May 8th, 2013
Morning Ladies and Gents!
Hope you’re all having a great week so far. Quick reminder that tomorrow is the last chance to buy tickets for Nothing to Chew in Bermuda, an awesome dinner event with a tapas feast and cocktail pairing – don’t leave it too late to get your ticket!
As mentioned previously, Dockyard are offering a free Historical Re-Enactment every weekday except Thursday. Immediately after the Re-enactment, there will now be a free Walking Tour of Dockyard as well, starting in the Victualling Yard at 9.50am and ending at the anchor fountain at 10.30am. The tour will run until October 11th and promises to bring the rich history of Dockyard to life covering food supply, ship repair and defence of Bermuda as well as information about the slave and convict labour that created the architectural masterpieces that surround the complex.
Bermuda Basketball Association’s CellOne Elite City League 2013 started on Saturday and the next games will be on Wednesday, May 8th at 6.30pm with Storm vs Fort Knox Panthers followed at 7.45pm by the Bluebirds vs Robin Hood Warriors. Future games will be on Saturday, May 11th (Outback Outlaws vs Trinity Sound Lions at 7.30pm and Fort Knox Panthers vs. Bluebirds at 8.45pm), Wednesday, May 15th (Trinity Sound Lions vs Storm at 6.30pm and Robin Hood Warriors vs Outback Outlaws at 7.45pm), Saturday, May 18th (Trinity Sound Lions vs Fort Knox Panthers at 7.30pm and Outback Outlaws vs Bluebirds at 8.45pm), Wednesday, May 22nd (Fort Knox Panthers vs Outback Outlaws at 6.30pm and Storm vs Robin Hood Warriors at 7.45pm), Wednesday, May 29th (Robin Hood Warriors vs Trinity Sound Lions at 6.30pm and Bluebirds vs Storm at 7.45pm), Saturday, June 1st (Outback Outlaws vs Storm at 7.30pm and Bluebirds vs Trinity Sound Lions at 7.30pm) and the last before the mid-season break is on Wednesday, June 5th (Storm vs Outback Outlaws at 6.30pm). On Saturday, June 8th, there will be a special exhibition game with Rookies vs Sophomores at 7.30pm followed by a special all-star game at 8.15pm. For more details, visit www.bermudabasketball.org.
Cinco de Mayo may be officially over but there’s no reason not to keep celebrating unofficially! City Hall invite you to Tales of Cocktails: Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour on Thursday, May 9th. Whether you’re interested in corporate networking, casual socializing or just a little cocktail experimenting, from 5pm until 8pm, you can enjoy music by VIBE 103 dJs, Cinco de Mayo themed cocktailsh, a pinata filled with surprises, a bucking bronco, and business card draws for prizes. There is no cover charge so you just have to purchase drink tickets on the night.
The City of Hamilton will also be hosting Fashion Night Out on Thursday, May 9th. As well as Hamilton’s most fashionable retailers, showcasing the season’s latest trends, you can also enjoy cocktails, wine tastings and many other in-store promotions and discounts from 5pm until 9pm. For a complete list of participating stores, please visit the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.
Do you enjoy going to lectures and events where ideas are shared but hate when the speakers waffle on for far too long? There will be no such worry at the 3rd edition of PechaKucha Night Bermuda on Thursday, May 9th at Vasco de Gama Club. PechaKucha Nights were started in Japan and have a 20×20 presentation format where each speaker shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Since there is no pausing or going back, speakers have no choice but to keep to their allotted time. The next speakers include Julia van Beelan (Architect), Chris Worboys (Renewable Energy Graduate), Ian MacDonald-Smith (Photographer), Geoffrey Gardener (Trustee), Krys Robinson-Assan (Writer/Contemporarian), Philip Seaman (Architectural Technologist), Rene Hill (Fashion Designer) and Choy Aming (Marine Biologist). Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 6.30pm. Admission is free, although donations are welcome. For more information, see their Facebook Page here.
Bermuda National Library is hosting a book launch, reading and discussion on Healing History: Reflections on Race and Forgiveness in Prose and Poetry by Melodye Micere Van Putten on Friday, May 10th. The reception and reading will be at 6pm and the discussion and G&A will follow from 6.45pm until 8pm. The book will be on sale for $20 and the event itself is free. For more information, contact email@example.com.
A great opportunity to purchase orchids, Bermuda roses, bird of paradise, frangipani and some unusual plants will be on Saturday, May 11th as the Garden Club of Bermuda is hosting a Plant Sale. This will be held in the JJ Outerbridge Building in the Botanical Gardens from 9am until 1pm. For more details, visit www.gardenclubbermuda.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Star Pack in association with BAA are providing a fun, safe place for young people in P6 to M3 to hang out in a club-style venue. Their Middle School Dance will be at the BAA Clubhouse on Saturday, May 11th from 9pm to 1am and will be fully chaperoned by responsible adults. Admission is $10, which includes finger foods and music provided by DJ Sugar’z, and sodas will cost $2 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Theresa on 737-2581, 29F1BACC or email@example.com.
Cosmopolitan Nightclub will be the venue for Soca Chutney Fete on Saturday, May 11th. From 10pm until 3am, D’General will be playing the best of soca/hip hop/reggae and more. All attire is welcome but there will be saree and kurta best dressed prizes. Tickets are $30 in advance, more on the door, and are available from Kit ‘n’ Caboodle or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next of the Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series will be Writing from the Rock: Bermudian Literature Begins on Wednesday, May 15th at 6pm at Bermuda College Library, Stonington Campus. The speaker for the evening will be Angela Barry, Author and Bermuda College Lecturer and this event is free to the public. For more details, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or email@example.com.
The Beating of the Retreat Ceremony is a musical display which stems back to the 17th century when the soldiers stationed on the island were called back to the garrisons at nightfall. The Band and Corps of Drum of the Bermuda Regiment and the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band begin the display at 8.30pm sharp before the general public and an invited Guest of Honour. The Ceremony takes place throughout the island in the summer months and will take place in the Royal Naval Dockyard on Mondays, May 20th, June 10th and again on September 16th, at Harbour Nights in Hamilton on Wednesdays, May 15th, June 19th, June 24th and September 25th, and in St. George’s on Wednesday, July 10th.
Starting Saturday, May 11th, the Yoga Centre on Victoria Street is offering 6-week courses for yoga newbies. The courses promise to help you rediscover your body, how it works and what you can do with it by focusing on postures, alignment, breathing and relaxation. Beginner’s Yoga I will be offered on Thursdays from May 16th from 5.30pm until 7pm and the Beginners II course will be on Tuesdays from May 21st from 5.30pm until 7pm or on Saturdays from May 25th from 3pm until 4.30pm. The Pre-Natal course is on Saturdays from May 11th from 8am until 9.20am. Each course costs $130 and you can register by contacting 295-7525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan Harlan, Stanley Kubrick’s long time producer, collaborator, and brother-in-law is on island to teach the Screenwriting in Paradise Workshop and has agreed to host a one-time screening of the documentary he directed about Kubrick with a Q&A session afterwards on Thursday, May 16th. Kubrick: A Life in Pictures will be shown in the Bermuda College North Hall Room G301 at 6pm and explores the career and life of Stanley Kubrick through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. Fans of Kubrick classics such as The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange or Eyes Wide Shut will be able to find out how they were inspired and how they were made. Tickets are $20, available from www.pTix.bm and all ticket proceeds go to support scholarships for the Screenwriting in Paradise Workshop.
It’s usually the last Saturday of the month but Super Saturday at Masterworks is a little early for May as it will be on Saturday, May 18th due to the Bermuda Day holiday! Each month has a different theme and this one will be Under the Sea, where families can participate in free themed arts and craft activities from 10am until 2pm. There is no need to register so you can just turn up on the day. Full details can be found at www.bermudamasterworks.com.
A chance to set your inner bard free as the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and the Bermuda National Library in collaboration with Bermuda Library independent Poets (BLiP) present the 7th International Festival of Poetry: The Word in the World on Saturday, May 18th. From 4pm until 6pm in Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville), you can expect readings by BLiP poets, ChewSLAM and open mic. This event is free to the public. For more information, contact the Bermuda National Library on 295-3104 or the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs on 292-1681.
Reality star Natalie Nunn will be celebrating the launch of her new show Bad Girls All Star Battle at Cosmopolitan Nightclub on Saturday, May 18th. Rusty G and Supatone will be providing the music from 10pm until 3am and tickets are $20, or $50 for VIPs, and are available from Guilty Pleasures and Kit n Caboodle. VIP tickets include access to the VIP Lounge, free jell-o shots and complimentary wine from 10pm until 11.30pm. The first 20 ladies that buys regular tickets will automatically be upgraded to VIP.
Young ladies and their dolls are invited to the 4th Annual Sarah Catherine Tea Party which will take place in the St. George’s Historical Society Museum Garden on Sunday, May 19th. This is for girls aged between 7 and 11 and from 3pm until 5pm, they can enjoy afternoon tea while learning about Bermuda heritage from Sarah Catherine, a girl who lived in the 1600s . Tickets are $15 and available from Trudy Snaith at 505-8358 or email@example.com.
The Bermuda Alliance for Sargasso Sea (BASS) are hosting a special World Oceans Day Cocktail Party on Friday, May 31st. This will be at Bacardi HQ at 65 Pitts Bay Road from 5.30pm until 7.30pm and will highlight the work of Bermuda’s environmental, education, research, and conservation organizations. Representatives from these groups will be on hand to talk about their efforts and share novel ideas for how we can work together to protect the ocean. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $25. and all proceeds will be directly to BASS. Guests must be registered in advance to attend and you can secure your spot by contacting Pamela.Amaral@bios.edu.
If you have a story to tell then the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs may want to hear from you as they are currently seeking original, previously unpublished works for the Bermuda Anthology of Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction from authors who are Bermudian or Bermuda residents. Writers may submit more than one piece, but each one must meet the submission guidelines and if selected, you must be available to participate in any requested revisions and editing of your story for publication in the Anthology. All submissions will be reviewed by an independent agent for literary merit and all decisions by the agent regarding inclusion in the anthology are final. Submission guidelines state that the work must be typed, single-sided, double spaced, and be no more than 4000 words, with the first page including the title of your story, the author’s name, and contact information including email address. Submissions should also include a signed copy of a release form authorising publication. Release forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org, www.communityandculture.bm, or collected from their offices at 58 Court Street, 4th Floor. Each writer’s work will be credited with a byline and a short bio, and each author will receive one free copy of the Anthology. All submissions are due by Wednesday, June 19th and they can be emailed to Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on email@example.com or delivered to Bermuda Anthology c/o Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson, Dept. of Community & Cultural Affairs, #58 Court Street, 4th Floor, Hamilton HM 12. For more information, contact 292-1681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Miss Bermuda Pageant is back and reigning queen Rochelle Minors will crown her successor on Sunday, June 23rd at the Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre in the Fairmont Southampton. Doors open at 7pm, the show begins 8pm and the seating arrangements are at tables with drink service for Patrons and theatre-style for everyone else. Tickets are $65 for general admission, $85 for Gold, $105 for Patrons and are available from www.bdatix.com. Tickets sold at the door, subject to availability, will be $10 more.
Whether you’re of Caribbean descent, or just enjoy the food and music from that part of the world, you won’t want to miss the West Indian Association (Bermuda)’s Dine & Dance Around D Caribbean party on Saturday, June 29th at the Bermuda College Cafetorium and Courtyard. This event will include a cash bar, multiple food stations, tasters from 7pm until 9.30pm, followed by dancing to music from DJ LaMontagne until 1am. Tickets are $35 and are available from all members of the WIA Executive Committee or from email@example.com.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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
City Art Festival Artist Competition and Exhibition – April 24th to May 14th
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts - April 26th to May 14th
Onions Gallery and Studio A: Heritage Month: Sights, Sounds and Colours of Bermuda
Edinburgh Gallery: Art and Me
Studio B: Janet Carew
Summer Island BBQ at Beau Rivage – starts May 8th
**NEW Tales of Cocktails: Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour – May 9th
**NEW Fashion Night Out – May 9th
**NEW PechaKucha Night – May 9th
Candle-Lite: Love’s Takin’ Over Exhibition by K. LaVonne at Common Ground – May 9th to September
**NEW Healing History: Book Launch, Reading and Discussion – May 10th
16th Annual In Motion Dance Showcase, And The Award Goes To… – May 10th to 12th
2013 Heritage Month Bookathon - May 11th
MAMA Summer Fair – May 11th
Trailer Trash Party – May 11th
Bermuda Folk Club Open Mic Night – May 11th
**NEW Pre-Natal Yoga Course at the Yoga Centre – starts May 11th
**NEW Garden Club of Bermuda Plant Sale – May 11th
**NEW Middle School Dance – May 11th
**NEW Soca Chutney Fete – May 11th
Sir Stanley Burgess 5K – May 12th
Mother’s Day Brunch at The Reefs – May 12th
Nutrifit Evening Course starts – May 13th
Screenwriting in Paradise: International Screenwriting Workshop – May 13th to May 18th
Ocean Echo’s International Buffet - starts May 14th
**NEW Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Harbour Nights – May 15th
16th Annual In Motion Dance Showcase, And The Award Goes To… - 15th to 18th
**NEW Beginner’s Yoga I Course at the Yoga Centre – starts May 16th
**NEW Kubrick: A Life in Pictures – May 16th
The Big Chill at Seabreeze Lounge – starts May 17th
Flowers for Kids: Fun with my Mum – May 18th
2013 Heritage Month Bookathon - May 18th
Somersfield Academy Annual Spring Fair – May 18th
**NEW Bad Girls Club All Star Battle Launch Party – May 18th
**NEW Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Under The Sea – May 18th
**NEW 7th International Festival of Poetry: The Word in the World – May 18th
**NEW 4th Annual Sarah Catherine Tea Party – May 19th
**NEW Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Royal Naval Dockyard – May 20th
B.A.R.U. presents I For An I – May 21st
**NEW Beginner’s Yoga II Course at the Yoga Centre – starts May 21st
UberVida First Summer Rave – May 24th
VIBE 103 Kick Off The Summer Party – May 24th
2013 Heritage Month Bookathon - May 25th
The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches – starts May 26th
Nellie Musson Music Festival – May 26th
The Gina Love Show – May 30th to June 1st
10th Annual Guitar Festival – May 30th to June 2nd
**NEW World Oceans Day Cocktail Party – May 31st
PURE : The 4th Annual All White Party – June 7th
Wet & Wild Party – June 8th
Tokio Millennium 2013 Sprint Triathlon – June 9th
**NEW Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Royal Naval Dockyard - June 10th
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
2nd Annual Bermuda Highland Games – June 15th
Adults: Fun with the Girls Floral Workshop – June 15th
Capital G 25th Annual Iron Kids Triathlon – June 15th
**NEW Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Harbour Nights - June 19th
**NEW Bermuda Anthology of Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction Submission Deadline – June 19th
**NEW Miss Bermuda Pageant – June 23rd
**NEW West Indian Association (Bermuda)’s Dine & Dance Around D Caribbean – June 29th
Models’ Boot Camp and Finishing School Summer Camp – starts July 1st
International Fitness Pros Summer Sport Performance Camp – weekly slots from July 1st to August 16th
Youth Camera Action Programme – weekly slots from July 1st to August 31st
Bermuda Glee Show – July 7th
**NEW Beating of the Retreat Ceremony in St. George’s - July 10th
Bermuda NatWest Island Games XV – July 13th to 19th
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Famous for Fifteen Minutes – June 19th to 22nd
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society – Summer Shakespeare: All’s Well That Ends Well – July 19th and 20th
**NEW Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Harbour Nights - July 24th
6th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament – August 23rd to 25th
**NEW Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Royal Naval Dockyard - September 16th
2nd Annual Lennon Bermuda Peace Day Concert – September 21st
**NEW Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Harbour Nights - September 25th
British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 25th and 26th
Royal Challenge – October 12th
There is a lot of random stuff, especially involving cats, on the internet but I think this one might the most random thing I have found so far:
Enjoy the rest of the week!