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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...
Izmir Marble Fair

The Izmir Marble Fair in Turkey has been postponed. No new date for it has yet been decided.

9 March 2020 | Events
The Marble fair in Izmir, Turkey, due to be held 1-4 April has been postponed due to the Coronavirus Covid-19.No alternative date has yet been announced. The fair organisers say a new date will be...
HE Traditional Roofing conference

More than 100 leaders of the built heritage sector attended the Historic England Traditional Roofing conference on 3 March.

4 March 2020 | Events
Roofs play a significant role in defining the built heritage. Historic England explored some of the issues involving roofs at a major conference in London in March titled Traditional Roofs: Facing...

Can you help to rebuild the dry stone walls of Yorkshire damaged in the floods?

26 February 2020 | Events
Given the current Coronavirus outbreak the DSWA Trustee Board has taken the difficult decision to suspend all DSWA events, courses and activities until the end of June.  We all need to help...
New Stone Age exhibition at The Building Centre

The New Stone Age exhibition and events programme at The Building Centre in Store Street, London, opens on 27 February.

19 February 2020 | Events
New Stone Age Exhibition and events programme at The Building Centre, Store Street, London Open from 27 Feb - 15 May Monday to Friday: 9am – 6pm Saturday: 10am – 5pm ...
Chinese stone

The Chinese presence at KBB is online only to protect visitors from Coronavirus.

18 February 2020 | Events
In order to protect visitors to the KBB exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham, 1-4 March, from the Coronavirus epidemic, the Chinese presence is being made purely digital.KBB Event Director Mark Gordon...
Surface Design

The delightful Victorian former Royal Agricultural Hall once again was the venue for the Surface Design exhibition.

14 February 2020 | Events
Surface Design Show was back at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, this week (11-13 February) with Stone Federation once again hosting the Stone Knowledge Hub, supported this time by...
West Cork Stone Symposium

Enjoy the craic at the West Cork Stone Symposium, 20-22 March.

3 February 2020 | Events
The West Cork Stone Symposium in Ireland, which has become hugely popular after just three events since its launch, will be back at the Sheep's Head Peninsular again this year for the fourth...