Cooper Events

Cooper Events specialise in antiques, art and decorative fairs in the UK and organise events in areas including Cheshire, Buxton, Harrogate and the Cotswolds.

The firm is run by Sue Ede and Peter Hodder.


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Cotswolds fair returns to school venue after a long enforced break

26 July 2021

After more than 18 months, 'The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair' is ready to open its doors again.

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It’s been a long wait but Harrogate is back with a minuet to go

07 June 2021

Measuring over 7ft long, this 18th century work, below, is believed to be one of the longest engravings produced in the past 300 years.

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Business bright in Buxton despite weather

07 June 2021

The Buxton Decorative Antiques & Art Fair made a welcome return to the annual fair calendar with a well-attended four-day event in the Peak District.

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French and Irish events to reopen as indoor fairs in England resume next week

10 May 2021

The restrictions operating during the latest lockdowns are continuing to ease in countries including France and the Republic of Ireland.

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Nicholas Parsons collection offered by WR Harvey at Buxton fair

03 May 2021

Items belonging to the late comedian and entertainer Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020) are being unveiled at The Buxton Decorative Antiques & Art Fair in Derbyshire – the first ‘in person’ event of its type to take place in England this year.

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Cooper Events springs back into action

08 March 2021

West Country-based fair organiser Cooper Events is targeting a late spring return following the government announcement that hospitality venues would be permitted to reopen indoors as part of ‘stage three’ of its timetable for easing Covid-19 restrictions in England.

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Coronavirus: Cooper Events cancels its next two fairs

17 March 2020

Cooper Events has called off its next two fairs following the latest guidance on the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus fears force cancellations across antiques fairs calendar

16 March 2020

Salon du Dessin, Art & Antiques for Everyone and Chelsea shelved but TOAF to go ahead

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Bruton antiques event put on hold as decorative fairs’ dates clash

12 February 2020

The annual Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair is cancelled this year due to a dates clash.

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US mayor's Patek Philippe watch on offer at Chester fair

03 February 2020

Time is of the essence in the story of Speed Menefee (1879-1968), the shortest-serving city mayor in US history – and original owner of a pocket watch offered at the Chester Decorative Antiques & Art Fair.

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Asian art stands out in Cotswolds

23 December 2019

The Chinese carved wooden statue pictured below is one of the offerings at the January Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, where the selection of Asian art is set to be wide and varied.

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Slice of life from rustic to refined at the Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair

07 October 2019

Somerset fair features more than 50 dealers with theme of ‘antiques in a contemporary home’.

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Chester fair will offer wider range of objects

30 September 2019

A 120 million-year-old fossilised ammonite is among the selection of decorative items on offer at the Chester fair following a change in ownership and focus.

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Visitors to Westonbirt fair ‘happy to travel and keen to buy’

12 August 2019

A 19th century plaster bust of Napoleon was among sales at the recent Cotswold Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, which takes place in Westonbirt School near Tetbury three times a year.

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Chester and Burford antiques fairs under new leadership as Penman Fairs Ltd is dissolved

08 May 2019

Penman Fairs, the limited company behind four annual UK fairs, has been dissolved, leading to leadership changes in several UK antiques events.

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Buxton fair back ‘where it belongs’

06 May 2019

Roger de Ville brings a rare Liverpool delftware puzzle jug, c.1750, to The Buxton Decorative Antiques & Art Fair priced at £2200. He is among the regular exhibitors at the event, where he has stood for around 20 years.

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Painting of 19th century ship that encountered sea monsters and pirates sells in the Cotswolds after 40 years off the market

10 January 2019

A huge painting of HMS Daedalus by Bristol artist Arthur Wilde Parsons (1854-1931) was a highlight at last week’s Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair where is sold for £12,500.

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Silver show is history lesson at Cotswolds fair

10 December 2018

Keith Richards Antiques brings a selection of early 20th century silver modelled on historic pieces to the first 2019 staging of The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School.

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Annual Buxton Fair Postponed until May 2019

15 June 2018

Cooper Events’ annual Buxton Antiques Fair has been postponed until May 2019 due to late-running refurbishment at its venue.

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Beryl Cook cat in Cotswolds

02 April 2018

The first Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair of the year comes to Westonbirt School this month. Running from April 13-15, the 29-year-old event hosts 43 dealers (fully booked), particularly those from around the west of England.

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