August 21st, 2013

Morning Troops!


Hope you’re all having a good week so far!  Fall is just around the corner so you can expect the Bermuda events calendar to start exploding now that the beach and BBQ days are coming to an end.  Here’s the latest rundown of what’s coming up:

Caregiver Seminar

If you employ a caregiver to look after a loved one, then you will be interested to hear about the seminar that Care@Home Services are hosting on Thurday, August 22nd.  You, Your Caregiver & The Employment Act is open to all employers, caregivers and care agents and will be held at the Visitors Centre in the Botanical Gardens at 6pm.  The speaker will be Candy Lee Foggo, Labour Relations Officer from the Department of Labour Relations and Workforce Development.  This event is free to attend, although spaces are limited.  To secure your spot, RSVP to Kelly at or 295-2273.




The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) are bringing back their annual TrashArt Show, Litter-Arti 2013.  BSoA have invited artists to stretch their imagination and address the concept of reuse and recycling discarded trash which endangers our fragile Island environment. Entries are welcome from schools, art camps and individual artists, and the deadline to bring in your work is 4pm on Wednesday, August 28th.  Here is the entry form.   To coincide with this, BSoA are also hosting a family-orientated workshop run by KBB on Saturday, August 24th.  From 10am until noon, you will learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle by creating beautiful works of art.   The workshop is free but you will have to register using the form here.  The opening reception of the show at BSoA will be on Friday, August 30th.   For more details, contact or 292-3824.

BFAB Poster Contest

If you are a junior artist aged between 6 and 17, then you are invited to participate in the Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau’s 21st Anniversary Celebration Poster Art Competition.  Use your creativity and your favourite medium, whether it be paint, pencil or charcoal, to create a poster on the theme, The Importance of Neutering Cats, and not only could you be in with a chance to win great prizes from DNA Creative Shoppe, but your art may be on display in the Edinburgh Gallery at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA).  The entry deadline is 3.30pm, on August 28th.  The entry fee is a bag of Whiska’s dry food, any size, which  will be donated to feeding stations around the island.  Entries are accepted at Dunkley’s Dairy on Vesey Street in Devonshire and will also be accepted on August 28th only at BSoA on the 3rd Floor in City Hall.  Winners will be announced at the opening reception at BSoA on Friday, August 30th, from 5pm to 7pm.   For more details, contact or 292-3824.


Bermuda Society of Arts BSOA

There are four new exhibits opening on Friday, August 30th at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall.  The Onions Gallery will be exhibiting the annual TrashArt Show, Litter-Arti 2013, where featured artists will use discarded trash to create their artwork.  The Edinburgh Gallery will feature some of the junior artists who entered the Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau’s 21st Anniversary Celebration Poster Art Competition.  Studio A will be exhibiting the work of Kimberley Tucker while Studio B will be showcasing Kocchakorn Marchand & Manuel Palacio.  The opening reception will be from 5pm until 7pm and all exhibits will run until September 18th.  For more details, contact or 292-3824.


Internations Networking Party (2)

InterNations is a global network with communities in 360+ cities worldwide. At monthly events, InterNations members meet in major cities around the world to get to know other global minds.  Their next International Networking Party in Bermuda will be at Harry’s Bar and Restaurant on Saturday, August 31st.  The cover charge is $20 and you can expect a complimentary drink, prizes, appetizer and drink specials, and live international music. To RSVP and see photos of their previous events, please see their Facebook Page at  For more information, contact 704-7555 or


Selenas Causeway BBQ Throwdown (2)

Selena Minors invites you to bring your tents, chairs and coolers to the 4th Annual Causeway BBQ Throwdown and Block Party on Sunday, September 1st. This will be next to Swing Bridge, St. George’s and is a great community event including a BBQ Throwdown, Pie-eating Contest, Best Mechanical Bull-Rider, Funcastles and more. The fun starts at 9am and the BBQ competition starts at 11am, with a variety of categories, including best homemade burger, best ribs, best chicken and best picnic plate.  The event is free to attend and the entry fee for BBQ Throwdown applicants is $15.  Entry forms are available from Selena’s Snack Shop and the winners will receive cash prizes and bragging rights.  To participate or volunteer, contact 735-2979.


Bermuda Piano and Jazz Fest (2)

A brand new event to highlight the talented piano performers Bermuda has produced will be held at St. Paul A.M.E. Church on Sunday, September 8th.  The Bermuda International Piano & Jazz Festival will feature Elizabeth Gumbs, Marvin Pitcher, Sheldon Fox and Conrad Roach, joined by The Six Ripe Loquats of Pond Hill and The Red Cherries of North Rock. This event is organised by Atlantic Publishing House, MyThyme Productions and St. Paul A.M.E., under the distinguished patronage of veteran church musicians,  Mrs. Doris Corbin and Mr. Cecil Smith.  Billed as an exciting afternoon of music to reach the masses, the concert will start at 4pm and promises to set the foundation for part 2, scheduled for October 20th.  Tickets are $35 and are available from St. Paul A.M.E.  For more details, contact Dale Butler on or 505-3409.


Family Centre Beach Bash

The Family Centre Bermuda is once again hosting their ever-popular fund-raising beach concert/party at the Fairmont Southampton Ocean Club beach. The Family Centre’s Beach Bash will be on Friday, October 4th from 7pm until midnight and will include a drinks ­reception, dinner and wine in a bonfire setting. The musical theme this year is The Girls are Back in Town, featuring the Kennel Boys with a great line up of Bermuda’s most talented female vocalists.  Tickets are $200 each and will be available from from August 1st.  For more information, or to publish a table of 10, contact 232-116.


Charman Prize

Now in its 6th year, the Charman Prize is an annual art prize competition for local artists based in Bermuda. The winner will be revealed on Friday, October 11th with all entries displayed in the Butterfield Gallery at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art.  This event is open to the public from 5.30pm until 7.30pm and the awards ceremony will begin at 6.30pm. The show will run until January 1st. For more information, contact 299-4000 or


Sianna Sherman Yoga

Internationally celebrated yoga innovator, Sianna Sherman, will be visiting Bermuda to teach a Yoga Retreat at Newstead Belmont Hills from Friday, October 11th until Sunday, October 13th.  Nourish Your Body, Mind and Soul through Yoga with Sianna Sherman will comprise of five sessions.  The first session on the Friday is Skill in Action (Advanced Practice) from 1pm until 4pm, followed by Mythic Yoga Flow (all levels) from 6pm until 8pm.  On the Saturday, Pranic Power (all levels) will be from 10.30am until 1pm and Revolution-Revelation (all levels) will be from 3pm until 5.30pm.  The final session will be Agni, The Holy Fire (Intermediate/Advanced) on the Sunday from 10am until 1pm..  All sessions are $80 each, with the exception of Mythic Yoga Flow which is $60.  Earlybirds who book before September 27th, can get the entire event at a cost of $300, or $240 for everything except the Friday afternoon session.  After this date, registration will be $320 or $280, respectively.  For more information, or to register, contact or visit

BNG Biennial

Calling all artists, Bermuda National Gallery are currently seeking submissions for their 2014 Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Bermuda Art.  This year’s theme, View from the Edge, challenges artists to address how the physical reality of an island informs one’s identity.  The island edge is at once limitless and limited. How do we transcend restriction or embrace limitation? In what ways are we both bounded and connected, living in confinement and paradise, experiencing insularity and resilience? The submission deadline is at 4pm on Friday, December 6th.  For more information, or an application form, contact Sophie Cressall on or 295-9428.

Back to School Cupcake Special

Mother’s Treats Gourmet Cupcakes are currently running a Back to School offer until September 30th.  The regular cost is $24 per dozen cupcakes but you will receive $6 off every dozen, just by mentioning this offer.  Flavours include Red Velvet Retreat, Vanilla Buttercream, Casual Chocolate, Vanilla Funfetti, Cookies N’ Cream and Oreo.  For more information, or to order, contact 536-5035 or






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


The Summer Singing Experience – August 19th to 25th

PechaKucha Night – August 22nd

**NEW  You, Your Caregiver and the Employment Act – August 22nd

Improvised Comedy Cup Match – August 22nd and 23rd

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

Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – August 24th

Discovery Wines Summer Sunset Wine Tasting Cruises: Glow Worm Spectacular – August 24th

Fun Golf Open with Sunset Cruise – August 24th

Bermuda Business and Professional Women’s Association: Breakfast with a Bite – August 24th

Bermuda Nights – August 24th

Cyrus the Hypnotist – August 24th

**NEW  Bermuda Society of Arts: Litter-Arti Workshop – August 24th

BIFFlix Monthly Film Series:  I Give It A Year – August 25th

**NEW  Bermuda Society of Arts: Litter-Arti Entry Deadline – August 28th

**NEW  Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau’s 21st Anniversary Celebration Poster Art Competition Entry Deadline – August 28th

18th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition: Sand Sculpting Clinics – August 29th and 30th

Family Movie Nights Under the Stars – August 30th

18th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – August 31st

DanceSations Annual Summer Dance Showcase – August 31st

End of Summer Party in the Park with Wild Son – August 31st

The Sound Concert – August 31st

**NEW  InterNations International Networking Party – August 31st

**NEW  Selena’s 4th Annual Causeway BBQ Throwdown and Block Party – September 1st

AcroYoga Basecamp: Bermuda with Daniel Scott – September 6th to 8th

Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – September 7th

**NEW  The Bermuda International Piano & Jazz Festival – September 8th

Bermuda National Gallery: PartnerRe Art Lecture Series with Sanford Biggers – September 13th

Bermuda Nights – September 14th

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Royal Naval Dockyard – September 16th

Family Movie Nights Under the Stars – September 20th

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

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Harbour Nights – September 25th

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 25th and 26th

Tiaras and Bow Ties Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance – September 28th

Bermuda Nights – September 28th

Sedgwick’s 11th Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market – October 2nd

**NEW  The Family Centre’s Beach Bash – October 4th

**NEW  6th Annual Charman Prize at Masterworks – October 11th

**NEW  Nourish Your Body, Mind and Soul through Yoga with Sianna Sherman – October 11th to 13th

Royal Challenge – October 12th

Free Your Creative Spirit – starts June 28th October 12th

Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2013 Bermuda Dog Shows  – October 19th and 20th

Bermuda Nights – October 26th

Bermuda Nights – November 23rd

**NEW  Application Deadline for Bermuda National Gallery: 2014 Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Bermuda Art – December 6th


Art Exhibits

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

Candle-Lite: Love’s Takin’ Over Exhibition by K. LaVonne at Common Ground – May 9th to September

Homer’s Cafe Display at Masterworks: Mark Henderson – July 13th to August 9th

Aqua at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard – July 28th to August 22nd

Breathing Exhibit by Jim Kuhlman at Masterworks – August 9th to 28th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – August 9th to 27th

Onions Gallery and Studios A and B: 60th Anniversary Invitational Show
Edinburgh Gallery: Emerging Artists

Homer’s Cafe Display: Zoe Dyson – August 10th to September 13th

**NEW  Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – August 30th to September 18th

Onions Gallery:  TrashArt – Litter-Arti Show 2013
Studio A:  Kimberley Tucker
Studio B: Kocchakorn Marchand & Manuel Palacio
Edinburgh Gallery:  Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau’s 21st Anniversary Celebration Poster Art Competition

Masterworks Artist in Residence Exhibit: Joe La Morte – September 13th to 23rd

Homer’s Cafe Display: Jill Raine – September 14th to October 17th


Summer Camps

Sandys 360 Summer Academy & Camp 2013 – weekly slots from June 27th to August 30th

International Fitness Pros Summer Sport Performance Camp – weekly slots from July 1st to August 16th

Youth Library’s Passport Summer Reading Programme – July 1st to August 17th

Bermuda Hospitality Institute: Miles of Smiles Summer Camp – weekly camps from July 1st to August 30th

Masterworks Summer Art Camp – weekly slots from July 1st to August 30th

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

STEM Summer Camp – weekly slots on July 8th and 15th

Summer Art Camp – weekly slots on August 5th and 12th

Horizons Kids Acting Summer Camp – August 12th to August 30th



If you didn’t get to enjoy Uzimon’s performance as the One Life One Love concert over Cup Match, here’s a little taste of what you missed – an ode to Bermuda’s greatest export:



If you can’t view the above video, please click here.


Enjoy the rest of the week!



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