Fairs & Markets (print edition)


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Swallow Fairs moves indoors for winter months at Donington Park

25 September 2017

Changes at Donington Park encourage moves indoors to Warwickshire during colder months...

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Birmingham City graduate wins Textile Society award

25 September 2017

Amarah Alexandra is a graduate of Birmingham City University and is this year’s winner of the Textile Society’s Graduate Award for Interior Textile Design.

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Collectors take note as Nottingham Tile Fair approaches

25 September 2017

It is modest both in size and venue but the annual Nottingham Tile Fair organised by the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society has an important place in the diary for collectors in this specialised field.

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Bentleys' Flea & Collectors' Fair adds second date for October

25 September 2017

A second outing for Bentleys’ Flea & Collectors’ Fair at Nash Street Farm, Lower Dicker, near Eastbourne is now in the diary for October 7-8.

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World Paper Money Fair highlights ever-changing history of currency

25 September 2017

Earlier this month the new £10 note featuring Jane Austen hit many of the country’s cash dispensers.

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Stalwart dealer at Peterborough Festival of Antiques describes its many attractions

18 September 2017

Along with around 10 other stallholders, Mason’s Ironstone dealer Susan Skelton has been standing at the biannual two-day Peterborough Festival of Antiques since it launched in 1999.

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Flat Iron presses ahead with weekend plan

18 September 2017

Christian and Ben Scrimgeour’s weekly Sunday vintage market in Flat Iron Square in Southwark Street, near London Bridge, is also now held on a Saturday, making a weekend of it.

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Early starters learn about silver

18 September 2017

Charlie King has reason to be proud of his performance at the Hingham Antiques Fair in Norfolk in August when he closed a deal for £900 on a 1906 Arts & Crafts silver tazza.

Three highlights as 'aerojumbles' take to the skies

18 September 2017

ATG previews three aviation events taking place around the country...

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Lamps made from 1920s shotguns among upcycled creations of an Essex dealer

11 September 2017

Five years ago I wrote a piece about Essex dealer Guy Chevenix-Trench of Antiques by Design who was standing at the 'Salvo' fair.

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Feast of room sets at French pop-up show

11 September 2017

If you want to see some impressive room sets, then the biannual Foire de Chatou, 15km from Paris and held on the banks of the River Seine, is the place.

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Fair fires the imagination

11 September 2017

Launched in March in the characterful setting of the former fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, the monthly Vintage Vauxhall Market is building dealer numbers and public interest.

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Urban Art Fair in Brixton – "a gold mine of creativity"

11 September 2017

Tim Sutton organises the successful annual two-day Urban Art Fair in Brixton in July, where this year around 15,400 visitors spent nearly £15,000 buying works from 200 artists. Art was strung out along the railings and on stalls in Josephine Avenue.

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Events bring Norfolk broad smiles

04 September 2017

Organiser delighted by the response to her antiques and militaria fairs held in East Anglia...

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Book fairs are buzzing, says dealer

04 September 2017

An early 19th century card game in its original wooden box but lacking some of the mostly bright cards – there are 24 top, 24 middle and 28 bottom sections in the box – is for sale from Michael Moon’s Bookshop in Whitehaven in Cumbria for £595 at the York book fair.

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Postcards reveal everyday life on London streets

04 September 2017

This Edwardian postcard, showing a hot-chestnut seller in the City of London, was issued by the Rotary Photographic Company in its London Life series.

Castle Cary put on hold

04 September 2017

The launch on September 10 of a vintage market outside the 19th century Market House in the picturesque town of Castle Cary in Somerset has been postponed until next spring.

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Braderie is the real Deal

04 September 2017

This bronze statue 'Embracing the Sea' by Jon Buck, created in 1998, sits by the entrance to the pier in the Kent coastal town of Deal, a three-metre tall monument to the town’s boatbuilding and fishing history.

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British Horological Institute launches a clocks and watches fair at its Nottinghamshire headquarters

28 August 2017

A horological story rarely makes the national news, but the announcement that Big Ben is falling silent until 2021 as major conservation work begins rang loud and clear in headlines.

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Mid-century gives musician much to chew on

28 August 2017

This is the story of how James Watkins went from being half of the electro-pop duo Chew Lips, performing at music festivals across Europe including Glastonbury – “we were the sort of late afternoon band you don’t really listen to” – to running an online business selling mid-century design, particularly furniture.

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