Banksy in Brest

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 09 June 2023 > What's On

If you are in or near Brest in the next couple of weeks, don’t miss this free exhibition of 280 works by mysterious street artist Banksy! It’s at the Ateliers des Capucins from 10 to 25 June. The works are from the personal collection of François Bérardino, a French actor who met a graffiti artist … Continue reading “Banksy in Brest”

Basquiat, Music and Warhol

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 08 June 2023 >

Everybody (or almost everyone) has heard of Andy Warhol, but not all students will be familiar with Jean-Michel Basquiat, a New York artist whose lively and colourful paintings are on display in Paris, either paired with music or in a display of works produced with Warhol. These two exhibitions are not only windows into his … Continue reading “Basquiat, Music and Warhol”

The Latest Lumni Classes on TV for Lycée

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 10 June 2020 > Pedagogy

The Lumni classes on TV for lycée are continuing — here’s a round-up of the latest programmes. The English classes are on France 4 every Wednesday.   Several of the recent programmes have focused on debating and speech making , both as cultural traditions and practical activities to help students improve their own oralexpression. The 20 … Continue reading “The Latest Lumni Classes on TV for Lycée”

Banksy in Venice

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 01 April 2020 >

This short video by Banksy is a great addition to Shine Bright 2de SnapFile 8 Will you get Banksy-ed?. Like the prank studied in the file, when a Banksy work that had just been sold at auction disappeared into a shredder at the bottom of the frame, it questions the art market and what is … Continue reading “Banksy in Venice”

This is England… in Rouen

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 November 2019 > What's On

The This is England short films festival is returning to celebrate British films in Rouen. The expanded version runs from 16 to 24 November. Short films are a brilliant way to introduce British culture to language learners, and special schools screenings and teaching packs are provided to spread the message. Many of this year’s films … Continue reading “This is England… in Rouen”

Keith Haring Street Art

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 25 October 2019 >

Tate Liverpool is running an exhibition of Keith Haring’s iconic street art, which will then transfer to Bozart in Brussels. We’ve concocted activities to work with Haring’s art at different levels from A2 to B2. It would be interesting to compare Haring with another street artist from a different generation and continent: Banksy, the subject … Continue reading “Keith Haring Street Art”

Keith Haring: Fast Art

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 18 July 2019 > What's On

Keith Haring grew up in small town Pennsylvania reading, watching and drawing cartoons. When the 20-year-old arrived in New York City to study art in 1978, his fast, cartoonish style was soon recognisable all over the city. A retrospective at Tate Liverpool, then going onto Brussels, shows the astonishing output of his short life. Haring … Continue reading “Keith Haring: Fast Art”

Basquiat by Vuitton

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 12 October 2018 > What's On

Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most remarkable American painters of his generation is the subject of an exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, from October 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019. From 1980 to 1988, Jean-Michel Basquiat managed to impose his underground style in the streets of New York, a city where hip-hop, graffiti and … Continue reading “Basquiat by Vuitton”