May 14th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Troops!


First of all, I just want to let you all know that tomorrow is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day in case you want to stock up on baking supplies in advance!  Don’t worry though, there is much more to do in Bermuda than just baking – here is the latest Bermuda events listing:


0514 Quick Draw at BSOA

Everyone’s an artist so why not take a few minutes out of the day to draw all your stresses away at Bermuda Society of Arts’ Quick Draw on Wednesday, May 14th.  They will be set up on the pavement outside City Hall between noon and 2pm with pens, pencils, paper and a smile.  There is no cost and you will be able to take your masterpiece home with you.  For more information, contact 292-3824 or


0514 Martha Vaughn Book Signing

Photographer, world traveller and former Bermuda resident Martha Vaughn will be at Masterworks to sign copies of her hardcover book on Wednesday, May 14th from 5.30pm until 7pm. Her book, Of Time and Place, consists of coloured photographs taken throughout Martha’s career, which spanned visits to remote corners of the world including Morocco, Vietnam, Croatia and Tunisia. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact 299-4000 or


0515 Internal Audit Function

The Bermuda Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, invites you to a Better Practice presentation, followed by cocktails at the Mariners’ Club on Thursday, May 15th. How to Build a World-Class Internal Audit Function will start at 4pm and attendees will hear Mike Loftus, Chief Audit Executive at Global Indemnity and Past President of the Insurance Internal Audit Group share his experiences and knowledge on how to build world class internal audit functions, which he has done on successive occasions. There will also be the opportunity to network and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar after Mike’s presentation. There is no cost to attend the presentation. For more information, or to RSVP, contact


0404 Will Black at Hog Penny

As mentioned previously, Thursdays are Theme Night with Will Black at Hog Penny. This week is U2 Tribute Night so you can expect to hear all the best from U2 (plus some surprises) performed on both acoustic and electric guitar, in addition to your favourite song requests. This week’s Saturday night guest band will be Radios In Cars, performing brand new original Bermy-fuelled rock music, along with crowd favourites performed by Will Black. There is no cover charge for any of the nights. For more information, contact Hog Penny at 292-2534.

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There are four new exhibits opening on Friday, May 16th at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall. The Onions Gallery will be exhibiting the KAF Spring Showcase, Art Happens Here, with artwork by KAF’s staff and students. The Edinburgh Gallery will be showcasing Repurposed, Beauty from Broken by Corrina Rego, while Studios A and B will be exhibiting Jerome Stovell’s Organus, Series 1 – Roots Rock Reggae. Opening night will be at BSoA on Friday, May 16th from 5pm until 7pm with the usual wine, beer and soda with cheese and crackers provided. These shows will run for 3 weeks, closing on Tuesday, June 3rd at 4pm. For more information, contact 292-3824 or


0516 Living Single

If you are single and want to live the single life more successfully, Living Single…In Faith Singles Conference from Friday, May 16th until Sunday, May 18th may offer the guidance you are looking for. This faith-inspired weekend is packed with entertainment, panel discussions, workshops and interesting conversation. It aims to bring together singles – those people who have never been married, have not yet found ‘the one’, divorced, widowed, unmarried couples or those that choose to live a single life – and is designed to empower and motivate, helping attendees to grow both spiritually and emotionally. The weekend kicks off on Friday, May 16th with an Evening of Entertainment at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) from 7.30pm until 10.30pm. Doors open at 7pm and attendees will explore the many twists and turns of being single. Entertainment includes Chewstick Foundation, Improv Bermuda and featuring various panelists discussing singleness, dating and relationships. Doors open at 8am for a Day of Empowerment at BUEI on Saturday, May 17th from 8.30am until 3.30pm. This will include guest speakers followed by breakout workshops designed to further discuss the various sub-topics surrounding the topic of being single. There will be various clergy and community leaders present as guest speakers, including Keynote Speaker Jeff Ansorge, share their stories. The weekend will finish with a Sunset Inspirational Service at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on Sunday, May 18th. This will be from 6pm until 8pm, hosted by Bishop Nicolas Dill, and brings to a close what should be an inspiring, thought-provoking weekend that will surely impact your life and allow you to enjoy living single successfully. Tickets are $65 for the Friday, $55 for the Saturday or $105 for both and are available from For more information, contact 707-3903 or


0517 Abstract Art

The Arts Project invite you to come and join well-known successful artists working in abstract art as they discuss the subject and then lead you in creating your own abstract paintings at The Power of Abstract Art: An All-Day Workshop on Saturday, May 17th. The workshop will take place in St. Peter’s Church Hall at the foot of St. Peter’s Church steps in St. George’s and will begin at 10.30am with a talk by Paul Doughty on The Power of Abstract Art. Refreshments will be served and the artists will provide suggestions and pointers before you leave on a short walkabout of St. George’s at 11am. The walkabout will allow you to use the many and varied subjects of the town’s architecture, floral works, boats and nautical icons as sources of inspiration to be used as the basis for your abstract works. At noon, lunch will be served and then from 1.30pm until 3.30pm, you will have the opportunity to get creative and see how you can realise the Power of Abstract Art. Finally, from 3.30pm until 4pm, you will be able to talk to the abstract artists about your work. Artists of all experience levels are welcome and you should bring your own supplies, preferably water-based paints, drawing tools and paper or canvases. The cost is $95, which includes lunch with refreshments. Spaces are limited to 20 participants but you can book your spot by contacting For more information on the Arts Project, visit


0511 Champagne Dejeuner

Try something different from the usual brunch options as you enjoy a 4 course meal with unlimited champagne and stunning views of Harrington Sound at Rosewood Tucker’s Point’s Champagne Dejeuner: Sunday Bubble Lunch on Sundays. This will be served in The Point between noon and 2.30pm. The cost is $99 per person, plus gratuities. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-4070.




0517 Working For Nothing

The Centipede Art Movement, a grassroots coalition dedicated to the cultivation of contemporary art in Bermuda, invites you to their inaugural art happening at Warwick Long Bay Beach from noon on Saturday, May 17th until noon on Sunday, May 18th. Working for Nothing will be a 24 hour collaborative endurance performance art piece heavily influenced by Richard Long’s work, ‘A Line Made by Walking’ and the collaborative work of Marina Abramavic and Ulay, ‘Work Relation’. Working for Nothing is a simple piece that tackles some crucial Bermudian issues and, as with all performance art, the activity itself, the experience, is what they are creating and valuing as opposed to an art object. This is a direct challenge to the prevailing capitalist attitude of value being assigned instead of being intrinsic; a bottle of water may cost $2.75 but that value bears no resemblance to the experience of being thirsty. Collaboration is the antithesis of alienation. In a world where we are encouraged to achieve for ourselves first, where our success is measured in the failure of others, we are choosing to work together and value what we share. You are invited to bring refreshments, an open mind and your sense of adventure to experience a type of artwork rarely seen in Bermuda. If nothing else, drop by to see if those crazy artists are really going to work for 24 hours straight!  For more information, contact

Amnesty International

As part of the #BringBackOurGirls Campaign, Amnesty International Bermuda are setting up a table to collect signatures and spread awareness to help find and bring back the kidnapped girls in Nigeria. This will be at Washington Mall between noon and 4pm on Saturday, May 17th. They will also be promoting local awareness and support for the My Body My Rights Campaign, stating that sexual and reproductive rights are human rights, wherever you are in the world. To learn more, stop by their table or contact


0517 Evolution of Strings

The string section of the Bermuda Philharmonic Society present the concert The Evolution of Strings on Saturday, May 17th. This will be at 7pm at Wesley Methodist Church and the concert will feature the ensemble, led by concertmaster Alison Black, playing works by Gershwin, Holst, Parry, Britten and more. Tickets $25 for adults, $10 for students and are available at the door. For more information, visit




0518 Red Sunday Social Brunch

Enjoy brunch in the sunshine at The Social Brunch with DJ PM at Red, launching on May 18th and continuing every Sunday throughout the summer. From 11am until 5pm, the a la carte menu will offer all of your brunch favourites with a signature Red twist to them. The vibe will be created by DJ PM a delicious cocktail of sunshine beats, italo disco and funk…shaken, not stirred. Happy Hour Prices will apply, which means $4 highballs, $5 beers and $6 on select house wines. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Red at 292-7331.




Bermuda Docs

The May edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, May 18th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.  Antarctica: A Year on Ice, winner of 16 awards, is a documentary that lets you experience what it is like to live on Antarctica year-round and will be showing at 3pm. This will be followed by Chinese Puzzle, a bright and breezy French romantic comedy starring Audrey Tautou (Amelie) and Romain Duris (Heartbreaker, Populaire) at 5.15pm. More details on the films can be found at Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by calling 294-0204.

0519 Bermuda Inline Hockey League

The Bermuda Inline Hockey League invite you to come and see some of the best Inline hockey there is on the island…. ok, it’s the only inline hockey on island, but it’s still the best. The Bermuda Hockey League season is from May until August. They play on Monday nights at 7pm in May and on Monday and Wednesday nights at 7pm from mid June until August, weather permitting. The rink at Pembroke Community Club is one of the most unique rinks in North America, on a cliff surrounded by crystal clear water, so you are assured a great sunset view as well as a fast and exciting game. Plenty of seating room is available so you are invited to come along and cheer on the players. For more information, visit

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In addition to the Hog Penny Open Mic Night on Wednesdays, Will Black and Tony Brannon are also teaming up on Monday nights in the West End of the island. The dynamic duo will be performing live at Frog & Onion in Dockyard from 8pm until midnight. There is no cover charge. For more information, or to book a table, contact Frog & Onion at 234-2900.





0522 Lizard and Rock Book Launch

An afternoon of song, poetry and art is in store at the launch and reading of The Lizard and The Rock E-book edition on Thursday, May 22nd. This will be at Bermuda National Library on Queen Street, with art activities for kids with artist Calix Smith from 4.30pm until 6pm at a cost of $10 per child. The launch and reading itself will be from 6pm until 7pm. For more information, or to RSVP, contact



0522 Wine Tasting 101

Ever wish you were more knowledgeable about wine but don’t know where to start? If so, go back to basics with a Wine Tasting 101 Class on Thursday, May 22nd. This will take place in the Paradise Lounge at the Jewel Hotel (formerly the Grape Bay Beach Hotel) and from 6pm until 8pm, knowledgeable experts will walk you through a tasting of five wines, different grape varietals, regions, glassware and load you up with facts. The cost is $55 per person, which includes the flight of five different wines with a delicious charcuterie sampling. For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact Jewel Landy on 599-3214 or

0524 Discovery Wines Bermuda Day BBQ

Start your holiday with great wine, great food and in excellent company at Discovery Wines’ Bermuda Day BBQ at 6.30pm on Saturday, May 24th. Grill-master, Mike Pantry, who is a 3-time People’s Choice Winner of the Causeway BBQ Throw-down and also had the Best Burger in 2012, will be grillin’ n smokin’ onsite. They have also chosen a fantastic line-up of wines that pair exceptionally well with BBQ for you to enjoy. The ticket price is $90, which includes food and the wine tasting. For more information, or to book your spot, contact or 296-WINE (9463).


0524 Flag Invasion

The annual Bermuda Day Fete is back as Flag Invasion will be at The Docksider Pub and Restaurant on Saturday, May 24th. The fun starts at 9pm and will feature special guest Dr. Jay de Soca Prince live from Toronto, as well as DJ Rusty G, D’General and DJ Chubb until 3am. Tickets are $20 in advance or more at the door. For more information, contact 300-1049.





0525 Sunday Soca Series

D’General invites you to welcome summer in style aboard the UberVida for the Sunday Soca Series: Pre-Bermuda Day Cruise on Sunday, May 25th. The Soca Series Boat Cruises are now in their third year and just keep getting better and better. The boat will depart #1 Dock at 6pm, returning at 10pm and the after-party will be at Lemon Tree Cafe. There is no additional cost for entry into Lemon Tree and you will be able to purchase $7 drink tickets or 10 for $55. The Sunday Soca Series is sponsored by Gosling’s and will feature a new drink special with each cruise as well as music courtesy of D’General and guest DJs. Tickets are $20 and available from Kit N Caboodle. For more information, contact or 300-1049.



0528 Wills n Estate Planning Seminar

The Business and Professional Women’s Association of Bermuda (BPW Bermuda) will host a Lunch and Learn on Wills and Estate Planning at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 28th. From 1pm until 2pm, Appleby lawyers Vanessa Lovell-Schrum and Caljonah Smith will present and share vital information on essential estate planning tools. Vanessa is a partner of Appleby (Bermuda) Limited and is the head of the Bermuda private client and trusts team, with extensive experience on a wide range of trust and estate planning matters and has most recently been named on the Citywealth IFC Power Women Top 100 list in the The International Who’s Who of Private Client Lawyers 2013. Caljonah is an associate in the Private Client & Trusts department and her key areas of practice are estate planning, non-contentious trust matters and making applications for charitable organizations to be registered as charities. Caljonah has most recently been recommended by Legal 500 Caribbean 2014 as a key adviser in this practice area. The seminar is free for BPW members, $5 for non-members and a boxed lunch will be provided. For more information, or to RSVP by May 23rd, contact


0601 We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder

We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder, the inspirational, motivational, spiritual mystery written by Dale Butler has added another date to its run and this time, the organizers have decided to do one for charity, namely The Children of Mozambique, at St. Paul’s Church on Middle Road on Sunday, June 1st. Described by critic Ira Philip as “the best play I have ever seen”, the show is celebrating its first anniversary and is selling out everywhere. The show will start promptly at 4pm, with an all star Bermuda cast and the Giant Steps Band. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door. For more details, contact Dale Butler on or 505-3409.

0601 3264 Paddle Race Series

The first event of its kind in Bermuda, the 32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series consists of 4 races, with the first one on Sunday, June 1st. Race 1 will be from Shelly Bay Beach on June 1st, Race 2 will be from Fort St. Catherine on Sunday, June 22nd, Race 3 will be from Clearwater Beach on Sunday, July 6th and Race 4 will be from Somerset Long Bay on Sunday, July 20th. Each event will have a mandatory skippers’ race meeting at 8.45am prior to the race at 9.15am. Participants can choose to enter the 14 foot, 12 foot 6, surfboard, prone or unlimited divisions in distances of 5K or 10K. Entry fee is $30 per event for pre-registered participants and $50 for same day registration. For information, or to register online, visit

0607 BNG Youth Film Festival

Organised and hosted by the Bermuda National Gallery (BNG) Youth Council, the BNG Youth Film Festival showcases short films created by young Bermudians to support the artistic talents of our youth. This one day event on Saturday, June 7th will run from 12.30pm until 4.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. Each film is accompanied by a Q&A session with the film-makers with featured film-makers including Marquedelle Marq Rodriguez, Ethan Rogers, Brandon Franke, Isaiah Caisey and Keenan Bailey. The cost is free for members, $5 for student non-members and $10 for adult non-members. For more information, or to reserve your seat, contact or 295-9428.

0607 Tea with a Twist

Fancy hats are both welcomed and encouraged as The Kardias Club invite you to come and celebrate their 50th year at their Tea with a Twist and Encore Fashion Show at Fairmont Southampton’s Windows on the Sound on Saturday, June 7th. From 3pm until 5pm, high tea will be served with champagne. Tickets are $65 and proceeds will support The Women’s Resource Centre and Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 500-2721 or



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The Lorraine Rest Home Amenities Committee invite you to bring your teacups and join them at their Hat Show and Tea Charity Fundraiser on Sunday, June 8th. From 3pm until 5pm at the Lorraine Rest Home Field in Warwick, attendees can enjoy light refreshments and live entertainment. Tickets are $15 and available from Lorraine Rest Home or by contacting 236-5152 or








Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


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

**NEW  Quick Draw – May 14th

**NEW  Martha Vaughn Book Signing – May 14th

Book Launch: Take This Journey with Me – May 15th

BUEI presents Reef, Wrecks and Relics – May 15th

PechaKucha Bermuda Vol #7 – May 15th

**NEW  How to Build a World-Class Internal Audit Function – May 15th

Adult Docent Programme at Bermuda National Gallery – May 16th

Bubbles and Bites Happy Hour – May 16th

**NEW  Living Single…In Faith – May 16th to 18th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s La Bohème – May 17th

Onion Day – May 17th

The Young Byes 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic – May 17th

Cameron Close & Jennings Land Neighborhood Watch Groups For KBB’s National Clean Up Day – May 17th

Adult Photography Workshop with Ann Spurling – May 17th

Wet Your Palette: Paint & Wine – May 17th

Car Boot Sale – May 17th

Bermuda Glee Auditions – May 17th

Learn to Dive with BSAC – May 17th

**NEW  The Power of Abstract Art: An All-Day Workshop – May 17th

**NEW  Working for Nothing: A 24 Hour Collaborative Endurance Performance Art – May 17th

**NEW  Amnesty International Bermuda #BringBackOurGirls Campaign – May 17th

**NEW  Bermuda Philharmonic Society Chamber Orchestra Concert: The Evolution of Strings – May 17th

We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at Ebenezer Methodist Church – May 18th

Big Brothers Big Sisters Wacky Walk-a-Thon – May 18th

Bermuda Institute Spring Fair – May 18th

**NEW  The Social Brunch with DJ PM at Red – starts May 18th

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Antarctica: A Year on Ice and Chinese Puzzle – May 18th

Meditation Workshop: Effective Mind & Body Relaxation – May 22nd

**NEW  The Lizard and the Rock eBook Launch – May 22nd

**NEW Wine Tasting 101 – May 22nd

Salsa Friends presents Friday Night Salsa at Grand Café – May 23rd

Bermuda Day Gospel Explosion – May 24th

**NEW  Discovery Wines Bermuda Day BBQ – May 24th

**NEW  Flag Invasion – May 24th

**NEW  Sunday Soca Series: Pre-Bermuda Day Cruise – May 25th

Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby – May 26th

Annual Bermuda Heritage Day Parade – May 26th

**NEW  BPW Bermuda: Wills and Estate Planning Seminar – May 28th

11th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 29th to June 1st

Adult Docent Programme at Bermuda National Gallery – May 30th

Relay for Life Bermuda – May 30th and 31st

Gemini Dream Weekend – May 30th to June 1st

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

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Zoo/Aquarium – May 31st

An Evening in Tuscany – May 31st

The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches – starts June 1st

Celebrating Her First Moon Workshop – June 1st

**NEW  32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 1 – June 1st

**NEW  We Are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at St. Paul’s Church – June 1st

Fit ‘N’ Firm Water Aerobics – starts June 2nd

The Big Game: Bermuda Barbarians vs. Saracens – June 7th

**NEW  2014 BNG Youth Film Festival – June 7th

**NEW  Tea with a Twist and Encore Fashion Show – June 7th

We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at the Evening Light Tabernacle – June 8th

Masterworks Family Day – June 8th

**NEW  Hat Show & Tea Charity Fundraiser – June 8th

Adult Docent Programme at Bermuda National Gallery – June 13th

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

**NEW  32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 2 – June 22nd

Bermuda Toastmasters Awards Banquet – June 21st

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Whales – starts June 26th

**NEW  32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 3 – July 6th

**NEW  32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 4 – July 20th

7th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament – August 26th and 27th

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th


Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Ever The Twain Shall Meet – January 17th to June

Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September

Water WaysApril 25th May 2nd to May 14th

A Myriad of Birds by Fran Giffard – May 16th – May 28th

Sky Gazer by Alan Smith – May 30th to June 11th

Treasure Island – July 11th to August 13th

Kal Draws Bermuda: Satirical Pen Takes on Island Life – August 15th to 27th

SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing

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

**NEW  Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – May 16th to June 3rd

Onions Gallery: KAF Spring Showcase: Art Happens Here
Edinburgh Gallery: Repurposed, Beauty from Broken by Corrina Rego
Studios A and B: Organus, Series 1 – Roots Rock Reggae by Jerome Stovell


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