April 5th, 2013

Happy Friday Troops!


Just a quickie before the weekend:


Fairmont Hamilton Princess Happy Hour (495x640)

An old favourite has returned for the summer as the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Happy Hour is back tonight, Friday, April 5th.  As usual, this will run from 5pm until 9pm on the patio, overlooking the harbour with drink specials, a BBQ, music and giveaways.






Bermuda Society of Arts

First up, a there are four new exhibits opening tonight, Friday, April 5th at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall. In the Onions Gallery, there will be an exhibition of work produced by the students of Bermuda College Art Courses. The Edinburgh Gallery is exhibiting a BSoA Showcase – Works in Progress, a sample of work produced during the many classes, workshops and drawing sessions held in the gallery.  Studio A will have woodwork and art on show, created by the members of De Boys Day Out Club, under the instruction of Milton Hill, while Studio B is exhibiting Fayelle Wharton Bush – The Nature of Design, a study of the beautiful botanical world of Bermuda in print. The official opening reception will be from 5pm until 7pm with the usual wine, beer and soda with cheese and crackers provided. All exhibits will run until April 24th.


Bermuda Docs April

The April edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, April 7th with the documentary The Loving Story, showing at 3pm, followed by The Central Park Five at 5.15pm. More details on the films can be found at www.BermudaDocs.com. Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 294-0204.





Jonah Jones and Chris Marson

As part of their Artist in the Garden Series, Masterworks are hosting a special exhibit opening reception on Friday, April 12th from 5.30pm until 7pm.  A decade after their first two-man show, Bermudian artists, Jonah Jones and Chris Marson will showcase their oil paintings. Ten years On will be the sixth show they have held together since 2003 and will run until May 1st.  Full details can be found on www.bermudamasterworks.com.




Vegetarian Society Nature Walk

The Vegetarian Society will be hosting a pre-Earth Day Nature Walk on Sunday, April 21st.   From 2pm until 4pm, you can enjoy the outdoors while learning about Bermuda’s medicinal plants and more from Sonia Bremar.  The walk will start at Palmetto Park (opposite the PTB headquarters) and parking is also available there.  This event is free and all are welcome.




Harbour Nights

Another Bermuda institution will soon be back for the summer season with the return of Harbour Nights on Wednesday, May 1st. This will be in the usual time-slot from 7pm until 10pm and will continue up until August 28th. Most of you are very familiar with  it but for any newbies or tourists reading this, every Wednesday of the summer months, Front Street is closed to traffic and instead is filled with vendor stalls with various arts and crafts, al fresco dining, late night shopping until 9pm and live music and entertainment.  This year’s offering has been rejuvenated and expanded and will now be in a loop from the Flag Pole along Front Street, up Queen Street, to Reid Street, along to Burnaby Hill and then back down to the Flag Pole.  There will also be more of an emphasis on keeping it local, with Bermuda-made items for sale and a weekly showcase of the Tradition Bearers who keep Bermuda heritage alive.  There will also be more intimate busker-style entertainment along the route instead of the main stage at the Flag Pole.  The aim is to create a  traditional authentic cultural experience that both tourists and locals can enjoy.


Destination Dockyard2

Destination Dockyard is returning on Monday nights between May 6th and September 2nd! This street festival will be staged on the North Lawn and around the Clocktower Mall, and will focus on our diverse local talent, combined with the element of competition, exciting prizes, family and youth engagement and unique shopping opportunities. From 7pm until 10pm, there will be a variety of live entertainment with the opportunity to vote for your favourite band, dance troupe, Gombey troupe, choir, songwriter, Majorette, etc. Local bar operators and food vendors will be on-hand to keep you well fed and watered and other vendors will have Bermudian items for sale. The event designed to fit in with the ferry schedule timing for a return journey to Hamilton. For more information, contact Joanna Cranfield on jcranfield@wedco.bm.

Youth Camera Action

Know a student aged between 11 and 14 who is interested in photography? Bermuda National Gallery are now accepting applications for their Youth Camera Action (YCA) Summer 2013 programme. YCA is a subsidised photography programme (sponsored by BTC) and instructors will help students learn the basic principles of composition and photography while developing a portfolio of images. Classes begin the week of July 1st, ending the week of August 31st and will be held at the Bermuda National Gallery, with field trips included. Students can sign up for one week and classes run from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday.  The cost is $125 for BNG Family Members or $165 for non-members. All cameras and supplies are included. For more information, contact Dany Pen at education@bng.bm or 295-9428. The application form is available here.




Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until August 31st

Eyes on the World Exhibit

Women Artists in the Bermuda National Gallery Collection

Impressions of Bermuda: The David L. White Gift to the Bermuda National Gallery

Meredith Andrews: Portraits of Power Exhibit

Drawing with Light: Photography in Bermuda Exhibit at Masterworks – until September 1st

Food & Drink Exhibition by William J. Gringley at Common Ground – February 14th to May 8th

The Art of Craft IV – March 10th to April 5th

Artist in the Garden Series at Masterworks: Valerie Brown Exhibit – March 22nd to April 10th

Spring Art and Activity Camp – April 1st to 5th

Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club’s Junior Sailing Easter Break Clinic – April 1st to 5th

BHI Hospitality Month (Central and City) – April 1st to 7th

Beau Rivage 5 Year Birthday Celebration – April 1st to 30th

Tomorrow’s Voices Eat! Shop! Give! – April 1st to 30th

Will Black Returns to Hog Penny – April 5th

**NEW  Fairmont Hamilton Princess Happy Hour – starts April 5th

**NEW  Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – April 5th to April 24th

Onions Gallery: Bermuda College Art Show

Edinburgh Gallery: BSoA Showcase – Works in Progress

Studio A: Milton Hill Presents – De Boys Day Out Club

Studio B: Fayelle Bush – The Nature of Design

Fiesta Latinoamericana – April 6th

Adults: Seasonal Floral Design (Spring) – April 6th

Sandys 360 Family Fun & Fitness Festival – April 6th

Grand Opening of LimeLight Lounge – April 6th

Pirates of Bermuda – April 6th

The Wheels of Life: How to Know Your Chakras in a Whole New Way – April 6th and 7th

Bermuda Karate Institute’s 31st Bermuda Open Karate Championships & Wellness Show – April 7th

Olde Towne Market in St. George’s restarts – April 7th

**NEW Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: The Loving Story and The Central Park Five – April 7th

Models’ Boot Camp and Finishing School Spring Break Workshops – April 8th to 11th

Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club’s Junior Sailing Easter Break Clinic – April 8th to 12th

BHI Hospitality Month (East End) – April 8th to 14th

Capital G Private Wealth Conference – April 11th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Calendar Girls – April 11th to 20th

Champagne & Chocolate Tasting – April 12th

Bermuda International Film Festival – April 12th to 18th

**NEW  Artist in the Garden Exhibit at Masterworks – Ten Years On: Jonah Jones and Chris Marson – April 12th to May 1st

Holistic Fair at My Sereni-Tea – April 13th

Bermuda Cricket Board’s 2013 Youth Leagues – starts April 13th

Family Centre’s Cycle For Change – April 13th

Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club Junior Spring Sailing Programme – April 15th

BHI Hospitality Month (Sound & Shore) – April 15th to 21st

Melange Charity Male Waxing Fundraising Event – April 17th

Inspire Bermuda’s Empowering You Workshop (Part One) – April 17th

75th Annual Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition (Ag Show) – April 18th to 20th

G&S Opera: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini – April 20th

Mariners RFC Annual Mad Hatter’s Party – April 20th

Pre-Natal Yoga at the Yoga Centre – starts April 20th

Flowers for Kids: Celebrating Spring, the Magic of a New Season – April 20th

Middle School Dance – April 20th

BHI Hospitality Month (West End) – April 22nd to 28th

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 24th

City Art Festival Artist Competition and Exhibition – April 24th to May 14th

Art in the Dark – April 26th

Art in the Park – April 27th

Bermuda School of Music: 16th Annual Some Enchanted Evening – April 27th

Urban Foot Race – April 28th

**NEW  Harbour Nights – starts May 1st

G&S Opera: Handel’s Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar) – May 4th

Adults: Table Centrepieces: Flower Arranging for Everyone – May 4th

Catlin End-to-End – May 4th

Historical Re-enactments in Dockyard – begins May 6th

**NEW  Destination Dockyard – begins May 6th

Famous for Fifteen Minutes Auditions – May 10th and 11th

Sir Stanley Burgess 5K – May 12th

Screenwriting in Paradise: International Screenwriting Workshop – May 13th to May 18th

The Big Chill at Seabreeze Lounge – starts May 17th

Flowers for Kids: Fun with my Mum – May 18th

The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches – starts May 26th

Adults: Today’s Floristry: The Handtied Technique – June 1st

Whisky Training and Tasting Sessions with Dewar’s Global Brand Ambassador – June 11th to 14th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Famous for Fifteen Minutes – June 13th to 15th

Pre-Highland Games Happy Hour and Ceilidh at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess – June 14th

2nd Annual Bermuda Highland Games – June 15th

Adults: Fun with the Girls Floral Workshop – June 15th

Adults: Make the Most of a Vase: Contemporary Floral Design – June 29th

Models’ Boot Camp and Finishing School Summer Camp – starts July 1st

**NEW Youth Camera Action Programme – weekly slots from July 1st to August 31st

Bermuda NatWest Island Games XV – July 13th to 19th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Famous for Fifteen Minutes – June 19th to 22nd

6th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament – August 23rd to 25th

2nd Annual Lennon Bermuda Peace Day Concert – September 21st

Royal Challenge – October 12th

2014 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 17th to 19th



I love how much more multimedia Bermuda is becoming.  Here is the latest example from Beau Rivage




Enjoy the weekend!




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