Fairs, Markets, Shops and Centres


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Costs bite for fair organisers but there is a bright side

30 January 2023

Two organisers whose London events are on hold also run fairs outside the capital that are booming

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Alfies welcomes four dealers from closed Hampstead centre

30 January 2023

Four dealers received a warm welcome as they joined Alfies Antique Market from the now closed Hampstead Antique Emporium.

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Fresh faces of the antiques fairs world

23 January 2023

Younger dealers are making names for themselves at fairs – here we chat to a couple of them about their work

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Windmill whirls into a shop

23 January 2023

A dealer in 18th to 20th century decorative pieces who launched a shop in the Worcestershire town of Alcester, near Stratford-upon-Avon, in October to complement his online business says business is brisk.

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Hampstead Antique Emporium given stay of execution

16 January 2023

Asset of Community Value status breathes life into campaign to save Hampstead antiques centre

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Derwen event re-establishes roots at Welsh glasshouse venue

16 January 2023

Back among the ferns in the Norman Foster glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29, will be 40 dealers including Richard Bebb who specialises in Welsh art.

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Grandma’s Attic Fairs makes move to new Hampshire site

09 January 2023

An antiques fair which was traditionally held on New Year’s Day in Winchester since 1985 has moved to a new venue.

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Arthur Swallow Fairs has 'high hopes' for 2023

09 January 2023

“All things considered, it’s been a pretty good year and we have high hopes of 2023 being a cracker”, enthused Richard Burgoin, director of Arthur Swallow Fairs as he looked back at its fairs and markets in 2022.

York vintage fair future uncertain

09 January 2023

The triannual Antique Home & Vintage Fair organised by Richard Cawood of Antique Fair York was cancelled on January 1 due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

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Organiser Keeley Rosendale hands over the reins of her vintage home shows

09 January 2023

Keeley Rosendale is giving up the vintage home fairs she has run as Discover Vintage since 2012 in Leeds, London and Manchester to spend more time with her family and concentrate on other projects.

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Bermondsey builds on firm market foundations

02 January 2023

As fresh construction work finishes hopes are high in 75th anniversary year

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Youngsters in business at Malvern Flea

02 January 2023

Helen Yourston of B2B Events is gearing up for the first Malvern Flea of the year on Sunday, January 15, at the Three Counties Showground where bookings are healthy at 250 traders.

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St Albans event still going strong after five years

02 January 2023

Antiques street markets have a vibe all their own. Jennifer Titmuss of Corky Events runs her monthly antiques and vintage markets in St Albans and Chiswick and both are doing well, with the St Albans event now in its fifth year and going strong.

Fresh events for ACVR

02 January 2023

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events has added yet more brocantes and vintage street markets to the nine she already runs across southern England which start up again in March.

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Feast from the east of London

02 January 2023

Go East Vintage Markets is co-organised by Louisa Ware and Onur Kurtdere, who run regular markets in east London at Patchworks in Leyton, a part furniture factory and part creatives business.

Lincoln jeweller retires after 63 years

02 January 2023

A jeweller’s shop in Lincoln which first opened in 1959 has closed its doors after 63 years in business.

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Welsh antiques wonderland

19 December 2022

Suggestions on centres to visit, from Cardiff and Pembrokeshire up to Denbighshire

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Ephemera Fair discovers the joy of six

19 December 2022

Event will change next year to be held less frequently but with greater impact

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Despite news of Ally Pally’s demise, 2022 has largely been a refreshingly positive experience

12 December 2022

The year ended on a sombre note: after a near unbroken 40-year run of antiques fairs at Alexandra Palace in north London, the much-loved fair will no longer be held at this most special of venues.

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It’s farewell Ally Pally, but a heartfelt welcome to Redbourn

05 December 2022

IACF calls time at north London venue and launches an event just to the north

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