November 10th, 2011

Thursday at last!


Have you all survived Rugby Week so far?  Any casualties?  What are you going to do when it's all over?  Well, here are some upcoming Bermuda events for starters:


  • Over 40% of tickets for Nothing to Chew in Bermuda: Asian Feast have been sold already to a bunch of smart and awesome people!  Don't forget, I will only be keeping tickets on sale until Wednesday, or until they sell out, whichever happens first.  I tested the menu last week and it is absolutely delicious! Tickets are only $50 for a ridiculous amount of food and are available from  You can view the menu there too!


  • Most of us have tomorrow off but do you remember the reason behind it?  If you want to show your respect for all the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty since World War I, then the Remembrance Day Parade will be at 10.30am tomorrow on Front Street with the 2 minute silence beginning at 11am.


  • I am a firm believer that a nice cup of tea cures most problems – if you think along the same lines, you will be delighted to know that Fairmont have declared an official Tea Day this Saturday, as they invite you to Get Steeped with Fairmont! Both Bermuda properties will be helping you to channel your inner Mrs. Doyle. The Fairmont Hamilton Princess (praised by The New York Times as having the best afternoon tea in Bermuda) will be hosting a special Tea Dance from 2.30pm until 5pm in the Gazebo room. Guests will be able to sample a variety of autumn teas, as well as a selection of pastries including scones, lemon curd tartlets, fruit cakes, assorted fruit slices, marble and pound cakes, chocolate éclairs, fresh fruit tarts and chocolate cups, and an assortment of tea sandwiches such as herbed cream cheese and cucumber and curried chicken and fresh mango with crisp arugula on bruschetta, all to the sounds of the Wayne Davis Trio. The Fairmont Southampton will be holding Tea on The Beach on the Ocean Club terrace from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday. Guests will be treated to a four-course tea pairing. The first course will be fresh fruit served with an Oceantini cocktail; the second course will be Jasmine Butterfly (the official Fairmont Southampton Tea) on the rocks, served with a warm scone; the third course will consist of a loose-leaf blend tea with traditional finger sandwiches; and the final course will be Kea Lani Orange Pineapple tea with pastries including the hotel’s own Gosling’s Rum Cake. In addition, guests are encouraged to demonstrate the spirit of afternoon tea by wearing their favourite hats which will be assessed by a panel of local celebrity judges including Sherri Simmons of Magic 102.7’s The Sherri Simmons Show and Nikita Robinson of Hott 107.5’s The Ladies Room for a prize. Both events cost the same – $39 for adults, $25 for children aged 5 to 12 and free for under 5s. For more information or to make reservations call The Fairmont Hamilton Princess on 298-5779 or The Fairmont Southampton on 238-8000. Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on…


  • I for one have missed it so I’m delighted to announce that the City Market (Farmers' Market) at Bull's Head Car Park will restart on Saturday, November 19th. This goes from 8am until noon every Saturday until June and features local vendors selling items grown or made by them, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, baked goods, preserves and crafts. Definitely worth a wander!


  • Now in its 6th year, the Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series will be back on Saturday, November 19th. This is a free seven race series and aims to introduce primary school aged children to cycling as a way to help promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles. The emphasis of the event is on fun rather than being a competitive race as Tokio wants to help foster a love for cycling. Children are free to use any kind of bicycle (even those with training wheels) to participate, but they must bring their own helmet and have their parent/guardian sign a waiver. There are draw prizes each week and every child who participates will get a goodie bag upon registering for the first time. At the end of the seven-race series one child’s name will be drawn as the grand prize winner to take home a bike from Bicycle Works. Family and friends are all encouraged to come and cheer on the kids and Planet Coffee will be mixing up free lattes or other java beverages for the adults. The series schedule is as follows: Saturday, November 19th at 4pm at The Arboretum; Saturday, November 26th at 4pm at The Arboretum; Sunday, December 4th at 2pm at The Arboretum; Saturday, January 7th at 4pm at The Arboretum; Sunday, January 15th at 2pm at Ferry Reach; Saturday, January 21st at 4pm at The Arboretum; and Saturday, January 28th at 4pm at The Arboretum. For more information, please contact Selina Meade at or Tina Booth at or by phone at 297-6700.


  • Cambridge Beaches, in partnership with British Airways and Port Royal Golf Course, are hosting the Hackers Cup, a Celebrity Golf Tournament to be held in Bermuda from Sunday, November 20th to Thursday, November 24th. The Hackers Cup will be awarded to the winner of the media or celebrity team following a two-day, two‐round tournament. To date, the following personalities are confirmed to participate Sir Steven Geoffrey Redgrave CBE (English Olympic gold medalist rower), Clive Agran (contributing journalist, Golf Monthly, Today’s Golfers, Going for Golf, and Golf News), Minty Clinch (journalist, indomitable traveller, and film reviewer), Peter Corrigan (golf columnist, Independent on Sunday), Charlotte Jackson (lead presenter, Sky Sports News), Gethin Clifford Jones (Welsh television presenter, BBC’s Blue Peter), Dougie Keen (reporter and producer, Sky Sports and former professional football player), Phillippa Kennedy OBE (freelance journalist and broadcaster and original panelist of Loose Women), Michael Lynagh (Australian rugby union footballer), Gary McAllister MBE (Scottish former professional footballer), Nick Perry (chairman, Ultratravel Limited), Peter Tory (former actor, Royal Shakespeare Company, and columnist, Daily Express and Daily Mirror), and Rhodri Williams (Welsh sports journalist and former anchor, Sky Sports News). Tickets are not available to the general public, however we are allowed to attend as spectators.  For more information, contact Alexis Roberts at or Liz Ward at – here is an attachment with bios of the participating celebrities!


  • If there's one thing I HATE, it's getting up early in the morning, which is why Scott Gemmell is on my List of Good Guys for making sure that I can see Bermuda at its best without having to!  His photographic collection, Good Morning Bermuda, will be opening on Friday, November 25th at 5pm at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall.  The official opening will be from 5pm until 7pm but, if you miss that, the show will run until Wednesday, January 4th.  More details can be found on the BSOA website here.  Another art show, same dates, same location is Pulp Fiction by Ampah Tivakam-Hubbard.  This collection is inspired by natural forms and more details can be found on the BSOA website here.



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

World Rugby Classic Week - November 6th to 12th

    First Round Matches – November 8th to 9th

    Semi-Finals – November 10th to 11h

    2011 Finals Day and Farewell Party - November 12th

Remembrance Day Parade – November 11th

James Richardson presents The Beautiful Things Concert  - November 11th and 12th

Art Walk in the East - November 12th

G&S Opera: Don Giovanni - November 12th

Get Steeped with Fairmont – November 12th

Global Diabetes Day - November 14th

Diabetes Month Health Tune Up - November 15th

Where the Whales Sing - November 17th

Riddell's Bay Indian Buffet Dinner - November 18th

CamBeach Lunch & Learn: In Case of Emergency Break Glass  - November 19th

Friends & Family Circle Walk - November 19th

Victory over Diabetes - November 19th

Learning Disabilities Association of Bermuda Workshops 2011 - November 19th

Wanda's Night of Divas - November 19th

City Market (Farmers' Market) at Bull's Head Car Park – November 19th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 19th

Nothing to Chew in Bermuda: Asian Feast - November 20th

TORC's Grand Auto-Moto Saloon - November 20th

Upstairs Closet Fashion Show & Tea– November 20th

Hackers Cup: Celebrity Golf Tournament – November 20th to 24th

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: Tickets go on sale - November 21st

Diabetes Month Health Tune Up - November 22nd

St. Andrew's Ball Dance Practice - November 23rd

Thanksgiving Dinner at Lido Restaurant - November 24th to 26th

Denim for Diabetes Day - November 25th

Good Morning Bermuda by Scott Gemmell and Pulp Fiction by Ampah Tivakam-Hubbard – November 25th to January 4th

Caledonian Society of Bermuda's St. Andrew's Ball - November 26th

G&S Opera: Siegfried - November 26th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 26th

Church Service for Diabetes at Holy Trinity Church - November 27th

Riddell's Bay Warwick Vase & Ladies Invitational - November 27th

BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: Tyrannosaur - November 27th

Diabetes Month Health Tune Up - November 29th

Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout - December 2nd

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – December 4th

Taking Care of the Caregiver - December 8th

BMDS Pantomime:  Cinderella - December 8th to 17th

Bermuda Boat Parade - December 10th

G&S Opera: Satyagraha - December 10th

Christmas Day at Lido (Elbow Beach) - December 25th


NYE Parties

New Year's Eve with Dave Bootle (Fairmont Southampton) - December 31st

New Year's Eve at Lido (Elbow Beach)– December 31st

Jimmy Keys' New Year's Eve Dinner & Show (Fairmont Hamilton Princess) - December 31st


Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 7th

2012 Bermuda Marathon Weekend - January 13th to 15th

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts - January 17th to February 26th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 15th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 21st

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 28th




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