August 15th, 2012

Hi Kids!


Big news – there is a fancy new NTDIB website coming very soon!  I’m sure you’re all very excited but do try and restrain yourselves somehow..  In the meantime, I’ve been experimenting a little with the old one so that now the flyers show up right in the post – just click on them to enlarge.  All (constructive) feedback is very welcome:


The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda is hosting Speak Out: An Open Forum on Friday, August 17th from noon until 2pm at Queen Elizabeth Park (the park formerly known as Par-la-Ville Park).  The Alliance is a collective of people concerned with the lack of space given to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) people in Bermuda to speak out, especially in discussions directly affecting their own rights. This is their first open forum and it aims to provide safer spaces for LGBTQ people and their allies to express themselves and also giving people the chance to tell their stories, show their support for the LGBTQ community and to simply come and listen. All are welcome, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. If you are interested in expressing yourself (can be through speech or song) or volunteering at this event, you can message them at or send a Facebook messagehere’s the flyer!



Tomorrow’s Voices Bermuda Autism Early Intervention Centre, who provide Applied Behaviour Analysis therapy to children on the autism spectrum, are hosting a special fundraiser this Friday, August 17th.  I have a feeling that this one is going to make a lot of ladies very happy, as this will take the form of the Bermuda Premier Screening of Magic Mike! There are two different screenings, both at Speciality Cinema, with the premier parties beforehand. One will start right at 5.15pm, with the film at 6.15pm, and the other will start at 8.30pm, will the film screening at 9.30pm. The ticket price includes the movie/party ticket, complimentary drinks and nibbles, and a special pre-show featuring Bermuda Magic Mikes and other pre-show treats.  As if there isn’t enough beefiness included in this event, the after-party will be at Lemon Tree’s Cow in the Park Party, where special drink prices will be on offer to anyone wearing their Magic Mike wristband.  Tickets are $50 and on sale at Secrets and Demco Florists.  All proceeds will benefit Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre so it’s a good excuse to round up the girls for a good cause – here’s the flyer!


This month’s edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, August 19th. Documentary, Milking The Rhino will be showing at 3pm, followed by Take This Waltz, 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!




What could be better than hanging out with your Best Bear Buddy on a Summer’s day?  CV Cafe and Sweet Saak Bakery are hosting a Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Saturday, August 25th from 11am until 1pm.  Under-7s are invited to bring their teddy,  a blanket or chair to sit on and their favourite bear book to the picnic, where they can enjoy kiddie music and storytelling.  The event is free with food from a special kid-friendly menu available for purchase and a small charge for any children who want their face painted – here’s the flyer!



This year’s DanceSations Annual Dance Showcase will not just include some of Bermuda’s most talented young dancers but will also include performances by Smooth Lue of Bermuda Magic. There will be two shows on Saturday, August 25th, at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $20 and available from More information on Dancesations can be found on their website at – here’s the flyer!




TROIKA Bermuda are continuing with their mission to keep the drama on-stage, by giving young people the opportunity to get involved in dramatic art, song and dance,  and will be bringing their latest production, Work in Progress #4: Once on this Island, to the stage at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts.  This show will be their first musical production and is a highly original theatrical Caribbean adaptation of The Little Mermaid.  The show garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run (including Best Musical, Book and Score) and is family-friendly, although not suitable for newborns.  Directed by Steven Huntsman with choreography by Eric Bean Jr., the show will run from Thursday, August 23rd until Saturday, August 25th, with doors opening at 7.30pm and the show beginning at 8pm.  Tickets are $30 in advance from, $40 on the door, $25 for students, $50 for Bronze Donors, $100 for Gold Donors and $150 for Platinum Donors – here’s the flyer!


Cambridge Beaches are offering a Reiki Level 1 Workshop on Saturday, August 25th from 9am until 6pm. The workshop will include the history of Reiki, meditation to find your inner healer, how to explore your Chakras, receive Reiki Level 1 attunement, how to cleanse your aura and how to give a full Reiki treatment. The cost is $295. For more information, or to register, contact Bianca on 300-0505 or email – here’s the flyer!





A little more advanced that the bucket-and-spade castles that I create but the Bermuda Department of Tourism presents the 17th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition on Saturday, September 1st. This will be at the usual location of beautiful Horseshoe Bay. Sculpting begins at 10am and finishes at 4pm, followed by judging and an awards presentation. Available categories, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, are Families, Children 12 and Under, Teenagers 13 – 19, Open, Company/Organisation and Tourist. Admission is free for both spectators and participants, however you will need to submit an entry form (here it is) to participate – contact if interested – spaces are limited!


The good people of St. George’s are giving us more Buy Bermuda options at Art on the Town on the first Sunday of every month (raindate of the following Sunday).  The next one is on September 2nd and, from 11am until 3pm, local arts-and-crafters will be showcasing their work outside of CV Cafe off Water Street (downstairs from the main bus stop).  This is the only handmade arts and crafts fair in Bermuda where all of their members make/design their work in Bermuda and includes handmade toys, jewellery, clothing, linens, bottled preserves, photographs, books, watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, crochet items, handmade cards and gifts and more.  There is no entrance fee and no fee to join as a vendor. If interested in signing up to participate, email or sign up at their Facebook Grou – here’s the flyer!


There are only 132 days until Christmas but for The Garden Club of Bermuda that isn’t soon enough!  As part of the Bermuda Homes and Gardens programme, the Garden Club presents Christmas in November on Saturday, November 17th from 10am until 4pm.  This event will give you the opportunity to visit Orange Valley, a historical Bermuda home built in 1802 and reputed to be Bermuda’s most haunted house.  The house will be decorated for Christmas by the Garden Club’s award-winning floral artists, with Christmas crafts, home baking and plants for sale, pony rides for the children and much more.  Tickets are available on the day and cost $20 for adults, $10 for 10 to 18 year olds and free for under-10s.  All proceeds to benefit the Garden Club Scholarship Fund.  For more information, contact Joy Nash at – here’s the flyer!



Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Bermuda Art – June 15th to November 24th

BSoA: Through a Child’s Eye by Tricia Walters – July 27th to August 15th

BSoA: Emerging Artists 2012 – July 27th to August 15th

Sandys 360 Summer Academy & Camp – June 28th to August 31st

Death by Disco – June 28th to November 1st

Sandys 360 Aquatics Camp – July 2nd to August 31st

The Improvised Comedy Cup Match 2012 – St Gorgeous vs. Some R Phat – August 16th

One Love: A Tribute to Tamell Simons – August 17th to September 6th

Cow in the Park Party at Lemon Tree – August 17th

Robin Hood FC Booze Cruise – August 17th

Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda – Speak Out: An Open Forum – August 17th

Tomorrow’s Voices: Bermuda Premier Screening of Magic Mike – August 17th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – August 19th

Bermuda Anglers Club Annual Junior Fishing Tournament – August 19th

Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Milking the Rhino and Take This Waltz – August 19th

JB Youth Soccer Camp – August 20th to 31st

Bermuda Civic Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet – August 22nd to 25th

TROIKA Work in Progress #4: Once on this Island – August 23rd

Community Family Movie Nights: Courageous – August 24th

First Annual Dockyard Art Festival – August 25th

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – August 25th

DanceSations Annual Dance Showcase 2012 – August 25th

Cambridge Beaches Reiki Level 1 Workshop – August 25th

Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club Movie Night on the Green – August 31st

Moonlight Movie Series: The Pirates! Band of Misfits and Think Like A Man – August 31st

Moonlight Movie Series: Journey 2 and The Hunger Games – September 1st

Bermuda Department of Tourism 17th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 1st

Summer Sundays in the Park: Island Vibes – September 2nd

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 2nd

Art on the Town – September 2nd

>Jazz Caravan at the Leopards Club: Giant Steps – September 9th

The Family Centre’s Beach Bash – September 14th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 16th

Bermuda Summer of Love: John Lennon Tribute (Concert, Book Launch and Double CD Release) – September 21st

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 30th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 14th

Mount Saint Agnes Academy (MSA) Bazaar: Nursery Rhymes – October 19th and 20th

Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2012 Bermuda Dog Shows – October 20th to 21st

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 28th

Garden Club of Bermuda presents Christmas in November – November 17th



Enjoy the downwards slope to the weekend!



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