Fairs & Markets (print edition)


Fundraiser brews for malthouse

21 August 2017

The popular annual Antiques in the Street event held in the market town of Ashbourne is being revived and will support restoration of an 18th century building.


Italian magnet for art and antiques

21 August 2017

The ancient Tuscan city of Arezzo, with its Roman ruins, medieval walls, Renaissance architecture and murals by Piero della Francesca, has long been a magnet for art lovers.


Family flies into Hemswell

14 August 2017

With a thriving antiques and retro trade business, Mike and Vicky Mills of Antique Interiors in the Lincolnshire town of Gainsborough are also one of the UK’s largest dealers in stained-glass windows.


Do you feel lucky, steampunk?

14 August 2017

Steampunk is described in earnest tones on Wikipedia as “a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th century industrial-power machinery”.


Dealer chuffed to be rolling onwards

14 August 2017

Nick Gerrard, who has been dealing in railwayana largely at the Pickering Antique Centre in the North Yorkshire market town, is rolling out his stock, moving on and expanding his business.


Cars help a sales drive

14 August 2017

Alex Robins of Antique Fairs Cornwall (AFC Fairs) has run her biannual two-day antiques, vintage and decorative fairs at the Royal Cornwall Showground for nine years.


From Far East to East Midlands

07 August 2017

Back in the day, the most common overseas buyer at IACF Newark would have been American. However, a larger number now hails from the Far East, with visitors from Korea, Japan and Taiwan making up 30% of the overseas buyer numbers at the East Midlands event, according to IACF estimates.


Honeypot Antiques Centre holds a last sale

07 August 2017

After a successful 21 years of trading, 16 of them under the current management, Honeypot Antiques Centre is closing later this month because the site has been sold for redevelopment.


Provence sets out its stalls

07 August 2017

Isle sur La Sorgue, near Avignon, is one of the most ravishing towns in Provence.


The Berkshire town hungry for antiques

07 August 2017

Hungerford is a handy hub for art and antiques fairs judging by two events held in the Berkshire town.

Selection of summer fairs and markets

24 July 2017

The summer fairs and markets scene is cranking into high gear, so here is a short selection over the next two weekends.


Organisers B2B and Bentleys at the double for joint south coast fair

24 July 2017

Bookings are going well for the collaborative venture between B2B Events and Bentleys Fairs at the beginning of August.


Go with the market flow in Milan

24 July 2017

Milan’s Navigli district dates to the 12th century and nine centuries later it is full of vintage shops, restaurants and bars, with its canals a great backdrop for the city’s biggest antiques and vintage market.


Beach huts and a buzz greet visitors to beautiful Suffolk

24 July 2017

The pretty Suffolk coastal town of Southwold is well known for its delightful pier, Adnam’s brewery, multi-coloured beach huts and a Grade II-listed lighthouse in the middle of the town.


Story of a pug called Duke and catching the collecting bug

24 July 2017

As with many collectors and dealers, the antiques passion started in an auction room. As a child, some of Amanda Allinson’s earliest memories are of sitting with her grandma in the County Durham rooms of Addisons Auctioneers in Barnard Castle, the town where she grew up.


Fairground and classic cars roar in to Rutland

24 July 2017

Gary Halford of Guildhall Antique Fairs is anticipating upwards of 150 stallholders at his annual antiques and vintage event at the Rutland County Showground, Oakham.


Brighton gains new vintage fair

17 July 2017

Launched earlier this year, the two-day New Road Vintage Market in Brighton has four dates in 2017, with the next on Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23.


Norfolk young dealers in Clover

17 July 2017

Along with its sister group in the US, members of Antiques Young Guns – “brilliant old things from bright young things” – now span at least three continents. AYG’s core message of support for up-and-coming professionals in the trade has never been stronger.


Business ticking right Berkshire boxes – and striking it Rich in Lewes

17 July 2017

What is selling well in the clocks and watches world? Dealer Warren Wilkinson, who has been collecting and repairing clocks and watches for 40 years and who is a regular standholder at Love Fairs events, is a good man to answer that very question.


Get your teeth into seaside treats

10 July 2017

The Dublin-born journalist Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker’s first book, The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland, a handbook of legal administration in Ireland, hit the streets in 1879.