Cardiff’s Big Date

Bi Wales logoThe second Cardiff BiFest is set for the start of next month – Saturday, 5th March.

The organisers promise a one-day (now annual!) event run by Bi Cymru/Wales, Bi Cardiff and Bi Swansea bringing bisexual people, their friends, allies and anyone interested in bisexuality together for a day of workshops around bisexuality and related issues, community stalls and craft and social space followed by an evening social event.

When: Saturday 5th March 2011. Workshops 12 noon until 6pm, followed by an evening social
Where: Cardiff University Students’… Union 4th floor
Price: £5 unwaged, £10 waged – all proceeds go to continuing to run BiFest Wales and to local bi groups in Wales.
No need to register, just turn up on the day.

Workshops will include:
– finding the bisexuals and groups in Wales and the UK;
– gender binaries – what does it mean to be trans?;
– community interaction – bi communities and non-bi communities working together;
– allies and friends;
– fitting and misfitting in the bi community;
– fun and games
– and many more.

Join the FaceBook event or email to receive updates as details are confirmed, and do pass details about this event on to anyone you think may be interested.

If you are interested in running a workshop please email biCymru@yahoo.co.uk. BiFest Wales is entirely run by volunteers, if you want to help out in any way let them know. The event is being supported by Cardiff University LGBT+ society

BiFest Manchester: The Plan!

Manchester BifestManchester bi group BiPhoria host a day for bis and our friends this Saturday, the 22nd January. Manchester BiFest will bring together workshops and art / craft spaces, and celebrate sixteen years of the group’s work – and the timetable for the day is now public so we know what to expect!

What’s more the day will be free to attend thanks to funding from CFGM grassroots funding – though donations to the group no doubt very welcome!

The agenda is on the event website here.

The event will be at the new Lesbian & Gay Foundation building, at 5 Richmond Street in the city’s gay village.

BiPhoria launched at the end of 1994 following the coming together of the local bi men’s and bi women’s groups: other bi projects have run in the intervening years in Manchester but often it has been the only bi group across the city in that time.

You can find out more about the group on their website.

This week

There’s plenty going on in bi Britain this week.

Tonight it’s the second bi bi baby adult club night of the year in Romford.

Tuesday it’s bi social night for the Manchester folks, meeting at the Waterhouse pub from 730pm. At the same time in Swansea the local group there will be meeting – email BiSwansea1@yahoo.co.uk for more details – and then they will be having a pub social from 8.30.

Wednesday is the turn of both Oxford and Edinburgh bis to get together. Oxford meet at The Castle Tavern. 24 Paradise Street from 7.30, while the Edinburgh posse meet at the LGBT centre from 8pm.

And next Saturday will be the Manchester BiFest, marking sixteen years of local group BiPhoria.

Busy week – let us know if there’s anything we have missed out!

Manchester gets celebratory

Manchester bi group BiPhoria will be having a day of bi fun in a little over a week, on the 22nd January. Manchester BiFest will bring together workshops and art / craft spaces, and celebrate sixteen years of the group’s work.

The event will be at the new Lesbian & Gay Foundation building, on Richmond Street in the city’s gay village.

BiPhoria launched at the end of 1994 following the coming together of the local bi men’s and bi women’s groups: other bi projects have run in the intervening years in Manchester but often it has been the only bi group across the city in that time. You can find out more about the group on their website.

BrumFest

Birmingham’s Nightingale Club played host to the second Birmingham BiFest yesterday, including probably the first display of Morris dancing at a UK bi event. Organised by Brum Bi Group, the day featured as part of Birmingham’s annual LGBT “Shout” festival.

The programme included discussions on bi spaces, living as bi in a gay/straight world, and bi books, along with a re-run of last year’s hugely popular safer sex workshop (“safer sex supplies – have a fondle!”), and a session of bi-robics exercises.

With guests from as far afield as Yorkshire, Lancashire and the south coast, it had a warm, friendly atmosphere. Go Brum Bis!

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