February 5th, 2014

Morning Ladies and Gents!


Happy World Nutella Day – I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to celebrate this special and delicious holiday!  Hope that perks up your Hump Day – if not, well, here’s the latest rundown of what’s happening in Bermuda:


0207 Improv Bermuda Laffy Hour

Interested in a different type of happy hour which will develop both your creativity and your confidence?  Improv Bermuda presents Friday Laffy Hour at CV Cafe on the first Friday of each month, starting this Friday, February 7th. Not just for quick-witted extroverts, teacher Toby Butterfield will guide the play session of facilitated improv games designed for total beginners, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. This will run from 6pm until 8pm and the cost is $5.  CV Cafe will also have wine, beer and other goodies available for purchase. For more information, contact Toby at improvtoby@yahoo.com or 505-7011.



La Leche League of Bermuda

All pregnant women, nursing mothers and babies are welcome at the next Monthly Series Meeting from La Leche League of Bermuda on Saturday, February 8th. This will start at 10.30am in the First Floor Conference Room of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and will be on the topic, Getting to Know your Baby.  For more information, or for breastfeeding assistance, call 236-1120.


0208 BUEI Logo

BUEI are hosting a Lionfish Dissection at 3pm on Saturday, February 8th.   This will be an opportunity to see these beautiful creatures up close and learn about the threat they post to our oceans.  This event is free for members and free with admission to non-members.  For more information, contact 292-7219 or www.BUEI.org.




0209 Skate Day

Calling all skateboard enthusiasts, you are invited to come out for some skateboarding fun and fundraising at Finn’s Birthday Fundraiser Skate Day on Sunday, February 9th.  This will take place at #1 Car Park on Front Street and will run all day from 9am to 5pm, with the big guys on hand to help the little guys.  Donations will be collected for entry fees and all funds collected will go to the building of the new skate park. Bermuda Urban Park Association Charity #921.


0210 BUEI Spring Camps

Immersing your child in the exciting world of the oceans and ocean exploration, BUEI are running a series of educational and fun Spring Camps for 7 to 13 year olds.  Dabble in Frozen Seas will run from Monday, February 10th until Friday, February 14th and will explore global warming and global extremes.  Dabble in the Deep 1 will run from Monday, February 17th until Friday, February 21st, with a focus on Bermuda’s bioluminescence, fluorescence, and Beebe’s denizens of the deep.  From Monday, March 31st until Friday, April 4th, Dabble in Sharks will cover everything one needs to know about sharks from current shark research, shark conservation, shark attack behavior, sharks past and present and the importance of the Sargasso Sea to some sharks’ reproduction.  Finally, Dabble in Prehistoric Seas from Monday, April 7th to Friday, April 11th, will start with the creation of the Earth and travelling through time to get up close and personal with the variety of life in the savage prehistoric seas.  For each camp, many fun, learning activities and games have been developed and planned that incorporate Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Art and some Theatrics.  Camp hours are 9am until 3pm, for $250, with after-camp supervision until 5pm, if required, for $325.  Click here for the brochure and click here for the application form. For more information, contact Crystal Schultz, Education Coordinator at crystal.schultz@buei.org or 294-0207.

0210 Discover our Unique History Camp

Focusing on Bermuda’s cultural history, Bermuda National Trust’s Discover Our Unique History Camp will run from Monday, February 10th to Friday, February 14th at Waterville on Pomander Road in Paget.  8 to 11 year olds will have the opportunity to spend time at Bermuda’s historic sites such as Verdmont, Tucker House, the National Museum and Carter House.  Afternoon activities will include talks about the wrecks around Bermuda, reenactment of the Sea Venture’s journey to Bermuda, fun arts and crafts, baking and games.  The camp will run daily from 8.30am until 3pm at a cost of $245, or 5pm with aftercare at a cost of $325.  For more information, contact 236-6483 ext. 212, education@bnt.bm or view the brochure and application form here.


0210 Taste Quiz Night

A chance to flex your mental muscle at the Trivia Quiz Night at Taste One Four One on Monday, February 10th.  The fun starts at 8pm and your host for the evening will be Quizmaster Extraordinaire, Mike Bishop.  The cost is $5 per team member.  For more information, or to book your table, call 292-0777.





0212 BSAC Logo

Part five of the Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club’s Winter Film Series will be screened at the BSAC Clubhouse in Admirality Park on Wednesday, February 12th at 7pm.  My Backyard has a running time of 31 minutes and, since it is mostly filmed, it captures a world of Bermuda that many never see.  In this documentary, biologist Choy Aming explores Bermuda’s underwater biodiversity. Get up close and personal with beautiful reef fish, unusual invertebrates, tiger sharks and humpback whales. BSAC has a full bar with lobster bisque and salad available at $10 per plate.  Admission is free.  For more information, contact chairman@bsac.bm or visit www.bsac.bm.


0214 Shoot Me With Your Love

Atelier Lounge, in association with Polished Nail Boutique, invite you relax and unwind in a lounge-like atmosphere at Shoot Me With Your Love on Friday, February 14th.  From 9pm at 56 Reid Street, you and your significant other can enjoy the open bar, light refreshments, door prizes and giveaways, and the music of DJs specifically chosen to create the right mood.  Tickets are $50 in advance from Polished Nail Boutique or $60 at the door.  For more information, contact 599-5292



0214 Love Train

St. George’s Cricket Club invite you to hop aboard The Love Train  on Friday, February 14th.  Starring Bermuda’s own U-Fonics, the show will also feature music by ‘Malcolm Lethal’ Weapon Smith with Bootsie serving as MC.  This event is sponsored by Gosling’s, so you can expect door prizes, special drink prices and more.  Doors will open at 9pm and the show will start at 10.30pm.  Tickets are $25, or $20 for members, and are available from Kit & Caboodle and St. George’s Cricket Club.  For more information, contact Kenneth Simmons on 331-4396 or Bromwin Thomas on 705-5900, or view the Facebook event here.




0216 World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day is celebrated on February 22nd each year and is a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world.  To celebrate, there will be a special Girlguiding Thinking Day Service and Parade in Bermuda on Sunday, February 16th.  The Girl Guide Units will parade along Church Street from City Hall to the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity at approximately 2.30pm for the service. After the service, at around 4pm, they will parade to the Flag Pole on Front Street for the lowering of the Guide World Flag and the playing of Taps.  The Parade will be led by the Somerset Brigade Band and the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band back to City Hall for dismissal.  For more information, contact girlguides@northrock.bm.

0216 Bermuda Docs

The February edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, February 16th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.  Music for Mandela, a documentary about the role that music played in the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela. will be showing at 3pm. This will be followed by More Than Honey, a documentary tackling the vexing issue of why bees worldwide are dying off, at 5.15pm.  After the screening, beekeeper Jenny Faries will provide an update on Bermuda’s bee population and take audience questions.  More details on the films can be found at www.bermudadocs.com.  Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 297-7314.

0222 What are you Feeling

Interested in learning how to change your thoughts and feelings and change your life?  My Sereni-Tea’s What Are You Feeling? Workshop promises to show you how to Identify thoughts and feelings that are blocking you in your life and how to change them in order to live a life being happy, joyous and free.  This will be on Saturday, February 22nd from 10am and facilitators will be Bernice White DM Ph.D and Deryn Higgins DM Rohun Therapist.  The workshop fee is $100 with $25 upfront to secure your space.  To RSVP, contact 296-2114.

0222 BH Craft Market

Bermuda High School are hosting a craft market featuring some of Bermuda’s most talented local artists on Saturday, February 22nd.  The BHS Craft Market and Table Sale will run from 10am until 2pm in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.  Vendors will include DanDesign’s art and gifts, Renee Hill’s handmade accessories, Ariel’s gingerbread houses, Aroma’s oil and candles, Rebecca Little’s hand-designed jewellery, Alan Murray’s cedar gifts, plus coffee, a nail bar and more.  Remember to hit the ATM beforehand as this is a cash only sale.  ​Extra parking will be available in the car park on Woodbourne Road.  Proceeds will help fund the cost of materials needed to help provide a clean water supply for a remote village in Om Goi in the Thai province of Chiang Mai.  For more information, contact Andrew Jones at 295-6153 or anjones@bhs.bm.


0227 Art of Hosting

Learn how to harness the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size at the Art of Hosting at the Willowbank Conference Centre from Thursday, February 27th to Saturday, March 1st.  Attendees will be able to explore and practice several participatory methodologies and use them to explore our main question: what can we do now to create a community that future generations will thank us for?  International guests/hosts include Jim Drescher, Susan Macleod, Maaianne Knuth and Margaret Drescher.  Refreshments, snacks and lunch are provided.  The cost is $375 with CV Zuill scholarships available.  For more information, contact aohbermuda@gmail.com or visit www.Facebook.com/AOHBermuda.

0302 Paw to the Park

You are invited to grab your best walking shoes and your favourite canine for the Bermuda SPCA’s 17th Annual Paws to the Park Dog Charity Walk on Sunday, March 2nd.  This sponsored 1 or 3 mile walk will start at St. Paul’s Church Field, on the corner of Middle Road and Valley Road at 2pm. After the walk, there will be a bake sale and an SPCA table.  The registration fee is $35 and the first 75 people will receive a goodie bag. Dogs are not mandatory so non-owners can still participate.  All money raised goes directly towards the shelter’s operating budget in supporting the community’s unwanted or neglected animals.  For more information, contact 236-7333 or register online at https://spca.bm/donate/event.


0311 Bermuda Toastmasters

Bermuda Toastmasters invite you to their Annual Speech Contest in the church hall of the Bermuda Cathedral, from 5.30pm until 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 11th.  Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.  The purpose of the event is to promote interest in public speaking, foster self confidence, provide an opportunity for contestants to enhance their speaking skills, and to recognize the best as an encouragement to everyone.  Admission is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact tmspeechcontest2014@gmail.com.






0320 Harvard in Hamilton

U.S. Consul General Bob Settje invites the public to a free concert featuring the Harvard Krokodiloes, the Radcliffe Pitches, the Harvard Din & Tonics, and Bermuda Institute’s own En Harmony. Harvard in Hamilton for Families VIII will be on Thursday, March 20th at the Anglican Cathedral, Church Street, from 12.15pm until 1.15pm.  Voluntary donations will be gratefully accepted by Coalition for the Protection of Children.  For more information, contact Astrid Black, U.S. Consulate at 278-7502 or blackac@state.gov.


0328 Biography Photography

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents the innovative works of award winning artists Jüliz Ritchie and Antoine Hunt in the show bioGraphy photoGraphy from Friday, March 28th.  Expanding the field of biographical and photographic expressions into the medium of experimentation and intellectual inquiry, the artists creatively reassess the themes and process of making portraits.  Conflated genres, carefully composed ‘mise un scene’ and conceptual process intertwine to generate the images that form the gateway into the complex worlds of their subjects and their narrative.  The opening will be at 5.30pm on Friday, March 28th and the show will run until Wednesday, April 9th.  For more information, contact 299-4000 or artmworks@logic.bm.


0511 St G in Bloom

Calling all green-fingered St. Georgians, the St. George’s in Bloom Competition will be returning for 2014.  This will run from Sunday, May 11th to Sunday, May 18th and there are prizes to be won in nine different categories.  Anyone in St. George’s can enter and everyone is welcome.  All of Bermuda are invited to joint the fun on Sunday, May 18th in St. George’s to show off their best floral decorated bicycles and floral decorated hats while they stroll through the town to see the lovely gardens.  The application deadline is March 15th. For application forms, or more information, contact Trudy Snaith at tsnaith@ibl.bm or Michelle Wales at CV Cafe, 8 York Street, 297-0208.




Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 16th to March 1st

Bermuda Restaurant Week – January 17th to February 13th

BSOA Workshop: Digital Photography using an iPad & iPhone with Theresa Airey – starts February 1st

Bermuda Tourism Love Month – February 1st to 28th

Corange Science 2014 Public Forum – February 5th

BSAC Winter Film Series: Addicted to Plastic Film Screening – February 5th

Birds and Bars Wine Pairing Dinner at Ten – January 29th February 6th

Historical Heartbeats Winter Lecture Series: The Enterprise and Catch a Fire – February 6th

Bermuda’s Birds: You Don’t Know What You Are Missing – February 6th

**NEW  Improv Bermuda presents Friday Laffy Hour – starts February 7th

Legend: Bob Marley Tribute – February 8th

Wine Tasting Evening for Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia – February 8th

Bermuda Folk Club Open Mic Night – February 8th

Faith, Hope, Love: A Gospel Concert – February 8th

Holistic Fair – February 8th

**NEW  La Leche League Monthly Meeting – February 8th

**NEW  Lionfish Dissection at BUEI – February 8th

**NEW  Finn’s Birthday Fundraiser Skate Day – February 9th

**NEW  BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in Frozen Seas – starts February 10th

**NEW  Bermuda National Trust’s Discover Our Unique History Camp – starts February 10th

**NEW  Trivia Quiz Night with Mike Bishop – February 10th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society Show: Skin Flick – February 10th to 15th

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Associés Contre le Crime – February 11th

**NEW  BSAC Winter Film Series: My Backyard Film Screening – February 12th

Doula Speed Dating – February 13th

West Indian Association (Bermuda): Give From The Heart Valentine’s Night Caribbean Party – February 14th

**NEW  Shoot Me With Your Love – February 14th

**NEW  The Love Train: Valentine’s Day Show  – February 14th

Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Plant and Bake Sale – February 15th

Girls & Boys Brigades Valentine’s Fair & Car Wash – February 15th

Chakra Circle – February 15th

**NEW  Girlguiding Thinking Day Service and Parade – February 16th

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Music for Mandela and More Than Honey – February 16th

Firebird Half Term Ballet Camp – starts February 17th

February Midterm Camp – starts February 17th

**NEW  BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in the Deep 1 – starts February 17th

Bermuda National Trust: Annual Children’s Nature Walk – February 18th

13th Annual Coldwell Banker Home Show – February 21st and 22nd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Tosca – February 22nd

City Car and Bike Show – February 22nd

Midshipman Dale Annual Commemorative Service and Dinner – February 22nd

**NEW  What Are You Feeling? Workshop – February 22nd

**NEW  BHS Craft Market and Table Sale – February 22nd

BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: The Great Beauty – February 23rd

Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy – February 23rd

**NEW  The Art of Hosting Training – February 27th to March 1st

Bermuda National Trust Auction and Jumble Sale – February 27th to March 1st

**NEW   Bermuda SPCA’s 17th Annual Paws to the Park Dog Charity Walk – March 2nd

1st Annual Bermuda International Spring Masters Meet – March 7th to 9th

**NEW  Bermuda Toastmaster’s Annual Speech Contest – March 11th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Falstaff – March 15th

The Sunshine League’s Agnes May Robinson Torch Relay – March 16th

KPMG Round the Grounds Race – March 16th

**NEW  Harvard in Hamilton for Children VIII – March 20th

BUEI presents Underwater Extravaganza – March 22nd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Dvorák’s Rusalka – March 29th

**NEW  BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in Sharks – starts March 31st

Bermuda Yoga Festival – April 3rd to 6th

**NEW  BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts April 7th

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 23rd

Big Guns and Bermuda Roses Tour – April 24th to 27th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Borodin’s Prince Igor – April 26th

**NEW  St. George’s in Bloom Competition – May 11th to 18th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Così fan tutte – May 31st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Cenerentola – June 14th


Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Homer’s Cafe Display: Rebecca Martin – December 28th to January 30th

Ever The Twain Shall Meet – January 17th to June

Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September

Paint it Black – February 2nd to 26th

Homer’s Cafe Display: Radiant Joy by Robyn Hooper – February 28th to March 27th

Capri Trend – March 7th to 28th

**NEW  bioGraphy photoGraphy – The Photographic Works of Antoine Hunt & Jüliz Ritchie – March 28th to April 9th

SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing

BNG East: A Sense of Place – December 6th to March 31st

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – January 10th to 28th

Onions Gallery: Celebrating Bermuda: Photojournalism by the Royal Gazette
Edinburgh Gallery: Eastern Exposure by Mark Tatem and Ally Lusher
Studio A: Urban Light Show by Sue Rebello
Studio B: Down Under Show by Anne Kermode

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – January 24th to May 31st

Michael Walsh: Contemporary Conversation
Highlights from the BNG Collection
Book Launch of Bermuda National Gallery: An Introduction

International Women’s Club of Bermuda presents Bermuda: An Everyday Life Art Exhibition Fundraiser – March 7th to 20th


Check out the below award-winning short film by Bermudian film-maker Neysan Sobhani, now showing on Soul Pancake’s YouTube channel:




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

Enjoy the rest of the week!




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