• London Bisexuals Monthly Pub Social

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    Our regular pub social on the 4th Thursday every month. Great for new members; very friendly, relaxed atmosphere, definitely social, fun, and happy; not meat-market, just chat and optional drinks. Come say hi (or we will)! Also - win stuff in a raffle (details to come) to support our Pride parade plans. This is our biggest regular event with ~40 of you or more, always a good mix of regulars and first-timers (roughly half and half), genders (near 50/50 split of men/women, trans & non-binary welcome too), and almost always several people of colour too. Always a lot of new faces every time, nearly all of whom came on their own (with a few couples/+1s) which keeps it fresh and friendly to all - regulars chat to new folk. You 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. Join in! (or find me and I'll help, if I haven't spotted and welcomed you already - ask someone if you don't recognise me from my photo, but most do). You won't get stared at coming in late as quite a few also come/go through the evening. We're here til v.late, so don't give up if you can't make it for the start or even soon after, but cheapest drinks/the most people are there before 9pm. Like usual, we're at Village bar - upstairs in our own space. Its right next to Residence (previously named "O Bar", where we used to meet). Look for myself, John (the organiser) - 6' tall, long dark-blonde hair, see my profile picture; our logo should be on tables/around and either at the bottom of the stairs or visible on the way up to confirm you're in the right place (though I occasionally forget, or if you're really early it might not be up yet). Besides a raffle this month to support our pride plans, we also have pronoun badges for anyone who wants one, and hoping, a diary corner. Come tell us what finding bi community means to you (quotes/audio recording up to you), get a photo of yourself/new friends if you like (and be partly invisible if you want) - all with permission of course. Shy? Or what to expect... I can introduce you to new/regular people from the group and get the conversation started - just ask! Come find me when you get here, I always look out for new members to introduce myself. People come and go through the whole evening so arriving late is fine - and though it might seem like everyone already knows each other later on, most of them just met so don't let that un-nerve you. Expect a normal bar sort of mood, atmosphere, and chat levels - sometimes bi-related, often not. Music is only from the club/bar downstairs, not too intrusive - especially earlier on. You can dance there later on if you like. Cocktails/lagers/wine/soft drinks not ales, and there's cheaper happy-hour drinks until 9pm - get there early to get them in! To get a better idea of the atmosphere, read some past-event comments or the glowing group reviews (http://meetup.com/london-bisexuals/about/comments/?op=all) (bear in mind new venue since November 2016). Our Social Media: We use meetup & some twitter for news and events. twitter @londonbi https://twitter.com/londonbi instagram @londonbisexualsmeetup (quiet) Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Bisexuals-Meetup-Group/148365155200607 Accessibility: No lifts. Many cubicle toilets in basement, no urinal. Stools and cushioned benches upstairs in our space. Finding Village (http://www.village-soho.co.uk/) The Village is at 81 Wardour St, opposite the end of Old Compton St. furthest from Charing Cross Rd and Leicester Square tube - the nearest tube. Or Piccadilly Circus, or further from Trafalgar Square / Charing Cross. I'm easily recognisable from my profile photo (6' tall, slim, even longer hair). We reserve space from 6.30/7pm, wait downstairs if you're too early. We're there til at least 11pm (usually a smaller group til midnight-ish), sometimes til much later when the bar closes (or maybe having gone elsewhere for full-on clubbing if enough of us fancy it). One half of downstairs (one bar each) becomes a dance floor later on (10.30ish) with a DJ and dancing buff semi-naked men on poles. The other entrance remains quieter and its easy to avoid them if you prefer (Brewer Street entrance, other side of Residence bar, round the corner).

  • Queer as Jokes

    The Bill Murray

    An LGBTQ+ / Kink themed comedy night, with a monthly theme. After a very successful 2018, Queer as Jokes is back for 2019... Tickets £5 (or £4 early-bird online); do book in advance if you can but there will be tickets available on the door. There'll be acts all from different areas or connections to the LGBT+ and or kink community doing jokes. They might not only tell jokes about their sex, sexuality, gender, kinks etc. but it'll be a significant part of it. The show is from 6pm to 8pm (ought to accommodate late arrivals, but try to arrive before 6 for seat choice, to avoid disruption & missing out). There's a half-time break, then after the gig everyone is encouraged to hang out and chat with like minded people. So get a beer/other drink (the pub is officially the cheapest in Islington, was crowdfunded), grab a seat, and wait for the laughs. Seating is unreserved; however, if you would feel more comfortable sitting somewhere specific we're happy to sort that. Just email in [masked] and we'll do our best to get you a seat near the back / on the front row etc. We also have a few seats which the acts and MC will not talk to. So if you wanted to sit on the front row safe in the knowledge that nobody is going to ask you where you're from, you can! Tickets (early bird tickets in advance for £4): - https://angelcomedyclub.nutickets.com/events/?geoCityID_text=&geoCityID=&postcode=&latitude=&longitude=&event-tag=&event_text=Queer+as+Jokes&event=&venue_text=The+Bill+Murray&venue=3587&date=any Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/search/str/queer+as+jokes+-+2019+bill+murray/keywords_search (a previous event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1359286797511153/)

  • Bi Coffee [other group]

    Leon @ Spitalfields

    Hot Bi Beverages! The Bi Coffee group (a separate group) meets at[masked]pm on the first Saturday of every month at a cafe in central London. The venue: Leon, Spitalfields Market. Map: http://preview.tinyurl.com/8nkgx5 Whoever is running Bi Coffee each month (Vicki at present, sometimes maybe Paul?) will have a selection of bi leaflets on the table. You should find them usually on the tables outside the café in the warmer months. Come and go as you please. Respect each other. Newcomers and quiet people are most welcome. There are regulars from outside our group (but in the general London bi community) so even if there's noone else listed from here you'll be in a friendly and safe group. But do please note this is a separate group from our meetup group and for most reliable updates check out the facebook page. Its run enthusiastically by upstanding bi community member(s) and heartily recommended if more relaxed and quiet hanging out in a café is more your thing. There's also a page here (http://bi.tocotox.org/bicoffeelondon/) (a little out of date with next event date but has a photo and map)

  • Bi Underground Monthly Pub Social [other group]

    The Blue Posts

    This event, the London Bisexual Underground group meet (a separate group), is a regular monthly event on the 2nd Tuesday. Its a monthly social in a relaxed and quieter pub than our group's usual bar socials, but not far away from us, the other side of Oxford Street. Once at the pub, head upstairs, the group has Bi flyers & copies of BCN (Bi Community News magazine) on their tables. You'll find it quieter than our event and more like a traditional pub. There are a lot of long-term regulars and people more active in the rest of the community, but its still very open to new people. Its run by Vicky (also a member of our group if you wish to write to her and on facebook/twitter too).

  • Queer as Jokes

    The Bill Murray

    An LGBTQ+ / Kink themed comedy night, with a monthly theme. After a very successful 2018, Queer as Jokes is back for 2019... Tickets £5 (or £4 early-bird online); do book in advance if you can but there will be tickets available on the door. There'll be acts all from different areas or connections to the LGBT+ and or kink community doing jokes. They might not only tell jokes about their sex, sexuality, gender, kinks etc. but it'll be a significant part of it. The show is from 6pm to 8pm (ought to accommodate late arrivals, but try to arrive before 6 for seat choice, to avoid disruption & missing out). There's a half-time break, then after the gig everyone is encouraged to hang out and chat with like minded people. So get a beer/other drink (the pub is officially the cheapest in Islington, was crowdfunded), grab a seat, and wait for the laughs. Seating is unreserved; however, if you would feel more comfortable sitting somewhere specific we're happy to sort that. Just email in [masked] and we'll do our best to get you a seat near the back / on the front row etc. We also have a few seats which the acts and MC will not talk to. So if you wanted to sit on the front row safe in the knowledge that nobody is going to ask you where you're from, you can! Tickets (early bird tickets in advance for £4): - https://angelcomedyclub.nutickets.com/events/?geoCityID_text=&geoCityID=&postcode=&latitude=&longitude=&event-tag=&event_text=Queer+as+Jokes&event=&venue_text=The+Bill+Murray&venue=3587&date=any Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/search/str/queer+as+jokes+-+2019+bill+murray/keywords_search (a previous event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1359286797511153/)

  • Opening Doors London Bi The Way Group (50+ yrs) [other group]

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    The Opening Doors London Bi The Way Group (a separate group) meets on the fourth Monday of each month (except Bank Holidays), between 6 and 8 pm at Tavis House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA. It's looked after by Louise C with Lisa J. This month, Mel Reeve will be joining us via Skype to talk about the work she is doing to create a bi history archive. Mel is an archivist who runs the Bi History account on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bihistory/). She’s currently working on establishing a physical archive which will be available for public consultation at Glasgow Zine Library and used in workshops and outreach work. The group will be a chance to hear more about this work and how members of the Bi The Way Group can get involved. This group is open to all bisexuals over 50 and allies of any age or orientation. Snacks and drinks available or bring and share.

  • London Bisexuals Monthly Pub Social

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    Our regular pub social on the 4th Thursday every month. Great for new members; very friendly, relaxed atmosphere, definitely social, fun, and happy; not meat-market, just chat and optional drinks. Come say hi (or we will)! Also - win stuff in a raffle (details to come) to support our Pride parade plans. This is our biggest regular event with ~40 of you or more, always a good mix of regulars and first-timers (roughly half and half), genders (near 50/50 split of men/women, trans & non-binary welcome too), and almost always several people of colour too. Always a lot of new faces every time, nearly all of whom came on their own (with a few couples/+1s) which keeps it fresh and friendly to all - regulars chat to new folk. You 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. Join in! (or find me and I'll help, if I haven't spotted and welcomed you already - ask someone if you don't recognise me from my photo, but most do). You won't get stared at coming in late as quite a few also come/go through the evening. We're here til v.late, so don't give up if you can't make it for the start or even soon after, but cheapest drinks/the most people are there before 9pm. Like last month, we're at Village this time - upstairs. Its right next to Residence (previously named "O Bar", where we used to meet). Look for myself, John (the organiser) - 6' tall, long dark-blonde hair, see my profile picture; our logo should be on tables/around and either at the bottom of the stairs or visible on the way up to confirm you're in the right place (though I occasionally forget, or if you're really early it might not be up yet). Shy? Or what to expect... I can introduce you to new/regular people from the group and get the conversation started - just ask! Come find me when you get here, I always look out for new members to introduce myself. People come and go through the whole evening so arriving late is fine - and though it might seem like everyone already knows each other later on, most of them just met so don't let that un-nerve you. Expect a normal bar sort of mood, atmosphere, and chat levels - sometimes bi-related, often not. Music is only from the club/bar downstairs, not too intrusive - especially earlier on. You can dance there later on if you like. Cocktails/lagers/wine/soft drinks not ales, and there's cheaper happy-hour drinks until 9pm - get there early to get them in! To get a better idea of the atmosphere, read some past-event comments or the glowing group reviews (http://meetup.com/london-bisexuals/about/comments/?op=all) (bear in mind new venue since November 2016). Our Social Media: We use meetup & some twitter for news and events. twitter @londonbi https://twitter.com/londonbi instagram @londonbisexualsmeetup (quiet) Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Bisexuals-Meetup-Group/148365155200607 Accessibility: No lifts. Many cubicle toilets in basement, no urinal. Stools and cushioned benches upstairs in our space. Finding Village (http://www.village-soho.co.uk/) The Village is at 81 Wardour St, opposite the end of Old Compton St. furthest from Charing Cross Rd and Leicester Square tube - the nearest tube. Or Piccadilly Circus, or further from Trafalgar Square / Charing Cross. I'm easily recognisable from my profile photo (6' tall, slim, even longer hair). We reserve space from 6.30/7pm, wait downstairs if you're too early. We're there til at least 11pm (usually a smaller group til midnight-ish), sometimes til much later when the bar closes (or maybe having gone elsewhere for full-on clubbing if enough of us fancy it). One half of downstairs (one bar each) becomes a dance floor later on (10.30ish) with a DJ and dancing buff semi-naked men on poles. The other entrance remains quieter and its easy to avoid them if you prefer (Brewer Street entrance, other side of Residence bar, round the corner).

  • Bijou Bisexual Dance Party

    The Apple Tree

    Come dance the night away at Bijou - a dance party for bisexual people, whether you're bi/pan/polysexual, any other non-monosexual label or don't use labels. Its at The Apple Tree: a newer and great queer-first venue in the Farringdon area with vegan-first (excellent) menu, cocktails/mocktails (extensive non-alcoholic drink options), co-owned and run by a bi woman. There is a flat, wheelchair accessible side entrance, and a quieter space upstairs. Music will be: scene classic, 80s power ballads, 90s R'n'B, Riot Grrl, Guilty pleasures, Chart faves, 00s pop, and Camp disco. Age limit: 18+, please bring ID if you might be questioned on it. I've heard multiple times how great the food is too! This is the same venue as Kate's "Claiming the B in LGBT" book launch party. One of the organisers is (ThisIs)Biscuit's director (not under the Biscuit brand) Libby, who is an amazing bi activist some of you will know. Non-bi +1s may come too. Tickets: £8 on the door / £6 advance (+booking fee), a limited number so get yours soon! More details+tickets: https://bit.ly/bijoubisexualdanceparty (via eventbrite)

  • Pre Pride Prep

    Apple Tree Pub

    Get your bi+ banner made for Pride. I'll provide paper and coloured pens and updates on how Pride will work for marchers or those wanting to watch. Lots of experience from the regulars and organisers to help answer any questions. We have booked space in The Apple Tree pub's function room upstairs. There are fabulous Mocktails, also alcoholic drinks, and a really tasty vegan-first menu. If you haven't eaten here before, I really recommend you to try it (and you'll help cover the minimum spend). This newer queer venue is bi friendly (co-owned by a female bisexual) and transgender/genderqueer/non-binary people friendly