Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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A Bright idea for a new museum

27 June 2022

After 50 years of buying at markets and shops, Oscar winner opens new venue to the public.

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Cygnus takes flight in Berwick

27 June 2022

Named after the Cygnus swan constellation on the Milky Way with a nod to the White Swan Inn nearby, a shop in Berwick-on-Tweed is certainly looking starry since it opened in mid-June.

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Only here for the Beer – and antiques

27 June 2022

A jewellery dealer with years of experience honed at Portobello, Greenwich and Covent Garden markets now owns a busy antiques shop in east Devon.

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Dealers prepare for next PBFA online book fair

20 June 2022

The next PBFA online book fair goes live on June 29 with a wide range of dealers exhibiting.

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Festival fun will include the arcade in Tunbridge Wells

20 June 2022

Among the places to see in and around Tunbridge Wells is the The Pantiles Arcade.

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Trade boosted with pub grub and strawberries

20 June 2022

Innovative marketing ideas are part of the package for a Norfolk event

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Antiques centre owners open second shop in Beccles

20 June 2022

A new antiques shop opens in listed 18th century building following refurbishment

Sunbury Antiques Market

Packed summer of fairs across the UK

13 June 2022

Sunbury Antiques Market holding a Sunday staging at Kempton, Love Fairs’ launch of an annual antiques festival in Tunbridge Wells and a fresh location for Flea London are among the latest new events this summer.

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Out and about in summertime

13 June 2022

Rundown on some of the events taking place countrywide in July and August.

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Ideas to get into the swing of it

06 June 2022

With Wimbledon on the way at the end of the month we look at options for memorabilia

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Dealers hoping for a jubilee bounce in Windsor and Berkshire

30 May 2022

American customers are reappearing and dealers are hoping for a jubilee trade bounce

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Experience Italy: How to combine visits to beautiful towns and cities with an antiques buying trip

23 May 2022

Visit to beautiful towns and cities can be combined with an antiques buying trip

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Busy line-up across Surrey and Berkshire events

16 May 2022

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events is getting even busier with the antiques, brocantes and art markets she runs across southern England: nine at the last count.

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Saturday visit to church in Wanstead

16 May 2022

Karen Stuckey is back with an impressive array of dealers at the Saturday, June 4, outing of her Wanstead Vintage Fair.

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Fair offers avant-garde attractions

16 May 2022

A fair featuring books, posters, photographs, pictures and records covering Surrealism, counter culture and underground movements will take place in Paris this summer.

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Flea visitors find warm welcome at Carmarthen Showground

16 May 2022

Crowds descend on first event under new ownership in Welsh town

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'The Glastonbury of the antiques calendar': Henley suits the mood music

09 May 2022

Tunes play an important part at this four-day riverside fair with a festival feel

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Event builds on resurgence in vintage cameras

09 May 2022

Photographica is back on Sunday, May 22, at the Royal Horticultural Society in London.

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How Londoners got stuffed

02 May 2022

Book on offer at fishing tackle fair tells story of East End taxidermists who preserved catches

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Well-presented stands essential at the park

02 May 2022

“The sun will shine, the cow parsley will be out and we can’t wait to see you all again”, said Caroline Zoob, co-organiser with Hetty Purbrick of the annual Decorative Living Fair.