Latest News Articles by Joan Porter
A fashion never out of fashion15 July 2019
With interest high in vintage clothing, we ask fair organisers for their views on the market.
Out and about at street events in Beccles and Bungay15 July 2019
Focus on two antiques street fairs/markets in Suffolk held in July and August.
Firm’s future looking fine near Exeter08 July 2019
A Taunton antiques company has taken over a long-running local antiques business.
We do like to buy beside the seaside08 July 2019
Two events taking place in the north and south of England offer array of vintage delights
Three markets and fairs in Belgium for summer 201908 July 2019
A trio of art and antiques events coming up soon in Belgium.
Fair organiser aims to create a cosmopolitan vibe with latest event01 July 2019
As ACVR Events, Jackie Edwards has added another town to her ever-growing list of venues where she holds antiques and vintage markets.
Sister among brothers in arms01 July 2019
The story of a woman who bound her chest with sacking and cotton, cut her hair and dyed her skin using furniture polish to get to the Western Front is one of the highlights at Norwich Book Fair.
Find a bit of Down time at Northern Irish festival01 July 2019
The month-long Open House Festival held throughout August in the seaside town of Bangor in Co Down, kicks off earlier this year on Saturday, July 6, with a big vintage event held by the festival organisers.
Splash out to buy Lakeland vintage01 July 2019
Diane Evans-Taylor is a vintage dealer and runs an upholstery business in the Cumbrian town of Ulverston.
Swallow gives it some Welly24 June 2019
Organiser says expectations are high for new showground fair starting at end of the month.
Show pops up at Hepworth24 June 2019
The Midcentury Modern Show’s pop-up event at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, will feature 32 dealers in Midcentury items.
Pistol fires arms fair interest24 June 2019
This c.1800 flintlock pistol below by James Wilkinson, London, was used on packet ships to protect the General Post Office mail.
The art of the city24 June 2019
Urban Art is London’s largest annual open-air contemporary arts fair, pictured above. It runs every year in July showing 1000-plus pieces of work along the walls and railings on both sides of the tree-lined Josephine Avenue and neighbouring streets in Brixton.
Antiques and vintage village returns within Kent County Show17 June 2019
The annual three-day Kent County Show is a big favourite in the southeast of England and has been held at the Kent County Showground, near Maidstone since 1964.
Antiquities provide a new face for Dorking Halls17 June 2019
Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs is always pleased to welcome new faces to her antiques fairs at the Dorking Halls in Surrey.
‘Hidden gem’ Buckingham fleamarket marks 25 years17 June 2019
A testimony to its popularity, the small weekly fleamarket in Buckingham has been running for more than 25 years.
East Sussex event back on the farm17 June 2019
A three-day biannual vintage and collectors’ fair held outdoors on a farm near Hailsham in East Sussex is now in its second year. It runs this weekend from Friday to Sunday, June 21-23.
The Ashburton trail begins to grow17 June 2019
Six months ago a small town on the edge of Dartmoor with a population of 4000 launched an antiques trail to promote all 11 of its antiques and vintage shops. Now the Ashburton Antiques Trail includes both the expansion of one of its existing businesses into larger premises and the arrival of a 12th antiques shop.
Two Cs ready for three busy fairs in summer 201910 June 2019
Organisers report that all of their events are fully booked as far ahead as October this year
Dealer tinkles the ivories at first Sandown fair10 June 2019
“It seemed that the world and his wife and most of Surrey came out for our inaugural Sunday Sandown fair, the complimentary Pimms flowed and the afternoon jazz set from Sabina Desir and Nick Adams, who trades at both our Tuesday markets and is nifty on the ivories as well, set the tone perfectly.”