March 2nd, 2011

Morning all!


So, somehow I managed to completely forget that yesterday was NTDIB’s first birthday!  Thanks to Patricia from Bernews for the reminder (we share the same website birthday)!


  • In the second of the National Theatre of London Live Screenings in Bermuda, Derek Jacobi plays the title role in the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare’s King Lear, directed by Michael Grandage, which will be broadcast from the Donmar’s home in London’s Covent Garden. No need to jump on the BA flight though as this will be broadcast live at Neptune Cinema tomorrow (7.30pm), Friday (student showing at 9.30am), Saturday (7.30pm) and Sunday (5pm).  Tickets are $35, or $10 for the student showing, and available online at   Here’s the flyer!


  • Many of you will have read about kite-surfer Jeff Johnston’s accident last year.  To assist with rehabilitation costs, some of his family and friends have organised a fundraiser, The Jeffrey Johnston Supper Club at Gosling’s Wine Cellar, Dundonald Street, on Saturday, March 5th.  Pre-dinner drinks will begin at 6pm, the three-course dinner starts at 7.30pm and entertainment will be provided by the Tony Bar Trio, and videos of Jeff’s rehab.  Tickets are $100 per person and available from (further details and the menu can also be found here).  Here’s the flyer!


  • The Latin Winter Carnival, originally scheduled for last Saturday, has been postponed until Saturday, March 12th.  I updated the original post here.


  • BEPRO invite you to their latest leadership workshop on Tuesday, March 15th.  The Whole and Balanced Leadership Workshop delivered by Norma Nielsen from Benedict Associates will be between 1pm and 5pm at Argus, 14 Wesley Street.  Tickets are $150 for BEPRO members, $195 for non-member, and you’ll need to RSVP by March 4th to  Here’s the flyer with more information.


  • BHS 3rd Annual Teachers’ Association Quiz will take place at the Q.E.H. (Queen Elizabeth Hall) on Saturday, March 19th from 7pm.  The entry fee is $50 per team, with a maximum of 6 players.  As well as homemade chili, there will also be snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks for sale.  All proceeds will go to the T.A. Scholarship Fund.  For further details, please contact – here’s the entry form.


  • Dust off your very best hat and get ready for a night at the races, courtesy of M.R. Onions F.C.  Race Night will be at Outback on Friday, March 25th and they will be showing 8 pre-recorded horse races which you will be able to bet on. The outcome is totally dependent on chance and no-one (not even the organisers) know the result prior to the running of each race. No knowledge or expertise of horse racing is required, and no “odds” or “form” affect your choice, or the outcome of the race. Backers of the winning horse in each race will make a profit (precise amount depends on the amount staked on that race) with part-proceeds going to a local charity. There are also a number of feature races, including Ladies’ Race, Grand National and the Losers’ Race, each of which have a number of great prizes to be won. Tickets are $10 and are available from  Here’s the flyer!


  • The Caledonian Society of Bermuda are now accepting applications for The Caledonian Society Education Grant for 2011. The Society will award the successful candidate a onetime amount of $5000 which can be reapplied for on an annual basis. To be eligible for this grant you must be Bermudian and studying full-time tertiary education at a college or university in Scotland. For further details, or an application form, please email The closing date for applications is Monday, May 23rd.


  • Gateway Systems Limited have announced their 2011 Training Schedule – you can find full details on their website here for the upcoming Desktop Course Schedule (Microsoft Office), or here for the upcoming Technical Course Schedule (servers, SQL, Citrix and more techy stuff). 


  • The Bermuda National Library have announced the continuation of their  Lunchtime Film Series every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month, starting at noon. Additional screenings may be possible by request, contact Ellen Jane Hollis, Local Studies Librarian, at if you have any questions. Here’s the link to the Facebook event with dates and film details.


  • Bermuda Bistro at The Beach have started having Ladies’ Night every Saturday with $6 cocktails and free gifts – Here’s the flyer with details!




Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

Click on the event name to be taken to the original post with full details.  No link means that the details are in this current post.  For a Calendar view, see here:


Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 18th to March 4th

Masterworks Exhibit: Tracy Williams – February 4th to March 2nd

BMDS Fawlty Towers – February 28th to March 12th

NTLive: Shakespeare’s King Lear – March 3rd to 6th

Saltus Association Summer Camp and Activities Fair – March 4th

Masterworks Exhibit: Marion Watlington – March 4th to 16th

 The Jeffrey Johnston Supper Club – March 5th

Masterworks Lecture and Presentation from Paul Pegnato – March 10th

KatKids Event at BUEI – March 11th

Kids Music Fest – March 12th

3rd Annual Cancer Forum – March 12th

Latin-Rumbar Winter Carnival Festival – February 26th March 12th

BEPRO:  The Whole and Balanced Leadership Workshop – March 15th

Hasty Pudding Theatricals HPT163 – Kashmir If You Can – March 17th to 19th

Masterworks Exhibit: Patrick & Sarah Vandenberg – March 18th

A Night Out with BOND: No Strings Attached – March 19th

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre Open House – March 19th

BHS 3rd Annual Teachers’ Association Quiz – March 19th

World Dancing Championships – March 19th and 20th

G&S Show: Animal Farm – March 23rd to March 26th

M.R. Onions F.C. Race Night – March 25th

Second Annual Bacardi National Par-3 Championship – March 25th to 27th

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Under the Big Top – March 26th

Ross Blackie Talbot Charity Classic – April 1st to 8th

Masterworks Exhibit: Otto Trott – April 1st to 27th

73nd Annual Bermuda Exhibition – April 14th to 16th

Renegades RFC Booze Cruise – April 21st

Fight Night XIII:  The Battle of Bermuda – April 23rd

Some Enchanted Evening 2011 – April 30th

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Out of This World – April 30th

Mariners RFC Annual Mad Hatter’s Ball – April 16th 30th

Sunsmart Accreditation Programme – May 1st to June 30th

Osteoporosis – Are you at Risk? – May 5th

Catlin End-to-End 2011 – May 7th

Masterworks Exhibit: Jana Matusz – May 12th

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: From Strength to Strength – May 28th

Tag Days 2011 – June 17th and 18th

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: All Hands on Deck – June 25th

Ovarian Cancer – September 8th

15th Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk – October 12th

Taking Care of the Caregiver – December 8th


Reasons Why I Love the Internet #857:  Reading the reviews on this will keep you amused for ages.  Is it wrong that I kinda want a pair?:


MONKEY NEWS:  This is one of the creepiest headlines I have ever seen:


Enjoy the rest of the week!



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