What we're about

This is a fun, relaxed group for making new 'GayMates.' All are welcome, to join, regardless of sexuality etc. all you need is a sense of fun! Members currently organise social meetups: nights out, museum visits, cinema trips and a whole host of other activities. Some events are hosted others are not.

We welcome your input and suggestions in developing this group! To post events click on 'Suggest a new meetup'. To attend events click on 'YES'. If you wish to make new friends and try new things, then this is definitely the place to be.

We look forward to meeting you!

------

GayMates Meetup Group is open for all members to post events, simply message Serge with your idea.

GayMates is supported by

http://MenInTouch.co.uk
------

Serge and the GayMates Leadership Team. Xxx

Upcoming events (5+)

Gay, Bi, Trans Men's Mindfulness Meditation Group in London

52 St Martin's Ln

£12.00

An oasis of calm in the heart of London for gay, bi and trans men. “This group is unique and is valuable for men who just drop in occasionally or attend regularly. It provides a reasonable ‘compromise’ for those who are new to meditation as well as those who are more experienced meditators. The group is led in a wise and thoughtful way bearing in mind it is for a diverse mix of guys.” - meet with a group of friendly men - start the week in a calming your mind - learn skills to help you let go of stress and worry - learn tools to deal with addictions and compulsive behaviour - improve you sense of self worth and confidence - make new friends The group is now in its 9th year and attracts a diverse range of men. The evening starts with some mindful movement, to bring awareness into the body, and then a guided body awareness meditation and mindfulness practice. There is a 25 minute tea break mid evening offering the opportunity to socialise, or there is the option to listen to a talk or music in a smaller group if you want to stay in a quieter space. After the tea break there is a short reflection on a topic relating to mindfulness or gay men’s wellbeing. We then finish with a guided meditation on self-care, the Loving Kindness meditation. No prior experience of meditation is needed as full instructions are given and you are guided into the meditation. We sit on chairs, but there are mats and cushions available if you are used to sitting on the floor, or would like to lie down. “Last thing at night, I sit on the edge of the bed and meditate for five to ten minutes. I then have the best sleep I have had for weeks. This happened after only two weeks of classes with Nick. I normally sleep very well but am now on a recently released drug for COPD. Side effects might include disturbed sleep patterns but the meditation has helped alleviate this!” Ken Meetings every Monday except Bank Holidays Venue: Friends Meeting House 52 St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4EA Nearest tube: Leicester Square or Charring Cross Time: 7.30 – 9.15 pm We start at 7.30 so please arrive earlier. The doors are open from 7pm. Cost: Try the group out for a reduced rate of £10 for your first visit or pay £5 concession rate for students and unemployed. As a special offer once you have attended one session you will then receive five sessions at this reduced fee with your sixth session being free. Collect your voucher from Nick at your first session. The regular price for the class after this special offer is: £15 full price £12 reduced full price £8 concessions (students and unwaged) Please simply choose what you are able to afford within this range. Reduced rates available if you cannot afford these, please contact Nick to discuss. Payment is on the door by cash or card, or you can book in advance using this link: https://www.outsavvy.com/event/1691/gay-bi-trans-mens-mindfulness-group-tickets Asked why they enjoyed attending the group, members replied by saying: “Sense of community. I’ve made some very good friends through the group.” “The sense of community, the caring atmosphere, the fact it is a spiritual queer space” “Being together with a group of gay men in stillness and meditation” “Relaxed, non-judgmental. Puts me in a good frame of mind for the week ahead.” “The feeling of being connected to something larger than myself” “Two hours of peace and calm in a frantic city. The meditation sessions have helped me cope with anxiety and depression.” . .......................................................................... GayMates Meetup Group is for all members to post events, simply message Andy with your idea. GayMates is supported by https://MeninTouch.co.uk . ..........................................................................

Tantric: MagicWand.

Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms

£35.00

SOLD OUT Please email [masked] to join the waiting list (in case they are any cancellations) A warm combination of touch and tantra, designed to chase away Tuesday night blues and lethargy, to replace them with a bit of fizz and giggle that will carry you through to the weekend, offer delicious connections and intimacy with other men and give you a feeling of wellbeing, maybe even of bliss. No booze, no chems… just energy! Who is this event for? 18+ men who are reasonably fit and flexible. You should be able to sit/kneel comfortably on the floor with both hands free for massaging. How does this differ from other events? We’ll get naked, get our bodily energy buzzing, then move on to amplify those energies (sexual and otherwise) by exploring lingam/penis massage. There are more than 30 different techniques for this type of massage but it takes only a few to make you feel like you’re flying and experiencing something that truly lifts the spirit. Retaining the energy created, spreading it through your body and using breathing techniques can bring you remarkable sensations. This event is designed to be fun and friendly. NOTE: This event is NOT for you if • You’re uncomfortable being naked among other men • You’re uncomfortable being touched by other men • You’re looking for an orgy How many: 16 men only, so get in quick. Places must be booked and paid for in advance (an RSVP here does not secure your place... a payment does). Please RSVP here and pay at http://www.altogetheryoga.com/tantric-magicwand-january-21-2020/ Please be prompt, as late-comers disrupt the class for everyone else. How much? Advanced booking price: £35. On-the-day price (bookings close at 5pm): £50. Cancellation: If you cancel 14 calendar days or more before the event, you’ll receive a full refund of the amount you paid. Cancel between 14 and seven calendar days before the event, refund of half amount you paid. Cancel seven calendar days or fewer before the event, no refund. Please arrive: With a towel big enough to wrap around your waist and a bottle of/for water. Freshly showered if possible. Free of alcohol or other drugs. If you have any queries, please email me at [masked]

MOVE@Dance Out Loud - 5 Rhythms Class - Oval (weekly)

Flow Dance London

£14.00

MOVE 5Rhythms Class for LGBTQ Friday night at Oval (weekly) An invitation to dance the Five Rhythms® moving meditation practice through the landscape of our being. Creative and fun - no steps to learn. The Rhythms - flow, staccato, chaos, lyrical & stillness form a map to help us let go into the process and move our energy down from the mental chatter of the head and thus feel and move with spontaneous expression. This group supports the LGBTQ community Friday 7:30-9:30pm - open/drop-in class All welcome - come as you are... Address: 1-3 Brixton Rd, Kennington Business Park, Canterbury Court Unit 3, SW9 6DE, London. 2 minutes from Oval Tube. Find us: Flow~Dance on Brixton Road in Kennington Business Park. Enter through the main gate and keep walking towards the front building called Canterbury Court. Flow~Dance is on the lower ground floor. ATTENTION: the entrance is a level below the "Main Reception" of Canterbury Court (lower ground floor). The entrance is exactly below the main reception door. Free parking is available after 7pm on Cranmer Road (please check) Travel: Flow~Dance is two minutes walk from Oval tube, eight minutes from Kennington tube and ten minutes from Vauxhall station. Oval tube (Northern Line) 1 x stop from Stockwell (Victoria Line) 2 x stops from Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo Line) 3 x stops from Waterloo 4 x stops from London Bridge 4 x Stops from Clapham Common - No visa or passport required to travel south of the river ☺ £14 (£12 concession) - pay at door ** The Gate ** There is a gate to the entrance of the Business Park. However around 7 pm-7:30 pm​ there are many people leaving and entering as it is the main entrance to the local PUREgym as well. We do not have a code - however, we have been told we don't need one as it will be open if someone just waits a minute or two...

Free LGBTQ Tour of the V&A Museum

Location visible to members

Visitors are asked to come to the Meeting Point in the Grand Entrance (enter from Cromwell Road). Please allow for enough time to arrive before 16.00hrs, as this is the time we promptly depart for the tour. Although socialising is encouraged, this aspect is not facilitated by the event organiser or the guides. The multi-award winning LGBTQ Tours at the V&A run for approximately 60 minutes and are free; you simply turn up. There will be a lot of walking, including steps and stairs. Please let your guide know if you may have difficulty, as alternative arrangements can be made. The V&A is the world's leading museum of art and design, housing a collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. For the first time, a major museum in the UK has added a volunteer-led and guided LGBTQ objects tour to its permanent schedule. LGBTQ stories of interest can be found in numerous objects within the V&A's rich collections. The tour aims to highlight how such objects can help to recognise and explore the presence of LGBTQ individuals and communities within different time periods and cultures, encouraging discussion of both gender and sexual identities. Volunteer guides will show you a mix of items in the collection. A tour may include the impressive Michelangelo’s David, a charming earthenware vase by Grayson Perry, an exquisite gold pendant with pearl border depicting Sappho Penning an Ode to Venus and a South Asian Kushan sculpture of Shiva as Ardhanishvara (Lord Who Is Half Woman) with intertwined male and female physical attributes. Each tour is different as each guide chooses their own objects, so you can come back many times and have a different experience. To see a virtual tour online, see this link on The i Paper Facebook page: bit.ly/2lUclsn The monumental Florentine sculpture Giambologna’s Samson Slaying a Philistine, hailed as one of the greatest treasures of the V&A, is included because Charles, Prince of Wales, presented it to his boyfriend, the Duke of Buckingham, immediately after being given it by King Philip IV of Spain. Objects range geographically from Europe, South Asia and North America and in time from classical Greece and Rome to Medieval and Renaissance and through to the 21st Century, and include sculpture, paintings, photography, jewellery, ceramics, furniture, fashion, costumes, to posters to! Queer stories have always existed in the museum, but have often been historically hidden from visitors; this tour allows them to be shared. Dawn Hoskin, co-chair of the V&A’s LBGTQ Working Group says, "it conveys recognition of LGBTQ communities and individuals as being a valued part of wider societies, and contributing elements of wider social histories, rather than being considered only as a distinct ‘specialist interest’." The tours have attracted thousands of visitors since they started in 2015, and are a statement to all LGBTQ visitors to the Museum that they are accepted, respected and welcome. For more information visit the V&A website Why the V&A LGBTQ Tour is Essential or direct any questions to your host V&A LGBTQ Tour Guide Dan Vo @dannouveau or email [masked] ....................................................................... GayMates Meetup Group is for all members to post events, simply message Serge with your idea. GayMates is supported by https://MeninTouch.co.uk .......................................................................

Past events (1,979)

Wellcome Collection / Exhibition

Wellcome Collection

Photos (1,094)

Find us also at