GFEST – Gaywise FESTival, which is recognised as ‘London’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festival for all’, started an online campaign on social media to generate support to the festival activities this year. Full GFEST 2013 programme is now announced on the official GFEST website:

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

Untitled - CopyAll 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 run over the weekend from 7 to 9 November. The festival comprises of films screenings, star –studded music performances, creative workshops, a Bollywood themed party and a visual arts exhibition .

Artistic Director of GFEST and Wise Thoughts, Niranjan Kamatkar said, “Due to lack of funding, we are entirely dependent on the online community support and social media to get the word out. Thanks to a number of LGBT people, the word is getting out and I hope we can have a successful event this year due to everyone promoting events on Facebook pages and events, GFEST Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, blogs and YouTube etc..”

A number of online news channels including London24, events listing pages and Haringey Council have featured the event online.