Thursday 18 January, 6.30 pm, Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology “The exceptional discoveries at Empress Rock (Plougastel-Daoulas, Finistère) and their contribution to our understanding of the end of the Upper Palaeolithic period”. A lecture by Nicolas Naudinot, organised by the Monegasque Prehistory Association Information: +377 98 98 47 37
Thursday 18 January, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, Saint-Charles Church – Parish Hall Reading workshop: “On the road to dialogue with Christian de Chergé” Information: 06 80 86 21 93
Thursday 18 January, 7 pm to 9 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace Philosophical workshops on “The Aesthetic of Violence”, organised by the Philosophical Encounters of Monaco Information: +377 99 99 44 55
Thursday 18, Friday 19 January, 8.30 pm, Saturday 20 January, 9 pm and Sunday 21 January, 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses Faisons un rêve (Dream a Dream), theatrical productions by Sacha Guitry featuring Anthéa Sogno Information: +377 97 98 10 93
Until 20 January, 10.30 am to 1 pm and 2.30 pm to 7.30 pm, except Sundays, Art Contact “The magical light of Venice. The marvels of the nineteenth century view-painters”. An exhibition organised by the Lampronti Gallery in London, in partnership with Monaco’s Honorary Consul in Venice and the Tourist and Convention Authority Information: +377 99 90 46 26
Friday 19 to Sunday 21 January, Bay of Monaco Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series Act IV, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco Information: +377 93 10 63 00
Friday 19 January, 6.30 pm, Variety Theatre From restraint to excess. Lecture on “Living at the Court of the Caesars, from the House of Augustus to Hadrian’s Villa” by Christine Didier, art historian and specialist in classical art. Organised by the Monegasque Association for the Appreciation of the Arts Information: +377 97 70 65 27
Friday 19 January, 6 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Concert by the band Da Capo (pop songs) Information: +377 93 15 28 40
Saturday 20 January, Louis II Stadium French Ligue 1 Football Championship: Monaco vs Metz Information: +377 92 05 74 73
Saturday 20 January, 6.30 pm and Sunday 21 January, 2 pm, Théâtre des Muses Dictionnaire amoureux du Théâtre (A Dictionary for Theatre Lovers), theatrical productions by and featuring Christophe Barbier Information: +377 97 98 10 93
Sunday 21 January, 6 pm, Rainier III Auditorium Grande Saison series: concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Simone Young with Elza van den Heever, soprano. The programme features Ludwig van Beethoven and Alexander von Zemlinsky. Presentation of works by André Peyrègne at 5 pm Information: +377 98 06 28 28
Monday 22 to Sunday 28 January, Principality of Monaco 86th Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo Information: +377 93 15 26 00
Monday 22 January, 7 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Photographic Ballads presented by Adrien Rebaudo Information: +377 93 30 64 48
Monday 22 January, 8 pm (gala performance), Thursday 25, Wednesday 31 January, 8 pm and Sunday 28 January, 3 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach with the Monte-Carlo Opera Chorus and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jacques Lacombe. Directed by: Jean-Louis Grinda. Organisation: Monte-Carlo Opera Information: +377 98 06 28 28
42nd Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival Thursday 18 to Sunday 28 January 2018 Information: +377 92 05 23 45 Website: www.montecarlofestival.mc (available in French only)
Saturday 20 January, 3 pm to 4 pm, Espace Fontvieille Open Door Circus Show featuring animal rehearsals with commentary Open access
Monday 22 January, 7 pm, Espace Fontvieille Ecumenical celebration bringing together Festival performers and senior representatives from Christian communities, choristers and the orchestra of the Palace Guards in the circus ring Information: +377 92 05 23 45
Monday 22 January, 8.30 pm, Cap d’Ail Stadium Friendly football match between a team led by Prince Albert II (Les Barbagiuans) and the International Festival Performers team Tuesday 23 January, 8 pm, Espace Fontvieille Gala evening and presentation of awards
Wednesday 24 January, 2.30 pm and 8 pm; Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January, 8 pm; Saturday 27 January, 2.30 pm and 8 pm; Sunday 28 January, 10.30 am (2-hour performance), 2.30 pm and 7 pm, Espace Fontvieille Winners’ Show
Tuesday 23 January, 6 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library “An aperitif of words”, led by Christiane Campredon Information: +377 93 15 29 40
Tuesday 23 January, 8.30 pm, Variety Theatre All the Art of the Cinema – screening of Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange, organised by the Audiovisual Archives of Monaco Information: +377 97 98 43 26
Wednesday 24 January, 3 pm, Rainier III Auditorium Jeune Public concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maxime Tortelier with Katerina Barsukova, sand artist, on the theme of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition Information: +377 98 06 28 28
Thursday 25, Friday 26 January, 8.30 pm, Saturday 27 January, 9 pm and Sunday 28 January, 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses Proudhon modèle…Courbet (Proudhon models…Courbet), theatrical productions by and featuring Jean Petrement Information: +377 97 98 10 93
Thursday 25 January, 6.30 pm, Variety Theatre New Year concert by pupils taking special music lessons at the Rainier III Academy Information: +377 93 15 28 91
Thursday 25 January, 8.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace Between Worlds by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt featuring Davy Sardou, Jean-Paul Farré, Jean-Jacques Moreau, Odile Cohen, Brigitte Faure, Günther Vanseveren, Florence Coste and Roxane Le Texier Information: +377 93 25 32 27
The Monaco Economic Board (MEB), which held a three-day economic mission to Moscow on October 4, is hosting a working breakfast on Friday, February 9, on the topic of doing business in Russia. The speaker will be Igor Yurgens, the Consul of Monaco in Moscow, an entrepreneur and Vice-President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). Exceptionally qualified to lead the event, Mr Yurgens will help Monaco’s entrepreneurs and investors to better understand a country that is 30 times the size of France. After his address, Mr Yurgens will answer questions. According to the European Parliament, Igor Yurgens graduated with a degree in economics from Moscow State University in 1974, when he began working in various positions with the international departments of the Professional Unions Central Council of the USSR and the UNESCO Secretariat. From 1992 to 1997, he was the First Deputy Chairman of the CIS Trade Union Confederation. He later served as Co-Chairman of the Foundation for the Development of Parliamentarism in Russia (1997-1998). In 1998 he became President of the All-Russian Insurance Association (1998-2002). Other positions held in recent years include Chairman of the Financial Markets Committee of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2000-2009), member of Public Chamber of the Russian Federation (2007-2009) and First Vice President of the investment bank Renaissance Capital (2005-2010). Mr Yurgens has served on the Board of Directors of numerous commercial and nonprofit organisations, including the EastWest Institute, OGK-4, National Association of Securities Market Participants (NAUFOR), New Eurasia Foundation and Sandvik – MKTC. He is a professor at the Higher School of Economics, where he regularly holds seminars on the Particularities of Government-Business Relations in Russia. Under the editorship of Igor Yurgens, a Risk Management textbook was published in 2003. The MEB breakfast is being held in close collaboration with HE Mireille Pettiti, Monaco's Ambassador to Russia, who organised MEB’s fall mission to Russia with Mr Yurgens. Participants will be welcomed at the Salon Théâtre of Hôtel Métropole from 8:15 am, and Mr Yurgens will start his presentation at 8:30 am. Those interested in attending should contact the MEB at +377 97 98 68 68 before February 2. Places are limited.
On Wednesday, January 17, in the presence of Prince Albert, Patrick Bini, Director of the Princess Grace Hospital, presented his New Year wishes to all professionals at the hospital. Among many others present were Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Didier Gamerdinger, the President of the Board of Directors, André Garino, and the President of the Medical Establishment Commission, Dr Pierre Lavagna, Mr Bini said that admissions increased by 5.5 percent while the number of surgical procedures was up by 6 percent. All the hospital’s medical services were operating at close to 100 percent capacity, the hospital chief said. The director said that new services will start in the first half of 2018, including a Palliative Care Hospital Unit, a new Dialysis Service, new premises for the Blood Transfusion Centre and a new sector of scheduled consultations in Orthopaedics. Mr Bini also announced, not without emotion and “with a feeling of duty accomplished duty,” his decision to retire on July 1 after 40 years of Hospital Management of which the last ten were as the head of CHPG. During his speech, the Sovereign Prince warmly praised the work of Patrick Bini and especially thanked him for “leaving a hospital establishment whose activity is constantly growing and whose budget control has resulted in surpluses for the period 2008 to 2016.”
Monaco authorities have detained the former Chairman of the Board of a Russian bank on an Interpol warrant, according to Tass, the official Russian news agency. Vladimir Gudkov is suspected of being complicit in embezzling at least 500 million roubles, about €7.24 million, along with other senior office holders at Investtorgbank, according to respected business paper Kommersant, although Moscow’s Ministry of Internal affairs has not confirmed the name. The alleged fraud involved the purchase and sale of mortgages between the bank and a brokerage company. Russian investigators claim that no real business was carried out by the brokerage. The case has been active since 2016. After the arrest of other suspects, Gudkov disappeared and was put on the Interpol list.
Every year the Monaco Town Council joins forces with La Turbie in a programme to plant one tree for each child born in Monaco over the previous year. This year’s informal planting ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 25, with many of the new arrivals and their families present. Now in its tenth year, the project brings a personal touch to a programme of reforestation carried out in conjunction with France’s National Forest Office. One birth – One tree is part of the global campaign “Plant for the Planet”, recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme, sponsored by HSH Prince Albert and with the aim of planting a billion trees worldwide.
The planting will take place at 9:30 am on Route de La Turbie, next to the radio-controlled cars circuit.
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