The fairy godmother of Biot culture

Considering the damage suffered when the floods of October 2015 tore through Biot, it would have been hard to imagine how beauty could return to such a striken place. The vision of Liliane Valsecchi, director of Les Heures Musicales de Biot, however, remained strong.Read more

Symphonic orchestral concert in Vence

Syrinx Concerts Vence are organising the final concert of the season in the Falcoz de Vence venue. On 29th May at 8pm, a symphonic orchestra of 56 musicians and 160 choir singers will perform a number of pieces on the theme ‘Impressions d’Espagne’. Read more

From the West End to Monaco

The Bodyguard in Monaco. Copyright Paul ColtasIt was the unexpected love affair of a strict, former Secret Service agent hired to protect a glamourous superstar against an unknown stalker that become a cult classic of the 90s, with stars Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner taking the lead roles. Now, the Bodyguard has returned to the stage - if not the silver screen - for four nights of music, drama and an all-star cast in late June. Read more

Shining star of ballet Svetlana Zahkarova performs in Monaco

Over two nights, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre Svetlana Zakharova will entrance her audience at the Grimaldi Forum with a unique ballet offering as she blends the classic with the contemporary, while striving for perfection in every form. On the programme: Francesca da Rimini, Rain Before It Falls and Strokes through the Tail.Read more

Kylian evenings with the Ballet de Monte-Carlo

For those with an unquenchable thirst for ballet, a treat is in store this April at the Grimaldi Forum with three pieces by the great choreographer Jiri Kylian: Bella Figura, Gods and Dogs, and Châpeau.Read more

First look at new Cannes Film Festival poster

The official poster for the 69th edition of the world famous Cannes Film Festival has been released and it is a true testament to our beautiful region.Read more

Taba Naba celebrates Australian art

Taba Naba is a unique exhibition taking place from 24th March to 30th September 2016 in the breathtaking Musée de Océanographique de Monaco, which will showcase Aboriginal and oceanic artwork from both traditional and contemporary artists.Read more

Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar

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Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar may be the new kid on the block, but his works have already been sold by Christie's auction house, alongside those by the reputable Parviz Tanavoli, Shirin Neshat, Farhad Moshiri, Reza Derakhshani, Charles Hossein Zenderoudi and many more. The latest to sell was his portrait of Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari - a member of the artist's own family tree and an artwork true to Sassan's signature style.Read more

Winners and losers in Capital of Culture

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Splendour and misery have been close neighbours in Marseille for 2,600 years. And last year, when the Phoenician city was the European Capital of Culture, was no exception.Read more

Eastern spirit in western watercolours

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Davide Benati is unmistakable. The distinctive mark of the painter from Reggio Emilia is his large watercolours. The Riviera Times spoke to the artist about his history and exclusive work with the Marlborough Gallery in Monaco.Read more