Daytime workshop and social event 2019

BiFest Wales 2015 leaflet - front cover photo

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. Just come on the day and pay on the door, no need to pre-register unless you want a stall.
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.

Volunteering, sponsorship, donations, and community information

If you have an idea for a workshop you want to run for 2019 – bi-related topics/discussion; social or games or getting to know people style workshops; or craft workshops 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. Sponsorship and supporter opportunities and stalls are available from £50 to £150.
If you want to donate raffle prizes, refreshments, Welsh translation, printing, or craft supplies these are also needed for the event.
Organisations can also send us 1 or 2 types of leaflets maximum for the community information area for free.

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.

There will be a range of workshops in a room next to the theatre and the the 2 rooms at the end of the first 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. If you have an idea for a workshop for  BiFest Wales 2019 or want to have a chat about what you could run in 2019 please email us or come and find Ele on the day if your idea is for 2020.

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

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

Workshops for BiFest Wales 2019

Workshops will be posted here and on the BiFest Wales Facebook event as they are confirmed.
We’re still looking for people to run workshops.

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

12:30 – 1:15pm

All 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 – 2pm

BREAK (refreshments and socialising in the Theatre).

Knit and natter at the craft table


Workshop Room 1 – end of the hall left

Workshop Room 2 – end of the hall

2pm – 2:45

Being Bi in the Workplace – Bi yn y gweithle

Fitting and mis-fitting in bi communities

3pm – 3:45

Being a bi ally (open to bi people too)


4pm – 4:45

Living as bi in a gay and straight world

Make your own lollipop photo frame – at the craft table

5pm – 5:45

Coming Out – bi people’s experiences

Trans* and Bi Agony Aunt

6 -7:30pm

BREAK for sound check – Only organisers and performers stay.

7:30pm – 11:30pm

Live alternative music gig and DJs in the Theatre (main BiFest room)

Workshop descriptions

The details of workshops for BiFest Wales are below. Please note this is a draft list. Workshops are subject to change.

Workshop descriptions
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 or discuss.

Being Bi in the Workplace – Bi yn y gweithle
A workshop looking at bi experiences in the workplace and discussing practical tips on how workplaces can be more inclusive of bi people.
Gweithdy sy’n edrych ar brofiadau pobl bi yn y gweithle ac sy’n trafod syniadau ar sut i wneud y gweithle yn fwy cynhwysol i bobl bi by Sara from Stonewall Cymru

Fitting and Mis-fitting in the bi community
A fun, interactive workshop, which will look at how people identify themselves beyond their sexual orientation. Where do you fit into the bi community? Do you feel alone or that you’re not the same as everyone else? This session will allow people to find other people with similar interests and make friends. 

Being a bi ally
Ever wondered where you fit in as a bi ally? Do you want to know what you can do to support the bi community and be a bi ally? The bi community has valued, worked with, and given community awards to allies who are not bi for decades. This interactive session will discuss being a bi ally and what organisations and people can do to support the bi community and be a good ally. This session is also open to bi people who want to get more involved or want to help their organisation promote bi allies.

A session playing fun, interactive and getting to know you games with other BiFest Wales attendees.

Living as bi in a gay and straight world
This is an interactive workshop, which has been run several times before very successfully. This workshop explores the reactions to bisexuality from both the gay and straight communities and looks at how different people cope with being bisexual in a world that is often viewed as either gay or straight. This is your chance to say how it is for you and hear from other people.

Make your own lollipop stick photo frames
A session making photo frames out of lollipop sticks with lots of decorations available for you to customise your frame. Bring your own photo. You’ll be able to take your frame away. All materials provided by Bi Wales so no need to bring anything with you. Suitable for all ages.

Coming Out – bi people’s experiences
Coming out is a very personal decision and not right for everyone. When people do want to come out there are issues around who to come out to? When? How? And how will people react? A discussion workshop around the topic of coming out as bisexual exploring experiences, good and bad, and general issues around coming out.

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

There’s also pages in this section of our website on:

Posters and leaflets for BiFest Wales 2019

We would really appreciate you sharing BiFest Wales with your workplace, colleagues, friends and other groups.
If you would like us to send you leaflets and posters please email and we’ll arrange to meet you or post leaflets and posters to you.

You can also print the leaflets and posters below. Please print in colour and on the sizes specified to ensure they are readable. The photos can also be shared on social media and in emails.
A6 flyer – single – print front and back double-sided

BiFest Wales single A6 leaflet - front side - logo and nameA6 single leaflet - back side event information bilingual- BiFest Wales2019
A6 single leaflet – front side
A6 single leaflet – back side PDF

A6 leaflet – 4 per page – print front and back double-sided on A4  A6 leaflet - front - 4 per sheet for printing on A4 JPEG

A6 leaflet – front-side – 4 per page – to be printed on A4

A6 leaflet – back side – 4 A6 leaflets per page – to be printed on A4 PDF

A3 bilingual poster

A3 bilingual poster - BiFest Wales 2019 A3 bilingual poster – BiFest Wales 2019 PDF

A4 poster – English only

A4 poster English only - BiFest Wales 2019A4 poster – English only – BiFest Wales 2019 PDF

A4 poster – Cymraeg yn unig (Welsh only)

A4 poster - Cymraeg/ Welsh- BiFest Wales 2019A4 poster Cymraeg – BiFest Wales 2019

Evening live alternative music gig flyers and posters

evening gig flyer - BiFest Wales 2019 final BiFest Wales 2019 – Evening gig Poster final BiFest Wales 2019 – Evening gig flyer final – 4 per page for printing on A4