Join our LGBT History Month  celebrations.

We invite you to stroll around Omnibus Theatre building, and experience our ‘Out On An Island’  exhibit of recordings and portraits.

Free exhibition from 4 February through to 3 March 2023

Curated evening launch on 3 February 7.30pm, click here to book 

LGBTQ+ Rights and Representation, is the battle over? 

Perhaps around the cities, but certainly in rural areas, outside large urban conglomerates and university towns, the queer community still has a lot to fight for.  The Out On An Island exhibition shows us that we don’t just have a lot to fight for, but also a lot to celebrate.

Exhibition launch 3 Feb, 7.30pm at Omnibus Theatre

The exhibition launches on 3 February as part of Omnibus Theatre’s LGBT History Month celebrations, alongside the productions of queer artists Live to Tell by Brian Mullin and the work of Merboy by Liam Sesay

A curated evening celebrating LGBT History Month

Additionally, have curated a very special evening for the celebrations on February 3 at 19.30. It includes live performances, the short film Skin, by Ben Murray-Holmes (StoneCrabs Isle of Wight Young Creative).  Also, a panel discussion with the Chair of our Board Dr. Almiro Andrade, Liam SeSay, comedian, playwright and Oral Historian Dr Clare Summerskilll. And of course, the opportunity for first viewing.

This is a pay what you can event  Click here to book your ticket 

Markedly, the Out On An Island project book – published by Medina Books has been receiving a lot of praise. The book will be available for purchase on the night.

A Wonderful rich history

“A wonderful rich history of an island I knew as I child but never knew as an adult gay man. This wonderful and intriguing history is brought together by the personal testimonies and experiences of lgbt+ people who lived on the Isle of Wight and delves courageously into the past one hundred years. In so doing it builds bridges and looks forward with optimism and joy.” Lord Michael Cashman MBE (actor, writer and politician, patron of Omnibus Theatre) on the Out On An Island book.

 “Out On An Island is a brilliant oral history of LGBT+ communities and culture on the Isle of Wight: the persecutions, campaigns, defiance, solidarity and triumphs. Inspiring!” – Peter Tatchell (Human Rights Activist) on the Out On An Island Book

Out On An Island is a project produced by StoneCrabs Theatre with support of the National Heritage Lottery Fund. The project has researched and unearthed 100 years of LGBTQ+ History on the Isle of Wight.