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The Monaco Red Cross has inaugurated an exhibition retracing the 70 years since its founding in 1948.
Opened in the presence of Princess Stephanie, the association’s Vice-President and Secretary General, at the Exhibition Hall of Quai Antoine Ier on Tuesday, February 13, the retrospective features photographs of unpublished archives, videos, works of art and other items. Various members of the Prince's Government and many other personalities were also present for the opening.
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Throughout 2018, various events are being organised to celebrate the 70th anniversary. In conjunction with the exhibition, a stamp bearing the effigy of the four successive Presidents has been published by the Office des Émissions de Timbres-Poste and will be available for sale from March 3.
The exhibition is open to all, free of charge, until March 3, from Tuesday to Sunday, between 1 pm and 7 pm each day.
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The Skating Club of Monaco (SCOM) is in full swing this season with 80 children enrolled in classes, and eight signed up for free-style skating.
In addition, 15 boys are playing in junior ice hockey division while 30 players are in the Barracudas division, coached by Fabien Bonilla, along with Fabien Guardiola and Jean Philippe Tron.
Thanks to club volunteers, skating lessons are organised every night of the week (except Friday), from 6 pm to 8 pm, and provided by Christine Sabbatini and her team.
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SCOM is hosting two hockey games – free to the public – at Stade Nautique Rainier III – on Saturday, February 17. First, from 9 am to 10 am, SCOM’s Barracudas Juniors will take on the “Nice Eagles” followed by a game between Les Barracudas and a team from Marseille, from 10:30 am to noon.
A second free event open to the public will take place Saturday, February 24, from 9 am to 11 am, when the Monaco Skating Championship. Later in the day, at 5 pm, the Club Gala will exhibit different disciplines of the Club, which will be followed by the Championship Awards.
For further information, contact SCOM: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Monaco Philosophical Encounters hosted an important and successful lecture on the topic of "Childhood and Violence", given by Boris Cyrulnik, at the Princess Grace Theatre on Wednesday, February 14.
After a presentation by Charlotte Casiraghi, founding Member of Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco, the French neuro-psychiatrist discussed the evolution of violence in history as well as the dangers of emotional neglect and the different types of attacks – verbal, psychological, and physical, which can damage the child's relationship to the world and damage its brain.
Recalling that the repercussions of violence can be detected in utero, Boris Cyrulnik, through the concept of "sensory niche", emphasised the need to develop as soon as possible a secure attachment with the child, which will induce him or her to develop strong self-confidence and self-esteem.
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In front of a passionate audience, with whom he largely interacted, he concluded his presentation with an extension of the conference’s theme by evoking the obvious links between violence and deculturation, violence and eroticism, violence and authority.
Dr Cyrulnik’s interest in psychiatry, particularly psychological resilience, stems from his own childhood during WWII. As a Jewish child, both his parents were arrested and killed. In 1943, young Boris was captured by Nazis in Bordeaux but managed to avoid detention by hiding in restrooms and later living as a farm boy – Jean Laborde – until the end of the war.
The funds raised during the evening will be fully donated to the Monegasque Association "Jeune J'écoute".
Tuesday 4 April, 8.30 pm, Variety Theatre
Cinema Tuesdays – Beliefs and Dependencies series. Screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Ordet, organised by the Audiovisual Archives of Monaco
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