Fairs & Markets (print edition)


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Brighton and Lewes fleas bounce back

17 August 2020

“We opened at the earliest opportunity two months ago and were immediately ridiculously busy,” said David Skeet, general manager of the Brighton and Lewes fleamarkets.

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Oxfordshire fair organiser hails camaraderie as all traders sign up for reorganised event

17 August 2020

Gary Wallis, organiser of the 'Henley Decor Fair', is delighted that all the exhibitors who booked for the original May/June event at Greenlands Park beside the Thames are on board for the reorganised dates following its cancellation due to the pandemic.

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Quayside beckons Beccles market

10 August 2020

Kate Lee, an antiques dealer in Beccles on the edge of the Norfolk Broads, is also co-organiser of the Beccles Antiques Market.

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Dorking Antiques opens with 20 dealers

10 August 2020

The timing could have been a disaster, but three dealers who opened an antiques centre in Dorking at the beginning of the month have been rewarded for their ambition by a very encouraging start.

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Former dealer launches third Robin’s Nest antique centre in historic old bank

10 August 2020

Nathan Alexander is a busy man. He has opened three antiques centres in three years with two in Southampton and a third in Fareham, all under the same title of Robin’s Nest Emporium.

Dovehouse Dorking mid-summer fair cancelled

10 August 2020

Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs’ mid-summer fair at the Dorking Halls on August 16 has been cancelled.

Long Melford centre ready to reopen

03 August 2020

The planned reopening at Easter of the former antiques warehouse in the Suffolk village of Long Melford was one of the last features to appear in this column prior to lockdown.

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Carmarthen fair put on hold

03 August 2020

Towy Events organiser and dealer Robert Pugh has cancelled his August antiques and fleamarkets monthly event at the Carmarthen Showground and will await government guidance about when he can restart.

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Rare Alphonse Visconti poster provides memory of travel joys

03 August 2020

As foreign travel is greatly restricted for now, we can feast our eyes instead on this extravagant poster of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.

Shepton Flea leaps back into action at showground

03 August 2020

Six months after the last Shepton Fleamarket was held at the Bath & West Showground in Somerset, the event returns on Sunday, August 16, with more than 250 stalls.

Stallholders raring to go at Jay fair

03 August 2020

Jay Fairs aka Joy O’Meara, who launched her fairs in Oxfordshire in the 1980s with her sister Jill Napper, is excited about the return after a four-month absence of her popular monthly antiques fair at the parish hall in Benson, near Oxford, on Sunday, August 16.

Organisers frustrated by venue rules

03 August 2020

Fairs held at conference and events venues that involve more than 30 people at any one time will not be possible under government legislation until October 1.

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On a stairway to sales heaven

20 July 2020

It’s not often that an antiques fair is likened to a Led Zep reunion, but bear with us…

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Breaking down barriers: How redecoration is boosting trade

20 July 2020

Stephanie Castell, owner of The Secondhand Warehouse in the Herefordshire town of Leominster, resorted to an extreme measure to make social distancing easier when the centre reopened: she took a wall out.

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Ashburton gets back on the antiques trail

13 July 2020

Eighteen months ago, dealer Lydia Wood launched an antiques trail in the small town of Ashburton on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park in south Devon.

B2B jumps through the hoops

13 July 2020

Helen Yourston, director of B2B Events, has been in touch with a reminder of the organiser’s first event post-lockdown.

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Take a break and switch off a little

13 July 2020

Trader reopens shop and stresses the need not to bombard customers with the safety message

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Business brisk as Swallow flies back

06 July 2020

The appetite people have for the return of fairs and markets is summed up by Alice Roberton from Arthur Swallow Fairs talking about the specially adapted, fully outdoor Covid-19 antiques and salvage market on Saturday, June 27.

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Sanity returns (with sanitisers)

06 July 2020

Focus on two centres and a Cheshire fair as dealers and organisers encourage visitors

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How Adams Antiques Fairs' London event went ahead before future dates were postponed

23 March 2020

The round of applause that broke out for fair organiser Matthew Adams at the Royal Horticultural Halls on Sunday, March 15 was loud and, exhibitors said, very well-earned.

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