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Virtual Reality at the Natural Stone Show

You will be able to take a virtual reality tour of Cumbrian Stone’s showroom and factory on its stand at the Natural Stone Show.

14 March 2019 | Events
Get your tickets for the show free at what exactly will the 170 or so exhibitors offer at the Natural Stone Show and Hard Surfaces this year? We asked them to let us know and,...
ExCeL London

Find out about everything stone related at the Natural Stone Show and Hard Surfaces exhibitions taking place at ExCeL London 30 April - 2 May.

14 March 2019 | Events
At the Natural Stone Show and Hard Surfaces 2019...Stone from the UK and around the worldLatest developments in machinery, tools and consumables with working demonstrationsthe Natural Stone Show co-...
11 March 2019 | Events
Schlüter, the market-leading tiling systems manufacturers with their UK base in Coalville, are selective about the national exhibitions they attend. But they have identified Hard Surfaces, the new...
Landscape Insight

A new Stone Federation event on the use of stone in landscaping takes place on 26 March at The Garden Museum in London. Book now.

7 March 2019 | Events
Stone Federation's Landscape Insight is a new event for landscape architects, landscape gardeners, other contractors, local authorities and landscape designers. It is taking place on Tuesday 26...
19 February 2019 | Events
Cork City Council Heritage Department is running a Set in Stone workshop in the City to celebrate the rich heritage of stonemasonry in Cork City in an interactive and practical manner.There will be...
Joe Simpson

Journalist and blogger Joe Simpson will chair a seminar on the developments in ceramics and engineered stone as part of the Hard Surfaces exhibition that co-locates with the Natural Stone Show in London this year at ExCeL, 30 April-2 May. 

15 February 2019 | Events
Engineered stone has taken the look of marble into the kitchen without the problems of staining and acid-etching that can be faced with natural marble. But it is not only the marble look you will see...
12 February 2019 | Events
Stone from around the worldMore British stone than ever beforeHistoric England Conservation AreaStone Award and Tile Award GalleriesStone Federation Village at the heart of the Show with more than 25...
European Stone Festival 2019

The European Stone Festival is returning to Trondheim, in Norway, for 2019.

29 January 2019 | Events
The European Stone Festival returns to Trondheim, Norway, this year, and British masons will be as welcome as ever in spite of Brexit.The Festival has become a major part of stonemasonry’s...
Emma Alsop

Emma Alsop will be exhibiting photographs like this self-portrait as well as helping visitors to Copeland Gallery in Peckham to build a dry stone wall in Derbyshire limestone.

22 January 2019 | Events
Londoners will have a chance to help build a dry stone wall in Longcliffe Quarries' Derbyshire limestone between 21 February and 3 March when an exhibition called 'Hill' is staged at...
Happy holidays

Happy holidays.

20 December 2018 | Events
Wishing everyone a most enjoyable winter break and looking forward to seeing you all at the Natural Stone Show and Hard Surfaces exhibition at ExCeL London, 30 April-2 May 2019.Eric Bignell,...

Natural Stone Awards being presented in The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London, on Friday, 7 December in front of a capacity audience.

8 December 2018 | Events
The Natural Stone Award trophies were made in Kentish Ragstone from Gallagher's Quarry near Maidstone in Kent. There was a record number of entries in the Natural Stone Awards this year,...
Stone Awards

Last few seats remaining for the Natural Stone Awards presentation lunch in London on 7 December.

13 November 2018 | Events
There is less than a month to go until the 2018 Natural Stone Awards Ceremony at The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London - so book your seat at the presentation lunch now.The standard of entries in the...

Try out MPQC's new mobile plant simulators at the BIG Event in Nottingham on Thursday 29 November.

7 November 2018 | Events
The Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC) is holding its inaugural BIG Event on Thursday, 29 November, at its headquarters of MP House 4a Meadowbank Way, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, NG16 3SB....

Stone carving festival and more at The Piece Hall in Halifax this weekend.

16 October 2018 | Events
The historic Piece Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire, is to host its first stone carving festival this coming weekend (20 & 21 October).The event is being hosted in partnership with...

The Italian Stone Theatre at the entrance to the Marmo+Mac stone exhibition in Verona.

2 October 2018 | Events
Italy reinforced its position as the leading European trading nation in natural stone as it hosted the annual Marmo+Mac international stone exhibition in Verona at the end of September. And, as ever...