COLLECTING WITH MARK AND MEL!
A big favourite with us at Antiques are Green is the extremely stylish and utterly charming Mr Mark Hill who always manages to find time to support the various campaigns and events which benefit the antiques trade, not least National Antiques Week.
We are so excited to learn that Mark will be co-presenting the new BBC2 TV - RDF Television prime time show called Collectaholics with the witty and warm Mel Giedroyc of Mel & Sue fame, who most recently presented three hit series of The Great British Bake-Off.
Mark, a diehard collector himself, told us: "The subjects are collecting and collections – both are so close to my heart, they’re probably a rather large part of it, and the blood that it pumps around me!
In three one hour shows, Collectaholics focuses on the stories and passions that lie behind Britain’s collectors and collections. Certain objects and themes will then act as springboards for us to look at the fascinating social history or story behind them."
Filming is currently taking place and this is your chance to take part! Mel and Mark are interested in all varieties of collections. It doesn’t matter what it is you collect, from 19th century porcelain to Georgian wine glasses to clocks, paintings, mid-century modern design, or Transformers. Whatever it is and whoever you are – they are interested. They may even be able to help curate or even downsize your collection. The story of the collection is key to the programme so if you are a committed collector please email Collectaholics as soon as possible.
Mark has a busy year ahead in 2013 as he will be curating the Foyer Exhibition at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair as part of the National Antiques Week awards taking place on 25 April 2013 and appearing as an expert speaker at the LAPADA Conference at the House of Lords in February.