The highlight of the bisexual calendar, BiCon is coming to Greater Manchester in August. The event, which prides itself on its work on diversity, will be held from the 2nd to the 5th of August at University of Salford Peel Park Campus.
The event is a weekend-long educational and social gathering for bi people, friends, partners and allies. Several hundred attendees are expected, with around 25% attending for the first time.
BiCon has been held annually in a different part of the UK since 1984. This year will be the 36th event. It is one of the UK’s longest running LGBT events and the largest bi specific event in Europe. However, it remains entirely volunteer run with no formal funding. Despite this the event promises to be a celebration of intersectionality offering a warm welcome to everyone with an interest in bisexuality.
Thursday Night at BiCon is generally fairly relaxed and laid back. It’s a chance to meet up with new and old friends, unpack and settle in. There will a bar and lounge area to enjoy, and as Salford is a campus venue, there are lots of grassy spaces to enjoy if you prefer to sit outside.
There will be a brief welcome and icebreaker game around 7pm, so if you don’t know anyone yet, you will soon! The bar is open till 11pm.
Friday Night In the Bar there will be a music jam session lead by an experienced performer from 8pm followed by the Silent Disco at 9.30pm . The bar will be open till 11pm.
Or if you prefer there is also a BiCon exclusive swim session from 8-10pm – meet at 8pm at the desk or join in at the Pool.
There will also be a storytelling circle either in the Purple Zone or outside depending on the weather.
On Saturday night the weekend culminates in the BiCon 2018 Ball, which this year is The Mythical Bisexual Ball, Bisexual erasure can make us feel like other bisexuals are just a myth so for one night only we’re taking our place and partying with the gods, heroes, fantastic beasts and all that is fabulously fantastic.
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