News-Antique.com - Jul 02,2009 - After the resounding success of the small, high quality Luxury Antiques Weekends first launched in Northumberland in 2008, The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited is introducing three new fine art and antiques fairs to its schedule for 2010 (see over for schedule). These new prestigious boutique events will take place in Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Leicestershire.
The first new venture takes place at Tortworth Court, near Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire (26 28 February 2010) replacing The LAPADA Autumn Antiques and Fine Art Fair, which took place in the autumn at The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse for five years.
The next new event is The Botleigh Grange Antiques and Fine Art Fair at Hedge End near Southampton. This fair has been introduced to serve an eager audience in the south and is staged on 23 25 April. It is slightly larger than the Luxury Antiques Weekends with room for some 30 exhibitors.
A further fair joins the 2010 schedule in the autumn. The Luxury Antiques Weekend at Stapleford Park in Stapleford near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (17th - 19th September 2010). Stapleford Park Country House Hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is situated in the most stunning quintessentially English countryside.
My small, high quality fairs featuring an interesting mix of specialist dealers have proved very popular with the public, and they attract discerning clients who find the concept of 20-25 reputable exhibitors under one roof at conveniently situated four-star hotels most appealing, explains Ingrid Nilson of The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited. A number of BADA and LAPADA members have been tremendous supporters of my fairs, which are vetted with a dateline of 1970 for most disciplines. Strong marketing plays a major role in ensuring all our fairs are not just regional events, but bring in a suitably wide audience, even from abroad.
The Antiques Dealers Fair Limiteds fairs for 2010