Illustration by Ngadi Smart

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Festival

East London’s exciting annual event - Fringe! returns this year to knock your socks off. Running from the 9th - 14th November, the festival celebrates LGBTIQA+ stories from around the world and is a warm embrace of queer creativity and culture. 

From feature films to experimental installations, workshops and lively debates to wild parties, Fringe! hosts a multitude of diverse events to tickle every one of the senses. Flooding East London's cinemas, art galleries, pop-up venues and basement clubs with the powerful, provocative and strange. 


Loosely based on captured moments from past Fringe! Events, Ngadi’s lively work explores elements of gender fluidity, with six queer faces that are proud, brave, thoughtful, cheeky and curious. Their differences exist only in hairstyles, reflecting a positive message of non-exclusivity, which encourages all communities to appreciate the many nuances of queer love and self expression.

The Art of Solitude is

a powerful photo-essay by London-based fashion and documentary photographer Ejatu Shaw, that featured in The Sunday Times Magazine. Perfectly capturing