|There are a variety of local bi meets across the country.
They are mostly either held in community centres or in public spaces like pubs and cafes. Some are more focused on social support, others on socialising.
Please note the local groups, events, websites and email lists linked to here are not run by BCN magazine. We advertise them in good faith but you may want to check that meets are still happening on a given date if you will be travelling a distance to get there.
Our “diary box” in the side column on each page of the website covers the advertised dates of upcoming bi meetings, and the weekly Bisexual Agenda stories round up what’s on including any one-off events we pick up on.
Know of a bi meet we’re missing? Drop us a line!
Local Bi Groups
Former Bi Groups
Other Bi+ Sites
Birmingham Bi Group – meeting 2nd Tues of each month. At LGBT Centre, 38/40 Holloway Circus B1 1EQ from 7.30. Web: brumbigroup.wordpress.com Twitter: @brumbigroup / 07946 821394.
Coffee meet every 4th Sunday from 1:30pm onwards at The Warehouse Cafe.
Bi Boardgaming alternate Friday evenings, in the LGBT centre cafe.
Brighton Both Ways – monthly coffee meets, see facebook group “brighton bothways”. Note: website now closed down.
BiVisible – meet 1st Tues of month at the Energy Hub, 7pm. Follow @bristolbivis on twitter or see www.bivisiblebristol.co.uk
Bi Cardiff meets 1st Thursday every month, 6:30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Charles Street. Open socials from 7.45pm in The Prince of Wales (Wetherspoons), St. Mary’s Street. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org, text: 07982 308812 or join us on facebook.
No longer meeting. Derby Bi Group still has a small private Facebook group. tinyurl.com/biderby
East Mids Bi Network – email network, occasional social meet-ups arranged through the email list – to join send a blank email to email@example.com
Bi & Beyond – meets 9 Howe St, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month 6:30pm. facebook.com/biandbeyond
Bi Glasgow – now meeting online only.
BiPanic (formerly known as BiWessex) – Regular social meet-ups in both Southampton and Winchester. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.facebook.com/BiPanicSouthampton/
Bi Irish – organises occasional bi meets in Dublin, Cork, Belfast & more. Find out more at www.biireland.com
ISLE OF WIGHT
Bi Wight – bi meets, see twitter @biwight
Leeds Bi Group – Pub Meet 1st Tues of month, 7.30pm at Wharf Chambers.
Talky space – 2nd Wed of month, 7pm at Mesmac centre. See fb.com/leedsbigroup or twitter @leedsbigroup
Liverpool Bi+ meets are on hiatus, usually in a cafe on Bold Street. liverpoolbis.wix.com/livbis
LONDON & SURROUNDS
Bi Coffee London – bi.tocotox.org/bicoffeelondon – meet 1st Sat of the month, 3-6pm, Leon cafe, Spitalfields Market nr Liverpool Street Station. Twitter: @bicoffeelondon
Bi Meetup – 4th Thurs, a pub social meet once a month in a Soho bar. Web: lgbtfriends.meetup.com/145/
Bi Underground – monthly bis and friends pub night. Second Tuesday of each month from 6pm. For more info see www.bisexualunderground.com
Bi The Way: for over-50s. Meet on the fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 8pm at Opening Doors, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA
Bi Coffee BiPhoria’s coffee meet third Sun 1pm-4pm at Vienna Coffee House, Mosley Street.
BiPhoria! – bi social/support group, meets 1st Tues monthly, 7.30pm, at LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond St, Manchester M1 5HF. www.biphoria.org.uk Email: email@example.com; Twitter: @biphoria
Bi Drinks BiPhoria’s pub meet third Tuesday of each month at 8pm at Via, Canal Street. Nearest tram Piccadilly Gardens or Piccadilly. Look for the lion.
Bi Boardgames Every second month. See BiPhoria’s events listings for details.
BCN magazine – meetings and stuffing nights for the mailouts are in the city. Join us? Use the contact us page.
Bi Series – no longer running, was a series of “every 2 months” themed bi discussion workshops, at LGBT Foundation; ran for five meetings. lgbt.foundation/bi
BiPhoria2 – quarterly themed discussion/workshop meetings, 8pm, fifth Tuesday of the month at LGBT Foundation. www.biphoria.org.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @biphoria
NewBi+NE has ceased meeting. They were at facebook.com/NewBine
BiTopia meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7:30pm in the Lord Roberts pub, see nottinghambi.wordpress.com/bitopia/
Nottingham Bi-Women email list groups.yahoo.com/group/nbwg/ or call Margret on 0115 956 8810
Sheffield BiSocial – coffee meets most months. fb.com/groups/242100959262106/
STOKE ON TRENT
BiSociable – used to run coffee meets in 2018. Facebook page here
Bi Swansea – meets 3rd Tuesday every month, 7:45pm, front bar, Mozarts, Walter Road. Ask for Ele at the Pagan Moot in the main bar. Coffee meets last Sunday monthly, at The Kindercafe (except bank holidays), 12 noon -2pm, families welcome. Email: BiSwansea1@yahoo.co.uk Text: 07982 308812; or on Facebook.
Bis Around The Wrekin. Not currently meeting, facebook page continues though. www.tinyurl.com/wrekinbis
Bi Cymru / Wales – the all-Wales social support network for bisexual people and those who think they may be bi. Also runs campaigns, training on bi issues for organisations in Wales, events such as BiFest Wales. Email: email@example.comText: 07982 308812. Email list: uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/biwales/ Post: c/o Diverse Cymru, 3rd Floor, Alexandra House, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD.
Third Way stopped meeting some time ago. Contact LGBT Network c/o Martha 01902 425 092. www.facebook.com/thirdwaybigroup
Never been to a bi group before?
- For the coffee / pub type meetups (eg Brighton, Manchester, London, Bristol, Nottingham) try Hannah’s guide here.
- For the “talky space” meetups in community centres (eg Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh), there’s Jen’s guide here.
- Know of a bi meet we’re missing? Drop us a line!
- Thinking of starting a group? Check out our A-Z…