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January 15th Newsletter
Keep the home fires burning (1)
The murders at Charlie Hebdo have shocked the world this week. Political leaders condemned the killings and gathered in Paris at the weekend to show their support, some might say hypocritically, for freedom of speech. In contemplating what happened, we hope that something positive can be salvaged from the tragedy, and wish for greater cultural respect, tolerance and understanding in the coming year.
Monte Carlo International Circus Festival begins today, with the first of the competition shows this evening. Winners of the gold, silver and bronze Clown Awards are announced next Tuesday, after which there are a further nine performances in the Fontvieille circus tent. In addition, there are lots of circus themed events taking place around the Principality over the next couple of weeks.
Monaco FC is facing an important week, with two competition matches and a league match. Yesterday evening the team beat Guingamp 2-0, taking them through to the semi-final of the French Coupe de Ligue. On Saturday they face Nantes, and next Wednesday the Reds and Whites must beat Evian to get through to the next round of the Coupe de France. Looking ahead to March, tickets are now available for the UEFA Champions League game against Arsenal.
And finally, later this month the Monte Carlo Whisky Society is celebrating its 3rd anniversary with a Burns Supper. The menu of course includes haggis and whisky, as well as other traditional Scottish food.
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: Champagne tasting.
Friday: Lebanese cooking.
Saturday: Opera open day.
Sunday: Queen and Country.
Coming up next week, Monte Carlo Rally, networking for women and music for children.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is the title of a popular song from the early 20th century. The tune was composed by Welshman Ivor Novello born this day 1893.