Wise Thoughts

Jeremy Hunt, Cabinet Minister for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Supports London’s Gay Art Festival

Press Release   •   Sep 13, 2010 17:17 BST

Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, the cabinet minister for Department for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sports said that he is delighted to provide message of support to GFEST- Gaywise FESTIval.

Mr Hunt has extended his  support to the festival from 2008 and helped launch GFEST 2008 at the Houses of Parliament. GFEST – Gaywise FESTival is recognised as London’s annual LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgeder) cross-art, cross-venues festival. Supported by the Mayor of London, this year’s  GFEST programme will be announced soon on the web: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

GFEST 2010 dates are: 8 November to 21 November.

The Full statement of support reads as:

“I am delighted, once again, to provide a statement of support for the GFEST – Gaywise FESTival. Now in its 4th year, the Festival is an extremely popular event in the LGBT calendar and is an exciting platform for both London and the arts.

This year, the work of national and international artists will be on display as part of the Festival’s fantastic programme and the V & A and National Gallery, amongst other landmark venues, are hosting events.  I wish all involved every success.”

Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport

More info on GFEST – Gaywise FESTival (GFEST in short) web: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

GFEST Artistic Director: Niranjan Kamatkar

WISE THOUGHTS is an arts charity that organises GFEST – Gaywise FESTival  in venues across London.

GFEST web networks: http://www.wisethoughts.org http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk http://www.facebook.com/niranjan.kamatkar http://www.gaywisefestival.blogspot.com/ http://twitter.com/gfest http://gaywisefestival.wordpress.com/ http://www.yoursemotionally.com/ http://www.myspace.com/interviewwithapolitician http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/ http://www.youtube.com/user/wisethoughts http://uk.linkedin.com/in/niranjankamatkar http://www.myspace.com/gaywisefestival

Established in 1999, Wise Thoughts creates dynamic arts initiatives such as GFEST– Gaywise FESTival, and delivers services to help address social justice issues and needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Our projects support community cohesion and aim to inform, raise awareness and promote socio - cultural diversity using arts as a key tool to engender social change. We work strategically with other statutory and voluntary organisations to help attain these objectives. We work locally (in Haringey and North London), regionally (London and the South East), nationally and internationally depending upon the nature of each project.