11. november 2019 - 18:00 till 20:00
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RSA LGBT+ Network: GFEST Launch: What is YOUR #QueerQuery in 2019? | Prince Philip Room, RSA House | måndag, 11. november 2019

Join us for the opening day event of GFEST (Gaywise FESTival) exploring 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, Prof Jeffrey Weeks OBE FRSA will join GFEST founder and RSA LGBT+ Creative Cultural Network Lead Niranjan Kamatkar FRSA in conversation on the origins of ***** Theory.  


Westminster Council’s LGBT+ Forum lead Cllr Ian Adams FRSA will speak about what ‘***** query’ means in the heart of London today.  


LGBT+ Poet Laureate Trudy Howson will present her poetry on the theme.  


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 pm: Speakers 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: networks@rsa.org.uk. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

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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