BI PRIDE LOCAL

This event has been postponed.

This event has been postponed.

For more information on this decision, please see our thread on twitter.

BiFest Wales / Bi Pride Local 2020
Saturday 16th May 2020 – YMCA Swansea

A one-day bi themed event for bisexual people, people attracted to more than one gender, friends, partners, families, allies and anyone bi supportive whatever their sexual orientation/ sexuality.

The Theatre, YMCA Swansea, The Kingsway, Swansea, SA15JQ
Day: 12 noon – 6 pm | Evening alternative music gig: 7:30 – 11:30 pm

Evening live alternative music gig and social event with DJs: 7:30pm – 11:30pm. First live act: 7:45p

DAYTIME EVENT

12 noon – 6pm | First workshop 12:30pm

workshop | panels, social space | workshops | craft space | workshops | bi, LGBTI+, and community stalls

Free entry for everyone at 2020, as we’re partnering with Bi Pride UK.
No need to pre-register unless you want a stall. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Volunteering, sponsorship, donations, and community information

If you have an idea for a workshop, you want to run for 2020 – bi-related topics / discussion; social or games or getting to know people style workshops; or craft workshops; or want to take part in a bi panel please email us or contact Ele Hicks on FaceBook to discuss.
If you want to volunteer to help out on the day please let us know.

If you’re from an organisation (public sector, third/voluntary sector, trade unions etc.) and want to support us by having a stall please contact us. Stalls are free for bi and LGBTI+ unfunded organisations. 1/2 table stalls are available for £50, and full table stalls for £100.

If you want to donate raffle prizes, refreshments, Welsh translation, printing, or craft supplies these are also needed for the event.
Email: bicymru@yahoo.co.uk

Main room

Registration– starts at 12 noon in the entrance to the main room.

Craft space – Build your own ideal bisexual, colouring books and craft materials, get together and knit or bring your own craft ideas. 
Knit and natter table

Bi stalls and information  – If it’s bi related in the UK and we can get our hands on it then find out about it here. We’ll also be selling bi, pan and poly sexual / romantic silicon wristbands, badges, and other Bi Pride UK merchandise.

Community stalls – Information from equalities groups, LGBTI+ groups, charities, community groups, public services and more.
Please note we have limited space for individual organisations to have their own stalls.

Meet and Mingle table – A space to meet and chat to people you’ve never met before as well as some friendly faces. If you sit at this table it means anyone is welcome to join in conversations. It’s a way to meet new people. Please make newcomers feel welcome in all conversations.

Chill out & Social

Chill out and social space

Refreshments
a selection of hot and cold soft drinks and some cakes, biscuits and snacks are in the room. Please help yourselves. There is a small amount of vegan and gluten free snacks, so please keep these for people with dietary requirements.

Quiet space
The first workshop is held in the Green room. This is at the back of the Theatre through the door to the right of the stage. When the first workshop ends around 1:15 pm this space will become a quiet space during the daytime event. If you need a break from the social room or want somewhere quiet to meditate or pray please feel free to use this room. If you go into the quiet space please be silent or whisper. Organisers will be accessing the room to get water for the refreshments table. This room will be available from 1:15pm to 5:30pm, as it will be used for bands during the evening.

Raffle
Raffle tickets are just 20p each or £1 a strip (5 chances to win!) A list of prizes will be on reception. Pay for tickets on reception or someone will be walking around with tickets on sale.
Can’t be with us until the end? No worries, names and email addresses or phone numbers can be written on the back of tickets and we’ll contact you after BiFest Wales / Bi Pride Local if you’ve won.
All money raised helps to make BiFest Wales / Bi Pride Local a success, and make the 2020 event free entry. Any surplus supports the work of Bi Cymru / Wales (a constituted community group with charitable aims) and Bi Pride UK (a registered charity)

Workshops and panels
There will be a range of workshops and panels in a room next to the theatre, the 2 rooms at the end of the first floor, and in an accessible room on the second floor from 12:30pm until 6pm.
We are grateful to all the volunteers who’ve offered to run workshops. We rely on volunteers to make BiFest Wales a success and to keep entry prices low or free. If you have an idea for a workshop for  BiFest Wales 2020 or want to have a chat about what you could run in 2020 please email us at:bicymru@yahoo.co.uk or come and find Ele on the day if your idea is for 2021.

There will be 2 streams of workshops running throughout the day:

  • Workshops and panels on bisexual issues and topics, activism, campaigns, and other topics
  • Games, getting to know you, and craft workshops

EVENING EVENT

7.30pm - 11.30pm | First act 7.45

Live music event with DJs with an alternative, rock, metal and industrial theme

Free entry in 2020 as part of our partnership with Bi Pride UK

Open to all ages – young people under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult for the evening. Only the adult should go to the bar, even for soft drinks. Please note some acts have explicit lyrics and are parental advisory.  Please bring ID if you’re over 18 and want to purchase drinks at the bar, even soft drinks.

The Theatre, 1st Floor, Swansea YMCA, 1 The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5JQ

Please arrive in plenty of time before the scheduled time for any performer or band you particularly want to see, as timings and the order of acts are subject to change. A bar will be available in The Theatre on the 1st floor of Swansea YMCA. Please bring ID if you look under 25.

Dance floor and seating throughout the night.There will also be a raffle. We’re grateful for their support, as all musicians, bands, acts and DJs are playing for travel expenses only to support the event. Please support them too. Many thanks to our volunteer designer too.

More details coming soon