Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

Oxfordshire fair postponed

18 October 2021

Joy O’Meara of Jay Fairs has announced that the antiques and collectors’ fair scheduled for Sunday, November 21, at the parish hall in the Oxfordshire village of Benson has been cancelled.

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Go vintage in Leeds with fresh fashion event

18 October 2021

Organiser with home shows expands Pudsey offerings to fashion.

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PE teacher leaps to pop-up antiques shop

18 October 2021

A former PE teacher who quit his job to sell antiques full time has started a pop-up shop in the magnificent Art Nouveau-inspired Royal Arcade in Norwich.

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Textiles take Somerset centre stage

18 October 2021

Thirty-five handpicked textiles dealers from across the UK will be converging at the Cheese & Grain, an arts community venue in Frome, Somerset.

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Organiser back in the running

18 October 2021

Back in the saddle in Brighton is Donny Mann of Love Fairs, returning with his well supported antiques and vintage fair after a 19-month absence.

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Ludlow fair is fully booked

11 October 2021

Two Cs Fairs is fully booked indoors at Ludlow Racecourse on Saturday and Sunday, October 23-24.

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Antiques at garden centres encourage growth

11 October 2021

At many garden centres the array of what’s for sale other than plants and pots includes furniture, firepits, and fleeces – and in an imaginative retail move, some offer antiques and antique fairs.

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Etc Fairs brings back photography and book events

04 October 2021

After 18 months, Etc Fairs in London has reinstated its themed fairs – starting with the 'Bloomsbury Photograph Fair' which will run concurrently with the book fair starting on Sunday, October 10.

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Having a ball at a suitable venue: Grandma’s Attic Fairs return to Bournemouth

04 October 2021

One of the most popular fairs in Grandma’s Attic Fairs’ extensive portfolio is the flagship two-day antiques and collectors’ fairs held in the Art Deco ballroom at the Bournemouth Pavilion.

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You herd right: cattle market hosts fleamarkets

04 October 2021

Helen Bowman and Ben Wray, formerly of Bowman Antique Fairs, now run two successful fleamarkets in North Yorkshire.

New fair for Lincoln

04 October 2021

John Pullen is launching a new 50-stand antiques and collectables event right in the heart of Lincoln in the Assembly Rooms.

Past Pastiche continue with eclectic range at Bedfordshire fairs

04 October 2021

Yvonne and Andy Carter are Past Pastiche, organisers of small monthly antiques, vintage and collector’ fairs.

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Affordable art in global demand

27 September 2021

Post-lockdown fairs in New York, London and Hong Kong show increase in sales

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Two ‘biggies’ coming up

27 September 2021

Dealers will be heading to Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire this month with three days of buying beckoning from the two ‘biggies’.

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Oxfordshire fair: Move away from the mass market and reclaim your home

27 September 2021

Taken at the last Reclaimed Home Fair in Chipping Norton’s town hall in October 2019, this image below shows some of the delights that are likely to await buyers to this Cotswolds fair, co-organised by dealers Dorothy Stiven and Heather Lawson.

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The Chesterfield magpie takes flight with new premises

20 September 2021

After dealing ‘under the radar’, showground fair regular opens shop

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Marketing in St Albans

20 September 2021

Jennifer Titmuss, organiser of the St Albans Antiques and Vintage Market and the Chiswick High Road Antiques and Vintage Market has an upbeat update.

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Continuity for October

20 September 2021

Next month’s dates for the antiques, home and vintage shows run by Continuity Fairs have been confirmed.

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The fabric of collecting at Chelsea Town Hall

20 September 2021

Dealers, collectors, and textile enthusiasts including students looking for design inspiration will be gathering at Chelsea Town Hall on Sunday October 10.

Arms fair moves to Hendon

20 September 2021

The London Antique Arms Fair, founded in 1967, will be running its 103rd fair at a new venue, the RAF Museum in Hendon on Sunday, October 3.