First workshops confirmed – BiFest Wales 2015 – Sat. 9th May, YMCA Swansea, 12 noon-6pm, evening gig from 7:30pm

We are pleased to announced the first 3 workshops confirmed for the daytime BiFest Wales event 2015.

On Saturday 9th May 2015, supported by the YMCA Swansea the event kicks off at 12 noon with a daytime event packed full of craft and social space, community information, refreshments included and workshops till 6pm.

All for free (donations welcome)

The first 3 workshops confirmed are:
All about bisexuality – an introductory workshop at the start of BiFest Wales talking about different definitions of bisexuality, the bi community and events in Wales and the UK. Followed by a chance to ask those awkward questions you always wanted to, but didn’t feel comfortable to ask or didn’t know who to ask or anything you want to know.

Trans* Agony Aunt – Roxy Williams, Transgender in Wales (TiW) – a fun, interactive session with an introductory question and answer, followed by groups of participants having a go at answering trans* themed agony aunt letters. At the end of the session you’ll have a chance to write your own letter to the trans* agony aunt and have it answered by the group.

LGBT Hate Crime – Andrew Davies from Unity Group Wales presents a workshop to help people to identify and recognise LGBT hate crimes and hate incidents in all their forms (e.g. neighbour harassment, low level harassment, verbal abuse) And to encourage people to speak to someone about incidents that they have experienced with a view to increasing reporting. Presentation of the project and topic with a Q&A from the audience.

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

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

We are currently inviting people to submit their workshop suggestions and offers to run workshops in the fun, getting to know you and craft stream, with a title and 1-2 sentence description.
If you’re interested in running a workshop or co-facilitating a workshop with someone else please email: bicymru@yahoo.co.uk

More details on the daytime event, with a range of posters and leaflets you can use to help us promote this important bi community run by Bi Cymru/Wales a constituted community group with charitable aims are here

More details on the evening alternative themed live music event with DJs at BiFest Wales 2015 from 7:30pm until 11:45pm £2 entry all ages are here

There’s also information on access, family and dietary requirements; hotels in the area; maps and venue information; and how to volunteer on the BiFest Wales section of this website


Final live music act confirmed for BiFest Wales 2015 – Sat. 9th May

We’re pleased to announce the final  live music act confirmed for BiFest Wales 2015. This brings to total number of live music acts in the evening to 4!
The evening event takes place after the daytime workshop and social event on Saturday 9th May 2015 at YMCA Swansea, 1 the Kingsway.
Doors: 7:30pm; First act: 8pm; Close: 11:45pm
£2 entry donation all ages.

The new act confirmed is:

Grim Citizens – Punk original and covers
A 3 piece welsh punk rock band with both a male and female vocalist.  Grim Citizens do varied covers as well as originals and are influenced by bands like Reuben and Alkaline Trio.
Check them out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/grimcitizens
And their music can be found here: www.musicglue.com/grim-citizens
and on You tube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsZy_PH-i10w3-nJeC5FOA

We’re grateful to the performers for their support and hope many of you can join us for this amazing event.
More details on the evening can be found here
And on the daytime event here


Posters and leaflets for BiFest Wales 2015 available to download or request copies

BiFest Wales relies on the support of people who are interested, supporters, individuals and organisations to spread the word and get people involved.

Below is a range of leaflets and posters for you to print and display or download and send  by email to your contacts.

If you cannot print in colour on the stipulated size for whatever reason please contact bicymru@yahoo.co.uk and we’ll arrange to meet you or send you copies asap.

We are extremely grateful to anyone who’s happy to give leaflets to their friends, put a poster up at work, or spread the word any way you can.
Please feel free to print posters and leaflets or contact us for copies.

BiFest Wales 2015 – A6 bilingual colour double-sided flyer – (prints 4 per sheet on A4)
BiFest Wales 2015 – A3 bilingual colour poster
BiFest Wales 2015 – A4 Cymraeg (Welsh) colour poster
Bifest Wales 2015 – A4 English colour poster
BiFest Wales 2015 – A6 evening gig flyer – Bilingual double-sided black and white (prints 4 per sheet on A4)
BiFest Wales 2015 – A6 evening gig flyer – Cymraeg (Welsh) black and white – (prints 4 per sheet on A4)
BiFest Wales 2015 – A6 evening gig flyer – English black and white – (prints 4 per sheet on A4)

BiFest Wales 2015 leaflet - front cover photo  BiFest Wales 2015 - A6 leaflet- back side
BiFest Wales 2015 - A4 Cymraeg poster  Bifest Wales 2015 - A4 English poster
BiFest Wales 2015 Evening gig flyer - English  BiFest Wales 2015 Evening gig flyer - Cymraeg

First 3 evening live acts confirmed for BiFest Wales 2015 – Sat. 9th May, 7:30pm, YMCA Swansea

Bi Cymru/Wales are proud to announce the first 3 live music acts for the evening event of BiFest Wales 2015.
On Saturday 9th May 2015 from 7:30pm on the first floor of our supporting venue, YMCA Swansea, the evening event will feature a range of alternative themed live music acts.
All acts are performing for travel expenses only to support BiFest Wales and the bisexual community.
Enty: £2 donation on the door, all ages. Open to all ages, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Open to anyone bi supportive, whatever your sexuality.

The first live music acts announced are:
Catherine Elms – dark cabaret singer-songwriter & pianist
Between Waves – Female-fronted melodic rock.
and DOx (David Flipping) – Experimental Electronic/EBM

They will be supported by DJs Adrian and Draken from Dead of Night (Swansea’s dark alternative night, first Saturday every month in The Scene https://www.facebook.com/deadofnightpromotions) and Off World Promotions (https://www.facebook.com/Off.World.Promotions?fref=ts)playing between the acts so you can continue to dance the night away.

Check them out, including more information and links to their music on our dedicated evening live music event page here

Catherine Elms – dark cabaret singer-songwriter & pianist
Catherine Elms is a singer/songwriter and pianist from Swansea, whose music combines heavy rock, dark cabaret, emotionally-charged melodies and idiosyncratic lyrics. Heavily influenced by Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Amanda Palmer, Catherine’s music has been described as dark, moving, adventurous, and honest.
Check her out: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catherineelmsmusic?pnref=lhc
Website: www.catherineelms.co.uk
Twitter: http://twitter.com/catherineelms
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/blatantblithe

Between Waves – Female-fronted melodic rock.
Between Waves formed in May 2013. Sick of hearing the same old derivative and safe scream verse/ singing chorus format, Between Waves from day one were intent on creating a distinctive, original and powerful sound, with the key word being BIG!!
Between Waves uses tuneful female vocals to create story based compositions that are instantly relatable to even the most stubborn of listener. With a wide variety of songs Between Waves has something for everyone to rock out to.
Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetweenWaves?ref=ts&fref=ts
Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/betweenwaves3
Twitter: https://twitter.com/waves_between @waves_between
You tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHPMnVQNAqM9bYC0QRlnG8Q

DOx (David Flipping) – Experimental Electronic/EBM
Imperfect Music For Imperfect People.
Check DOx out here:
On facebook : https://www.facebook.com/NH2DOx?fref=ts
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/nh2dox
Bandcamp: nh2dox.bandcamp.com
Twitter: twitter.com/DOxNH2 @DOxNH2


BiFest Wales 2015 Confirmed -9th May 2015

We’re pleased to announce BiFest Wales 2015 has just been confirmed.
BiFest Wales will take place on Saturday 9th May 2015.
Daytime 12 noon to 6pm; evening live alternative music and DJs 7:30pm to 11:45pm at YMCA Swansea.
Daytime: Free for under 25s. £2 donation for people over 25, including refreshments
Evening: £2 donation entry all ages.
Daytime: bi-themed, community, craft and fun Workshops, craft area, social space, community information and refreshments during the day.
Evening: DJs and live music from choirs, rock, goth, industrial and alternative acts to be announced.
If you’re interested in volunteering, donating raffle prizes, running a workshop or helping out in any way please email: bicymru@yahoo.co.uk
More details are in the BiFest Wales section of this website and there is a BiFest Wales event in the Bi Cymru/Wales group on FaceBook

 


Bi Cardiff and Bi Swansea dates for 2015

We are happy to announce Bi Cardiff and Bi Swansea continue to meet monthly throughout 2015.
Dates for both groups have been added to the group pages of this website and are announced on the FaceBook groups.
See the Bi Cardiff page or the Bi Swansea page for more details of the groups


Raffle prizes announced for BiFest Wales – Saturday 10th May 2014

Raffle

Raffle tickets are just 20p each or £1 a strip (5 chances to win!) A list of prizes is here and available on the day. Pay for tickets at the registration desk  or someone will be walking around with tickets on sale.
Can’t be with us until the end? No worries, names and 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.

Prizes:

  • Tickets to the AYRIA / INERTIA / DRAKENWERKS / DOX / FAYTH VIOLETTA gig @ FUEL, CARDIFF on 17th June – donated by Off World Promotions
  • £10 Wilkinson gift card – donated by Wilkos
  • £10 voucher for Uplands Diner  – donated by Uplands Diner
  • LC2 prizes
  • 2 bottles of white wine
  • 2 bars of speciality chocolate – donated by The Co-operative Food
  • 1 car steering lock

Thank you to everyone who’s donated prizes.


Workshops announced for BiFest Wales 2014

An exciting variety of workshops, both serious and fun, has been announced for BiFest Wales 2014.

There’s less than 2 weeks to go now until BiFest Wales 2014, Saturday 10th May 2014 – 12 noon until 11:45pm

In the Theatre, first floor, Swansea YMCA, 1 The Kingsway, Swansea we’ll be holding the event, including the live music and DJs evening social and daytime workshops and social event. For more information see the BiFest Wales section of this website or the FaceBook event for Bi Cymru/Wales.

Workshops are:

Time Workshop Room 1 Workshop Room 2
12:30 – 1:15pm Getting to know you – Speed FriendingMeet and Mingle social area – the Theatre
1:30-2:15pm All about bisexuality Craft workshop
2:15-3pm BREAK (refreshments and socialising in the Theatre)
3:15-4pm Bisexual Issues in the Workplace Agony Aunt columns
4:15-5pm Is passing important? Fun and games
5:15-6pm Bisexual issues in education
6:30-7:30pm BREAK BREAK
7:30pm – 11:45pm Live music event and DJs in the Theatre (main Bifest room)

Click here to download more information on each workshop and on the day


Full evening live music event line-up confirmed for BiFest Wales 2014

As plans for BiFest Wales 2014 on Saturday 10th May take shape we’re pleased to announce the live music acts supporting the evening event.

Doors 7:30pm, first band 8pm, finish: Midnight.
£3 on the door (evening only), £4 with daytime event.
A bar will be available in The Theatre on the 1st floor of Swansea YMCA. Please bring ID if you look under 25.

Tutti Fruity – Swansea’s recently formed LGBT friendly choir will be performing a song at the start of the evening.
Check them out at: www.singersrock.com or on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/tuttifruitysingersrock?fref=ts They welcome new members.

This will be followed by:
Kayleigh Emma Morgan  – a solo acoustic singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Check out her music at:http://www.youtube.com/user/KayleighMorganMusic or look up her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KayleighMorganMusic

Then:
Rock of Ages – a Classic Rock band spanning time both musically and ages of the band members (12 to 65)
Check them out at: https://www.facebook.com/rockofages13

And:Etherian – A local 3-piece Melodic Death Metal act, with influences from bands like; Amon Amarth, Dethklok, Dimmu Borgir, Five Finger Death Punch and Trivium. Check them out at:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Etherian/239808486041809?ref=hl or on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/EtherianOFFICIAL

Finishing with:
DrakenWerks – A Welsh Cyber-Industrial artist – will be closing BiFest Wales 2014. Home grown industrial talent.
Check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/drakenwerks?sk=app_178091127385&app_data

With local DJs filling the gaps between live acts and allowing you to continue to dance the night away:

Gwilym – South Wales rock and goth DJ from Dead of Night
David Flipping – recurring DJ at Dead of Night & musician DOx
Feel free to download and share the flyer for this event designed by the fabulous G John Rees. Check him out here:  www.gjohnrees.com

Announcing BiFest Wales 2014

After a successful event in 2013, we’re pleased to announce that BiFest Wales will be returning to Swansea YMCA on Saturday 10th May 2014.

Daytime event 12 noon until 6:30pm

Evening live music and DJ event with an alternative theme 7:30pm until Midnight

Entry: £2 daytime, £3 evening live music event, or £4 both.

Further details announced on the BiFest Wales pages of our website and on Facebook