The Observer newspaper has described the forthcoming Velázquez exhibition at The National Gallery, London, as the "single most important show of the year, if not the decade". Coxsoft Art wouldn't go that far (Who would, apart from The Observer?), but this has got to be earmarked as a biggie. With loans from the Museo del Prado and other collections, it will bring together nearly half of the world's surviving Velázquez works to offer a complete survey of his career. Book in advance! Tickets cost £12 plus £1 booking fee for timed entry, but here's the good news: silver surfers get in for half price: £6. Somebody has noted Coxsoft Art's campaign for concessionary tickets at the good ol' 50%. Go for it! You can avoid the booking fee by sending an SAE with your cheque to the NG at least 14 days in advance. (Click the title link.) The exhibition opens on 18 October and continues until 21 January 2007.