English-speaking Paris

The Paris Brotherhood Sextet playing the spirit of jazz performs March 05, 9PM, 2020 at d’Emma Studio, Centre Edmond Flag, 8, bis rue de l’Eperon, 75006, Paris. With a brand of funky-bop these musicians are as real as it gets these days in Paris. Check them out.

Michael Webber discusses his new book “Power Trip, the story of energy” exploring how energy has transformed societies in the past and challenges we face for today and tomorrow. February 11, 7:30PM at the American Library in Paris, 10, rue du Gen. Camou, Paris, 75007.

Peter Brook revisits Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” revealing his stage and acting methods with a “creation” titled “Shakespeare Resonance” at the Bouffes du Nord. He will be accompanied by a small group of of actors Hiran Abeysekera, Maïa Jemmett, Marcello Magni, Ery Nzaramba and his longtime collaborator Marie Hélène Estienne. Bouffes du Nord Theater,”Shakespeare Resonance” February 19-21, 2020, 7PM, located at 37, bis boulevard de la Chapelle, 75010 Paris

Ron Rosbottom, discusses his book “When Paris Went Dark” which tells the incredible story of the youngest members of the French Resistance—many only teenagers—who waged a hidden war against the Nazi occupiers and their collaborators in Paris and across France. A chronicle of youthful sacrifice and courage in the face of evil, it is a story that holds relevance for our own time, when democratic nations are once again under threat from rising nativism and authoritarianism. Beyond that, it is a riveting investigation about what it means for a young person to come of age under unpredictable and violent circumstances. March 17, 7:30PM at the American Library in Paris, 10, rue du Gen. Camou, Paris, 75007.