With more exhibition space being required, the show’s organiser, Colin Holdsworth of CPH Exhibition Consultants, turned to the Lords venue because of its combination of prestige, excellent atmosphere (there will even be a match on the Pavilion Ground on the Sunday of the show), and the peace necessary for a piano’s tone to be heard without interference from other instruments or excessive background noise.
While the available stand area has been doubled from last year, the space was effectively sold out some time ago, although Holdsworth has told MI Pro that there are still opportunities for this show and, of course, the space available for 2009’s show is already on offer.
The list of exhibitors currently comprises Barry Caradine Pianos, Forsyth Brothers, Heckscher & Co, HJ Fletcher & Newman, Intermusic, Kawai UK, Kemble & Co, Music Brokers International, Piano Auctions, Piano Logistics, Reid-Sohn Pianos, The Piano Warehouse, and Yamaha Music UK.
For visitors, there is no need to pre-register, but those wishing to attend will need to bring evidence of their position within the MI trade. Those that complete a simple visitor application form on the event’s website (britishpianofair.co.uk) will receive a brochure giving full details of the show in advance.
For those wishing to stay near the show overnight, the organiser has reserved a block of rooms at the Danubius Hotel Regents Park opposite Lord’s at a preferential rate of £120.00 per night including breakfast and VAT for single occupancy or £130.00 for double occupancy. We would recommend booking without delay using the block reference BPF. The hotel can be contacted on 020 7722 7722 or at danubiuslondon.co.uk.
The fair will be open from 10am on both days and will close at 5pm on the Sunday and 4pm on the Monday.
The only entrance to the Fair is via the North Gate Entrance which is closest to St John's Wood tube and the Wellington Hospital and is located on Wellington Place.
Colin Holdsworth can be reached at email@example.com or 020 8866 6230.