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Loving Men at New Year '17

Loving Men at New Year is a celebration. There'll be 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 the 2016 New 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.

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.

 

Last year's theme

The theme of the event last year was 'the magic of kindness and generosity in relationships'. Common sense suggests that a good dose of kindness and generosity in a relationship will foster warmth, closeness and intimacy and help it endure. Indeed, a growing body of research supports this; people enjoy relationships that are kind and generous more than others, and on average those relationships last longer. Read more about this

Knowing this, however, doesn't necessarily make it easier to deliver kindness and generosity when we are actually in a relationship. If we have not grown up in a climate of kindness and generosity (and for many bi & gay men this is the case) we may not know how to offer these things in our current relationships. Our good intentions also often go out the window when we are stressed, upset, annoyed, in conflict or just feeling down in the dumps.

During the event we explored a range of ways to embody the magic of kindness and generosity with each other - that are transferable to intimate friendships and relationships in the wider world. Kindness and generosity are the often overlooked game-changers in intimate relationships.

 

The details

LM@NY16 started with dinner at 6.30 pm on 30 December and finished by 3 pm on 2 January.

 

Booking:

The on-line booking form for Loving Men at New Year '17 will be available at the beginning of July.

 

Bursary Fund:

Assistance for men on low incomes may be available from the Bursary Fund.

Such a good way to see the old year out and the New Year in. It has set me up so well for the year to come.
Alex
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Loving Men: Terms & Conditions


Booking, deposits and final payments

  • 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 more than 6 weeks before the event, we will return your deposit, less a £30 contribution to administrative costs

  • if you cancel 6 weeks to 2 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

  • Loving Men advise you to take out travel insurance to cover yourself for illness, emergency or cancellation


  • Conduct at the event
    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

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