Arthur Swallow Fairs

Arthur Swallow Fairs organise various shows in the East Midlands which are attended by retail buyers, dealers, designers and prop buyers. The organisers' flagship event is The Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show.


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Sessions on sense of style

02 September 2019

Pictured is award-winning photographer and interiors stylist Tamsyn Morgans who runs one of the workshops at Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Decorative Home & Salvage Shows.

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The dealers’ view at Arthur Swallow Fairs' Lincoln event

15 April 2019

“I’ve sold Jesus Christ… could I interest you in St Patrick?” So asked Martyn Watson of Penrith, Cumbria, stalling out in the Epic Centre and keen to shift his statue of Ireland’s patron saint.

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Two into one fair will go for Arthur Swallow

15 April 2019

Condensing a two-day event into one and moving to a new weekday slot are no mean feats – just ask Arthur Swallow Fairs, which has just launched a new streamlined format. ATG went along to the first edition to view the results.

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The overseas buyers at Lincoln fair: ‘We can’t get this range and prices in our own market’

15 April 2019

Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Antiques & Home show may not have the moniker ‘international’ attached but the event attracts a strong overseas group of buyers who comb the fair, clutching sheets of shipping firm stickers to identify purchases for collection.

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Local loyalists at Lincoln Antiques and Home Show: ‘Fair seems more condensed and lively’

15 April 2019

Belinda and Tom Kilduff (pictured below) are Lincolnshire locals and Antiques & Home Show loyalists. They noted how “busy, condensed and lively” the one-day format was.

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"I can sell as much in one day as two": Dealers and buyers give their verdict on Arthur Swallow Fairs' new one-day Lincoln format

12 April 2019

Condensing a two-day fair into one and moving to a new weekday slot are no mean feats – just ask Arthur Swallow Fairs, which has just launched a new streamlined format.

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Three salvage solutions: a trio of upcoming fairs

28 January 2019

Buyers are spoilt for choice during May and early June when three decorative and salvage fairs will be running in the UK, all in interesting outdoor settings. Here is a short focus on them.

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Swallow dips in to open another salvage event

07 January 2019

Organiser launches Malvern fair to run alongside existing venues.

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Stand rates reduced as Swallow’s Lincolnshire show becomes four one-day events in 2019

22 October 2018

Arthur Swallow Fairs has announced a significant change in the format of its antiques and home fairs held at the Lincolnshire Showground.

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Two become one: Fair organisers react as Arthur Swallow Fairs shift to single-day events

22 October 2018

Schedule change for Lincolnshire Showground marks a shift in strategy but other organisers are more cautious.

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Story of French stove innovator and his burning ambition

28 May 2018

From dealers Charlie Bates and Matthew Nellist of Jeffrey and Day comes a story about Jean-Baptiste Godin, a 19th century French industrialist and enlightened innovator.

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First Swallow (fair) of spring

30 April 2018

The first of Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Decorative Home and Salvage Shows this year kicks off on Friday, May 11, and runs to Sunday, May 13, at Ripley Castle near Harrogate.

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Swallow Fairs moves indoors for winter months at Donington Park

25 September 2017

Changes at Donington Park encourage moves indoors to Warwickshire during colder months...

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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’.

Swallow launch new company to escape VAT

18 February 2016

Arthur Swallow Fairs, organisers of the Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show, have chosen to ‘phoenix’ their company to avoid a tax liability dating back three years.

Monday opening change at Lincoln

25 October 2010

A YEAR after the move to the Lincolnshire Showground, Swallow Fairs are changing the format of their Antiques and Home Show. To take effect from the next event on November 29 to December 1, the show will now officially become a three-day fair running from Monday to Wednesday inclusive.

Remembering Peter Burgoin

09 August 2010

WE regret to announce the death of fair organiser Peter Burgoin, of Arthur Swallow Fairs, last month.

Two new fairs for Arthur Swallow

01 June 2010

ARTHUR Swallow Fairs, organisers of the giant antiques and collectors’ event at the Lincolnshire Showground, will launch two new fairs this year.

Swinderby ditch Sundays to run from Monday to Wednesday

14 December 2005

THE giant RAF Swinderby fair will ditch Sunday trading and move to a Monday to Wednesday slot in the run-up to Newark from January.

Swinderby returns to three days

13 June 2005

ARTHUR Swallow Fairs are to return to a three-day Swinderby fair from July – only weeks after cutting it to two in a move they said stallholders welcomed.

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