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The 9th Monaco International Meetings and the Mediterranean have just opened at the Oceanographic Museum, in the presence of Prince Albert, Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior and many prominent personalities.
Created by Elisabeth Bréaud, President and Director, this year's theme is “Artists and intellectuals in the Mediterranean, their places, their roles, their challenges.”
In his opening speech, the Sovereign Prince said: “Thanks to these meetings, it will be possible over two days to promote the artistic expression, the heritage, the philosophers, and the writers who were born on the Mediterranean in order to appreciate the impact of the artists who come from it or who speak about it.”
The inaugural lecture was then delivered by Jérôme Clément, former President of the Alliance Française Foundation, former President of ARTE and the National Centre for Cinema and Moving Image.
Prince Albert presented the important RIMM prize to Elias Sanbar, writer and Ambassador of Palestine to UNESCO since 2012.
Intellectuals and creative minds from the shores of the Mediterranean will exchange views over three round tables and try to renew their shared vision.
After the closing of the symposium on Friday, March 16, the screening of the film “Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces” will take place at the Théâtre des Variétés at 8:30 pm, in the presence of Egyptian director, Yousry Nasrallah, and in collaboration with the audiovisual archives of Monaco. Open to the public free of charge.
More information: www.rimm-mc.org
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Long-serving administrator appointed Director General of Department of Social Affairs Valérie Viora-Puyo, Director of Human Resources and Public Service Training, has been appointed General Manager of the Department of Social Affairs and Health, effective from March 12, 2018. She succeeds Virginie Cotta.
A graduate of Commerce and Business Administration at Nice Sophia-Antipolis University, Ms Viora-Puyo joined the Administration in 1987 as the Secretariat of the Department of the Interior. She was employed at the Secretariat of the Department of Public Works and Social Affairs from 1990 to 1995.
In 1995, she joined the Secretariat of the Department of the Interior where she held various positions before being appointed Technical Advisor.
In 2004, she became Secretary General of the National Council and then Director of Human Resources and Training in 2010.
"Attentive to the modernisation of the Administration, I pay particular attention to the human component," she said.
[caption id="attachment_29279" align="alignnone" width="640"] COYA's new Monte Carlo restaurant. Photo: COYA[/caption]
The Latin American restaurant group, COYA, has announced the launch of its first European site outside London, opening in Monaco in May 2018. Coinciding with the Monaco Grand Prix, COYA will open above Jimmy’z and Monte Carlo Bay.
The 257-cover venue will incorporate a buzzing and vibrant bar and a contemporary Peruvian restaurant, COYA said. In collaboration with Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, COYA Monte Carlo says it is set “to revive the city’s culinary scene, providing a vibrant hub for international visitors and the stars of music, film, fashion and sport”.
[caption id="attachment_29277" align="alignnone" width="640"] COYA corvina trufa. Photo: COYA[/caption]
Guests will be taken on a Latin American journey from the moment they arrive at the grand entrance of COYA Monte-Carlo. The sweeping terrace with sea views, COYA’s infamous Pisco Bar & Lounge, a luxury shisha experience and resident DJ throughout the summer will make this Monaco’s new hotspot.
A menu of globally renowned COYA dishes will be overseen by Chef Sanjay Dwivedi, who combines traditional elements of Peruvian cuisine with Modern European cooking techniques and Asian influences to create naturally light and healthy dishes.
[caption id="attachment_29276" align="alignnone" width="640"] Chef Sanjay Dwivedi. Photo: COYA[/caption]
The décor, designed by the London-based design studio Sagrada, who are responsible for all COYA venues (London, Abu Dhabi and Dubai), will incorporate Peruvian artefacts, plant features and bespoke hand-crafted furniture. A key design feature of the restaurant will be the Ceviche Bar – an open prep kitchen that puts guests at the centre of the action to watch the iconic Peruvian dishes being made.
A 30-seater Private Dining Room will provide ultimate exclusivity and a spectacular dining experience with unrivalled views.
COYA Monte-Carlo will be open in May throughout high season, closing in October 2018 for the winter period.
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
Tuesday 21 February, 8.30 pm, Variety Theatre
Cinema Tuesdays – Beliefs and Dependencies series. Screening of Nicolas Philibert’s documentary Back to Normandy, with the director in attendance, organised by the Audiovisual Archives of Monaco
Information: +377 97 98 43 26