#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on July 2nd and July 3rd
This weekend in Monaco will see everything: interesting competitions, art exhibitions and music concerts. Let us give you a few suggestions.
The 16th Monte-Carlo International Show Jumping competition is taking place now at the foot of the Prince’s Palace.
Since 2006, the Monte-Carlo International Show Jumping event has been hosting the world’s top-ranking riders. The Monaco Longines Global Champions Tourcourse is one of the most difficult in the world. With jumps covering the arena, it is known to be very short, very narrow and full of turns. The tightness of the course means that riders must have complete control and a highly advanced technique, guaranteeing an exceptional show for both expert and novice spectators.
The show jumping event is both a jumping competition and a race against the clock. The champions are competing for the Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco, which is the ultimate reward for this stage of the challenge.
There is also, during these 3 days, amateur and professional events scheduled, including the Pro-Am-Cup, where the big names in equestrianism will team up with young talent for a friendly encounter.
This weekend there is the 6th Monaco Artists’ Forum, an exhibition of works by Monegasque and resident artists, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs from 11 am to 7 pm, in Espace Léo Ferré.
Nearly 80 artists, amateurs or professionals, present their work in the fields of painting, sculpture or photography.
At each edition, new exhibitors and new artistic techniques come to enrich this course of works.
Like in previous editions, the Public Prize, organized from June 16 to 30 on the website www.forumdesartistes.mc, will be an opportunity for the public to vote for the work they prefer.
17th Monaco International Organ Festival – “Moby Dick” based on the novel by Herman Melville, read by Thibault de Montalembert, with organ improvisation by Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard, is organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs on Sunday 3 July 2022, at 5 pm, in Cathédrale de Monaco.
©Ilan Dehe – “The Purpose of the Journey”
The Center of National Monuments welcomes you to the Villa Kérylos, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France at the exhibition «En rêvant la Méditerranée» (“Dreaming of the Mediterranean”), by Antoine Pierini from May 8th to Septembre 18th, 2022.
Thousands of years old, the craft of glass has come to us from antiquity. Today, innumerable objects in glass make up our everyday life, while only a few of make it to the level which we would consider to be a work of art. Antoine Pierini, designer, glass artist, and inheritor of a savoir-faire transmitted from father to son, evokes a voyage across the sea and across time in an intimate epic that he has specifically created for the Villa Kérylos.
His amphoras in colored glass, whole or fragmented, coinhabit at the heart of the Villa Kérylos with those of antiquity, covered in a hoary concretion and who act as witnesses to the shipwrecks in a sea who has rested untamed all these millennia.
In this sensitive odyssey of glass and color, Antoine Pierini hands over his emotions born from unique experiences and communal memories. Each work carries within itself the richness of history, the strength of sensations, and not only is each an invitation to voyage into the Mediterranean, but also an invitation to dream of it.
Of course there are other interesting events taking place in Monaco. If you want to learn more about them visit our Calendar.
So have fun and enjoy your weekend!