BiCon’s planning a Ball

bicon-2015-logo2This year’s BiCon Ball theme has been announced by the 2015 team.

BiCon’s fabulous Saturday night Ball is always much anticipated. This year, we’ll excel ourselves. Inspired by our Nottingham location, the theme is “The Magic Forest”.

As part of this year’s theme, there’ll be…

  • A Mysterious Magician doing actual magic
  • The Magic Forest treasure trail
  • Trees of gifts and blessings
  • A giant dressing-up box
  • Forest snacks, including plenty of cake.

For those who like to wear a costume, some ideas:

  • Animals: wolves and wild boar, woodpeckers and jaguars
  • Trees, plants and flowers from forests around the world
  • Magical beings: dryads, gnomes, faeries, goblins
  • Characters from forest stories: Robin Hood, Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, A Midsummers’ Night’s Dream.

The organisers add that they need:

  • Crafters and artists to help with decor
  • Body painters and performers
  • Help getting hold of real or fake foliage
  • Outdoor fairy lights
  • People to help set up on the day.

Please email if you can help.

The Saturday night party has had a theme each year since the 2003 and 2004 teams decided in parallel to incorporate that for their BiCon Saturday plans.

Dressing for the theme isn’t obligatory but perhaps a third of attendees do.

Find out more here.


Help promote BiCon 2015

BICON-ljBiCon Nottingham have printed a big pile of flyers – can you help distribute them?

The A6 (postcard) size leaflets are ready to go, they just need homes to go to.  Leaflet racks in community centres, LGBT venues, bookshops, noticeboards, or wherever else you might think up.  Be sure to ask the venue first though!

The team will post you some for free. Just fill in the flyer request form

Meet bis in Bristol, London, Brum, Leeds, Manchester & Nottingham!

lioncakeThere are lots of opportunities to meet other bisexuals around the UK this week!

On Monday from 7pm Bristol BiVisible will be meeting at Cafe Kino, Stokes Croft: pop in and look for the table with the purple teapot.

Tuesday sees bi meets in London and Birmingham.  In Birmingham Brum Bis meet at the LGBT Centre from 7.30pm. London‘s Bisexual Underground meet at the Blue Posts pub, 81 Newman Street, W1T from 6pm til late.

A new up-and-coming bi group meets on Wednesday. Leeds‘ new bi group has its second meeting at the Mesmac centre from 7pm. Colchester bis meet at the Outhouse would normally be that night but they have had to cancel this month – they’ll be back in December.

Nottingham BiTopia meet on Thursday from 7pm at the Lord Roberts pub on Broad Street. Look for the table with a rubber duck!

Rounding the week off, Manchester‘s regular bi coffee meetup is at the Vienna coffee house from 1pm on Mosley Street. No ducks this time – look for the cuddly lion!

Meet bis in Manchester, Colchester, Nottingham or Brighton this week

local groupsWant to meet other bi folk? Here are some upcoming bi meets around the UK to go to!

Tuesday sees the main monthly meeting of Manchester BiPhoria, at the LGF community centre on Richmond Street – from 7.30pm sharp.

Colchester’s new bisexual social group has its second meeting this Wednesday. The group meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the town’s Outhouse centre – 19 East Hill, Colchester CO1 2QX. 7pm sharp!

On Thursday it’s the turn of flourishing Nottingham bi group BiTopia, who meet from 7.30pm at The Lord Roberts pub on Broad Street (NG1 3AN). Look for the table with the rubber duck on it.

Finally Brighton BothWays meet at Red Roaster, 1D St James’s Street, for coffee and chat on Saturday from 3pm.


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