As well as a packed conference programme, we will also be including a unique social programme for our delegates. Details will be confirmed along with our draft programme in March, but we’ve provided a sneak peek of what is in store for you to pique your interest. 

Some of our social activities will be included in our programme, and some will be available to book outside of conference time! 

Making the most of your time at Conference

Whittling with Green Aspirations 

Scheduled workshops

Winter is coming! Well, it is if you’re a Game of Thrones fan. To help keep you safe, you’ll need to get your hands on a dragon-glass sword, hand-whittled from a piece of oak and completed with a touch of magic. How? By joining the sword whittling workshop sessions at the ARMA Conference. Run by Green Aspirations Scotland CIC – a woodlands-based social enterprise offering skills training for young people – you’ll learn everything from knife skills (definitely) to dragon slaying (possibly).  


Whittling is good for the soul! What better way to make the most of the ARMA Conference 2019 than to hone your whittling skills, make your very own sword or wand, and get some good chat all at the same time? As well as scheduled workshops, you can drop in for a whittle any time on Monday 17 June. Come along, be creative, and see where the whittling can take you.

Wellness with Maitri Studio

We are bringing mindfulness and relaxation to #ARMA2019 with Maitri Studio! The locally based wellness specialists will be providing our conference delegates with the opportunity to enjoy yoga and relaxation techniques during programme breaks, including a complimentary massage session. Bliss!

Making the most of your time in Belfast

Walking tour of Belfast’s street art

Join Ulster University’s Omar El Masri for a conversation and walking tour that explores Belfast’s street art scene against the backdrop of a changing urban landscape brought on by legacies of conflict, segregation, urban regeneration and redevelopment.

Find out more about Omar and his work in exploring cities street art and their hidden meanings.

Black Cab Tours

Prefer to experience the street art in a quicker fashion? You can also learn about Belfast’s political history and murals through the famous Black Cab Tours! The Belfast Black Taxi Tours are a Trip Advisor award-winning Belfast attraction, and are a fantastic way to take it the rest of the city too!

Brew Classes

For the coffee-lovers out there, we will be giving you the opportunity to attend a bespoke coffee-making workshop! Learn the different ways to brew your morning cup of joe and will also cover all you need to know to brew delicious coffee at home.