Are you ready to play?

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 21 March 2018 > What's On

Two months after his historical movie about the Pentagon Papers affair, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg returns to the science-fiction genre with Ready Player One. Steven Spielberg’s second movie release of 2018 is based on a book by Ernest Cline who also co-wrote the film. Published in 2011, the book became a … Continue reading “Are you ready to play?”

Stepping Up

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 16 March 2018 > Celebrate

From 17 to 23 March, Britain is breaking out the running shoes and swimming costumes for Sport Relief, Red Nose Day’s sporting cousin. A whole lot of comics, celebrities, schools and the great British public will take on sporting challenges to raise money for those in need in Britain and some of the poorest communities … Continue reading “Stepping Up”

Stephen Hawking: Death of A Scientist

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 14 March 2018 > In the News

Professor Stephen Hawking, possibly the most famous modern scientist, has died at the age of 76, after beating enormous odds to survive and work for 55 years with the debilitating motor neurone disease. Hawking had an exceptionally brilliant mind. He became the prestigious Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University at just 35. But by … Continue reading “Stephen Hawking: Death of A Scientist”

Peter Brook Production in Paris, Thonon and Clermont-Ferrand

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 13 March 2018 > What's On

Veteran British playwright and director Peter Brook’s new production is The Prisoner. It has opened in Paris before moving on to Thonon les Bains and Clermont-Ferrand. The Prisoner is written by 93-year-old Brook and his regular partner Marie-Hélène Estienne but as usual with his productions, much of the work is the result of improvisations and … Continue reading “Peter Brook Production in Paris, Thonon and Clermont-Ferrand”

American Theater in Angers, Nancy and Paris

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 12 March 2018 > What's On

San-Francisco-based theater company Word for Word has announced its annual tour in France. Once again the company will bring prose (five short stories) to life on stage using their original technique. For each show, the company chooses prose pieces and produces them as theater without adaptation. Intonation, actions, scenery and props bring the pages to … Continue reading “American Theater in Angers, Nancy and Paris”

Happy St Patrick’s!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 05 March 2018 > Celebrate

St Patrick’s Day, 17 March, is the Irish national day. But there are many communities of Irish origin around the world and on St Paddy’s Day, everyone is Irish! There is a large Irish community in the U.S. and the parades in Chicago and New York are famous. The Chicago River, and the Liffey in … Continue reading “Happy St Patrick’s!”

ULIS Begins with You

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 12 March 2018 > Pedagogy

Enseigner l’anglais auprès de collégiens en situation de handicap cognitif ne va pas toujours de soi. Souvent source de questionnements nombreux et d’interrogations relatives aux adaptations à mettre en oeuvre, l’inclusion en cours d’anglais des élèves des dispositifs ULIS est encore trop rare. Longtemps occulté au profit de disciplines, a priori, plus adaptées aux Troubles … Continue reading “ULIS Begins with You”

Funding for Exchanges with the U.K.

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 March 2018 > Pedagogy

A scheme administered by the British Council offers funding for school exchange projects for  17-to-19-year-olds: up to £10,000 per project. The deadline for applications for the next awards of funds is 14 May 2018. The Charles de Gaulle Trust grants are awarded to French and British schools working on projects together. They must be applied … Continue reading “Funding for Exchanges with the U.K.”