23/9: time to plan!

Bi Britain

July may have only just arrived but Bi Visibility Day (September 23rd) is just a few short weeks away, so it’s time to start making plans for any awareness-raising events or even just plain social get-togethers. Last year saw a record-breaking level of activity, but there’s no reason why this year there can’t be even more events and press coverage.

If you have any plans, let us know at BiMedia.org (email us on newsdesk@…) so we can share them with the world. We can also pass them on to the UK info page about Bi Visibility Day which carries details of events to mark the date each year.

Happy Celebrate Bisexuality Day!

23 September - it's International Celebrate Bisexuality Day

23 September - it's International Celebrate Bisexuality Day

A fabulous International Celebrate Bisexuality Day to all our readers – it’s ten years since the first “ICBD” was marked. Back then here in the UK the only event to mark the occasion was a half-dozen bis propping up a corner of a bar in Manchester.

This year there are events in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Norwich and Sheffield – and perhaps even the odd one we’ve yet to hear of! Whether you attend one of those events, mark the date by talking about bisexuality to friends or work colleagues, change your facebook photo to a bi ribbon or just privately to yourself – happy bi day!

Birmingham adds to this year's celebrations

23 September - it's International Celebrate Bisexuality Day

23 September - it's International Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Birmingham is the fifth UK city to confirm events for this year’s International Celebrate Bisexuality Day. Local group Brum Bi will have a social meet-up on the evening of the 23rd.

They say:

We shall be running a brief drinkies and then a meal meet to celebrate!

What is it: A few of us meeting for a drink then going onto all you can eat Chinese for £10 meal. Food is suitable for vegans, veggies and meat eaters.

Where is it: Wetherspoons on Hurst Street at first for drinkies between 6 and 7 (http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/pubs/pub-details.php?PubNumber=5609)

Big Wok at 7pmish http://www.bigwok.co.uk/Birmingham-info.asp.

When is it:
* 6pm Wetherspoons
* 7pmish Big Wok.

As it is a work night we don’t anticipate staying out very late, however there may well folks up for hanging out longer!

Who is welcome: Anyone who is bi, or bi friendly.

How will you recognise us:
We will have stuffed toy lions on our table in Wetherspoons. If you would like to be met between 6pm and 6:45 outside Wetherspoons email Natalya on info@brumbigroup.org.uk

Painting Norwich Purple For Bi Day

Hot on the heels of the first Norwich LGBT Pride festival comes the city’s first big party to mark International Celebrate Bisexuality Day.

The event will be at the Norwich Playhouse Bar, St George’s Street, with husband-and-wife DJ 78 and DJ Hilly – DJ 78 plays, well, 78rpm discs, mostly swing, early rock’n’roll, and such – but for this event he promises to mix it up a bit and play a bit of everything from the ’20s til the present day (when did you last see gramophones next to normal record decks?) Hilly plays 7″ singles, predominantly soul, Motown and disco. She will be delivering a ‘high camp’ set… making for a really ‘up’, party atmosphere. There’s also going to be a balloon sculptor, making risque and silly balloon models for partygoers.

Then there’ll be a stall with Pride merchandise and (of course) bi resources. At midnight there’ll be the big announcement that it’s the beginning of Bi Day itself. So: 8pm – 12:30am, 22nd Sept, and best of all… FREE ENTRY!

Smutty Storytelling for Celebrate Bisexuality Day

How better to mark International Celebrate Bisexuality Day on 23rd September than with Bisexual Smutty Storytelling, and a bit to eat beforehand.

That’s what the Sheffield Bi Group have lined up with the fabulous Jacqueline Applebee, all the way from London for your delectation!

Bisexuals, friends and allies welcome!

Venue: Coop cafe on London Rd, Sheffield
Time 7-10pm

Sheffield group say, “The cafe will have yummy food at reasonable prices. You can bring your own wine (£2 corkage) and stories will start from 8.30pm.”

The event is free, but donations for Jacqui’s travel costs for coming up from London would be welcomed.

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