StoneCrabs’ OUT ON AN ISLAND LGBT HISTORY MONTH EXHIBITION
Claiming our past – Celebrating our present – Creating our future
1 – 29 Feb 2024
Why is LGBT+ History Month important and relevant to us?
A shared past, a vibrant present, a promising future – this is our story.
This exhibition shines a light on the Island’s rich LGBT+ History, it is aimed at young people as well as adults. Explore the Island map of LGBT+ Historical figures who left their mark here. Navigate our timeline of significant local and national LGBT+ events, it might just surprise you. It’s not just about the past – listen to current voices from our LGBT+ community, sharing their unique experiences and perspectives.
LGBT+ History Month is for everyone regardless of your age, sexuality or gender. You may be surprised to learn about the diverse and thriving community which has always existed here.
It is celebrated every February across the UK, and was founded in 2004 by Schools OUT co-chairs, Paul Patrick and Professor Emeritus Sue Sanders, first celebrated in February 2005. The 2024 LGBT History Month theme, Under The Scope, celebrates LGBT+ people’s contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare.
As part of the exhibition, we are offering FREE LGBT+ Awareness Workshops & Creative quilt making workshops with Jenna Sabine (inspired by the AIDS Memorial Quilt)
1 – 27 Feb
Together with your feedback form, you will get the opportunity to complete a quiz on the exhibition with the chance to win prizes.
Also opportunity to contribute to our very own Memorial Quilt!
More information coming up soon.
1 Feb – 6 – 9pm
7 Feb – 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Community workshops on LGBTQ+ awareness and the history of the Memorial Quilt – this is a practical workshop where you will be able to create your own patch to go to our Island Memorial Quilt.
29 Feb – 5pm – 7pm
Exhibition closing event, come see the finalised Quilt work!