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.

The NEC was opened in 1976 and is owned by Lloyds Group. It is the venue of the Antiques For Everyone fair which takes place three times per year.


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Dealer line up for reinvigorated Art and Antiques for Everyone Fair winter edition

11 November 2019

Medieval glass flask is a highlight of the big art and antiques fair in Birmingham.

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Dealers attracted by “new pricing policy” return to Art & Antiques for Everyone fair

17 October 2019

Art & Antiques for Everyone’s new ownership has attracted several fresh dealerships to stand at its next staging.

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Clarion Events sells Art & Antiques for Everyone following two-year drive to secure fair’s future

30 April 2019

Clarion Events has sold Birmingham’s Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAFE) fair after more than a decade of ownership.

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ATG out and about: Art & Antiques For Everyone returns to Birmingham

16 November 2018

Art & Antiques For Everyone returned to the NEC in Birmingham this week with 194 exhibitors showcasing silver and porcelain to fine art and furniture.

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Visitors go for porcelain and ceramics at summer edition of Birmingham fair

03 August 2018

Porcelain, pottery and ceramics were among the best-sellers at the most recent edition of ‘Art & Antiques for Everyone’, which took place at Birmingham’s NEC last month.

Clarion bring winter NEC fair forward a month

11 March 2015

Clarion Events have announced a change of date for the Antiques for Everyone winter fair. It will now run from November 19-22 in Hall 3 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

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Young Guns reload for Antiques for Everyone pavilion

10 October 2013

Some of the group of youthful dealers who make up ‘Young Guns of the Antiques Trade’ have clubbed together to exhibit in their own pavilion at the ‘Antiques for Everyone’ fair next at the NEC, Birmingham from October 31 to November 3.

Auctioneers’ conference set for April

26 January 2009

A major new conference for antiques and fine art auctioneers will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Birmingham, NEC on Friday, April 24.

Scam alert

24 September 2007

EXHIBITORS booked for the forthcoming NEC Birmingham and LAPADA Cheltenham fairs are being targeted by Austrian-based scam guide FAIR Guide.

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.

LAPADA strike deal for a return to NEC

05 December 2005

CLARION NEC have announced a link-up with LAPADA for their National Fine Art & Antiques Fair, the third of which will be held at the National Exhibition Centre from January 18-22.

Clarion strike deal with NEC

12 May 2005

Olympia event organisers acquire Birmingham shows THE antiques fairs organising arms at Olympia and Birmingham’s NEC have merged to form Clarion Events NEC Ltd.

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.

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Never mind the weather, trade keep faith in Fran’s Forum

04 January 2005

LAST year Fran Foster launched her new event, the National Fine Art & Antiques Fair, at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre and, from January 19 to 23, it returns to the Forum, which is arguably the most popular of the NEC’s many halls for antiques fixtures.

Morris at NEC

01 September 2004

ANDREW Morris is to be the new chief executive of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre Group, taking over from Barry Cleverdon who retires next year.

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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.

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.

Instead of a buzz, it’s blizzards at fine-looking Forum fair...

13 February 2004

JUST about six weeks into the new year and on the antiques fair front things are much like last year. Fairs so far have neither really flourished nor foundered. At best they tick over with some dealers doing very well. At worse they end with no exhibitors having enjoyed any real success. We are still waiting for the blockbuster fair.

New year, new start for Birmingham…

23 January 2004

FAR from mourning the demise of the January LAPADA fair, which ran for 13 years at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, the trade seem to have embraced its successor, The National Fine Art and Antiques Fair, which will be launched at this favoured venue from January 28 to February 1.

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