Lots going on in Bermuda so let’s just get right down to it:
Bringing a double-meaning to downward dogs, Karmic Pretzel Yoga are doing a special Fundraising Event with the Bermuda SPCA at My Sereni-Tea. The first class is today from 12.15pm until 1pm and the second class is on Thursday from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. Both classes are Vinyasa flow yoga but, while both are good workouts that are ideal for balancing and de-stressing, the Wednesday class will be a more gentle flow than the Thursday evening class. Space is limited and a $20 minimum donation is required for each class. For more information, see their Facebook page here and, to book your spot, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know people in colder climates scoff at us for saying things like this but I’m feeling pretty chilly right now and am already looking forward to Spring! Luckily, there are lots of things to do in Bermuda over the coming months to take my mind off of it. Keep active, keep warm! Apologies to anyone reading this from outside of Bermuda who is now irritated at me and thinking about how they had to dig their car out of snow this morning. I guess you’ll just have to plan your next trip here soon:
Bermuda Department of Tourism are bringing back their Love Month series of events from now until March 3rd. The activities include a Couples’ Golf Tournament at Port Royal Golf Course from 8.30am until noon on Mondays and Thursdays with 50% off green fees. Tuesdays are Champagne and Strawberries Afternoon Affair from 1pm until 3pm. After complimentary access and a guided tour of Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in the Botanical Gardens, you can relax in the Rose Garden and enjoy champagne, chocolate and fruit while listening to a local saxophonist. On Wednesdays, the Love Train City Tour will depart the flagpole at 11am, giving a guided tour of romantic spots in the City of Hamilton until noon. On Thursdays, Dockyard Glassworks will be offering a Demonstration from 2pm until 4pm, with a free gift of a handmade glass-blown heart. There are three separate Friday activities, starting at the flagpole from 11am where Town Crier Ed Christopher will be your tour guide for Shopping in the City, teaching you historical facts and helping you find discounts until noon. The Love Cruise will depart Albuoy’s Point at 2pm on Fridays, taking you on a tour of Hamilton Harbour with musical entertainment and complimentary refreshments before returning at 3.30pm. The final Friday activity is SalsaMania Fridays at Rumbar, from 8.30pm until midnight, featuring choreographed routines, special couples’ instruction, beverages and music. On Saturdays, you are invited to meet at the Town Hall in St. George’s for the Love Tales Walking Tour. From 10.30am, you will learn about Bermuda’s greatest love stories while discovering locally made products, finishing at 11.45pm, just in time for the historical reenactment at 12 noon. Also on Saturdays, you can relax with a drink in Heritage Court at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess and be serenaded by Robert and Jamie from 9pm until midnight. All of these, with the exception of the Couples’ Golf Tournament, are free with no reservations required. Outdoor events are weather dependent so call 292-0023 to confirm.
It’s amazing how quickly the Bermuda Calendar fills up, even at this supposedly quiet time of year. Here’s what coming up over the next few months:
Bermuda National Gallery is currently closed but will be reopening to the public on Friday, January 18th with four new exhibitions. Eyes on the World, in partnership with the Alexia Foundation, is a photojournalistic exhibition focused on social issues. Women Artists in the Bermuda National Gallery Collection will be in the Watlington Room, reflecting diverse expressions and medium from landscape paintings to contemporary sculpture. Impressions of Bermuda: The David L. White Gift to the Bermuda National Gallery will be in the Ondaatje Wing, featuring works by visiting American Impressionist painters in the early 20th century. Meredith Andrews: Portraits of Power will be featured in the lower mezzanine. The BNG Member’s exhibition opening is the evening before on Thursday, January 17th from 5.30pm until 7pm, with opening remarks at 6pm. To RSVP, contact Admin@bng.bm or 295-9428.
Hope the first full working week of 2013 hasn’t been too painful for you so far. Here are some of the latest Bermuda events to keep you out of trouble:
Calling all drama queens (and kings), Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society (BMDS) are currently holding auditions for their next production, Calendar Girls by Tim Firth. The auditions will be held tonight and tomorrow from 6pm at Daylesford Theatre, with callbacks on January 11th and rehearsals starting mid-January. Based on a true story of eleven Women’s Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history. Character Synopsis, Audition Pieces and Full Script are available at http://www.bmds.bm/productions/calendar-girls. For more information, email the producer, Adrienne Hintz, on Portia@northrock.bm. The show itself will run at Earl Cameron Theatre (formerly City Hall Theatre) from April 11th to 20th. I will update with more details when I have them!
**UPDATE** The show will run from April 11th until the 13th and then from April 17th to the 20th. Showtime is at 8pm each night and tickets cost $35. Online bookings can be made from March 23rd and details of BMDS Box Office opening hours are on www.bmds.bm.
I hope you all had lovely NYE celebrations and that 2013 has treated you well so far. This time of year can be fairly quiet but, never fear, there is still plenty to do in Bermuda:
Promising the best in local entertainment, The Chewstick Foundation presents The Story of Chewstick 10th Anniversary Musical on Saturday, January 5th. This fundraising event will be at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts and begins with an opening reception from 7pm, followed by the Musical at 8pm. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $100 for Patrons, $15 for students and are available at the The Chewstick Foundation, Kit & Caboodle or online at www.ptix.bm. Proceeds will benefit The Chewstick Foundation’s youth programs, and community initiatives. For more information, see www.chewstick.org or call 292-2439.