A happy chap at one of Keeley Rosendale’s vintage home shows in Leeds, which restart on September 18.

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She starts off at the Pudsey Hall in Leeds with her long-running show, on Saturday, September 18, and then it’s down to north London and St Mary’s Church in Primrose Hill on Saturday, September 25.

“The London venue filled in record time, showing the demand for vintage events there,” said Rosendale. “I’ve always wanted to do a vintage home show in London but venues can often be out of reach in terms of hire fees for fairs like mine. We’re looking for a footfall of around 1000 with timed hourly ticket entry, as at all our events.”

Fired up by the enthusiasm for her Primrose Hill show, Rosendale is also looking for a location in west London for 2022.

Among the exhibitors in north London in September are 900 Art and Design, a dealership in Fulham specialising in 20th century art and design which currently has a rather stylish-looking 1940s Danish chest of drawers on its site.

Meanwhile, Rosendale is relaunching her Festival of Vintage at York Racecourse on April 30 and May 1 next year.

“It’s has been tough not doing this flagship event for two years now,” she added.

“The 2020 event was cancelled six weeks before it was due to happen and was a financial nightmare refunding thousands in tickets and traders’ fees.

“But I want to thank the great number of loyal visitors who donated their tickets back to help the event continue.

“I am really excited to be able to bring it back as this festival has such an amazing following of regular traders and visitors from across the UK. Trader booking opened on August 1 and is already 60% sold.”