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Are you a parent/wannabe-parent/guardian, and bisexual+ (bi, pan, polysexual, fluid, bi-curious etc.)? Want to chat and hang out with others who are too?
Come along and discuss things with others who have this in common on a Sunday afternoon. If this meet isn't quite the right time for you, do comment here when would be better times for you generally (maybe try to reply to another comment about that too, in the same thread, if there is one), and it'll be considered for the next one if this becomes a bit more regular.
The inspiration for this event came about by being reminded of the @bifamilies twitter at the right moment. But also, because back in 2009 there were some Bi Parenting meetups that happened as a result of chat around BiCon/BiFests. I think those events fell by the wayside, without the wider reach of social media being as popular now, but I believe they're a useful commonality to get together and chat about.
So if you're a bisexual+/bi-curious person or at least one of a relationship group is (polyamorous/other ethically non-monogamous couples/triads/quads/solo-poly all welcome too, and we won't stand for any bigotry against that), who also does parenting (or is about to, or planning to), join us if you can, for a chance to chat about that and share tips, or maybe talk coming out to kids or not (if they're old enough), relatives, and all that stuff!
Please keep language appropriate for spaces where there might be children in the background.
PS: I suspect people can feel quite strongly about different types of childcare, but as long as there's no abuse going on please respect others, and certainly their and kids in their care's privacy.
Sycorax Collective is making a new show called SOMEWHERE TO BELONG - a funny, silly show about Bi+ Visibility.
Bringing together stories from a global LGBT+ community, SOMEWHERE TO BELONG is a heart-warming comedy about loving more than one gender.
Created by the critically-acclaimed Sycorax Collective, and following their critically acclaimed & award nominated "BLUE"  join us on a journey through a collection of queer experiences, in search of a place to fit in.
Written and Performed by - Kim Scopes
Directed by - Gwenan Bain
Produced by - Laura Furner and Sycorax Collective
PRAISE FOR PAST WORK
★★★★★ 'Clever, funny, beautiful' -TheUpcoming.co.uk
★★★★★ '60 Minute Masterpiece' - London Pub Theatres
★★★★ 'Charming, original and informative' - Remotegoat
'Incredibly powerful' - Time and Space
'Standing Ovation Nomination' - London Pub Theatres [BLUE - 2019]
'Kim Scopes is a funny, cheeky, wonderful performer and you are guaranteed a frolic like no other' - Mike Bradwell
July 27th - 31st @ 7:30pm
(1hr with no interval)
Twitter/Insta - @Sycorax_co
Facebook - facebook.com/sycoraxcollective
Website - www.sycoraxcollective.weebly.com
Email - [masked]
The Lion and Unicorn Theatre
Twitter - @LandUTheatre
Insta. - @landutheatre
It’s part of a larger project which has been funded by the Arts Council, with interviews of over 30 people across the globe.
There will be an online archive of the interviews too, on which members of the Bi+ community are welcome to add their own experiences.
To be announced soon on social media.
SOMEWHERE TO BELONG has been made possible in part by assistance & funding from Arts Council, England (ACE) and the Lion and Unicorn Theatre
It's also at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre (like the Three Way play) 27th-31st July. I've posted events for the first and last night again, to avoid you missing a chance to see it but without cluttering the group events list. I'm now wondering if there is something especially bi about that theatre? :)
The Lion and Unicorn is not a cocktail bar but is well stocked with liquors and can mix them for you.
The pub is more accessible, has an outdoor large garden space and serves food; the theatre is upstairs and harder to access.
Bi Camp is where bisexual+ people take over a whole campsite of 23 acres near Birmingham for a weekend, do fun stuff and enjoy time closer to nature.
This year it's planned for 29 July - 1 August, at Kinver, near Stourbridge, west of Birmingham. The event is (since 2018) run by the Brum bi group which covers Birmingham and the Midlands, but is open to all. We don't usually share events from elsewhere in the country but the bigger ones (like Bicon), I feel are worth it, as some people will travel for them (maybe 2.5-3hrs drive from Euston, ~3.5hrs by public transport).
Activities put on for/by you will include Archery, Bat Watch, Arts and Crafts - Facilitated Workshops and Skills Sharing, Boardgames, Bushcraft, Stick Whittling, Woodland Walks, Storytelling, Yoga, Massage, Meditation, Wildlife Observation and Campfire stuff (including supplied evening treats to cook on it). No age limits on activities, and some explicitly daytime and some non-alcoholic events in the evenings.
It's semi-catered, with vegeterian and vegan food (but you can bring your own food and meat onsite if you use the allocated spaces). Some cabin accommodation is available this year, allocated based on need; so will be suitable for older people, and people with disabilities. New for 2021 is a supersized BiCamp HQ Gazebo, so activities that were previously held in the inaccessible Albert All Cabin will be held here instead.
Bring your camp! And your campest gear for the Saturday night fun!
Available on a pay-what-you-can scale, at various levels up to £130 (some free tickets for people of colour, or please donate to contribute to that fund if you can).
Paying by installments may be available.
Please apply/buy tickets via outsavvy at: https://www.outsavvy.com/event/5952/bicamp-2021
(RSVPing to this meetup event does not give you a ticket, but you can see who else is going and maybe even organise shared transport)
Accessible toilets onsite.
A quiet space.
Service animals welcome.
Step free access.
UPDATE! Extra spaces for some teams of 2 now available! This also means less risk for me if I'm booking teams for you, and that you get better choice of who you're with as a team, so I reduced the cost per ticket nearer to my costs.
Test your LGBTQ+ knowledge to the full, and learn some queer history, with a queer pub trivia quiz in Newham and five rounds of brainteasers. Prizes given throughout the evening from their friends and donors.
Tickets must be bought per team, with teams of either (up to) 2, 4 or 6 people, so as to limit group sizes for Covid-safety reasons. Cost per person averages (with fees) between £3.33 (full team of 6)–£4.50 (team of 3) per person depending on size; if you don't have people to make a team, please pay here for a ticket (includes booking fee & some pennies for John G's costs/averaging out) and be ready to join others doing so; John will then book team(s) on your behalf once a minimum of 3 people bought via THIS Meetup event have paid RSVPs, until Saturday 24th (and only while still available), and message you via Meetup messaging/post updates here. Any requests/requirements for specific team sizes/people in teams, please comment here/message John G. or "External" user directly via Meetup private messaging. Guests must buy tickets too if playing. Buy via:
Donating £3.50 to our ko-fi (via PayPal too): https://ko-fi.com/londonbimeetup
Or our online shop (choose "collection" for delivery, then message John G./External user here quoting your receipt/transaction reference):
If you already have a team, and are booking it yourself on Eventbrite, please ignore the "buy a ticket" part of RSVP; offers of any extra spaces on your team are gratefully received (post comments on the event). Eventbrite event details/booking for your own teams:
All funds go towards this year's Forest Gayte Pride event and the continuing work FG Pride (CIC) does to support the community there.
⚫ Travel/Pub Info:
Forest Gate is in East London, Newham borough; near West/East Ham and just beyond Stratford (from central London direction).
The venue, Leytonstone Tavern ("the craft neighbourhood pub", an independent) is at 119 Harrow Hill on the B161/Woodhouse Rd junction.
Its a "5 minute walk" from Wanstead Flats (local natural beauty spot), and offers dine-in; food allegedly delicious from multiple google reviews, with friendly staff, and a garden. There is a children's play area a couple minutes walk down the road (if open?).
Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/Liqtn2ihh14DShWT6
Pub website: https://www.leytonstonetavern.com/ (tel:[masked])
There are two main rooms (I presume this event will be in one / both of the main rooms).
⚫ Accessibility (NEW INFO):
The organiser says… "There is wheelchair access to the main double-door entrance, and the venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has gender-neutral facilities."
There will be music played at a low level before/after the quiz, but not during.
The quiz will have large-print copies of questions available on request.
The venue photo suggests(?) there may be another entrance with a slight ramp up to a single door.
For further questions: email [masked] for the manager, or phone[masked]
FG Pride's event calendar details for it: