Clarion Events

Clarion Events was founded as an events organisation in 1947 in the UK. As well as organising consumer events in sectors such as motoring, travel, leisure and retail, it also organises art and antiques fairs.

These include the summer and winter fairs at London's Olympia.


Olympia fair proves to be a golden oldie

11 July 2022

Return of the physical event underlines continued value of doing business the traditional way

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Clarion brings down prices for summer at the Olympia Grand

21 March 2022

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia returns for its first in-person summer event in two years – at lower prices than before the pandemic.

The Winter Arts & Antiques Fair at Olympia

Winter Olympia is back with 70 dealers standing

20 September 2021

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Winter Arts & Antiques Fair at Olympia in west London is returning.


Clarion implements refund contingency for Winter Olympia fair

21 September 2020

A refund plan for exhibitors at the planned Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia has been announced by organisers should government restrictions make it impossible to run.


Philip Rundell silver dishes among sales at the west London winter staging of Olympia antiques fair

25 November 2019

A pair of George III covered serving dishes made in London 1819 by Philip Rundell sold from the stand of Mary Cooke Antiques during the latest edition of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair in Olympia.

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Is the price right? At Olympia, dealers give buyers their tips on negotiation

15 November 2019

A fair’s last day is traditional hunting ground for buyers seeking discounts. This timing may be misguided, however, as ATG learned in the closing hours of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia London

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Winter Olympia returns for second year in new format

23 August 2019

The Winter Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, returns for the second edition in its new format this November.


In the footsteps of Clarion, MAD begins NEC tenure

05 August 2019

An Art Deco bronze by Demétre Chiparus (1886-1947) sold for more than £20,000 at the latest 'Art and Antiques for Everyone' fair – the first edition under the management of MAD Events.


Silver casserole tureen serves up early top sale at the Olympia fair

24 June 2019

A silver casserole tureen was among the highlight sales during the early hours of The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.


Long runner: Summer Olympia fair gets two extra days for its 47th edition

19 June 2019

With a longer run and back to being branded as an independent event, the venerable Art & Antiques Fair Olympia remains a stalwart for both the collector’s market and the decorative trade.


Clarion Events sells Art & Antiques for Everyone following two-year drive to secure fair’s future

30 April 2019

Clarion Events has sold Birmingham’s Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAFE) fair after more than a decade of ownership.


Exhibition venue Olympia set for £700m redevelopment

05 July 2018

The £700m redevelopment of events venue Olympia in west London is under way with plans expected to be submitted by September.


A day at the fair: some top spots around Olympia as the summer antiques event opens its doors

20 June 2018

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia opened this morning with around 150 dealers exhibiting as a large standalone section in the House & Garden Festival.


Winter Olympia given fresh hope with new format

19 June 2018

Clarion Events has offered officially to run the November edition of Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia in a new format this winter.


Clarion hopeful about event’s future following the conclusion of second ExCeL fair

20 January 2018

Among the sales at last week’s London Art Antiques & Interiors Fair (January 12-14) was an 18th century oak farmhouse dresser.

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London mayor Sadiq Khan: ‘London’s art and antiques summer season is proof the city is open for business’

31 May 2017

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has endorsed the publication of the Antiques Trade Gazette’s annual celebration of London’s summer season of fairs, exhibitions, auctions and events.

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A day at the fair: Views of the Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia

28 June 2016

The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia is the longest-running of the three major London summer fairs. Here are a few views of the fair captured during ATG's visit to the preview of the event now celebrating its 44th year.

Clarion issue warning over scam guide

08 July 2013

Olympia organisers Clarion Events have issued a warning to exhibitors after they were targeted by another of the scam guides so often reported on these pages.

Clarion close office in Birmingham

21 January 2013

Clarion Events, owners of the ‘Antiques For Everyone Fairs’ in Birmingham, have announced that as of February 1 they will close their Birmingham office, thereby moving the management of the triannual fairs to the head office in London.

Struggling National fair is cancelled

03 December 2012

Clarion Events have decided to cancel ‘The National Fine Arts and Antiques Fair’, scheduled for January 16-20 at Birmingham’s NEC because of a lack of exhibitors.