We tend to do most of our shopping online now. It's so convenient and you have the world at your fingertips. But sometimes its nice to get out and feel your purchases. This month there are any array of shows and fairs to whet your appetite. Go on, mke a day of it.. .it'll be fun!
Sunday 6th March, Leeds & Sunday 13th March, Manchester
VINTAGE HOME SHOW
ntrance £2.50 for the Leeds show; £3 for Manchester.
Both shows will showcase a combination of high quality Mid-Century designed furniture, ceramics, textiles, lighting and art alongside a more mass market collection of retro and kitsch household items from the 1930's through to the 1970's.
Sat & Sun, 12th and 13th March, Bedruthan, Cornwall
MIDCENTURY & VINTAGE FAIR, BEDRUTHAN, CORNWALL
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
The Bedruthan Midcentury and Vintage Fair is back with a Pop-Up Vintage Tea Room, lots of midcentury and retro furniture stalls and all the antiques, collectables, handmade vintage inspired prettiness, fashion and beauty your little heart desires.
Sunday 13 March 2016, East London
MIDCENTURY SHOW EAST
10am - 4pm
Entrance £10 on the day from 10am; Advance tickets, £9, online only.
One of the best aspects of this particular show is that you get to snoop around the Erno Goldfinger designed Haggerston School. Lots of aesthetic use of concrete which was the first of its kind in the UK.
There will be lots of mid century modern furniture here. Its the best show of its kind.
Wednesday 16th - Friday 18th March
LONDON DESIGN WEEK
10am - 6pm every day
London Design Week describes itself as "A sophisticated showcase of style, imagination and creative invention that features exciting product launches, impressive installations, curated tours and trails, workshops, demonstrations and a roster of influential speakers ready to share their expertise."
It certainly makes for a great day out even if you can't afford the price tag of many of the designer products. It is free after all and where else can you arrive in style in the smart courtesy transport, and get the inside scoop at the many talks or showroom sessions. All you have to pay for is lunch.
Friday 18th March - 3rd April
IDEAL HOME SHOW
10am - 6pm Daily, Thursdays open until 9pm
Entrance £12 on weekdays, £14 on the weekend or Easter bank holidays.
The BIGGIE! If you want to see celebrity guest speakers like Laurence Llewlyn Bowen watch chefs such as Jean Christophe Novelli cooking up a storm and see a mind boggling display of home wares, this is the show for you.
Sunday 20th March 2016
EAST LONDON VINTAGE FURNITURE FLEA
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Voted ‘BEST FAIR’ by the Vintage Guide to London & the go-to place for the old-world home. A little more affordable than some strictly mid century shows this veers towards general retro/vintage but you never know what you may find...