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Antiques: Looking to the Future, with Bennie Gray

To celebrate the Summer and a month of many antiques fairs, London antiques institution Grays in Mayfair is holding a series of talks in their event space, The Music Room, Monday 15th June.

Join Bennie Gray as he talks about the future of antiques.

Bennie Gray was just 26 when he opened the Antique Supermarket in 1964 on Barrett Street , located just around the corner from Selfridges in an old printing works, “It seemed obvious to me creating a hub for the antiques business in the West-End; where dealers would also able to lock up each night rather than carting their stock to-and-from a market stall every day.” The concept proved popular and he went on to open further antique markets, two of which still remain.

Today Alfies Antique Market and Grays are London’s largest permanent centres for antiques and are collectively home to over 250 small businesses. Much has changed in Mayfair since Bennie opened his first market “When I think of Mayfair I think of change,” and through ‘Antiques: Looking to the Future’ we hear how Bennie feels these changes have manifested themselves and the direction he sees the antiques trade going in.

 

Talk’s Summary

* Talk takes place in Music Room, next to Grays Antiques in Mayfair . For directions click here

* Talk takes place on Monday, 15th of June, at 2 pm

* Talk lasts 45 minutes

* £10 per talk, £18 for two or £25 for three

* Enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival!