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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...
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...