Latest News Articles by Joan Porter
Plenty to do around Birmingham11 November 2019
Visitors to Art and Antiques for Everyone at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from November 28-December 1 have the extra benefits of browsing the many antique centres in the vicinity.
Based on a Belfast boom time11 November 2019
As Belfast capitalises on its Titanic history and the TV series Game of Thrones attracting visitors, two enterprising local antiques dealers are seizing the moment to start a new fair in the city.
Ardizzone goes back to basics11 November 2019
Dealer David Miles will be standing at the Ephemera Society’s winter fair in London on December 1 and his stock of children’s books, games and unusual ephemera includes some original material from the artist, illustrator and author Edward Ardizzone (1900-79).
Polish poster for 'The Untouchables' at Midcentury Modern’s Dulwich fair04 November 2019
This distinctive poster with its saw-edged image was created by the Polish designer Mieczyslaw Wasilewski for Brian De Palma’s classic 1987 crime thriller 'The Untouchables'.
Markets are top for the props04 November 2019
Special loading area created to cope with increased buying from film and TV companies
Thirty dealers in attendance at London's specialist textiles and tribal art event04 November 2019
Thirty of the top textiles and tribal art dealers will be exhibiting at the 'London Antique Textiles & Tribal Art Fair' at the Hilton Olympia in Kensington High Street on Sunday, November 10.
York hosts ceramics fair for second year04 November 2019
Forty selected ceramicists will be selling their work at the York Ceramics Fair on Saturday and Sunday, November 23-24, at The Hospitium in the city’s Museum Gardens.
Tribute to a local hero28 October 2019
It’s a simple message but a powerful one. The words Welcome Home are stamped on the front of a rare first World War tribute medal to J Day (believed to be John Day) issued by the Working Men’s Club for the Yorkshire village of Heckmondwike.
Organisers plan Himley Hall fair expansion28 October 2019
Stately homes make for enticing backdrops to antiques fairs and the Grade II-Listed Himley Hall, near Dudley in Staffordshire, is no exception.
Antiques centre earns high praise28 October 2019
Oxford on High has been presented with the antiques retailer of the year award for Oxfordshire by Corporate LiveWire, a quarterly magazine for business professionals and the corporate finance sector.
Bristol photo fair begins life28 October 2019
New event unveiled which could become biannual if the launch is a success
Lots to buy in Ludlow and Leominster21 October 2019
Stephanie Castell and Ben Cooper of Two Cs Antiques Fairs organise events in Oxfordshire and Worcestershire as well as their long-running event at Ludlow Racecourse.
A serious business21 October 2019
“From our dealers’ viewpoint the important factor is that the kind of people now attracted to our antiques fair are serious collectors and it’s rare that anyone leaves without making some significant purchases.”
Tight fit for a time in London21 October 2019
Renovations at hotel venue mean Etc Fairs will have a smaller space but only for a short while.
Northern exposure21 October 2019
Organiser Colin Caygill’s antiques and vintage fairs portfolio, established in 1981, now covers an impressive list running regularly at 12 long-standing venues across Northumberland, Durham, Tyne & Wear, Yorkshire and Cumbria.
Friendly feel in Chepstow14 October 2019
Michaela Millard of Rafael Fairs launched a monthly vintage and retro fleamarket at Chepstow Racecourse in Monmouthshire in August, and the next is on Sunday, October 20.
All go in the new Bo location14 October 2019
As an alternative to shopping in the high-street chains, a group of independents have set up a hub at 53 Bo’ Grove in Grove Road, Harrogate, with 20 traders selling art, antiques, decorative salvage and Mid-century pieces.
Corking new career: former wine trade worker now enjoys serving up antiques14 October 2019
Donny Mann of Love Fairs, who organises regular antiques, collectables and vintage events at Lingfield Racecourse in Surrey and Brighton Racecourse in East Sussex, tells ATG that all the events are busy with lots of bookings.
Judy's upcoming furniture fleas in London14 October 2019
Judy Berger of Judy’s Vintage Fairs runs three regular vintage furniture fleas held in Leeds and London.
Discover a range of vintage in Manchester and the Midlands14 October 2019
Under the Discover Vintage banner, Keeley Rosendale’s vintage home shows in Manchester and the Midlands continue to demonstrate the popularity of well-priced Mid-century furniture.