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Sat. March 17 – AS Monaco vs...

Saturday 17 March, Stade Louis II: French Premier League Football Championship:  Monaco – Lille. Further Information:  +377 92 05 74 73

Sat. March 17 – New Tango Concert

Saturday 17 March at 8.30 pm, Théâtre des Variétés: "New Tango" concert with the Amôn String Quartet, Denis Levaillant, composer and the accordionist Olivier Innocenti. Further Information:   +377 6 80 02 69 85

Mon. March 19 – Photographic Ballads

Monday 19 March at 7 pm, Médiathèque de Monaco - Sonothèque José Notari: Ballades photographiques (Photographic Ballads) presented by Adrien Rebaudo. Further Information:  +377 93 30 64 48

Tues. March 20 – AS Monaco Basketball...

Tuesday 20 March at 8 pm, Stade Louis II - Salle Omnisports Gaston Médecin: PRO A Basketball Championship:  Monaco – Nanterre. Further Information:  +377 92 05 40 10

Tues. March 20 – The Company of...

Tuesday 20 March at 8.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace: "La Compagnie des Spectres" ("The Company of Ghosts") based on the novel by Lydie Salvayre with Zabou Breitman. Further Information:   +377 93 25 32 27

Wed. March 21 – Songs in Close...

Wednesday 21 March at 8 pm, Théâtre des Variétés: "A fleur de chansons" ("Songs in Close Up"), a musical journey with the students of Phyl Briano. Further information:  06 07 93 11 27 - 06 07 93 87 55

Thurs. March 22 – Comedy Festival

Thursday 22 March at 8 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco - Salle Prince Pierre: 13th Sérénissimes de l’Humour:  Comedy Festival with François Xavier Demaison, in partnership with Rire et Chansons and in aid of AMADE Monaco. Further information:  +377 99 99 30 00

Thurs. March 22 – Nino Manfredi: la...

Thursday 22 March at 8pm, Théâtre des Variétés: "Nino Manfredi: la construzione di un attore." Screening of the film "Pane e cioccolata", organised by Dante Alighieri.  Guests of Honour Alberto Simone and Roberta Manfredi. Further Information: +377 97 70 89 47

Thurs. March 22 – Enigmatic Variations

Thursday 22 and Friday 23 March at 8.30pm, Saturday 24 March, at 9 pm and Sunday 25 March at 4.30pm, Théâtre des Muses: "Variations énigmatiques" ("Enigmatic Variations"), contemporary theatre by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt with Gilles Droulez and François Tantot. Further Information:  +377 97 98 10 93
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Fri. March 23 – Sun. March 25...

From Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March, Baie de Monaco: Spring Challenge – Smeralda888, organised by the Yacht Club of Monaco. Further Information:  +377 93 10 63 00

Fri. March 23 – Skeleton Band concert

Friday 23 March at 7 pm, Médiathèque de Monaco - Bibliothèque Louis Notari: Concert by Skeleton Band (cabaret rock). Further Information:  +377 93 15 29 40

Fri. March 23 – “Faust” by Charles...

Friday 23 March at 8 pm (gala), Sunday 25 at 3 pm, Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 March at 8 pm, Opéra de Monte-Carlo - Salle Garnier: "Faust" by Charles Gounod with Joseph Calleja and Marina Rebeka, the Chorus of the Monte-Carlo Opera and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Laurent Campellone, organised by the Monte-Carlo Opera. Further Information:  +377 98 06 28 28

Sat. March 24 – Comedy Festival

Saturday 24 March at 8 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco - Salle Prince Pierre: 13th Sérénissimes de l'Humour:  Comedy Festival with Madénian & VDB, in partnership with Rire et Chansons and in support of AMADE. Further Information:  +377 99 99 30 00

Sat. March 24 – Rose Ball

Saturday 24 March at 8.30 pm, Sporting Monte-Carlo - Salle des Etoiles: Rose Ball. Further Information:  +377 98 06 36 36

Tues. March 27- Picnic Music with Sting

Tuesday 27 March at 12.15 pm, Médiathèque de Monaco - Sonothèque José Notari: Picnic Music with Sting, on a big screen. Further Information:  +377 93 30 64 48

Tues. March 27 – Words Aperitif

Tuesday 27 March at 6 pm, Médiathèque de Monaco - Bibliothèque Louis Notari: Words Aperitif, led by Eric Lafitte. Further Information:  +377 93 15 29 40

Tues. March 27 – Sat. March 31...

From Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 March, Baie de Monaco: Monaco Swan One Design, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco. Further Information:  +377 93 10 10 63 00

Wed. March 28 – Student Concert

Wednesday 28 March at 7 pm, Espace Léo Ferré: Ensembles Concert by the pupils of the Rainier III Academy. Further Information:  +377 93 15 28 91

Thurs. March 29 – Deathtrap

Thursday 29 March at 8.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace: "Piège mortel" ("Deathtrap") by Ira Levin with Nicolas Briançon, Cyril Garnier, Virginie Lemoine, Marie Vincent and Damien Gajda. Further Information:  +377 93 25 32 27

Thurs. March 29 – “A Little Hand...

Thursday 29 and Friday 30 March at 8.30 pm, Saturday 31 March at 9 pm and Sunday 1 April, at 4.30 pm Théâtre des Muses: "Une petite main qui se place" ("A Little Hand that Places Itself"), a comedy by Sacha Guitry with Olivier Broussard, Frédéric Fialon, Christian Guerin, Angelina Laine, Lea Libron, Eric Persichi and Eve Stievenard. Further Information:  +377 97 98 10 93

Sat. March 24 – American Music Concert

Saturday 24 March at 8.30 pm, Auditorium Rainier III: American Music – concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazuki Yamada.  On the programme:  Luciano Berio, Eric Montalbetti and Charles Ives.

Mon. March 26 – March 30 –...

From Monday 26 to Friday 30 March, from 9.30 am to 5 pm, MonacoTech - Fontvieille: 3rd IanniX Workshop (booking required).

Wed. March 28 – Rainier III Academy...

Wednesday 28 March at 8.30 pm, Tunnel Riva: Concert by talented young performers by the pupils of the Rainier III Academy and regional music conservatories, Bumjun Kim, cello and Théo Fouchenneret, piano.  On the programme:  Portrait by Yan Maresz, Johann-Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy, George Crumb and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Sat. March 31 – Round Table on...

Saturday 31 March at 6.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace: Round Table on the theme of "L'économie de la musique" ("The Economics of Music") with Sylvie Pébrier, Inspector of Music at the Ministry of Culture and Antoine Pecqueur, economics commentator for France Musique, hosted by David Christoffel, musicologist.

Sat. March 31 – American Music Concert

Saturday 31 March at 8.30 pm, Opéra de Monte-Carlo - Salle Garnier: American Music – concert by Bertrand Chamayou and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos.  On the programme:  Luciano Berio and Charles Ives.

Sat. March 31 – Saint Devota Rugby...

Saturday 31 March, Stade Louis 11: "Saint Devota" Rugby Tournament, organised by the Monegasque Rugby Federation and the Princess Charlene Foundation. Further Information:   +0 6 60 51 96 63 From 16 March to 29 April, Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival ("Printemps des Arts"): Further Information:  +377 99 99 20 20


Free event Sunday at Stars’n’Bars for National...

Kate and Didier sign National Energy Pact.
Kate and Didier sign National Energy Pact.
On Sunday, March 18, Stars’n’Bars will host an afternoon of family-friendly workshops, games and exhibitions on how Monaco residents can reduce their carbon footprints. The EcoHub event, in partnership with the Mission for Energy Transition (MTE) in charge of the National Pact for Energy Transition, will be held in the StarDeck from 2 pm to 5 pm and is free and open to all nationalities and ages. According to Stars’n’Bars co-founders Kate Powers and Didier Rubiolo, “If you live or work in Monaco, you know that Prince Albert has been a global leader in the fight to protect our planet and that the Principality has taken important steps to reduce its carbon footprint. “These include creating eco-friendly methods of transportation, switching to renewable energy sources and managing waste, particularly plastics … but we need to do more!” Since early 2016, Monaco’s government has been working with business leaders, educators, builders, energy suppliers and health and tourism organisations to create a national strategy to cut the Principality’s overall carbon footprint by 50 percent by 2030 and to be carbon neutral by 2050. This strategy targets Monaco’s main source of greenhouse gas emissions: transportation, waste treatment and energy use in buildings. “That means that everyone must join in and double, triple and even quadruple efforts to be good eco-citizens,” say Kate and Didier. “To achieve these goals we must all act together to protect our environment, while improving our quality of life and preserving our health. This means adopting new habits, using clean energies and controlling our waste.” To this end, the government has created a National Pact for Energy Transition designed to enlist the help of Monaco residents and workers to reduce the Principality’s overall carbon footprint. kate calculating MTE has designed a long-term programme that helps individuals measure their own carbon footprint – based on how much they travel, how much waste they generate and how much energy they use – and develop simple action plans to reduce their environmental impact in these areas. According to Kate and Didier, “Once you know the size of your carbon footprint, the PACT website will help you choose a simple action plan to reduce it. The steps are simple: Can you take the bus more often or carpool to reduce carbon emissions? Can you recycle old clothes and separate your paper, glass and plastic trash? Can you better control your home heating and air conditioning? Can you shut off computers when not using them? These simple steps and other small actions you can take to reduce waste and unnecessary energy use can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.” During the afternoon, the Mission for Energy Transition team will demonstrate various tools available to accomplish the individual’s personal action plan including an easy 10 questions “calculator” to measure carbon footprint, games to teach children the importance of recycling and tips on lowering energy consumption. Jean-Luc Nguyen, Director of MTE, added: “First, I thank Kate and Didier for their strong commitment. The Mission for the Energy Transition team will be there on March 18 and hopes you will come and sign the Pact for Energy Transition, because it is all together that we will reach our national target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” Other planned activities include an electricity-generating bicycle that mixes fresh smoothies, electric vehicles, children’s eco-activities and an online tool that can measure the solar energy potential of an address in Monaco.

“Art of Art” celebrates 250 anniversary of...

Equestrian statue of Louis XIV, Place des Victoires in Paris, work of François-Joseph Bosio. Photo: Froggiesmedia
Equestrian statue of Louis XIV, Place des Victoires in Paris, work of François-Joseph Bosio. Photo: Froggiesmedia
France 2 will broadcast on Sunday, March 18, as part of its programme “D'Art Art”, a section dedicated to the famous equestrian statue of Louis XIV, which stands at Place des Victoires in Paris, work of the Monegasque sculptor François-Joseph Bosio. The statue was so impressive that Bosio and received the title of "First Sculptor of the King". The Prince's Government has wanted to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of this artist and to make known the importance of his work to a wider public. Bosio, supported and encouraged by the patronage of Prince Honoré III, made a brilliant career in the French capital. He continues to surprise us with the variety and richness of his work. A new episode dedicated to another major work of Bosio will be broadcast in 2018.



Prince Albert announce Global Green Investment Bank

 Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital, presents Prince Albert with a special 2018 CleanEquity Monaco Award, designed by American conceptual artist Darren Bader.. Photo: CleanEquity Monaco
Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital, presents Prince Albert with a special 2018 CleanEquity Monaco Award, designed by American conceptual artist Darren Bader.. Photo: CleanEquity Monaco
Prince Albert revealed the new Award for Sustainability with the Nobel Sustainability Trust and a Global Green Investment Bank, at the CleanEquity Monaco conference last Friday at the Fairmont Monte Carlo. Referring to CleanEquity Monaco, which he co-founded with Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital, in 2007, the Sovereign Prince said he was proud that “the conference has become an important part of the sustainability landscape. Over the years, some 300 companies have presented their plans to over 1600 attendees. “These companies have gone on to raise nearly $2 billion, friendships have been forged, and greater strides have been made towards a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.” The Prince then announced “a new initiative that has origins in the multidisciplinary nature of CleanEquity Monaco, the creation of a new Global Award for Sustainability and a Global Green Investment Bank.” As HSH stated, the Nobel Prizes continue to be recognised as some of the world’s greatest accolades. “Sustainability was a key concept for the three Nobel brothers Alfred, Ludwig and Robert. It has now become a vital part of our modern lives; but the concept was not included in Alfred’s will. So, because the Nobel Foundation cannot add to its portfolio of prizes, four Nobel family members, in agreement with the Foundation, formed the Nobel Sustainability Trust to promote sustainability in modern life. "The trust’s mission is to sustain quality of life in the face of threats – pollution, climate change – and to create the Award for Sustainability.” Monaco will host the Sustainability Award Ceremony in 2020 or 2021. Back in 2012, the Nobel Sustainability Trust co-hosted CleanEquity Monaco and engaged Innovator Capital to develop the Nobel Sustainability Fund, the world’s first multi-phase, multi-technology, multi-geography sustainable technology fund. It was launched in June 2016, by Earth Capital Partners and was seeded by the Monaco Reserve Fund.
HSH Prince Albert at the 2018 CleanEquity Monaco Awards Ceremony. Photo: Monaco Life
HSH Prince Albert at the 2018 CleanEquity Monaco Awards Ceremony. Photo: Monaco Life
Mungo Park added, “We are creating a multi-sovereign backed Global Green Investment Bank and other nations are waiting to participate as soon as the corporate structure is in place.” Mr Park explained that the investment bank “will provide a service to technology companies and specifically, will not compete with the investment community”. “Quite the opposite,” he assured. “In fact, its model will be to help companies become investor-ready, bridge financing at a fair and reasonable margin above the investment bank’s cost of money, and will enable companies to strengthen their boards, their management teams, their documentation and their intellectual property portfolios.” Chairman of the Nobel Sustainability Trust, Professor Michael Nobel, commented, “The official recognition of the award and the Nobel Sustainability Trust foundation expressed during this CleanEquity Monaco conference is of outmost importance, both to the organisation and myself. The tremendous value of such a recognition being confirmed by a world-renown expert in the field like HSH Prince Albert in a plenary session of a meeting of this type cannot be underestimated." Professor Nobel went on to say, "The issue of sustainability has in recent years become vitally important for mankind's wellbeing and even chances of long term survival. It goes far beyond what was thought necessary or important in earlier times. This is also why it has become so important that all of humanity, and not only special interest groups, recognises that sustainability policies needs to become and remain an integral part of our activities in order for us to prosper. Actions and words by recognised world leaders in the field, like Prince Albert, help create and reinforce such beliefs." Following the groundbreaking announcements, Prince Albert, who will celebrate his 60th birthday on Wednesday March, 14, presented the three CleanEquity Awards, designed this year by American conceptual artist Darren Bader. The awards winners were: Superdielectrics for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Research; NanoSpun for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Development; and BBOXX for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Commercialisation. Over the two days, twenty-seven companies presented at the 11th edition of the invitation-only CleanEquity Monaco. “It’s the people assembled in this room that help turn science fiction into science fact,” said Prince Albert and their clean technologies are testament to his long-standing commitment for the Principality to be a model green country, which respects the natural environment and subscribes to be carbon neutral by 2050. Article first published on March 13, 2018.

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Children’s Easter workshops this weekend

Photo: Facebook Terres méditerranéennes
Photo: Facebook Terres méditerranéennes
Creative and recreational workshops for children, from five years old, organised by the Terres méditerranéennes association will be in a new venue at the Maisons des Associations-Casa d'i Soci, Promenade Honoré II, near the Helios building. The next workshops take place on Saturday, March 17, from 2:30 pm to 4 pm: "Chocolate items to prepare for Easter" with Raphaël Navoret, using chocolate and almond paste fish in anticipation of Easter. Then on Saturday, March 24, also from 2:30 pm to 4 pm, there will be "Braiding of twigs" with Agata Caliendo. Learn to weave a palm to illustrate the tradition of Palm Sunday. Aprons welcome for both events. Reservations can be made on termedmonaco@gmail.com, specifying the name and age of the children. The workshops are free, however, membership costs €25/child or €40 for 2 children.




Hercule Fitness Club logo and prices unveiled

Hercule Fitness Club, the new municipal sports club, will soon open in the Rainier III Nautical Stadium. Monaco Town Hall has unveiled the logo,...

British Association Monaco welcomes new president

On Tuesday, March 13, the British Association Monaco (BAM) held its AGM at the Maisons des Associations. After four years as President, Vanessa Ilsley has...


Passing Through Monaco Life: Thomas Iser, Universal Humanity Photographer

Thomas Iser, Universal Humanity Photographer ML: Our paths crossed at the Fairmont Monte Carlo. Talk a little about yourself. TI: I was born in Metz, France...

MyMonacoStyle Weekend Report

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Monaco Open for Business: Olivier Mura, Junior Chamber International Monaco

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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...


The Oligarch’s Nanny

Another week, another ride on the Monaco Express, as I call the BA Friday flight from London. But this was no ordinary day. With a...

Yes or no, is sushi good for you? The answer is...

Monaco has its fair share of high-end sushi joints, from Buddha Bar to Moshi Moshi, as well as the Planet Sushi franchise, all of...