Saturday 25 November, 10 am to 5 pm, Variety Theatre Monaco Conference on Autism and Learning Disabilities Information: 06 07 93 23 56
Saturday 25 November, 8.30 pm, Church of St. Devota Organ concert with 4 hands and 4 feet by Zygmunt Strzep, official organist of the S. Bernhardt Kirke in Hamburg, and Karol Golebiowski, first prize winner at the International Organ Competition in Nuremberg, as part of the In Tempore Organi 3rd International Organ Cycle Information: +377 98 98 83 03
Saturday 25 November, 8.30 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 2017: concert by The Corea / Gadd Band Information: +377 98 06 36 36
Sunday 26 November, Sporting Monte-Carlo – Salle des Etoiles World Rugby Awards Ceremony 2017 Information: 353 12 40 92 07
Sunday 26 November, 9 pm, Louis II Stadium French League 1 Football Championship: Monaco vs Paris St Germain Information: +377 92 05 74 73
Monday 27 November, 7 pm, Saint Nicolas Church – Parish Hall Cine-Club: screening of Interstellar followed by a discussion Information: 06 80 86 21 93
Tuesday 28 November, 6 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle Camille Blanc Presentation of Monaco-Matin Eco Club awards. By invitation only Information: +377 99 99 30 00
Tuesday 28 November, 8.30 pm, Variety Theatre All the Art of the Cinema – Screening of Vera Chytilovà’s film Daisies, organised by the Audiovisual Archives of Monaco Information: +377 97 98 43 26
Wednesday 29 November, Yacht Club de Monaco Talk on “From the abysses to paradise: Jacques Boissy” organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco Information: + 377 93 10 63 00
Wednesday 29 November, 6 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library “Focus on Prévert” – “Still Prévert” musical lectures presented by the B.A.L. company (light arts) Information: +377 93 15 29 40
Wednesday 29 November, 6.30 pm, Rainier III Auditorium – Troparium Musical Happy Hour: chamber music concert by the Orchestre de Poche, comprising Liza Kerob, violin, Federico Andres Hood, viola, Thierry Amadi, cello, Thierry Vera, double bass, Véronique Audard, clarinet, Michel Mugot, bassoon and Didier Favre, horn. The programme features: Franz Berwald and Max Bruch. Information: +377 98 06 28 28
Wednesday 29 November, 8 pm to 10 pm, Variety Theatre Talk on “Amoris Laetitia: continuity or renewal” by Monsignor Olivier de Germay, Bishop of Ajaccio Information: 06 80 86 21 93
Wednesday 29 November, 8 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier Concert by Carla Bruni Information: +377 98 06 36 36
Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December, 8.30 pm; Saturday 2 December, 9 pm; Sunday 3 December, 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses Visiting Mr. Green, contemporary theatre by Jeff Baron with Jacques Boudet and Thomas Joussier
Thursday 30 November to Saturday 2 December, 10 am to 5.30 pm, Terrasses de Fontvieille MonacoPhil 2017, international philatelic exhibition Information: +377 98 98 41 41
Thursday 30 November, 6.30 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Espace Indigo Thursday Live Session with The Wanton Bishops Information: +377 99 99 20 20
Thursday 30 November, 8.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace L’entretien de M. Descartes avec M. Pascal Le Jeune (Mr Descartes Meets Mr Pascal Le Jeune) by Jean-Claude Brisville with Daniel and William Mesguich Information: +377 93 25 32 27
Thursday 30 November, 8.30 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 2017: concert by Diego el Cigala Information: +377 98 06 36 36
From Friday 20 to Sunday 19 November, Port of Monaco: Funfair. For information, call: + 377 93 15 06 04
From Thursday 7 September to Sunday 5 November, Exotic Garden: Exhibition on the theme “When sculptures blossom", presented by the artists of the Monegasque Committee of the International Association of Plastic Arts (AIAP). For information, call: + 377 93 15 29 80
Monday 25 September, 7 pm, Saint Nicolas Church – Parish Hall Cine-Club: screening of October Sky followed by a discussion Information: 06 80 86 21 93
Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September, 8.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace Jean-Claude Grumberg’s L'Être ou pas, starring Pierre Arditi and Daniel Russo Information: +377 93 25 32 27
Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 September, 10 am to 6.30 pm, Port of Monaco 27th Monaco Yacht Show: the world’s leading yacht exhibition organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco Information: +377 93 10 41 70
Tuesday 26 September to Sunday 1 October 9th Monte-Carlo International Festival of Argentinian Tango (beginner’s classes, film screenings, performances, milongas, etc.) organised by Monaco Danse Passion Information: 06 19 80 51 57
Wednesday 27 September, 6.30 pm, Rainier III Auditorium – Troparium Musical Happy Hour: chamber music concert by Quatuor EOS, comprising Morgan Bodinaud and Nicolas Slusznis (violin), Sofia Timofeeva, (viola) and Bruno Posadas (cello). The programme features Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel Information: +377 98 06 28 28
Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim, the 26-year-old high jumper, and Nafissatou Thiam, 23, who competed in Combined Events, have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Friday, November 24. IAAF President Sebastian Coe presented the trophy to Barshim, while International Athletics Foundation (IAF) Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco presented the trophy to Thiam. "Tonight is our time to celebrate," Seb Coe said. "We have recognised the achievements and remarkable careers of some outstanding athletes, coaches and officials. With more than 50 champions, record breakers, ambassadors and coaches here tonight it’s impossible to individually honour everyone – I wish we could.” The former Olymian added, "We celebrate your amazing contributions to a phenomenal year of athletics. I’m particularly excited by the young generation of talent which so dramatically came of age on the world stage in 2017.” In the Rising Star Category, Norwegian Karsten Warholm won for Male and triple jumper Yulimar Rojas was named as female. The President's Award went to Usain Bolt, 31, who is widely considered one of the greatest sprinters of all-time. The Jamaican retired this season after taking 100m bronze at the World Championships in London to end his career as one of the most recognised athletes in the world. Namibian coach Anna Botha won the Coaching Achievement award and Cherry Alexander picked up the Women In Athletics award, which recognises outstanding achievements and contributions made to develop, encourage and strengthen the participation of women and girls at all levels of the sport. Paul Sanwell's image of Australia's Sally Pearson in the semi-finals of the 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 earned him the Athletics Photograph Of The Year title.
The Monegasque association "Les Enfants de Frankie" is organising the 13th edition of "Monaco Red Nose Day". Help support children in need in the region on Wednesday, December 6 – Saint Nicolas Day – by attaching a “nose” onto your car that day. The yellow nose represents the optimistic temperament of Frankie the Clown, the mascot of the association. They sponge noses are available for €2 from Carrefour Monaco and at various post offices across the Principality, from November 4 to December 2. Les Enfants de Frankie is thankful its loyal partner, EFG Bank Monaco, which has supported the association since 2007, as well as the emoticon giant, Smiley World Limited, for its collaboration. Their annual Charity Night – “Kids Nite” – invites families in Monaco and the region to take part in a gala evening specially organised for their children. This year, this takes place December 16.
The Monte-Carlo Gastronomie event takes place from Friday, November 24, until Monday, November 27, in the Fontvieille Chapiteau. Now in its 22nd year, and growing annually, the food fair attracts a wide range of exhibitors, mainly from France and Italy. Monaco is represented by L’Orangerie, the local company that produces liqueur from the Principality’s own oranges; Gold Energy, which specialises in luxury energy drinks; Lato Fields Estate, specialists in virgin olive oil; La Bodeguita Monaco, and Zepter International. From further afield come exhibitors from Slovakia, Morocco and Vietnam. Needless to say, wine tastings form an important part of the festival, as do demonstrations of cooking skills, and there is daily draw for prizes at stake for exhibitors and visitors alike. Minsiter of State Serge Telle inaugurates proceedings at 11 am on Friday, and the four-day food feast ends with a draw for a Gourmand’s Prize at 5:30 pm on Monday. Entrance is a very modest €5, and children under 12 are admitted free of charge. The event is open daily 10 am to 10 pm, except for the last day, Monday, when it closes at 7 pm. As an added incentive, entrance is free from noon until 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Article first published November 23, 2017.
Unless you’ve been out of town for a while, you’ll have probably noticed the ad on the back of Monaco buses promoting €99 fillets reduced from €198 at Beef Bar. Monaco is unique. I’m pretty sure if this same poster was advertised in a different part of the world, the buses would’ve been met by animal rights activists wearing lettuce binkins. The debate on meat remains high on the agenda over the last few years and every time a new documentary is released, there seems to be a surge in the number of people “going vegan”. It’s encouraging that people are becoming more mindful of their meat consumption but veganism isn’t for everyone. And it doesn’t have to be. The majority of vegans will tell you they feel “amazing” since they stopped eating meat and preach that meat is “bad”. And it’s true, some people thrive on a vegan diet but in general terms, the answer is not so simple as meat is good or meat is bad. The quality of the meat is what counts and depending on whether the cow has grazed in an open field or if it was fed with grains and pumped with antibiotics and hormones in a factory, the grade of beef you get out of it will just not be the same. The burger you get at Beef Bar will probably be a little different to the one you get at McDonald’s. It kinda makes sense. So while there are no studies that have been made on the impact of pasture raised beef on our health, what is clear is that the rates of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity have gone through the roof since factory farming industrialised our food system and wreaked havoc on our health. In my work, I try and raise awareness about how to integrate more vegan sources of protein into the diet and to be more mindful of our consumption of animal protein. If you’ve ever eaten at EQvita you’ll know that a vegan meal can be delicious, nutritious and filling all at the same time. Having said that, I think everyone has the right to decide whether they wish to continue eating meat or going vegan. One of the reasons I’ve decided against going completely vegan is because besides EQvita, most restaurants in Monaco and the region mostly cater for meat eaters and I ain’t interested in turning up to a restaurant and eating steamed vegetables or a bowl of fries. French and Italian cuisine are not exactly known for being vegan friendly and it’s very unusual when you dine out at a typical restaurant in the region to find a dish that is vegan, has flavor and is nutritionally balanced. So rather than eating something that is bland or poor from a nutrition standpoint, I’d rather go for a bit of animal protein. I used to be a big meat eater but I reduced my intake considerably in the last couple of years, to the point where I started flirting with veganism. Now I feel really good with a plant based diet 80-90 percent of the time and giving myself the option to eat animal foods when I feel like it. When I opt for meat, I follow the advice below of Dr Mark Hyman, a leading doctor in functional medicine and a lecturer at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York where I studied. 1. Choose grass fed, pasture raised and preferably organic meats. Not the easiest thing to find in Monaco but the butcher at Marché U often has some and so does Formia in the Condamine and Beausoleil markets. They’re more expensive but ideally you will eat less meat and more plant-based foods. You’ll find grass-fed beef on the menu at Beef Bar. 2. Think of meat as a condiment, not a main dish. Fifty to seventy percent of your plate should be filled with vegetables. I would say that this is a good tip to follow for all your meals, not only when you’re eating beef. We are so lucky to have such an amazing array of local and seasonal vegetables in the markets and organic supermarkets in town. 3. Walk over to the Condamine market and ask what’s in season and maybe you’ll discover a new type of vegetable to try out with your fillet. The stallholders are super friendly and will be help you find something that’s in season and is easy to prepare. 4. Avoid all processed meats. These are the meats that the World Health Organization points to that have been proven to cause disease, illness and cancer. I’m not saying you should never ever have that delicious prosciutto from across the border from time to time, but bear in mind that it’s not the best choice for your health if you consume it on a regular basis. 5. Prepare your meat the right way. The way we traditionally cook meat is by grilling, frying, smoking or charring at high temperatures, which leads to the production of toxic compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic amines, which have been shown to cause cancer in animals. Change your cooking methods to reduce your exposure to these toxic compounds by reducing the heat. Focus on lower temperature, slow cooking for meat and apply the same rules for vegetables and grains by baking, roasting, poaching or stewing them. Whatever you decide to eat, enjoy it. If you want to learn how to cook foods that are vegan and high in protein, you can check out the recipes on my website or reach out for some private cooking lessons. Article first published November 23, 2017.
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A special breakfast is being held at Club 39 on Thursday, November 30, organised by the Monaco-based organisation SheCanHeCan. From 9 am to 11 am, the event welcomes a guest speaker from Let Toys Be Toys, a UK-based campaign that asks the toy and publishing industries to stop limiting children’s interests by promoting some toys and books as only suitable for girls, and others only for boys. Let Toys Be Toys believes that removing preconceived gender stereotyping, and encouraging children to pick their interests, has educational and social benefits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE-H6JRdojU&feature=youtu.be BBC2 explored this subject in a documentary “No more boys and girls: Can kids go gender free?”, which aired in August of this year. The two-part production was a social experiment presented by Javid Abdelmoneim, a doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières, that involved a classroom of seven-year-old girls and boys who were treated indifferently. For example, signs saying “boys and girls are sensitive” and “girls and boys are strong” were put up in the room. Also, the “girls’ cupboard” and “boys’ cupboard” where the students put their coats were repainted as “one big gender-neutral wardrobe”. The episodes were met with mixed reviews, “shocking, “bold” and “potentially very harmful”. The breakfast discussion next Thursday will touch upon the fate of our gender. “It’s about learning how to provide children with choices,” Vibeke Thomsen, Founder of SheCanHeCan told Monaco Life, “and showing them they have no limits whether they are a girl or boy.” Reservations – €20, which includes a full breakfast – in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org
A private exhibition, in collaboration with Roger Shine, Lady Tina Green and Daniela Boutsen, will feature 200 pieces of Ardmore Ceramic Art at the private dining room of the Yacht Club to raise funds for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. The invitation-only exhibit of South African collector’s items will be held at the from Tuesday, November 28 to Thursday, November 30, from 11 am to 8 pm. This is the first time Ardmore Ceramic Art, which was created in 1985 by Fée Halsted on Ardmore Farm, in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, will be shown in the Principality. Followers of fashion will have noted that last year Ms Halsted partnered with Hermès to produce the Ardmore-designed silk scarf collection.For the selected invitees, the three-day show at the end of the month will offer a chance to purchase unique Christmas gifts while supporting an important cause close to the heart of the Monaco community. The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation was established in 2012 to address “one of the greatest silent killers on our planet” by teaching children essential water safety skills and how to swim. According to the Foundation, drowning claims a life every 85 seconds. Article first published November 16, 2017.
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