Poet’s Search for A Swain: Oscar Wilde’s Garden of Eros – the Movie


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I am currently searching for a young actor aged 17-18 to play the part of a swain for a film of Oscar Wilde’s poem.

The film will be a voice-over with Miss G and her swain telling the story of young lovers through movement.

I accidentally met members of Morecambe Ramblers yesterday and left details to see if anyone can make suggestions for location shoots around Silverdale, one of Lancashire’s beauty spots and a tourist and walkers’ hotspot.

The shooting will be the end of August and the first few days in September now.

The situation now is that Poet is awaiting news from a youth group.

Thanks to photographers from Pexels for some of the shots for my slideshow.

Hope you enjoy it!


Oscar Wilde’s Garden of Eros, the Movie



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Here is the exquisite Miss G, who will take the lead role in the film of Wilde’s Garden of Eros.

2018 is the perfect year for a female lead as it is the centenary of women asserting themselves and gaining the vote in the UK!

As you see, Miss G is the perfect choice for a Wilde heroine, combining the beauty of youth with rustic romanticism.

Enjoy the slides as we prepare for the film.

Next week – Hello, Mr President!

For the author’s work click the link.



Information about Poet

via About Me   

You will find links to my work that you can buy – including songs!

See my  ghost poem Lakeside Lovers on video!

This was inspired by Lake Windermere and my project on Arthur Ransome and Oscar Wilde.

Published by Anne Gaelan · 17 May at 14:08 · 


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The Genius and the Rebel

Here is the story lost to literature and modern society; the connection between Oscar Wilde and the world famous Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome.   It was made in co-operation with Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Lancaster Film Makers’ Co-op in March 2015.



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Winter’s Glory Captured by Wilde

Now Rupert Everett’s film about Oscar Wilde The Happy Prince is about to be released, now is surely the time to appreciate Wilde the poet.

Click the link to hear an excerpt of his poem Humanitad on video.  Wilde’s verse perfectly captures the haunting glory of the English winter, specifically in the north of England which is the haunt of the bittern.

The film is an excerpt of Lancaster Film Makers’ Co-op’s short The Genius and the Rebel about how Arthur Ransome came to accept a controversial commission for a book about Wilde proposed by his publisher Martin Secker.  Enjoy.




The Kipling Experience




The Reptile Shop


Did you know that both Oscar Wilde and Arthur Ransome liked the work of Rudyard Kipling, the poet who is also author of The Jungle Book?

Parents whose children love this book may like to know that a Kipling-esque pet shop has opened on Queen Street in Morecambe run by Matt and Ali.

I paid a visit today.

For those of you who have read my newsletter, as you can see, Lady Lucinda is a Burmese Python.   Isn’t she lovely?

I interviewed Matt in this intriguing new shop and learned about these amazing creatures.

First, here is some information about Lady Lucinda.

Age: 3 years old (a baby)

Adult at:  10 years old

Length now: 9 feet

Length as an adult: 19 feet

Q and A about Burmese Pythons

Q:  Do they want to eat people?

A: No.

Q: Why?

A: Because they have the wrong smell.  Burmese pythons like the scent of rodents, their natural prey.

Q: So what is their favourite food?

A:  Rats and mice.

Q:  Where do pet snakes live?

A: Snake houses called vivariums made of glass and wood with sliding doors.

Q: Do they live in trees?

A: No.  They are terrestrial animals and mainly stay on the ground but they do go into bushes.

Other Info

This type of snakes are the gentle giants of the jungle.

They need specialist care from people who love animals and understand snakes.

They see humans as trees.  Look how in the photo Lady Lucinda winds herself round Matt!

She was really sweet, though I don’t think I’ll be joining her for afternoon tea!