Over the years the Fairs have presented a fantastic array of complimentary expert insight and advice. 

The Art and Antiques Fair offers a variety of daily informative talks and workshop sessions that cater to all ages and all abilities. The workshops are free to attend, all you need to do is simply book your tickets to the Fair and drop in. 

Learn from our hand-picked industry experts and very own exhibitors to gather invaluable insight and inspiration. Discover top tips on ​​​​how to buy and collect in today’s art and antiques market.

Speakers include professionals from internationally renowned institutions and museums, plus well-known experts from popular TV show Antiques Roadshow.

Please note - Seating will be first come first served. 

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23 Jun 2022
  1. English Summer Bouquet Workshop with The Real Flower Company

    In this workshop, The Real Flower Company will be teaching participants how to make a hand-tied bouquet using the spiraling technique with fresh flowers and foliage from their farm in Hampshire.

     

  2. For Art Sake With Roselind Wilson and BIID

    This talk will explore how Art can be delivered in an interior and will tackle some of the myths and nerves about choosing art, because you don’t have to be a hotshot interior designer or skilled art person to know how to get it right. 

  3. Summer Styling To Flatter Every Figure with Lisa O'Shaughnessy and Lise Harrow
    Learn how to style for your body type, using accessories to dress up an outfit and which colours you should wear for your complexion, with Lise Harrow from Shop at Stocks & Lisa O’Shaughnessy at Always Stylish. 
  4. Collecting Chinese Lacquer at the V&A with Dr Helen Glaister
    From the imperial splendour of a Qing imperial throne to the subtle aesthetic of a Song dynasty mallow dish, the V&A collection of Chinese lacquer is today one of the most comprehensive outside China.
24 Jun 2022
  1. How to Create the Perfect Summer Tablescape with Kate Fairlie from Truffle Tablescapes
    Whether you’re planning a garden brunch or sun-drenched supper, this workshop will give you all the information you need to create the perfect summer table. Kate Fairlie, founder of Truffle Tablescapes, will share her top tips on the art of table layering – how to build your table from the foundation up to the final flourishes.
  2. How antiques should be treated in the home, what to look for with Lennox Cato Antiques

    Do you realise there is an etiquette when buying at antique fairs?

    Lennox Cato will be advising new and seasoned buyers on how to navigate their way around an antique fair and how to negotiate when buying.

    Visiting quality antiques fairs should be a great experience on both sides, for the buyer and the seller.

  3. How to incorporate vintage accessories into your home with Noni Ware, House & Garden
    Noni Ware, Executive Editor of House & Garden Magazine has been sourcing and collecting vintage art and accessories for the past 10 years from antiques fairs, auctions and online.
25 Jun 2022
  1. Lampshade Painting Workshop with Hum London

    This session is available for prebooking, with seating limited to 15 visitors only. Join sisters Hermione and Ellie Gee, the duo behind Hum London, for a lampshade painting workshop.

    Book your slot here!

  2. Champagne Masterclass with Louis Roederer
    The world of fine wine can be an intimidating place, Champagne even more so. This masterclass will take you on an informal crash course of Champagne, learning the buzz words that will make you sound like a pro, what temperature to serve it and how to open the bottle properly, all while sipping your way through a selection of three Louis Roederer Champagnes.
  3. What are the Key Trends in Interiors this year? Noni Ware, House & Garden
    Noni Ware, Executive Editor of House and Garden magazine will be discussing the key trends in Interiors for 2022. From paint colours to fabric choices, furniture to flooring Noni will be discussing some of the big new stories in Interiors. 
26 Jun 2022
  1. The Secrets Of Scent - An Introduction To Perfume & Natural Extracts by Parterre Fragrances
    Delve into the fascinating world of perfumery, discovering how fragrances are created, how memory influences our preferences and some of the more unusual natural ingredients.