Saturday April 8th 2017
1.30pm - 10pm
At the Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield E, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PT
The last London BiFest was in 2012. We're delighted to announce that the event is back for 2017, with a new venue! This time we're relocating to Greater London. Kingston-upon-Thames is in zone 6, 28 mins from London Waterloo by train and with an extensive bus network. (We recommend a wander round the market square and down by the river while you're here.) Kingston Quaker Centre is a lovely building next to the Kingfisher Leisure Centre and recreation ground, reached via an alleyway next to the Fairfield bus station. It's a few minutes' walk from the train station.
See pictures of and a Google Map for the venue here.
The UK bi community has historically not been great at being genuinely inclusive of POC/BME bisexuals. Basically, we're a very white community, with all the problems that can bring. In an attempt to work towards redressing this balance, in consultation with the facilitator of our Bis of Colour session, and following initiatives such as Con or Bust, we're pleased to announce that London BiFest will be offering free entry to all people of colour/BME people.
The venue is all on one level and all wheelchair accessible, with disabled parking outside. (For everyone else, there is a car park next door in the bus station. Kingston train station is under half an hour from Waterloo and there are many buses.)
Toilets will be non-gendered.
There will be a clothes and book swap in the main hall - please bring clothes and books!
There will be cake decorating and body decorating stalls.
New!: Please see our full list of sessions.
Please note that the venue doesn't allow alcohol (or smoking or gambling).
A code of conduct will be displayed and enforced. We won't tolerate biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, ableism or any other form of discrimination against marginalised groups. We're planning a Bis of Colour session, a trans safe space and a disability safe space.
The venue has WiFi.
You don't have to be bisexual to come along, just friendly.
We are committed to running an inclusive event. Please see our access page for a full list of the measures we're taking to help improve access to London BiFest.
Pay on the day via cash or PayPal.
All volunteers can pay the £5 rate. We're looking for people to staff the registration desk, help set up, help clear up, make tea and coffee etc.
If you'd like to have a stall at BiFest, there's no extra charge but obviously please contact us in advance to arrange it.
We'll stamp your hand when you arrive so you can come and go as you like.
Get in touch if you'd like us to send you flyers or email a poster to print.
Please contact Katy at firstname.lastname@example.org or via @katyha on Twitter with any queries.
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