An evening of entertainment with global stars will take place in aid of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

The annual Collars and Coats Gala Ball will feature artists Vanessa Mae, Heather Small, Dave Arch, the Strictly Come Dancing Band and the Tootsie Rollers.

The fundraiser features a red carpet lined with a guard of honour formed of rescue dogs.

Collars and Coats Gala ball; Battersea Evolution, Chelsea Bridge Entrance, Battersea Park; October 30; prices start at £3,500 for table of 10; 020 7627 9309,