Loving Men at New Year '22
Loving Men at New Year took place between 30th Dec 2022 and 2nd Jan 2023 at the Yarnfield Park Conference Centre in Staffordshire.
100+ attendees participated in 4 workshop sessions with 4 - 5 choices of workshop per session, plus whole group sessions, our Cabaret and time to socialise.
The event was made up of the usual Loving Men mix of fun, connection, depth and diverse community. The Team put together an exciting and varied programme.
As usual there were activities to help us connect with ourselves and others, stretch our comfort zone, touch our heart, widen our horizons, move our bodies, give us pleasure, develop relationship skills, celebrate diversity, help us express ourselves and reflect on our life & where we are going.
There’ was laughter, some tears, and a few random surprises that kept us on our toes. That’s why we call it an Adventure in Intimacy.
If you are brand new to our events and want to find out more about what goes on, you can watch this video and have a look at this year’s programme to give you an idea what kinds of things happen. You can also read this handout: Getting the most from a Loving Men event.
More about our events:
- please have a look at our Diversity Statement
- have a look at our Access Information for LM@NY22
- read essential information about: the venue, concessionary tickets, crew places, cancellation and Covid policies
We want to make our event accessible to as wide a variety of people as possible – that is central to our core values. If you’d like to be part of a small working group to help promote our events in the wider world and to diverse audiences please email Peter to join our Outreach Marketing Group. We envisage this being a fun and time-efficient group that can really make a difference – so if you have ideas, energy and/or contacts please consider helping out.
The New Year Loving Men Team
Event Facilitators: Willow (Alfred) Hurst, Wayne Mertins-Brown,Tim Foskett and Tom Cowan
Logistics Co-ordinator: Tom Cowan
Administration: Peter Facey
Loving Men Diversity Statement
Loving Men is a diverse community. Diversity and inclusion are central to who we are. We have been building an inclusive, diverse and welcoming community for 20 years. It is important to us that bi, queer and trans men, and gender non-binary people who are attracted to men, as well as gay men feel welcome, included and safe enough to participate in our events.
We particularly encourage participation from those within an ethnic minority group, including people who are Black, African and Asian, and people who are HIV positive and negative, younger and older, and disabled, as well as trans men and non-binary people who are attracted to men.
We believe that connecting across differences and dismantling oppressive structures is as much the work of intimacy as learning to listen or share your feelings with another person. If you only want to be with people just like you, our events are not the right place for you. We work hard towards creating a space that is free from bigotry and prejudice and where there is support and challenge to address racism, classism, ableism, ageism, transphobia, biphobia, femme-shaming, HIV prejudice and body-shaming, among other things.
We appreciate that some people know less about these issues and principles, and that others of us may have differing views and feelings about what can be complex and emotional territory. We are up for a discussion and to learn together in a respectful dialogue. If you book a place on our events, we ask you to commit to joining us in this endeavour.