Black Legends

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 30 November 2022 > What's On

Black Legends is a musical comedy that traces more than a century of African American music along with landmarks in the civil-rights movement and Black American history. It’s on at Bobino theatre in Paris till 23 March and could make a great class outing. The musical doesn’t have a classic narrative structure, it’s a series … Continue reading “Black Legends”

Martin Parr’s Ireland and England

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 28 November 2022 > What's On

Veteran British street photographer Martin Parr  is well known for capturing quirky images that make you wonder what is happening. There are lots on view at two exhibitions in Paris, at the Irish Cultural Centre and the Fondation Henri Bresson. Parr hails from Surrey in southern England but has been photographing Irish subjects for over … Continue reading “Martin Parr’s Ireland and England”

Back in Black Panther!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 October 2022 > What's On

Since Black Panther premiered in February 2018, fans have been clamouring for a sequel.  They’ll finally get their wish on 9 November 2022. But with the death of Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is going to be very different to the first film. Black Panther was hailed as a massive leap forward for the … Continue reading “Back in Black Panther!”

William Morris Father of Arts and Crafts

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 October 2022 > What's On

William Morris was born into Victorian Britain in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. But the artist, architect and Socialist championed instead beautiful handmade objects he believed should be in every home. An exhibition in Roubaix explores his vision, from Pre-Raphaelite art to wallpaper, hand-printed books and political organisations. Morris was born into a wealthy … Continue reading “William Morris Father of Arts and Crafts”

Tim Burton and Sidney Lumet Honoured at Lyon’s Lumière Festival

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 11 October 2022 > What's On

The Lumière Festival in Lyon from 15 to 23 October has a great programme of films in various languages including English. And it will be giving the prestigious Prix Lumière to American writer- director-animator Tim Burton, as well as showing a retrospective of his films like A Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and … Continue reading “Tim Burton and Sidney Lumet Honoured at Lyon’s Lumière Festival”

Black Indians from New Orleans

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 October 2022 > What's On

The “Black Indian Tribes” or crews are some of the most colourful participants in New Orleans’ famous Mardi Gras celebrations. A new exhibition at the Musée du quai Branly features their intricate, flamboyant costumes and explains the history of African Americans in Louisiana. Till 15 January 2022. There are more than 40 Black Indian tribes … Continue reading “Black Indians from New Orleans”

Digital Seasons with David Hockney

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 22 September 2022 > What's On

David Hockney is one of Britain’s best known and most popular artists (a retrospective at Tate Britain in 2017 attracted a record half million visitors). His brightly coloured pop art in many media is instantly recognisable. Since 2018, he’s been living in Normandy and was inspired by the Bayeux tapestry to produce a narrative cycle … Continue reading “Digital Seasons with David Hockney”

Short List for the 2022 Booker Prize

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 21 September 2022 > What's On

The winner of the U.K.’s most prestigious literary prize, the Booker, will be announced on 15 October. The six authors on shortlist in the running for the prize are from the U.K., Ireland, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and the U.S.A. Their books are overwhelmingly inspired by real historical events, from a terrible lynching in America to … Continue reading “Short List for the 2022 Booker Prize”