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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 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.

 

Workshops include:

  • personal development
  • inter-personal skills
  • power / impact play
  • dramatherapy
    • voice / singing
    • mindfulness
    • rope meditation
    • massage
    • dating
    • dance
    • yoga
    • Movement- 5Rhythms Ⓒ
       

    The programme is under development, and may be subject to change.

     

    Booking

    Early Bird 3-day pass- £195
    Standard 3-day pass- £240
    Concessionary 3-day pass- £100
    1-day passes- £90 (not yet available)

    Please have a look at our Terms & Conditions for non-residential events, then use our on-line booking form.

     

    Festival Passes: the details

    3-Day Pass
    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.

    Earlybird
    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.

    1-Day Pass
    Nearer the event, when the Workshop Schedule is confirmed and published on the website, we may also offer one-day pass on the website.

    Concessions
    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).

    Lunches

    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

    Crew

    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.

     

    Bursary Fund

    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

    I want to do to you what Spring does to the Cherry trees
    Pablo Neruda (in Every Day You Play)

    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