Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 19 May 2017 > What's On

In June, the Barbican Centre in London will open a major science-fiction exhibition, “Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction”. This unprecedented show encompasses literature, contemporary art, film, music, comic books and video games to present a new, global perspective on Science Fiction. Science fiction is responsible for some of the world’s most iconic … Continue reading “Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction”

“I am Groot!”: My Kingdom for a tape!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 04 May 2017 > What's On

Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot are back for “Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2”, an adventure through the cosmos to try and track down Peter Quill’s mysterious father. If you’ve seen “Volume 1”, you’re guaranteed to be interested in its sequel. After Iron Man, The Hulk, etc… Marvel has continued its big-screen adaptation of … Continue reading ““I am Groot!”: My Kingdom for a tape!”

“I Am Not Your Negro”

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 May 2017 > What's On

In 1987, James Baldwin died without having finished his last book. He left just thirty pages of the manuscript. The book was intended to be a personal account of the assassination of three of his friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.  In the documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul … Continue reading ““I Am Not Your Negro””

Irish Novelist Colm Toibin in Person and on Stage

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 26 April 2017 > What's On

Award-winning novelist Colm Tóibín’s The Testament of Mary will be adapted for the Théâtre de l’Odéon in May. The Irish author will be at the Irish Cultural Centre on 2 May to read from Testament and from Nora Webster, his latest novel, which, like Brooklyn, is set in his home town of Enniscorthy. If you … Continue reading “Irish Novelist Colm Toibin in Person and on Stage”

Jack Savoretti: Listen Up!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 19 April 2017 > What's On

Jack Savoretti is a fabulous singer and songwriter. But more than that, he’s an inspiration to young musicians. In the age of the Pop Idol ideal of instant fame, Savoretti has done it the hard way and is convinced that has made him a better musician. You may not recognise Savoretti’s name… yet. But after … Continue reading “Jack Savoretti: Listen Up!”

Jamaican Rebel Music

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 26 April 2017 > What's On

Jamaica is famous for reggae, and in particular Bob Marley. But Jamaican music has a long and complex history, and is much more influential than seems credible for a nation with a population of less than 3 million. In music, as in athletics, Jamaica punches well above its weight. An exhibition at the Philharmonie demonstrates … Continue reading “Jamaican Rebel Music”

Beauty and the Beast Again

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 23 March 2017 > What's On

According to the theme song, it’s a “tale as old as time” – the classic fairytale “Beauty and the Beast” returns to cinema screens in a live-action remake of the 1991 Disney animation. Emma Watson stars as a Disney princess who doesn’t sit around waiting for anyone to save her. The Beauty and the Beast … Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast Again”

The Art of DC – The Dawn of Superheroes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 31 March 2017 > What's On

From 31st March 2017 to 10th September 2017, Art Ludique-Le Musée presents “The Art of DC – The dawn of Superheroes”. Good news for fans of DC comics and movie: after hosting the Pixar, Aardman, Miyazaki and Walt Disney Studios exhibitions, the Paris museum presents its latest celebration of pop culture. This exhibition celebrates DC’s … Continue reading “The Art of DC – The Dawn of Superheroes”