Happy Birthday Mickey!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 12 September 2018 > What's On

Mickey Mouse is going to turn 90 in November 2018 and for his age he still looks pretty active! Mickey Mouse is one of the world’s most universally recognized personalities. The little big-eared mouse appeared into our lives on November 18, 1928, in the animated black-and-white film short “Steamboat Willie” that premiered at the Colony … Continue reading “Happy Birthday Mickey!”

Portrait of Britain

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 11 September 2018 > In the News

How can you portray a nation of 60 million people? The 100 winning “portraits of Britain” gazing down at passers by in streets, shopping centres, stations and airports across the country are as diverse as the population: different ages, colours, activities, locations, culture and clothing combine to mirror the observers. Portrait of Britain is the … Continue reading “Portrait of Britain”

Festival America

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 07 September 2018 > What's On

Festival America, the bi-annual event that celebrates the literature of North America, is back for its 9th edition in Vincennes from 20 to 23 September. It offers a weekend where booklovers will be hard-pushed to choose between all the delights on offer. This year, the focus is on Canada, both Anglophone and Francophone. The U.S.A. … Continue reading “Festival America”

Green Coffee

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 01 August 2018 > In the News

A British university made progress on two environmental problems with one successful campaign: it got rid of unsightly used chewing gum littered about the campus and significantly reduced use of unrecyclable disposable coffee cups. How? By getting students to put the chewing gum into special bins, then using the recycled gum to make free re-usable … Continue reading “Green Coffee”

Kneeling for His Rights

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 27 July 2018 > In the News

NFL American football star Colin Kaepernick brought attention to Black Lives Matter’s protests about police brutality towards African Americans with his silent protests, kneeling instead of standing when “The Star-Spangled Banner” played before NFL games. Two years on, Kaepernick has been frozen out of the football league but has won two major human-rights awards for … Continue reading “Kneeling for His Rights”

Golf 101

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 30 August 2018 > Celebrate

One of golf’s biggest competitions is coming to France for the first time: the Ryder Cup will take place from 25-30 September. The competition pits the twelve best male golfers in Europe and the U.S.A. against each other every two years. And the Junior Cup is for the 12 best under-18-year-old players from each continent, … Continue reading “Golf 101”

Welcome to Deauville!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 31 August 2018 > What's On

A whole range of visions of America and from America will be screened from 31 August to 9 September at the 44th Deauville American Film Festival. Fiction (both films in competition and premieres) and documentaries combine to give fascinating insights into U.S. life and culture as it is, or as filmmakers imagine it. The jury … Continue reading “Welcome to Deauville!”

Spike Lee is Back

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 30 August 2018 > What's On

Spike Lee’s latest film, BlacKkKlansman, is based on the true story of an African-American police officer who managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. Incredible as it sounds, Ron Stallworth masterminded an infiltration operation by posing as a white racist on the phone. The film, which won the Grand Prize at the … Continue reading “Spike Lee is Back”