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Loving Men | Connections Festival Online

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Connections Festival Online
23 - 24 May 2020

 

The Loving Men Connections Festival, an extravaganza exploring intimacy and connection for gay, bi and queer men, has moved online. (It was originally due to take place at the Clapham Omnibus Theatre in south London.)

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The Connections Festival Online will bring together a programme of stimulating workshops, talks and discussions, as well as virtual tea breaks and hangout time.

We'll use all our creativity to bring you informative, experiential, and inspiring workshops – that help you develop connections with yourself, with others and with the developing Loving Men community.

We will need some time to craft the programme as not everything intended for the Clapham festival will translate to an online forum.

And we’ll also include workshops that weren't originally scheduled but which the new format enables us to include - with facilitators from overseas for example and on topics that really suit an online platform. If you have ideas or people you'd like to propose, do let us know!

Please bear with us as we put together an exciting and intimate schedule for the event.

Passes

Passes are available for the whole Festival or for one day. We also have concessionary passes for people on low incomes and a ‘pay what you can’ pass for people in financial hardship.

  • 2-day standard pass: £95.00
  • 1-day standard pass: £55.00
  • Low-income 2-day pass: £45.00
  • "Pay-What-You-Can" pass: as agreed

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More information about Zoom

Zoom is simple, clear and dynamic way to connect with others all across the planet, from the comfort of your own home. You need a phone, tablet, lap-top or computer to participate and a reasonably good wifi connection. There are a couple of links to videos about using Zoom below.

You don't need to have a Zoom account to join the a meeting. See here for info on how to join.

You will need to install the Zoom application/software the device you are using:
For a laptop or desktop
For Apple iphone or iPad
For Android mobile or tablet

In case you're unfamiliar with Zoom, their Getting Started page is here and there are helpful videos by them here. You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom.

 

We welcome all gay, bi, queer and trans men who love men and who want to develop their capacity to love other men. We particularly encourage participation from: Black, Asian and ethnic minority men; men with disabilities; HIV positive and negative men; younger and older men; trans men and non-binary people - who are attracted to men.

 

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Residential Events

Non-residential Events

Booking, deposits, final payments and cancellation

  • 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 6 weeks or more before the event, we will return your deposit, less a £30 contribution to administrative costs
  • if you cancel between 2 and 6 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

  • Booking, payments and cancellation

  • fees are payable in full at the time of booking
  • if you cancel your place 6 weeks or more before the event, we will return your fee, less a £30 contribution to administrative costs
  • if you cancel between 2 and 6 weeks before the event, we will return 50% of your fee
  • if you cancel within 14 days of the start of the event, Loving Men reserve the right to retain your full fee

  • Insurance

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

     

    Conduct at Events

    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