GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ® 

We at 22 years old arts charity Wise Thoughts, are proud to present virtual, online #GFEST2020 events, (daily between 9th and 21st November 2020) by publishing 15 filmed stories of BAME, LGBTQI+ people across the UK.

It is part of a Wise Thoughts managed, #NationalLottery funded and Consortium led collaborative national project ‘Emerging with Pride‘. These stories of LGBTQI+ ‘heroes’ or role-models, unfold their experiences of the last 6 months, living through COVID-19 pandemic. Click to read the report prepared by Niranjan Kamatkar and Consortium team.

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#GFEST2020 Finale compilation from 15 stories of last 6 months of BAME, LGBTQI+ people across the UK dealing with challenges of Covid-19 pandemic. Posted on closing night of GFEST on 21st November 2020.
Director: Niranjan Kamatkar, FRSA
© 2020 Wise Thoughts and Niranjan Kamatkar

Proud to present #GFEST2020 line up as below:

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GFEST 2020 – Mon 9 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Chaune King story video posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Mon 9 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with Chaune King

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GFEST 2020 – Tues 10 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Mridul Wadhwa story video posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Tues 10 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with Mridul Wadhwa

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GFEST 2020 – Wed 11 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Vanessa Nwosu story video posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Wed 11 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with Vanessa Nwosu

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GFEST 2020 – Thurs 12 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Myles More story video posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Thurs 12 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with Myles More

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GFEST 2020 – Fri 13 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Amisha story video posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Fri 13 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with Amisha

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GFEST 2020 – Sat 14 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Ramses Underhill-Smith and Farina stories, videos posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Sat 14 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with Ramses Underhill-Smith and Farina

Only on Saturday the 14th November and Sunday the15th November 2020.

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GFEST 2020 – Sun 15 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Louis Mills and Sayang stories, videos posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Sun 15 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with Louis Mills and Sayang

Only on Saturday the 14th November and Sunday the15th November 2020.

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GFEST 2020 – Mon 16 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Samah Naseem story posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Mon 16 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with Samah Naseem

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GFEST 2020 – Tues 17 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Makinder Singh Chahal story video posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Tues 17 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with Makinder Singh Chahal

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GFEST 2020 – Wed 18 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Dan Singh story video posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Wed 18 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with Dan Singh

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GFEST 2020 – Thurs 19 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Elsa Da Silva story video posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Thurs 19 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with Elsa Da Silva

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GFEST 2020 – Fri 20 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Rico Jacob Chace story video posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Fri 20 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with Rico Jacob Chace

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GFEST 2020 – Sat 21 Nov – 9.30 am (BST)
Shivani Dave story video posted.

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GFEST 2020 – Sat 21 Nov – 7.30 pm (BST)
A live webinar – recorded conversation with organisers

Artistic director: Niranjan Kamatkar, FRSA.  GFEST 2020 cover video: