Welcome

to GFest- gayWise LGBT Arts Festival 2008. To view GFest 2007 programme click HERE.

GFest - gayWise LGBT Arts Festival provides a unique platform for Queer Arts principally created by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) artists from diverse backgrounds. GFest presents the work in a creatively safe, stimulating and artistically challenging manner. The Festival also offers the unique opportunity to showcase the artworks in London, a culturally rich and vibrant city with a world renowned artistic heritage.

Artistic Director: Niranjan Kamatkar


NEW! Click HERE to download this years programme brochure (PDF, 3.3MB)

GFest - Gaywise LGBT Arts Festival is organised and managed by Wise Thoughts.

Selection Panel: Ajamu X, Pratibha Parmar, Tim Redfern, Dr Alan Tomkins, Niranjan Kamatkar.

GFest- gayWise LGBT Arts Festival has following 4 strands:
Programme entries are selected through an open call for submission in each category.

GFest 08 launch at House of Commons on 3rd NOV 08 (by Invitation only)

Call for submissions now CLOSED. Please keep checking back for more information.


Statement of support from the Deputy Mayor Of London. Click HERE.
Statement of support from David Lammy MP. Click HERE.

GFest 08 Programme showreel.


GFest 07 Programme showreel.


Pride 2008 image
GFest Stall at Pride 2008.

Short Film Screenings
Rich Mix 13 Nov 2008 - 7.30 PM
Rich Mix 14 Nov 2008 - 7.30 PM
Box office: 020 7613 7498
Visual arts Exhibition
McKenzie Pavilion Gallery space in Finsbury Park
10 to 28 Nov 2008 Entry Free
12- 6 PM (including weekends).
Private view on 10th Nov. By invitation.
Performance Evenings
Rich Mix 20 Nov 2008 7.30 PM
Rich Mix 21 Nov 2008 7.30 PM
Box office: 020 7613 7498
Cochrane Theatre 22 Nov 2008 7.30 PM
Cochrane Theatre 23 Nov 2008 7.30 PM
Box Office: 020 7269 1606
Events/Workshops
Film Cafes at Rich Mix cafe/bar 13 & 14 Nov 6.30 PM
Arts Workshops at Bernie Grant Arts centreclick here for details
Debate: LGBT Arts & Social interaction: Lecture Theatre, University of the Arts London, 65 Davies Street, London, W1K 5DA 18 Nov. 2008 6.30-9.00pm
Entry Free
other receptions, parties & event details to follow.
Wise Thoughts Haringey LGBT Network Arts Council UAL Stonewall haringey Council Mayor Of London