Cooper Events

Cooper Events specialise in antiques, art and decorative fairs in the UK and organise events in areas including Cheshire, Buxton, Harrogate and the Cotswolds.

The firm is run by Sue Ede and Peter Hodder.


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Visitors to Westonbirt fair ‘happy to travel and keen to buy’

12 August 2019

A 19th century plaster bust of Napoleon was among sales at the recent Cotswold Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, which takes place in Westonbirt School near Tetbury three times a year.

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Chester and Burford antiques fairs under new leadership as Penman Fairs Ltd is dissolved

08 May 2019

Penman Fairs, the limited company behind four annual UK fairs, has been dissolved, leading to leadership changes in several UK antiques events.

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Buxton fair back ‘where it belongs’

06 May 2019

Roger de Ville brings a rare Liverpool delftware puzzle jug, c.1750, to The Buxton Decorative Antiques & Art Fair priced at £2200. He is among the regular exhibitors at the event, where he has stood for around 20 years.

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Painting of 19th century ship that encountered sea monsters and pirates sells in the Cotswolds after 40 years off the market

10 January 2019

A huge painting of HMS Daedalus by Bristol artist Arthur Wilde Parsons (1854-1931) was a highlight at last week’s Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair where is sold for £12,500.

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Silver show is history lesson at Cotswolds fair

10 December 2018

Keith Richards Antiques brings a selection of early 20th century silver modelled on historic pieces to the first 2019 staging of The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School.

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Annual Buxton Fair Postponed until May 2019

15 June 2018

Cooper Events’ annual Buxton Antiques Fair has been postponed until May 2019 due to late-running refurbishment at its venue.

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Beryl Cook cat in Cotswolds

02 April 2018

The first Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair of the year comes to Westonbirt School this month. Running from April 13-15, the 29-year-old event hosts 43 dealers (fully booked), particularly those from around the west of England.

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Back to a bigger Buxton as antiques fair returns to octagonal home

18 December 2017

The annual Buxton Antiques Fair returns to its former home following the completion of building works at its venue.

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Second slice of Cotswolds Decorative Fairs

24 July 2017

Coming up next for Cooper Events is the second of three annual Cotswolds Decorative Fairs, which take place in the grand hall of Westonbirt School in Burnham-on-Sea.

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Buxton takes decorative path

02 May 2017

The Buxton Antiques Fair, organised by Cooper Events, runs from May 18-21 in Buxton Pavilion Gardens. It is a quiet yet well-respected presence in the annual fair calendar and has withstood many market changes since it opened more than 50 years ago.

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Why the best things in life are three

25 March 2017

The Cotswolds Antiques, Decorative & Art Fair takes place from March 31-April 2, the first of three editions to run in 2017. Organiser Cooper Events added the third last year, and it was greeted with enough enthusiasm to keep the model going this year.

Cooper help the fairs scene in Harrogate get under way

29 January 2013

The merry-go-round of regional antiques fairs around the UK continues and next up is ‘The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques & Fine Art Fair’ organised by Cooper Events from February 8-10.

Exile ends in Oxford fair

16 September 2004

AFTER two and a half years of exile from organising (following the sale of Cooper Antiques Fairs to Sue Ede) Reg Cooper, is delighted to be back on the scene.

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Sue Ede finds the ‘perfect historic town’ for new fair

01 September 2004

TIMES may be tough at fairs, but that does not stop organisers launching new ones, nor dealers giving them a go.

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Cooper’s comeback

24 August 2004

MEANWHILE, that well-known and popular organiser Reg Cooper, who knows as much about the vicissitudes of the business as most, is returning confidently to the fray with a new venture.

Oxford merits one more try

20 May 2004

FOLLOWING the supremely successful launch of her West Country Antiques Fair at Powderham Castle, near Exeter, earlier this year, Sue Ede of Cooper Antiques Fairs might have been tempting fate with another launch so soon after. Certainly her first Oxford County Antiques Fair, at beautiful Eynsham Hall, near Woodstock from May 7 to 9, was not an event to remember.

Room for yet another fair? Well, Sue’s been right before

05 May 2004

DESPITE the myriad complaints that there are too many fairs, still they keep coming, and here is another. From May 7 to 9 Sue Ede of Cooper Antiques Fairs launches her Oxford County Antiques Fair at Eynsham Hall, an 18th century Grade 11 listed manor house in 30 acres of parkland near Woodstock.

The discreet charms of the wealthy Cheshire set

09 March 2004

FLUSHED with the successful launch in early February of her West Country Antiques Fair at Powderham Castle, near Exeter, Sue Ede of Cooper Antiques Fairs moves north this weekend to her established Cheshire County Antiques Fair, which will be held at Arley Hall, near Knutsford from March 12 to 14.

Arley promises some monkey business…

09 October 2003

CHESHIRE remains a favoured county for fair organisers and Somerset-based Cooper Antiques Fairs are no exception, their premier event in the north being The Cheshire County Antiques Fair, held three times a year at Arley Hall, near Knutsford.

Back to school – and the new arrivals take a wonderful view to selling

27 August 2003

WELL-established, and increasingly a summer favourite, the South Cotswolds Antiques Fair will be mounted by Cooper Antiques Fairs at Westonbirt School, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire this weekend from August 29 to 31. There are three Westonbirts a year but, with nigh-on 70 exhibitors, this is the biggest.

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