A previous LAPADA fair in Berkeley Square.

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Many of the dealers signed have never exhibited at a LAPADA fair before.

The event returns to Berkeley Square, after a four-year gap, running from September 27-October 1 (with a preview on September 26).

Among the dealers who are new to the event are Alan Wheatley Art, Crosta Smith Gallery, N&I Franklin and Rountree Tryon Galleries.

Early signings also include Adrian Alan, Architectural Heritage, Butchoff Antiques, Jonathan Cooper Gallery,

Hat chwell Antiques, MacConnal-Mason Galleries, The Parker Gallery, Wick Antiques and Witney Antiques.

LAPADA expects the event to be sold out with commitments also made by Dinan & Chighine, Guelfucci Gallery, Sandra Cronan, Spicer Warin, Willow Gallery and VKD Jewels.

LAPADA began organising the fair in Berkeley Square in 1993. However, due to Covid restrictions and rising costs it has not been held since 2019.

This time, LAPADA has teamed up with Stable Events, organisers of The Game Fair (at which LAPADA has had a pavilion of members since 2021).

The Berkeley Square event will have room for around 100 stands available to both members and non-members. Association members benefit from favourable prices of around £850 per square netre while non-members will pay around £950.

The marquee is shared with design fair PAD which runs ahead of the LAPADA fair and the two events share the structural build costs.

Freya Simms

LAPADA chief executive Freya Simms.

LAPADA chief executive Freya Simms said: “Our mission is to educate and promote the joy of collecting, providing a platform for our exhibitors to share their depth of knowledge with collectors and those who appreciate craftsmanship and heritage.

“Our location in central Mayfair is key to our success alongside our relationships with Stable Events and PAD which enable us to share resources and operate efficiently.”

LAPADA will announce new partnerships in due course which it hopes will increase the opportunities for networking for exhibitors and collectors.