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Upcoming events (5)
Smut Slam is a fortnightly community dirty-storytelling open mic evening that will knock your socks up to your armpits, created by Carmyn Moore and continuing to run online for now (til they can be back in venues; it used to be a regular in Brixton). They also run European versions every other week.
John (your organiser) has been when it was in a real venue and it was lots of fun, in an accepting atmosphere; treat everyone with respect and follow the rules about no hate/mentioning abuse or violence (and whatever the rest of the rules are) and its a great evening.
There are sweet prizes (including from Other Nature, alternativer, Sexladen, and Beducated — adult sex toys and other things), great guest judges, and a fab little door prize that the best stories/entries could get their hands on (voted on by guest judges).
The pre-show shenanigans are also allegedly entertaining; "doors" (the video-call) opens at 7pm UK time for the 7.30 event start!
Book at Eventbrite (via the Facebook event or direct link below). With a pay-what-you-can scheme (used to be £10 in venues, suggested 8-15 euros or equivalent if you can).
Facebook for further details of prizes, with links to the companies/tickets, how the event runs, and the "fuckbucket" quick-fire questions (submit for that before the event):
(that was the event link for 16 June).
A few highlights from those details (more on the FB page and Eventbrite):
*** submit your fuckbucket ahead of time (limit one per viewer) via an anonymous Google form https://tinyurl.com/FuckbucketForm
*** To TELL A STORY (can be audio only), click here: https://tinyurl.com/smut-slam
*** Watch to the end and be entered to win a month's membership from Beducated (online sex-ed videos for grownups)!
The Facebook page for the regular event info:
Bi Pride UK are running another Bi-Fi Festival! Last year's June event replaced their Bi Pride that would have happened in September, and they're running it again this year (as well as Bi Pride, still in September).
This event will be accessible for deaf people too (as usual) with BSL interpretation or similar.
Highlights from the details:
* Panels (hosted by Marcus of Bisexual Index): BAME empowerment, mental health, and representation in art/culture.
* Cabaret (hosted by Scaredy Kat & Pussy Kat): drag, performance, music.
* After Party from 8.05pm with DJ Miller Black, and Hot Mess Disco.
Full event details on their website: https://biprideuk.org/bifi-festival/
Their streaming platform links (unknown if will be used for this but support them there anyway!):
* Twitch: https://twitch.tv/biprideuk
* FB Live via: https://facebook.com/BiPrideUK/
* YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkg8WCiGjRpuOVMqRjgW9ew
They'll also likely be accepting funds and supporting other organisations like Bis of Colour (Jacq's group), T&Coffee (trans support in Croydon), and Bi Survivors Network (bi mental health support chat created and run by Lo Shearing). Use these hashtags on social media: #BiFiFestival #PrideEvents #BiPrideUK
Our regular social on the fourth Thursday every month. Unsure if it will be in a venue or online yet; am following rules and researching venue options. Look out for more outdoor events in July, either way.
Great for new members; very friendly, relaxed atmosphere, definitely social, fun, and happy; not meat-market, just informal chat and optional bring-your-own-drinks. Come say hi and hang out!
This is our main regular event, (maybe) relocated from pub to video-chat.
All bi+ people welcome (so including pansexual, queer etc.), plus supportive partners, anyone bi-curious/questioning, and practicing allies - no biphobia, racism, transphobia or other bigotry allowed! If you have extra needs or questions, please get in touch via Meetup messaging/social media.
Who/what to expect...
Expect at least 10 of you (pub meets were 30-40), with a good mix of regulars and first-timers (roughly half and half - always a lot of new faces every time), genders (not too far from an even split of men/women, a few of whom might be trans, & non-binary people welcome too), a mix of ethnicities similar to or more diverse than the London population (aka. BAME/POC), and sometimes a neurodiverse person/people. The odd couple/+1 too.
This keeps it fresh and friendly to all - regulars chat to new folk. New members won't be the only new person (by a long way) so you shouldn't feel left out. If you turn up after the start and it looks like everyone already knows everyone - it only seems like that; its just how friendly we are. We finish late so we're used to people coming and going through the evening.
Most people arrive within the first hour, it's busiest at[masked]pm but a crowd is around til at least 10pm, often later (sometimes even a handful til midnight). When you first connect you'll be in a waiting room, we will let you in after a few seconds (if it takes longer we might be busy, please be patient). Find us at: https://zoom.londonbi.org (will redirect to the zoom meet, or click the event location link). Audio-only phone dial-in available too (UK:[masked], or web search for zoom international/other UK ones, then use the meeting ID from the online event link above/to the right).
We also use Twitter/a little Instagram and a Facebook Page for news, issues, updates and activism from the community in London and further afield. The group accounts are happy to be tagged for bi content but respect individuals' privacy (eg. avoid identifying anyone without consent).
Official events always on Meetup, but links often shared on social media and LinkedIn/our Discord chat server.
Twitter @londonbi / Instagram @londonbisexualsmeetup / Facebook Page and LinkedIn: London Bisexuals Meetup Group (all use our logo).
Links via our campsite bio (bottom of list): https://campsite.bio/londonbi
After the meet finishes (between events), continue the chat and keep up with planning/other news via our Discord server (needs a separate account): https://discord.gg/PvZBDVu
London Trans Pride focuses on creating a space for the London trans, non-binary, intersex and gender nonconforming community to come together to celebrate their identities and connect with each other.
The day will probably feature talks, discussions and performances. These would be by and for trans and intersex people.
This is their third year fighting for the rights of trans people. It will always be a protest, never sponsored. It may be a sober event like last year, open to people of all ages.
Pride Facebook event:
For more updates and detailed information, check the website or if no changes yet, here's 2019's Trans & Intersex Pride details to give you an idea (Google drive link):
GETTING IN TOUCH
If you'd like to get involved or have any questions please email to [masked] (this is 2020 event's email, hope still in use).