We are sorry to report that the BiFest-style event in Sheffield scheduled for this Saturday, June 30th, has been cancelled.
The fifth one-day Bi Community event in Manchester will be held on 21st July.
This year’s Manchester BiFest follows similar events in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006 (the gap there was due to bi activists being busy bringing BiCon to Manchester for 2004)
The programme has yet to be finalised, and as a community led D-I-Y event the organisers are encouraging the wider bi community to help shape the agenda for the day.
The website for the event is now live at manchester.bifest.org
Sheffield’s Bi Day programme has been published at last.
This is a one day event full of workshops, discussion, fun and socialising for bisexuals, their partners and the bi-curious. All are welcome regardless of gender, sexuality, age, location etc. The organisers are sensitive to the fact that not all people are necessarily out / open about their sexuality and the organisers intend to provide a safe and discreet space where people can relax and enjoy themselves.
Due to space constraints at the Centre, registering in advance is essential.
Date: Saturday 30 June, 2007.
Venue: Centre for HIV & Sexual Health,
22 Collegiate Crescent,
Time: 11.00am to 5.30pm (+ evening social event)
Programme Read more
Britain’s biggest trades union, Unison, recently expanded its lesbian and gay section to include bi and trans members. Following from that, their second bi networking event will be held on Friday, 13th July – in London. They say:
“Are you a bisexual member of UNISON?
~ Do you want more information on our National Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) conference?
~ Have you been considering getting more involved in our LGBT groups, but not sure how?
~ Do you know what UNISON does for Bi members?
~ What are your key campaigning concerns â€“how can UNISON better support you?
Why not meet with and share your views with other Bi members? Meeting Friday 13th July 2007 in London: 10.30am to 1pm with a buffet lunch provided from 1pm to 2pm.
UNISON members can attend without having to â€˜come outâ€™ to their local branch as their travel expenses and booking form will be processed confidentially by the LGBT Assistant National Officer at the Membership Participation Unit.”
If you want to register for this year’s UK BiCon at the cheaper rate, visit http://www.bicon2007.org.uk/bicon/registration/ now — the prices go up on 31 May!