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The Wilde Idea 2019

Saturday November 30th

The Wilde Idea

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all” – Oscar Wilde

November 30th is the anniversary of the death of Oscar Wilde, one of the world’s most famous LGBT people. While we were putting together our new Winter Pride Festival we came up with a wild idea if we mixed Pride, the life of Oscar Wilde and his home town of Dublin together, could we create a new international festival? The Wilde Idea was born.

Join us on November 30th at our Pride Community Day in the Convention Centre Dublin as we officially launch ‘The Wilde Idea’ and start our Wilde weekend

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”
– Oscar Wilde

“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
– Oscar Wilde

The Wilde Talk

Book your space for The Wilde Talk. Our inaugural Wilde Talk is inspired by his experiences of exile and imprisonment we will look at the similar experiences of LGBT+ asylum seekers living in Direct Provision in Ireland. The symposium will be chaired by Alan Edge. Alan is an independent councilor for South County, from Dublin, he spent years in London as a legal-aid barrister, fighting on behalf of vulnerable people and giving them a voice.

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”
– Oscar Wilde

The Wilde Walk

Following the symposium The Wilde Talk, you are invited to take The Wilde Walk as we go to the Oscar Wilde statue in Merrion Square where we will have an oration by Guest Speaker. In the spirit of Oscar, we’ll leave some green carnations before hitting the town for The Wilde Wake.

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
– Oscar Wilde

“It’s like Bloomsday, but with better hats” – Oscar Wilde (well its what he would have said)