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29 November - 11 December

Winter Pride Hub at CHQ

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.

30 November - 5 December

Wilde about Pride

30 November 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.

Wilde Poets

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.

Wilde Child

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. 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. Restricted to a total of 15 people per tour. Oscar Wilde House observes COVID-19 protocols.

Wilde History

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.

1 December

Older than Pride Afternoon Tea with Mr Pussy

It’s our Birthday, and we will be celebrating with Dublin Pride and Older than Pride! Join us for an evening with Mr Pussy and our Older than Pride friends with afternoon tea and great tunes. Hosted by the legendary Mr Pussy.

1 December

World AIDS Day Witchy Wednesday

Join Veda Lady and Robbie Lawlor as their podcast Poz Vibes celebrates World Aids Day. Performances by Regina George, Pixie Woo, Chanel, Maura Darragh and more. This is one day to celebrate.

DJ Rocky T Delgado playing HITS until close

1 December

Living Exhibition

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.

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