Drama and Cabaret with Footsbarn Theatre

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 24 January 2017 > What's On

The wonderful itinerant Footsbarn theatre company has taken up residence at the Cirque Romanès in Paris till 26 February with two shows: a drama, Cuckoo’s Nest, and a cabaret, Shakespeare Celebration. Footsbarn began in Cornwall but has been based in France (in La Chaussée (03)) for years. If you’ve been lucky enough to catch one … Continue reading “Drama and Cabaret with Footsbarn Theatre”

Teaching with Trailers: Sing

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 06 January 2017 > Webpicks

The trailers for Sing, an animated musical film about a singing competition, provide lots of opportunities for language teaching – vocabulary about animals and music, following or telling a simple story, or organising a talent show. You’ll find two versions of the trailer below. The first one is simple, usable from A1+. The dialogue is … Continue reading “Teaching with Trailers: Sing”

Born to Sing

Posted by Speakeasy News > > What's On

Sing is a feelgood movie about a singing competition designed to save a failing theatre in a city entirely populated by animals. From the animators who made Despicable Me, The Minions and The Secret Life of Pets, Sing is full of humour, hit songs and anthropomorphic animals. It is based on a trope we’re all … Continue reading “Born to Sing”

Happy Birthday, MLK!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 13 January 2017 > Celebrate

The third Monday of January is a federal holiday in the U.S.A., in honour of Martin Luther King. In keeping with King’s philosophy, citizens are encouraged to treat it as a day of service to others by volunteering in their communities. As the slogan says, it is “a day on, not a day off”. Starting … Continue reading “Happy Birthday, MLK!”

David Bowie Rises Again

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 October 2016 > What's On

Music legend David Bowie died on 10 January, but the consummate showman couldn’t resist stage-managing his life and work right up to the end. Shortly before his death, after suffering from cancer for 18 months, he co-wrote a musical, Lazarus, a sequel to his 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth. After a sell-out … Continue reading “David Bowie Rises Again”

David Bowie Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Sunday 30 October 2016 > Webpicks

Music legend David Bowie died on 10 January 2016, two days after releasing his latest album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday. Lazarus, the musical he co-wrote in his last year, is now on in London. We’ve compiled some useful links and resources if you would like to discuss Bowie with your classes. This BBC gallery … Continue reading “David Bowie Webpicks”