By Bridget Arsenault

    American Buffalo is at Wyndham's Theatre until 27 June 2015.

    Tickets are available  here.