Fairs, Markets, Shops and Centres


Vintage events to expand in West Country and Midlands this summer

24 April 2017

Keeley Harris is so pleased with the way her vintage home shows are going that she is expanding them.


IACF marches on with Shepton Mallet rising up

24 April 2017

Ahead of IACF’s popular Shepton Mallet antiques and collectors’ fair from May 5-7, with up to 600 standholders, the organisers have announced that the March event showed an impressive increase in buyers’ attendance.


New vintage market to open in South London

24 April 2017

Maxine Stonehill of Pop Up Vintage Fairs has launched a vintage market at a new London location.


Visitor numbers up at Margate’s vintage market

24 April 2017

The opening of the Turner Contemporary in Margate in 2011 reinvigorated the tourism industry in the north Kent area.


Two Suffolk events to savour

21 April 2017

Launched last year by Kate and Mike Button of Blackdog Antiques in the pretty north Suffolk town of Halesworth, the monthly Halesworth Brocante, held in the Old Print Works, has become become a regular and popular fixture.


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.

First scientific fair cancelled

18 April 2017

The first of the biannual Antique Scientific Instrument Fairs due to be held on Sunday, April 30, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomsbury, London, has been cancelled owing to unexpected refurbishment work at the hotel, advises Don Edwards, the organiser.


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’.


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.


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.


Sweeney Fairs' new Derby vintage event

10 April 2017

Since Lynn and Alan Cartwright of Jaguar Fairs ceased their antiques and collectors’ fairs at the Derby Roundhouse, there has been a gap in the market in the East Midlands city.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


Three cracking Easter events

05 April 2017

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