Social and Cultural Programme
City of Stockholm Welcoming Reception
The City of Stockholm is pleased to invite you to a welcoming reception at the City Hall. It is one of Stockholm's most exclusive and beautiful buildings well known for its hospitality, unique art treasures, magnificent feasts and interesting history. The City Hall is where the annual Nobel banquet is held, in the presence of the Swedish royal family.
Monday 4 June
Sunday 3 June
In connection to the registration at the Congress Centre.
Monday 4 June, evening
Dinner for invited guests
Tuesday 5 June
Thursday 7 June
The venue will be restaurant Solliden at the open-air folklore museum, Skansen.
Accompanying persons programme
The accompanying persons are welcome to participate in the opening and closing ceremonies, and of course the excursions if signing up for them. In addition, they are welcome to the evening activities on the same terms as all attendants.
On the Tuesday the accompanying persons will be invited on a boat cruise in the beautiful Stockholm archipelago, where they will be guided by an english speaking person. Lunch is included in the tour.
The Stockholm Card
Since the Congress takes place in a city, there are great possibilities for everyone to find something of their own liking. The accompanying persons will get The Stockholm Card (see visitstockholm) which allows them to explore the city and find a lot of various things to do. The card has a validity for 5 days after first taken into use and also includes free public transportation.
More details will be presented later on.
First introduction of a new kind of PEATART during the 14th International Peat Congress
“It shows you that peat can be in balance!”
PEATART is an initiative of Dioni ten Busschen who was fascinated by peat during her visits to Estonian bogs in 2010. She has been a portrait painter for more than 25 years and has lately been successful developing a method to produce sculptures with peat.
At the congress an exhibition will be opened in the surrounding of a peatbog, telling the imaginative story of the people of Soosaare, a small community in central Estonia. You will see sculptures of hands, busts and other parts of bog bodies. Finally you will have an opportunity to pose for a photo session when you would like to order your own bust made of peat.
PEATART is introduced by Sphagnum Products B.V. and for more information you can go to the website www.peatart.com
Body, mind and Peatlands in Balance
To get a good start of the congress week we invite you to a yoga class at the Congress Venue Sunday 3 June.
In yoga, we unite the breath, mind, and body. Among yoga’s benefits are improved muscular strength and flexibility, increased joint stability, enhanced energy, reduced stress, and heightened wellbeing and balance.
Angelica Henriksson at Studio Karma is inviting us to a 1 hour yoga class on Sunday 3 June.
Sunday 3 June 16.00-17.00 at the Congress Venue.