Draft workshop timetable released – BiFest Wales 2019 Saturday 11th May

BiFest Wales single A6 leaflet - front side - logo and name

We’re pleased to release the draft workshop timetable and details for the daytime event at BiFest Wales

BiFest Wales 2019
Saturday 11th May 2019
The Theatre, 1st Floor, Swansea YMCA, 1 The Kingsway, Swansea
12 noon until 6pm – daytime workshop, social, craft, and information space.

Entry: £2
Pay on the door (at the entrance to the Theatre on the first floor) only, no advance tickets
Under 16s FREE entry. Must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Evening event – doors: 7:30pm, first live act 7:45pm, ends 11:45pm. Entry: £4 (Under 16s free. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult) – more information on the evening event is here.

Day and evening entry: £5 if paid together.

Workshop timetable
The draft workshop timetable is now available. Please note this is provisional and subject to change before BiFest Wales

12:30 – 1:15pmAll about bisexuality –  in the Green Room, through the door to the right of the stage in the Theatre (off the main BiFest room)
1:15 – 2pmBREAK (refreshments and socialising in the Theatre).Knit and natter at the craft table
 Workshop Room 1 – end of the hall leftWorkshop Room 2 – end of the hall
2pm – 2:45Being Bi in the Workplace – Bi yn y gweithleFitting and mis-fitting in bi communities
3pm – 3:45Being a bi ally (open to bi people too)Games
4pm – 4:45Living as bi in a gay and straight worldMake your own lollipop photo frame – at the craft table
5pm – 5:45Coming Out – bi people’s experiencesTrans* and Bi Agony Aunt
6 -7:30pmBREAK for sound check – Only organisers and performers stay.
7:30pm – 11:30pmLive alternative music gig and DJs in the Theatre (main BiFest room)

More details on each workshop are on our website page for the event http://www.bicymru.org.uk/bifest-wales/daytime-workshop-and-social-event/

Main room (the Theatre) – all day
Registration – starts at 12 noon in the entrance to the main room. Please note you need to register and pay the £2 entry fee (£5 day and evening together), or register for free entry for under 16s, to receive a badge and be allowed into workshops or 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.
Bisexual information zone – If it’s bi related in the UK and we can get our hands on it then find out about it here.
Community information zone – Information from equalities groups, LGBT groups, charities, community groups, public services and more. Please note we have limited space for individual organisations to have their own stalls, all information is together on a few tables at the side of the room, except for a few stalls for organisations that support or sponsor the event. Contact us for information about booking a stall and being listed as a support from £50 to £150.
Sponsors and supporter’s stalls- Pride Cymru are our main sponsor for BiFest Wales 2019. Stonewall Cymru are supporting us by having a stall at the event and running a workshop. LGBT Welsh Labour are supporting us by having a stall. Please make them feel welcome and pop by their stalls. We really appreciate their support.
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 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 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 if you’ve won.
All money raised helps to make BiFest Wales a success, keep entry prices down and any surplus supports the work of Bi Cymru/Wales, Bi Cardiff and Bi Swansea, which are constituted community groups with charitable aims.

If you have an idea for a workshop for this year we’re happy to change the workshop timetable. Please email us at bicymru@yahoo.co.uk asap.
If you’re part of a charity, community group, trade union, or public sector organisation please send us 1 or 2 types of leaflets for your organisation for the community information tables.

We still have sponsorship and supporters opportunities available including stalls, and donating Welsh translation, refreshments, raffle prizes, stationery, craft supplies, and other supplies. Please email
bicymru@yahoo.co.uk asap.