Conservation Day at last year’s Stone Show provided a fascinating look at a varied range of topics spanning conservation within the stone industry, and you can now view all three sessions from the days programme online.
Six years after Wells stonemason and sculptor Paul Roddan staged the first Wells Stone Carving Festival, the event is returning to the Bishop's Barn (the medieval tithe barn owned by the council of the UK's smallest cathedral city) from 4-6 May 2024.
A number of British craftsmen working with stone will be involved in the inaugural Great Australian Stone Festival founded and hosted by Stone of Arc. The event which takes place in March in Wellington, New South Wales is the first traditional stone festival in the country and is the brainchild of professional waller, Emma Knowles who founded Stone of Arc in 2017
Albion Stone, Hutton Stone, Lundhs, Paye, Polycor and The Stonemasonry Company have joined together to form The Stone Collective. With the view to 'educate and inspire the built environment community about the power of stone', those involved are pioneering stone as the 21st-century's low carbon, load-bearing material
British Safety Council's full day Annual Conference will take place on 17 October and is free to attend. Now in its 13th year, this is the first year the conference has been an online event – the theme is: 'Ensuring your organisation is resilient and future-proofed'
If you want to see how to use stone in cityscapes, including sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), there's a lot to learn from Sheffield, which is why Stone Federation hosted a walking tour of the city led by Sheffield City Council's Senior Landscape Architect, Mike Brearley.
A specially designed seminar theatre on the exhibition floor will host the Natural Stone & Building Conservation Conference at the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London 6-8 June. The sessions will include the presentation of an Industry Choice Award for the favourite among the category winners of the Stone Federation’s Natural Stone Awards presented in December. Vote for your favourite project at tinyurl.com/stonechoice.
Andrew Sims, heading the Ava Stone marketing push in the UK, says: “Ava Stone are excited to present our large format offering at the ‘go to’ national event for fabricators and stonemasons – Hard Surfaces 2023.