Tuesday 19

One Planet One Ocean – Exhibition

Artist Laure Hatchuel Becker is back at ESPACE 22 with an exhibition that will take visitors to the far corners of our planet. “One Ocean One Planet” features a collection of colourful works produced using the artist’s own personal technique. Highlighting the strength of nature and animals, and the majestic link between terrestrial and marine life, her pieces include Tigers, Cheetah and Panther, Rhinoceros, and also Corals, Sea Turtles and Seahorses. “My artistic quest is to emotionally reconnect man with nature and his deeply animal nature.” From Monday, September 18 to Monday, October 2 from 10:00 to 19:00 at the Espace 22.

Irish Violinist Katie Geelan at St. Paul’s Church

Katie is an accomplished musician, performer and music educationalist with 30 years experience. She directs choirs which appear frequently on BBC TV and supports charities and events across the North West of England. She coaches both violin and piano. As a performer Katie (Fiddlestix) has played music for her late Majesty the Queen, performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgwater Hall and whilst resident violinist on the Granada Studios Tour performed at numerous celebrity corporate events. Her speciality burst of Irish music wil be played at at St Paul’s Church in 45 min sets on Tuesday, September 19 at 18:00 and Wednesday, September 20 at 17:30.

Pablo Picasso and Antiquity – Exhibition

A new exhibition at the Prince’s Palace is held as part of the international “Picasso Celebration 1973-2023”, a collaboration marking the 50th anniversary of the Spanish artist’s death. The works displayed are from the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso (FABA), and the Nahmad collection. Visitors will gain fascinating insights into the influence of Ancient Greek and Roman cultural on the painter’s work. Until Sunday, October 15 at Les Grands Appartements du Palais Princier. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Friday 22

Fathers, Sons and Aston Martins

Among the new features of the 2023 season is Father&Son™, an event exclusively reserved for Aston Martins of all eras, knowing that each model entered must be different! The maximum number of crews at the start is set at 50. The list of cars entered will be composed of 25 classic and 25 modern. In addition, the competition will include two classifications, according to the classic and modern categories. The next edition of Father&Son™ will be held from Monte Carlo from Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24. It should be noted that although other of our events are also held in Monte Carlo, the programmes remain distinct. For brochure, application and more info please visit happyfewracing.com.

Saturday 23

2023 Museum Festival – Activity

As part of the 4th Museum Festival organised by the Association des Amis du Musée océanographique de Monaco (AAMOM), youngsters aged 3 to 14 and their families are invited to come and discover the fabulous marine world at Monaco’s Oceanographic Museum. There will be a whole programme of activities designed to let participants reconnect with the ocean in a fun way, including workshops, treasure hunts, crafts, a mini-musical, and an exhibition. As every year, the Museum Festival aims to teach young people about the importance of ecology and the science of the sea. On Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 to 19:00 at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. Discover more here.

Au cœur d’un regard – Jane Gemayel– The last day of the exhibition

Au cœur d’un regard will offer visitors a retrospective look at the artistic expression of Jane Gemayel, blending traditional and contemporary techniques to create works that push the boundaries of art and inspire deep emotions, immersing the spectator in a world of beauty and sensitivity. Read our article here. The exhibition (At the Heart of a Look) runs until Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 18:00 at the Galerie Adriano Ribolzi.

Sunday 24

28th European Heritage Days

For this 28th edition, the theme of the European Heritage Days is “LIVING HERITAGE”. Rooted in centuries of history, the Principality of Monaco boasts a remarkable cultural heritage reflected in its unique traditions, cuisine, performing arts, dance, and song, all handed down through the generations. Cultural stakeholders, professionals and non-profit organisations all play their part in conserving our heritage of today, and passing it on to future generations to become the heritage of tomorrow. During this annual event, they open their doors and invite us to discover their sites, showcasing Monaco’s rich and diverse heritage. Sunday, September 24 in the Principality of Monaco. Discover more here.

HERITAGE DAY – EXCEPTIONAL OPENING at The Princess Grace Irish Library

Enjoy a visit and discover Princess Grace’s personal collection of books, music scores and many other treasures from the Emerald Isle. Pop in to this cultural gem on the ‘Rock’ where you can experience Ireland! Reservations are required for the following scheduled events: A guided visit (15 minutes) – in English and traditional Irish music concert (20 minutes) performed by talented pupils from Monaco’s conservatoire L’Académie Rainier III. Three concerts are scheduled throughout the day. Discover more here. Register for above by email:  info@pgil.mc. On Sunday, September 24.

Jim Hamilton at St Paul’s Church

Former Scottish and Barbarians Rugby International Jim Hamilton will be speaking at the start of the Church service on Sunday, September 24 at 10:30 about the Doddie Weir MND (motor neurone disease) Research Foundation. Doddie Weir was one of the most characterful Scottish rugby football players of recent years and was also a British Lion. In 2022, at the end of what was quite an heroic battle during which he seldom lost his sense of humour and love of life, he succumbed to the ravages of Motor Neurone Disease at the age of 52. The Doddie Weir Foundation was set up to help find a cure for MND. During the Rugby World Cup there will be a donation box at post communion refreshments for people to make a contribution; our Churchwarden Russell Crump has helpfully had another placed in “Slammers” for the same purpose. It is a cause very close to the Chaplain’s heart and he would be happy to share with anyone more information as to how they might support the aims and objects of the Foundation.

Japanese Grand Prix Brunch

“Around the World Grand Prix Experience” series with a live public viewing of the Japanese Grand Prix and brunch at the bar of the Hôtel Columbus Monte-Carlo! ⁠Savor a buffet breakfast with Japanese specialities, music and decoration. Easy access – Free parking – Valet service. On Sunday, September 24 at 7:00 at Hôtel Columbus Monte-Carlo.

Opening Concert – Rainier III Commemoration

Conducted by Kazuki Yamada, with Eleanor Lyons, soprano, Gerhild Romberger, mezzo-soprano, and the CBSO Chorus, led by choirmaster Simon Halsey. Music by Panufnik and Mahler. On Sunday, September 24 at 18:00 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Looking Forward

ELEVATE Monte-Carlo Space & Sustainability Conference 2023

3-day event at the heart of the Principality of Monaco, focusing on the Environmental and Social Impact of Human Space Explorations. Centered on the Environmental and Social impacts of Space Exploration, this second edition of ELEVATE Monte-Carlo, will host a constellation of space industry professionals: astronauts, engineers, experts, influencers, change makers, and key figures from the ecosystem, to engage in a three-day exchange on the environment surrounding Earth. During this three-day ELEVATE Space Conference, visitors can explore the Future of Space Exploration, engage in Environmental Impact Debates, and gain valuable insights from Inspiring Astronaut Presentations and Keynote Speeches with actionable takeaways. We also invited Space technology leaders to exhibit their latest cutting-edge inventions to create positive impact on our planet. From Tuesday, Oct 17 10:00 to 17:00 Thu, Oct 19 at the Grimaldi Forum. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

How To Be an Exceptional Business Leader in Extraordinary Times

The challenges facing today’s business world are extraordinary. We are living in a more connected, faster paced and technologically driven world. The way we live and work is changing. History is inviting us to see the world anew. How can you be an exceptional business leader during these extraordinary times? Join entrepreneur, executive & leadership coach (member of the Forbes Coaching Council) and therapist and Gavin Sharpe for this lively presentation and lunch on Tuesday, November 14 at 12:30 to 14:30 at the Fairmont Monte Carlo. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.


Polar Mission – Exhibition

Discover an immersive and interactive experience! Take on the role of a roving reporter and set off on a mission to explore the Polar regions! This new exhibition includes five thematic areas spread over two levels. Learn about the Poles and their wildlife, and the men and women who populate and explore them. Fascinating objects and documents, digital content and immersive devices come together to create a 360° experience. The great voyage can begin! Until Tuesday, December 31, 2024 at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Santo Sospir – Mauro Restiffe / Jean Cocteau – Exhibition

The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco presents Santo Sospir, an exhibition by the artist Mauro Restiffe, inspired by the house occupied and decorated by Jean Cocteau in Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat between 1950 and 1962. This silent conversation, orchestrated by Restiffe in the Villa Sauber, is like a cinematographic montage that alternates long shots and close-ups, monumental prints and smaller formats, fostering an embodied vision of the tattooed villa, where a (faceless) self-portrait of the author appears. Until Sunday, October 15 at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Sauber. Discover more here.

Rainier III, The Builder Prince – Exhibition

Over his 56-year reign, HSH Prince Rainier III profoundly shaped the Principality into the modern Monaco that we now know, rightly earning the nickname ‘the Builder Prince’. In line with the centenary celebrations of the birth of the Sovereign, an exhibition shining a light on just how much the former Prince permanently transformed the face of his state featuring models, plans, photographs and more that have never been shown before is available to the public until Sunday, December 31 at the Salle d’Exposition du Quai Antoine Ier. Read more in our article here.

FEATURED IMAGE: Soprano Deborah Lyons