English-speaking Paris

Andrew Kearney’s “Mechanism” is a solo installation exhibition at the Irish Cultural Center to June 18, 2017. Kearney creates installations using sculpture, light, photography, sound, and technology that are usually site specific.  For more than two decades Kearney has created large-scale conceptual installations that examine the themes of personal history and identity and how architecture and constructed environments are used and experienced.  At the Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5, rue des Irlandais 75005 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

Lionel Shriver discusses her new speculative fiction novel about America in decline “The Mandibles.” (Monday, May 22, 7pm). With dry wit this near-future novel explores the aftershocks of an economically devastating U.S. sovereign debt default on four generations of a once-prosperous American family. In 2029 the “almighty dollar” plummets in value, to be replaced by a new global currency, the “bancor.” In retaliation, the president declares that America will default on its loans. “Deadbeat Nation” being unable to borrow, the government prints money to cover its bills. What little remains to savers is rapidly eaten away by runaway inflation. Shakespeare and Co. 37, rue Bucherie, Paris 75005

Set in Paris and India, “The Geranium Woman” explores what happens when a successful businesswoman begins to question the ethics of her world. Meet the the author Hazel Manuel (Thurs. June 8th,  6-7PM) at WHSmith Bookshop 248 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.

Author Bahiyyih Nakhjavani offers a poignant satire about migration with her new novel “Us & Them.” She will speak about book (Thursday June 15, 6-7PM). at WHSmith Bookshop 248 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Bahiyyih Nakhjavani grew up in Uganda, was educated in the United Kingdom and the United States, and now lives in France. She is the author of “The Woman Who Read Too Much” (Redwood Press, 2015), “The Saddlebag” (2001), and “Paper ” (2005).

Journalist James Kirchick presents his book “The End of Europe: Dictators , Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age,” exploring the rise in populism, Islamophobia and resurgent anti-Semitism, and the eroding cornerstones of liberal democracy in Europe. (Tuesday, May 30, 7:30PM). At The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du General Camou, 75007 Paris.

 Tatiana de Rosnay presents her biography of Daphne du Maurier in “Manderley Forever.”(Wednesday, May 27. 7:30PM) De Rosnay explores the life of the famed English playwright and novelist best known for the novel “Rebecca.”

Collective reading “She Who Has No Master(s) (Sunday, May 27, 2PM) showcasing nine women writers of Vietnamese descent, now located in the US and France exploring themes such as displacement, silence, memory, trauma and repercussions of war. The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du General Camou, Paris, 75007

The Tower Theatre Company returns to Paris performing “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare (June 6 – 11, 2017)  at the Théâtre de Verdure, Jardin Shakespeare, Pré Catelan, Bois de Boulogne. More information in English and French about performances, on-line booking instructions and directions to the theatre are also available at //www.towertheatre.org.uk/index.htm

Moving Parts play readings in English:  Patti Cassidy, “Unmasked” (May 21); Charles Borkhuis “Flipperman” (June 18); Stuart Caldwell, “Perfect Women” (July 2).  All readings at 7:30PM, City27 at 27 cité industrielle, 75011 Paris. Métro : Voltaire. Info contact Stephanie : movingpartsparis@gmail.com