What a Debate!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 26 September 2016 > In the News

The first of the three presidential debates will take place on Monday night 26 September*. If you are interested in the face to face Clinton/Trump, you will have to wait until 3 in the morning! Officially, there are 5 candidates racing for the White House. Then why there will be only two candidates for a … Continue reading “What a Debate!”

Paris-New York Weekend

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 07 October 2016 > What's On

The Théâtre de la Ville in Paris is turning all New York for a mini-season and particularly the weekend of 8-9 October. The Théâtre de la Ville has pioneered an exchange with the Brooklyn Acadamy of Music, a cutting-edge performance venue in the super-trendy borough of New York. The Paris end of it runs till … Continue reading “Paris-New York Weekend”

The Archers Phenomenon

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 14 September 2016 > In the News

Just when you think you understand Britain, all your expectations get turned on their head. In a highly urbanised, high-tech obsessed country, a large proportion of the population has been on tenterhooks about a radio soap opera about a farming community. The Archers is a British institution. It has been broadcast six days a week … Continue reading “The Archers Phenomenon”

And the winner is…

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 04 October 2016 > What's On

The 27th edition of the Dinard British Film Festival marks the triumph of Sing Street. The film swept the board with wins in four categories: – The Golden Hitchcock Jury Grand Price Cine + – Hitchcock for Best screenplay, by Allianz – Hitchcock of the Audience Premiere – La règle du jeu Heartbeat Hitchcock. Sing … Continue reading “And the winner is…”

Equal Pay Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 07 November 2016 > Celebrate

“Equal Pay Day” is marked on different days in countries but the message is the same: women are paid less than men for equivalent work, and it’s time to raise awareness of this gender pay gap. In France, Equal Pay Day 2016 is being marked on 7 November. In the UK it’s the 10th. That’s … Continue reading “Equal Pay Day”

To Infinity and Beyond!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 28 September 2016 > In the News

On Tuesday 27 September, Elon Musk shared his vision of the “new frontier”: human colonisation of Mars. As CEO of SpaceX, he was speaking at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico. Musk said that he wants to establish a human colony on Mars in 2022. Better than Kennedy when he decided in 1961 … Continue reading “To Infinity and Beyond!”

Dinard British Film Festival

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 23 September 2016 > What's On

From 28 September to 2 October, Dinard will celebrate the 27th edition of its British Film Festival. This year, the jury will be headed by French director Claude Lelouch who will personally award the Golden Hitchcock. There are six films in competition and a whole host of homages and premieres, to catch the best new … Continue reading “Dinard British Film Festival”

Free State of Jones: Fighting for Freedom

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 21 September 2016 > What's On

This movie is about an under-recognized piece of America’s past. Set during the Civil War, it tells the true story of Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi who led a revolt against the Confederacy and created a state where black and white people could live together: the Free State of Jones. Newton Knight, played … Continue reading “Free State of Jones: Fighting for Freedom”