26, 27 & 28 May 2018
Clapham Omnibus Theatre
Clapham Common North Side
London SW4 0QW
The Loving Men Connections Festival is a three-day extravaganza, exploring intimacy and connection for gay, bi and queer men.
It takes 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 to expect:
There'll be 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 is 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's a very hands-on festival. We've got something to stimulate, inspire and stretch everyone.
We have an exceptional collection of workshop leaders from far and wide offering workshops on all kinds of intimacy-linked subjects. Topics include: 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 programme may be subject to change).
The Omnibus Theatre is a great venue - comfortable, quirky and spacious, with Clapham Common right outside.
Ticket prices start at £90 and there's a 3-day festival pass for concessionary groups at £100. There's a 3-day pass for everyone else for £220, until the end of April.
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
We offer delicious boxed lunches on site:
- for all 3 days at £25 per head or
- for 1 day at £10 per head
with vegetarian or vegan options.
We encourage you to use this option, as turn around time between workshops will be limited.
Booking a Pass
When using our on-line booking system, you select the ticket type you need and whether you want lunches (vegetarian or vegan).
If you wish, you can also make a donation to our Bursary Fund.
Then you check out, using a credit or debit card.
Please only purchase one pass per transaction, as the details you supply will be used to enable access to the Festival.
The Loving Men Bursary Fund is available to people on low income for any of the different ticket types for the Connections Festival. More information
Concessionary 3-Day Pass
We offer 3-day Concessionary Pass at £100 for:
- registered students
- people under 25
- 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.
Booking, deposits, final payments and cancellation
Booking, payments and cancellation
For all events, Loving Men advise you to take out travel insurance to cover yourself for illness, emergency or cancellation
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