From Monday 26 to Friday 30 March, from 9.30 am to 5 pm, MonacoTech - Fontvieille: 3rd IanniX Workshop (booking required).
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.
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.
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.
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
Saturday 24 February, Grimaldi Forum Monaco Monaco Anime Game International Conference (MAGIC) – manga, comics, contest, animation, video games and pop culture – organised by Shibuya Productions Information: +377 99 99 30 00
26 February to 2 March, 9 am to 5 pm, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco Introduction to the marine world course, to raise awareness among 8–12 year olds about protecting the oceans. The course will include a range of activities focused on the oceans and the creatures that live in them. Booking essential Information: +377 93 15 36 00
Monday 26 February to Friday 2 March, Monaco Art School, Pavillon Bosio Ceramics course with Jeffery Haines (adults) Information: +377 93 30 18 39
Wednesday 31 January and Saturday 3 February, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses L’envol de la fourmi (The Flight of the Ant), a children’s production by and featuring Johanna Gallard Information: +377 97 98 10 93
Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 7 February 21st Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique Information: +377 93 15 26 00
Wednesday 31 January to Saturday 3 February 2nd Rallye Monte-Carlo Classique Information: +377 93 15 26 00
Wednesday 31 January, 3 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Literary tea: “Favourites” Information: +377 93 15 29 40
Wednesday 31 January, 7 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – José Notari Sound Library Popcorn Cinema: Raising Arizona by the Coen brothers Information: +377 93 30 64 48
Monday 29 January, 8 pm to 10 pm, Saint-Charles Church – Parish Hall As part of the “In the Bible...” cycle, lecture on “I believe in Jesus Christ, His Only Son”, led by Deacon Marc Duwelz, Doctor of Theology Information: 06 80 86 21 93
Saturday 23 December, 5.30 pm, Open-air ice rink Ice show: Christmas Follies on Ice Information: +377 93 15 06 09
Saturday 23 December, 8 pm, Louis II Stadium – Gaston Médecin Omnisports Hall PRO A basketball championship: Monaco vs Le Portel Information: +377 92 05 40 10
Sunday 24 December, 5 pm, Carmes Chapel 3rd International Organ Festival – Christmas concert with Marc Giacone, organised by In Tempore Organi Information: 06 83 58 06 38
Thursday 28, Friday 29, Saturday 30, Sunday 31 December and Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3, Thursday 4 January, 8 pm; and Friday 5 January, 4 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle des Princes The Taming of the Shrew by Jean-Christophe Maillot, performed by the Compagnie des Ballets de Monte-Carlo with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Foster Information: +377 98 06 28 55
Saturday 30 December, 8 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier Concert – Piaf! Le spectacle (Piaf! The Show) Information: +377 98 06 36 36
Sunday 31 December, 9 pm to 3 am, Port of Monaco New Year's Eve festivities with DJs and fireworks at midnight Information: +377 93 15 06 02
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
Thursday 30 November, 6.30 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Espace Indigo Thursday Live Session with The Wanton Bishops Information: +377 99 99 20 20
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
The Sovereign Prince has spoken very positively about Dmitry Rybolovlev, President of AS Monaco, saying in an interview in local French-language daily Nice-Matin published on Tuesday, May 29, that he is often consulted on important issues. Prince Albert in particular thanked Mr Rybolovlev for “his management of the club”. He said that the 2017/2018 season had ended with positive results. “They are very good. I want to thank Mr Rybolovlev for his management of AS Monaco. Vadim Vasilyev oversees the day-to-day administration of the club very well and ensures it is run smoothly. I appreciate being consulted about important decisions. We haven't yet touched on the issue of this close season. “I would like us to maintain the objective of finishing in the top three in the league. It's very important for getting into Europe. I would also like to see us win a national cup and have a better run in the Champions League. Overall, this season was positive. AS Monaco achieved the objective set, which was to finish in the top three places in the French league and qualify for the Champions League,” he told the newspaper in comments that were also published on the AS Monaco website. The Prince continued: “For the club, it's important to think about financial stewardship, securing income when television rights, merchandising and ticket sales are not enough to fill the coffers (...) When a player wants to leave, it's difficult to hold on to him. So I can't criticise that policy, especially given that it is currently working out well for us. Monaco is successfully bringing through young talents, now we need to hold on to them for a while.”
https://youtu.be/q_23KYTn8Fk Initiated by the United Nations in 1972 in Stockholm, World Environment Day on June 5 will focus this year on the theme: #beatplasticpollution. At least 1,800 billion pieces of plastic waste pollutes the oceans. Over the years, they have agglomerated into a huge mass, equivalent to three times the area of France, which continues to expand in the Pacific. For the last ten years, the Principality has been committed to reducing the negative impacts of plastic on the environment: by enhancing selective sorting, enabling the plastic once collected in yellow bins to benefit from a second life, and by banning, since June 2016, single-use plastic bags. The ban was extended on January 1, 2017, to all plastic bags for the packaging of bulk products on the shelves of food stores or on market stands. Only compostable bags consisting of at least 30 percent bio-sourced materials are allowed. (From January 1, 2020, disposable plastic kitchen utensils will also be banned.) From 2017, eco-responsible solutions such as the use of tap water and water fountains have been encouraged within the State administration. “As part of Monacology, which will take place from June 11 to 15, and to educate the youngest on the issue of plastic pollution, the Environment Directorate will offer children a bottle that they can customise and put in their backpack,” says Valérie Davenet, Monaco’s Director of the Environment. “This World Environment Day’s Beat Plastic Pollution is a good opportunity for everyone to reduce their use by no longer buying or using plastic straws, a source of pollution, and focus on biodegradable materials such as paper, bamboo or corn starch,” said Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Planning.
On Sunday, June 3, nearly two dozen wellness experts – from pharmacists and opticians to naturopaths and life coaches – will offer advice, information and demonstrations free of charge at the next edition of Stars’n’Bars’ monthly ECOHUB Sunday. The half-day event, from 1 pm to 6 pm, will feature local speakers on diverse topics including stress reduction, mouth and natural vision improvement techniques, astrology, couple therapy and parapsychology. In addition to the speakers, other wellness practitioners will demonstrate services ranging from essential oils and Reiki to image consulting and even wellness for dogs. According to Stars’n’Bars co-founder Kate Powers, the restaurant sponsors the monthly ECOHUB events to encourage local residents to learn more about how to care for themselves as well as the planet. Past family ECOHUB topics have included Chinese medicine, movement for health, cutting carbon emissions, animal wellness, creativity and recycling workshops for children and natural beauty techniques. “Our events are open to all nationalities and ages and our goal is to share wellness information and ideas in a relaxed and familiar setting,” said Kate. The Kids Room will be open all afternoon. On Wednesday, June 6, and Saturday, June 9, from 2 pm until 5 pm, Stars’n’Bars is inviting Monaco children of all ages to help prepare the restaurant’s Organic Urban Vegetable Garden for the summer season. “What to expect: hands in the mud, smiles, fun and helpful knowledge. All this is free with a sense of love and sharing,” the organisers say.
June 21 will once again be the occasion, as every year, to celebrate music in the Principality. The highlight of the event will be a large free concert on the Port of Monaco from 9 pm with a young artist from the French reggae scene, Naâman. In three albums, the young singer has appropriated the essence of Jamaican music and added a touch of modernity that has established him as one of the French leaders of the genre. His successive tours made him known in France and Europe on stage at the biggest reggae festivals – including the 2015 Francofolies – and also internationally with concerts all over the world, from Canada to China, through Jamaica, India, and Lebanon. Opening the free concert will be Scars, who will welcome the public to this warm and colourful evening in Port Hercules.
Nearly one hundred guests celebrated the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over the weekend at Stars’n’Bars and planted more than 400...