The Sound of Jamaica

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 26 April 2017 > Ready to Use

In this B1 article your students will learn about Jamaica, its history and its music as a new exhibition opens at the Philharmonie in Paris: Jamaica! Jamaica! Most students will have heard of Reggae and Bob Marley, and they may have studied the Triangle Trade in History. In any case, this is a good opportunity … Continue reading “The Sound of Jamaica”

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”

Robot Videos

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 24 March 2017 > Webpicks

The new robot exhibition at London’s Science Museum offers several videos on this motivating subject which can lead to work on science and technology, but also on human anatomy, modals and comparisons. The exhibition trailer doesn’t have any voiceover, just onscreen text. It points out that by looking at robots we question what it is … Continue reading “Robot Videos”

Robots Invade London’s Science Museum

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 17 March 2017 > What's On

Robots seem futuristic, in the realm of science-fiction. But a new exhibition at London’s Science Museum traces their history back 500 years. A hundred mechanical wonders have taken over the museum. The exhibition’s curator, Ben Russell, explains that it was when astrologers developed a view of the universe as functioning like a clockwork mechanism, they … Continue reading “Robots Invade London’s Science Museum”

African-American Artists and Segregation

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 25 November 2016 > What's On

“The Color Line” exhibition at Quai de Branly in Paris reviews the history of discrimination in the U.S.A. through the eyes of African-American artists. The show is an exploration of 150 years of American history from the end of the Civil War with the abolition of slavery, to segregation, the civil rights movement and the … Continue reading “African-American Artists and Segregation”

The Art of Walt Disney Animation Studios – Movement by Nature

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 18 November 2016 > What's On

From the first animated feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the recent Frozen, many Disney films have become cinema classics. With a selection of 350 art pieces specially collected together a new exhibition in Paris pays tribute to the art of the Walt Disney Animation Studios. The exhibition shows how much the … Continue reading “The Art of Walt Disney Animation Studios – Movement by Nature”