About the February 2023 Festival
The very first Samesame But Different festival in 2016 saw Peter Wells provide a space for LGBTQIA+ writers and readers to come together in a unique way. 2020 was our first festival without Peter, however his legacy continues.
The 2023 theme of QUEEREVOLUTION is a call to celebrate our own evolution, and revolution. We haven’t always managed to create, and recreate ourselves, to write and speak ourselves into existence without some struggle so we wanted to stand in this space that we have created and loudly announce ‘we are here’, in person, IRL, and we aren’t going anywhere!
This year’s festival has been a collaborative effort, put together by a volunteer board that comprises the following talented and passionate people: Simie Simpson, Joanne Drayton, Michael Giacon, Hiraani Himona, Izzy Robinson, Rhi Munro, Nathan Joe and Sam Orchard.