12 years of GFEST – Gaywise FESTival


GFEST is an annual LGBTQI+ arts festival. Taking place in the UK during November each year, GFEST is run by Wise Thoughts, a charity based in Haringey in north London. See the previous GFESTs programme details from 2007 onwards here.

As a festival, we curate and promote a programme of LGBTQI+ arts events, including dance, music, drag, film screenings, art exhibitions, debates, readings, comedy and talks.

The 12th year GFEST took place from Monday 11 November. With the theme of #QueerQueeries, the festival generated provoking discussions around queer identity, what it means to be queer and different attitudes towards the term ‘queer’.