Have you ever wondered whether your ancestors were nobility or servants? What would their homes look like and how would they dress? Do you aspire to recreating the look and feel of a bygone era in your own home? Or for that matter dressing in vintage with jewellery to match?
If you are answering YES to any or all of these questions, then why not come along to ‘Who Do You Think You Are? Live’ - the world’s largest family history show - on April 7 to 9 and ‘Antiques for Everyone’ between April 7 to 10 at the NEC, Birmingham, and indulge your passions for the past.
At Who Do You Think You Are? Live, Antiques Roadshow experts and heirloom detectives, Eric Knowles and Marc Allum, will be on hand to help date any family treasures and place them in their social context. Photograph daters will be looking at the styling, dress and background to unlock the secrets of your own photos, and the Society of Genealogists will be offering one-to-one guidance on your family history research. Listen to TV presenter and Strictly star Anita Rani and actor, author and historian Sir Tony Robinson speak, plus there are a whole host of seminars, presentations and workshops about DNA and tracing your family tree. There will even be a full-size replica Spitfire at the
show complete with its own ground crew and WW2 props in partnership with Forces War Records.
While at Antiques for Everyone more than 230 specialist dealers will be in attendance offering a huge variety of desirable and unusual items. The fair is known for its ceramics, glass, paintings and British and continental furniture, jewellery and vintage clothing, art deco items, silver, decorative collectables, to 20th century design and contemporary pieces.
Plus, there is a special feature exhibition all about: ‘The Fashion for Lace’- focusing on lace from the 18th to the 21st Century, presented by the Stourbridge based Lace Guild Museum.
Buy half price tickets for both exhibitions and enjoy two shows two for the price of one:
Antiques for Everyone will be at the NEC, Halls 18-19. from April 7 to 10. Admission costs from £12. For further information and to book advance ticket visit www.antiquesforeveryone.co.uk
Who Do You Think You Are? Live is also at the NEC, hall 2. from April 7 to 9. Admission costs from £16. All workshops must be booked in advance. For further information visit: www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com and use the code WDYTYAL2016 to claim the 50% ticket price.