Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 27 May 2020 > In the News

Little Richard was one of the pioneers — or as he put it, the architect— of rock ‘n’ roll. He was the flamboyant singer of a string of hits from “Tutti Frutti” to “Good Golly Miss Molly”. Had Richard Penniman been white, he probably would have had a career like Elvis Presley’s. But Little Richard … Continue reading “Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer”

Innovez avec la mallette de jeu Still English !

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 25 May 2020 > Pedagogy

Avez-vous repris le chemin du collège ? Si vous enseignez en collège et que vous cherchez un outil innovant et ludique pour motiver vos élèves et les faire progresser… Keep reading! Conçue et testée en classe par des enseignants, la mallette Still English propose 4 jeux différents pour travailler l’expression orale et tout le matériel nécessaire … Continue reading “Innovez avec la mallette de jeu Still English !”

Comic Notes: Joe Sacco “Paying the Land”

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 14 May 2020 > What's On

Joe Sacco has been creating works of comic non-fiction for more than two decades, illustrating conflict, war and human atrocity through the medium of graphic art. For his latest book — “Paying the Land”—Joe Sacco travels to the Arctic regions of Canada and tells us the history of the Dene Nation, an indigenous people living … Continue reading “Comic Notes: Joe Sacco “Paying the Land””

Our Girl Lollipop

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 12 May 2020 > In the News

Millie Small’s global hit song “My Boy Lollipop” was one of most visible manifestations of the influence of Caribbean migrants’ music on the British music scene. The Jamaican singer has died at the age of 73. Small started her music career in Jamaica, before Island Records founder Chris Blackwell became her manager and took her … Continue reading “Our Girl Lollipop”

Sioux Want to Stop Covid-19 Entering Reservations

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 11 May 2020 > In the News

Two Native American tribes are in a standoff with South Dakota governor Kristi Noem over checkpoints the tribes have erected to try to limit exposure to Covid-19 on their reservations. The tribes say it’s a question of life and death since centuries of neglect mean their medical services are too limited to cope with an … Continue reading “Sioux Want to Stop Covid-19 Entering Reservations”

Harry Potter Reads Harry Potter

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 13 May 2020 > What's On

What more pleasant way to pass the time while practising listening to English? The Harry Potter website, Wizarding World, is having some famous faces and voices read the chapters of the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The readings were kicked off by none other than Harry himself: actor Daniel … Continue reading “Harry Potter Reads Harry Potter”

Florence Nightingale: Nursing Pioneer

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 06 May 2020 > Celebrate

Florence Nightingale is one of Britain’s most recognisable names. The Victorian nursing pioneer and statistician left an indelible mark on the world of medicine. The first woman ever to be featured on a British banknote, her influence is such that 200 years after her birth, the emergency hospitals created for the coronavirus pandemic in the … Continue reading “Florence Nightingale: Nursing Pioneer”

Scotland’s Birth Certificate

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 06 May 2020 > Celebrate

Seven hundred years ago, Scotland’s most powerful lords wrote a letter that many consider the country’s foundational document: The Declaration of Arbroath. In it, they swore they would never submit to English rule. In 1320, Scotland was in the midst of the Wars of Independence with its southern neighbour. After William Wallace’s ultimately doomed rebellion … Continue reading “Scotland’s Birth Certificate”