August 7th, 2013

Morning Troops!


Hope you all had a great holiday and have now fully-recovered.  There were definitely many sad post-Cup Match weekend faces on Monday, not to mention the ones who looked like they were positively hanging by a thread!  Think that your summer fun is now over?  Wrong!  Here is the latest round-up of upcoming Bermuda events:


A good excuse for an excursion to the West End, the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard presents its juried members show, Aqua.  The show features a variety of craft and art with the theme of Aqua in mind with items also available for sale. The show opened on July 28th and will run until August 22nd.  It also includes Art Beyond the Borders of Canvas from featured solo artist Joan Aspinall, who presents the brilliant and dynamic colours of Bermuda on glass, wood and wearable items.   The Arts Centre is open from daily between 10am and 5pm and admission is free. For more details, visit



Bermuda Society of Arts BSOA

More good news for art lovers as there are two new exhibits opening on Friday, August 9th at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall. The Onions Gallery and Studios A and B will be exhibiting the 60th Anniversary Invitational Show.  This will feature some of Bermuda’s most renowned artists in a collective exhibition. Contributing artists are Rhona Emmerson, David Mitchell, Chris Burville, Ami Zanders, Robert Bassett, Stephen Masters, April Branco and Frank Dublin.The Edinburgh Gallery will be exhibiting Emerging Artists, to showcase those artists who have just begun to exhibit their work and are studying to develop their talents.   The opening reception will be from 5pm until 7pm and both exhibits will run until August 27th.


A great opportunity to watch a recent blockbuster under the stars as the Moonlight Movie Series presents the Department of Youth, Sport & Recreation’s Movies Down East on Saturday, August 10th.  The movie will be G.I. Joe: Retaliation, rated PG-13, which will be showing at Shelly Bay Field.  Movies Down East is sponsored in part by the Bermuda Union of Teachers and will feature a variety of young entertainers during Camparama, an annual showcase of students from all the Government Summer Day Camps hosted by PowerGirl from 6pm.  In addition to this, there will be food vendors, gombeys and a KiddieLand with games, rides and activities.  The movie will start at 9pm, after the sun goes down.  Admission is free and all are welcome.  For more details, contact


ADHT Conference Cook Off

The African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Bermuda Foundation invites you to its 1st Annual ADHT Conference Cook Off: Gumbo and Good Times on Saturday, August 10th.  This is a fundraiser for their Youth Development Programme, which includes sending students to the 9th Annual ADHT Conference in Lafayette, Louisiana.  As a nod to the location of the conference, the cook-off will centre around that signature Louisiana dish, gumbo.  Five local chefs (Omari Esdaille, Odinga Hodgson, LeeAnn Mederios, Alfie Eve and Colin Lloyd)  will have to impress judges Herbie Bascome, Tenika Eve and Desmond Townsend to win the crown of Bermuda’s Gumbo King or Queen.  The competition will be held at Landfall Restaurant from 6.30pm and attendees will also be able enjoy live music and dancing, a cash bar and the opportunity to sample all the gumbos and vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award.   Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and available from 27th Century Boutique or

Jamaican Cruise

The Jamaican Association (Bermuda) presents their Annual Independence Cruise aboard the MV Bermudian on Saturday, August 10th.  The boat will have two pickup points, departing Dockyard at 8pm, and departing Albouy’s Point at 9pm, returning at midnight.  The ticket price includes a full meal, cash bar, and music by Magnum Force, Jugglin J and After Dark, with a live performance from reggae artist Tinga Stewart. Tickets are $50 and available from Kit n Caboodle, Jamaican Grill and Fish and Tings.  Part proceeds will benefit the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust and the Kingston Public Hospital.


Horizons Acting Camp

Ideal for young thespians, Horizons Bermuda presents an Acting Summer Camp from Monday, August 12th until Friday, August 30th. Suitable for ages 10 to 18, this camp will take place at the Sabor Dance School Studio at the Old Berkeley where instructor Kaurie Daniels will  improve your child’s public speaking, self expression, acting skills and interpersonal skills. Morning sessions will run from 9am until noon and afternoon sessions will run from 1pm until 4pm.  For more information and pricing, contact  To secure your child’s spot, contact for an application.


Summer Softball

The 2013 Summer Softball Season is set to begin at 6pm on Monday, August 19th and the Bermuda Summer Softball League is inviting all new, current and previous teams to register by August 12th.  As usual, games will take place at the Michael Preece Softball Diamond in Bernard Park and all groups are welcome to become a part of the softball community, including corporations, clubs and charities.  Individuals are also invited to get in touch as there may be teams looking for extra players.  For more information, or to register your team, contact


Ryan Oakes

**UPDATE:  This event has been postponed – new details will follow once available**  Magical fun for children and adults alike can be found at the Fairmont Southampton’s Mid Ocean Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 17th, courtesy of Ryan Oakes, Conjuror.  The kids show will be the matinee performance at 3pm, The Magic of Ryan Oakes, and will feature local talent from the In Motion Dance Studio.  The adult show at 7pm, An Evening of Mentalism and Mind Reading, will include brain games using the live audience and local talent from Dem Biez and child star Angelis Hunt.  Tickets are $25 for the kids show, $40 for the adult show and are available from


Cobbs Hill Community BBQ

Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel invite you to their Annual Community BBQ on Saturday, August 17th (rain date of August 24th) from 5pm until 8pm.  This will be at Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel Field, on the corner of Cobbs Hill and the Railway Trail, where you can expect to find food, snowballs, popcorn, games, fun castles, Gombeys, music and entertainment on offer and completely free.  In addition, all are welcome to attend their special Community Church Service on Sunday, August 18th at 11.15am.  For more information, contact Lloyd Rayner at 236-8300, Carmen Grant at 337-5112 , the Church at 236-9413 or email



BPW Breakfast

Ladies, are you interested in learning how to ask for what you want in order to gain the credibility and respect you deserve?  Bermuda Business and Professional Women’s Association (BPWA) presents Breakfast with a Bite on Saturday, August 24th.  From 9.30am until 11.30am in Harley’s at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, you will have the opportunity to eat, network and hear a presentation on Assertive Communication Skills from Lorrie Peniston, a leader in positive psychology.  The cost is $35 for the full buffet breakfast and tickets are available from or 505-7160.


Bermuda Nights

Bermuda Department of Tourism invite you to their outdoor entertainment event, Bermuda Nights at Barr’s Bay Park.  This is one of their signature events and aims to showcase Bermuda’s best local entertainers, cultural performers and Bermy food in a stunning outdoor setting to offer a true Bermudian experience, with views of Hamilton Harbour under the stars. The next is Saturday, August 24th, with future dates being September 14th and 28th, October 26th and November 23rd.  The evening will run from 8pm until 10.30pm and admission is free.  For more information, visit or contact Tashae Thompson at the Bermuda Department of Tourism on 292-0023 or


A show that you have a chance of starring in is coming to the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall on Saturday, August 24th.  Cyrus the Hypnotist, hosted by Bootsie, will also feature Belly Dancing from Fusion Fitness.  Doors open at 8pm and, since there is no assigned seating, it is recommended that you arrive early.  After the show, the fun will continue at the after-party at Margarita’s Grill.  Tickets are $30 and are available from, Last Night Boutique in St. George’s, Guilty Pleasures, and Kit ‘n’ Caboodle.





The next edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival’s BIFFlix Monthly Film Series will be a screening of the film I Give It A Year, starring Rose Byrne, Minnie Driver, Anna Faris, Rafe Spall, Simon Baker and Stephen Merchant, on Sunday, August 25th.  This will be at the usual venue of BUEI at 5.30pm. For more details, or to buy tickets, see





Acro Yoga

Yoga With Tali and Daniel Scott Yoga are teaming up to bring you an introduction to the Yoga of Trust from Friday, September 6th until Sunday, September 8th.  AcroYoga Basecamp: Bermuda is open to yogis of all levels and will take place at the Spanish Point Boat Club in Pembroke.  AcroYoga is the practice of working in pairs to blend elements of yoga, acrobatics, performance and healing arts.  Leading the workshops will be internationally-renowned visiting instructor Daniel Scott, a certified AcroYoga instructor and movement therapist.  The first session will be Turn Your World Upside Down: Arm Balances + Inversions on Friday, September 6th from 6pm until 9pm.  There will be two sessions on Saturday, September 7th, the first being Roots and Wings: Grounding Down to Rise Up from 10am until 1pm and the second is  Open up and Say “Ahhhhh!!”: Backbends and Chest Openers from 3pm until 6pm.  The final session, The Deep Exhale: Therapeutic AcroYoga, will be on Sunday, September 8th, from noon until 3pm.  The cost is $80 per session, or $280 for all four sessions.  If you register by Friday, August 9th, you will be eligible for the Special Earlybird price of $238 for all 4.  There are two ways to register, either book and buy online here or register here to be contacted directly.  Private Sessions are also available.  For more information, contact, or 331-6673.

Karmic Pretzel

Karmic Pretzel Yoga is currently running a half price special End of Summer Sale on a challenging Vinyasa flow class, designed to bring some fun to your practice and take you to your edge.  All classes from Thursday, 15th August until Sunday, 8th September will be available at a rate of 50% off. You can buy as many classes as you think you can use between those dates, but you must purchase a minimum of 4 classes to get the deal. For more details, or to book, contact Sarah at





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Monthly Barbeque Wine Tasting at Ten – August 8th

Discover Your Passions Workshop – August 8th

Bermuda Civic Ballet: Summer Selections 2013 – August 9th and 10th

Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – August 10th

Mambo Nights – August 10th

Jim Kuhlman Workshop at Masterworks – August 10th

**NEW  Movies Down East featuring Camparama – August 10th

**NEW  1st Annual ADHT Conference Cook Off: Gumbo and Good Times – August 10th

**NEW  Jamaican Association (Bermuda) Annual Independence Cruise – August 10th

Summer Sundays in the Park: Island Rhythms – August 11th

Fort Night Fever Encore – July 19th  August 16th

Through The Looking Glass – August 16th and 17th

Bermuda Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation 26th Annual Night of Champions – August 17th

**NEW  Ryan Oakes, Conjuror: The Magic of Ryan Oakes – August 17th

**NEW  Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel Annual Community BBQ – August 17th

**NEW  Ryan Oakes, Conjuror: An Evening of Mentalism and Mind Reading – August 17th

**NEW  2013 Summer Softball League – begins August 19th

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

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

**NEW  Bermuda Nights – August 24th

**NEW  Cyrus the Hypnotist – August 24th

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

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

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

Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – September 7th

**NEW  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

**NEW  Bermuda Nights – September 28th

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

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

**NEW  Bermuda Nights – October 26th

**NEW  Bermuda Nights – November 23rd


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

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

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

**NEW  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

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

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



Enjoy the rest of the week!



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