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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...
Marmo+Mac at Tise

The Marmo+Mac stand at Tise, the American surfaces exhibition, in January.

1 February 2020 | Events
Tise, the American surfaces exhibition in Las Vegas (January 28-30) saw the Italian exhibition Marmo+Mac host a pavilion with 36 companies represented from Italy, Portugal, India, Germany,...
Xiamen Stone Show postponed

The announcement by Xiamen Stone Fair that the event has been postponed to 6-9 June because of the Wuhan coronavirus.

28 January 2020 | Events
The Xiamen stone show in China, the largest of the world's stone exhibitions, has been postponed until June in response to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.The show was to be staged 16-19 March. It...
28 January 2020 | Events
On 4 December at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Bridge this year's winners of the Natural Stone Awards will be announced by a celebrity guest.If you want to be among those receiving the coveted...
Historic England stone CPD

Participants in one of the Historic England stone heritage CPDs last year, pictured in the roof garden of Historic England's London offices. The event moves to York on 24 March.

28 January 2020 | Events
The Historic England Stone Conservation, Restoration & Repair CPD days held in London last year were so popular that the event is now going on tour. The next will be on 24 March at Historic...
Traditional Roofs conference

A major one-day conference on traditional roofs is being held in London on 3 March. Deadline to book a place is 26 February.

28 January 2020 | Events
Traditional Roofs Repair and Conservation: facing the challenge in the 21st century. That’s the title of a conference being held by Historic England in Westminster, London, on 3 March. Deadline...
European natural stone carving festival

The European Stone Festival 2020 is back in Freiburg, Germany, 15-17 May. Deadline for entry is 31 March.

1 January 2020 | Events
The European Stone Festival 2020 is back in Freiburg, Germany, where it was inaugurated by Freiburg Technical College for Stonemasonry & Stone Carving in 1999.The festival is run annually, often...

Lorenzo Palmeri's 'Gerico' hit the right note with the Icon judges in Verona.

Credit: Digitalmovie for Marmomac 2019

25 October 2019 | Events
We often talk about stone being in harmony with its surroundings and Lorenzo Palmeri has given that a literal translation in 'Gerico',  his contribution to the Italian Stone Theatre at...

The stone industry from around the world was back in Verona, Italy, at the end of September for this year's Marmo+Mac stone and equipment exhibition.

2 October 2019 | Events
Schoolchildren protesting about climate change in front of the Arena di Verona during Italy’s international stone exhibition are a sign of the turbulent times... but the show goes on.There are...

Portland limestone mining company Albion was the sole representative of British stone at Europe's major international stone exhibition of Marmo+Mac in Verona 25-28 September.

29 September 2019 | Events
The international world of stone once again met in Verona for this year's Marmo+Mac exhibition from 25 to 28 September.British machinery suppliers in Verona supporting the companies whose...
cheese and stone

Find out about using stone in construction while you enjoy cheeses and wines from the same regions as the stone comes from at Arup's offices in Manchester on 16 September.

5 September 2019 | Events
It's all a question of tasteFollowing the success of the first Stone Federation Quarry Forum ‘British Stone & Wine’ evening in collaboration with Arup at its offices in London,...
Ethan Conlon

Ethan Conlon, who represented British stonemasonry at WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan, Russia.

28 August 2019 | Events
Congratulations to Ethan Conlon, an apprentice with APS Masonry who studies at Bath College, for representing Britain in this year's WorldSkills competition that took place this week (22-27...
lime at the Traditional Building Festival

Will Napier and Fionn Blench will explain the ingredients of traditional plaster and give a practical demonstration of how it should be applied as part of the Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival 19-22 August.

10 July 2019 | Events
Stone Federation Great Britain is back at the 7th annual Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival 19-22 August as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Sponsored by the Construction Industry Training...

Henrik Størksen from Norway produced this carving from the clay model on top of it that he also fashioned. It will go into a bench in the new Torvet Square due to open in Trondheim next year. Although Henrik is an apprentice, his carving was judged to be the best work overall in the European Stone Festival this year.

26 June 2019 | Events
More than 100 stonemasons and apprentices, including a good showing from the UK, had fun interpreting the theme of 'games' in soapstone at the European Stone Festival this month (21-23 June)....