Fairs, Markets, Shops and Centres


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How to be happily tied up in Notts

20 February 2023

Young fair organiser keeps very busy by running three events near Newark under Red Fox banner

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More like a full English on the menu

20 February 2023

Not only does Paula Duggan run Little English House, a business selling antiques and items created from antique fabrics, she organises an interiors fair in Howden, near York. And she is also opening a shop in the market town.

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Now we’re down to Dulwich

20 February 2023

The workload of Lucy Ryder Richardson and Petra Curtis, founders of the MidCentury Modern Shows, is now so taken up with the property staging side of their business and other projects that they now focus solely on the fairs they run at Dulwich College.

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Duo launch Castle Cary enterprise

13 February 2023

A new antiques centre is opening in the small town of Castle Cary in south Somerset. It is just five miles from Bruton, now a hub of contemporary design, antiques businesses and the global art dealership Hauser and Wirth Gallery that draws visitors from around the world.

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Antiques on High: Business adds a fair to its roster of centres

13 February 2023

Couple already running four branches take on Dunster event to boot

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Boon time in Wiltshire town

13 February 2023

Mikaela and Roger Boon are all set again for their upcoming Wilton Vintage Fair on Saturday, February 25, at the Michael Herbert Hall in the Wiltshire town of Wilton.

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Plenty of finds at Shepton Flea

06 February 2023

ATG takes a visit to one of the largest fairs in the south of England where buyers come out in force

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Stan Green launches fair at York Racecourse

06 February 2023

Racecourse event launched by a veteran fair organiser after demise of one of the fairs at the same venue

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The charms of ephemera as fair is fully booked

06 February 2023

“Our ephemera fairs are very popular and the next one on February 26 is fully booked with 43 dealers,” said Etc Fairs’ organiser Kim Jeffery, who added: “This fair only takes place six times a year but interest in the dates is very strong.”

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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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