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Oscar Wilde Talk and Walk

Sat 25th May 2024, 14:00

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Join our expert volunteer tour guides to discover the amazing life and talent of this beloved author and his links with Reading.

From Wilde’s origins in Ireland, to his successful career in London and from his extravagant life as part of Victorian rich and fashionable society to the devastating experience of imprisonment and exile. Enjoy a talk in the Museum giving you insight in the tragic and brilliant persona of Oscar Wilde and then follow the guide in a walk to discover places linked to the author's life in Reading.

Who: Adults


1 hour and 30 minutes, starting at 2pm. Meet at Reading Museum.


Interested in finding out more about Oscar Wilde? Reading Rep Theatre invites you to their revival of Micheál Mac Liammóir’s renowned play The Importance of Being Oscar. Running from 23 May - 8 June. 

Told in the shadows of Reading Gaol, this strictly limited run will immerse audiences in a compelling journey through the loves and losses, successes and struggles of this iconic man – from the eccentric socialite to the imprisoned outcast. A beautiful tribute, liberally laced with Wilde’s signature wit and wisdom and featuring excerpts of many of his best-loved works. This one man show promises to be a Wilde-ly entertaining night.