Franko Figueiredo is a theatre director, writer and artistic director of StoneCrabs Theatre and together with project manager Caroline Diamond they lead StoneCrabs’ project, ‘Out On An Island on the Isle of Wight’. this heritage/oral history project investigates a hundred years of the LGBTQ+ community on the Isle of Wight, and is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. To date they have recorded twenty oral histories and delivered over fifteen public local LGBTQ+ talks, events and community workshops. They are in the process of putting together a short film focussing on the connection of LGBTQ+ historical people and heritage sites across the Isle of Wight.
Out on an island on the Isle of Wight
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