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2d edition of the Green Shift Festival, 5-7 June 2024



The second Green Shift Festival will take place on 5, 6 and 7 June 2024, from 6pm, at Place Anne-Marie Campora, on the Promenade du Larvotto in Monaco.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is unveiling a new edition of this event for the general public, devoted to the new ecological imagination, held in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco, the New National Museum of Monaco, Monaco City Hall and the media library, Shibuya International, the Carmignac Foundation, Actes Sud, Imagine 2050, Time for the Ocean, the Monegasque Academy of the Sea and the WE DEMAIN media, as well as with the support of SOGEDA.

Following the success of the 2023 edition, Olivier Wenden, Vice-President and CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, emphasises the Foundation's desire to continue developing this new way of raising awareness that combines science, art and culture: "By encouraging the emergence of new ecological narratives, we can transform the way we perceive our world and interact with it. This is precisely the aim of the various initiatives set up by the Foundation since its creation, through support for projects in the field or at major international events: to help promote a more harmonious, fairer and more responsible balance between man and his environment."

With a revamped stage and an enriched programme, the Green Shift Festival returns with the same ambition: to offer inspiring, positive and joyful evenings to put ecology back at the heart of our plans for society.

Around three unifying themes - "Connecting to Life", "Imagining the Sea" and "Ecology & Pop Culture" - an eclectic programme has been put together to open minds and stir sensibilities: (Re)discover the philosophies of indigenous peoples, plunge into the creative worlds that the ocean inspires in artists, writers and adventurers, sail, dance, revisit the link between ecology and pop culture through manga, anime, films and TV series, let yourself be carried away by the rhythm of the music...

Thinking about new possibilities in response to humanity's greatest challenges doesn't have to be a gloomy exercise. The Green Shift Festival is proof of this, putting art and culture at the heart of its evenings as sources of inspiration, creation and reflection, and bringing together inspiring personalities from a variety of backgrounds (artists, scientists, philosophers, activists, etc.). The evenings will be open to the public from 7pm to 8.30pm and, as last year, will include time for meetings and book signings with the speakers.

For this year's edition, the festival has decided to innovate with a series of "Happy Hour" events starting at 6pm, giving the public the chance to discover local ecological initiatives while enjoying a meal in collaboration with the Sexy Tacos restaurant.

A time for reconnecting with oneself through the practice of yoga and meditation in the mornings with the Kate Powers Foundation, participatory performances, a professional workshop dedicated to cultural institutions, meetings in schools, the Green Shift Festival aims to be a genuine interlude of militant joy and reflection in which all audiences can come together.

One of the highlights of this year's event will be the arrival on the Green Shift stage on 5 June at 6pm of Laure Prouvost's parade-choir, in collaboration with the New National Museum of Monaco and the Department of National Education, Youth and Sport, as part of the "Mo-Mo" (for Monaco - Molenbeek) artistic project. After several stops in the Principality's parks and gardens, the children of Monaco and Molenbeek will come together to perform a song of dreams and hope written by Laure Prouvost.

The Festival is also a laboratory for exploring new approaches to scenography. This year, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has joined forces with the Pavillon Bosio art school in Monaco as part of their post-graduate 'Décors' programme. Gabriel-Noé Rosticher and Ahmad Reshad were asked to work on the Festival's layout, the stage area and the design of some of the furniture and seating. The two young artists imagined and designed a series of reusable benches, tables and side tables made from recycled wood.

The full programme is available here.

Practical information
Dates : From 5 to 7 June 2024
Opening times: Happy Hour from 6pm to 7pm - Evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Location: Promenade du Larvotto in Monaco, Place Anne-Marie Campora (Rose des Vents).
Free evenings. Free admission.
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