Into July: the bi week ahead

Welcome to July and here’s a look at the events in the bi week ahead of us. What a busy week it is too!

Monday it’s Sheffield bi group’s planning meeting ahead of Pride. They’ll be meeting at Cafe Latte, from 6.30pm. Bring ideas (or a glittery purple pen to make notes).

On Tuesday there are two talky-space type meetings in community centres. It’s Manchester BiPhoria at the LGBT Foundation on Richmond Street at 7.30pm. Their web page tells you a bit about what to expect, here.

Alternatively that night in Glasgow it’s the local bi meet at the THT centre, 134 Douglas Street, from 7pm. Again, it’s a talky space meeting in a community centre.

Also that night in Leeds it’s the bi pub meet for Leeds bi group. They’re at Wharf Chambers from 730pm; just look for the purple unicorn (it’s not such a big bar that you’ll need to spend too long looking).

Wednesday sees Edinburgh Bi & Beyond meeting at the LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe St from 7pm to 9pm.

Then on Thursday it’s Bi Cardiff, who meet at the Quaker Meeting House, 43 Charles Street, from 6.30pm.

Saturday it’s London’s main LGBT Pride festival, with the parade, stages, stalls and the like. Joining in the parade is strictly limited to people with special wristbands but you can still go along, drape yourself in a bi flag and enjoy the spectacle. There’s even a bisexual magic show at the cabaret stage on Dean Street at 1.15 pm with Marcus Morgan of Bisexual Index.

Saturday from 3pm is Brighton‘s bi social meetup, over coffee at Yellow Book, 3A York Place, Brighton.

Sunday it’s UK Black Pride in London (Bis of Colour usually take a stall, stop by and grab a copy of their pretty new survey report) details here and there’s a Bi Picnic at the Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, London KT1 2PT. 230-530pm.

The Sparkle trans pride festival runs all weekend in Manchester too. Loads to do!

 

Never been to a bi group before?

  • For the coffee type meetups – like in London – try Hannah’s guide here.
  • Gaming meetups like that in Birmingham are good for gamers and making casual acquaintance friends, but serious bi talk is tricky while you work out which move your character should make next.
  • For the talky space meetups – like Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow or Edinburgh, in community centre spaces – there’s Jen’s guide here.

Know of a bi meet we’re missing? Drop us a line!