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12 years ago, June 14, 2005

LAPADA unveil new Royal Academy fair for May 2006

LAPADA will launch a new London flagship fair next year, when LAPADA@ TheRoyalAcademy opens from May 4-7.

LAPADA expect 70 to 80 members to exhibit at 6 Burlington Gardens which is already the venue for the London Original Print Fair and The Watercolours and Drawings Fair.

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The LAPADA fair at Burlington Gardens followed events at the Royal College of Art (the first in 1991), the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington and a 2004 fair at Claridge’s.

All proved unsatisfactory as a long-term showcase before space was secured for a marquee event in Berkeley Square in 2009. The ninth edition of the fair returns on September 15-20 – to be followed three weeks later by a new boutique event, BADA Collection.