BiFest Wales / Bi Pride Local 2020 – daytime workshop, panel, craft and social event

BiFest Wales / Bi Pride Local 2020

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 outbreak we have had to take the decision to postpone BiFest Wales. We will announce a new date when we know more, as time progresses.
Access and inclusion are priorities for us, so we cannot run an event which excludes older and disabled people or puts people at risk.
tay safe and look after each other in this difficult time.

We have now decided it is not safe to run BiFest Wales in 2020. We hope to return at our usual time in 2021 – 2nd or 3rd Saturday of May.

Date to be announced
The Theatre, 1st Floor, Swansea YMCA, 1 The Kingsway, Swansea
12 noon until 6pm – daytime workshop, panels, social space and workshops, craft space and workshops, and bi, LGBTI+, and community stalls.

Free entry for everyone at 2020, as we’re partnering with Bi Pride UK.
 Just come on the day and pay on the door, no need to pre-register unless you want a stall. 
Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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

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.

Main room (the Theatre) – all day
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 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 / 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 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
There’s also pages in this section of our website on:

Posters and leaflets for BiFest Wales / Bi Pride Local 2020

We would really appreciate you sharing BiFest Wales / Bi Pride Local 2020 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.

Posters and leaflets will be available here once we have a new date.

coming soon