Arts Charity ‘Wise Thoughts’ Returns With ‘London Gay Art Festival’ GFEST


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- ‘Art Riots’ Is The GFEST 2013 Theme In Tottenham At Bernie Grant Arts Centre.  Dates: 7 to 9 November.

A North London based arts charity Wise Thoughts returns with the annual November LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) cross-art event GFEST  – Gaywise FESTival.

GFEST 2013 is to take place after a year’s gap. All events will be held in Tottenham at Bernie Grant Arts Centre. The Broader theme for this year’s GFEST is ‘Art Riots – presenting positive contributions by diverse artists in the community’.

GFEST 2013 will take place from 7th  to 9th  November. The festival comprises of a screening of films, star –studded music performances, creative workshops, a Bollywood themed party and a visual arts exhibition at the North London venue.

Artistic Director of GFEST and Wise Thoughts, Niranjan Kamatkar said, “I am excited with this year’s selection of art, performances and films. A number of people got in touch to say that they are pleased with the return of the GFEST showcase, featuring must-see talent.”

GFEST 2013 PerformancesQBoy, Dean Atta, Naechane Valentino and EvOn Musicbully will be headline acts for the GFEST performances on 9th  November.

GFEST 2013 Film ScreeningOn the 8th November, Some London and UK premieres in the line-up of films include: feature length ‘The New Black’, and short films – Bumming Cigarettes, Miss Nizhoni, Hide and Seek and My Genderation (Alice) – made by filmmakers from the UK, USA and all the way to Pakistan.

GFEST 2013 Workshops & PartyFour creative workshops will run under the theme of ‘Learning from Riots’ on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th November at the arts centre.

GFEST 2013 Visual Art‘Riot of Colours’ visual arts exhibition will feature the extraordinary works by Beldan Sezen, Marta Kochanek, Jason C Woodson, Sina Shamsavari and Simon Croft.

Sholay Events image courtesy of Steven Rosen Photography (2)GFEST 2013 closing party ‘Bollywood Blast’, which is open to all, will take place on 9th November from 9.30 pm and is organised by Sholay Productions, New York.

The Full GFEST 2013 programme is now announced on the GFEST website: http://gaywisefestival.org.uk

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GFEST 2013 Events list: 7 to 9 Nov – all events at Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX

Fri 8 November / GFEST 2013 Films Screening ‘New Uprising on Celluloid’ / Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / 7 pm (doors at 6.45 pm) / £12 /£10 (conc)

Fri 8 November / GFEST 2013 Learning from Riots Workshops / 2 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm / 2nd Floor Meeting Room – Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / £7/ £5 (conc.)

Sat 9 November / GFEST 2013 Learning from Riots Workshops / 2 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm / 2nd Floor Meeting Room – Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / £7/ £5 (conc.)

Sat 9 November / GFEST 2013 – Performances ‘Noisy-Bytes’ / 7 pm  (doors 6.45 pm) / Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / £12/ £10 (conc.)

Thus 7 to Sat 9 Nov / GFEST 2013 Visual Arts Exhibition: ‘Riot of Colours’ / Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / 9 am to 5 pm / Exhibition will remain open Monday to Saturday until 30 November / Free

Sat 9 November / GFEST 2013 Bollywood Blast Party / 9.30 pm to late / Mezzanine – Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / Entry free until 10.30 pm / £5 after 10.30 pm.

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