It’s a nice spring weekend in Monaco and the Principality is as always buzzing with news. So here we selected for you the most interesting pieces from the past week.
An extraordinary ‘green’ event took place at the Grimaldi Forum on Friday 9th March 2018. A great deal of people from all over the world gathered together in the Principality of Monaco, in person and in live streaming via Facebook, to support the most ambitious project of reforestation ever seen on our Planet – the #TrillionTrees campaign.
Formula E will be using the Monaco’s full circuit during the 2018-19 calendar. The two Formula E races held in Monaco so far used a shortened version of the course that took a sharp right turn at Sainte-Dévote up until the F1’s hairpin turn. Champions Sébastien Buemi and Lucas Di Grassi told Alejandro Agag, CEO of the championship, that it was crucial for them to adopt the F1 track. Their wish will be fulfilled for the 2018-19 season, when the second-generation Formula E will transition to the entire circuit for the first time.
The U.S. tour of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo got off to a flying start on February 25th in New Orleans in the Mahlia Jackson Theatre in celebration of New Orleans 300thanniversary. The performance of Romeo and Juliette was executed brilliantly, for this special historic “birthday” in response to a prestigious invitation from the New Orleans Ballet Association. Then the tour continued in earnest for two repeat successes of “Romeo and Juliette” in the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis. Finally, the coup de grace for Jean-Christophe Maillot and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo with a performance of “La Belle” in the renowned Auditorium Theatre of Fine Arts in Roosevelt University, Chicago. Two hit performances there on March 3 and March 4, such was the demand to see Monaco’s finest on stage. Les Ballets de Monte Carlo play to standing ovations wherever they go and Chicago was no exception.
Sustainability is not just a physical concept in the way we may think about sustainable development. It also applies to the spiritual, aesthetic and cultural dimension of our lives. Are we happy about where we live and what is happening around us? Do we have confidence that the environment is improving for ourselves and our children? Health, sports, culture and entertainment. Education, safety, and concern for our marine environment, Monaco’s reputation as a caring nation. These are the facets of Monaco that make it special as well as its architecture. HelloMonaco takes a look at the multi-billion-euro projects that are shaping the Monaco of tomorrow and applies this more spiritual concept of sustainability to them. Does the Monaco of tomorrow have the same character that makes it so special today.
What does a Prince do in his spare time? Does he even have any free time? Does he ever watch television other than late night news? Recently, Prince Albert was peppered with questions about his TV viewing habits. Prince Albert is no stranger to Television. We saw him commenting for the media in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. It holds no fear for him we are sure; Prince Albert has been in the spotlight from an early age. As a five-time Olympian he would have been followed by cameras at every Olympics over a span of 20 years, in his role as an athlete never mind Royalty.
Pauline Ducruet trained in the Utah desert for the 2018 Aïcha des Gazelles Off-Road Rally, which will take place in the Moroccan desert. The Gazelles is the only women’s rally in the world that takes place 100% off-road. The adventurous competition will take place from the 16th until the 31st of March.
Officially started in 2013, the business relations that link the Principality of Monaco and Russia continue to expand. A number of business opportunities in Russia have been established for Monegasque businessmen and a large range of activities in key sectors make the Russian economic market one of the largest in the world.
Exciting times for Beyoncé and Jay Z fans. At least if the increasingly powerful drum beat of a July concert is true and there is no last-minute hiccup. Their “On the Run” tour is to play at the Allianz Riviera arena in Nice is the word – repeated now definitively and strongly. Even a date has been negotiated for this Summer – July 17th. It seems all is finalized. It’s all over the Internet on the ticket sites.