London BiFest unwrapped

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With three weeks to go, the programme for London BiFest is now available online. During the day, there will be a variety of sessions on themes from gender to bi activism. There will be social space so you can have a drink, a craft corner, and a time-out area with books and magazines. Children are welcome, although not allowed at the sessions.

London BiFest will be held on 16th May in central London.

Birmingham, Manchester and all points between

Bi Community News have launched a shiny new flyer to raise the profiles of both Manchester BiPhoria and Birmingham Bi Group – making it eminently suitable for distribution anywhere in the West side of England between around Kendal and Gloucester.

The glossy A6 leaflet also highlights BCN magazine so is useful for helping people find support and community, even if either group is a little hard to get to.

Available from either bi group, and we’re sure they’d welcome offers to take and distribute them widely!

New Year's Bi Resolution?

If your New Year’s Resolution is to find the bi community, here are some January meeting dates for bi social and support groups around Britian. See you there – and if you’re nervous, remember everyone else was a first-time attendee once too!

Sat 3 Jan – Leeds: Social meet at Arts Café Bar, 42 Call Lane, Leeds (below Duncan St)
Tue 6 Jan – Manchester: Social-support group at LGF, 3rd Floor, 105-107 Princess St Manchester M1 6DD (junction with Bloom St) 730pm. Text: 07941 811 124
Wed 7 Jan – Cambridge: Pub meet, 8pm at the Boathouse, On Chesterton road Cambridge. “Look for the parrot!”
Wed 7 Jan – Glasgow: Social-support group from 8pm at Glasgow LGBT Centre, 84 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LQ
Tue 13 Jan – Birmingham: Social-support group at the HGL Centre 146, 146 Bromsgrove Street in Birmingham (opposite Tesco Express) from 7:30pm
Tue 13 Jan – London: Bisexual Underground pub social, Upstairs bar, The Blue Posts, 81 Newman Street, London, W1T 3EU. 6pm-11pm.
Tue 20 Jan – Manchester: Social pub meet, 8pm, Waterhouse pub next to Town Hall. 07941 811 124.
Wed 21 Jan – Edinburgh: Social-support group, 8pm – 10pm at the LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6TE.

Here's to 2009!

It’s only the first of January and with festivals and conferences through the course of the coming year, already the important bi dates for your diary are piling up!

The UK Bi Activism conference is set for Birmingham in February. Details in the next issue of Bi Community News or watch this space.

The fourth Brighton BiFest is set for 7 March 2009. Details are being finalised – watch brighton.bifest.org for news.

London BiFest is planned for 9 May 2009. As with Brighton, more details when we have them – see also london.bifest.org.

And in Manchester local bi project BiPhoria are also talking about having a “BiFest or fairly similar event” this year, and are talking about April or June.

And in the summer, the biggest event of the year – long weekend bi conference-slash-festival BiCon returns to Worcester on 20 – 24 August.

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