A StoneCrabs Theatre Company Project

Out On An Island aims to queer the Isle of Wight's past, present and future by telling our collective LGBTQ+ stories. OOAI is a StoneCrabs Theatre project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


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OUT ON AN ISLAND - Edited by Franko Figueiredo-Stow and Caroline Diamond


In a collaborative effort among LGBTQ+ Island residents, Out on An Island signifies the first ever project dedicated to local LGBTQ+ oral history on the Isle of Wight. Created in remarkable circumstances, it celebrates a close-knit community surviving together in the face of exclusion, prejudice and misrepresentation. The result is an inspiring collection of interviews from LGBTQ+ people concerning their lives on the Island.


The oral histories are shared in a matter-of-fact style, with accounts of disturbing homophobia, rejection and exclusion peppered with moments of joy and celebration. From beginning to end are stories of courage and despair which stand as powerful testaments of human endeavour. While some of the LGBTQ+ community were proud to call the Isle of Wight their home, others feared discrimination, and were desperate to escape.


Pre-order: due for publication 14th February 2022

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