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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
8:43 am
We're pleased to announce that the London BiFest website now has details of our sessions and of the two photo projects that will be running during the day!
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
11:00 am
In what I think is a first for London BiFest, we have taken out a paid advert! It's in QX magazine and it should be available this weekend, so if you're in town and near somewhere gay, do pop in and pick up a few copies? The ad's offering a pound off entry, too. 
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
8:56 am


London BiFest is on Saturday June 23rd and we're looking for volunteers - to be on the registration desk, to help set up and tidy up, to be welcoming faces to new people and, potentially, to help run sessions*. If you're interested in any or all of the above, please comment or email info@london.bifest.org - helping out is an easy way to contribute to your community and a great way to meet new people.

(Disclaimer: not volunteering is fine too. We promise we will not throw soft fruit at people who do not respond to this message. However, if you do volunteer we will provide effusive gratitude and possibly sweets. Please note that London BiFests can go down as well as up.)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
11:36 pm
Oxford Bifest 2012 - would you like to help?
Hello all,

Oxford Bifest 2012 is coming up on 31st March. It's at the East Oxford Community Centre from 11am to 11pm. It's aimed at bisexual and bi-friendly people and their friends and allies. Tickets will be £5 and the event will run from 11am to 11pm. After 6.30pm there will be a disco. There's a Facebook event here if you like that sort of thing. The event is open to over 18s (because there's a bar).

We would like to run some group sessions - could be discussions, workshops, activties, all sorts of formats are fine (I'm calling them all 'workshops' for the purpose of this message, though!).

The venue has two spaces - one will be for workshops and one will be for general social space/everything else, so only one workshop will run at a time.

I've lined up 5 slots of 45 minutes each, between 11.30am and 6.30pm (long lunch break in there, and I'm scheduling 15-minute changeover periods in case things overrun). We'd really like to include some basic 'bisexual community 101/finding other bisexuals/this is your first bi event' content, so if you feel up for running something like that please please get in touch.

Otherwise, please suggest anything you feel is relevant and interesting to potential attendees that you would like to run. If you want to run something but not on your own, let me know and I will see if I can find someone to help you out.

Please email me (Lucy) at oxbifestvolunteers@gmail.com to let me know what you'd like to do and we can discuss details.

If you would like to help us but don't want to run a session, we could use some help staffing the registration desk and generally being an official Friendly Face. If you'd like to do that, please also let me know on the address above.

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know!


(P.S. Apologies if you see this message elsewhere - I want to get the word out as widely as possible!)
Monday, October 4th, 2010
4:44 pm
Do you have any photos of Brighton Events?
Brighton BothWays is 7 years old this month which we are very proud about. We're waning to put together a picture history of the group and so i was wondering if any of you have photos of any Brighton events including our BiFests? If you do have pictures to share please get in touch either here or by emailing info@brightonbothways.org.uk
And if you can check with anyone in the picture if they would be happy for us to put it online that would be great (otherwise we can just collect pictures in an virtual album for group members and other known people)

I don't out our regular group events up here every month because i think that would get boring for non-locals. But if you are ever in the Brighton area guests are very welcome:
We have a Talky Space on the first thursday of each month 6:30-8:30pm (the first half hour is reserved for newcomers the everyone is welcome from 7pm) at Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF
our CoffeeMeet on the second saturday every month 3-5pm at the Red Roaster Coffee House, 1D St James’s Street, Brighton BN2 1RE
and our Pub Meet is on the fourth thursday, 7-10pm at Church Street Bar 112 Church Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UD

Current Mood: geeky
Thursday, April 1st, 2010
3:27 pm
Thank YOU from Oxford BiFest

We are delighted to say that 83 people turned up for Oxford BiFest and we have been flooded with positive feedback for our event. Thank you to everyone who turned up – your participation was key to our success! Since our costs were covered and the venue was happy with us, it looks extremely likely that there will be an Oxford BiFest 2011! Hooray!

We are also pleased to announce that our raffle earned £75 for BiCon’s Helping Hand Fund. Thank you to all who donated items and bought tickets!

Thank you dr_jen   for securing our venue. Thank you to uberredfraggle  for offering accommodations and sorting Reception. Thank you to all the volunteers who sat at Reception and played gopher for us! Thank you to xmakina  for coordinating our web presence. Thank you to cheshcat  for programming, designing flyers and signage, and doing most of our printing. Thank you to everyone who helped with publicity and outreach, especially softfruit  who kindly tucked our flyers into BCN issues!

Thank you to the people who ran workshops:  the_amazing_louanarchist_nomadbunnypipcheshcat, darkfloweruk,   miss_amaranth and oilrig.

A humongous THANK YOU goes out to d_floorlandmine . Your set choices were excellent —so many fantastic songs! You had an enthusiastic and appreciative audience on the dance floor, plus many folks who were listening in from the sidelines. We have received a lot of positive feedback explicitly about your DJing and are immensely grateful that you are part of our community!

Lastly, thank you to the whole Oxford BiFest 2010 team: anarchist_nomad, bunnypip, cheshcat, dr_jen, miss_amaranthuberredfraggle  and [info]xmakina.

We are grateful that so many of you filled out our Feedback Form. If you didn’t have a chance to do so, please feel free to leave some feedback via our anonymous form at http://bifest.bisexual-oxford.org.uk/feedback/ or please email your comments to info@bisexual-oxford.org.uk.

Please let us remind you that the Bisexual Oxford Meetups are the third Wednesday of every month at the Brewery Gate, and other social events will be on offer throughout the year. Please visit http://bisexual-oxford.org.uk or http://community.livejournal.com/bisexual_oxford for more information.

If we don’t see you at an Oxford event, we hope you’ll all be at BiCon 2010 or another BiFest soon!

Best regards,
The Oxford BiFest 2010 Team

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, October 2nd, 2009
3:57 pm
Manchester's turn
Lest it have slipped you by in BCN, bimedia.org, facebook and such:

http://manchester.bifest.org/ - tomorrow from 1pm to 7(ish).


1pm Open - 1.45: Tea, coffee

1.45pm - 2.30pm Welcome / mixer games. Get to meet people!
Or Bi UK: A quick tour

2.30 - 3.00pm break for food etc

3.00 - 4.15 Workshops: either How Bisexual Are You? Kinsey, Klein and More
or Being bi in a gay and straight world

4.30 - 5.30 Workshops: either Coming out again
or Activism, Volunteering, Getting Involved!

5.45 - 6.45 Workshops: either Our Bi History
or Relationships 101
Monday, July 13th, 2009
7:08 pm
Hi all

The next bi/alt family meetup will be on Sunday July 19th at 2.30pm till about 4.30-5pm. Details:Collapse )
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
4:04 pm
London pride - final details...
Final details here for London Pride this Saturday - in short, meet on Baker Street from 12 noon for the parade, or contact s.foxed@gmail.com if you'd like to help out staffing the stall instead.

Sorry to cross-post. Feel free to enthuse in your personal journals - it's going to be a cracker.
Monday, June 29th, 2009
10:50 pm
Bi picnic
So this Saturday at 3pm there will be a Bi (Parenting) Picnic in St James' Park, off the Mall. Do come! More details: Read more...Collapse )

Current Mood: parental and proud
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
1:26 pm
Oh to be Bisexual, now that July's arrived...
Click here for Pride events round the UK in July, including Derby, London, Nottingham, Norwich, Huddersfield and (just sneaking into August) Leeds.

All of them hopping with bisexuals! Join biatpride.livejournal.com for more info. Sorry I've cross-posted.
Sunday, June 21st, 2009
8:52 am
Bi parenting
Pleased to report that the first bi/alt parenting meetup yesterday went well - we had 9 adults and 6 kids in all, I think, it didn't rain, and Coram's Fields was as good as I remembered. It would be a good place to meet again, especially over the summer.

If you were there, thank you! If not, why not come to the Bi Family Picnic after Pride on July 4th - about 3pm in St James' Park off the Mall, look for the purple. All welcome, as long as you're child-tolerant.

Current Mood: pleased
Thursday, June 18th, 2009
10:09 pm
Just a reminder: bi parenting meetup on Saturday, details here! If you can't make it there will be more on July 4th and 19th.
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
10:12 pm
As some of you will remember, we had diversity feedback forms at London BiFest this year as well as holding a diversity panel. There will at some point be written-up minutes for the panel, but in the meantime, here are the results of the questionnaire: Read more...Collapse )
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009
2:02 pm
Family meet
Hi all

The first bi/alt family meetup will be on Saturday June 20th at 2pm 1.30pm at Coram's Fields, Guildford Street, London WC1N 1DN. It's a shortish walk from King's Cross, or the nearest tube station is Russell Square.

Coram's Fields is a free playground and park with activities for all ages, plus a vegetarian cafe. It's open till 7pm so we should have plenty of time there (not that we'll necessarily stay there till closing).

The one constraint on Coram's Fields is that you have to have a child with you to get in. So if you're lacking a child but want to join us, give me an email and arrange to meet us outside. (You can also email if you want my mobile number so you can find us inside.)

Hope to see a few people there! If you can't make this one, the next one will be a post-Pride picnic on St James' Park on July 4th - all welcome.

Current Mood: parental
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
2:24 pm
Bi/alt family meets

Update on bi parenting meetups: there's going to be a meetup in June now too.

Dates for meetups are Sat June 20th (somewhere in London, details aren't confirmed yet); Sat July 4th after the Pride parade (probably hanging out at St James' Park); Sunday July 19th (somewhere in London, details aren't confirmed yet).

More: Read more...Collapse )

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
2:32 pm
Bicon online registration and payment is now live
You can now register and pay (via Paypal) at http://bicon2009.org.uk/registration Early-bird prices apply till July 13th.

More Bicon goodness, including Bicon at PrideCollapse )
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
11:12 am
Bi parenting - cross-posted
I'd like to arrange a 'bi parents meet-up' - which would extend to basically anyone bi-friendly who likes kids and wants to come along, but is specifically targeted at bi/alternative parents and their children.

The first one will be on Saturday July 4th after the Pride march. Some of us are going on the march (probably with our children) but the Trafalgar Square festival afterwards isn't especially child-friendly, so after the march I suggest that we head to St James Park, which is nearby, and hang out there. I'll post specific time-and-place details later, but this is a heads-up about the plan.

I'm also planning a meet-up on Sunday July 19th, details to be arranged.

(This is crossposted to drunkmidgets, which is an alt parenting community I created. It hasn't been used much recently but can always be resurrected, so do join if you want to.)
Monday, May 18th, 2009
7:39 am
I love this comic strip and the current story line is making me go squee

Girls with Slingshots:- Bi Friendly
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
12:32 pm
Thank you very much to everyone who came to BiFest yesterday! I thought it went well. If you were there, feel free to announce yourself in the comments to this entry, if you'd like, or maybe post to the community yourself.

One thing that came out of the event from talking to people was the definite need for a bi families meet-up, so I'm planning to arrange that sometime soon - maybe June or July? All will be welcome - I'll post here about it when I have more details.

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