Art & Culture

The 12th Art & Finance Conference was held in Monaco

Jean Castellini, Government Counselor - Minister for Finance and Economy, today opened the Art & Finance 2019 conference, organized by Deloitte, which has chosen the Principality to host the 12 th edition. According to Jean Castellini, "there is no better place in the world to approach this theme than Monaco, where artists live and thrive, where collectors possess exceptional works of art, where private bankers have expertise to advise. very demanding clients in the management and diversification of their assets ". "Today, art has become a real market, and the interaction between artists, collectors, investors, auction houses, and new technologies is the key to success," he said in the preamble to this conference. ...

Armenia Will Host Jamiroquai, The Parov Stelar Band And Al Di Meola Within Silk Note Festival

The party you will never forget! World famous Jamiroquai, The Parov Stelar Band and Al Di Meola will perform within the framework of the Silk Note Festival. The three exclusive concerts of the most popular artists of our generation will be held in November, 2019. The Silk Note Festival, an unprecedented festival in the region, will be held from November 6 to 10 and will be organized in Yerevan, Armenia. The festival will offer not only local residents, but also tourists exclusive concerts, the headliners of which will be world-famous artists. It claims to be the cultural and tourist event of the year. Unprecedented light show and visuals is expected during this three amazing concerts. New songs, favorite hits interesting cooperation and unf...

Spring Arts of Monte Carlo: presentation of the 2020 edition

The presentation of the 2020 edition of the "Monte Carlo Spring Arts Festival" program took place in the Salle Garnier. Meeting with Marc Monnet, Artistic Advisor of the "Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo"....

Sir Roger Moore honoured by son, granddaughter in new UNICEF song

HSH Prince Albert II is one of a host of famous personalities to lend their support to a new music video designed to raise funds for UNICEF. The long-standing charity had the passionate support of Sir Roger Moore for 27 years, a legacy which his son and granddaughter are now determined to carry on through this song. The James Bond star was introduced to UNICEF and its campaigns by his friend Audrey Hepburn and, as its Goodwill Ambassador, spent the next three decades visiting many UNICEF projects across the globe, sometimes with his children in tow. “He took me on a couple of his tours and I saw how passionate he was,” Geoffrey Moore, eldest son of Sir Roger, tells Monaco Life. “One trip actually scarred me, we both found it hard to swall...

Presentation of the 2020 Spring Arts Festival - March 13 to April 11, 2020

Marc Monnet, Artistic Advisor of the Spring Festival of Arts, has just presented the next edition of this event in the Garnier Hall of the Monte-Carlo Opera: and it is with a film of which he is the author that the public was able to discover the main trends of this event. The 2020 edition will feature 31 concerts and shows, an exhibition, two digital installations in the city, a film screening and numerous discussions and meetings, before the Festival, in preamble to the concerts and with the artists. "As you may have noticed," said Marc Monnet, "we are proposing strong themes this year, including a major presence in Quebec, a cycle of French music, extra-European music with songs and dances from Bali and three days around...

Members of the Club le Temps de Vivre visited the DALI exhibition

About twenty members of the Club le Temps de Vivre, managed by the Service des Seniors et de l'Action Sociale yesterday visited the exhibition "DALI, a history of painting" at the Grimaldi Forum. All were very interested in the work and life of the famous Spanish painter and followed the explanations of the guide attentively. As a reminder, the Club le Temps de Vivre is open from Monday to Friday, from 14h to 19h,...

The Influencer Awards return this October

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Influencer’s Awards are returning to Monaco in October to shine a light on the 100 greatest influencers in the digital world. It’s been dubbed the ‘Oscars of Social Media’ and its wildly successful debut in 2018 has paved the way for this year’s highly anticipated repeat event. The Influencers Awards Monaco (IAM), created by fashion blogger Lolita Abraham, showcases today’s stars and rising stars of the internet covering a vast spectrum of topics including fashion, health, food, lifestyle, visual arts, and fitness. Jurists will include CEO’s, TV personalities, designers, magazine editors and three surprise members. The event has attracted some heavyweight partners such as multination...

England and Lithuania Win Monaco Art En Ciel

England won 1st prize for the 2019 edition of Monaco Art En Ciel while Lithuania won the Public Prize. After England (Sirotechnics Fireworks company) was ahead and won the most points by members of the Jury, the Lithuanian pyrotechnicians from the company Blikas were rewarded by the public through the online vote. Throughout the Monegasque summer, all participating countries created incredible fireworks displays. 1st prize- England (Sirotechnics) 2nd prize- Spain (Hermanos Caballer) 3rd prize- Lithuania (Blikas) 4th prize-Ukraine (Dance of Fire) For the Monaco Competition, England used the theme of ‘Dreams’. According to the English fireworks team, “When you sleep, sometimes you are taken on a rollercoaster adventure through time and t...

National Museum presents latest Ettore Spalletti endeavour

The New National Museum of Monaco is housing the latest project by Italian painter and sculptor Ettore Spalletti Ettore Spalletti’s newest endeavour, Ombre d’Azur, transparence (Shadow of Azure, transparency) is currently on display at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. Thirty works are being exhibited, a mix of older pieces from his personal studio and private collections as well as some new creations, inspired by the artist’s hometown of Pescara, located on the Adriatic Sea. The collection, curated by Christiano Raimondi especially for the Villa Paloma, is spread out over three floors and is a vision of calming simplicity, in various pastel blues, pinks and greys. A 90-minute documentary has been made to accompany the exhibition. W...

Autumn in Monaco, Indian summer

Under the reign of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, the National Celebration takes place on 19 November, Saint Rainier’s Day. This happy day starts with a Te Deum in the Cathedral of Monaco in the presence of the Princely family. This day is the opportunity for the population of Monaco to pay homage to their Princes. Celebrations are organised across the entire city, with a grand fireworks display, concerts, parades on the Place du Palais, presentation of awards. The fun fair, which has already been in place for two weeks, is in full swing, a treat for young and old; it concludes a week after the National Celebration. Autumn in the Principality is also marked by other highlights dedicated to luxury such as the Top Marques Watches exhibition ,...

Lionel Richie to headline 2019 YCA Marina Concert

American singer songwriter Lionel Richie will have the audience dancing on the ceiling at the Yacht Club of Monaco this September for the annual YCA Marina Concert. After the success of Blue Wonderful with Sir Elton John in 2016, then Duran Duran’s Extraordinary World concert in 2017, it was Sting’s turn last year with his exclusive concert ‘Fields of Gold’ in a reference to one of his greatest hits. This year, the Ferretti Group in collaboration with the Yacht Club of Monaco and Maserati will repeat the experience with a concert by Lionel Richie, famous for his classic hits like ‘All night long’, ‘Hello’, and ‘Endless love’. Lionel Richie is not just a singer-songwriter, he is also a record producer, actor, presenter on American Idol, a...

Raja Ampat: a thousand undiscovered gems floating in emerald green waters

Henry Cookson is the founder of luxury adventure travel company Cookson Adventures and is a dedicated explorer and a Guinness World Record holder for the first expedition to the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility, the exact centre of the Antarctic Continent. Just off Western New Guinea, where the emerald green waters lie, is a little-known archipelago in Indonesia called Raja Ampat. If it is remote you are after, then this is exactly what I would recommend. I’ve been there a couple of times, once with clients from my company and once travelling on my own. I’d return tomorrow, if I could.This beautiful collection of islands is located at the convergence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, making its coral reefs the most abundant and splendid o...