A one-day event for everyone who knows that happy, healthy and honest relationships don’t have to be monogamous, Polyday combines a day of discussions and social space to give you a chance to meet like-minded people, to build our community and to celebrate its diversity.
At Polyday you’ll meet a wide variety of people who all have different answers to a range of different questions, but who all want to explore the possibilities for happy, healthy and honest non-monogamous relationships.
This year, Polyday will feature many of the most sucessful talks and speakers that we have had in the previous years, along with new contributors.
New to the concept of Polyamory? Or perhaps you have been practicing or learning about non-monogamy for a while? These sessions, built around questions and discussions, are for you.
DK Green, counsellor and psycotherapist, will be joining us again this year in two sessions: the first one dedicated to talking about the issue of mental health, and the second one focused on the challenges and joys of parenting within poly families.
Jen Hazel will be facilitating this talk focused on communication about sexual health, issues of shame or vulnerability around STI’s, and discussing boundaries and desires with new and old partners.
This year, we will be encouraging more participation from people attending, including “lighting talks” (where anyone can present for a few minutes!) and socialising activities.
We are still finalising the programme, so come back soon for updates!
Polyday is a non-profit event run by volunteers.
We are in the process of putting together the programme of Polyday 2017 and would very much like to hear from people that want to facilitate workshops on key topics around non-monogamy and polyamory.
Is that you? Please fill out this form.
Doors open at 9:30. Greetings and housekeeping will take place at 10:15 and the first sessions start at 10:30.
Spaces in London are really expensive. Literally 99% of your ticket goes to paying for the venue, with the remaining 1% covering miscellaneous event costs (blu tac, stickers, paper…).
The venues consistently cost around £2k, and we haven’t been able to find any venues that are significantly cheaper than that for our requirements.
There are shops/pubs/cafes in the area, so we won’t have catering on offer this time.
There will be teas and coffee and a few snacks available to purchase for a small contribution. You may bring your own picnic if you want.
There is also a microwave available if you need to get something reheated at lunchtime.
Day tickets (£20) are available on the door. Please note that we cannot offer concessions on the day.
Yes. Children under 12 pay £10 (available at the door only). Children under 5 can come in for free.
Please note that there will be no childcare service. Children must be accompanied at all times by an adult. Sessions suitable only for those over 18 will be flagged.
Please get in touch to discuss sponsoring possibilities.
People working in the media are welcome to attend Polyday by purchasing a ticket and requesting a “Press Badge”. Please do so through our contact form.
You can bring flyers, which we will place on a table for that purpose.
Thank you for volunteering! Polyday wouldn’t be possible without the support of people like you.
Please fill the contact form to volunteer.
No, we don’t get paid – in fact, we even pay for our own (full price) tickets! We also don’t get our expenses paid (and some of us don’t live in London) so between travelling to the monthly committee meetings and things we buy for Polyday, it actually costs us more as individuals to attend than anyone else!
Battersea Park is the nearest suburban rail station.
Clapham Junction is about 12 minutes away by public transport.
We work to make Polyday as accessible as possible.
If you have a disability or other access need (eg mobility issue, sensory impairment, mental health need, learning disability/difficulty) please get in touch as early as possible.
If you are coming to Polyday with your own support/personal assistant/carer you will not be expected to pay for them to attend to support you.
Seating should be available throughout the day, as will refreshments.
If you are having problems on the day, please ask one of the many volunteer helpers for assistance, don’t stay silent – it may be that we can solve any problem on the spot, and if not it’s useful to help us run future events.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us using the form below.
Thanks for any help you can give. Polyday is all about the people who come. Help us attract a big, diverse crowd and the day will be all the better.
Please mention Polyday in your blog or website, and link to our website.
Please mention us in communities or mailing lists you’re a member of where you think it’s appropriate too.
Tweet about us (#polydayUK), and invite people to our Facebook event!
Can you distribute flyers for us where interested people might be? Get in touch through the form and we can send you some of our A6 colour flyers.
You can also download a pdf here.
To help make Polyday enjoyable for everyone who attends, we’ve drawn up this code of conduct.
If you have any problems, questions or comments, or notice anything that concerns you, please talk to the staff on the registration desk.
Should we find it necessary to ask a Polyday attender to leave for the safety or wellbeing of others, no refund will be offered.