23rd-24th April – Solace in the South (Postponed)

*Please note this event is currently postponed. We will be in touch with updates in due course, should you have any questions, please contact us on or 0207 233 0081 - thank you.* The Perfect Storm ‘Leading in the Age of a Perfect Storm - Politics, Pluralism and Popularism’ We live in an era where pluralism of political views are increasing, with a reduction in the power of the two main political parties, a significant increase in the number of Councils with no overall control, and with central Government focusing elsewhere, what happens in the event of a potential political vacuum?Allied to this is a rising tide of pressure groups seemingly opposed to everything, using social media, as a mechanism to forestall or influence decision making. In the context of reducing level of understanding of local government and local democracy and faith in our institutions – are we facing a  ‘perfect storm’?

Click here to view the programme.

Should you wish to apply for the Solace in the South Bursary Scheme, please email with a brief description as to why you would like to attend. Please note, this opportunity is for those who haven’t previously attended the conference.

All Purchase Order Numbers have to be raised for Event-X, not Solace – your invoice will be sent through after you have made your booking.


MEMBER- Solace in the South (includes event, dinner and bed & breakfast) (£375 - invoice to follow from Event-X, please raise any PO's to Event-X)   375.00
NON MEMBER- Solace in the South (includes event, dinner and bed & breakfast) 23rd-24th April 2020 (£475 - invoice to follow from Event-X, please raise any PO's to Event-X)   475.00

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20 & 21st August – Solace in Scotland

Join us for the annual Solace Scotland Conference; A thought provoking conference held over two days in the 19th century baronial mansion of Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeenshire.      

More information on the speakers coming soon.

Accommodation Information:

Please note that the delegate fee does not include overnight accommodation, which can be booked separately directly with the hotel.

Preferential accommodation rates are detailed below and can be booked by emailing or calling 01224 860 600 and quoting ‘Solace Scotland Conference’.

Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis so we recommend booking early to avoid disappoint. Rooms will be held until the 23rd July so if you intend to stay at the hotel, please ensure that you have booked by then.

£95 bed and breakfast – classic room

£115 bed and breakfast – privilege room

£199 bed and breakfast – feature suite

The hotel is located 10.5 miles from Aberdeen airport and 5 miles from Aberdeen train station.


Member - Delegate (Full Conference, inc. Dinner)   £229.00
Non Member - Delegate (Full Conference, inc. Dinner)   £329.00
Member - Day Delegate (Thursday Only, inc. Dinner)   £129.00
Non Member - Day Delegate (Thursday Only, inc. Dinner)   £229.00

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