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We are London’s leading LGBTQI cross-arts festival

 

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival® is London’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) cross – art festival for all. Download GFEST logo here

Produced by arts charity Wise Thoughts, GFEST features some of the best established alongside fresh, young artists and queer talent working across the arts. Events range from art exhibition, performances, films screening, debates and events. The arts and cultural festival also helps profile human rights issues and makes a creative case for ‘Equality in all walks of life.’ GFEST takes place annually in November in London.

Some of the past GFEST venues: The National Gallery, V&A, RADA, The Tate Modern, Cochrane Theatre, Cockpit Theatre, Rich Mix, Prince Charles Cinema, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Birkbeck College, Toynbee studios, Westminster Ref Library, Menier Gallery, Art House Crouch End, St Pancras Parish Church, RVT, Uni. Arts London (Davis Street)

Past GFEST Launch Receptions took place in Houses of Parliament, The City Hall & K&L Gates.

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival was the first LGBT art festival to have the launch receptions in the UK parliament over the three years (2008 to 2010) with a cross-party support. GFEST has received support from a number of eminent people. Please check for messages of support page.

GFEST artistic director: Niranjan Kamatkar  2016 programme advisers : Subodh Rathod