Latest News Articles by Joan Porter
Staycations are boosting local antiques centres26 July 2021
Uncertainty still affects fairs but antiques centres are benefiting from extra visitors
Fairs update from Hampshire and Somerset26 July 2021
Updates from two events taking place in the south of England.
A long wait, but Hingham is back19 July 2021
Norfolk event is eagerly awaited by enthusiastic customers starved of fairs open to public
Contemporary art on course19 July 2021
Contemporary Art Fairs’ schedule of live events in 2021-22 involves three racecourse locations in southern England: at Sandown Park in Surrey, and the Royal Windsor plus Newbury in Berkshire.
Salop shop spotlight17 July 2021
Shropshire is a fertile county for antiques centres and shops.
JOS and Two Cs ready for action12 July 2021
Organisers prepare for events in Worcestershire and Shropshire including new fairs.
Sentry boxed12 July 2021
Man down. Prone and looking as if he had fainted on parade, this model of a guardsman is being carted unceremoniously away from the South of England Showground at last month’s IACF Ardingly.
Summer Sundays for Portobello and Golborne05 July 2021
Portobello and Golborne Markets are now running on Sundays as well as the Saturdays throughout the summer until August 11.
Flying in for the Henley Decor after last-minute site change05 July 2021
Despite a last minute move to a new site, the Henley Décor Fair at the end of May was a big success, said organiser Gary Wallis.
Make a date for Lewes05 July 2021
Lewes is well known to antiques and vintage-hunters.
Textile trading continues despite fair postponement05 July 2021
The planned 30-stand Designer and Makers’ Fair on July 17-18 at Charleston Manor, near Lewes in East Sussex was cancelled at the beginning of July.
Over 200 standholders expected at Festival of Antiques at Cheltenham Racecourse05 July 2021
“I’m expecting a 50-50 split from the exhibitors who follow my fairs and dealers local to the area”, said Nick Bayliss, talking about his new annual Festival of Antiques at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Dealer and ex-auctioneer join forces to develop Dorset business28 June 2021
Former Edinburgh Woollen Mill turned into antiques market with more than 40 dealers
Updates on three UK fairs scheduled for July28 June 2021
Three updates about events taking place in Hungerford, Charlwood and the East End of London
Talking about Dorking brocante28 June 2021
After much trepidation around the launch of her monthly outdoor brocante in Dorking, Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs finally saw it happen on Sunday, June 20.
Numbers rising at Charing Cross Collectors’ Market28 June 2021
One of the longest-running niche markets in London has reopened post-lockdown and trader numbers are rising slowly, says Bridget Pettecrew, organiser of the Charing Cross Collectors’ Market in the arches below Charing Cross Station in London.
Fairs and markets: Busy summer on the way21 June 2021
Although some restrictions are still in place for now, many fairs and markets organisers are gearing up for a busy summer to serve pent-up demand.
‘Horti’ happy with a full house14 June 2021
All exhibitor slots are filled as the Adams fair keeps fingers crossed for July opening.
Posters selling well at Kent specialist shop14 June 2021
Karen and Paul Rennie of Rennies Seaside Modern in Folkestone are well-known collector/dealers in Modern British design.
Sign up for York attractions14 June 2021
The annual York River Art Market is running every Saturday from June 26 to the end of August with 30-plus artists and designers selling their work.