Cannes Classics 2020

For the 17th consecutive year, here is the program of the classic cinema section of the Cannes Festival. Restored prints, celebrations and documentaries will be programmed.
Since the beginning of the 2000s, when we were still unaware that the relation of contemporary cinema to its own memory would be shaken up by the emerging appearance of digital technology, the Festival  de Cannes created Cannes Classics, a selection allowing to display the work of valorization of heritage cinema carried out by production companies, right-owners, cinematheques or national archives from around the world.

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Steve McQueen Dedicates His Two Films Selected At Cannes Film Festival To George Floyd

Steve McQueen says: “I dedicate these films to George Floyd and all the other black people that have been murdered, seen or unseen, because of who they are, in the U.S., U.K. and elsewhere. ‘If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.’ Black Lives Matter.” The Oscar-winning director and Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave, HungerWidows) has dedicated two of his films, chosen by the Cannes Film Festival for their Official Selection 2020, to George Floyd.

The two films selected by the Cannes Film Festival are Mangrove and Lovers Rock. Although the festival did not take place this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the films selected will be branded with Cannes’ Official Selection 2020 label. McQueen’s two films Mangroveand Lovers Rock form part of a BBC commissioned anthology of five stories, called Small Axe, created by McQueen himself. Read more

Further insight into the 2020 Official Festival de Cannes Selection  

The Festival de Cannes revealed its 2020 Official Selection on 3 June. We are delighted to showcase the films that the Selection Committee loved and selected.

This year’s Selection marks a shift away from the Festival de Cannes’ traditional structure, and is divided into six categories:

– The “faithful”, directors who have been included in an Official Selection before,

– The newcomers, included in the Official Selection for their very first time,

-The first features, in an extension of the Festival de Cannes’ trademark passion for unearthing new talent.  Read more

The British pop legend Sir Elton John hosted the iHeart Living Room coronavirus benefit Concert

Sir Elton John was digitally joined by quarantined stars from around the music world for a virtual coronavirus benefit concert. The British pop legend hosted the iHeart Living Room Concert For America  from his home in Los Angeles. The online festival featured performances from the likes of Billie Eilish, Dave Grohl and Mariah Carey from their sofas and home studios. It raised funds for two US charities. Broadcasting from what he claimed was his only house without a piano, the Rocketman dug out his son’s keyboard for a rendition of Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, and also serenaded a delighted Lizzo with an a capella snippet of her track Juice. Read more

73rd season of the Festival de Cannes is underway!

The next Festival de Cannes will take place from 12-23 May 2020. In order to achieve this level of longevity, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films, with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level. The American director Spike Lee is to serve as President of the Jury at the next Festival de Cannes. Read more

Upcoming London Fashion week-Positive Fashion

London Fashion Week visitors have access to many more designers through presentations, multi-brand and individual showrooms. London Fashion Week is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world and one of the big four international catwalk influencers. In addition to the official and off schedule events LFW has become a focus for a broader base of fashion linked activities with international designers, media and other high profile brands choosing to host their own events during the weeks. The BFC will devise a dynamic Positive Fashion focused schedule of events and activations in partnership with key retailers, cultural institutions and businesses to engage with new audiences and communities. Read more

The World’s Toughest Row – Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

The premier event in ocean rowing – A challenge that will take you more than 3000 Miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain (28oN 18oW) to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda (17oN 61oW). The annual race begins in early December, with up to 30 teams participating from around the world. The race structure brings together an environment where teams from across the globe gather in the race village San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands.  Read more

London’s Unmissable New Year’s Eve!

Unforgettable Experience to get your friends and family together and see London light up for the new year, with parties, fireworks, cruises and more on New Year’s Eve in London. Take a look below for ideas of things to do: from the New Year fireworks and special New Year’s Eve day events, to dazzling meals and parties lasting into the early hours of 2020.
The New Year’s Eve Fireworks light up central London every New Year’s Eve with a dazzling spectacle of pyrotechnics.
NYE cruises with views of the fireworks:
• Choose a magical cruise on the Thames, where you can watch the NYE fireworks and enjoy live entertainment as you welcome 2020. Read more

Magical ‘The Jose Mourinho effect’: as Spurs make it 3 wins from 3 under his management.

Having replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday last week as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur, Mourinho had an immediate impact with goals from Heung-Min Son, Lucas Moura, Harry Kane and especially Dele Ali. Jose Mourinho’s new found energy looked to have rubbed off on his Tottenham players, who had arguably looked lethargic in Pochettino’s final few games at the helm. Tottenham Hotspur FC had performed consistently well for Pochettino until the disappointment of losing the Champions League final at the end of last season. It has been downhill ever since that game kicked off, culminating in Pochettino’s dismissal. After struggling for form under Mauricio Pochettino, the arrival of Jose Mourinho has been a shot in the arm for the England midfielder Dele Alli. Read more

Unmissable Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show

Welcome to the 58th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show taking place December 4-9, 2019. Once again the show would will welcome all participants, visitors and press to the beautiful shores of Antigua and Barbuda for another exciting show with Impressive Schedule of Events including World famous Chef’s Competition – Conc0urs de Chef . This year’s show will take place at the Nelson’s Dockyard Marina, UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina.  Read more