[caption id="attachment_28015" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: philomonaco.com[/caption] The next meeting of Monaco Philosophical Encounters will welcome neuro-psychiatrist Boris Cyrulnik to speak on the theme "Childhood and violence.” The distinguished speaker will be introduced by Charlotte Casiraghi, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The funds raised during the evening will be donated to the Monegasque Association "Jeune J'écoute", which works to support children, adolescents and their families by providing them with time and kindness. The association’s website points out the importance of human interaction. ”We are made for human encounter, and any encounter is important, whatever it may be, even those that may seem innocuous leave traces in us, each of them modifies us, affects our body, our brain, our emotions, our spirit, our being " (Dr. Catherine Gueguen, pediatrician). The evening starts at 19:00, at the Princess Grace Theatre (12, avenue d'Ostende). Price: from 15 euros (free for young people under 25) Reservations: Internet: www.philomonaco.com; Mail: email@example.com (closing the day before the conference); On site: one hour before the start of the conference (depending on availability).
[caption id="attachment_28001" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Wikimedia[/caption] The latest in a long list of distinguished visitors, Professor Kevin Whelan will deliver a lecture on Dublin as a Global City, from 1600 to 2017, at the Princess Grace Irish Library on Friday, February 16. In recent decades, national history has gone into distinct directions, moving both down into micro-history and up into an Atlantic, global dimension. This illustrated lecture is an exercise in regarding history as a panorama rather than as a close-up in considering the global positioning through space and time of a small but influential city. It approaches the evolution of Dublin through a series of flows – of people, ideas, goods, and culture. It tracks Dublin’s rise as a ‘city of brick’, as it surged from a mere 10,000 in 1600 to 200,000 by 1800 – a response to the northwards migration of the centre of gravity of the European economy from its old Mediterranean heart to the Atlantic facade. It anatomises Dublin under the Union, a ‘city of shadows’, as its trade, population and prospects were all constricted. It considers the influence of two global systems – Imperialism, Catholicism – on Dublin in the nineteenth century. The ‘city of words’ emerged in the early twentieth century, when Joyce, Yeats and Beckett found ways to universalise the city. The 1916 Rising is considered, as is the exhausted city of the post-imperial phase. Finally the lecture looks at the emergence of the ‘silicon city’, and how Dublin functions as a transnational city in the current global economy. By looking at Dublin over a long time frame and in a wider geographical frame, its distinctive evolution can be tracked through comparative perspectives. Booking is essential for the lecture, which starts at 19:30, at 9 rue Princesse Marie-de-Lorraine in Monaco Ville. Admission is 10 euros per person.
Thursday 1, Friday 2 February, 8.30 pm; Saturday 3 February, 9 pm; and Sunday 4 February, 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses Drôles de femmes (Funny Women), a comedy show by Michèle Bernier, featuring Florence Foresti, Pierre Palmade, Noëlle Perna, Muriel Robin, Anne Roumanoff Information: +377 97 98 10 93
Thursday 1 February, 8 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle des Princes Concert by Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov with the Nice Opera Orchestra, presented by Berin Art Management in collaboration with the Monte-Carlo Opera and Grimaldi Forum. Operatic arias and duets Information: +377 98 06 28 28
Thursday 1 February, 8.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace L’Éveil du Chameau (The Awakening of the Camel) by Murielle Magellan featuring Aure Atika, Pascal Elbé and Valérie Decobert Information: +377 93 25 32 27
Friday 2 February, 6.30 pm,, Monaco Multimedia Library (Louis Notari Library) Meeting with photographer Ivana Boris who will present her work and her book Monaco sous la pluie (Monaco in the Rain) Information: +377 93 15 29 40
Friday 2 February, 8.30 pm, Variety Theatre Concert in aid of L’Arche Jean Vanier Information: +377 93 25 67 83
Sunday 4 February, 6 pm, Rainier III Auditorium Grande Saison series: concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazuki Yamada and featuring Vadim Repin on violin. The programme features Ludwig van Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev. Presentation of works by André Peyrègne at 5 pm Information: +377 98 06 28 28