The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde’s famous Gothic novel about the wish for eternal youth and its terrible consequences. As the evenings grow shorter it is a perfect tale to read in the run up to Hallowe’en. The following 10 things will help you bring The Picture of Dorian Gray to life in Oscar Wilde’s hometown of Dublin.
I’ve always loved stories full of mystery and adventure like the kind Tintin always got mixed-up in. You got to discover new countries, stumble across forgotten places or even find hidden treasure. But nothing gets you more excited for an adventure than a good old map! Continue reading
Host a Dorian Gray Tea Party this Summer
You will have tea, of course, Dorian? And so will you, Harry? Or do you object to such simple pleasures?
– I adore simple pleasures, said Lord Henry. They are the last refuge of the complex.
Why don’t you host your own Victorian Afternoon Tea this summer in the spirit of Oscar Wilde’s decadent novel? Join Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian Gray and Basil Hallward in chapter two of The Picture of Dorian Gray as they enjoy refreshments in the blossoming summer garden of the artist’s studio followed by some Afternoon Tea.
Hocus Pocus Literarius! Take a peek through the curtain to see the inspiration behind our magic show video. With the launch of the new Romping through Irish Literature Collection and website, we wanted to show how we conjured our pocket guide books into your hands.
At it Again! are exhibiting at Showcase Ireland in the RDS from 24th – 27th January. We’d love to see you there. Why not step inside one of our books at Stand C34 of Creative Island? Find out which Irish classic we’ll be romping through next and discover what goodies we’ve been creating. You’ll find us in the Design and Craft Council of Ireland’s curated area, Creative Island, in the Main Hall. Continue reading