Birmingham BiFest this Saturday

brumfest-2010-postcardfront-webThere’s a day of celebrating bi life in Birmingham this Saturday as Brum Bi Group hosts the fifth Brum BiFest at the city’s new Birmingham LGBT Centre.

The day runs from 11am to 6pm and is free, but donations are welcome – they will go to the burlesque performers.

The organisers describe the lineup for the day:
– There will be a bring and share lunch, also at the same time for those who want to take part there will be a separate naked afternoon tea.
– There will be a stitch and bitch.
– Creative writing.
– Bi speed date/friend.
– Session (talk based) about light bondage.
– Sexual health talk.
– Burlesque performances, with some bisexual performers.
– Bi Pride jewellery stall.
Note it is a different venue from that used for recent Birmingham BiFests – it is the same location that the Brum Bi Group use to host their monthly Tuesday meetings (more info at www.brumbigroup.org.uk)

This week’s bi meetups

local groupsThis week sees bi meetups in London, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham.

On Monday Bristol group BiVisible Bristol meet up at Cafe Kino, 108 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RU from 7pm.  Look for a purple teapot on the table.

Then on Tuesday it’s Bisexual Underground in London, they meet upstairs at the Blue Posts pub, 81 Newman St W1T 3EU from 8pm

Also on Tuesday in Birmingham the local bi group meets at the Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38/40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ from 7.30pm until 9pm.

Sunday 17th is Manchester‘s regular bi pub coffee meet, at The Vienna Coffee House on Moseley Street from 1pm. Contact Manchester bisexual group BiPhoria for more details.

Birmingham Unveils BiFest

brumfest-2010-postcardfront-webBrum Bi Group have announced this year’s Birmingham BiFest, to be held at the new Birmingham LGBT Centre in November.  It will run from 11am to 6pm on Saturday 30th November.

The organisers say:

“As it currently stands the day’s programme will consist of –

– Creative writing.
– Bi speed date/friend.
– Discussion session about light bondage.
– Sexual health talk.
– Burlesque performances, with some bisexual performers.

– There will be a bring and share lunch, also at the same time for those who want to take part there will be a separate naked afternoon tea.
– There will be a “stitch and bitch” craft space.

“Still to be confirmed
– Bi Trans space.
– Film room.
– Bi Pride jewellery stall.

“While this is still to be a free event, as it has been so successful the past few years, this year as we have performers – any donations made made will go to them.  So tell all your bisexual friends about Brum BiFest! Note this is a strictly 18 and over event, due to the nature of this years content.  For those it may affect there is a lift in the building, that accesses all three floors.”

Also for Brum BiFest regulars, note that this is a different venue from in previous years. It is the same location that the Brum Bi Group use to host their monthly Tuesday meetings.

Join the Bis at Brum Pride – this weekend!

Bi Banner

Working the flag’s colours into a Pride banner

Coming to Birmingham LGBT Pride this weekend? Join the bis on parade!

All people walking in the parade are to be at Victoria Square by 10.45am. This year Brum Bis are listed as entry 38 in the parade but may move up slightly as some groups have not confirmed their places yet.

People walking with Brum Bi Group are encouraged to wear as much purple as they can and banners, flags poi etc are all welcome. Doubt they want fire breathing though! You might want to veer toward sensible shoes its about a 45 minute walk.

On the morning of the parade, a member of Brum Bi Group will be flying the pink, purple and blue Bisexual Pride flag on a 10′ pole so you cannot miss the bi meeting point.

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