Topher Campbell


Afro Queer artist and filmmaker, Topher Campbell, is the former artistic director of The Red Room Film and Theatre Company, and the co-founder of ruckus!, a ground-breaking cultural archive of Black, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans creatives, artists, venues and organisations, Topher comes with a powerful reputation in curating and commissioning work that is urgent and relevant. 

As an award-winning artist he has collaborated with the Mercury Music Prize Winners Young Fathers on FETISH, an art film shot on the streets of New York, which premiered at the Barbican Centre in London, and was Official Selection for the 2018 Aesthetica Short Film Festival and 2018 Scottish Queer International Film Festival and 2021 Sheffield DocFEST. 

As a performer, Topher has appeared in Campbell X’s Stud Life, Ian Poitiers debut feature Oh Happy Day and Isaac Julien’s Trussed. He co-directed Una Marson, Our Last Caribbean Voice (currently available on BBC iPlayer). His latest film, the documentary Moments that Shaped Queer Black Britain, explores the UK’s Black Queer history and culture for B.E.T Paramount and is streaming in the UK. 


Olivia Graham

Marketing and Development Manager

Olivia Graham (She/Her) is an activist, visual/audio artist and marketing expert from and based in Liverpool. When Olivia moved back to Liverpool in 2015, disheartened by the lack of equality in Liverpool’s art scene, Olivia founded an arts organisation aimed at reclaiming creative spaces through intersectional feminism and has continued to play a role in challenging the exclusion of marginalised creatives.

Outside of Homotopia Olivia writes fiction, plays music, and freelances as a producer and editor on a variety of series of podcasts that platform marginalised voices. Olivia supports Liverpool Football Club.

At Homotopia Olivia leads on: Marketing and Development including social media, Homotopia print publications, audience growth, engagement and development and marketing partnerships. Contact her for any marketing related enquires.


Al Matthews

Finance Officer

Al Matthews is Liverpool born and bred and is an experienced Finance Manager/Officer. Al has worked for various Liverpool arts organisations since 1993. These include Unity Theatre, Bluecoat, TEAM and Milap. He has been with Homotopia since its inception in 2004, so has a unique insight into Homotopia’s journey. He is an avid (some say obsessive) Liverpool fan, and a big music fan. From Abba to Zappa and many points in between, and in his younger days was a frequent gig and festival goer.

At Homotopia Al leads on: All things Finance

Board of Trustees

Jess Shannon (Chair)

Jess Shannon (She/Her) is a queer trans woman passionate about LGBTQ+ rights. She is an experienced operations director and software consultant who has been part of the Liverpool business and queer scenes for 20 years. She has previously served as trustee for a number of charities and was Chair of the board of the Michael Causer Foundation. She is also part of the organising committee for Liverpool Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil.

Danny Kilbride (Deputy Chair)

Danny is a filmmaker and the Creative Director at Thinking Film, a Social Enterprise that exists to provide people & communities, across Merseyside, with a voice. Telling stories that challenge the way people see the world.

Joan Burnett

Joan is a Merseysider born and bred and has worked in customer service in arts venues for over 30 years, currently as visitor services manager at FACT. Former volunteer on Liverpool’s Outsiders Queer Film Festival from 2006, she later spent 9 years as a Director/Trustee of Liverpool Pride. She currently volunteers for Liverpool City Region Pride as a programmer for Film With Pride, focusing on new and classic films from around the world with the accent on making diverse voices heard. She is hugely honoured to join the Board of Homotopia which she never ceases to find essential, inspiring and moving.

Sinéad Nunes

Sinéad is a writer, editor and marketer based in Liverpool, with a keen interest in accessibility and diversifying audiences. As an arts marketing professional, Sinéad has worked with institutions across the North West, including Abandon Normal Devices, Liverpool Biennial, FACT, Tate Liverpool, Storyhouse and The Reader Organisation. Outside of work, Sinéad is Regional Editor (Merseyside & Cheshire) for arts criticism magazine Corridor 8, as well as working with local queer organisations to produce and stage manage grassroots drag and burlesque events.

Darren Begley

Bio coming soon.

Gill Clotworthy

Bio coming soon

Tabby Lamb

Tabby Lamb is a non-binary writer and performer based in East London. She is equally inspired by Carly Rae Jepson and Tennessee Williams, and strives to tell stories that explore the intersections between popular culture and politics.
Their debut solo show SINCE U BEEN GONE, which Tabby wrote and performed, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, after previewing at the Gate Theatre. The show was spectacularly received by audiences and garnered a glowing 4* write up from the Guardian who called the play “bold, honest and swollen with love”.

They were part of the Soho Theatre Writers Lab and the LGBTQ Arts Review #RaisingOurVoices scheme for queer and trans writers, Oxford Playhouse Playmakers scheme, and Oli Lansley’s Writing for Stage and TV course. She is also an associate artist for Middle Child and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

They are currently under commission at The Unicorn Theatre, The Place and Kilter, Pentabus and 45North. Alongside their passion for writing, Tabby is a facilitator and runs creative arts projects for people from the LGBTQ+ community. They also founded Theatre Queers & can often be seen advocating for Trans Rights across their social media platforms and beyond.

Frank Peschier

Frank (she/her) is the literary manager of Headlong and a freelance dramaturg, critic and lecturer from South London, based in Liverpool. She previously spent five years in admiration of Homotopia and the artists associated as New Works Associate at the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and is delighted they have let her sit with the cool kids. She writes about theatre for publications including Exeunt and The Stage, and has taught performance theory and contextual studies for BA and MA programmes at LIPA, Liverpool Hope, AUB and UAL. She is passionate about new writing, creative access and shaping brilliant experiences that bring people together. She is equally passionate about books, aerial arts and a seriously good vodka martini.