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

Moving Parts play readings in English: Annie Walsh, Tony Stowers, “The Loser” (stage play in English) January 14, 2018at 27 cité industrielle, 75011 Paris. Métro : Voltaire. Info contact Stephanie : movingpartsparis@gmail.com

Artist and professor Christopher Sperandio brings science fiction to the Library’s evening events in a talk entitled, Red, White and you blew it all to hell: The lasting influence of La Planète des Singes on the American psyche. Wednesday Dec. 13, 7:30PM. The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du Général Camou, Paris, 75007.

French author Vincent Jouvet speaks (in French) about his book focusing on The Lost Generation and their place in 20th century Paris history, La Génération Perdue: Des Américains à Paris, 1914-1939. Wednesday, January 17, 7:30PM, 2018. The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du Général Camou, Paris, 75007.

John d’Agate, author of “Halls of Fame, About a Mountain” and “The Lifespan of a Fact” discusses the essay form January 04, 7PM, 2018; Nathan Englander reads from his new book “Dinner at the Center of the Earth” January 09, 7PM, 2018; John Freeman and Deborah Landau read poetry January 11, 7PM, 2018; Irish novelist Sara Baume discusses her new book “A Line Made by Walking” January 16, 7PM, 2018; Mohsin Hamid discusses his new novel “Exit West” January 23, 7PMm 2018. At Shakespeare and Company, 37, rue du la Bucherie, 75005, Paris.

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”