Wilde about Pride
November 30th is the anniversary of the death of Oscar Wilde, one of the world’s most famous LGBTQ+ characters and one of Dublin’s best-known exports. Wilde about Pride is a week of events and activities that celebrate the life, legacy and city of Wilde. It’s a celebration of centuries of Queer culture and the contributions and influence Ireland has had on it.
Tuesday, 30 November @ 7.00 PM, Street 66
An evening of poetry, wit, fine minds and fine cocktails at Street 66.
The Queer Dublin Tour
Thursday, 2 December & Friday, 3 December @ 11.30 AM, The Little Museum of Dublin
From Oscar Wilde to Nell McCafferty – not forgetting Panti Bliss! – some of the most remarkable Irish people have been more than a little bit queer. On this hilarious and moving tour of the Little Museum, you will discover the history of Ireland through a brand new prism.
The Wilde Walk
Friday, 3 December @ 7.30 PM, Dublin Castle
Take a walk on the Wilde side and be entertained and educated, with the founder of the Dublin Queer Walking Tour, Tonie Walsh. Starting at Dublin Castle and ending with Wilde themed cocktails and entertainment at Pantibar on Capel Street.
Saturday, 4 December @ 2.30 PM, CHQ Dublin
Fun for all ages with our Wilde edition of Drag Storytime. Join us at CHQ for a family-friendly hour of magic and wonder with the fairytales of Oscar Wilde. Read by the one and only Attracta Tension.
Oscar Wilde House Guided Tour
Sunday, 5 December @ 1.30 PM, Oscar Wilde House
Tours of the Oscar Wilde House are accompanied by the house guide. The tour lasts approximately one hour and 20 minutes. As you explore its rooms and staircases, you will hear the fascinating history of the colourful Wilde family. There are tales of heartbreak, tragedy, intrigue, court battles and scandal. You will visit Sir William Wilde’s library and the upstairs dining room where the family hosted parties for many famous visitors over a 20-year period. The main lounge, which overlooks Merrion Square, is where Lady Jane Wilde, aka Speranza, held her celebrated salons every Saturday.
The extension, which Sir William constructed after the family moved into the building in 1854, houses his medical consultation room and a collection of instruments he invented. A small gallery features photographs of the family and birth certificates.
Restricted to a total of 15 people per tour. Oscar Wilde House observes COVID-19 protocols. The wearing of masks is mandatory. There are hand sanitisers installed throughout the building. The tour begins at 1.30 pm sharp. Please be on time. Late arrivals may not be admitted.
Sunday, 5 December @ 6.00 PM, Oscar Wilde House
Join us for a very special evening in Oscar Wilde’s family house on Merrion Square where Tonie Walsh (Curator of The Irish Queer Archive) and Sara Phillips (Trans activist and historian) discuss Wilde, his contemporaries and the fascinating LGBTQ+ subculture of 1800s Dublin and London.
Ticket price includes mulled wine and mince pies.
Winter Pride Hub
Monday, 29 November – Saturday, 11 December @ CHQ Dublin
Start your Winter Pride adventure at our Pride Hub in the CHQ Building on Custom House Quay. While you’re here stock up on Pride-themed Christmas gifts, visit our exhibition of the Irish Names Quilt along with ‘Living’ a special exhibition by GCN and HIV Ireland and of course ‘Out in The World’ in the award-winning EPIC – The National Emigration Museum.
Just minutes from the birthplace of Oscar Wilde, it’s also the ideal spot to start your Wilde about Pride adventure.
Living: A Unique Portrayal of People Living with HIV in Ireland
Wednesday, 1 December @ 6.00 PM, CHQ Dublin
As we approach the end of a year reflecting on 40 years of HIV and AIDS, celebrating the achievements made, acknowledging the work that still needs to be done, and remembering those who died; GCN and HIV Ireland are ending the year with a celebration of the Living.
This artistic representation will celebrate the leadership role people living with HIV contribute to the HIV response, particularly in relation to confronting and challenging stigma. Join us for this unique celebration with host and national treasure, Panti Bliss, and guests.
Follow @GCNmag and @HIVIreland for further details and ticket information. The Living exhibition and event is made possible with the generous funding and support of GSK, the HSE Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme, EPIC and Dublin Pride.
This event is subject to change or cancellation. Please adhere to current Covid-19 guidelines and health advice when attending Winter Pride Dublin events and have your Covid Certificate & Photo ID ready at all indoor events.
Winter Pride Dublin is supported by Fáilte Ireland. To find out what’s on in Dublin during Winter Pride, visit Winter in Dublin.