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By Josette Lesser

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Following on from last week’s interview with the 2013 Conference Deans, we take a look at what people can expect from the entertainment and fringe programme line up…


The 2013 Conference includes some lively entertainment and a range of invigorating or relaxing activities to suit all tastes:

The ABP ‘Pub Quiz’

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On Thursday evening, after enjoying an informal meal in the Steam, Bake & Grill Restaurant, join us from 9pm in the Bar for the ABP ‘Pub Quiz’. Hosted by Edinburgh Fringe Stand Up Comedy Finalist, Leon Scott, team up and test your knowledge in our psychology themed quiz.

Friday night Black Tie Gala Dinner

Black Tie -01Held in the beautiful 18th Century Manor House, throw your glad rags on, follow the torch lit path and indulge yourself at the glamorous Gala Dinner.

Following dinner, delegates can then look forward to…

Soul City

Throw some shapes on the dance floor to the fabulous Soul City, all the way from the infamous Casablanca club in Brighton. Playing anything from funk and soul to arms in the air contemporary tunes!

Grand Piano

The ABP Conference wouldn’t be the same without a piano, so for Friday night we’ll have a Baby Grand in the Lounge area of the Manor House, ready for someone to jump on the stool and tickle the ivories.  Additional musical instruments welcome, so bring your guitars, sitars, flutes, harps and bongos.

Photo Booth

To help capture excitement of the evening we’ll have a photographer on hand all evening, who will also be manning a photo booth. So grab that silly hat or afro wig and say ‘cheese’!

Fringe programme

Accreditation sessions

Why not join us at this year’s event for a little longer and take advantage of the free accreditation sessions being offered by some of the industry’s top psychometric test publishers:

Thursday morning, 10:00-12:30pm

Saturday afternoon, 14:00-16:30pm

Click on the links above to find out more and to register your place.

Friday morning boot camp

For the early risers and super keen amongst you, why not start your day a bit earlier with an invigorating boot camp session with Ladislav Maljar, starting at 7.00am.  To join in meet at reception wearing comfortable exercise clothing and trainers.

Make the most of the venue

If that line up of fringe activities wasn’t enough, check out what the venue has to offer:

  • Spa (treatments available on request)
  • Indoor pool
  • Mini-gym
  • Fishing
  • Tennis court
  • 18 hole championship golf course with driving range
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