The work of acclaimed Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde came alive in the town in which he went to school as Arts Over Borders revived 'A Wilde Weekend' as part of their summer series of international bio festivals.

Hosted in Enniskillen and the surrounding area, 'A Wilde Weekend' took place from August 2 to 5 and welcomed Wilde enthusiasts and novices alike. Created by curators Seán Doran and Liam Browne, the festival showcased a host of events in celebration of the acclaimed Irish writer, including a series of readings, various performances, talks, film and music.

Over the course of the weekend, 'At Home with Oscar Wilde' proved a particular highlight as the work of Wilde was performed throughout the school he once attended. Conceived and directed by David Grant, the promenade production led audience members through the halls of Portora Royal School (now Enniskillen Royal Grammar School) as actors portraying Oscar Wilde, his family members and characters from his tales, performed excerpts from 'The Picture of Dorian Gray,' 'Lady Windermere's Fan' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest.'

Wilde's short fairytale 'The Remarkable Rocket' was also brought to life as Oscar Wilde, played by Donal Morgan, gave a dramatic performance of the story in Portora's Steele Hall.

With exquisite period costumes, colourful characters and clever staging, the production was a beautiful tribute to Oscar Wilde in a place he once called home.

On Sunday afternoon, guests boarded a bus outside Enniskillen Castle for the WILDETRIP. Although promised a special reading of Oscar Wilde's 'The Selfish Giant' followed by afternoon tea, guests were kept in the dark of the location of the unique experience. As the bus travelled deep into the countryside, winding around narrow roads and brushing past branches of oversized trees, guests were kept guessing of the mysterious destination. After a 30 minute journey from Enniskillen, the bus arrived at Aghintain, a private abode hidden by giant trees and surrounded by an extraordinary secret garden. As guests entered through a gate in the hedgerow enclosing the garden, they were welcomed to 'The Selfish Giant's beautiful garden' by Irish actor Niall Cusack. Niall shared the tale of 'The Selfish Giant,' captivating his audience who sat on blankets in a semi-circle around him.

Following the reading, guests were led on a guided tour of the vast garden which boasted colourful flowers ranging from hydrangeas to rhododendron to wild daisies. Arriving at the 'magic tree,' guests were treated to a second reading by Niall. In the shade of the 'magic tree's' huge branches, guests listened intently as Niall read Oscar Wilde's 'The Nightingale and the Rose.'

The afternoon concluded with tea and homemade sweet treats in the garden as the sun shone. As the bus travelled back to Enniskillen, there was a buzz of voices as everyone excitedly discussed how special the secret experience had been.

The Arts Over Borders series of summer festivals concludes with the Lughnasa FrielFest celebrating the work of the great Irish playwright Brian Friel from August 9 to 18 in Derry-Londonderry.