2021 was an interesting year inasmuch as it was very difficult for fairs to be organised. However, I exhibited at four in the autumn and was able to meet a number of regular clients although, understandably, fewer than in a normal year.
Activity was further slowed for me in November when I contracted pneumonia. As a result of this I am not taking part in any shows until March 2022 when I shall be once more at the Chelsea Antiques Fair. Anyone visiting the show will be able to see the new stock which has been added since November 2021. Some but not all will be shown on the website. The dates for the fair are 23rd to 27th March.
In May I hope to be back at the Decorative Fair in Battersea. Normally I would have been at the January fair but this was not possible because of the need to take things easy for a while. The fair takes place from 4th to 8th May.
Between 13th and 16th October I shall be returning to Compton Verney House for the Cotswold Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair. Having been invited to take part in the CADA fair on three previous occasions I have learned what a forward looking association CADA is and was very happy when my application for associate membership was accepted. This is now the only fair outside London at which I exhibit. I would recommend anyone who has not had the opportunity to visit the show to do so. The setting and the venue are worth seeing for themselves and the fair is an added bonus.
I will be once more at the Winter Olympia Art and Antiques Fair. This now takes place on the upper floor of the National Hall at the same time as the Spirit of Christmas show from 31st October to 6th November. If it is as successful as 2021 it will be pleasing but if the hoped for improvement in the Covid situation occurs it will mark something like a return to normality by being an even greater success.