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
GFEST 2017 is the 10th anniversary festival and this year the theme is “Arts Protest”.
Produced by arts charity Wise Thoughts, GFEST features the best art by some of the established names 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, ArtHouse Crouch End, St Pancras Parish Church, RVT, Uni. Arts London (Davis Street / London Fashion College), Gay’s The Word bookshop, University of Roehampton, Shadow Lounge, Bar Titania and Mackenzie Pavillion Gallery in Fusbury Park.
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 2017 programme advisers: Prof (em) Dr Rainer Schulze and Subodh Rathod