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GFEST – Gaywise FESTival is widely recognised as ‘London’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) cross-art festival for all’. The festival opens with an exciting visual arts exhibition at the Dreamspace Gallery on Monday 7 November.

GFEST 2011 Visual arts at Dreamspace Gallery

GFEST 2011 short film screenings at the Prince Charles Cinema on 8, 9 and 10 November promise a fantastic line-up of shorts and offer a rare chance to watch some of the films on the big screen.

Sensational variety acts at the festival performance events will liven up The Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone on 17, 18 and 19 November.

GFEST 2011 debate at Rich Mix on 15 November looks at the theme of ‘East London: Homophobia / Transphobia’ – Impact on culture and arts. Peter Tatchell has agreed to be one of the key speakers.

The festival director Niranjan Kamatkar said, “Despite the massive funding crunch this year, we are determined to deliver all the festival activities as planned. We largely depend upon the community members to turn up for the events and help ensure the festival’s success.”

GFEST is supported by Team London this year for the volunteers’ involvement.

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GFEST – Gaywise FESTival is the premier LGBTQ annual cross-arts festival in London – a platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer artists. It’s produced and organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts.
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