We Are Here: Urban Art  

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 27 June 2024 > Shine Bright Collège Shine Bright Lycée What's On

An exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris till November would be a great way to get pupils thinking about art. Works by street artists from around the world are on display amongst the museum’s more traditional collection. The artists include, from the U.S., Shepard Fairey (famous for his Obama campaign poster) and Swoon, from … Continue reading “We Are Here: Urban Art  “

Andres Serrano: Portraits of America Teachers’ Days

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 16 May 2024 > Pedagogy Shine Bright Lycée

The latest photography exhibition at the Musée Maillol in Paris is Andres Serrano: Portraits of America, and the museum is organising three teachers’ days, when you can visit for free. Serrano has tackled some tough subjects, like the Ku Klux Klan, so a pre-visit can let you prepare what you would like pupils to concentrate … Continue reading “Andres Serrano: Portraits of America Teachers’ Days”

Gertrude Stein Multi-talented

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 December 2023 > Shine Bright Lycée What's On

Gertrude Stein is probably best known for her “salon” in Paris where she nurtured artistic talents as diverse as Matisse and Braque, Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce. But her experimental, minimalist writing has been highly influential on generations of creatives right up to today, as is shown in the Gertrude Stein and Picasso: … Continue reading “Gertrude Stein Multi-talented”

Posy Simmonds: Drawing Literature

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 01 December 2023 > What's On

Posy Simmonds is a British cartoonist and writer. She is best known for her work in the field of comics and graphic novels, particularly her contributions to The Guardian newspaper. She is currently being celebrated at the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information (BPI) at the Centre Pompidou (Paris) in a retrospective exhibition until April 1st, 2024. The … Continue reading “Posy Simmonds: Drawing Literature”

Bollywood Superstars

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 26 October 2023 > Shine Bright Collège Shine Bright Lycée What's On

Hollywood is often used as a synonym for the cinema industry but Bollywood in India actually releases more films. The Indian film industry makes 2000 films every year, about three times as many as Hollywood. Cinema came very early to India. The Lumière Brothers’ pioneering films were shown soon after their European release in 1896. … Continue reading “Bollywood Superstars”

Titanic Stories

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 July 2023 > Shine Bright Collège What's On

Step on board the Titanic at an exhibition in Paris. Reconstructions and objects recovered from the wreck help tell the stories of those who were travelling on the ocean liner when it hit an iceberg on 15 April 1912. The exhibition brings to life various passengers and members of the crew who were onboard the … Continue reading “Titanic Stories”