GFEST which is supported by Mayor of London and a number of dignitaries and artists will take place in the capital of United Kingdom (UK) from Monday 8 November 2010 to Sunday 21 November 2010 (2 weeks).
The programme will show a range of diversity from the gay ART PRIDE event that is know as GFEST for short. In it’s fourth year now, GFEST will present cutting edges of Proud and Loud Performances (from 18 to 20 Nov) at Cochrane Theatre, ‘Moving’ glbt Short Films at Rich Mix (from 11 to 13 Nov), Vibrant Rainbow Colours of Visual Arts in two Exhibitions (from 8 to 21 Nov) and a number of exciting events, debates, talks and parties (from 8 to 21 Nov) in venues across London.
In his message of support well known gay and human rights activists PETER TATCHELL said that GFEST artists are in the “frontline of queer culture, articulating our identities, experiences, triumphs and tragedies.” He urged people to go and see the festival. STEPHEN FRY in his recent message to GFEST- Gaywise FESTival said that he is “Proud and happy to support GFEST 2010, which does so much to promote the work of LGBT artists everywhere.” Renowned author SARAH WATERS said, “GFEST is a celebration of the wonderful diversity.. It’s so inspiring to see LGBT arts showcased in this way. I hope GFEST just gets bigger, bolder and more beautiful, year by year!”
GFEST has been seen as being hugely successful in recent years, with thousands of Londoners benefiting from the showcasing of emerging and established gay talent.
The festival is supported by leading parties in the UK. Arts charity Wise Thoughts, which organise the festival, would like to thank, for the continued support from Hon David Lammy, MP and one of the patrons of Wise Thoughts, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of Culture Media and Sports and Equalities Minster Hon Lynne Featherstone, MP.
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.