Category: Culture

Culture

Macron announces extra aid for French arts sector battered by Covid-19 crisis

Issued on: 06/05/2020 – 13:50Modified: 06/05/2020 – 13:50 French President Emmanuel Macron said he was looking into more financial aid for the country’s arts and culture sectors that have been hit hard by thecoronavirus, including the closure of museums and the postponement of major events.  Macron said he also wanted to “defend European creativity” in the face of competition […]

Culture

Week in Review: Women on the front lines of Covid-19, lifting France’s lockdown and homemade homages to art

Issued on: 01/05/2020 – 13:39Modified: 01/05/2020 – 13:39 FRANCE 24 takes a three-part look at the women on the front lines of the Covid-19 fight in France and examines the details of the government plan to start lifting lockdown on May 11. We also spoke with Iceland’s prime minister about her country’s response to the pandemic and examined how art […]

Culture

Lady Gaga, Rolling Stones, top stars come ‘together at home’ for Covid-19 benefit concert

Issued on: 19/04/2020 – 07:23Modified: 19/04/2020 – 07:23 Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey on Saturday headlined a special broadcast of music, comedy and personal stories celebrating those around the world on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. The two-hour “One World:Together at Home” event, broadcast across multiple television […]

Culture

Week in Review: A year after the Notre-Dame fire, Covid-19 immunity and a visit to Beaujolais

France marked a year since the Notre-Dame fire this week with restoration halted as a result of Covid-19. We also spoke to South Korea’s foreign minister, who cast doubt on the idea of developing immunity after contracting the coronavirus, and visited some of France’s front-line workers – the men and women behind the scenes keeping the country going […]

Culture

A year after the Notre-Dame fire, restoration is suspended amid Covid-19 lockdown

Issued on: 15/04/2020 – 11:45Modified: 15/04/2020 – 11:45 On the first anniversary Wednesday of the devastating blaze that ripped through Notre-Dame Cathedral, there are no builders on site and the scientists involved are working from home. FRANCE 24 investigates how the coronavirus is affecting the reconstruction of the 850-year-old monument. The construction site engulfing Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral stands silent, […]

Culture

Week in Review: Holy days under lockdown, digital tracking to stem Covid-19 and coping with isolation

With roughly half the world’s population now under some form of lockdown, FRANCE 24 looks at how the French government is eyeing digital tracking apps to contain the coronavirus while millions around the world celebrate Easter, Passover and Ramadan in quarantine. We also asked our viewers to share their tips on mitigating the emotional cost of prolonged isolation. ARTICLESCritics raise […]

Culture

Country music legend Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Issued on: 21/03/2020 – 09:13Modified: 21/03/2020 – 09:13 Grammy-winning country singer Kenny Rogers died late on Friday night at the age of 81, his family said on Saturday. The American singer “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” a statement on the singer’s website said.”The family […]

Culture

Week in Review: France’s former PM goes on trial, Earth’s changing pole and the Paris Agriculture Fair

Issued on: 28/02/2020 – 12:03Modified: 28/02/2020 – 12:03 This week FRANCE 24 visited the Paris Agriculture Fair (Salon de l’agriculture) – a must-do for French politicians from across the spectrum – as a former prime minister went on trial over hiring his relatives. We also take a look at Al Pacino’s small-screen debut as a Nazi hunter and […]

Culture

Fearing ‘public lynching’, Polanski skips French Oscars night

Issued on: 27/02/2020 – 16:08Modified: 27/02/2020 – 16:08 Under-fire filmmaker Roman Polanski has announced he is skipping Friday’s awards ceremony for the Césars, France’s equivalent of the Oscars, saying he will not submit himself to a “public lynching” over rape accusations he denies. Women’s rights activists have vowed to disrupt the awards ceremony in Paris, plastering […]

Culture

Week in Review: The Paris mayoral race heats up with a sex tape scandal and a new conservative challenger

The Paris mayoral race heated up this week with the release of a sex tape and a new conservative entering the fray. In Tehran, medical centres have been hit hard by US sanctions, we look back at the tragedy of France’s “stolen children” and Ethiopian migrants trek 2,000 kilometres into Saudi Arabia via Yemen.  ARTICLES Beyond rockets and air strikes: […]

Back To Top