Environment, art and sport seem to be in the spotlight in Monaco this week. Check out what you might have missed.
A First in the Principality: Icebreaker Environmental Films by Luc Jacquet Financed By Digital Coins
Luc Jacquet, director and documentary maker, is moving ahead with his plans to produce films from his new base in the Principality. He is world famous for his original documentary film that depicted the odyssey of the Antarctic penguins. The March of the Emperor had won an Oscar in 2006 and Luc won fans in the Principality for his focus on the environment. Luc Jacquet has been a more high profile part of the Monaco scene since 2017 after he was rewarded by the Prince Albert II Foundation which had provided support as early as 2011.
In Monaco, maternity leave has been increased from 16 to 18 weeks in the private sector and the law on the adoption of children has been modernized. These bills on maternity leave and adoption have been voted on by the National Council during the assembly’s spring session. Both were approved.
Hercules Athletics events in Monaco are famous for attracting the world’s best athletes. And the 2019 meet has been no exception especially in advance of the World’s in Doha in September. And of course it wouldn’t be a Monaco Herculis meet without records being shattered, with everyone waiting with baited breath to see history made with a new world record.
In announcing the latest results for the Group Societe des Bainsde Mer, President-Delegate, Jean-Luc Biamonte provided information on the direction of the Group’s activities outside Monaco.
The French Riviera is famous for its indecently high concentration of sunny days. So it is simply impossible to resist practicing outdoor sports. And why should we resist?
Outdoor sessions help us diversify our fitness routine, relaunch an established sporting practice, and most importantly, soak in oxygen and vitamin D. Whether it be the breathtaking mountain views or the azure seaside, these activities become much more exciting and therefore, more efficient. Breathing techniques help us oxygenate every cell of our bodies, while a whole community of like-minded people turn this physical activity into a full-fledged ritual.
In the presence of Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, and Marie-Claude Beaud, Director of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM), the museum’s permanent new studio, Le Studio, was officially presented by the designers behind the project, Adrien Gadet and Benjamin Lina from Studio Quetzal.
Italian contemporary art is the DNA of a newly opened gallery in Monaco port. NM> Contemporary is a meeting ground for foreign, namely Italian designers characteristic of a certain eclecticism. The exhibition «Powder and light» at the Condamine gallery is paying tribute to several artists who share a use of powders, a reflection on time and history and a fascination for light under the patronage of famous curator Gaspare Luigi Marcone.
Beausoleil has distinguished itself by creating a special club of supporters for Charles LeClerc. The medal of the City and member’s card n° 1 have been given to the Formula 1 driver in his honour. Charles arrived in Beausoleil incognito on his black bike with the Monegasque license plate “CL16”. But once he removed his helmet it was clear it was none other than the Monegasque prodigy. As a child of the Principality, the rising star of Formula 1 obviously does not lack support in Beausoleil’s regal neighbour Monaco. That support has risen exponentially since he left the Sauber stables for the red colours of the prancing horse. And now, in addition, he can count on his new fan club in Beausoleil called “Club supporters of the pilot Charles Leclerc“.