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Loving Men | Connections Festival

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Connections Festival
26, 27 & 28 May 2018

Clapham Omnibus Theatre
Clapham Common North Side
London SW4 0QW

 

The Loving Men Connections Festival was a three-day extravaganza, exploring intimacy and connection for gay, bi and queer men.
It took place over the late May bank holiday at the Clapham Omnibus Theatre, overlooking Clapham Common in south London.

Watch Tim and Dennis from the Loving Men Team give an idea of what it entailed:

There were many opportunities to learn about intimacy, connect with others, experiment and play, stretch your intimacy comfort zone, and gain inspiration - all in the company of a large group of men of diverse ages, ethnicities and walks of life.

The Connections Festival was an intimate feast for gay, bi and queer men who want to explore connections with each other - body, heart and mind - in a safe, stimulating and supportive space. It was a very hands-on festival. We had something to stimulate, inspire and stretch everyone.

We had an exceptional collection of workshop leaders from far and wide offering workshops on all kinds of intimacy-linked subjects. Topics included: Communication Skills, Queer Tango, Tantric Connection, Trust, Gay/Queer Ancestors, Sensual Contact Improvisation, Dramatherapy, Talking about Race, Dreams, Singing, Inter-Personal Skills, Dating, Mindfulness, 5Rhythms© Dance, Father Issues, Conscious Power/Impact Play and Shiatsu Massage.

The Omnibus Theatre is a great venue - comfortable, quirky and spacious, with Clapham Common right outside.

Ticket prices for a 1-day pass were £70 early-bird / £90 standard, and for a 3-day pass were £195 early-bird / £240 standard. The early-bird rates were available until the end of April. There was also a 3-day festival pass for concessionary groups at £100.

Loving Men has a Bursary Fund to support people on low incomes to participate in our activities. We are really committed to our events being accessible to a wide range of people including trans men, BAME men, younger men, positive men and men on low incomes. More information about the Bursary Fund

     
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Event attendee

Intermediate 3-Day Pass

Intermediate 3-day passes at £220 each are available until 30 April. After that, a 3-day pass will cost the standard price of £240.

Vegetarian or vegan lunch boxes are also available, at an additional £25 for the 3 days

Festival passes are not transferable between people.

Standard 3-Day Pass

Passes giving one person access to all three days of the Festival are available for on-line purchase at £240.

Vegetarian or vegan lunch boxes are also available, at an additional £25 for the 3 days

Festival passes are not transferable between people.

Concessionary 3-Day Pass

We offer 3-day Concessionary Pass at £100 for:

  • registered students
  • people under 25
  • OAPs
  • unemployed people
  • those receiving benefits
  • people on very low income

If you wish to apply for a concessionary pass, please indicate your reason when completing the Booking Form, using the drop-down list provided. You must bring supporting evidence with you on the day of the Festival (ID Card, Student Card, Driving Licence, Benefit statement etc).

Vegetarian or vegan lunch boxes are also available, at an additional £25 for the 3 days

Festival passes are not transferable between people.

Intermediate 1-Day Pass

Intermediate 1-day passes at £80 each are available until 30 April. After that, a 1-day pass will cost the standard price of £90.

A vegetarian or vegan luch box is also available, at £10 for the day

Festival passes are not transferable between people.

Standard 1-Day Pass

Passes giving one person access to a specified day of the Festival are available for on-line purchase at £90.

A vegetarian or vegan lunch box is also available, for an additional £10 for the day

Festival passes are not transferable between people.

Residential Events

Non-residential Events

Booking, deposits, final payments and cancellation

  • the standard deposit is £150
  • your balance is due 6 weeks before the start of the event
  • your place and deposit may be forfeited if we do not receive your balance 4 weeks before the start of the event
  • if you cancel 6 weeks or more before the event, we will return your deposit, less a £30 contribution to administrative costs
  • if you cancel between 2 and 6 weeks before the event, we will refund your payment for the event, minus the £150 deposit
  • if you cancel within 14 days of the start of the event, Loving Men reserve the right to retain your full fee

  • Booking, payments and cancellation

  • fees are payable in full at the time of booking
  • if you cancel your place 6 weeks or more before the event, we will return your fee, less a £30 contribution to administrative costs
  • if you cancel between 2 and 6 weeks before the event, we will return 50% of your fee
  • if you cancel within 14 days of the start of the event, Loving Men reserve the right to retain your full fee

  • Insurance

    For all events, Loving Men advise you to take out travel insurance to cover yourself for illness, emergency or cancellation

     

    Conduct at Events

    To ensure your own and others' welfare, Loving Men asks you to:

  • be responsible for your own safety and exercise due care for yourself throughout the event
  • be respectful towards others and of their personal boundaries
  • take care of the venue and equipment, and respect the boundaries of the host organisation