Press release

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival, ‘London’s LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) and queer cross – art festival for all’, has announced 2011 programme that reflects high artistic quality. This year the festival will take place across various London venues including The Dreamspace Gallery, Prince Charles Cinema, The Cockpit theatre and Rich Mix amongst other venues.

GFEST 2011 runs for two weeks from Monday 7 November 2011 to Sunday 20 November 2011.

The festival programme can be found on [the] GFEST website.

The festival is recognised as one of the four key events taking place in the capital’s annual LGBT and Queer calendar.

NIRANJAN KAMATKAR, the artistic director of GFEST said, “We are proud to announce the much awaited GFEST 2011 line up for visual arts exhibition, film screenings and performances. We hope, the loyal LGBT and other audiences will provide maximum support to help meet the fundraising needs for this year.”
He added, “ Now in its fifth year, I still feel that we have barely scratched the surface of the enormous contemporary LGBTQ talent and artistic diversity that exists around us – and which makes great contributions to the national and international arts scene. I am confident that GFEST 2011 programme is a thrilling mix of high quality artistic presentations from the LGBT community.”

The festival focuses on three main categories covering Short Films, Visual Arts and Performances. Complementing the programme are a series of workshops, participatory theatre, 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.

For more information, photography, in-depth stories or to arrange an interview with artists, Niranjan Kamatkar, Artistic Director of GFEST 2010 and Wise Thoughts, please contact: Subodh Rathod, Wise Thoughts / GFEST – Gaywise FESTival
Tel: 020 8889 9555 /

About GFEST – Gaywise FESTival
GFEST – Gaywise FESTival is the premier LGBT annual cross-arts festival in London – a platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer artists. Produced and organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts, GFEST 2010 is the brainchild of Wise Thoughts’ Artistic Director Niranjan Kamatkar.