Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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Now you can enjoy the not-so-far east

03 May 2021

Spotlight on businesses in the bustling antiques havens of Suffolk and Norfolk

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A touch of Poland in Peckham

26 April 2021

Duo organise south London pop-up market presenting five vintage poster dealers.

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Swallow starts at Ripley Castle

26 April 2021

Swallow Fairs’ first three-day Decorative Home and Salvage Shows this year is the biannual event running at the 14th century Ripley Castle, near Harrogate, from noon on Friday, May 7, to Sunday, May 9.

Fresh chapter in book fairs

26 April 2021

The moment has arrived for bibliophiles missing the physical sight and touch of books at actual fairs.

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Chiswick hits high road

26 April 2021

After many false dawns Jennifer Titmuss is finally launching her monthly Chiswick Antique and Vintage Market on Sunday May 9.

Test your pot luck in Devon

26 April 2021

Anything and everything to do with the garden is how Hyson Fairs describes its popular fairs in Devon.

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Ready to take up arms again at Kempton Park

19 April 2021

Organiser Peter Binfield is hoping for fine weather and a good turnout of 100-plus dealers at the first of this year’s Vintage & Classic Arms Fairs at Kempton Park on Sunday, May 2.

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Get on board for a showroom sale

19 April 2021

Chrissie and John Masters of The Design Gallery in Kent are offering this fine Art Deco sideboard by Hille at their showroom sale in Edenbridge from April 23-25.

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Events held outside are relaunching after the latest easing of lockdown restrictions

19 April 2021

The start of May is likely to be a busy period with outside fairs and markets opening up around England and Wales after a protracted lockdown hibernation. Here is a snapshot of a few of them.

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Antiques centre launched in idyllic location after chance meeting with country estate owner

12 April 2021

Tony Wittridge is so smitten with the antiques business he is opening in the grounds of Kyre Park, a large country estate at Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, that he is planning a move to the county from Essex.

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Dorking dealers prepare to reopen premises as lockdown eases

12 April 2021

Dorking Antiques was launched last August by three dealers: Mark Holden, Eddie Hawkins and David Whalley.

Fair powers on at the museum

05 April 2021

While the Museum of Power at Maldon in Essex does not yet have a firm date for reopening – to gaze at the original mighty steam-pumping machines – Steve Haddon of Haddon Events can still make use of the site.

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Flea London to reopen with 27 stalls on April 17

05 April 2021

“We are super-excited to be reopening our Flea London again on Saturday, April 17, after so long and we are planning on 27 stalls and 10 container shops here at Vinegar Yard,” enthused Christian Scrimgeour about her fleamarket held a few minutes from London Bridge Station.

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Antiques centre in revitalised former granary battles through to April reopening

05 April 2021

After three lockdowns but also a successful auction launch last August in between closures, Graham Hessell will be throwing open the doors once again to his Melford Antiques, Interiors & Lifestyle Centre on April 12.

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Affordable Art Fair: events at cities worldwide to come but it’s online for now

05 April 2021

The Affordable Art Fair has announced its live show dates this year in London, New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong and cities in Europe.

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JOS launches two events which complement the B2B fair schedule

29 March 2021

This coming Easter weekend may be quieter than usual but many of us can plan to meet up with family and friends again in the coming weeks and months as lockdown restrictions ease around the UK.

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Continuity back after the enforced break

29 March 2021

“It’s been heart-breaking to keep cancelling fairs as people are so keen to trade but the good news is that our event in the Westpoint Arena at the Devon Showground, Exeter, is going ahead on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6,” says Nick Bayliss of Continuity Fairs.

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IACF ready to meet the high demand

29 March 2021

Will Thomas, managing director of IACF, surely speaks for the trade with his fervent hope that successive pandemic lockdowns have now come to an end.

Three events scheduled to run in April and May

22 March 2021

Updates on the Oswestry Showground, Bath markets and Sue Ede’s Giant Flea.

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Market organiser Sherman & Waterman looks ahead as events are set to return

22 March 2021

“I’m counting the days,” said a happy Mike Collins, director of market operator Sherman & Waterman as he ticks off the reopening dates for his antiques and vintage markets, centre and car boot.