Latest News Articles by Joan Porter
Textiles events take centre stage25 September 2023
Annual west London extravaganza heads a look at some of the specialist fairs coming up
Showground expansion gives more space for flea dealers25 September 2023
Helen Yourston of B2B Events, organiser of the immensely popular Malvern Flea Fair held nine times a year, has heard intriguing news from the Three Counties Showground where the event is held.
New Saltash event adds to organiser’s portfolio of fairs in Cornwall18 September 2023
Further details of a new fair taking place in Cornwall have been announced.
Busy schedule and media interest boost Shepton Mallet fleamarket18 September 2023
One of the most popular fleas in the country has been very busy this year, both with the numbers of stallholders and visitors, says the organiser.
Yorkshire Fleamarkets make use of cattle pens18 September 2023
Helen Bowman and Ben Wray set up their Yorkshire Fleamarkets in 2017 at Skipton Auction Mart (Sundays 9am to 4pm) and expanded to Thirsk Auction Mart (Saturdays 11am to 6pm) the following year.
Organiser adds two Oxfordshire flagship events to busy schedule11 September 2023
Neil Payne, founder of Hidden Treasures, has added two new antiques and vintage fairs to his packed calendar of events. Some of his fairs have been running since the 1970s at locations in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.
Henley ticket sales look healthy11 September 2023
Ticket sales are way ahead of the normal level at this stage, says Gary Wallis, organiser of the three-day spring/autumn Henley Décor Fair.
Books begin new chapter with a binder11 September 2023
An ex-fashion buyer book lover turned bookbinder is one of the stallholders at Home and Vintage Living, organised by Jules Langley.
New PBFA fairs launched and rise in membership create positive vibes in books sector09 September 2023
The membership figures for the PBFA (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association) are looking robust with 25 new members in the past 12 months, bringing the total to around 400.
Inside on a day out: three ideas for antiques market visits04 September 2023
Here we take a look at markets in south London, Brighton and Cardiff
Horti fair back after the holiday28 August 2023
Long-running monthly event misses out August but the gap can encourage both buying and selling
Ready teddy go for keen collectors in Kensington28 August 2023
Anyone who has been charmed by teddies all their adult life since maybe an early adoration of Winnie-the-Pooh could head to the long-running biannual Hugglets Teddies Festival.
Three Counties rolls into Bedfordshire21 August 2023
Antiques dealers Marylyn and Ray Wood took over the 30-year-old biannual Three Counties Antiques and Fine Art Fair in 2020 and held their first staging as Castlewood Antique Fairs in September 2021.
Cost of living crisis hits PM Rishi Sunak's local antiques shop21 August 2023
An antiques and vintage shop in the prime minister’s constituency of Richmond in North Yorkshire is set to shut its doors at Christmas.
Pals prepare for a new brocante in Lincolnshire21 August 2023
Two dealer friends from Rutland who met at a vintage fair where they were both exhibiting are now launching their first event in Lincolnshire.
First Suffolk, now on to Norfolk14 August 2023
Inaugural Lomax-organised Southwold event could be joined by another high-end fair also in East Anglia
Classic cars and live music at new Port Eliot event14 August 2023
Alexa Robins, organiser of AFC Fairs’ big antiques and vintage event at the Royal Cornwall Showground, is very excited by news of a new fair she’s been asked to put on.
Farm tools help social enterprise to grow14 August 2023
Antiques furniture dealer Philip Crosthwaite’s popular monthly antiques fair in Norwich will feature Richard Goddard, who sells antique vintage tools for a worthy social cause.
Over 60 stalls for market in Norfolk Broads town07 August 2023
Antiques and vintage street markets proliferate across the UK, particularly in the summer.
Curated in the Cotswolds again07 August 2023
The Cotswolds Vintage Fairs has been run annually with various curators in August for 13 years at the village hall at Toddington, near Broadway.