Founded by artists Lally MacBeth & Matthew Shaw, Stone Club was set up as a place for stone enthusiasts to congregate, to muse and most importantly to stomp to stones. Stone Club believes the journey is as important as the destination and encourages people to pause and think about place in new ways; connecting ancient sites through community and conversation Stone Club aims to bring new perspectives to prehistory in a collaborative and inclusive way.

In this talk Lally & Matthew will take you on a journey through the history of Stone Club exploring along the way the resurgence of interest in ancient landscapes, stones and what it means for our collective futures.


Lally MacBeth is an artist, writer and researcher living in Cornwall. She founded The Folk Archive in 2020, and co-founded Stone Club in 2021. Lally’s work wanders the line between the real and the imaginary, taking in history, folklore, performance, ritual, and artifice along the way. She is interested in the links between high and low cultural artefacts and how these lines are often blurred in archives. Lally is currently working on her first book.


Matthew Shaw is an artist, author, composer and producer. Alongside solo composition Matthew has worked with a series of collaborators including The Pop Group, & Richard Norris as well as Shirley Collins & Brian Catling on Crowlink, with an EP released by Domino Recordings, & an audio installation that premiered at the Barbican followed by a week at Charleston house in Sussex. Atmosphere of Mona, a book of poetry and photography was published by Annwyn House in 2020. Matthew is the co-founder of Stone Club.

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Dr. Amy Hale is an Atlanta-based anthropologist and folklorist writing about esoteric history, art, culture, women and Cornwall in various combinations. Her biography of Ithell Colquhoun, Genius of the Fern Loved Gully, is available from Strange Attractor Press, and she is also the editor of the forthcoming collection Essays on Women in Western Esotericism: Beyond Seeresses and Sea Priestesses from Palgrave Macmillan. Other writings can be found at her Medium site and her website

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