English-speaking Paris


Paris actress Vivienne Vermes impersonates Queen Elizabeth II discussing BREXIT. The spoof was written and acted by Vermes and filmed by friends using a Samsung 6. Very drole… check her out //www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSy8iAbk6kI

Book events at the American Library in Paris. Author Adam Plowright discusses “The French Exception: Emmanuel Macron —The Extraordinary Rise and Risk.” (March 14 at 7:30PM). Panel Discussion: Fake News in the Post Truth Era and How to Fix it. A talk on how politics and technology are colliding and changing the geopolitical landscape (March 20 at 7:30PM). Food maker and writer David Lebovitz discusses his new book “l’Apart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home.” (April4 at 7:30PM). The American Library in Paris 10 Rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris.

Alicia Drake discusses her new novel “I Love You Too Much” about loneliness of a childhood set in one of the most elegant districts of Paris (March 06, 2018 at 7PM).  Johann Hari talks about his book “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions (March 15, 2018 at 7PM). At Shakespeare and Company,  37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris.

Moving Parts play readings in English: Geoff Ross-Michael presents a stage play “Dead True” (March 11, 7:30PM).  Michael diAntonio, screenplay in English “Go Softly” April 8, 7:30PM) 27 cité industrielle, 75011 Paris. Métro : Voltaire. Info contact Stephanie : movingpartsparis@gmail.com




Espace EDF Revisits Video Games

Tribute to video game developers

Over the last fifty years video games have gone from scientific curiosities to fads to becoming one of the most popular forms of entertainment earning billions world wide dwarfing the film industry. The exhibition “Game, le jeu video a travers le temps”  (History of Video Games) at the Foundation EDF revisits video games from Ralph Baer’s legendary “Brown Box” (1967) to Pac Man to mobile gaming and immersive virtual reality (until August 27). Continue reading “Espace EDF Revisits Video Games”

British Expats Get New Voting Rights

The British government recently announced plans on how it will deliver on its commitment to allow all expats to vote in parliamentary elections. The Minister for the Constitution, Chris Skidmore, announced the new policy which sets out how the government will remove the current 15-year time limit on British citizens who live abroad registering as overseas electors. Continue reading “British Expats Get New Voting Rights”

Coluche Revisited

Paris’ Hotel de Ville pays homage via video clips, photos and memorabilia to the beloved French actor and comedian Coluche (1944-1986) with an exhibition marking the thirtieth anniversary of his death. The exhibition (until January 7, 2017) revisits his stage, television and movie career up to the announcement of his presidential candidacy. His “campaign” was supported by “Charlie Hebdo” with slogans such as “Before me France was divided in two, now it will be folded into fourths.” He wasn’t taken seriously until the Journal du Dimanche published a poll showing he was supported by 16% of the French voters. Under pressure from serious politicians he withdrew. Continue reading “Coluche Revisited”