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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...
Loyd Grossman

Loyd Grossman is to present this year's Natural Stone Awards in London on 7 December. Book your seat now.

29 September 2018 | Events
Loyd Grossman is this year’s high profile guest presenter of Stone Federation Great Britain’s Natural Stone Awards.The Awards are being presented on Friday, 7 December, at The Grange...
The Italian Stone Theatre

Europe's big annual international stone show in Verona, Italy, put more of an emphasis on its own stone industry this year.

28 September 2018 | Events
Europe's big annual international stone show in Verona, Italy, put more of an emphasis on its own stone industry this year.Italy's stone industry is one of the country's major industrial...
Geometric Wave Wine Bar

The Geometric Wave Wine Bar in the Italian Stone Theatre at the Marmo+Mac stone exhibition in Verona this month (26-29 September).

12 September 2018 | Events
The Italian Stone Theatre in Hall 1 of the Marmo+Mac stone exhibition in Verona, Italy, this month (26-29 September) has become a regular feature of the show. It displays finished items of stonework...
Gloucester Stone Festval

Mark Stafford-Lovatt auctioning the carvings to conclude the Gloucester Stonecarving Festival on Bank Holiday Monday.

30 August 2018 | Events
Those taking part in the Gloucester Stone Festival over the August bank holiday weekend praised it for its friendliness, even if the Sunday had been a bit damp thanks to the incessant rain. It did...
Marble people

The Marble folk of Consorzio Marmisti of Valpantena are waiting to meet you at Marmo+Mac in Verona.

29 August 2018 | Events
Consorzio Marmisti of Valpantena is a cluster of companies in the Valpantena marble sector, a valley that stretches from Verona to the mountains of Lessinia.
To highlight the Valpantena Marble...
Gloucester stone carving festival

Gloucester Stone Carving Festival returns to Llanthony Secunda Priory August Bank Holiday weekend (25-27 August).

23 August 2018 | Events
Carrie Horwood of Cat’s Eye Carving is once again working with the Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust to stage the Gloucester Stone Carving Festival this year on Aughust bank holiday weekend (25-27...
York stone festival

Judged winners at the end of the weekend’s work at York Minster are (left to right): Henrick Storksen, Adam Beaumont, Andrew Gomersall, Richard Bossons and Lewis Morrison.

21 August 2018 | Events
Like most great cathedrals, the 800-year-old York Minster is constructed of stone. And there was a celebration of the stonemasons' skills that keep it standing and looking in top condition at the...

See 70 top stoneworkers in action at York Minster Stone Carving Festival 17-19 August.

25 July 2018 | Events
There will be 70 or so stonemason carvers from across the UK and Europe showcasing their skills in Dean's Park at York Minster during a weekend-long celebration of stonecraft, 17-19 August. ...