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This is one of the all-new designs being shown by Rainbow Bridge.

9 June 2017 | Events
NAMM Tradex memorial masonry exhibition takes place at Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on 15 & 16 June. Here, NSS takes a look at some of the developments being featured by exhibitors on their...
Heritage Skills

A celebration of heritage skills at Lincoln Cathedral on 23 and 24 June.

8 June 2017 | Events
City of London Livery Companies, including the Masons Company, and Lincoln Cathedral are joining together on 23 and 24 June to celebrate the traditional crafts and skills essential to the...
Masonry Skills

Competitors at work during the UK Masonry Skills Challenge.

1 June 2017 | Events
City of Bath College took the team prize in this year’s UK Masonry Skills Challenge in May, followed by Weymouth second and Edinburgh third.Stone Federation, which runs the competition, says...

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Garden at Chelsea Flower Show.

28 May 2017 | Events
The Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show lost several regular exhibitors this year, including its headline sponsor M&G Investments. It left the London flower show with even...
TTA Awards

ITV weather presenter Emma Jesson once again hosted the Tile Awards.

25 May 2017 | Events
The Tile Association’s annual Tile Awards returned to London this year with a Burlesque extravaganza at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel.Although burlesque tends to be associated with leggy...
Mark McDonnell

Mark McDonnell at work during the European Stone Festival in Hungary.

23 May 2017 | Events
Mark McDonnell, a technician at Moulton College, has taken top honours in the European Stone Festival held this year in Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary, from 19 to 21 May.Last year the competition was held...
Stone Show entrance at ExCeL

The Natural Stone Show returns to ExcEL London 30 April-2 May in 2019.

28 April 2017 | Events
Three hectic days of the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London came to an end on 27 April with many of the exhibitors glad of an extra day's break to recover afterwards with a bank holiday on the...
Trade Day

Thursday is your last chance to get along to the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London for another two years. In the picture is Niall Kavanagh, MD of Irish company McKeon Stone (on the left of those shaking hands). He said: "It was very busy indeed at the show, a very positive vibe indeed."

27 April 2017 | Events
Wednesday was Trade Day at the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London. Thursday is the last day of the show, designated as Conservation Day for the conference sessions being run in conjunction with the...
Stone Show entrance

The shutters rise on day two of the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London at 10am today (26 April).

26 April 2017 | Events
This is the entrance to the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London now (8am, 26 April 2017). The shutters will be up on the second day of the Show at 10am. This is the Trade Day at the conference where...

Architects at the Natural Stone Show on the opening Architects Day. WEdnesday is Trade Day and Thursday Conservation Day.

26 April 2017 | Events
The Natural Stone Show now on at ExCeL London got off to a great start with Architects Day at the conference, with 140 architects turning up for the conference seminars. Wednesday is Trade Day, when...
Stone Show setup

Final preparations for the Natural Stone Show 2017 at ExCeL London, 25-27 April.

24 April 2017 | Events
Exhibitors at the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London have been putting the final touches to their stands ready for the opening of the exhibition in the morning (25 April). It looks as if there are...
Stone Show 2017

Register online for your Natural Stone Show badge and not only do you avoid the queues at ExCeL, you also get a free copy of the Show Catalogue (otherwse £5) and discounts on the Cable Car across the Thames to the O2 stadium.

4 April 2017 | Events
Whether you’re a seasoned user of stone or a novice to the sector, working in new build or conservation, commercial or domestic, construction or interiors... whatever you are asking of stone...

Simon (left) and James Lovell with Paul Maggs (in the white coat), who lectures full-time students at Bath, and Sam Flintham (on the right) the love2learn tutor during the selection of four of the student's carvings to go to the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London 25-27 April.

3 April 2017 | Events
Lovell Stone Group, the quarry and mining company that extracts Purbeck and Hartham Park Bath limestones (among others), has been working with Bath College ahead of the Natural Stone Show, supporting...
Stone Show

Architects at the Stone Show last time.

19 February 2017 | Events
With 200 companies now booked into the 2017 Natural Stone Show that opens at ExCeL London on 25 April, the organisers have added an extra aisle to accommodate everyone.The Stone Federation’s...
Fair cancelled

The Vitoria Stone Fair in Brazil has beeen cancelled.

11 February 2017 | Events
The Brazillian stone fair, which should have opened in Vitoria, in the state of Espirito Santo, on 14 February, has been cancelled as the result of a police strike.An announcement appeared on the...