Tomorrow (Sat 12th) is Birmingham BiFest, a day out for bis, partners, friends and allies, being held at the Nightingale club on Kent Street. It’s being organised by Brum Bi Group as part of the city’s SHOUT festival.
The daytime event will run 11am – 5pm and timetabled sessions include:
12pm – Safe[r] sex
1pm – Bring and share buffet lunch – some supplied but please bring along and add to.
2pm – Bi speed dating, whether you want to find a potential date or just new friends
3pm – Knitting workshop.
– Bi Community News (Britain’s biggest-selling bi magazine) will be there with a stall: get (or renew) your subscription!
– There will be a craft corner and Glitter tattooing.
– Silly group games.
– And a Raffle
– A separate Evening event – 7pm – 9pm at The Wellington Hotel on Bromsgrove Street.
– There will be a performance from Chrissie Daz, which is a classy alternative drag act.
– Music and games
The event is free but please note due to venue restrictions is for ages 18+ only. There’s a Facebook page for the event too.
Tuesday night is a busy night for bi groups with Birmingham, London and Sheffield local groups all having meetings lined up for November 8th.
Saturday has the Brighton Bothways coffee meetup, while also this Saturday is the third Birmingham BiFest
A week Saturday is Brum BiFest: a one-day get-together for bi people and our allies.
BiFest is about celebrating and exploring bisexuality in the form of bi-friendly surroundings where there are workshops, discussion sessions and chill out spaces. This year’s programme is not yet out but we understand will feature favourites from last time – morris dancing and bi-robics – plus speed dating and community stalls.
As last time, it will be at the Nightingale Club – Essex House, Kent Street, Birmingham B5 6RD, Saturday 12th November – from 11am to 430pm.
There is lift access up to and adapted-toilets on the middle floor of the Nightingale. The venue is about 10 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street and 15 minutes walk from the other mainline rail stations in Birmingham.
The bisexual lion drew a great crowd of bis to the first Brum Bi Coffee meeting today.
Planting the bisexual flag firmly on the table it’s set a new regular date on the bi map – so in your diary mark the Coffee Lounge for the fourth Sunday of each month.
Or just follow them on Twitter for reminders.
We’re delighted to report the first Brum Bi Coffee meet-up. It’ll be tomorrow, Sunday, from 1.30pm at the Coffee Lounge (opposite New Street Station) .
The organisers say, “look for the lion!” – like many bi groups, they have a lion motif, so if you see some people a cuddly lion toy on the table, that’ll be them.
They’re on twitter as @brumbicoffee