• Prospero Acronym: Fencesitter (Camden Fringe Festival)

    Phoenix Arts Club

    Star of 'The Art Of Drag', Prospero Acronym is a magician on a mission: to make sense & nonsense of sexuality. Never seen a Drag Wizard get knotted in rope trying to untangle attraction or pull someone's gender identity out of a jar of marmite? Then this show will teach you a valuable lesson!* "Hilarious & Surprisingly Educational!" *lesson may vary Twitter: @prosperodrag (htps://twitter.com/prosperodrag) Web: www.facebook.com/prosperodrag Tickets: £8 via https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:5176. Further details, links to search fringe events: https://www.camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2434 Also On the Sunday (day before): https://www.meetup.com/london-bisexuals/events/262357071/

  • 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/)

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  • Prospero Acronym: Fencesitter (Camden Fringe Festival)

    Phoenix Arts Club

    Star of 'The Art Of Drag', Prospero Acronym is a magician on a mission: to make sense & nonsense of sexuality. Never seen a Drag Wizard get knotted in rope trying to untangle attraction or pull someone's gender identity out of a jar of marmite? Then this show will teach you a valuable lesson!* "Hilarious & Surprisingly Educational!" *lesson may vary Twitter: @prosperodrag (htps://twitter.com/prosperodrag) Web: www.facebook.com/prosperodrag Tickets: £8 via https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:5176. Further details, links to search fringe events: https://www.camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2434 Also on the Monday: https://www.meetup.com/london-bisexuals/events/262357294/

  • Deptford Pride

    Giffin Street

    Deptford Pride is in Giffin Square, the main event from 12 noon (til 5pm). There will be a stage featuring a range of performances and talks throughout the day (2-5pm), as well as stalls staffed by a variety of charities and organisations. Bi Pride UK will be there! We'll be there (for some of it)! There will be merchandise stalls (where tickets to the After Party are available too). The award-winning drag queen Son of a Tutu (from BBC Stories and the upcoming movie adaptation of "Everybody's Talking About Jamie") is presenting an interactive storytime at the Deptford Lounge (9 Giffin Street). Further details: https://deptfordpride.uk/ Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @DeptfordPride Afterparty: "Outdance" returns after 20 years, with guests The Cocoa Butter Club. From 9pm, at the Albany Theatre; tickets on the door(£12), at pride leading up to it (£10) or in advance (£8): https://deptfordpride.uk/tickets

  • London Para Pride

    Royal Vauxhall Tavern

    People with disabilities have been unintentionally excluded from the LGBTQ experience. Until now. The first ever London ParaPride celebrates everything that is different and lays the first stepping stones for a welcoming and fun experience for all members of our community. The venue is the RVT in Vauxhall. Tickets are free but if you feel like helping us along our way, please select the £10 donation ticket at Eventbrite and bring your donation with you on the day. (that way Eventbrite don't take 20% of the donation). Tickets (free but donations will help): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parapride-2019-tickets-64810806868 Accessibility: Whilst The RVT isn't a fully accessible venue, ParaPride are working with them to make the venue more inclusive for this event. This includes the provision of; Accessible porta-loos BSL interpreters An induction loop Runners for the bar Quiet zones Mental Health First aiders They also work closely with the Police and St John's Ambulance, who are on-call consistently throughout our events in case of any emergencies. For more info, please message on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parapride.world Or by email: [masked]

  • 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).

  • 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)

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  • Brighton & Hove Pride

    Angel of Peace statue, Hove Lawns Brighton

    Brighton & Hove Pride is one of the top (top two?) Prides in the UK. Its on from 2-4 August with the Parade on Saturday 3rd. Sunday may have a whole day of acts too. Official website: http://www.brighton-pride.org Bi Pride UK details for marching with them: https://www.facebook.com/events/490658258418565/permalink/490658265085231/ Following information copied from 2018, expecting the same but please check/let me know in comments/by message if not! Kylie performs on Saturday, Jessie J and others on Sunday. Celebrating 50 years since Stonewall, the parade will be translated into an array of eye-popping technicolour magic, and look out for their 50m Rainbow Flag! The parade starts down on Hove Lawns/seafront in the morning from 11am and ends up at Preston Park, passing by the Clock Tower in the centre of town, on the way. (That's a different clock tower in Preston Park itself!) The parade is free to walk in (join the BiPride UK marching group meeting up from 9.30, see comments below) or watch, but tickets are needed for the event/music in Preston Park afterwards and separate wrist bands for the clubbing area in Kemptown. But there are plenty of other bars/pubs/restaurants outside that zone. And of course, the pier and seafront, if the weather's ok. "Brighton Bothways" is the bi group there. Them and Bi Pride UK would really appreciate you joining to march as there isn't usually a large specific bi presence (as I understand). While there are a number of bi/pan flags visible in other groups they don't stand out like a single group. Brighton is a nice day-trip distance from London so easier to visit, at an hour from Victoria by train then 15-20minutes to Preston Park where its held. Walking groups are limited to 25 people and theres no space left for new groups now, but existing groups may have space to join them - I expect joining the BiPride UK group is the best way. DON'T meet at the clock tower unless you've arranged it independently (I just chose a location in the park already known to meetup). There's an online/printed Guide available online or from various gay venues in London (eg. some bars, shops with community group/support leaflets) and Brighton/Hove; online. DO comment here with more information or suggestions if you plan to go and where you'll be, both beforehand and on the day. Twitter: PrideBrighton Instagram: brightonprideofficial YouTube: brightonandhovepride (http://www.youtube.com/brightonandhovepride) Event cover image of Angel of Peace statue (event meeting point), Hove Lawns, Brighton; by & used with permission from Judy Middleton: http://hovehistory.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-peace-statue-hove.html?m=1

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  • BiCon 2019 (Lancaster, whole weekend)

    Lancaster University

    Lancaster University hosts the 37th UK BiCon weekend. Come along to meet a few hundred bisexuals and allies, influence/learn about bisexuality, Bi activism, our place in the LGBT community and issues affecting us in the discussion sessions/talks. Then party in the evenings! Go for the day or stay for the weekend, multi-day tickets save money (on-site accomodation available but limited). ON-THE-DOOR DAY TICKETS AVAILABLE (as long as you arrive in the morning, most likely)! See http://2019.bicon.org.uk/ for announcements! The workshops and talks start in the morning but the socialising goes on all day. On-site accommodation must be booked ahead via the organisers (BOOK EARLY! It fills up!) which is shared by many others, usually self-catering. That makes it easier to stay on site and get to know more people there, not worrying so much about late night travelling around and so on. One-day tickets (https://2019.bicon.org.uk/tickets/) are between £12-£37 (income-rated pricing, please be honest to help keep it affordable for the unwaged/lower-budgeted - you might just help a fabulous new friend-to-be afford to be there). Under-16s are free (do read the details). Also on the door tickets if you arrive early enough (though no on-site accommodation left by then, book whats left of that NOW). Tickets cover all events on the day and evening (not food/drinks though). Events There are talks and events (eg. workshop sessions) going on throughout the whole weekend - examples from previous years are "Bi Literature", "Bis on Screen", "Saving Bi History", there's been a room for Hugs, talking about coming out or not, and space for your own open discussions or themes that come up on the day. The evenings switch over to a party! Info Links For further details on the weekend, venue, and programme of events, and financial assistance (deadline end May) where available for certain categories of attenders, see http://2019.bicon.org.uk/ Don't know anything about it? The BiCon 'New to' page will tell you the basics, and the general BiCon page (ie. not year-specific) is at http://bicon.org.uk/ * From one of our members... "There's nothing like being immersed in community for a whole weekend" * From the bicon site: "One year someone theorised that no matter what your hobby or interest is, there will be someone at BiCon into that too." (they couldn't disprove that after a few hours at the bar). Useful links to read (you're asked to sign up to the code of conduct when you get your pass anyway, so read it now and save time later): https://2019.bicon.org.uk/about-bicon/aims-and-values/code-of-conduct/ Want to organise a little meetup among London-Bi members in the group? Comment and reply on this event below.

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