Latest News Articles by Joan Porter


Ally Pally fair back in business

20 March 2023

North London event is revived as organiser who used to be involved launches a revamped summer edition


Go down by the riverside for a packed event

20 March 2023

Described by organiser Gary Wallis as the “Glasto of the antiques calendar”, the Henley Décor Fair is back at the Henley Showground by the Thames with a four-day packed schedule.

Call out to vintage traders for Henley events

20 March 2023

Judy, Lady McAlpine is looking for more vintage traders to take space at two events in Henley this summer.


Join the fleamarket fellowship

13 March 2023

Square in front of Walthamstow’s distinctive town hall is venue for organisers’ latest venture


Organisers promise a wow factor

13 March 2023

Thirty dealers will be spreading out on the ground floor and in the grounds of Enys House, Penryn, near Falmouth in west Cornwall at the first of this year’s antiques and decorative fairs on Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2.


Why the Isle of Wight is perfect for a buying trip

06 March 2023

Spotlight on some of the antiques and art trade attractions available to increasingly high-spending visitors


On a space exploration mission: new salvage fair in Tiverton

27 February 2023

Organiser of Devon event that has run out of room for dealers launches second fair in Tiverton


Portobello Road antiques market gains award

27 February 2023

The Portobello & Golborne Market has won a national prize.


Festival of Cards moves up the Junction

27 February 2023

Held at the Bath & West Showground in Somerset for many years, the annual Festival of Cards has moved to a smaller location nearby.


How to be happily tied up in Notts

20 February 2023

Young fair organiser keeps very busy by running three events near Newark under Red Fox banner


More like a full English on the menu

20 February 2023

Not only does Paula Duggan run Little English House, a business selling antiques and items created from antique fabrics, she organises an interiors fair in Howden, near York. And she is also opening a shop in the market town.


Now we’re down to Dulwich

20 February 2023

The workload of Lucy Ryder Richardson and Petra Curtis, founders of the MidCentury Modern Shows, is now so taken up with the property staging side of their business and other projects that they now focus solely on the fairs they run at Dulwich College.


Duo launch Castle Cary enterprise

13 February 2023

A new antiques centre is opening in the small town of Castle Cary in south Somerset. It is just five miles from Bruton, now a hub of contemporary design, antiques businesses and the global art dealership Hauser and Wirth Gallery that draws visitors from around the world.


Antiques on High: Business adds a fair to its roster of centres

13 February 2023

Couple already running four branches take on Dunster event to boot


Boon time in Wiltshire town

13 February 2023

Mikaela and Roger Boon are all set again for their upcoming Wilton Vintage Fair on Saturday, February 25, at the Michael Herbert Hall in the Wiltshire town of Wilton.


Stan Green launches fair at York Racecourse

06 February 2023

Racecourse event launched by a veteran fair organiser after demise of one of the fairs at the same venue


The charms of ephemera as fair is fully booked

06 February 2023

“Our ephemera fairs are very popular and the next one on February 26 is fully booked with 43 dealers,” said Etc Fairs’ organiser Kim Jeffery, who added: “This fair only takes place six times a year but interest in the dates is very strong.”


Interiors on offer inside a shop

06 February 2023

Up till now antiques dealer Philip Crosthwaite has belonged to a happy band of dealers who run their online businesses from home.


Costs bite for fair organisers but there is a bright side

30 January 2023

Two organisers whose London events are on hold also run fairs outside the capital that are booming


Alfies welcomes four dealers from closed Hampstead centre

30 January 2023

Four dealers received a warm welcome as they joined Alfies Antique Market from the now closed Hampstead Antique Emporium.