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WorldSkills Jordan Cliffe

Jordan Cliffe to represent British stonemasonry at the first post-Brexit EuroSkills.

9 September 2020 | Events | 1 Comment
Apprentice stonemason Jordan Cliffe from Kent, who works at Canterbury Cathedral and trains at the Building Crafts College in London, will represent Team UK in stonemasonry in the first post-Brexit...
Exhibition of stone carving 2019

This is part of last year's exhibition of stone carving at Gallery Different, organised in conjunction with the Masons livery company.

19 July 2020 | Events
The second of what it is hoped will be an annual exhibition of stone sculpture instigated by the Masons' Livery Company at Gallery Different, a contemporary fine art gallery in the heart of...
New Stone Age at the Building Centre

The New Stone Age exhibition at the Building Centre in Store Street, London, is open again until 28 August.

9 July 2020 | Events
The New Stone Age exhibition that opened to considerable acclaim at the Building Centre in Store Street, London, in February only to be closed down the following month by the coronavirus pandemic...
Marmomac Restart

Marmo+Mac, the Italian international stone exhibition held annually in Verona, has been cancelled, although it will go ahead online.

7 July 2020 | Events
Marmo+Mac, Europe's main annual stone exhibition held in Verona, Italy, will NOT now go ahead this year at the showground. A version will take place online - to register for it click here.The...
Marmomac to go ahead

Marmo+Mac, the annual Italian international stone exhibition in Verona, is going ahead on schedule from 30 September to 3 October.

16 June 2020 | Events
Marmo+Mac, the annual Italian stone exhibition held in Verona, has confirmed that the show will go ahead this year on schedule from 30 September to 3 October. It is being called 'Marmomac Re...
Stone Awards Trophy

The Stone Awards 2020 entry deadline has been extended to the end of June.

29 May 2020 | Events
Stone Federation has extended the deadline for entries to the Natural Stone Awards 2020 to the end of June.You have to admit, the circumstances of the coronavirus are exceptional. Many firms have...
Innovative Forms – The Lettering of John Skelton

You can take a virtual tour of the Lettering Arts Trust online exhibition of John Skelton's work.

17 May 2020 | Events
An increasing number of exhibitions that could not be held this year because of the coronavirus pandemic lock-down have gone ahead digitally.The American Coverings exhibition in New Orleans; the New...
Natural Stone Awards

Entry deadline for this year's Natural Stone Awards is now 29 May.

27 April 2020 | Events
Because of the difficulties associated with the Covid-19 lockdown, Stone Federation is extending the entry deadline for the 2020 Natural Stone Awards to Friday 29 May.Any natural stone project in the...
Xiamen Stone Fair

Xiamen Stone Fair opens online only in June ahead of a planned real world exhibition rescheduled for October.

9 April 2020 | Events
The World's largest stone fair, held annually in Xiamen, China, has been put back again in response to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled for March and postponed to June...
on form

We are deprived of the pleasure of seeing this year's 'on form' at Asthall Manor but the exhibits are on a re-designed 'on form' website at

2 April 2020 | Events
This year's 'on form', the exclusively stone garden sculpture selling exhibition held every other year at Rosie Pearson's Asthall Manor in Oxfordshire, has been cancelled due to the...
SF Members Event speaker Peter Schofield

Peter Schofield, Head of Integrated Commissioning & Procurement at Manchester City Council, was to have spoken at the Stone Federation Members Event on 29 April.

25 March 2020 | Events
Stone Federation Great Britain's Members Event and AGM due to be held at Manchester’s five-star The Lowry Hotel on Wednesday 29 April has been postponed.  It has been rescheduled for...
POSTPONED Traditional Buildings Weekend

The Traditional Buildings Weekend on the Isle of Man has been postponed. It is hoped it can be rearranged when the Coronavirus pandemic is over.

17 March 2020 | Events
The Traditional Buildings Weekend that was to be held on the Isle of Man from 30 April to 2 May has been posponed due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. The weekend was part of the programme...
Mayor of Halifax Dot Foster with one of the club founders, John Swift, and his sister Helen Jukes

Mayor of Halifax Dot Foster with one of the club founders, John Swift, and his sister Helen Jukes, who is the club's secretary and a stone carving tutor.

15 March 2020 | Events
John Swift is a builder in the West Riding of Yorkshire, where being a builder necessitates being a mason. He was building a stone extension to the home of Andrew Bramley, a financial advisor, when...
Isle of Man Traditional Buildings Weekend

Find out a whole lot more about traditional building during the Building Limes Forum Traditional Building Weekend on the Isle of Man, 30 April-2 May.

11 March 2020 | Events
The Building Limes Forum (BLF) is holding a Traditional Buildings Weekend at the Manx Museum, Douglas, on the Isle of Man from 30 April to 2 May.It follows the success of the Traditional Mortars...

The Stone+tec stone exhibition has been postponed to next year.

9 March 2020 | Events
The Stone+tec exhibition due to be held in Nuremberg, Germany, 17-20 June has been postponed due to the Coronavirus Covid-19.No alternative date has yet been set but it is anticipated the exhibition...