The cross-arts Gaywise Festival - GFest 2011 - returns on 7 November with visual artists, film makers, provocateurs, drag acts, lesbian hip hop artists, symphonic wind groups, anarcho electro punks, the cream of the London cabaret scene and performance artists ready to be deployed across the capital to celebrate and promote LGBT and queer arts.
And the line-up's looking mighty fine:
Dreamspace Gallery, EC1 hosts a visual arts exhibition, featuring work about gender ambiguity, identity, hate, indecency, coming out, individuality, creativity, sub-cultures, absurdity and more - the roll call of artists suggests a totally engaging, challenging and unusual show, open 7-19 November, free entry.
The Cockpit Theatre, NW8 is the place to go for GFest performance: cabaret, spoken word, songs, the gay wind band, comedy, hip hop and experimental performance across 17-19 November, ticket £15/10.
The short film festival at the Prince Charles Cinema covers trends in lesbian culture, amateur boxing, transition in relationships and teenage secrets, plus free entry to a "sensual 'Erotolalia' participatory sound installation" on the three evenings, 8-10 November, 6 to 9pm.
Plus there are workshops, talks, social drop-ins and parties throughout the month, notably, the debate on "East London: Homophobia / Transphobia' Impact on culture and arts" at Rich Mix on 15 November (followed by a free party) and the closing event at The Shadow Lounge, Soho on 20 November.
Find out more at www.gaywisefestival.org.uk