Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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Banknotes mark end of an era

26 September 2022

Examples from the UK and Commonwealth featuring the late queen make mementoes.

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Healthy interest at Kent garden centre event

26 September 2022

Fire Kettle Events runs the popular biannual antiques and collectables fairs at the 14-acre Coolings Garden Centre in Knockholt, near Sevenoaks in Kent.

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Dealers support Cheltenham event

26 September 2022

The trader figures for Jonathan Nixon’s antiques and vintage market in Cheltenham – launched at the beginning of July – are now approaching 60.

Visit a fair crammed full of the write stuff

26 September 2022

If your fountain pen is prone to leaking, as King Charles III’s unfortunate double mishap in Edinburgh and Belfast showed, then maybe pay a visit to the biannual specialist London Autumn Pen Show on October 9.

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All set for a sunny future

19 September 2022

Hemswell Antique Centres is now completely full with 400 dealers trading out of the four centres on the Hemswell Cliff site in Lincolnshire.

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Corky goes east

19 September 2022

Jennifer Titmuss of Corky Events, who runs monthly antiques markets in St Albans and on Chiswick High Road, is on the move again as she launches a market in the E17 London Borough of Walthamstow with the first on Sunday, September 25.

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Enjoy a day on the tiles

19 September 2022

The annual Nottingham Tile Fair is a small specialist event with 10 dealers at the upcoming fair in St Jude’s Hall, Mapperley, Nottingham.

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Brocante’s growing success

19 September 2022

There are few antiques centres and even fewer fairs held in garden centres and nurseries but along has come news of The Potting Shed Brocante which ran at the King John’s Nursery in the Kent village of Etchingham earlier this month.

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Deco delay but Dorking antiques fair thrives

12 September 2022

Chelsea event plans on hold for now but organiser is upbeat about Surrey fair and brocante.

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Film studios are flooding in, boosting Kempton antiques market

12 September 2022

What is likely to be very good news for Edward Cruttenden of Sunbury Antiques and his antiques markets at Kempton Park Racecourse is a film studio invasion at local Shepperton Studios, owned by the Pinewood Group.

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Vintage fair returns to Primrose Hill church

12 September 2022

Keeley Rosendale of Discover Vintage is looking forward to being back at St Mary’s Church (right) in Primrose Hill, north London, on Saturday, September 24, with her third vintage home show at this location – “a fabulous building”, she said.

Ruby joins in with Jay’s event

12 September 2022

Joy O’Meara of Jay Fairs has invited Ruby’s Vintage Fairs, aka Lyn Mistry and Yvonne Hockey to join her in the upstairs room at the antiques and collectors’ fair that she runs at the parish hall in the Oxfordshire village of Benson.

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Event is anonymous no longer

05 September 2022

Church Street fair’s long-awaited return signalled by change to more specific title

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Peruse antiques again along the Pantiles

05 September 2022

The first Pantiles Antiques Festival in the Kent town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in July was such a success for Love Fairs that the organiser is straight back with another.

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Perfect for lovers of alternative frock

05 September 2022

'Frock Me!' was launched 25 years ago when vintage fashion was viewed by many as just someone’s old rubbish cast-offs, probably harbouring germs.

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York National Book Fair coincides with the ILAB Congress taking place in Oxford

29 August 2022

Visitor numbers are likely to be swelled above the usual 1000 a day at the annual 'York National Book Fair' held at the city’s racecourse on Friday and Saturday, September 9-10.

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Call to arms: fairs in Bristol and Birmingham

29 August 2022

Organised by Tricorn Fairs, the biannual Bristol Fine Antique Arms Fair returns on Sunday, September 11, at a new venue: the Aztec West Hotel and Spa.

Costs bite but B2B is robust

29 August 2022

B2B Events has a run of upcoming events this month including its two-day Detling antiques, vintage and collectors’ fair at the Kent County Showground on Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11.

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IACF relaunches Ally Pally fair

22 August 2022

Traders welcome the return of the organiser’s only London event which was last held in 2020

Strong bookings for Grandma’s Attic fair in Winchester

22 August 2022

Grandma’s Attic Fairs has a high number of bookings at the next event in Winchester on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29.