Images by Mr Andrew ‘Roo’ Helps
This was how we marked Bi Visibility week. What did you do?
To kick off the week of worldwide celebrations that have blossomed out from Bi Visibility Day, we had a bit of a party at one of our favourite venues, the Phoenix in Bristol. We invited people to join us for games, bbq, crafts and a research presentation, and I have to say it felt like a success. We even raised some cash for charity from our raffle! Don’t worry, this won’t go in the biscuit fund at BiVisible Towers; we’re giving it to Mind.
We hope to bring you more pics soon. If you missed Good Bi Summer never fear for there will be more exciting things in the future and you can always catch us at our meet-ups. The details for these are below :)
BiVisible Bristol is a social and support group for bi people in Bristol, UK.
Meet ups are on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Cafe Kino, Bristol (seehttp://www.cafe-kino.com/) from 7pm.
We aim to provide a safe space in which bi people can socialise, network and support each other.
The next meet-up is on October 13th!
Here’s the event on FB… https://www.facebook.com/events/372368796244591/
BiVisible and LGBT Health Forum Bristol bring you a fantastic fun-filled event to promote awareness of the upcoming Bi Visibility Day (23/09) as well as the sorts of issues faced by our community.
The Pheonix Pub, Bristol http://phoenixbristol.com/
Saturday 20th September, 12-6
There will be a lovely buffet, drinks offers, tunes, fun & games, a craft workshop and lots of information about bi people’s experiences with mental health, biphobia and invisibility, including material from our wonderful researcher friend Dr. Nikki Hayfield.
The Bi Lives discussion group begins this week at our old meet-up venue Cafe Kino. Come join us on Thursday July 18th at 7pm. Here is some more information:
Come and discuss what the bi commuity in Bristol is all about and the issues affecting our lives.
At this session we are really interested to hear your thoughts on bisexuality and language. For a long time now some philosophers and literary theorists have proposed that language does not reflect reality or get it’s meaning from the world – rather the opposite; Reality is in large part constructed by language and how we use it, and it is our use of language that determines meaning in our lives. How do these sorts of ideas inform the way we understand bisexuality and our bi lives?
Some questions could include
How does the world speak about bi?
How does bi complicate the language we use, in the LGBT scene or otherwise?
What does ‘bi’ mean to you?
How has your own language changed since coming out as bi or becomming involved in the bi community?
So, if you have any thoughts on these questions, or questions of your own, please do join us on Thursday and help us start to build up our knowledge and understanding of bi lives in Bristol. We’d love to hear from you and everyone is welcome :)
Bivisible Bristol is taking part in our fair city’s Pride Parade this year!
Show your bi pride and come join us. Look out for the purple-clad contingent at the commencement of the parade in Queen Square. We’ll probably have a bi flag!
All the gubbins here
Meet ups happen every 2nd Monday of the month and every 4th Monday of the month 7pm-9pm!
Bivisible Bristol meets in The Bird Cage on Corn Street. We normally manage to update the blog section of this website about a day or two before as well.
We’ll also be meeting at Cafe Kino on Stokes Croft once a month for a ‘discussion special’. More details soon!
For some time we’ve been wondering whether our usual meet-up spot at Cafe Kino is still suitable. As our group is growing in numbers, it may be more practical to try somewhere with a bit more space. So our next meet-up on March 28th will be at The Birdcage in the centre of Bristol. No it’s not a massage parlor, it’s a groovy coffee shop with a side line in vintage threads. Check it out
So, we hope to see you there, usual time 7-9. If we like it, perhaps we’ll make it our permanent spot.
Plus, this coming Tuesday 19th it’s Club Greedy, our award-winning bi night at the QueenShilling Bristol. It’s going to be an evening of funky tunes and fabulous company so come and join us from 9pm bi people everywhere!
Till then, stay visible xxx