April 19th, 2010

Hi all


<Sigh>  Monday already, how did the weekend go by so quickly?  Don’t worry though, there’s loads coming up to distract you:


  • Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) will be holding their second major production of 2010, String of Pearls, running from April 22nd to 24th and 29th to May 1st at Daylesford Theatre at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and available on www.bmds.bm along with full details.

  • The Caledonian Society of Bermuda are holding a ceilidh (traditional Scottish drinking and dancing, pronounced kay-lee) at the Hamilton Princess on Saturday, May 15th. Kick-off is at 8pm, dress code is casual and there will be a cash bar. Don’t worry if you’re not fortunate enough to be Scottish and so don’t know the moves – they will teach you there. Tickets are $45 and available from ihind@becl.bm or at the door. Here is the flyer. View this photo  

  • In recognition of World Autism Awareness Month the Bermuda National Gallery (BNG) has invited renowned British autistic artist, Stephen Wiltshire, to Bermuda from May 17th until the 23rd, 2010. Known for his detailed cityscapes, Stephen has a particular talent for drawing to-scale and accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. There will also be a special Gala Event at City Hall on Saturday, May 22nd from 8pm until 10pm with a cocktail reception, dinner and auction, accompanied by live music. This is a unique chance to bid on Stephen’s original artwork of Bermuda while supporting two worthy charities. Tickets are sold at $200 per person and all proceeds go toward the BNG and BASE. Tickets are available at the BNG front desk or by emailing membership@bng.bm.

  • The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda’s (G&S) production of The History Boys will be running from May 19th until 22nd. I haven’t seen this show before but it won six Tony Awards on Broadway in 2008 and G&S always put on stellar productions. Tickets go on sale this Saturday on www.premiertickets.bm.


Quick Recap

Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) – April 23rd to 25th

Bermuda National Rugby Team Fundraiser – April 24th 

BMDS String of Pearls – April 22nd to 24th and 29th to May 1st

Some Enchanted Evening 2010 After Dark – May 1st

BJSL For the Love of Chocolate Wine-Tasting Event – May 7th

Caledonian Society of Bermuda Ceilidh – May 15th

Stephen Wiltshire at BNG – May 17th to 23rd

G&S The History Boys – May 19th to 22nd

Stephen Wiltshire Gala Event – May 22nd


Sorry to anyone who was stuck either in or out of Bermuda due to the recent volcanic activity in Iceland.  If it makes you feel any better, it’s surely better to be grounded that to have to hear the announcement the passengers in this article had to hear: “Good evening ladies and gentlemen. This is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are all doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress.”:



MONKEY NEWS:  Absolutely genius idea – if only more conflicts could be solved like this:



Enjoy the rest of the week!





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