26, 27 & 28 May 2018
Clapham Omnibus Theatre
Clapham Common North Side
London SW4 0QW
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 and supportive environment.
The aims of the Connections Festival are:
- celebrating intimacy between men who love men
- exploring connections with each other and ourselves
- honouring difference and diversity within our community
- developing skills for deepening intimacy within our lives
There'll be many opportunities to stretch your personal comfort zone, experiment and play with a wide range of practices and workshops, and gain inspiration about intimacy - a crucial but often neglected part of our lives - and all in the company of a friendly group of men from all walks of life.
The festival takes place in the delightful setting of the Clapham Omnibus Theatre, overlooking Clapham Common.
Come and play, meet, touch, talk, move, create and develop over the late May Bank Holiday in Loving Men style.
Workshops & Facilitators
From Tantra to Tango, Singing to Shiatsu, and 5Rhythms to Father Issues, we've got something to stimulate, inspire and stretch everyone. Here are links to a full list of workshops and facilitators already confirmed. Depending on the device you're using, choose PC / Tablet or SmartPhone.
- personal development
- inter-personal skills
- power / impact play
- voice / singing
- rope meditation
- Movement- 5Rhythms Ⓒ
The programme is under development, and may be subject to change.
Festival Passes: the details
Passes giving one person access to all three days of the Festival are available for on-line purchase, using PayPal or a credit/debit card. Festival passes are not transferable between people.
We have reserved a limited number of "earlybird" 3-day passes at £195 each. They are available on a first-come, first served basis. When all the early bird passes are sold, a 3-day pass will be on sale for the standard price of £240.
Nearer the event, when the Workshop Schedule is confirmed and published on the website, we may also offer one-day pass on the website.
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).
We offer delicious boxed lunches on site for all 3 days as an option, at £25 per head. We encourage you to use this option, as turn around time between workshops will be limited. There are cafés in the vicinity that you may also wish to use or you can bring your own lunch with you. We offer a choice between vegetarian and vegan dishes
We have a small number of places at £100 for a 3-day pass for people to join the Crew. You help out with the logistics of the event, which means you will be able to attend the majority of sessions, but not all of them. If you would be interested in this role, please email our admin guy, Peter.
Booking a Pass
Please have a look at our Terms & Conditions for non-residential events, then use our on-line booking form. Do fill out the sections as completely as you can. When you submit the form, you will be taken to a page where you select the ticket type you need, then click on the button to pay via PayPal or with a credit/debit card.
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
Loving Men actively welcomes gay, bi and queer men, trans men and non-binary people who are attracted to men
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
Conduct at Events
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