Discover our guide to the best events on the French Riviera this week or weekend. Do not miss any major events such as the Cannes film Festival, Nice and Menton Carnival, Monaco Grand Prix or the Monaco and Cannes Yacht Shows.
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There are many events taking place in Mougins in the coming weeks, including an exhibition of the photographs of Marc Riboud who was a photographer with the legendary Magnum agency. It’s on until the 4th June at the Musée de la Photographie André Villers. You can get details at the website www.mougins-tourisme.fr
The Salon d'Antiquités, Modern Art and Contemporary Art fair is taking place on Port Vauban in Antibes. It’s one of the big events for enthusiasts and collectors of antiques, design, modern art and contemporary art and 20,000 visitors or expected. The fair is taking place until the 8th May.
A « Study in China » Forum is being held on Monday, April 23 at SKEMA Business School in Sophia Antipolis. The business school is hosting more than 20 Chinese universities and offers everyone the chance to meet them in this unique forum. This is a good opportunity for all students who are considering a continuation of study on China. In partnership with the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchanges this forum is a unique opportunity for all students, their parents and all professionals to learn about the possibilities of higher education in China and the available scholarships. More information see the news section at http://www.skema-bs.fr
Wednesday 25th is ANZAC DAY, and Antibes will be the centre of activities here in the South of France, with Australians, New Zealanders, Irish, British and French citizens joining together for ceremonies at dawn and the main ceremony at 11am at the foot of the "Statue à la Memoire des Combattants", at the Fort Carré, Antibes. Lots more information on events for next Wednesday can be had online www.anzac-antibes.com
Stand up comedy is back at Ma Nolans in Cannes the last weekend of the month, with another stunning array of comics coming from London including Darran Griffiths, winner of Comedy X Factor and the Comedy Stores King Gong Awards last year. Headlining is Lynn Ruth Miller who’s done a load of tv including First Dates and Britain’s Got Talent. You can see them all at Ma Nolans Cannes at the end of April.
Riviera Lifeline is an organisation dedicated to helping seniors to live independent lives on the Cote d"Azur and they are looking for others to work with them to support the elderly. To explain in more in more detail about what they do, we will be holding a wine and cheese evening on Friday, April 27th, from 5pm at The Grange in Mouans Sartoux. To book a place, just visit their website rivieralifeline.org for more information about the launch event.
St Hugh’s Anglican church in Vence is holding an authentic cream tea next Saturday, April 28th in the church garden from15h30-18h30. You can find the church at 21 avenue de la Resistance, Vence. Cost: 5€ per person for a properly brewed cup of tea, a homemade scone with real English clotted cream and jam. Used English books and DVDs will be for sale. Everybody is welcome. More details at www. anglican-nice.com
There’s a choral concert this coming Saturday, the 28th of April in Saint Martin Vesubie. It starts at 3pm in the Chapelle des Penitents Blancs. You can get more information on that and all the many other events taking place in the village on their website www.saintmartinvesubie.fr
The Monaco Red Cross is holding a second hand goods sale to raise funds to treat children with heart conditions which can’t be treated in their home country. It’s taking place at the Espace Leo Ferre in Monaco on Saturday 5th May. There’ll be many bargains and some great prizes to be won in the raffle. More details at the website www.croix-rouge.mc and on their Facebook page.
The British Association of Monaco are holding a wine and cheese evening on 8th May and are celebrating the Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II with a gathering on the 13th June. For more information and details of many other events held by the association throughout the year see their website www.bam-monaco.org
The Riviera Amateur Dramatic Association's have a crackin’ new play coming in May called CASABLANCA. The production follows the story of the movie, with the famous lines intact, but it's a shorter script adapted for radio. It's going to be performed as if they were broadcasting live radio, with a studio audience back in 1941. So you will get to see actors doing the script and making all their own sound effects, with live musical items and wartime adverts between scenes. It should be very entertaining with lots of visual humour! The play will have three performances at Mougins School from Thurs 10th of May to Saturday 12th. Tickets are just €12, and to reserve one, all you have to do is email email@example.com
Former Beatle Ringo Starr has announced a live date for Monaco with his All Starr Band which includes Colin Hay Back and 10cc’s Graham Gouldman. They’re lined up to play the Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival on July 6th, which is a Friday, and tickets are on sale now.