I started to volunteer for this organization called “Wise Thoughts” which is dynamic local, national, international art initiatives 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.
Founded in 1999 and based in Haringey, North London, Wise Thoughts has organised London’s LGBTQI cross-art festival, GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ®, since 2007. Haringey LGBT network was managed by Wise Thoughts.
I feel extremely honored and proud to be volunteering for such organisation. I am an aspiring graphic designer and this a great opportunity to test my skills.
GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ® 2018
An absolutely “unmissable and MUST” evening full of LGBTQI+ arts, videos, music, performers, spoken word and live acts. GFEST is co-ordinated by arts charity Wise Thoughts. Food and drinks are available at the bar.
Mon 12 Nov / 6 pm – 8.30 pm. Performances start at 7 pm.
Free Entry. BOOK
GFEST 2018 theme is “Socially EQUAL”.
Produced by arts charity Wise Thoughts, GFEST presents LGBTQI+ films, music, performances, art exhibitions, interdisciplinary art, poetry, book reading, workshops, participatory events, debates, etc. in November.
GFEST events value and promote diverse talent from diverse art forms and promote artistic excellence. Celebrating diversity continues to ensure LGBTQI+ equal rights and reduces possible discrimination. GFEST ethos is to develop cultural and social equality for and amongst diverse LGBTQI+ people from all age groups including people from different religious or/and cultural backgrounds. The festival supports individual creative abilities and participation in society.
Some of the past GFEST venues: The National Gallery, V&A, RADA, The Tate Modern, Cochrane Theatre, Cockpit Theatre, Rich Mix, Prince Charles Cinema, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Birkbeck College, Toynbee studios, Westminster Ref Library, Menier Gallery, ArtHouse Crouch End, St Pancras Parish Church, RVT, Uni. Arts London (Davis Street / London Fashion College), Gay’s The Word bookshop, University of Roehampton, Shadow Lounge, Bar Titania and Mackenzie Pavillion Gallery in Fusbury Park.
Past GFEST Launch Receptions took place in Houses of Parliament, The City Hall & K&L Gates.
GFEST – Gaywise FESTival was the first LGBT art festival to have the launch receptions in the UK Parliament over the three years (2008 to 2010) with a cross-party support. GFEST has received support from a number of eminent people. Please check for messages of support page.
GFEST artistic director: Niranjan Kamatkar
I have quite a few animated typography versions too, which I am adding to this post.
Part of the job is also to create a social media banners. I have created some of those too.
At the end I am adding poster for this fantastic event.