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Surface Design Show

The Stone Federation 'knowldege hub' of stone at the Surface Design Show.

9 February 2017 | Events
There were a lot of products at the Surface Design Show this week that had been inspired by natural stone and wood. Some of them actually were natural stone or wood. Others were porcelain.The...
The Georgian Group

Work by carvers from the City & Guilds of London Art School at the Georgian Group exhibition in Fitzroy Square, London.

2 February 2017 | Events
Students, staff and alumni of the City & Guilds of London Art School are playing a prominent role in the Georgian Group's 80th Anniversary exhibition this month (through to 25 February) in...
Show visit

Architects visiting the Natural Stone Show during the Architect & Designer Day last time. They are on the Lovell Stone stand during a guided tour of the exhibition.

24 January 2017 | Events
If you are an architect or designer, click here to register for the Architect & Designer DayWith 200 companies booked into the 2017 Natural Stone Show that opens at ExCeL London on 25 April and...
Stone Show London

The Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London opens this year on 25 April.

23 January 2017 | Events
Click here to register for your FREE entry to the Natural Stone Show, ExCeL London, 25-27 AprilEven better than anticipated economic indicators make encouraging reading for the Natural Stone Show in...
Stone Federation Village

The Stone Federation 'Village' at the heart of the Natural Stone Show in London (25-27 April) is bigger than ever.

19 January 2017 | Events
Click here to register for your free ticket to visit the showIf further proof were needed that the UK stone industry is in the best of health it is certainly provided by this year's Natural Stone...
European Stone Festival

The European Stone Festival takes place in 2017 in Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary, 19-21 May.

19 December 2016 | Events
The European Stone Festival, which travels to a different city in Europe each year, is taking place in 2017 from 19 to 21 May in Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary.The Festival usually has a good...
Merry Christmas
12 December 2016 | Events
Best wishes for thoroughly enjoyable holidays
Natural Stone Show 2017

Crowds outside the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London last time. Avoid the queues and register online.

8 November 2016 | Events
A slew of even better than anticipated economic indicators is good news for the Natural Stone Show taking place in London at the ExCeL exhibition centre 25-27 April next year.The Show is set to be...
Construction Week

Architect and television presenter George Clarke cut the ribbon at the main entrance of the show and proceeded to host a heavyweight panel discussion on the main stage centred on Chancellor George Osborne’s quote that the UK doesn’t “train enough or build enough or invest enough”. Debating how to boost construction productivity, investment and training, the panel included Adrian Belton, Chief Executive of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Dr Diana Montgomery, Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association (CPA), Paul Nash, President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and David Hancock, Head of Construction at the Cabinet Office.

19 October 2016 | Events
UK Construction Week is underway at the NEC in Birmingham. It finishes on 20 October. It combines nine exhibitions – Timber Expo, the Build Show, Civils Expo, the Surface & Materials Show,...

The iconic Nag Arnoldi statue of a horse mounted on a raw block of stone at the front of the VeronaFiere showground.

15 October 2016 | Events
It was not only the British who were talking about Brexit at the Marmomacc stone exhibition in Verona at the end of September. Whatever it might eventually mean, it has certainly stimulated interest...
ABB Robots

Find out more about robots in smaller companies at the ABB seminar on 1 November.

4 October 2016 | Events
ABB, one of the company's that makes robot arms, is running a seminar to help small companies decide if they could benefit from the not inconsiderable investment in a robot.The seminar is called...
Marmomacc 2016

The front of the fair ground in Verona that houses Marmomacc, one of the World's major stone exhibitions.

3 October 2016 | Events
There will be a report from the Marmomacc exhibition, one of the World's major stone shows held annually in Verona, Italy, in the next issue of Natural Stone Specialist magazine. In the meantime...

Hear about the future of stone in architecture during the Marmomacc stone exhibition in Verona, Italy, 28 September - 1 October.

29 July 2016 | Events
The Future of Design: Materials, Sustainability and Context. That is the title of a seminar during the Marmomacc stone exhibition in Verona, Italy (28 September-1 October). The seminar is on Thursday...
The Italian Stone Theatre

This is a design by Zaha Hadid, one of the pieces of classical Italian design in the 50 Years of Living Marble retrospective by the Italian Stone Theatre at the Marmomacc exhibition in Verona this year.

11 July 2016 | Events
If you are visiting the Marmomacc stone exhibition in Verona from 28 September to 1 October you might like to spend some time in Hall1, where the Italian Stone Theatre is holding a retrospective of...
On Form

Sculptures by Guy Stevens, Dominic Welch, Sarah Smith and Paul Vanstone. Photography by

12 June 2016 | Events
On Form, staged every other year at Asthall Manor in Burford, Oxfordshire, is dedicated exclusively to stone sculpture - sculpture you are encouraged to touch, because part of the beauty of...