Thursday, 21 July 2016

Oscar Wilde: Reading Is Good

The doors of Reading Prison are to be opened to the public for the first time as cells are transformed into an art exhibition celebrating the life of Oscar Wilde.

Wilde, the author of The Ballad of Reading Gaol, was locked up in solitary at the prison from 1895 to 1897 for gross indecency, after details of his relationships with men came to light.

Cells will now be opened to the public to commemorate Wilde’s time in prison, as actors, writers and artists including Jeanette Winterson, Ai Weiwei, Ralph Fiennes, Maxine Peake, Steve McQueen and Ben Whishaw lend their talents...




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