What we're about

We are a group of gay/bi men interested in intimacy and connection with other men.

We organise different kinds of activities to have fun, make connections, make friends, have relationships, develop intimacy skills and a sense of community.

Please see our Youtube Film (http://www.lovingmen.org/wilm.html) to find out more about our events!

Upcoming events (3)

Art of Connecting Online

Clapham Omnibus

Like it or not, online connection is the way large numbers of men meet each other these days. Whether you’re using hook-up or dating apps, there are opportunities for connection if you look actively, stay open, and communicate clearly. This interactive workshop will explore how to use dating and hook-up apps in ways that encourage connection, depth and relationship. Come and join us and share your experiences of how to combine intimacy and online connection. We have the technology! This workshop is for you if: • you’re disillusioned by your experience of online hookups or dating, and want a different approach to cultivating love in your life • you’re ready to go the next step in the online dating game and want some inspiration and ideas • you’ve given up on love altogether and never connect with anyone! Light refreshments provided. Earlybird price £15.00 (until 30th January), Full price £20.00 - booking required at www.lovingmen.org/online

Connections Festival

Clapham Omnibus

Loving Men Connections Festival – 25, 26 & 27 May 2019 – Clapham Omnibus Theatre The Loving Men Connections Festival is a warm and welcoming three-day extravaganza, exploring intimacy and connection for gay, bi and queer men. It takes place over the late May bank holiday at the Clapham Omnibus Theatre, overlooking Clapham Common in south London. To watch a two minute video about last year's festival featuring the organisers go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=JFwLFPEIEVI There’ll be many opportunities to learn about intimacy, connect with others, experiment, stretch your intimacy comfort zone, and gain inspiration – all in the company of a large group of men of diverse ages, ethnicities and walks of life. It’s a very hands-on festival. We've got something to stimulate, inspire and stretch everyone. We have an exceptional collection of workshop leaders from far and wide offering workshops on all kinds of intimacy-linked subjects. Topics include: Communication Skills, Queer Tango, Tantric Connection, Trust, Trauma Release, Sensual Contact Improvisation, Dramatherapy, Singing, Inter-Personal Skills, Mindfulness, 5Rhythms© Dance, Conscious Power/Impact Play and Shiatsu Massage. (The programme may be subject to change). The Omnibus Theatre is a great venue – comfortable, quirky and spacious, with Clapham Common right outside. Ticket prices start at £80 (until the end of April) and there’s a 3-day festival pass for concessionary groups at £125. There’s and 3-day passes for everyone else start at £200. To book tickets click here: www.lovingmen.org/connections Loving Men has a Bursary Fund to support people on low incomes to participate in our activities. We are really committed to our events being accessible to a wide range of people including trans men, BAME men, younger men, positive men and men on low incomes. More information about the Bursary Fund is on www.lovingmen.org. Loving Men actively welcomes trans men and non-binary people who are attracted to men. • What to bring Your sense of fun, adventure and openness. • Important to know You need to book through www.lovingmen.org/connections

Wild at Heart

Balcombe

In search of connection and the gay scene, many gay/bi men live in metropolitan centres. As a result our connection with the natural world is often lost or diminished. Yet, natural spaces enable us to reconnect with our most essential selves, to let the superficial drop away and find the deeper stream of what really matters. They also provide us with a unique environment to explore authentic relating with other men. This intimate workshop, with up to 30 men, will be led by Tim Foskett and Tom Cowan, who have many years experience facilitating events for gay/bi men. Accommodation is mostly camping (in your own tent) and a limited number of indoor beds with basic amenities. Come and explore your wild side this midsummer in 500 acres of stunning countryside. Expect campfires, fresh air, trees, sun and earth, and lots of outdoor activities to help you connect with yourself, other men and the wilds around. Booking required at www.lovingmen.org/wild_at_heart/ We’ll tailor activities to the needs of the group. Our skill-sets include: nature connection, meditation, yoga, movement practice, interpersonal skills work, group discussion and anger work. We’ll also play games, eat delicious food outdoors and sit together round campfires. We have a cook, Jacob, who will be making us delicious vegetarian food. Participants will be asked to help out at some point over the weekend with kitchen prep and/or dishwashing. Arrival and Departure: you are welcome to arrive anytime after 2 pm on Fri 5th July and we will depart by 2.30 pm on Monday 8th July.

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