IACF Covid-19 Update (26.03.2020)
Posted March 26th, 2020 by iacf and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff
IACF Covid-19 update 26/3/2020
Our thoughts go out to you all who have been affected by this unprecedented event. The health of our stallholders and loyal buyers is our absolute priority and I want to reassure you that we have been doing everything in our power to manage this very difficult situation. Most venues have been saying it’s ‘business as usual’ as the government has not banned large gatherings, just recommended they don't take place.
We disagree and so the following fairs have been postponed or cancelled:
Newbury (postponed x2) Monday 30th March | 4th - 5th July
Newark (cancelled) Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd April
Peterborough (postponed) Friday 10th and Saturday 11th April
Ardingly (cancelled) Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd April
Runway (cancelled) Newark Monday 27th April and Monday 18th May
Alexandra Palace (Cancelled) Sunday 3rd May
Shepton Mallet (Cancelled) 12th- 14th June
Peterborough - We are very lucky that we have been able to rearrange the Festival of Antiques to a Summer date of 3rd & 4th July 2020. This will be a one off and the fair will revert back to Easter in 2021. All bookings will be transferred to this date.
Newark - We are not able to reschedule the Newark fairs because they occur regularly throughout the year. Your booking will be automatically transferred to the next Newark Fair on 4th-5th June.
Ardingly - No payment will be taken for the now cancelled event in April and we hope to see you again on 23rd-24th June.
Runway - No payment will be taken for the now cancelled events in April and May and we hope to see you again on 29th June. However, this fair would be easy to reinstate should the public health situation change for the better. We will keep you advised.
Newbury - One day fair moved to July 6th If you are booked a stall we will contact you about transferring payment to the fair in July. Two day fair has been moved to 10th - 11th October.
Alexandra Palace - Alexandra Palace May has now been cancelled. (No payment will be taken if you have booked this event)
Shepton Mallet - Shepton Mallet June has now been cancelled. (No payment will be taken if you have booked this event)
In summary, all bookings for the above cancelled or postponed fairs will be transferred to the next date at that venue. This will be done automatically so there is no need to contact the office. As you can appreciate, IACF are still incurring significant costs during this period.
To help in these difficult times IACF would also like to extend the offer of two months free on our LoveAntiques.com platform for anyone currently booked into our fairs. LoveAntiques is the fastest growing antiques website in the UK and we hope that this offer will help our dealers keep selling while our fairs are forced to close.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you all for your kindness and support and hope you stay in good health. We look forward to seeing you again in safer times.