Loving Men at New Year '18
Buckland Hall, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Sunday 30 December 2018 to Thursday 03 January 2019
Here is the information about the 2018 event. Details of the 2019 event will be posted here in the early Summer 2019
Loving Men at New Year is a celebration. There are lots of activities, including a host of optional workshops to join in - on themes that help you make connections, explore intimacy, have some fun, step outside of your comfort zone and reflect on your year. Click here to see more details about a previous year's event.
There's also fantastic countryside to explore and delicious vegetarian food will be served throughout the event.
Last year there were more than 80 loving men present, spanning five decades in age. We had a wild, tender, meaningful, and fun time.
Please be aware that LM@NY is a personal development event, of some intensity, not just a party. Living together in a large house with nearly 90 men, and working on the themes of intimacy, connection and relationships is inevitably both challenging and pleasurable for most people. Please bear this in mind when you decide to book.
LM@NY takes place at Buckland Hall , a spectacular country house, set in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. Think open fires, comfortable sofas, beautiful meeting spaces, and wide open views of our very own Welsh valley from every window.
The 2018 theme: Taking Risks & Playing Safe
The theme for this year's event is Taking Risks & Playing Safe. For intimate relationships to work there seems to be a need for a combination of trust, safety and security on the one-hand, as well as stimulation, evolution and growth on the other.
Too much of either end of the continuum between Safety and Risk is likely to undermine intimacy in the longer-term. If there's an over-abundance of emotional risk and challenge in a relationship, it can be too scary and we close down or want to flee. Too much safety and security and the relationship can feel claustrophobic or lifeless.
Learning to develop trust and realness through good communication, and build tolerance of both feelings of security and feelings of risk, seems to be a good recipe for sustained intimacy.
We'll work with the theme of Taking Risks & Playing Safe in various ways to help explore the paradoxes of intimate relating, play with possibilities and learn new things about ourselves and relationships.
Dates & Times:
Loving Men at New Year '18 starts on 30 December. You are welcome to arrive after 5:00 pm, for supper at 6:15 pm. If you are likely to be late, please email Peter to warn him. The event closes on 03 January, with departures by 2:30 pm. As far as possible, please arrange your arrival and departure times so you can benefit from the entire event.
There is a wide range of accommodation, both within the Hall and as a non-resident. For the latter, you are responsible for booking and funding a local B&B or hotel place. The single rooms at the Hall share bathroom facilities with one other single room. All the other rooms have bathrooms and WCs en-suite.
Twin rooms can be set up as twins or as doubles, as required. All places within the Hall are on divan beds, apart from Mattress places, which are fully made-up beds with mattresses, but without divan bases. The mattress places are within Dormitory Rooms (4 beds and 2 mattress places) and Triple Rooms (2 beds and 1 mattress place).
Assistance for men on low incomes may be available from the Bursary Fund .