In present day virtual world of internet, where young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people are calling to end cyberbullying, one festival in London has taken proactive steps to build a good image of LGBT role models.
GFEST – Gaywise FESTival, which is recognised as London’s LGBT art festival for all, is using online media to promote GFEST 2010 artists’ views, films and interviews on it’s online networks (listed below and on GFEST website).
The actual festival will take place in venues across London from 8 to 21 November 2010.
The full festival programme can be found on GFEST website: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk
The festival focuses on three categories covering Short Films, Visual Arts and Performances. Complementing the programme are a series of talks, debate and parties. It has been seen as hugely successful art event where thousands of Londoners enjoy and benefit from the showcase of emerging and established gay talent.
NIRANJAN KAMATKAR, artistic director of GFEST said, “We are proud to present young and trendsetting talent. GFEST 2010 artists will benefit from this year’s online promotions that should go a long way to create good role models amongst young people in cyberspace.”
GFEST is recognised as one of the four key events taking place in the capital’s annual LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) calendar.
DAVID LAMMY, MP for Tottenham, and a key patron of GFEST said in his recent message, “The festival is one of few that champions the critical issue of engagement between the strands of racial and LGBT equality; several of those I know personally have experienced double discrimination on these counts.”
Now in its fourth year, GFEST is supported by the Mayor of London, dignitaries, Ministers and MPs from all the leading parties, various London boroughs and Arts Council England.
More info on GFEST – Gaywise FESTival (GFEST in short) web: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.ukGFEST 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 https://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