NEC Birmingham

NEC Birmingham is an exhibition space that has 20 interconnected halls set in a space of 611 acres. It was built next to Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International Railway Station and opened in 1976.

It was the venue of the Art & Antiques For Everyone fair which previously took place three times per year, as well as the Art, Antiques & Interiors Expo which was launched after the former event was cancelled in 2023.


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Midlands art fair set for an April debut is delayed again

26 February 2024

The inaugural Midlands Art Design Antiques Fair (MADA) at Birmingham’s NEC has been postponed again.

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Midlands Art Design Antiques Fair (MADA) postponed until spring 2025

20 February 2024

The inaugural Midlands Art Design Antiques Fair (MADA) at Birmingham’s NEC has been postponed again.

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Classic fairs expands after a debut success

12 February 2024

A successful run at NEC Birmingham last year for Classic Antique Fairs has encouraged it to expand this year.

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New Midlands fair MADA postponed

12 January 2024

Stable Events' and LAPADA's new venture at Birmingham's NEC may run in the autumn.

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Promising start as fairs return to Birmingham after event’s demise

08 January 2024

Dealer Mark Goodger’s first sale at the inaugural Classic Antique Fairs staged at Birmingham’s NEC was a satinwood painted tea caddy.

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Dealer makes the headlines to promote the Classic fair

27 November 2023

One of the dealers taking part in the inaugural Classic Antique Fairs staging at Birmingham’s NEC has gone on television to promote the show.

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Back in Birmingham for a new NEC fair

20 November 2023

Dealers hail return to Midlands venue a year after closure of popular Antiques for Everyone events

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Fair switches to Birmingham’s NEC to avoid IACF confusion

18 September 2023

An art and antiques fair proposed to launch at NEAC Stoneleigh this December has changed its dates and venue and will now take place at Birmingham’s NEC.

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New fair launched at NEC to fill the Birmingham void

20 March 2023

A new fair will launch at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in April next year.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone: no fairs to be held in 2023

19 December 2022

Art & Antiques for Everyone, the fair held three times a year at Birmingham’s NEC, has been scrapped for 2023, raising concerns that it will never return.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone fair cancelled for 2023

14 December 2022

The much-loved event at the NEC Birmingham, that had run three times a year pre-Covid, has cancelled plans for next year.

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Birmingham fair reduces set-up from two days to one to maintain low costs for exhibitors

17 October 2022

Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on the NEC in Birmingham next month for one of country’s larger vetted antiques and fine art fairs.

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Bronze stars in Birmingham’s NEC fair

25 April 2022

A 19th century French bronze of a woman in a hat was among the highlight sales at the recent Art & Antiques for Everyone fair at Birmingham’s NEC.

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International buyers ready for Birmingham

28 March 2022

Now UK restrictions on international travellers have eased, the organisers of The Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAfE) fair at the NEC Birmingham are hoping for a return of buyers from further afield.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone: Birmingham fair keeps it simple

15 November 2021

Tweaked procedures and pricing policy is proving successful as major event finally returns

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Art & Antiques for Everyone fair back in Birmingham in November

04 October 2021

Organisers of the Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAfE) fair have announced it will return this winter to its venue at the NEC in Birmingham from November 25-28.

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Coronavirus: Art & Antiques for Everyone cancels winter fair

22 September 2020

This year’s final edition of Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAFE) fair has been cancelled over coronavirus concerns.

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Birmingham’s brave new world

06 July 2020

Triannual 'Art & Antiques for Everyone' fair follows the online model for now ahead of scheduled November live event

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London rare book fair 'Firsts' cancelled and digital event to be launched

05 May 2020

'Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair 2020', has been cancelled for the summer and will instead be replaced with a digital version.

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First major UK antiques fair to be cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

10 March 2020

The spring Art & Antiques for Everyone fair at the NEC has become the first major UK antiques fair to be cancelled following the coronavirus outbreak.

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