- In this section:
- BiFest Wales
- Access, dietary and families
- BiFest Wales 2015 photos
- BiFest Wales 2017 photos
- BiFest Wales supporters and volunteering
- Daytime workshop and social event 2018
- Evening live alternative music gig 2018
- Previous BiFest Wales events
- Venue, Travel and Accommodation
BiFest Wales 2018
Saturday 12th May 2018, The Theatre, 1st Floor, Swansea YMCA, 1 The Kingsway, Swansea
12 noon until 6pm – daytime workshop, social, meeting and information space.
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 an 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.
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 do not have 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 1 or 2 stalls for organisations that sponsor the event. Contact us for information about sponsorship opportunities from £50 to £200.
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.
Raffle tickets are just 20p each or £1 a strip (5 chances to win!) A list of prizes is 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 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’re in the process of confirming the workshops for 2018. We still have workshop slots available. Please contact us if you have any ideas or want to offer to run a workshop. 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 2018 please email us at:firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The first workshops we have confirmed for 2018 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 or discuss.
Trans* and Bi Agony Aunt
Roxy Williams, Trans Coordinator (Unity) and 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.
Getting involved and having your say
Ever wondered how the National Assembly for Wales and Welsh Government work? Ever wanted to know how you can get heard by Welsh and local government? This workshop will introduce you to how you can get involved and have your say at the Welsh and local levels. There’ll be an opportunity to ask your questions. Jointly run between Ele, Bi Cymru/Wales and Laura Price from the Assembly Commission.
Meeting people at the train station
Our volunteer, Sarah, has offered to meet people at Swansea train station before BiFest Wales.
She’ll be holding a sign saying BiFest Wales
Sarah will be at Swansea train station from around 11:20am until 12:15pm to meet people off the trains.
She’ll walk people over to Swansea YMCA in time to register and be at the first workshop.
A map with walking directions is also in the venue, travel and accommodation section.
Posters and leaflets
BiFest Wales relies on the support of people who are interested, supporters, individuals and organisations to spread the word and get people involved.
Leaflets and posters for you to print and display or download and send by email to your contacts are available below.
If you cannot print in colour on the stipulated size for whatever reason please contact email@example.com 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.