BiFest Wales supporters and volunteering

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

BiFest Wales supporters

BiFest Wales relies on the support of the charities, community organisations, public sector organisations, bands and musicians, volunteers, and companies who donate food and raffle prizes to make the event a success. Without this support we would not be able to run BiFest Wales and keep entry prices low.

We are delighted to be partnering with Bi Pride UK to run BiFest Wales / Bi Pride Local 2020. This means entry this year will be free for everyone!
You can support us to deliver a bigger, better, more accessible and free BiFest Wales / Bi Pride local 2020 by donating to the Crowdfunder here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/make-bi-pride-local-bi-fest-wales-free

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.
Stay safe and look after each other in this difficult time.

Stall holder opportunities are available for 2020.
We have some free stalls for unfunded LGBTQI+ groups and bi groups.
We have half table stalls available for £50 and full-table stalls for £100 available to funded LGBTQI+ organisations; Trade Unions; charities and third sector organisations; or public sector organisations. Space is limited so contact us asap. if you’re interested in a stall at: bicymru@yahoo.co.uk

There are also opportunities to support, donate, fund printing, translation, refreshments and other supplies, which start at £10 and include a thank you in the event programme and on our website. Please contact Bicymru@yahoo.co.uk

Opportunities to get involved and support BiFest Wales / Bi Pride Local 2020
We’re currently looking for organisations, companies and people to donate their time, skills, or prizes to make the event a success. All supporters will be listed here with links to their website or any other contact details.
We are looking for:

  • Prizes for the raffle
  • Refreshments for the day event
  • Craft materials
  • Printing (black and white or colour)
  • Translators and interpreters (Welsh, BSL or other languages)
  • People to run games, craft, or getting to know you workshops
  • People to run bi themed workshops
  • People to run or take part in bi themed panels
  • People to help promote the event
  • Volunteers to help out on the day or in advance
  • As well as community, charity, voluntary or public sector groups or organisations to sponsor the event and have a stall.

If you want to get involved and volunteer or help out in any way please email bicymru@yahoo.co.uk or direct message Ele Hicks on FaceBook.

2019
Main sponsor

Pride Cymru logo

Pride Cymru are our main sponsor for BiFest Wales 2019.

Pride Cymru works for the promotion of the elimination of discrimination and work towards this through their annual celebration of equality and diversity at Pride Cymru (historically known as Cardiff-Wales LGBT Mardi Gras.)

They also seek to work within all areas of the LGBT+ community in Wales and by co-production, engagement and partnering with other organisations have a programme of projects aimed at supporting specifically the LGBT+ community, but also aimed at developing links with the wider community. Their intention is to increase understanding and respect for all which will lead to a reduction in hate crime.

Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend is 23rd to 25th August 2019

Information about their Big Weekend, parade, projects, tickets, and ways to get involved and volunteer, including stewarding are on their website here: www.pridecymru.co.uk

Other supporters

Stonewall Cymru logo

Stonewall Cymru are supportingBiFest Wales 2019 by having a stall at the event

Stonewall Cymru is a LGBT equality charity whose mission is to achieve legal equality and social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Wales through campaigning, workplace, policy and empowerment work.
cymru@stonewall.org.uk
08000 50 20 20

Mae Stonewall Cymru yn elusen cydraddoldeb LHDT sy’n gweithio tuag at sicrhau cydraddoldeb cyfreithiol a chyfiawnder cymdeithasol i bobl lesbiaidd, hoyw, deurywiol a thrawsryweddol Cymru trwy gwaith ymgyrchu, gweithle, polisi a grymuso.

cymru@stonewall.org.uk
08000 50 20 20

LGBT Labour Wales are supporting BiFest Wales by having a half stall at the event. lgbtlabour.org.uk

The Co-operative food have donated some of the refreshments for BiFest Wales. food.coop.co.uk 

The Equality Team, Swansea University donated printing (equalopportunities@swansea.ac.ukac.uk/personnel/equal-opportunities)

LC2 Swansea  (thelcswansea.com), LazerZone (laserzone.org), Vue cinema (myvue.com), Odeon cinema (odeon.co.uk), TGI Fridays (tgifridays.co.uk) Swansea Grand Theatre (swansea.gov.uk/swanseagrandtheatre) and Five Guys, Swansea (fiveguys.com) all donated prizes for the raffle

Our official event photographer: Kurona from Ailura photography: com/ailuraphotography/

All registration, meet and greet, raffle volunteers and workshop runners. Without them we wouldn’t be able to run BiFest Wales.

Many thanks to our volunteer designer, Mat Burt.

Evening gig performers, bands, and DJs

 Cardiff pop punk
Check them out:
facebook.com/thesefiveyears
twitter.com/thesefiveyears
instagram.com/thesefiveyearsuk 
https://open.spotify.com/album/1NreytCv6cfl4XGqCOMvo9

Captain Meatshield – YouTube Gamer and Musician
Check him out: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/CaptainMeatshieldUK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Captain-Meatshield-202444073117646/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cptn_Meatshield
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/captain_meatshield
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Cptn_Meatshield
Twitch channel:
https://www.twitch.tv/captain_meatshielduk

 
DrakenWerks – Welsh Dark Electro / Industrial act
Check them out: FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/drakenwerks
Website: www.drakenwerks.com
Bandcamp: https://drakenwerks.bandcamp.com/

Grym band logoGrym band name logo
Grym – groove metal band from Swansea
Check them out:
https://www.facebook.com/grymband/
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCsfn5pPxX1cFvEcSNl53pFQ

DJ Gwilym – regular DJ at Dead of Night, Swansea’s goth night. Bringing you the best alternative music between acts to keep you dancing!

Interested in goth events in Swansea? Check out Dead of Night (Swansea’s dark alternative night, first Saturday every month in Hanger 18. https://www.facebook.com/deadofnightpromotions)

2018
Main sponsors

YMCA Swansea are supporting BiFest Wales providing extremely reduced venue hire for BiFest Wales 2018. Their support is vital to the event. www.swanseaymca.org.uk

Other sponsors and supporters

Stonewall Cymru logo

Stonewall Cymru supported BiFest Wales 2018 by having a stall at the event

Stonewall Cymru is a LGBT equality charity whose mission is to achieve legal equality and social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Wales through campaigning, workplace, policy and empowerment work.
cymru@stonewall.org.uk
08000 50 20 20

Mae Stonewall Cymru yn elusen cydraddoldeb LHDT sy’n gweithio tuag at sicrhau cydraddoldeb cyfreithiol a chyfiawnder cymdeithasol i bobl lesbiaidd, hoyw, deurywiol a thrawsryweddol Cymru trwy gwaith ymgyrchu, gweithle, polisi a grymuso.

cymru@stonewall.org.uk
08000 50 20 20
pride-cymru-logo-top-2Pride Cymru sponsored BiFest Wales 2018 by having a stall at the event.

Pride Cymru works for the promotion of the elimination of discrimination and work towards this through their annual celebration of equality and diversity at Pride Cymru (historically known as Cardiff-Wales LGBT Mardi Gras.)

They also seek to work within all areas of the LGBT+ community in Wales and by co-production, engagement and partnering with other organisations we have a programme of projects aimed at supporting specifically the LGBT+ community, but also aimed at developing links with the wider community. Their intention is to increase understanding and respect for all which will lead to a reduction in hate crime.

Information about their Big Weekend, parade, projects, tickets, and ways to get involved and volunteer, including stewarding are on their website here: www.pridecymru.co.uk

Other supporters and volunteers

  1. Rapture’s End Twitter: @rapturesend; Instagram @raptures_end
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/xrapturesendx/
  2. 9 x Dead: http://www.facebook.com/9xdead; https://spark.adobe.com/page/MiVlFlGMtXVcj/ 
    Reverbnation.com/9xdead; http://www.9xdead.com/; http://www.youtube.com/9xdeadband
  3. Not The Sex Pistols: facebook.com/notthesexpistols
  4. Dimethoxy: FaceBookhttps://www.facebook.com/DimethoxySTP/; Twitter @dimethoxystp
    bandcamp: bandcamp.com

2017

Main sponsors
YMCA Swansea are supporting BiFest Wales providing extremely reduced venue hire for BiFest Wales 2017. Their support is vital to the event. www.swanseaymca.org.uk

Other sponsors

Unity LGBT Centre Logo

Unity LGBT Centre – sponsor – Their vision is to raise awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in Wales, to advocate for their needs to the wider community and to promote opportunities to LGBT people in Wales to enable them to fully participate in the lives of their community.
To act as the voice of the LGBT third sector in Wales, based on a knowledge and evidence of real need, creating a positive and visible LGBT community.
Create a highly skilled LGBT third sector that has opportunities for volunteering and service development.
To raise awareness of the needs of the LGBT community in Wales and develop appropriate services where needs exist.
To challenge negative stereotypes about LGBT people and combat homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.
They run a wide-range of services, sessions and drop-ins. Check them out:
Email: info@unitygroup.wales
Telephone: 01792 346299
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnityGroupWales/
Twitter: @unitygroupwales
Website: www.unitygroup.wales
Address: Unity LGBT Centre 71 High Street Swansea SA1 1LN

Other supporters and volunteers

2016
Main sponsor

In 2016 our main sponsor is YMCA Swansea. They provided us with extremely reduced venue hire for the day and evening and support to make the event a success. Their support is vital to the event. www.swanseaymca.org.uk

Other supporters we would like to thank and encourage you to support were
Without the support of bands and performers, who play for expenses only; donations of raffle prizes; donation of refreshments; and donations of design, printing and other support we would not be able to run BiFest Wales. We are also extremely grateful to everyone who ran workshops and volunteered for BiFest Wales 2016. As a community organisation with only a small income from donations Bi Cymru/Wales relies on the excellent support of local communities to keep entry prices low and run this event.

2015

Main sponsor

In 2015 our main sponsor was YMCA Swansea. They provided us with a free venue for the day and evening and a technician to make the live music event a success. Their support is vital to the event. www.swanseaymca.org.uk

Other supporters we would like to thank and encourage you to support were:

Everyone has been fantastic and performers, DJs, designers, photographers, volunteers and committee have all volunteered for expenses only, and sometimes not even that!

2014
Main sponsor

In 2014 our main sponsor was YMCA Swansea. They provided us with a free venue for the day and evening and a technician to make the live music event a success. Their support is vital to the event. www.swanseaymca.org.uk

Bands, musicians, performers and DJs
All bands, musicians, performers and DJs support BiFest Wales in return for just travel expenses and publicity. We are grateful to those who have supported us in the past, including in 2014:

Thank You to our volunteers
Volunteers and the support of community groups and public sector organisations to promote the event and make it successful and deliver workshops are just as important to us as the musicians who play for free and the companies who donate raffle prizes.
Some of our core volunteers in 2014 were:

Everyone has been fantastic and performers, DJs, designers, photographers, volunteers and committee have all volunteered for expenses only, and sometimes not even that!

Raffle
Every year we run a raffle to help 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.

In 2014 raffle prizes donated were:

  • 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 dontated by The Co-Operative Food
  • 2 bars of speciality chocolate – donated by The Co-operative Food
  • 1 car steering lock