Fairs, Markets, Shops and Centres


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Hunt celebrates 25 years at IACF

11 April 2022

Claire Hunt is celebrating 25 years working for the fair organiser IACF.

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Antiques events taking place this Easter weekend from Cornwall to Glasgow

04 April 2022

Weather forecasters say that the Easter weekend is likely to be a sizzler and as this is a traditionally mega-busy time on the fairs and market scene there may be cheers all round across the bank holiday. Here is a short snapshot of a few events.

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A man with textiles in the blood

04 April 2022

Dealer offers vintage and new design art after more than 30 years in family weaving company

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Preparing for Peterborough: Organiser IACF looks forward to first Easter festival edition since it took over event in 2019

28 March 2022

Managing director of IACF William Thomas is building up the momentum to the bumper crowds which are expected this Easter at the two-day 'Peterborough Festival of Antiques'.

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Going retro in Wolverhampton

21 March 2022

Trade at an antiques and retro shop which opened bang in the middle of the pandemic last year in the village of Wombourne, near Wolverhampton has started to blossom in the last few weeks say the owners of Raven’s Nest Antiques, Mel Jones and Marcus Wortans.

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Explore the Oxford book fair after Endurance discovery

21 March 2022

News earlier this month of the discovery of Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition ship, in the icy waters of the Weddell Sea in Antarctica, will surely have made the hearts of dealers and collectors of polar material beat a little faster.

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The Amorini Antiques Centre, hot off the press

21 March 2022

There are many sounds which you might hear in an antiques centre: dealers moving objects around for display, customers talking as they enthuse over the stock and the regular ringing of tills.

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Enys House Antiques & Decorative Fair becomes biannual event

14 March 2022

Cornish event hosted in historic house and grounds will now be staged twice a year.

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Wyke showcases a wider range of room settings

14 March 2022

Mid-century and modern pieces will feature at Wyke House this month

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Make a date for Midhurst's Phoenix fair

14 March 2022

Launching on Sunday, April 3, in the West Sussex town of Midhurst is Phoenix Fairs’ vintage, antique and militaria fair.

News in brief – a round up of Fairs and Markets news

14 March 2022

Newmarket and Yorkshire events feature in this round up of fairs news

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Rain fails to stop play at busy Ardingly

14 March 2022

Stall-holders report brisk trade during the latest staging of the huge West Sussex event

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Welsh fleamarket reborn under new owner

07 March 2022

Society announces Carmarthen event dates and stall and entry prices to be held at 2019 level.

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Edna the hen flies high resurrected in falcon form

07 March 2022

Some people like to call their antiques businesses by names that are personal to them and which have a strong family connection, such as Noble Salvages in Swadlincote and Peggy McCools in Warrington.

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Brotherly collaborations in Hertford

07 March 2022

Described by one visitor as “a cocktail of the senses when you step inside,” the Brothership Studio in Hertford offers the work of seven artists plus guests across two studios and galleries in the town.

Benson back as hall reopens

07 March 2022

“It is with sincere uplifted spirits that I can confirm without any doubt that the Benson Antiques Fair will take place on Sunday, March 20.”

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Relink the French connection

28 February 2022

The latest Covid restrictions to be eased make a buying trip across the Channel more realistic

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Photo fair back by popular demand

28 February 2022

At last October’s Bloomsbury Book Fair organiser Etc Fairs ran a concurrent photography event. It was such a success that it is being repeated as part of the 40-dealer book fair on Sunday, March 13, at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury.

It’s been Brill, but time to move on

28 February 2022

Five years ago Lewis Walduck was a 13-year-old horology-mad schoolboy when he took over the small monthly antiques fair held in the village of Brill in Buckinghamshire.

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Praise be for centres and fairs that revive old churches

21 February 2022

Where once churches were dismantled following dwindling congregations and the prohibitive cost of their upkeep, many redundant premises, often fine examples of Victorian Gothic architecture, have been transformed as community hubs.

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