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Tues. Nov 21 – Picnic Music with...

Tuesday 21 November, 12.15 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – José Notari Sound Library Picnic Music with Lou Reed on the big screen Information: +377 93 30 64 48

Tues. Nov 21- “An aperitif of words”,...

Tuesday 21 November, 6 pm to 8 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library “An aperitif of words”, led by Christiane Campredon Information: +377 93 15 29 40

Tues. Nov 21 – All the Art...

Tuesday 21 November, 8.30 pm, Variety Theatre All the Art of the Cinema – Screening of Lino Brocka’s film Manila in the Claws of Light, organised by the Audiovisual Archives of Monaco Information: +377 97 98 43 26

Tues. Nov 21 – UEFA Champions League...

Tuesday 21 November, 8.45 pm, Louis II Stadium UEFA Champions League football: Monaco vs Leipzig Information: +377 92 05 74 73

Wed. Nov 22 – Jeune Public concert...

Wednesday 22 November, 3 pm, Rainier III Auditorium Jeune Public concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Philippe Béran with Diana Fontannaz as narrator on the theme “Music, step by step”. The programme features Sylvain Griotto and Benjamin Britten Information: +377 98 06 28 28

Wed. Nov 22 – “Focus on Prévert”...

Wednesday 22 November, 6 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library “Focus on Prévert” – Talk on “New French animation” by Jean-Paul Commin, followed by a screening of some short films about Prévert Information: +377 93 15 29 40

Thurs. Nov 23 – Sun Nov. 26...

Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November, 8.30 pm, Saturday 25 November, 9 pm, and Sunday 26 November, 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses “Fear”, contemporary theatre by Stefan Zweig, adapted by Elodie Menant with Aliocha Itovich, Hélène Degy and Ophélie Marsaud Information: +377 97 98 10 93

Thurs. Nov 23- Reading workshop: “On the...

Thursday 23 November, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, Saint Nicolas Church – Parish Hall Reading workshop: “On the road to dialogue with Christian de Chergé” Information: 06 80 86 21 93

Thurs. Nov 23 – Adriana Lecouvreur by...

Thursday 23 November, 8 pm and Sunday 26 November, 3 pm, Grimaldi Forum – Salle des Princes Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea with Barbara Frittoli, Luciana D'lntino, Diletta Rizzo Marin, Loriana Castellano, Roberto Alagna, Alberto Mastromarino, Alessandro Spina, Luca Casalin, Enrico Casari, Antoine Garcin, the Monte-Carlo Opera Chorus and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maurizio Benini Information: +377 98 06 28 28

Thurs. Nov 23 – Brasseur and the...

Thursday 23 November, 8.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace Brasseur et les enfants du Paradis (Brasseur and the Children of Paradise) based on an idea by and featuring Alexandre Brasseur Information: +377 93 25 32 27

Fri. Nov 24 – 22nd Monte-Carlo Gastronomie...

Friday 24 November, 10 am to 9 pm, and Saturday 25 to Monday 27 November, 10 am to 7 pm, Espace Fontvieille 22nd Monte-Carlo Gastronomie food fair, organised by Groupe Promocom Information: +377 97 98 50 00

Fri. Nov 24 – Concert by Kids...

Friday 24 November, 7.30 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle des Princes Concert by Kids United to celebrate Universal Children’s Day 2017 Information: + 377 98 98 87 96

Fri. Nov 24 – 10 years of...

Friday 24 November, 8 pm, Variety Theatre 10 ans de chanson française (10 years of French chanson): musical show presented by the YG Musical Company Information: 06 43 91 93 32

Fri. Nov 24 – Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival...

Friday 24 November, 8.30 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 2017: concert by Texas Information: +377 98 06 36 36

Sat. Nov 25 – Monaco Conference on...

Saturday 25 November, 10 am to 5 pm, Variety Theatre Monaco Conference on Autism and Learning Disabilities Information: 06 07 93 23 56

Sat. Nov 25 – Organ concert with...

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

Sat. Nov 25 – Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival...

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

Sun. Nov 26 – World Rugby Awards...

Sunday 26 November, Sporting Monte-Carlo – Salle des Etoiles World Rugby Awards Ceremony 2017 Information: 353 12 40 92 07

Sun. Nov 26 – AS Monaco vs...

Sunday 26 November, 9 pm, Louis II Stadium French League 1 Football Championship: Monaco vs Paris St Germain Information: +377 92 05 74 73

Mon. Nov 27 – Cine-Club: screening of...

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

Tues. Nov 28 – Presentation of Monaco-Matin...

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Tues. Nov 28 – All the Art...

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Wed. Nov 29 – Talk on “From...

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Wed. Nov 29 – “Still Prévert” musical...

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Wed. Nov 29 – Musical Happy Hour

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Wed. Nov 29 – Talk on “Amoris...

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National Day weekend in pictures

Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
It was a busy National Day weekend for the Princely family. On Friday, November 17, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene distributed gift baskets to beneficiaries of the Monaco Red Cross on the occasion of the national holiday. Parcels were also offered to town halls of neighbouring municipalities.
Photo: Eric Mathon/Facebook Palais Princier
Photo: Eric Mathon/Facebook Palais Princier
Photo: Eric Mathon/Facebook Palais Princier
Photo: Eric Mathon/Facebook Palais Princier
The next day, Princess Charlene and her soon-to-be 3-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, had a traditional tea with Monsignor Barsi.
Photo: Facebook Prince's Palace of Monaco
Photo: Facebook Prince's Palace of Monaco
Photo: Facebook Prince's Palace of Monaco
Photo: Facebook Prince's Palace of Monaco
The Princely Couple were the centre of attention on Sunday, November 19. Monaco’s Fête Nationale. The tradition of National Day dates back to the reign of Prince Charles III, who in 1857 decided that November 4, the Sovereign’s Patron Saint Day, would be declared "Celebration of the Sovereign". Prince Rainier III first changed the holiday to April 11 and then moved it to November 19. Although November 15 is the day of Saint Albert the Great, Prince Albert II kept the November 19 to celebrate National Day as a tribute to his father.
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
Sunday’s celebration’s started at 9:30 am with the Presentation of Arms and distribution of rank badges and medals in the Court of Honour of the Prince’s Palace. The Thanksgiving Mass took place from 10:15 am until 11:15 am with a Te Deum at the Cathedral of Monaco.
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
This was followed at 11:35 am with a military parade in the presence of a detachment of France’s 17th Parachute Engineer Regiment on Palace Square.
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
Photo: Charly Gallo & Manuel Vitali/DC
The Princely Family made their traditional visit from the Palace windows. Shortly before 4 pm, Prince Albert made his way over to Fontvieille to participate in the last lap of No Finish Line, which after 194 consecutive hours officially closed its 18th edition raising €436,963 for Children & Future. (More details Monday on
Photo: NFL
Photo: NFL
Photo: NFL
Photo: NFL


Solar Impulse Foundation launches initiative with help...

Following the success of the first solar flight around the world, the Solar Impulse Foundation launched the second phase of its programme – the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions – during COP23, with the goal of selecting 1,000 solutions that can protect the environment in a profitable way, and bring them to decision makers at COP24, the Foundation reports. “We need to embrace efficient technologies, because they are much more than ‘ecological’, they are ‘logical’. They create jobs and generate profit, while also reducing CO2 emissions and protecting the environment. Even if climate change didn’t exist, they would make sense. Clean growth is much better than the dirty status quo we have today,” said Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. The Constituent Assembly of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions took place on Wednesday, November 15, in the Bonn Zone of COP23, launching the flagship initiative, with Prince Albert starting the countdown on stage.
Photo: Facebook Solar Impulse
Photo: Facebook Solar Impulse
This is a major milestone for the World Alliance, which at present already counts 474 members that together combine more than 500 potential solutions. It can now officially begin to identify and select Efficient Solutions, which it defines as products, services, clean technologies and processes, not limited to the production of renewable energy, that are profitable and sustain economic growth, while protecting the environment and optimising the use of natural resources. “Today, thousands of solutions exist that can boost economic growth while preserving nature, but they remain unknown to decision makers and are not implemented at industry level,” said Bertrand Piccard. “Our goal is to select 1000 solutions that are both clean and profitable and bring them to decision-makers to demonstrate that they must urgently stop compromising for minimal targets and adopt much more ambitious environmental and energy policies.”
Photo: Facebook Solar Impulse
Photo: Facebook Solar Impulse
Examples of potential solutions already submitted by Members range from deep water offshore turbines, solar desalination plants, containers to transform organic waste into energy, air filters that capture C02 emissions and turn them into renewable fuels, hydrogen-based devices that can be added on cars to increase fuel efficiency, to free electric car chargers. Over the next year, all solutions submitted will be assessed to evaluate their deployability, sustainability and viability. Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment, added: “Doom and gloom won’t get us anywhere, and let’s not forget that climate change is a problem that we can innovate our way out of. What we need are concrete solutions that can be applied at scale. These solutions are already out there, but many are hidden — in places like research labs and small start-ups, or otherwise as pilot projects that never made it to scale. It’s important now more than ever to put these solutions in the limelight and show what is possible when we embrace positive change.”


Tourism bureau further embraces green future

Guillaume Rose, Director of Monaco Tourism and Congress. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC
Guillaume Rose, Director of Monaco Tourism and Congress. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC
The Tourism and Convention Bureau (DTC) held its traditional annual evening event in front of more than 350 tourism professionals in the Principality at Rainier III Auditorium on the evening of Thursday, November 16. The bureau’s Director, Guillaume Rose, presented DTC's new theme: "Visit Monaco". Also presented was the new version of the website, which will be put online very soon, redesigned to focus on images and experience, and the new Facebook page, which is already active, entitled "My Monaco,” exclusively for local event information. Responsible tourism will be at the heart of all future initiatives, helped by the slogan "Green is the new Glam,” which will be used in all international marketing. Dirk Glaesser, Executive Director of the World Tourism Organisation, spoke about the tangible change towards sustainable and responsible tourism, a policy objective that is at the heart of the DTC’s future programmes.


MonacoTech hosts Monaco-Matin Eco Club

Photo: Jean-François Ottonello/Nice-Matin
Photo: Jean-François Ottonello/Nice-Matin
The Monaco-Matin Eco Club met on the morning of Friday, November 17, in the presence of Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy. The venue was MonacoTech, the state Incubator and Accelerator startups programme, inaugurated on November 8 by Prince Albert and Xavier Niel. Jean Castellini opened the debate by recounting the birth of MonacoTech, closely linked to the creation of the Observatory of Industry in 2015. He also mentioned the Principality’s interest in welcoming young innovative companies and the enthusiasm that they may develop in growing their businesses in Monaco. Representatives of three startups based in MonacoTech – Gangz, Laneva, and Novetech Surgery – as well as from various local entities and companies in the Principality and the neighbouring region spoke on the theme of the meeting: "What innovation from the Principality?"


Dance production chronicles struggles of Tunisians

ISSUEdance (1)The Monaco Tunisia Association will present ISSUE, Eugénie Andrin's new dance performance, on December 1 at Théâtre des Variétés. The performance will start at 6:30 pm. 

The choreography was born from a meeting with the journalist Shiran Ben Abderrazak, author of the Diary of a Defeat, which is at the heart of the production and represents a voice of the Tunisian people who have risen up in revolt. It's a message that encourages us to fight, to not be afraid.

The movements were enriched during a Master Class for Tunisian professional dancers at Villa Dar Eyquem in Hammamet, a town in southeast Tunisia known for its beaches. The production, with visual artist Roxane Ducruet, follows the aftermath of the Arab Spring as a reflection in flesh and bone on the fragility of revolutionary ideals and the price of freedom.

A game between the dancers and a set of suspended doors questions these new thresholds, these tests, and shows a way in a labyrinth full of obstacles. In turn, these doors grow open to our fears, the abyss, the illusion, but also the dream, the hopes, the truth.

The eventual outcome of the Tunisian revolt is uncertain, but the determination of the Tunisian people does not weaken, the association says.

The evening includes an overview of the show's creation before the performance and a post-show Q&A with the choreographer. Tickets: €25.


Princess Charlene awes in Akris

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Breaking news! Her Serene Highness is feeling blue! No, not sad – how could anyone be sad on National Day, the grandest day of the year in the Principality? – literally BLUE. Along with the rest of the Grimaldi family, Princess Charlene emerged from the palace in a cobalt blue velvet custom designed Akris coat with navy blue satin details. A bold move that garnered a few side eyes and had me humming the tune “she wore blue velvet”. Underneath the Princess opted for a simple velvet shirt-dress accessorised with navy blue leather gloves a navy blue suede pumps.
Photo: Instagram
Photo: Instagram @royaladdicted2
What really set the look off was a navy blue hat worn tilted to side like a society lady from eras past also designed by the house of Akris. Minimal makeup with a coral lip and simple diamond studs complimented this simple but stunning ensemble that the photographers couldn’t get enough of. Stepping out of the Cathedral on the arm of Prince Albert, the sun accentuated the crispness of the velvet as excited watchers gleefully captured the scene on their phones. Princess Charlene has been a supporter of Akris for some time now attending the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London in a grey coat from the house and posing for her official engagement photos in a pale silk green gown. Princess Charlene, this is one for the stylebook!
Photo: Instagram
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Instagram sensation and style blogger Louis Pisano writes Article first published November 19, 2017. 



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