Sunbury Antiques fair at Kempton Park Racecourse.
Sunbury Antiques fair at Kempton Park Racecourse pictured during the summer.

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Sunbury Antiques confirmed it will hold its next market outside-only at Kempton Park Racecourse on April 13, with the Bermondsey Antiques Market restarting on April 16.

IACF has scheduled the next Newark fair for April 15-16, with Arthur Swallow planning its Lincoln Antiques & Home Show on April 14.

From Monday, April 12, the ‘step two’ phase announced by the government for England means non-essential retail (including art and antiques dealers, centres, auction houses and non-essential markets) will be able to reopen premises to the public.

‘Step three’ is scheduled for after May 17, when limited mixing indoors will be allowed

Cooper Events is targeting a late spring return.

If lifting of the third phase goes as planned, it will hold The Annual Buxton Antiques Fair on May 20-23, the 55th edition of this event.

Cooper Events owner Sue Ede said: “The Buxton fair is traditionally one of the most important events of its kind, with more than 45 exhibitors.

“Already demand for stands has been very strong and we have just a small handful remaining.

“After the last 12 months, it promises to be a truly celebratory event for all of us.”

Holding all these events will be subject to government targets on the pandemic being met, however.

Read more in Fairs, Markets & Centres this week on page 58 and ATG’s Fairs Calendar.