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Bis gather in Swansea this weekend for BiFest

Bi WalesThis Saturday – 10th May – sees a big BiFest festival in Swansea from 12 noon until 12 midnight.

During the day there will be:

  • A set of workshops themed around bisexuality and related issues
  • A set of workshops themed around fun and games and getting to know other people
  • A craft space with materials and craft workshops
  • Bi and community information stalls
  • Meet and mingle social space
  • Refreshments
  • Raffle

All at 1st Floor, YMCA Swansea, 1 The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5JQ

Entry: £2 daytime only, £3 evening live music event only, £4 for both (paid together). Under 15s free, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The organisers add:

BiFests are one-day events celebrating bisexuality, for bisexuals and bi-friendly people. Originating in London, it has now spread to several other UK locations.

Wales has had a BiFest since 2010, although it was originally in Cardiff in 2010 and 2011. After a year off in 2012 BiFest Wales has moved to Swansea, where the support of Swansea YMCA has helped us to keep entry prices down and make the event affordable.

After a successful, if small event, on 5th October 2013 BiFest Wales returns to Swansea YMCA on Saturday 10th May 2014.

Full details are below and on the website www.bicymru.org.uk and on the FaceBook event here: www.facebook.com/events/1411741895752183/

Community groups, charities and public sector organisations are welcome to bring along 1 or 2 types of leaflets for the community information area of the daytime event.

We’re also looking for volunteers and raffle prizes.

BiFest Wales – Saturday 10th May 2014

Daytime workshop, social and information event

Registration from 12 noon. First workshop 12:30pm. 6:30pm finish.
The Theatre, 1st Floor, Swansea YMCA, 1 The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5JQ

Entry: £2 daytime only. £4 if you pay for the daytime and evening events together. Pay on the door.
Babies, children and young people under 15 welcome with a responsible adult and get free entry.
Includes refreshments throughout the daytime event.

During the day there will be:

  • A set of workshops themed around bisexuality and related issues
  • A set of workshops themed around fun and games and getting to know other people
  • A craft space with materials and craft workshops
  • Bi and community information stalls
  • Meet and mingle social space
  • Refreshments
  • Raffle

The first workshops we have confirmed are:

12:30pm – Getting to know you (speed friending) – an informal, facilitated way to meet the other people coming to BiFest Wales and start conversations. At the meet and mingle social space in the Theatre

3:15pm – Bisexuality in the workplace – facilitated by Kate Chatterjee-Williams, workplace officer, Stonewall Cymru

1:30pm – All about bisexuality

5:15pm Bisexual issues and education

Craft workshop

BiFest Wales 2014 – evening live music and DJ party/gig

Doors 7:30pm. First live music act: 8pm. Ends: 12 midnight.

Entry: £3 evening only, or £4 for day and evening events. Pay on the door.
There will be a bar in the Theatre, open throughout the evening.

An exciting variety of live music and local DJs are supporting BiFest Wales 2014.

These include:

  • Tutti Fruity – Swansea-based LGBT friendly choir
  • Kayleigh Emma Morgan – Solo acoustic singer/songwriter/guitarist
  • Rock of Ages – Classic Rock band spanning time both musically and ages of the band members (12 to 65)
  • Etherian – 3-piece Melodic Death Metal band
  • Drakenwerks – Welsh Cyber-industrial act

Will I be welcome at BiFest Wales?

BiFest Wales welcomes anyone bi-supportive. Although BiFests are bisexual community events, themed around bisexuality and promoting a safe, inclusive space with discussions around bisexuality, we welcome anyone who’s supportive of bisexuality and bi people. This includes:

  • Bi people
  • People who are questioning or think they may be bi
  • People who use a different term or no term
  • Partners
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Organisations
  • Allies
  • And anyone who’s interested in coming along and learning more or sharing in the event, whether bi, lesbian, gay, straight, or another term.

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