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
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
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
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
Saturday 25 November, 10 am to 5 pm, Variety Theatre Monaco Conference on Autism and Learning Disabilities Information: 06 07 93 23 56
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
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
Sunday 26 November, Sporting Monte-Carlo – Salle des Etoiles World Rugby Awards Ceremony 2017 Information: 353 12 40 92 07
Sunday 26 November, 9 pm, Louis II Stadium French League 1 Football Championship: Monaco vs Paris St Germain Information: +377 92 05 74 73
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
Wednesday 29 November, Yacht Club de Monaco Talk on “From the abysses to paradise: Jacques Boissy” organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco Information: + 377 93 10 63 00
Wednesday 29 November, 6 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library “Focus on Prévert” – “Still Prévert” musical lectures presented by the B.A.L. company (light arts) Information: +377 93 15 29 40
Wednesday 29 November, 6.30 pm, Rainier III Auditorium – Troparium Musical Happy Hour: chamber music concert by the Orchestre de Poche, comprising Liza Kerob, violin, Federico Andres Hood, viola, Thierry Amadi, cello, Thierry Vera, double bass, Véronique Audard, clarinet, Michel Mugot, bassoon and Didier Favre, horn. The programme features: Franz Berwald and Max Bruch. Information: +377 98 06 28 28
Wednesday 29 November, 8 pm to 10 pm, Variety Theatre Talk on “Amoris Laetitia: continuity or renewal” by Monsignor Olivier de Germay, Bishop of Ajaccio Information: 06 80 86 21 93
Wednesday 29 November, 8 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier Concert by Carla Bruni Information: +377 98 06 36 36
Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December, 8.30 pm; Saturday 2 December, 9 pm; Sunday 3 December, 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses Visiting Mr. Green, contemporary theatre by Jeff Baron with Jacques Boudet and Thomas Joussier
Thursday 30 November to Saturday 2 December, 10 am to 5.30 pm, Terrasses de Fontvieille MonacoPhil 2017, international philatelic exhibition Information: +377 98 98 41 41
Thursday 30 November, 6.30 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Espace Indigo Thursday Live Session with The Wanton Bishops Information: +377 99 99 20 20
Thursday 30 November, 8.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace L’entretien de M. Descartes avec M. Pascal Le Jeune (Mr Descartes Meets Mr Pascal Le Jeune) by Jean-Claude Brisville with Daniel and William Mesguich Information: +377 93 25 32 27
Thursday 30 November, 8.30 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 2017: concert by Diego el Cigala Information: +377 98 06 36 36
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
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
The Monte-Carlo Gastronomie event takes place from Friday, November 24, until Monday, November 27, in the Fontvieille Chapiteau. Now in its 22nd year, and growing annually, the food fair attracts a wide range of exhibitors, mainly from France and Italy. Monaco is represented by L’Orangerie, the local company that produces liqueur from the Principality’s own oranges; Gold Energy, which specialises in luxury energy drinks; Lato Fields Estate, specialists in virgin olive oil; La Bodeguita Monaco, and Zepter International. From further afield come exhibitors from Slovakia, Morocco and Vietnam. Needless to say, wine tastings form an important part of the festival, as do demonstrations of cooking skills, and there is daily draw for prizes at stake for exhibitors and visitors alike. Minsiter of State Serge Telle inaugurates proceedings at 11 am on Friday, and the four-day food feast ends with a draw for a Gourmand’s Prize at 5:30 pm on Monday. Entrance is a very modest €5, and children under 12 are admitted free of charge. The event is open daily 10 am to 10 pm, except for the last day, Monday, when it closes at 7 pm. As an added incentive, entrance is free from noon until 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
HE Madina Jarbussynova, OSCE Special Representative and Co-Ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, travelled to the Principality on Wednesday, November 22, for a working visit during which she presented the Monegasque authorities with the OSCE plan to strengthen the response capacities of countries affected by human trafficking. The objective of the project, which became operational in 2016, is training based on simulations of human trafficking cases along the major routes – through fictitious scenarios inspired by real events relating to sexual or labour exploitation – by creating fictitious criminal procedure codes. Since 2016, the Principality of Monaco has participated in this project to combat human trafficking along migratory routes through the payment of a contribution, which is due to be renewed in 2018-19, and announced at the next OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in December in Vienna. The fight against human trafficking is a priority for both the OSCE and Monaco. The Principality is party to the main Conventions for the promotion and respect of human rights, directly or indirectly relating to trafficking in human beings, aimed at preventing, protecting, punishing and developing cooperation in this field. Last October, a Monegasque delegation participated in the OSCE Conference on the massive displacement of refugees and migrants in the Euro-Mediterranean area. In addition, between 2010 and 2015, Monaco supported the OSCE project on the prevention of human trafficking and assistance to children without parental support in Moldova.
Given the history of Monte Carlo and its significance in the world of gambling, World Gaming Expo has chosen to hold the first edition of its top-end event in Monaco during the first week of December. The team has attracted many important names in the gaming industry for its three-day event that starts on December 6 at the Cafe de Paris with an invitation-only Opening Ceremony Gala and continues at the Grimaldi Forum.
Among those exhibiting are industry specialists Euro Games Technology, Betconstruct, Greentube, Advansys and Patir Design and Monacair but the guest of honour for 2017 will be Patrik Antonius, the biggest winner in the history of online poker who now lives in Monaco. The main conference topics will illustrate how the gaming industry is adapting to radical and fast changes driven by new technology and software advances, the organisers say.
The International Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF), headquartered in Monaco, will be holding its IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 on Friday, November 24, from 7:30 pm until 10, pm at the Grimaldi Forum. A video highlights package – each award presentation and main speeches – will be published on the IAAF YouTube channel. More than 70 of the world’s top athletes will be in Monaco for the event. Some of the athletes expected include recently-minted world champions Mutaz Barshim, Mary Keitany Ekaterini Stefanidi, Yulimar Rojas, Elijah Manangoi, Hellen Obiri, Luvo Manyonga and Maria Lasitskene, to name but a few. Following the IAAF Athletics Awards, the 212th IAAF Council Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26. The Council Meeting will conclude with a press conference that will be streamed live on the IAAF YouTube channel.
ALSO THIS WEEKEND: RUGBY AWARDShttp://www.monacolife.net/monaco-to-host-world-rugby-player-of-the-year-2017-awards/
A private exhibition, in collaboration with Roger Shine, Lady Tina Green and Daniela Boutsen, will feature 200 pieces of Ardmore Ceramic Art at the private dining room of the Yacht Club to raise funds for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. The invitation-only exhibit of South African collector’s items will be held at the from Tuesday, November 28 to Thursday, November 30, from 11 am to 8 pm. This is the first time Ardmore Ceramic Art, which was created in 1985 by Fée Halsted on Ardmore Farm, in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, will be shown in the Principality. Followers of fashion will have noted that last year Ms Halsted partnered with Hermès to produce the Ardmore-designed silk scarf collection.For the selected invitees, the three-day show at the end of the month will offer a chance to purchase unique Christmas gifts while supporting an important cause close to the heart of the Monaco community. The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation was established in 2012 to address “one of the greatest silent killers on our planet” by teaching children essential water safety skills and how to swim. According to the Foundation, drowning claims a life every 85 seconds. Article first published November 16, 2017.
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As International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women approaches Saturday, Monaco’s Association of Assistance to Victims of Offenses has launched a website – Avip-Monaco.org. AVIP – L’Association d’Aide aux Victimes d’Infractions set up in 2014 – offers guidelines and assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and criminal offences (assault, theft, verbal abuse, physical injuries, children who are victims of racketeering …) in Monaco. The website is in French, but the helpline – 116 919 – will be able to take calls in English. There is another Monaco website that offers aid to victims of domestic violence, MonacoSaysNoToViolence.org (NonAuxViolencesAMonaco.org). The English and French site, to serve both communities, is overseen by Vibeke Thomsen, founder of She Can He Can, which organises International Day of the Girl. “Often women in these cases find themselves isolated, living in Monaco, and without the means to leave,” Vibeke told Monaco Life. “These websites can provide some light, and in English.” “Violence in couples: Why don’t women leave?” is the subject of a free talk on Thursday, November 23, at the Auditorium of the Lycée Technique et Hôtelier. The government-supported event will be led by Dr Marie-France Hirigoyen, a psychiatrist specialised in psychological violence and author of many books on the subject, including “Stalking the Soul: Emotional Abuse and the Erosion of Identity”. The event starts at 6 pm and is to help promote the International Day of Stop Domestic Violence on Saturday, November 25. In addition, on Saturday three buildings in the Principality – the Palace, the Conseil National and Odeon Tower – will light up in orange, the colour selected by the United Nations UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign to symbolise a brighter future without violence. Monaco residents are also encouraged to go orange on November 25, and share photos on social media tagging #lutteviolencemonaco and #orangetheworld.
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