About Us

GFEST - Gaywise FESTival is presented by arts charity Wise Thoughts, a pioneering organisation based in Haringey, north London, that combines creative use of diverse art forms such as film, visual art and performance, and delivers targeted services. Its services help address social justice issues and the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and Black, Asia, & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. A platform for LGBTQI artists, GFEST takes place annually in November.

Press releases

UK-wide LGBT arts festival GFEST 2019 launching at Museum of London

This November, LGBTQI+ charity Wise Thoughts is putting on the 12th annual GFEST - Gaywise FESTival ® 2019 - an arts festival incorporating... read more

24.09.2019 • By Wise Thoughts

“Leave or Remain” how GFEST 2019’s #QueerQueries are set to create hope...

Host Your Own GFEST! Calling groups to spread the GFEST experience! GFEST - Gaywise FESTival ® (known as GFEST) is an annual LGBTQI+... read more

05.02.2019 • By Wise Thoughts

LGBTQI+ Artists to Shine Spotlight on Social Equality

The annual November LGBTQI+ entertainment and cross-art event GFEST – Gaywise FESTival® will be launched on Monday the 12 November at Alexandra... read more

08.10.2018 • By Wise Thoughts

Show off your own ART PRIDE! GFEST opens up for organising your own...

After 10 successful years of annual LGBTQI+ cross art event, GFEST – Gayise FESTival is calling for organisers to plan and hold their own events.... read more

03.07.2018 • By Wise Thoughts

London's GFEST Partners with Magnum to Reward LGBTQI Artistic Excellence

GFEST 2017 and MAGNUM Ice Cream, the brand synonymous with pleasure and renowned globally for its luxurious ice creams, have partnered to reward... read more

06.11.2017 • By Wise Thoughts

A World full of Stories of “protests” revealed at London LGBTQI artists...

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ® 2017 “Arts Protest”! Not just dissent. Monday 13 November – Saturday 25 November 2017... read more

25.09.2017 • By Wise Thoughts

Wood Green Arts Charity Wise Thoughts Receives Waltham Forest LGBT...

London Borough of Waltham Forest is proud to announce that Wise Thoughts will be delivering an exciting programme of events for LGBT History Month... read more

25.01.2017 • By Wise Thoughts

LONDON LGBT cross-art festival GFEST 2016 started with a bang; films and...

London’s annual LGBTQI cross-art and cultural event in November GFEST – Gaywise FESTival started on 7 November this year. There was a big visual... read more

10.11.2016 • By Wise Thoughts

Musicians and Dancers inspired by historic LGBTQ stories from an epic at...

A double-bill evening full of LGBTQI music and dance is at RADA Studios in Chenies Street on Saturday 19 November 2016 An annual platform... read more

24.10.2016 • By Wise Thoughts

LGBT stories come out fighting for their rightful place in mainstream...

LGBT Feature and short films line up to showcase at Rich Mix Cinema in Shoreditch on 12, 14 and 15 November. GFEST 2016 film screenings continue... read more

18.10.2016 • By Wise Thoughts