Monday 11 November 18:00 - 20:00

Prince Philip Room, RSA House
John Adam Street

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RSA LGBT+ Network: GFEST 2019 1st Day Event: What is YOUR #QueerQuery in 2019?


Join us for the opening day event of GFEST (Gaywise FESTivalexploring this year’s theme: #QueerQueries A recognised annual LGBTQI+ cross-art event, GFEST is now in its 12th year. 



Gay activist, historian and sociologist, specialising in work on sexuality, Professor Jeffrey Weeks OBE FRSA will join GFEST founder and RSA LGBT+ Creative Cultural Network Lead, Niranjan Kamatkar FRSA, in conversation on the origins of Queer Theory.

Westminster LGBT+ Forum chair, David van de Velde will speak about what 'queer query' means in the heart of London today.

There will be a brief Q&A with the audience followed by networking, with wine for this event generously sponsored by Barefoot Wine.



6.00 – 6.30 pm: Registration and networking 

6.30 – 7.30 pmSpeakers and Q&A 

7.30 – 8.00 pm: Networking and close 


Location: RSA, 8 John Adam St, London WC2N 6EZ  

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

This GFEST event is in partnership with  Westminster LGBT Forum.

About this network... 

Leading cultural change and enriching society around diverse and inclusive LGBT+ issues via lecture series, creative interventions, and networking events, while reducing stigma and stereotyping of LGBT+ people. 

We will aim to work towards conditions for change: working with education, arts, culture, as well as sports bodies and other workplaces (corporate, statutory and public bodies) to enhance engagement of LGBT people and bring LGBT cultural issues to the forefront. 

We will aim to work towards creating a resource base of LGBT practitioners for educational and statutory bodies and future media use. It is a great opportunity for people who acted as informal ambassadors to work towards creating LGBT ambassadorships structures. 

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