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The Grimaldi Forum Monaco will host the Maria by Callas exhibition in the spring on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of the Greek American soprano, based on an original idea by Tom Volf.
The Maria by Callas exhibition will be presented in various facets, particularly relating to the time that she spent in the Principality, from 1960 to 1967, when the New York-born singer was living away from the limelight. During this time, she shared a great love with the Greek ship owner Aristote Onassis and attended many Monegasque parties.
Callas died of a heart attack in Paris, age 53, in 1977.
Photographs, archival footage and unpublished films will be offered, notably from the collections of Monaco cultural organisations such as the Opera, the Société des Bains de Mer, the Audio-Visual Archives of Monaco, and the Prince's Palace.
Tom Volf, director of the film Maria By Callas, released in cinemas on December 13, and author of two reference books on the singer – Maria by Callas and Callas Confidential – will be present to help visitors rediscover her history.
The exhibit runs from April 11 to 15 at Espace Indigo. Admission is free.
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PeaceJam Foundation, an award-winning peace education programme that has embraced more than 1.2 million young people, from 40 countries around the world, has just announced an impressive panel for the Second Annual PeaceJam Special Jury Prize at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
The purpose of the award, which will be given on June 19, is to recognise outstanding Television Films that embody the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize. It is thus fitting that Nobel Peace Prize Winner Betty Williams will present this award.
The panel will assemble ten distinguished international personalities tasked with choosing the best entry. The members are: Dawn Engle, Executive Director of the PeaceJam Foundation; Shirli Singh, Philanthropist and President of the Jury; HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, who is designated as the Monaco Representative to the Jury by Prince Albert; Lara Isoardo, Representative of the Monte Carlo TV Festival; Genie Godula, Anchor at France 24; Raquel Bruno, President of Drive Entertainment Group represented by Russ Bruno; Chiara Sbarigia, General Director, APT, Associazione Produttori Televisivi; Calypso de Sigaldi, VP, AID Accociation Internationale D’actions Artistiques, and Ivan Suvanjieff, President of the PeaceJam Foundation.
The Peacejam Special Jury Prize adds a unique new humanitarian component to the Television Festival. Participation is open to all public and private television organisations, as well as to institutions that devote themselves to public understanding. To be considered for the Special Jury Prize, submissions should be made for television broadcast but not necessarily limited to television distribution.
Submissions are open until April 22. The full rules and procedures can be found online.
The Monte Carlo Television Festival was established in 1961 by Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace. This year it takes place June 15-19.
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As every year, the Pavillon Bosio Visual Arts School, also known as ESAP, will open its doors to the public for its traditional Open Day on Saturday, March 24, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Drawings, installations, video, volume, and collective and scenographic projects will be presented. Teachers and students will welcome and inform future candidates about the courses offered, which include a National Diploma of Visual Arts (equivalent to a 3-year University degree) and Masters of Visual Arts (a 5-year University degree equivalent).
Two sessions have been opened for entrance examinations and equivalence commissions. The first on Thursday, April 12, from 9 am, and Friday, April 13 (submission of applications before March 29). The second on Tuesday, September 4, from 9 am, and Wednesday, September 5, by appointment (submission of candidatures before August 21).
To register, candidates must be under the age of 24 on the date of the contest; have a baccalaureate (students in Terminale are admitted subject to graduation); or have attended or finished university studies in France or abroad.
Exceptional derogations may be granted to candidates with a professional background or studies in line with artistic studies (for non-graduates, the level of general education must be equivalent to a baccalaureate).
Non-francophone students must pass a written test in French.
The academic year will begin on Monday, September 24. The registration fee for the entrance examination is €30.
The school, which is located on the Rock, also takes an active part in promoting contemporary works and Monaco’s cultural vocation.
In an effort to raise public awareness about art, ESAP offers technical workshops “to those who would like to initiate themselves to art or increase the spontaneity of their artistic expression”.
Courses are taught by qualified art teachers and the programs offered follow specific pedagogical project guidelines.
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November, 6 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace
Tribute to Princess Grace of Monaco: screenings of The Country Girl and Brave Miss World organised by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA and the Fondation Princesse Grace in association with Dani Carew
Information: 06 40 62 88 67