Fairs, Markets, Shops and Centres


Fairs & Markets News in brief: Dealer flies in from Belgium as new event launched at Haydock Park

15 May 2017

One of the 15 new exhibitors at Bowman Antiques Fairs’ antiques and art fair at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, is Belgian dealer Frank van Laer from Antwerp who trades in decorative pieces.


Staying serene in modern Stamford

08 May 2017

The calm and grassy plain by the River Welland in the middle of the town of Stamford where Field Dog Fairs holds a biannual event was not always so serene.


Country house fair shows great in tent

08 May 2017

Dealer Julie Brisbane’s triannual Antiques in Tents has been described in glowing terms by an American visitor as “a fair with a fantastic range and quality and probably the most enjoyable and charming fair I have ever visited”.

New angle as fishing fair venue changes

08 May 2017

The biannual National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair at the Redditch Sports Centre in Redditch on Sunday, May 14, which has been fully booked for months, is the last to be held at this venue in its 13 years of existence, as the centre is closing.


Deco down in the south of London

08 May 2017

Described as a building full of clues and symbolism created by its architects John Seely and Paul Paget, Eltham Palace was designed in 1933 for the vastly rich art collectors Virginia and Stephen Courtauld of textiles fame.


Game on for fair dealer who sells Chinese counters

08 May 2017

If you are interested in Chinese mother-of-pearl gaming counters then it’s a pretty good bet that the name Bill Neal will also come up.


Dolls show moves house for spring selection

08 May 2017

Antique dolls supremo Judy Bebber has been organising the biannual Kensington Doll Show at Kensington Town Hall for 20 years.


Event organisers keep an eye on what is in vogue for interior design

02 May 2017

Textiles dealers Caroline Zoob and Hetty Purbrick, organisers of the annual Decorative Living Fair at Eridge Park in Kent, met more than 20 years ago when they were exhibiting at the Kensington Brocante.


Town with Molière link plays its grand fair part

02 May 2017

Described as one of the quiet glories of southern France, the ancient town of Pézenas is set in the Languedoc Roussillon region, all rocky outcrops, pines and vines.


Norman’s glass conquest

02 May 2017

A selling exhibition at the National Glass Fair on Sunday, May 7, will showcase some 40 to 50 pieces from the contemporary glassmaker Norman Stuart-Clarke who will be at the fair himself.


Brighton news in brief

02 May 2017

News about fairs and markets in the Brighton area...


Weak pound is good flea news

02 May 2017

Alan Wilkinson is in a good position to assess the current state of the Brighton and Lewes flea markets, having owned them for 25 years. Both markets are fully let with a total of 80 stallholders and 40 cabinets overall.


Vintage events to expand in West Country and Midlands this summer

24 April 2017

Keeley Harris is so pleased with the way her vintage home shows are going that she is expanding them.


IACF marches on with Shepton Mallet rising up

24 April 2017

Ahead of IACF’s popular Shepton Mallet antiques and collectors’ fair from May 5-7, with up to 600 standholders, the organisers have announced that the March event showed an impressive increase in buyers’ attendance.


New vintage market to open in South London

24 April 2017

Maxine Stonehill of Pop Up Vintage Fairs has launched a vintage market at a new London location.


Visitor numbers up at Margate’s vintage market

24 April 2017

The opening of the Turner Contemporary in Margate in 2011 reinvigorated the tourism industry in the north Kent area.


Two Suffolk events to savour

21 April 2017

Launched last year by Kate and Mike Button of Blackdog Antiques in the pretty north Suffolk town of Halesworth, the monthly Halesworth Brocante, held in the Old Print Works, has become become a regular and popular fixture.


Vintage event at coalmining museum aims to “to provide value for money for stallholders"

18 April 2017

As Fox & Moon Fairs, Tony Crellin has been running regular vintage events at the National Coalmining Museum in Yorkshire, near Wakefield, for the past four years.


Welsh gardens event is a growth market

18 April 2017

Since its launch eight years ago, Derwen Fairs’ antiques and vintage market at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales has gone from a one to two-day run, trebled in size to 100 stands and has four dates this year.

First scientific fair cancelled

18 April 2017

The first of the biannual Antique Scientific Instrument Fairs due to be held on Sunday, April 30, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomsbury, London, has been cancelled owing to unexpected refurbishment work at the hotel, advises Don Edwards, the organiser.