Wilde Ransomed - lecture with short films

Wilde Ransomed - lecture with short films

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 18th Feb 2020

This hour long lecture with two short films of ten and five minutes reveals a story of forgotten heroism while portraying the mainly white, homophobic England of just over one hundred years ago.

The audience will also experience the majesty of Wilde the poet.

They will understand how the world famous Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome took on the literary establishment to re-establish Wilde as a recognised literary genius in the twentieth century in the face of a movement to marginalise his work.

The presentation also unlocks a link between Lord Alfred Douglas and Oscar Wilde lost in scandal for over one hundred years that casts a new light on their relationship.

The films were made in co-operation with Lancaster Film Makers' Co-op and Lancaster Royal Grammar School, which Arthur Ransome attended.  Young actors from the school take the lead roles in both films.

About the author/speaker:

Anne Gaelan is an independent film maker with a passion for film-in-education and would like to see film incorporated as a mainstream subject in British schools.

 

Anne is the author of a poetry book Pathways about human journey published by London publishers, (William Harris Cornelius Publishers) which is also available on Amazon.

 

She performs poetry around London in English and French.

 

She was selected for the Kickstarter scheme at The Duke'S Playhouse in 2017 in co-operation with Up Front Theatre.  Her theatre work has also been showcased at Affleck's in Manchester.

 

 

Cost: Free of Charge


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2020-02-18 2020-02-18 Europe/London Wilde Ransomed - lecture with short films This hour long lecture with two short films of ten and five minutes reveals a story of forgotten heroism while portraying the mainly white, homophobic England of just over one hundred years ago. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/02/18/wilde-ransomed-lecture-with-short-films-227240 Kensington Central Library,Lecture Theatre,(Back of library, off from Campden Hill Road),London

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Kensington Central Library,

Lecture Theatre,
(Back of library, off from Campden Hill Road),
London,
W8 7RX

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