Will Greta Thunberg win the Nobel Peace Prize?
Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai and Nelson Mandela are just some of the people who've been given one of the most famous prizes in the world - the Nobel Peace Prize.
It's a pretty nice thing to get because it's saying you've done amazing work to help bring good into the world.
It's not the only Nobel prize - there are others including Literature, Chemistry and Physics. Among the winners are famous scientists like Albert Einstein and Marie Curie.
The prize is named after Sweden's Alfred Nobel who's most famous for inventing dynamite - a bit strange when his most famous prize is for peace!
It's been given out since 1901 and this week we'll find out who's won for 2019. Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is thought to have a good chance to get it!
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg furiously attacked world leaders at the United Nations on Monday for not doing more to tackle climate change, berating the assembled delegates and asking: “How dare you?” Greta, 16, who began the "climate strike" movement encouraging children to miss school to protest on Fridays, also launched legal proceedings against five countries on Monday, arguing that they did not prevent climate change despite being aware of the damage it does. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/
23 October 2019Ken Loach is famous for his socially committed films, and his new film, Sorry We Missed You, is no exception. Loach brings the kitchen-sink drama bang up to date with this indictment of the gig economy in the UK with a family struggling to survive in the modern world of work. The gig economy, or … Continue reading "Ken Loach Takes on the Gig Economy"
18 October 2019There has been talk of impeaching President Trump practically from the day he took office in 2017, originally over alleged electoral irregularities. But on 24 September, impeachment proceedings were actually launched in the House of Representatives, although they have little chance of being approved by Congress. What exactly is impeachment? “The President, Vice President and … Continue reading "Word of the moment: Impeachment"
30 September 2019Robert Wilson's new stage adaptation of The Jungle Book will be on in Paris, Aix-en-Provence and Clermont-Ferrand over the next few months. The visually striking production combines dialogues in French and original songs in English. Wilson created the show with Cocorosie, a music group composed of two American sisters based in France. The show follows … Continue reading "The Jungle Book on Stage"