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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. ...
Hard Surfaces

Hard Surfaces joins the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London in 2019.

4 July 2018 | Events
30 April-2 May 2019New exhibition to co-locate with the Natural Stone ShowThis is an exhibition that breaks down the barriers – a new event that brings you the latest products and trends in the...
Asthall Manor

Asthall Manor, where 'on form' is now being staged, showing 384 stone sculptures from 40 artists. All the work is for sale.

18 June 2018 | Events
The more you look, the more you see at 'on form', an exquisite exhibition of sculpture, mostly for the garden and all in stone, at Asthall Manor in Burford, Oxfordshire.Even objects that do...

Judging in progress during the Winchester Cathedral Stone Festival on 17 June. The judges were led by Andrew Bowles, Master of the Worshipful Company of Masons that provided prizes for first, second and third place works. The other judges were Adrian Munns, Administrator of the Cathedral Fellowship, John Crook, Winchester Cathedral Archaeologist, and Cannon Nick Fennemore, the Cathedral Chaplain.

18 June 2018 | Events
The second of England's stone festivals in 2018 was held at Winchester Cathedral, 15-17 June. The theme was Kings & Scribes, which gave the masons and carvers plenty of scope to stretch their...
European Stone Festival

Alex Wenham (left) and Mark McDonnell receiving the Town and Festival Star Prizes at the end of this year's European Stone Festival in Saverne, France.

5 June 2018 | Events
Sharra Oram reports on her experience as a competitor at the European Stone Festival, held in Saverne, France, this year in May. Sharra is a stonemason / stone carver from Wiltshire who qualified in...

Alex Wenham (left) and Mark McDonnell receiving their prizes at the European Stone Festival in Severne, France.

30 May 2018 | Events
British stonemasons and carvers Alex Wenham and Mark McDonnell have once again taken top honours at the European Stone Festival, held this year at the Parc of Rohan Palace in Saverne, France, 25-27...
Dry stone walling

Two hours into the competition and the wall is starting to take shape. After seven hours it was finished, 1.2m high complete with coping.

22 May 2018 | Events
Dry stone wallers from across the UK (and even further afield) gathered in a field at Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria on Sunday (20 May) to compete with each other for the honours in a competition to mark...
Wells Stone Carving Festival

Visitors admire the work of the stone carvers at the Wells Stone Carving Festival during the May Day bank holiday.

8 May 2018 | Events
Wells Stone Carving Festival organised by Paul Roddan of Somerset Stonemasons for the May Day bank holiday weekend got this year's stone events off to a flying start.Dawn-to-dusk sunshine sent...