Open Call For Artists And Films For GFEST 2012


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GFEST – Gaywise FESTival, the premier annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) arts festival in London is looking for submissions for this year’s festival.
‘Queer Art queries..’ is the theme of this year’s festival which will take place in November in venues across London.

Niranjan Kamatkar, artistic director of GFEST said, ‘This year we want to address and question the issues and challenges that our community faces on a daily basis. We hope to encourage artists to work together on exciting, thought provoking and innovative work. We want to query what happens in the queer arts world.’ We are looking for submissions from artists and organisations, with a particular focus on collaboration across art form, age and cultural backgrounds. The festival accepts submissions in three categories: films, visual arts and performance.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 29 June 2012.
Submissions are accepted on: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

For more information on GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2012 please contact: Wise Thoughts / GFEST – Gaywise FESTival
Tel: 020 8889 9555
info@wisethoughts.org
http://www.wisethoughts.org / http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

 

Art Festival in London GFEST 2011 Started With A Bang!

 

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GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2011 started yesterday with a huge turnout at the Dreamspace Gallery EC1Y 8NA,  in Barbican area of London. The FREE ENTRY exhibition is open to public until 19 November. Mayor of Islington Cllr Phil Kelly attended and  spoke at the private view last night. GFEST is recognised as ‘London’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) cross-art festival for all’.

GFEST director Niranjan Kamatkar said, “Despite the massive funding crunch this year, I am delighted with the audience turnout and hope people turn up in huge numbers at the rest of the events until 20 November.”

“I am also impressed with the GFEST volunteers help, which is supported by Team London.  GFEST has become a great fun event again this year, showcasing diverse LGBTQ artistic talent,  cool and hip films and performances. We need everyone to turn up at the events to show their support and to make this event successful.” He added.

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.

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

For full programme and booking information please visit: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

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Art Festival GFEST in London starts today!

 

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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 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.

For full programme and booking information please visit: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

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. http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/
For more information, photo call and interviews opportunities please contact:  0208 889 9555 / info@wisethoughts.org

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GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2011 In London To Open Next Week On 7 November

 

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GFEST 2011 is to start the exciting artistic journey next week on the 7th November 2011. Now in its fifth year, GFEST is widely recognised as ‘London’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) cross-art festival for all’ . Opening up with an exciting visual arts exhibition at the Dreamspace Gallery on Monday 7 November, it will be an exciting look at the wide scope of gay arts in this country.

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Film makers, provocateurs, drag acts, lesbian hip hop artists, symphonic wind groups, anarcho electro punks and London cabaret scene stars are all participants in GFEST 2011.

GFEST 2011 short film screenings at the Prince Charles Cinema on 8, 9 and 10 November  feature Hong Khaou whose film Spring debuted at Sundance this year, Sydney based director Craig Boreham, Liane Lang and Betsy Kalin amongst others covering trends in lesbian culture, amateur boxing, transition in relationships and teenage secrets. This year the short film screenings also include award winning filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe whose film ‘Slow’ deals with a blind date and the possibility that it might bring, a documentary film by Nola Grace Gaardmand, ‘Home for the Golden Gays’ focusing on refuge for elderly and vulnerable gays in Manila since 1969 and Jason Bradbury’s ‘We Once Were Tide’.

Together they cover a variety of themes ranging from discrimination and migration to gender ambiguity and homophobia across the world via one night stands and young people’s issues around sexuality!

The festival organisers are delighted to have a wide range of  artists taking part in this year’s visual arts exhibition including Jason C Woodson, Boa Swindler, Gozra Lozano, Sadie Hennessy, Deric Ch’ng , Eloquent Graffiti, Paul Chisholm, Marta Kochanek, Simon Croft, Peter A Leigh and Jan Morley amongst others.

The topical and lively debate: East London – Homophobia & Transphobia, a culture and arts perspective is on 15 November at Rich Mix in the trendy Shoreditch and Bethnal Green area.

GFEST 2011 performance artists also cover a wide range taking in the political agitation of electro punk of Ste McCabe, the Pink Singers and V G Lee who gives us her take on lesbian life in the slow lane.

EvOn is a young lesbian rapper giving her unique spin on urban, hip-hop and soul music and GFEST 2011 also sees the return of Marcus Reeves who will be performing a selection of songs from his first decade of solo performance and his forthcoming debut album. These and many more performance events will all take place at The Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone on 17, 18 and 19 November.

GFEST 2011 arts events, debates, parties and workshops run from 7 to 20 November at venues across London.

for full programme and booking information please visit: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

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. http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/
For more information, photo call and interviews opportunities please contact:  0208 889 9555 / info@wisethoughts.org

Wise Thoughts, established in 1999, creates dynamic arts initiatives such as GFEST 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.

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Art Festival To Debate Impact Of Homophobia & Transphobia

 

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East London: Homophobia / Transphobia’ Impact on culture and arts

GFEST – Gaywise Festival 2011 is just around the corner. Recognised as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and queer (LGBTQ) art festival in London, GFEST 2011 debate event deals with the theme of ‘East London: Homophobia & Transphobia’ at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green on 15 November.

Speakers on the panel include famous activist Peter Tatchell, Cllr Josh Peck, Roz Kaveney, Cllr Rachael Saunders, Filmmaker Faryal and GFEST 2011 selector Campbell X.

The aim of panel discussion style debate is to highlight some of the challenges and diverse cultural perspectives that come into play when dealing with the issues.  The event will be chaired by Cllr Rachael Saunders.

GFEST 2011 Debate @ Rich Mix on Tue 15 Nov / 7.00 to 8.30pm / 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Online: http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/gfest/

For interview with GFEST artistic director and photo-call opportunities and more information please contact: Subodh Rathod on 0208 889 9555 / info@wisethoughts.org .
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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. www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/

GFEST 2011 events will take place across venues in London from 7 to 20 November

Wise Thoughts, established in 1999, creates dynamic arts initiatives such as GFEST 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.

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Artist Talks About ‘Creativity On Camera’ For London Queer Art Festival

 

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) cross-art festival in London, GFEST – Gaywise FESTival opens on 7 November. GFEST 2011 events, films and performances will run  from 7 to 20 November.

Artist Simon Croft will present his art work at GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2011 visual arts exhibition.  GFEST is recognised as London’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgerder and Queer (LGBTQ) arts festival for all.

GFEST 2011 Visual Arts Exhibition will take place at Dreamspace Gallery , 1-3 Dufferin Street, London, EC1Y 8NA (press buzzer to enter) during Mon 7 Nov to Sat 19 Nov 9am to 5:30pm, Sat: 10am to 5pm (Sunday Closed) ENTRY FREE

On Camera discussion with Simon about ‘creativity in 2 minutes’ :

For more information on GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2011 please contact: Wise Thoughts / GFEST – Gaywise FESTival
Tel: 020 8889 9555
info@wisethoughts.org
http://www.wisethoughts.org / http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

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