September 12th, 2012

Hi Kids!

I can’t believe how quickly it changed from summer to full-on hurricane season!  Thankfully, Leslie turned out to be a bit of a damp squib after all – here’s hoping we continue to be lucky and get through the rest of the season with no injuries or major damage (and wouldn’t it be nice for the bad weather to hit mid-week instead of at the weekend for once?).  Anyway, lots of Bermuda events coming up – here are the latest:


The Bermuda National Rugby Team have made it through to the next round of the Rugby World Cup Qualifier 2015 and, to raise funds to be able to go and represent Bermuda in the next round, the boys are inviting you to their Bermuda Rugby Pub Quiz tonight in Outback Sports Bar. Registration is from 7.30pm and the quiz starts at 8pm. There will be a variety of prizes and one cash raffle prize and the cost of entry is $15 per head with a maximum of 5 per team.  For more details, contact




Whether you’re already a member or are just interested in attending to learn more about the sport, the Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club (BMRC) Executive Committee will be hosting their General Membership Meeting tonight at BIU Headquarters (in the Liberty Theatre Building) between 7pm and 8pm.  For more details, contact or see



The latest Masterworks Artist in Residence Exhibit will feature Melissa Wishart showcasing her oil paintings  in the Rick Faries Gallery. The official opening will be on Friday, September 14th from 5.30pm until 7pm and the exhibit will run until September 29th.  Entry is free and her artwork will be available for purchase.  In addition, Melissa will be holding two oil painting workshops.  The first is on Friday, September 21st from 10am until 1pm and the second is on Tuesday, September 25th from 10am until 1pm. The cost per workshop is $135 for members and $150 for non-members.


The PartnerRe Art Lecture Series continues at Bermuda National Gallery on Friday, September 14th at 6pm with Dr. Isolde Brielmaier, Chief Curator of Exhibitions at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Dr. Brielmaier’s lecture will be on the topic of The Acts of Looking: Explorations into Contemporary Photography and Video and will examine the innovative work of several prominent contemporary artists and the boundaries they push through their work.  The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Dr. Brielmaier will also host a workshop the following day, Saturday, September 15th from 10am until noon.  The topic will be Spectatorship, Analysis and Active Engagement and aims to engage participants in a hands-on workshop that will analyze how we, as viewers, extract meaning from such dynamic works.  The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.  For further details, contact Lisa Howie at or on 295-9428.

This month’s edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, September 16th. Documentary, Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae will be showing at 3pm, followed by Your Sister’s Sister, 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.




Bermuda National Gallery are hosting a Docent/Gallery Guide Training for Educators on Saturday, September 22nd.  From 10am until 1pm, you can learn more about the current exhibitions and strategies to incorporate art into every classroom.  There is no cost and light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, contact Dany Pen at or 295-9428.



After the success of last year’s Much Ado About Nothing at Victoria Park, the Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS), in collaboration with The City of Hamilton, are hosting another outdoor Shakespeare production.  Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth will be performed at Fort Hamilton and directed by John Zuill. Bleacher seating is on first-come-first-served basis or you can bring your own blanket or compact lawn chair. There will be a bar with wine, beer and sodas before the show and at intermission with theatregoers also having access to Daylesford Theatre after the performance. The show will run from Thursday, September 20th until Saturday, September 29th (no show on September 24th).  In the event of inclement weather, a decision will be made 30 minutes prior to the 8pm curtain. Unused tickets can be exchanged at the box office for another performance or a refund (no refunds available on closing night).  Tickets are $25 and are available online at, at Daylesford Theatre (details of box office availability on their website), or at the gate (cash only) one hour before performances.

Schools To Know invite you to their International Boarding Schools Fair on Wednesday, September 26th and Thursday, September 27th.  Over forty well-known and respected boarding schools from the USA and Canada are coming to the Fairmont Hamilton Princess to share their programme information with you.  Between 4.30pm and 7.30pm on each evening, you can learn what these schools have to offer and representatives will give you details on their programmes, facilities and financial aid opportunities. For more information, contact or see


Bermuda National Gallery are hosting a Photography Workshop for Adults over 18 on Saturday, September 29th from 10am until 1pm.   All equipment and materials are provided and instructor Dany Pen will guide participants through basic camera use and terms, focusing on shutter speed, aperture and color accents, and concluding with a critique of the photographs taken by participants. The cost is $90 for BNG members or $115 for non-members.  Only 8 spaces are available and an application form is available for download from  For more information, contact Dany Pen on 295-9428 or


Who needs Broadway – the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda are saving you the airfare as they are back with their annual October production.  This year’s offering is their version of the award-winning Mel Brooks musical, The Producers, which will run at City Hall Theatre from Thursday, October 4th to Saturday, October 13th (except on the 8th).  Performances will be at 8pm daily with a matinee at 3pm on Sunday, October 7th.  On Opening Night, there will be a complimentary cocktail reception in the foyer.  Tickets are $55 and available now from




Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation (KAF) invite you to their Backyard Bash, a special fundraiser on Saturday, October 6th. From 7pm until midnight, this party will include a complimentary welcome cocktail, canapes and dessert with live music and art, a silent auction, raffle and dancing.  A cash bar and dinner will also be available.  Tickets are $75 and are available from KAF at 542-9000 or  All proceeds will go towards funding student fees for children in need and art supplies.  For more details of KAF’s work, please see



The 2012 Community Education Brochure has been published on their website at As always, there is a great variety of courses, including art, dance, languages, cooking and more, so if you feel like trying something new, this is a great place to start!





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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

Death by Disco – June 28th to November 1st

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

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre Free Health Talk on Gynaecologic Cancer – September 6th

Introduction to Medicinal Herbs and Plants in Bermuda – starts September 8th

Bermuda Nights at Barr’s Bay Park – September 8th

Celebrating Wellness – September 12th

Bermuda .NET User Group: Developing for iOS with Objective-C – September 12th

Bermuda Rugby Pub Quiz – September 12th

Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club (BMRC) General Membership Meeting – September 12th

My Sereni-Tea Women’s Healing Circle – starts September 13th

Pembroke Rotary Club Cocktail Party – September 13th

The Family Centre’s Beach Bash – September 14th

Masterworks Artist in Residence Exhibit: Melissa Wishart – September 14th

PartnerRe Art Lecture Series – The Acts of Looking: Explorations into Contemporary Photography and Video – September 14th

Jamaican Association (Bermuda) Annual Independence Cruise – September 15th

1st Nelson Bascome Focus Trophy Football Match – September 15th

Bermuda National Gallery Workshop: Spectatorship, Analysis and Active Engagement – September 15th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 16th

Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series – Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae and Your Sister’s Sister – September 16th

BMDS Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth – September 20th to 29th

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

Melissa Wishart Oil Painting Workshop – September 21st

Bermuda Nights at Barr’s Bay Park – September 22nd

5th Annual Virgo Birthday Bash: I Did It My Way – September 22nd

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Pétanque Tournament – September 22nd

Bermuda National Gallery: Docent/Gallery Guide Training for Educators – September 22nd

Let’s Move Day – September 23rd

Melissa Wishart Oil Painting Workshop – September 25th

Schools To Know International Boarding Schools Fair – September 26th and 27th

BEPRO Glow in the Dark Beach Volleyball, BBQ and Bonfire – September 29th

Bermuda National Gallery: Photography Workshop for Adults – September 29th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 30th

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: The Producers – October 4th to 13th

Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation (KAF) Backyard Bash – October 6th

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


Enoy the rest of the week!



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