September 14th, 2011

Happy Wednesday Kids!


First up a big CONGRATULATIONS to teams Shot in the Dark and The Mulligans who came first and second, respectively, in the last NTDIB Neon Charity Golf Tournament – the next one will be even better, since there will be Halloween costumes and it won’t be so hot!  Tickets are available online here and are selling well already!  Anyway, down to other Bermuda events – hold on to your hats, this is a loooooong one:


  • On display now at Bermuda National Gallery is the exhibition, Re-Interpreting the European Collection. Eight local and international artists, namely James Cooper, Louisa Flannery, Charlie Godet Thomas, Titus Kaphar, Sunell Lombard, Lynn Morrell, Alan C. Smith and Sharon Wilson, were invited to respond to an historical artwork of choice. These reinterpretations of the pieces are intended to give it a new layer of meaning and in one case involved the artist destroying his own work – you’ll have to go see it to find out what I mean! The exhibition also features a film created by local artist Milton Raposo, which itself interprets the process of the exhibition – confused yet? Go see it for clarity! This exhibition will run until May 31st, 2012.


  • At a loose end tonight? Brian Drea from Goslings will be at Lemon Tree tonight from 5.30pm until 7pm for a wine-tasting – light fare will be provided as you sample some complimentary wines from Lemon Tree’s wine list. Wines by the glass and bottle will also be available for purchase.  **UPDATE:  This has been postponed until Thursday, September 22nd.


  • Not just for techies, TechWeek 2011 will run from Friday, October 7th until Saturday, October 15th. Now in its 5th year, this event aims to promote and showcase technology in Bermuda that is used by everyone, everywhere, everyday. There will be various special events including Lunch ‘n Learns with local technology companies, school-based activies for children of all ages, TechArt Exhibition, Technology Showcase, and the TechAwards ceremony to showcase the best technology talent in Bermuda. If you are interested in nominating your favourite technology-using company or individual for a TechAward<*cough, *cough,>, public nominations are open now until 5pm on Friday. Full details are on and the full calendar of events will be available soon – here’s the flyer!


  • Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club are hosting a 9-Hole PowerPlay Golf event on Friday, September 16th. Happy Hour is at 5pm, with a 5.30pm shotgun start and an extended Early Bird Dinner from 5.30pm until 8.30pm. The entry fee is $15 for members, $50 for non-members and you can register by contacting or 238-1060 – here’s the flyer!


  • Here’s a great opportunity to boost your reading pile – to mark Adult Literacy Month, the Adult Education School is hosting a second-hand book sale on Saturday, September 17th. This will be from 10am until 4pm at the Adult Education School on Dundonald Street and donated books available for sale, include both fiction and non-fiction for all ages, all in very good condition and at exceptional prices. All proceeds from the sale will be used to support the Adult Education School’s literacy programmes – here’s the flyer!


  • I can’t believe we’re taking about Christmas-related activities already but the Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society pantomime for 2011 will be Cinderella. I will update with full details when I have them but right now they’re just looking for potential cast members to audition, whether you are a dancing singer or a singing dancer. The show dates will be from Thursday, December 8th until Saturday, December 17th and auditions will be this weekend at Daylesford Theatre. For adults aged 14 and over, this will be on Friday, September 16th from 6pm until 9pm and Saturday, September 17th from 2pm until 4pm, and you are asked to bring sheet music of your preference. For children ageed 8 to 13 years, the auditions will be on Saturday with 9.30am registration and auditions from 10am until 12 noon. Children will be required for the whole audition period and callbacks will be on Sunday from 2pm until 4pm, if needed. For more information, call Sophie Faulkenberry on 519-0619 or see – here’s the flyer!


  • VIP Consulting and Promotions promise to bring you the most exciting Old School Extravaganza ever at the Dockyard Old School Explosion on Saturday, September 17th. From 8pm until 2am at the Clocktower Mall, Wedco’s Raymond Tannock and Bussy will be hosting with performances by Working Title with special guest James Richardson and Bemuda’s premier old school DJs – DJ Ice Man, Malcolm “Lethal Weapon” Smith and DJ Cavon. This event is free with Happy Hour drink prices – here’s the flyer


  • Rugby season is starting back up again and, to celebrate BRFU would like to invite all Rugby members, social members and friends to join them for a BRFU Booze Cruise on Saturday, September 17th. Since all rugby matches this year will be played at Warwick Academy, the BRFU has decided to have a booze cruise which will take them up to Sandy’s boat club for a trophy presentation. The Boat will leave Albouy’s Point at 6.30pm, returning at 10pm, tickets are $60 (open bar) and tickets are available from members of all four rugby clubs  Here’s the link to the event on Facebook and here’s the flyer!


  • The September edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, September 18th. Documentary The End of the Line will be showing at 3pm, followed by The First Grader, at 5.15pm. More details on the films can be found at Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 297-7314.  Here’s the flyer!


  • Next Friday, September 23rd at the Bermuda Society of Arts at City Hall (BSoA) is the opening night of Mind Frame & PhotoVoice, an exhibition on the power of recovery and the human mind through art and photography by the clients of the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. This will be from 5pm until 7pm. The exhibition will run until Wednesday, October 12th – here’s the flyer!


  • I already gave you the heads-up for the show dates but now I have details of the show itself! The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Bermuda are proud to be bringing their version of Jesus Christ Superstar, the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera, to City Hall Theatre from Thursday, October 6th until Saturday, October 15th. Aaand, you’re singing the song to yourself already, aren’t you? G&S shows are always to a very high professional standard and this one looks to be no different with a cast of 40 energetic actors, singers and dancers, Director John Payton and Musical Director Philip Shute. Showtimes are at 8pm, with the exception of the 3pm matinee performance on Sunday, October 9th and no performance on Monday, October 10th. Tickets are $55 and are available now at For more information, see www.gands.bmhere’s the flyer!


  • The Bermuda Quilter’s Guild will be presenting a Quilt Show on Friday, October 7th until Sunday, October 9th in the Horticultural Hall of the Botanical Gardens from 1pm until 5pm on the Friday and 10am until 5pm on the Saturday and Sunday. Entry is $5 and there will be a raffle for two hand-made quilts with proceeds to the Bermuda Heart Foundation. Small quilted items and baby quilts will also be for sale – here’s the flyer


  • The Family Centre Bermuda is holding a fund-raising beach concert/party at the Fairmont Southampton Ocean Club beach on Friday, October 14th from 7pm until midnight! The Family Centre’s Beach Bash will include a drinks ­reception, dinner and wine in a bonfire setting. A cash bar will also be available. A whole host of local musicians will be performing at the event. If you’re not familiar with the work that they do, the Family Centre is an internationally accredited Bermuda charity that helps hundreds of children each year with family problems, such as abuse, neglect, and other emotional challenges. The centre also reaches hundreds of other people through school-based services, community outreach projects and a teacher training program. For more details, please see  Tickets are $200 each and are available on   Here’s the flyer!


  •  Need a little more glamour in your life? Look no further than Sybil’s Dynamic Female Impersonators 9th Annual International Diva Fest presented by Blow Pop Productions. Queen of Bermuda Sybil Barrington (sometimes known as Mark Anderson) will also be featuring celebrity recording artist Sharon Brown in the show. This will be on Friday and Saturday, October 21st and 22nd at City Hall Theatre and is for over 18s only. The show starts at 8pm – tickets are $65 and available from  Here’s the flyer!


  • The Community Education Brochure is now online at As usual, there is a fantastic range of affordable courses to suit all tastes and interests so I would recommend having a look.


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 handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section:


Re-Interpreting the European Collection – September 1st to May 31st, 2012

A.F. Smith Real Business Live Event – September 14th

Wine-Tasting at Lemon Tree – September 14th 22nd

Mosaic Book Launch – September 15th

BIFFlix: Gun Hill Road – September 15th

Showoff Magazine Amazing Faces Contest Deadline – September 15th

Happy Hour Food & Wine Pairing at Tribe Road Kitchen – September 15th

Fusion Happy Hour – September 16th

Closing of Nominations for TechAwards 2011 – September 16th

Riddell’s Bay PowerPlay Golf – September 16th

BMDS Auditions: Cinderella – September 16th to 18th

Barmuvinjam Summer Cruise Series – September 17th

Bermuda Nights – September 17th

Adult Education School Second-Hand Book Sale – September 17th

Dockyard Old School Explosion – September 17th

BRFU Booze Cruise – September 17th

2011 ANCOP Walk – September 18th

Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series – September 18th

Mind Frame & PhotoVoice Exhibition – September 23rd to October 12th

Mariners RFC “M” Party – September 24th

Discovery Wines Wine Class – September 24th

Celebration of New Zealand Winemaker Dinner – September 24th

BMDS:  A Kiss on the Bottom – September 26th to October 1st

Celebrating Wellness – September 28th

Fusion Happy Hour – September 30th

Riddell’s Bay Seafood Buffet Extravaganza – September 30th

Bermuda Nights – October 1st

Bermuda Police Service Gymkhana – October 1st

G&S: Jesus Christ, Superstar – October 6th to 15th

Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series – Designing Bermuda’s Tourist Boom:A Study in Black and White – October 5th

Junior Boarding School Fairs – October 6th

TechWeek 2011 – October 7th to 15th

Bermuda Quilter’s Guild  Quilt Show – October 7th to 9th

15th Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk – October 12th

Mid-Atlantic Boarding Schools Fair – October 13th

The Family Centre’s Beach Bash – October 14th

Bermuda Nights – October 15th

Puppet Master – October 15th

21st Annual Bermuda Round-the-Sound Open Water Charity Swimathon – October 16th

28th PGA Grand Slam of Golf – October 17th to 19th

Bermuda Interdenominational Women’s Conference – October 20th to 22nd

Mount Saint Agnes Academy Bazaar presents Cirque de MSA – October 21st and 22nd

Sybil’s Dynamic Female Impersonators 9th Annual International Diva Fest – October 21st and 22nd

NTDIB Neon: Charity Halloween Golf Tournament – October 22nd

Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2011 Bermuda Dog Shows – October 23rd and 24th

Bermuda Diabetes Association Vegas Night – October 29th

Taking Care of the Caregiver – December 8th

BMDS Pantomime:  Cinderella – December 8th to 17th


Don’t you hate not being able to find your kitten in the dark? Some clever scientists have come up with a solution! Hmmm…maybe I should have a few running around the golf course at the next NTDIB Neon event?:

MONKEY NEWS: Something about an orangutan losing lots of weight… I’ll be honest, I didn’t even read the article, I just laughed at the photos, especially the model pose in the first one:



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