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Social Programme

Civic Reception, 17th September

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The Guildhall

Guildhall Square,

BT48 6DQ

The Guildhall is one of Derry’s most recognisable landmarks and has been at the heart of city life since 1890.

The grade ‘A’ listed building is important for many reasons – historical, architectural, cultural and political - and has played an important role in the wider regeneration of the city. Following its extensive restoration in 2013, the Guildhall is the ideal venue to welcome your delegates to the city with a drinks reception hosted by the Lord Mayor. It’s stunning location adjacent to the City Walls and overlooking the River Foyle means it is also perfect venue to begin an unforgettable congress at IASP 2019.

Access only with valid registration

Remembrance Ceremony, 18th September

17.30 - 18.15

The IASP Special Interest Group on Bereavement and Loss along with their local partners Foyle Search and Rescue would like to invite you to a Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday evening 18 September from 17.30 to 18.15. This ceremony which is now a central element of the postvention stream during congress is provided to allow us all to remember our lost loved ones, our colleagues and our clients who have passed away by suicide or indeed other traumatic circumstances.

The ceremony is non-denominational and includes reflections, music by the Encore Contemporary Choir, candle lighting and an moment of time to remember who and what brings us to where we are.
The venue is The Garden of Reflection, Bishop Street, Derry/Londonderry. And we will meet at the reception area of the Millennium Forum from where we will walk together to the ceremony. All are welcome.

Arts & Music Trail

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The Arts Trail is an exhibition of a variety of arts pieces developed by local residents and Western Health and Social Care Trust service users in partnership with Arts Care. The exhibition has a focus of positivity and vibrancy and is focused under the IASP Conference theme of ‘Breaking Down Walls, Building Bridges’.  Each art piece is located within the City Walls with the locations highlighted on the following map.


Delegates are invited to collect their “Walked the Walls” button badge from the Visit Derry Hospitality desk.

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Congress Dinner, 20th September

Foyle Arena

2 Limavady Road,

BT47 6JY

The Foyle Arena is a revolutionary new event centre located on the St Columb’s Park site in Derry-Londonderry which opened in April 2015. It is a world class facility developed by Derry City Council which can hold up to 2,000 delegates and banquets for up to 800 people. 

The Gala Dinner promises to be a night of networking, a feast of food and rest assured there will be plenty of 'craic' along the way! Delegates will be treated to a sumptuous banquet of the finest Irish cuisine, featuring the very best locally sourced produce, followed by a selection of fantastic entertainment to round off a truly memorable congress. 

Access only with valid ticket

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