Antiques for Everyone Fair

The Antiques for Everyone fair takes place three times a year in Spring, Summer and Winter at the NEC in Birmingham. Outside of London it is one of the largest indoor antiques and interiors fairs and, typically, takes place over four days.

Previously organised by Clarion Events, it is now run by MaD Events. Items on offer include silver, jewellery, art deco, ceramics, glassware, pictures and prints.


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Antiques for Everyone: the largest fair of its kind

31 October 2012

Birmingham’s NEC is once again about to host the egalitarian jamboree of the antiques world.

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Porcelain museum unveils new image at NEC fair

19 June 2012

Worcester Porcelain Museum will be launching a new look by unveiling items never seen before at the 'Antiques for Everyone' fair in July.

NEC to change winter slot

16 April 2007

THE winter Antiques For Everyone fair at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre has been brought forward a month to November 1 to 4 from November 29 to December 2.

Clarion confirm that Glasgow fair will be ‘postponed’

05 December 2005

Clarion Events have announced the “postponement” of next summer’s Antiques For Everyone – Glasgow.

Trade find problems Dealing with Dickinson

12 April 2005

The mixed feelings felt by the trade towards television boiled over last week as David Dickinson became involved in a very public altercation with a dealer at the spring NEC fair.

Earl’s Court fair cancelled

31 January 2005

Centre Exhibitions, best known as the organisers of the Antiques For Everyone fairs at the NEC in Birmingham, have announced the cancellation of this year’s equivalent event at Earl’s Court.

eBay pictures led to arrests

19 November 2004

WEST Midlands Police have arrested three people from Birmingham in connection with the theft of Staffordshire figures from the Antiques for Everyone fair after the items were spotted on eBay.

A struggle for ‘Everyone’

01 September 2004

BUSINESS proved agonisingly slow for many of the exhibitors at Antiques For Everyone - Earls Court Two, held in West London from August 19 to 22. Apparently, there were sales on the opening day but by the third afternoon there was much talk in the hall that this event would not be held next year.

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Fran looks forward to August in London again

10 August 2004

WHEN Birmingham-based organiser Fran Foster announced last year that she was bringing her successful Antiques For Everyone formula to the capital in the middle of August, many observers, frankly, thought she had been sitting in the sun for too long. Particularly since her chosen venue was Earls Court Two, where Olympia’s organising arm, Clarion Events, had tried and failed to get a high summer fair off the ground just a few years before.

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Why the NEC ‘Everyone’ fair is always worth checking out...

21 July 2004

AFTER June in London, the first major fair on the calendar is the long-established summer version of Antiques For Everyone at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It will be held this year in Halls 17-19 from July 29 to August 1.

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Dealers’ fair verdict: they decide they’ll belong to Glasgow

07 July 2004

AT its fifth annual staging from June 18 to 20, Antiques For Everyone – Glasgow reinforced its reputation as Scotland’s premier antiques event and, although it did not break the current pattern of very patchy fairs business, it is telling that already almost all the 116 exhibitors have rebooked for next year.

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Everyone’s got everyone’s backing in Glasgow

10 June 2004

IT was in the summer of 2000 that Fran Foster of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre took her Antiques For Everyone formula to Glasgow in an attempt to establish a large, good quality, vetted Scottish fair, a feat which previous organisers had failed to achieve.

Close to a bumper Brum

28 April 2004

THERE were signs of an improving trade climate at the Antiques For Everyone fair held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre from April 15 to 18, and this is particularly significant at the country’s largest vetted antiques event.

August proceedings set style at NEC

24 July 2003

HIGH summer’s high spot for many collectors and dealers is the oldest of the three annual Antiques For Everyone fairs at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, the summer version of which will take place from July 31 to August 3.

Scots savour a rich blend in Glasgow

30 June 2003

ONCE again Fran Foster of Centrex, the Birmingham NEC’s organising arm, has proved there is plenty of fair business in Scotland if the quality and mix of stock is right. Her fourth Antiques For Everyone – Glasgow, held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre from June 20 to 22, proved a success for the great majority of the 80 or so exhibitors and it was commented upon that this Scottish fair has outshone many events further south.

From Djinn to a jukebox

19 June 2003

INTEREST in modern design gathers apace and is reflected in the loan exhibition chosen for the first Antiques For Everyone – London fair, to be launched at Earls Court from August 14 to 17. The display showcases 1950s, ’60s and ’70s furniture and is mounted by Sevenoaks, Kent collector Michael Marks, who deals in modernist furniture as 20th Century Marks.

Scotland’s decorative window on the world

13 June 2003

FOR decades it baffled many that Scotland could not host a major, vetted quality antiques fair of any size, but that changed in 2000 when Fran Foster of Centrex, the organising arm of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, took her successful Antiques For Everyone formula to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and launched Antiques For Everyone – Glasgow.

NEC exceeds low expectations

24 April 2003

ALMOST all the exhibitors at the giant Antiques For Everyone fair, held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre from April 3 to 6, arrived with far from high hopes. This was just as well for a good many of them, but not for all.

NEC to stage August fair at Earls Court

02 December 2002

CENTRE Exhibitions, the organising arm of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, are launching a new Antiques For Everyone fair at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in West London next August.

Scottish silver stars as Glasgow regains ground

04 September 2002

THIRD time lucky for the annual Antiques For Everyone – Scotland fair, held at Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre from August 23 to 25.

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