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Mon. Oct 23 – Thurs. Oct 26 – SPORTELMonaco 2017

From Monday 23 to Thursday 26 October, Grimaldi Forum Monaco: SPORTELMonaco 2017: The World Sports Marketing and Media Convention (reserved for professionals): For information, call: + 377 93 30 20 32

Mon. Oct 23 – Workshop by Adrien Rebaudo on the theme...

Monday 23 June, 18:30, Monaco Multimedia Library - Louis Notari Library: Workshop by Adrien Rebaudo on the theme “Photographic distractions”. For information, call: + 377 93 15 29 40

Tues. Oct 24 – SPORTEL Awards 2017

Tuesday 24 October at 20:00, Grimaldi Forum Monaco: SPORTEL Awards 2017 evening. Prize Giving ceremony recognising the best sports’ video clips in 2017, with numerous sports’ champions in attendance. Open to the public, on invitation. For information, call: + 377 93 10 40 55 Tuesday 24 January, 20:30, Princess Grace Theatre: "La dernière bande" (“Krapp’s Last Tape”) by Samuel Beckett with Jacques Weber. For information, call: + 377 93 25 32 27

Wed. Oct 25 – Conference on “The Pearl Harbor Attack”

Wednesday 25 October, Yacht Club of Monaco: Conference on the topic “The Pearl Harbor attack”, organised by the Yacht Club of Monaco. For information, call: + 37793 10 63 00

Wed. Oct 25 – “Toto oltre la maschera”, recital by Alessandro...

Wednesday 25 October, Variety Theatre: "Toto oltre la maschera", recital by Alessandro Preziosi and Chitarra Daniele Bonaviri, organised by Dante Alighieri Monaco. For information, call: +377 97 70 89 47

Thurs. Oct 26 – Sun. Oct 29

From Thursday 25 to Sunday 29 October: 2nd-eRallye Monte-Carlo. For information, call: + 377 93 15 26 00

Wed. Ot 25 – Sun. Oct 29 – “Monte Carlo Village...

From Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 October, Espace Fontvieille: “Monte Carlo Village E-Rallye" organised by the Automobile Club of Monaco for the 2nd E-Rallye de Monte-Carlo. For information, call: + 377 92 05 26 00

Fri. Oct 27 – “Croque-Monsieur” by Marcel Mithois with Fanny Ardant

Friday 27 September, 20:30, Grimaldi Forum Monaco: "Croque-Monsieur" by Marcel Mithois with Fanny Ardant, Bernard Menez, Vittoria Scognamiglio, Michaël Cohen, Pierre Rochefort, Jean-Baptiste Lafarge and Sébastien Houbani. For information, call: + 377 99 99 30 00

Sat. Oct 28 – Conference on the topic “Spirituality – Psychology”...

Saturday 28 October, 14:30, Variety Theatre: Conference on the topic “Spirituality - Psychology” by Boris Cyrulnik, Neuropsychiatrist and Teaching Director at Toulon University) with the participation of the MONACOLOGY Association and MC.5 Communication. For information, call: 06 03 49 49 39

Sat. Oct 28 – AS Monaco Basketball vs. Boulazac

Saturday 28 October, 20:00, Louis II Stadium – Gaston Médecin Omnisports Hall: PRO A basketball championship: Monaco - Boulazac. For information, call: + 377 92 05 40 10

Sun. Oct 29 – Sat. Nov 4 – Monte-Carlo Opera –...

Sunday 29 15:00, Tuesday 31 October at 20:00 (gala), Thursday 2 and Saturday 4 November, 20:00, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier: "La Cenerentola" by Gioachino Rossini with Edgardo Rocha, Nicola Alaimo, Carlos Chausson, Rebeca Olvera, Cecilia Bartoli, the Monte-Carlo Opera Choir and the Prince’s Musicians, conducted by Gianluca Cupuano. Directed by: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Organisation: Monte-Carlo Opera. For information, call: + 377 98 06 28 28

Fri. Oct 20 – Sun. Nov 19 – FUN FAIR

From Friday 20 to Sunday 19 November, Port of Monaco: Funfair. For information, call: + 377 93 15 06 04

Thurs. Sept 7 – Sun. Nov 5 – Exhibition on the...

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

Mon. Sept 25 – Cine-Club: screening of October Sky followed by...

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

Tues. Sept 26 – PRO A basketball championship: Monaco vs Le...

Tuesday 26 September, 8 pm, Louis II Stadium – Gaston Médecin Omnisports Hall PRO A basketball championship: Monaco vs Le Mans

Tues. Sept 26 – Wed. Sept 27 – Jean-Claude Grumberg’s L’Être...

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

Wed. Sept 27 – Sat. Sept 30 – 27th Monaco Yacht...

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

Tues. Sept 26 – 9th Monte-Carlo International Festival of Argentinian Tango

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

Wed. Sept 27 – Musical Happy Hour: chamber music concert by...

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

Wed. Sept 27 – Cine-Club: screening of Edouard Molinaro’s Back to...

Wednesday 27 September, 7 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Cine-Club: screening of Edouard Molinaro’s Back to the Wall Information: +377 93 15 29 40

Thurs. Sept 28 – Thursday Live Session featuring Morgane Ji

Thursday 28 September, 6.30 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Espace Indigo Thursday Live Session featuring Morgane Ji

Thurs. Sept 28 – Musical Happy Hour at the Auditorium Rainier...

Thursday 28 September, 6.30 pm, Rainier III Auditorium – Troparium Musical Happy Hour: chamber music concert by the Goldberg Trio, comprising Liza Kerob (violin), Federico Andres Hood (alto) and Thierry Amadi (cello). The programme features Jean Françaix, Albert Roussel and Jean Cras Information: +377 98 06 28 28

Fri. Sept 29 – Concert by Trio ATriango at Louis Notari...

Friday 29 September, 7 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Concert by Trio ATriango (tango) Information: +377 93 15 29 40

Thurs. Sept 7 – Sun. Nov 5 – Exhibition: “When sculptures...

Thursday 7 September to Sunday 5 November, Exotic Garden Exhibition: “When sculptures blossom”, presented by artists from the Monegasque National Committee of the UNESCO International Association of Art (IAA) Information: +377 93 15 29 80

until Sept. 24 – Exhibition by DNSEP students at Monaco Art...

Until 24 September, 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm, Monaco Exotic Garden Exhibition by DNSEP students at Monaco Art School – Pavillon Bosio, on the theme “No Man Is an Island” Information: +377 93 30 18 39

until Sept. 24 – Family workshops: Discover the variety of plant...

Until 24 September, Sundays, 10.30 am to 11.30 am, Nouveau Musée National – Villa Paloma/Villa Sauber Family workshops: Discover the variety of plant species in the garden at Villa Paloma with the Le jardin de senteurs (“Garden of scents”) workshop, or enjoy the playful trail through the garden at Villa Sauber. The workshops are free but places are limited For information and bookings, contact:


Powers Property padel tournament a smash hit

Tony Torriani, Thomas Johansson, Dr Jean-Marc Parisaux, Mike Powers and David Thomas.
Tony Torriani, Thomas Johansson, Dr Jean-Marc Parisaux, Mike Powers and David Thomas. Photo: Facebook Irina Peterson.
The First Powers Property Padel Invitational welcomed 24 players on Thursday at the Stade du Devans in Beausoleil for an evening of play and conviviality. “We had a good crowd of about 70 people last night,” Mike Powers, Tournament Co-director along with Thomas Johansson and Tony Torriani, told Monaco Life, “who were given a demonstration from former World Number One padel player Gaby Reka.” The Round Robin of four groups included Ivan Ljubicic, former top tennis pro and current trainer of Roger Federer, and Irina Peterson, who recently made history as part of the first Women’s team to represent Monaco at the European Padel Club Championship in September. Gisela Johansson, one of the three women to play, made it to the semi-finals, but it was the Men’s team of Dr Jean-Marc Parisaux from IM2S and David Thomas who took the cup as tournament champions.
While some teams advanced, others enjoyed the barbeque and drinks on hand. "There was a great atmosphere and participation at the first invitational Powers Properties Padel tennis event!” Irina, who played with former Davis Cup player for Monaco, Christophe Bosio, said. Powers Property Padel Invitational had several sponsors including Blue Coast Brewing Company, the new craft brewery owned by several F1 drivers and local athletes. Article first published October 20, 2017.


Ocean Acidification Workshop concludes in Monaco

HSH Prince Albert. Photo: DC
HSH Prince Albert. Photo: DC
After three days of fruitful discussions, the fourth international workshop on ocean acidification ended in the presence of the Prince Albert. The event, which concluded on October 17, presented political recommendations as well as scientific and technical findings, which this year focused on coral reefs. Professor Denis Allemand, Scientific Director of the Scientific Centre of Monaco, reminded participants that ocean acidification results from the dissolution of carbon dioxide in the oceans emitted by human activities. He said that coral reefs, which are fragile ecosystems and sensitive to climate change, act as "sentinels" for the state of health of the oceans, playing the part of both actors and victims of global warming. During his closing address, the Sovereign Prince spoke of the importance of protected marine areas, which delay the action of global warming. He concluded his speech on the importance of bearing in mind commercial considerations in environmental issues. This fourth workshop led to several recommendations, such as the necessity of monitoring protected areas, determined by human and scientific criteria; the development of education, awareness and communication; and the restoration of the reefs. The conference also highlighted the necessary coordination of economic and political actions and the development of research to collect scientific data, which is essential to anticipate our future. The workshops on ocean acidification were born from the Monaco Declaration (2008), which aimed to challenge policy makers on the issues of ocean acidification and encourage research efforts in this area. Organised by the Monaco Scientific Centre, in partnership with the IAEA's Laboratories for the Environment, the Prince Albert II Foundation and the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, the workshop brought together some sixty world specialists around technical, scientific, economic and political solutions to "save" the reefs.


Monaco employers challenge PACA over poor rail service

Photo: Monaco Life
Photo: Monaco Life
Monaco’s Employers’ Federation, FEDEM, has challenged the PACA regional government to come up with solutions to the poor rail service for Monaco.
Philippe Ortelli
Philippe Ortelli
President of FEDEM, Philippe Ortelli, has written to Renaud Muselier, President of the Regional Council the neighbouring PACA Region, to express the organisation’s dismay. Mr Ortelli recounts the many problems encountered by rail users, especially employees in the Principality who rely on the train service for their daily commute. Trains are frequently cancelled, strikes are a major disruption, trains are too crowded, and there is a lack of information for passengers, he said. The problems have been going on “for too long”, Mr Ortelli added. The inconveniences engendered by the unsatisfactory rail service have major repercussions for the wellbeing of employees. Mr Ortell said that FEDEM stands alongside employees in seeking solutions, so that Monaco can maintain its attractiveness as a place to do business.


Russian art and history auction at the Metropole

russianartmetropole The auction house Hermitage Fine Art is presenting over 500 items of Russian art and history of the XVIII-XX centuries on October 27-29 at the Hotel Metropole. Hermitage Fine Art is a new auction project founded in 2017 in Monaco, comprising a team of leading international specialists working in various art sectors across Europe and Russia, united by their love for Russian culture, history and fine arts, and by their wish to preserve and popularise Russian cultural heritage abroad. “We are honoured to present a rich collection of Russian art items from the last three centuries, which has been carefully collected for many decades,” President of Hermitage Fine Art, Alessandro Conelli. “Presenting materials associated with the times of the Russian Revolution 100 years ago has symbolic significance to us.” An important distinction of the auction catalogue is the special themed sections dedicated to the Romanovs dynasty in the form of art and engraved items, memorial items belonging to the reign of the last Tsar, and documents and books about the causes and stages of the revolutionary movement. An unusual surprise is a selection of books from the library of Russian businessman B Berezovsky. The organisers have decided to dedicate their first auction to the memory of Russian poet, Nikolay Turoverov (1899-1972). The catalogue presents a large selection of his books and autographs. Among other items, Hermitage Fine Art will present the most rare samples of porcelain owned by members of the Imperial House; the album of essay engravings “Darling” by F Tolstoy; autographs of Peter the Great, Anna of Russia, Catherine the Great, Alexander I, Nicolas II, Rasputin, Stalin; the last letters of the love correspondence between Alexander II and Catherine Dolgorukov, archive materials of His Highness Duke S. G. Romanovskiy; and a most rare album of photographs about the early history of Russian aviation.



Millennials get ready to stage Beauty Masterclass in Monaco

Prepare to rethink everything you thought you knew about hair, makeup and eyelashes, because two resident Millennials are here to teach you a thing...

The remarkable story of Rosette Savill, a Monegasque with the Free...

On September 15, 2017, a blue plaque was put up commemorating Paddock Wood Finishing School and the WWII Free French Rehabilitation Centre in Lightwater in...


Becoming Clean #1: H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Mungo Park, co-founders...

Since CleanEquity® Monaco launched its first edition in 2007, over 270 technologies from 36 countries have presented at the emerging cleantech conference, held annually in...

Hit me with your best shot: Morgan Biancone

Trainer’s background: A professional footballer in France, the UK and Israel, Morgan Biancone trained at AS Cannes where David Bettoni (now assistant to Real Madrid's...


Raising the barre: Ms Fit ballet workouts go live

Iryna Pugachova, a classically trained ballerina, opened Ms Fit – Fit for a Princess in 2014. Her ballet-barre classes became an instant success with...

All Saints traditional fair opens Friday in Monaco

As every year, it’s the end of October and the approach of the All Saints’ school holidays marks the return of the traditional fair –...


Monaco Foodie: The world’s most expensive ham

Hidden in the hills of Southern Italy is a remote farm where the world’s most expensive ham is produced. I don’t know the farm...

White Paper #3: Family values, a lesson from the All Blacks

Family values, are traditional or cultural – that is, values passed on from generation to generation within families – that pertain to the family's...