Fairs & Markets (print edition)


Muck and brass: Yorkshire delight at Bowman Fairs' first Skipton fleamarket

18 April 2017

Helen Bowman and Ben Wray of Bowman Fairs launched their first fleamarket earlier this month in the unusual setting of the Skipton Auction Mart in North Yorkshire. In its daily life, the venue is a cattle market.


Swallow director Richard Burgoin loves the buzz of salvage

18 April 2017

“Seeing the vans arrive and all the wonderful things being unloaded and then built into something beautiful on their stands is a real buzz: we can’t wait.” These are the words of Richard Burgoin, director of Arthur Swallow Fairs, when talking about his ‘summer of salvage’.


Vintage event at coalmining museum aims to “to provide value for money for stallholders"

18 April 2017

As Fox & Moon Fairs, Tony Crellin has been running regular vintage events at the National Coalmining Museum in Yorkshire, near Wakefield, for the past four years.


Welsh gardens event is a growth market

18 April 2017

Since its launch eight years ago, Derwen Fairs’ antiques and vintage market at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales has gone from a one to two-day run, trebled in size to 100 stands and has four dates this year.


Cattle market in print form at Reading Contemporary Art Fair

18 April 2017

A framed limited edition print is Cattle Market by Jo Willis priced at £170, measuring 12 x 12in (30 x 30cm). It will be for sale at the Reading Contemporary Art Fair this weekend.


Largest PBFA book fair gets set to open in Oxford

18 April 2017

This weekend Oxford hosts the PBFA’s 100-dealer antiquarian and out-of-print book premier fair, one of the largest in the association’s calendar. It is held at the Oxford Brookes Wheatley Campus on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23.


Splash out at Brockell Lido fair for the 10th time

10 April 2017

Back for its 10th year, the annual Modern Movement Design Fair is held in a watery setting alongside the outdoor pool at the Grade II-listed Art Deco Brockell Lido in south London.


Henry Nicholls creates father and son team

10 April 2017

Based in the West Sussex town of Worthing, Henry Nicholls began dealing in antiques when he was eight years old, rummaging through the clutter at his grandmother’s house and then selling anything that caught his obviously keen eye.


Sunbury shines on busiest day

10 April 2017

One Tuesday last month, Edward Cruttenden of Sunbury Antiques, the organiser of the hugely popular fortnightly market at Kempton Park Racecourse, had his busiest day this year.


Seven heaven in Neath

10 April 2017

Someone else who has seen a gap in the market is Gaynor Lloyd. Her new antiques centre opened last month in Neath, seven miles north of Swansea.

Court house antiques ruling in Yorkshire

10 April 2017

Plans have been approved by Wakefield Council to create an antiques centre and café at the Grade II-listed court house in Pontefract.


Basement clear out planned at Kent's Design Gallery

10 April 2017

In Kent, the Design Gallery’s largest-ever furniture warehouse sale, including a basement clear-out, takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23.


Three cracking Easter events

05 April 2017

Fair organisers gear up for a busy weekend of antiques and collectables trading


Four vintage fleas and fairs this weekend

05 April 2017

Judging by some of the comments Naomi Knight has received from dealers at the March launch of her new monthly sister market to the wellestablished Bath Vintage and Antiques Market, the Vintage Vauxhall Market is on a roll.


Dealers at the Foire de Chatou: Pele-Mele Antiquités

01 April 2017

Christophe Richème likes to mix periods and styles: a Napoleonic bridal vase sits alongside a 1970s shop display cabinet in his shop Pele-Mele Antiquités in Montmorot Lons-Le-Saunier in the Jura region.


Dealers aim for business boom

25 March 2017

Brothers Ben and Harry Tucker have given new meaning to the term ‘war cabinet’.

Butterfly design by Josef Frank

Josef Frank’s vivid imagination

25 March 2017

Austrian-born Josef Frank (1885-1967) was a partner in a successful practice in Vienna designing houses, interiors, furniture and fabrics, but fled his native country in 1933 for Sweden to escape Nazi discrimination.


Celebration of textile designer Lucienne Day

25 March 2017

Textile designer Lucienne Day (1917-2010) was honorary president of the Textile Society from 1992-2002 and in 1993 she created an award in her name for innovative textile design.


Stockport: the spin thing

25 March 2017

If you are interested in the history of the cotton spinning industry, head to the Stockport Vintage Emporium.


Young dealer’s open-door policy

25 March 2017

Sixteen-year-old following family tradition launches his latest entrepreneurial initiative