Join us at Polyday

Come and meet hundreds of people that identify as non-monogamous at the largest event in Europe on polyamory, Relationship Anarchy and other forms of non-monogamy.

Come, meet and hear other poly, RA and non-mono people

New to polyamory or just curious? Experienced in all forms of non-monogamy? Something in between? Polyday has something for you!

In previous years talks have covered:

  • Designing relationships
  • Sexual health
  • Polyamory and mental health
  • Polyamory and children
  • Disability
  • BAME and non-monogamy

Additionally:

  • Opportunities to socialise
  • Meet up after the event
  • Quiet space if you need a break

Advance, Concession and Angel Tickets are on sale now and until Friday 12 October at 6pm.

Share your experience and thoughts on non-monogamy

We are always looking for people that want to facilitate workshops or give presentations. If you think that would be you, please let us know!

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with minority identities (gender, race, ability, etc.) and people who deal with non-monogamy on a professional capacity (therapists, academics, etc.)

Help make Polyday 2018 better than ever

Polyday is created entirely through the effort and skills of volunteers (we even pay for our tickets!)

If you would want to contribute your time and skills, please get in touch! It’s never too early or too late: people on the day are super useful, but a lot of work goes into planning Polyday as well.

Besides volunteering there is more you can do:

  • Tell your polycule and the other people in your life
  • Please mention us in communities or mailing lists you’re a member of where you think it’s appropriate too.
  • Tweet about us #polydayuk
  • Invite people to or Facebook event.
  • Distribute fliers: Get in touch and we can send you some of our A6 colour flyers. You can also download a pdf here.

Tickets

Tickets can be bought online through Eventbrite until Friday 12 October 2018.

Please note that additional Evenbrite fees apply. If you want to avoid these, please purchase tickets directly at the London Polyamory Meetup Group events.

On the day of the event, the tickets are all £20, with no concessions.

Concessions
£11.50
  • People receiving benefits
  • Full-time students
  • OAPs
  • People on low wages
  • Children between 6-17 years
  • Does not include Eventbrite fees
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Advance Ticket
£16
  • Buy before 6pm on Friday 12 October 2018
  • Does not include Eventbrite fees
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Angel Ticket
£27.50
  • One ticket for you
  • A ticket for the "Angel Fund" for someone that can't afford it otherwise
  • Does not include Eventbrite fees
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Where does the price of my ticket go?

Polyday is a non-profit event entirely run and presented by volunteers (we even pay for our own tickets!). 99% of the money from ticket sales goes into paying for the venue and the rest is spent on things like pens, lanyards, blutac, etc…

  • Venue costs
  • Other running costs
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Can't afford a ticket?

We want to make Polyday as accessible as we can, while still covering the costs to be able to run it.

If you can’t afford a Concession ticket and/or need support for travelling, you could be able to access funding from the Angel Fund, donated by other people.

Apply

The venue

Wilditch Community Centre

48 Culvert Rd, Battersea

London SW11 5BB

Accessibility

We work to make Polyday as accessible as possible.

Before the event

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.

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On the day

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.

Frequently asked questions

What time does the day start?

Doors open at 9:30. Greetings and housekeeping will take place at 10:15 and the first sessions start at 10:30.

Can I get food at the venue? Are refreshments available?

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.

Can I bring children?

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.

What is the nearest train station?

Battersea Park is the nearest suburban rail station.

Clapham Junction is about 12 minutes away by public transport.

What tickets are available on the door?

Day tickets (£20) are available on the door. Please note that we cannot offer concessions on the day.

Is the venue accessible?

Please check our accessibility section.

Where does the price of my ticket go?

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.

Do the organisers get paid for their work?

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!

Can I sponsor Polyday?

Please get in touch to discuss sponsoring possibilities.

I am writing and article/making a documentary on polyamory. Can I attend?

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.

Can I bring/pass out flyers for my business/event?

You can bring flyers, which we will place on a table for that purpose.

Who would I contact if I want to volunteer?

Thank you for volunteering! Polyday wouldn’t be possible without the support of people like you.

Please fill the contact form to volunteer.

Where can I find more resources about polyamory?

Polytical.org features a list of online resources to learn more about polyamory and connect with other non-monogamous people.

Code of conduct

  • We love photographs, but please only photograph, film, or record people with their express consent, and say if and where any recording or photograph will be used.
  • Keep what is said in workshops confidential. If you discuss a workshop, whether in conversation, in a blog entry, or elsewhere, don’t identify any participants without their permission.
  • When discussing people attending more generally, please use the name on their name badge.
  • Please respect the privacy of others generally.
  • People from the media can attend Polyday by purchasing a ticket and requesting a “Press Badge” that they must wear at all times.
  • No filming, recording or photographing can take place during workshops. Participants can only be filmed, photographed or interviewed if they are adults and give express consent.
  • No means no: if someone asks you to leave them alone, please do so immediately.
  • No one at Polyday should be put under any pressure to join in with anything they don’t want to.
  • Hugs and touches can be great, but not everybody wants them. Don’t invade personal space unless you are invited to. A useful phrase is ‘Would you like a hug?’.
  • Polyday is not a fetish club or a sex club; please keep any behaviour legal, and generally within the bounds of what’s acceptable in public.
  • If you’re getting unwanted attention from someone, you can tell the desk or workshop facilitator, and we will politely tell them to stop. We’re happy to do so even if you haven’t asked them to stop since that’s not always easy to do.
  • No smoking inside at Polyday – this is the law.
  • Party responsibly; try to avoid getting too drunk or too dehydrated.

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 attendee to leave for the safety or wellbeing of others, no refund will be offered.

Contact us

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General

If you have general questions, comments or enquiries, please get in touch using this form.

Get in touch
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Speakers

We are always looking for speakers and workshop facilitators.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with minority identities (gender, race, ability, etc.) and people who deal with non-monogamy on a professional capacity (therapists, academics, etc.)

Apply to speak
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Press/Media

If you are a journalist, media creator or artist working on a piece on polyamory you are welcome at Polyday but:

  • You have to buy a ticket.
  • You have to request and wear a press badge at all times.
  • You cannot photograph or record workshops in any way.
  • You can only interview people outside sessions with their express consent

It will also help if you read this article before.

Request badge
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Volunteers

Polyday is made by volunteers and its never to early or to late to become one!

If you’d like to form part of the group of people actively organising Polyday or just want to lend a hand on the day, let us know!

Volunteer
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Would you like to sponsor Polyday in any way?

Let's talk!

Angel Fund application

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If you can’t afford a Concession ticket or need financial help for travel, please fill in the form bellow to apply for aid from the “Angel Fund” (donated by other people attending).

Please note that the funds available depend on how many people buy Angel Tickets and, thus, we can’t guarantee that your application will be successful.

Apply for Angel Fund