Regional Fairs

Numerous art, antique and collectors' fairs take place across the year in the different regions of the UK. These can cover a variety of specialisms and can be held outdoors or in large indoor centres.

Seafair back in dock – but afloat

29 October 2007

SEAFAIR has postponed its second leg on America’s Eastern seaboard and returned to Florida to address mechanical issues encountered on the maiden voyage.

Text barcode could prove just the ticket for art fairs

08 October 2007

VISITORS to the Year_07 Art Fair from October 11-14 can test out a new ticket booking service that could pave the way for other events.

Tuesday date change at Kempton races

18 September 2007

THERE is a temporary Tuesday date change for Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park Racecourse.


Seafair sets sail on maiden voyage

07 September 2007

Floating antiques fair comes to fruition

Dealers in the dark over Beijing fair

03 September 2007

November launch for ‘international’ event


Full take up for Eltham Art Deco

29 August 2007

ELTHAM Palace in Greenwich is fully booked on Sunday, September 9 for its regular biannual Art Deco Fair with 15 specialist Deco dealers, including the Design Gallery of Westerham.


Contemporary furniture in the Dales

20 August 2007

A two-week exhibition of contemporary furniture featuring the work of some of the north of England’s top makers and designers is to be held at The Auction Centre in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, from August 21-31.

Harrogate to go contemporary at spring fair

20 August 2007

LOUISE Walker, who has been organising antiques fairs in Harrogate for the past 27 years, will launch a contemporary art fair in the North Yorkshire town next Easter.

New venture for Northants

03 July 2007

FIRST a dealer and now an organiser - Phil Savory, a Northamptonshire-based dealer in ceramics and treen who exhibits at fairs in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex, has decided to start his own fairs venture, PJ Fairs.

New venue for Cooper

19 June 2007

COOPER Antique Fairs have a new venue for their latest antiques fair: The Royal Masonic School for Girls, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.

North East to host first quality fair

21 May 2007

The increasingly prosperous North East of England will receive its first high-end antiques fair next February when 27 LAPADA or BADA dealers descend upon Linden Hall, near Morpeth in Northumberland.

Swinderby free entry

15 May 2007

ARTHUR Swallow Fairs are having free entry on Wednesdays at their two-day Tuesday/Wednesday events at RAF Swinderby.

New venue for ceramics fair

08 May 2007

PRESTIGE Ceramic Fairs have a new and attractive venue; in Kent at the 16th century Sutton Valence School which is set in 100 acres of grounds in the Weald of Kent, near Maidstone.

SeaFair launch faces another delay until September

02 April 2007

FLORIDA-based art world entrepreneur David Lester has put back the launch of SeaFair, his fine art yacht, from June to September.


Trident hope for bumper Buxton

27 March 2007

THE Buxton Antiques Fair has been running for 43 years, which must make it one of the UK’s longest established dateline fairs.

Work underway in the East of England

20 March 2007

“WE’VE got 1700 exhibitors at our March fair at the East of England Showground and we’ve been fully booked for six weeks now, with 1100 stallholders inside three large halls – including the Cambridge Suite with fine quality pieces – and marquees, and 600 dealers outside,” said Chris Hart of Bob Evans Fairs , the organiser of the twice-yearly Peterborough Festival of Antiques.


Booksellers turn to Edinburgh

06 March 2007

FOR the third successive year, dealers from the UK’s two major antiquarian bookselling organisations, ABA and PBFA have combined forces at the Edinburgh Book Fair which this year takes place on March 23 and 24 in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms.


Star outing for textiles

20 February 2007

SILKS from China, carpets from Persia, cottons, shawls and kilims from India, Euopean embroidery and lace, antique buttons and bows – some of these fine textiles, fabrics and accessories are now an essential part of any vintage fashion fair.

European dealer to launch Shanghai antiques fair

12 February 2007

BELGIAN art dealer Maximin Berko is the driving force behind the Shanghai Fine Jewellery and Art Fair which will be launched at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from October 13 to 21 this year.


Card bonanza for Shepton Mallet

06 February 2007

ON Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, the Royal Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet will host the largest postcard, tradecard, postal history and ephemera fair in the UK.