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Exeter Cathedral

The Building Limes Forum Conference is being delivered online this year from Exeter Cathedral (pictured) but attendees can watch it from regional live meetings that will include a local tour and an optional evening dinner.

Photo: Tim Pestridge

17 September 2021 | Events
Building Limes Forum (BLF) members, lime enthusiasts, conservation professionals and trades from around the world are invited to book for this year’s Building Limes Forum conference taking...
Net Zero Hero

If you are a Net Zero Hero you could be receiving £4,500 worth of prizes at the COP26 meeting in Glasgow on 2 November.

Photo: ©Wichien Tepsuttinun | Dreamstime.com

16 September 2021 | Events
Net zero carbon emissions in 2050 will not be achieved without companies taking part. And to encourage you to get involved the government has launched a competition called Hero of Net Zero. Deadline...
Stone Digital

Stone Digital – Shaping a sustainable future. This is a major new high level online event to help map the future of the stone industry in the UK. It is being held 22-23 February 2022.

24 August 2021 | Events
A major new high level online event to help map the future of the stone industry in the UK is being held 22-23 February 2022.Run by the organisers of the Natural Stone Show and Hard Surfaces...
Jo Sweeting Empty Nests

Jo Sweeting has carved some particularly poignant 'Empty Nests', depicting the nests of various birds that have become endangered. The one pictured here is 'Hawfinch'.

23 August 2021 | Events
The Lettering Arts Trust at Snape Maltings, in Suffolk, is currently host to an exhibition entitled 'On A Knife Edge – Nature in Peril', running until 7 November with the work of 28...
Xiamen Stone Fair

Xiamen Stone Fair was back live at the Xiamen exhibition centre this month (May), although it also had a spectacular array of online events for those who couldn't make the journey in person.

27 May 2021 | Events
The 21st China Xiamen International Stone Fair returned to the showground in grand style on 18-21 May after a break due to Covid-19, although following the success of the online version last year it...
on form unlocked

The 'on form' exhibition of garden sculpture and art, all in stone, returns to Asthall Manor from 2 May and for the rest of the month.

24 April 2021 | Events
On form, the exhibition of exclusively stone garden statuary and artwork, returns to Asthall Manor in Burford, Oxfordshire, throughout May, having been forced online only until now by the Covid-19...
Alex Waddell’s Empty Barrels Rattle Loudest

Alex Waddell’s Empty Barrels Rattle Loudest in Caen limestone in last year’s online Annual Exhibition of Stonemasonry & Stone Carving by Gallery Different in London. It is hoped this year’s exhibition will be back at the Fitzrovia Gallery.

24 April 2021 | Events | 2 Comments
The Annual Exhibition of Stonemasonry & Stone Carving, run in conjunction with the Masons’ Livery Company at Gallery Different in London, hopes to return to the Fitzrovia venue this year...
Jim Rosenthal

Jim Rosenthall and his unseen partner, Alan Dedicote, hosted the online Natural Stone Awards, just as they have the live event for the past 15 years.

20 March 2021 | Events
The 20th Natural Stone Awards might not have taken place quite as originally planned in a plush hotel in London at the end of 2020, but they will certainly be remembered as the first (but possibly...
Grinling Gibbons carving competition

Entry is now open for the Grinling Gibbons tercentennary carving competition.

9 March 2021 | Events
This year marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Grinling Gibbons, whose carvings adorn Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Petworth House, Trinity Colleges at...
20th Natural Stone Awards online only

Log in to join the Stone Federation for the 20th Natural Stone Awards presentations.

5 March 2021 | Events
Stone Federation Great Britain is presenting its 20th Natural Stone Awards online only this time and you can watch the event starting at 3.30pm on Friday 19 March, but you have to register.To...
Letter cutting

The Lettering Arts Trust is offering a day-long course on turning lettercutting into a business on 31 March. Click here to book a place.

4 March 2021 | Events
The Lettering Arts Trust is hosting a symposium for young carvers on Wednesday 31 March, 10am to 5pm. This day-long event will provide a valuable insight into the soft skills required for a...
War Graves Week

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission launches War Graves Week and asks you to plant wild flower seeds in memory of those who lost their lives.

14 February 2021 | Events
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), which looks after the memorials to those who sacrificed their lives in the First and Second World Wars, is launching a new event –  War...
Stone Awards shortlist

A shortlist of contenders for the 2020 Natural Stone Awards has been published. The winners will be announced at an online ceremony on 19 March.

9 December 2020 | Events
The projects shortlisted for this year's 20th Natural Stone Awards have been announced and the winners will be revealed at an online ceremony on 19 March 2021. The glittering Awards lunch...
Stone Show

The Natural Stone Show & Hard Surfaces exhibitions have been moved to Spring 2023.

2 December 2020 | Events
In light of the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic the Natural Stone Show & Hard Surfaces 2021 exhibitions due to take place in London in their usual two-yearly spot in the Spring have been...
Tile Award

This was the scene at the Tile Awards last month. The Stone Federation Natural Stone Awards, which were to have been presented on 4 December, are also going online and will be presented in March.

18 November 2020 | Events
The Stone Federation Natural Stone Awards that were due to be presented next month in London will, in the face of Covid-19 restrictions, be presented online in the Spring instead.There will, however...

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