THE DECORATIVE ANTIQUES & TEXTILES FAIR HOSTS NATIONAL ANTIQUES AWARDS NIGHT David Juran
owner of the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
will host the National Antiques Awards Night
when the name of the winner of the Antiques Young Gun
and two runners up will be announced by Mr Nicholas Haslam
who is a regular visitor to The Decorative Fair and a wonderful ambassador for the antiques trade.
The Young Gun winner and two runners up will be drawn from the shortlist
of twelve and there will be one further Judges’ Award
revealed on the night.
The National Antiques Week awards night will also include the very popular HOMES & ANTIQUES AWARDS
which were voted for on-line by the public with an amazing 10,000 votes! There are three categories: Best Antiques Shop, Best Vintage Shop
and Best Antiques Centre.
and the winners in the three categories will be revealed at this sparkling occasion which will be followed by a celebration party.
Good luck to all the lucky people on the exclusive shortlists in both awards!IACF Ltd organisers of Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors’ Fair
A VERY VINTAGE TREASURE HUNT FOR NATIONAL ANTIQUES WEEK 2013
This year the April outing of the Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair (Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 April 2013) will take place during National Antiques Week. To celebrate, the organisers IACF (International Antiques & Collectors Fairs Ltd) have arranged a very vintage treasure hunt!
Visitors are invited to collect a treasure map on admission to the fair and work their way through the cryptic clues for a chance to win. All correctly
completed treasure maps will be entered into a draw for the chance of winning some fantastic prizes.First prize consists of VIP tickets, which would allow the winner entrance (for 2 people) to all of IACF’s fairs during the remainder of the year plus £200 spending money. A second prize of free entry for 2 people at an IACF fair of their choice and £100 spending money, whilst 10 runners up would receive free entry to an IACF fair of their choice. The Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair takes place at the South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex SAT NAV RH17 6TL.SHEFFIELD ANTIQUES QUARTER FLYING THE FLAG FOR NATIONAL ANTIQUES WEEK
The busy crowd at SHEFFIELD ANTIQUES QUARTER
have really got with the programme for National Antiques Week with a special Spring Market when they will be rolling out green carpets and producing Antiques are Green
themed Sheffield Antiques Quarter Fairtrade carrier bags and offering 10% discount throughout all the shops in the Quarter during the entire event and The Spring National Antiques Week Market
on Sunday 28th April from 11am-5pm will be held on Clyde Road (off Broadfield Road), Sheffield with over 30 stalls showing retro, vintage, arts, antiques, salvage and militaria will be the culmination of the National Antiques Week event which runs all week 22-28 April.
This motivated gang have demonstrated what can be done if people work together. They have responded in a way that the organisers of National Antiques Week hoped many of the more jaded members of the trade around the country could do!
The Quarter launched in November 2012 and in celebrating National Antiques Week, in Sheffield, they we will be highlighting the green credentials of the Quarter. All the centres and shops will be flying green flags and rolling out green carpets to highlight all that’s green about shopping local. The buzzwords for the week will be recyled, reused and reclaimed
and there will be plenty of offers and an air of excitement rippling through the area.
Local Gallery Art@TheVault
has designed the Astro Turf mats, runners and A Boards for use across the Quarter.
In addition to the frenzy of activity they will be launching the latest edition of their antiques and vintage trail flyer painted green and sporting the Antiques Are Green
and they plan to use the gathering as a sounding board to test the market for a Sheffield Antiques Quarter loyalty card and a glossy magazine for the area.
In addition online review website Sheffield Unchained
is working with the Antiques Quarter to celebrate National Antiques week by telling a different story behind a different shop from the quarter each day in order to celebrate independent Sheffield business.
Well done to everyone who has worked on this amazing initiative in Sheffield!FESTIVAL OF VINTAGE YORK YOUNG GUN FINALIST KEELEY HARRIS ADDS NATIONAL ANTIQUES WEEK EVENT
The judges of National Antiques Week Young Guns of the Trade award spotted the talents of Keeley Harris and against stiff competition she made it to the shortlist of ten for the awards. Keeley not only runs her shop Discover Vintage
in York but also a series of successful vintage events around the UK including Vintage Wedding Fairs
and the hugely successful Festival of Vintage
which coincides with National Antiques Week this year on Sunday 28 April.
The event will host a “Best in Show” competition and has produced a special rosette for the winner. There will be an opportunity for visitors to vote for their favourite stand at the event and the exhibitors are really looking forward to taking part and will be paying special attention to their stands. Antiques News and Fairs
will be donating a prize for the winning stand of six months free advertising as a little incentive to get things going!ANTIQUES ON HIGH SECURES A BBC RADIO OXFORD SLOT ON YOUNG GUNS AWARDS DAY 25 APRIL 2013Caroline Henney
of Antiques on High
where twenty-five dealers share one of Oxford’s most popular antiques haunts has secured a spot on BBC Radio Oxford on the afternoon of 25th April to talk about National Antiques Week
and Antiques are Green
and collecting in general.
Antiques on High dealers have good reason to celebrate National Antiques Week as they centre has been shortlisted in the Homes & Antiques Antiques Centre of the Year Award
as part of National Antiques Week and Caroline is looking forward to talking to BBC Radio Oxford on the same day she will be attending the awards ceremony at the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair.
The dealers at Antiques on High have decorated the shop window with a special National Antiques Week display piled high with traditional antiques and have extended a welcome to young families and young collectors to come in! With an array of collectibles at pocket money prices to tempt - first day covers and stamps, postcards, books, coins, costume jewellery all from 50p upwards they hope to attract new young collectors to the market. There is also a wonderful toy dealer in the centre with a quirky collection of toys for young people and the young-at-heart!
If you would like us to add your event to this impressive selection the deadline for copy is Wednesday 17 April 2013.For more information see National Antiques Week and the The National Antiques Week Blog