Though our September pride event can sadly no longer happen, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that on 20th June we will be hosting a virtual bi pride event: Bi-Fi Festival!

Streaming on Twitch, this virtual event will be a celebration of bi voices. Tune in to watch thought-provoking discussion panels and enjoy entertainment from a diverse array of performers. Then turn the volume up for a DJ’ed after party! 

SAVE THIS URL: TWITCH.TV/BIPRIDEUK

WHEN: SATURDAY 20TH JUNE, 17:00 – 21:00

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Schedule

TimeEvent
PANELS
17.00PANELS - Section Hosted by Marcus Morgan
17.03PANEL 1 - Bi BAME Empowerment chaired by Sharan Dhaliwal
17.46PANEL 2 - Lockdown & Mental Health chaired by Meg-John Barker
18.29PANEL 3 - UNICORN: Bi, Pan & Trans Respresentation in Arts & Culture charied by Suri Muhkerjee
19.12Chair's Chat - Abigail Kay
CABARET
19.17CABARET - Section hosted by Scaredy Kat & Pussy Kat
19.19Genderfunk - Drag Performance with Esta Ricardo & Gumamela
19.31Nalu - Acoustic Session
19.45Luspinda - Hula Hoop Performance
19.51Victoria Falconer - Bisexual Music Medley
20.05AFTER PARTY - DJ Miller Black
20.57AFTER PARTY - Hot Mess Disco

Information

How can I join in?
Keep following our social channels and we will let you know exactly when and where to go closer to the date and on the date. It will be a virtual link to a live-streamed event.

Is this a free event?
Yes, but donations will be gratefully accepted to keep our community going!

Who will be performing and speaking?
We will be teasing out acts and speakers throughout the weeks so make sure you follow us on social media!

I can’t tune in on the day. Will I be able to watch afterwards?
We will be recording the panels and performances, so if you’re unfortunate to miss the event, you can catch-up on our Bi Pride event.

Is the event suitable for all ages?
Bi Pride UK is family friendly and inclusive at heart. If there are any adult themes in the later performances we will let you know beforehand.

What accessibility will there be in place?
Our Accessibility report is available here

PANELS

Section hosted by:
Marcus Morgan
They / Them | Bisexual Activist Magician | @MischiefMental

PANEL 1 –
Bi BAME Empowerment

Chair –

Sharan Dhaliwal
She / Her | Editor – Burnt Roti Magazine | @peatreebojangle

Panelists –

Angee the Diva
She / Her | Comedian | @AngeetheDiva

Rania Vamvaka
She / Her | Glitter Cymru | @Raniavmk

Vaneet Mehta
He / Him | Programmer & Author | @nintendomad888

Siqi Chong
She / Her | Associate – EY | @siqichong

Organisations Mentioned in this panel

London Bi Pandas
https://www.londonbipandas.com/

Bisexual Index
http://www.bisexualindex.org.uk/

The Summer of Impossibilites by Rachael Allen

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49948337-the-summer-of-impossibilities

 

PANEL 2 –
Mental Health on Lockdown

Chair –
Meg-John Barker
They / Them | Author | @megjohnbarker

Panelists –
Dr Julia Shaw
She / Her | Psychological scientist | @drjuliashaw

Tess Brooks
They / Them | Psychotherapist | @StarlTherapy

Anick Soni
He / Him | Award-winning creative, activist & presenter | @Anickians

Kevin Morosky
He / Him | Creative Director | @kevinmorosky

Organisations Mentioned in this panel

Black African and Asian therapy network BAATN
www.baatn.org.uk

The Mix – Free Essential support to under 25’s
https://www.themix.org.uk/

Black Minds Matter UK
https://www.blackmindsmatteruk.com/

Samaritans
https://www.samaritans.org/

LGBT Switchboard
https://switchboard.lgbt/

PANEL 3 –
Unicorn: Bi & Trans Representation in Arts & Culture

Chair –
Suri Mukherjee
Journalist & Poet | @Surimukherjee

Panelists –
1990s Chris
He / Him | Queer Punk Poet | @1990sChris

Jordan Gray
She / Her | Comedian & Screen Writer | @Talldarkfriend

Kai Hazelwood
She / Her | Creative Director – Good Trouble Makers | @kaihazelwood

Maddie Jones
She / Her | UNICORN Staff Writer & Musician | @littlemissmadrigal


CABARET

Section hosted by:
Scaredy Kat & Pussy Kat
@pusssykatofficial_  @scaredykatofficial

Genderfunk
@esta_ricardo & @genderfunk

Luspinda Hula Hoop Performance
She / Her | @luspinda_

Nalu Acoustic Session
She / Her | @naludez

Victoria Falconer
She / Her | @victoriafalconer


THE AFTER PARTY

DJ Miller Black
She / Her | @djmillerblack

Hot Mess Disco
He / Him | @hotmessdisco

PANELS

The views expressed in the panels are those of the individuals speaking, and do not necessarily reflect those of Bi Pride UK.

PANEL 1 – Bi BAME Empowerment panel

Content notes:

  • Mental health stigmas, uncensored ableist language (‘crazy’) making a point about stigma
  • White supremacy, anti-Black racism, colourism, racism against East Asians
  • Multiple oppressions at the intersection of identities
  • Biphobia and racism in the workplace

 

PANEL 2 – Mental Health on Lockdown

Content notes:

  • Non consensual surgery
  • Suicide reference
  • Biphobia and intersexphobia in medical settings
  • Anti-Black microaggressions
  • Slavery in British history

 

PANEL 3 – Unicorn: Bi & Trans Representation in Arts & Culture

Content notes:

  • Biphobia (including within queer communities, hypersexualisation of bi women,
    describing bi as binary attraction to men and women)
  • Bi erasure in the media
  • Bisexuality
  • Suicide reference

 

CABARET

This part of the show contains mature themes and language,
it is intended for an adult audience and may not be suitable for younger viewers, discretion is advised.

 

Genderfunk

Content notes:

  • Gender stereotyping
  • Drug reference
  • Suicide reference

 

Live Stream Coordinator –
Nathan Rae (He / Him) www.nathanrae.co.uk

BSL Interpreting  –
Max Marchewicz (They / Them) @wheeliequeermerbabe

Music Use

Thanks to –
Am.i (She / Her) @amiofficial and Nalu (She / Her) @naluuuuuu_

Background music –

Background music on Marus Morgan Host sections –
‘Playdate’, ‘Apollo’ & ‘Magic Chime’ from the Youtube Audio Library

Background music on Scaredy and Pussy Host sections – TBC