June 18th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!


IMPORTANT NOTE: Just as a reminder, there will be NO post next week so the next one will be Wednesday, July 2nd.  Event organisers, you can still submit your events to the calendar as usual, they just won’t be emailed out.


Here’s what’s happening in Bermuda for the rest of the month:


Since there’s no post next week, I need to let you know what Will Black is up to for the next two weeks!

As mentioned previously, Thursdays are Theme Night with Will Black at Hog Penny. This week is Ladies Night so you can expect to songs about the ladies and for the ladies all night long, 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.

Next Thursday will be Will Black Live, with over 600 songs to request, and Friday, June 27th will be Hog Penny’s Annual Canada Night Party. Whether you’re a full-blooded Canuck, or just want to celebrate Canada Day Weekend, host Will Black promises an interactive show of all Canadian music, all night long, with Canadian beer too.

Next week’s Saturday night guest band will be Voodoo Wahoo with Will Black on vocals/guitars, Keith White on guitars/vocals, Mike Jardine on bass and Nick Wadson on drums. The band will be playing tunes from Imagine Dragons, Mumford and Sons, Pearl Jam, The Who, The Verve, Alice Cooper, plus new original songs.

There is no cover charge for any of the nights. For more information, contact Hog Penny at 292-2534.


Taste 141 invite you to rock your weekend with live music from Outta Bounds on Friday, June 20th.

The band will be performing from 7pm until 10pm and there is no cover charge.

For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.





Imagine that similar technologies used to search for missing flight MH370 will be launched from Bermuda this summer.

BUEI invite you to join Dr. Bill Curry, President and Director of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) for Exploring New Frontiers on Friday, June 20th.

Dr. Curry will share a new era of ocean research – one that utilizes autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) in coordination with research vessels and shore-based facilities. Trial missions will begin this summer at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) sites with a Slocum glider from Teledyne Webb Research.

This hi-tech glider, as well as others to follow, will provide new information about the ocean on daily timescales, helping us to better understand hurricanes, climate change and the marine food web in the waters around Bermuda.

Doors open at 6.30pm with Happy Hour prices on drinks at Harbourfront.

The lecture itself will start at 7.30pm and Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount to anyone dining there before or after the event. Reservations are available from 5pm for the sushi bar and the full menu will be available from 6pm – please mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount.

Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.


Be one of the first to see the latest Kevin Hart movie at Pembroke Hamilton Club’s (PHC) screening of Think Like A Man Too on Friday, June 20th at Speciality Cinema.

Cocktail hour will begin at 8pm, followed by the movie will start at 9pm. The fun will continue after the movie as there will be a DJ in the Speciality Cinema lobby immediately afterwords. Admission to the after-party is free for moviegoers and $10 for everyone else.

All previous PHC movie nights have sold out so you are encouraged to get your tickets ASAP.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 504-8870, 332-7223 or 704-1773.



Bring a blanket or chairs and join the Evangelical Church of Bermuda for the first in their series of free monthly Family Movie Nights Under the Stars on Friday, June 20th.

Family-friendly movies with a spiritual insight will be shown on their giant 13ft outdoor screens, starting with June 20th’s film, Grace Unplugged. This film tells the story of Grace Trey, the ideal Christian teen who is also a phenomenal singer. But at the tender age of eighteen, after she gets the music break of a lifetime and is thrust into the “real world” – her faith is put to the test.

The movies start when the sun goes down at 8.45pm but you are invited to come earlier for the kids fun castle and free refreshments.

In the case of inclement weather, check their website at www.evangelicalchurchbermuda.com for updates.




The Newport to Bermuda Race starts in Newport, Rhode Island on Friday, June 20th and finishes off St. David’s Lighthouse, Bermuda, a few days later.

The race is an ocean racing classic that stands as one of the world’s premier blue water sailing races organized jointly by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

During Race Week, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is open to the public for viewing the yachts and special functions during this week. This includes the Post Race Celebration, hosted by Goslings at Barr’s Bay Park on Friday, June 27th. A full breakdown of what’s going on can be found here.

For more information, contact the Sailing Secretary of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club on 294-6716 or secretary@rbyc.bm, or visit www.bermudarace.com.


Outta Bounds is hosting the Helping Hands Summer Jam on Saturday, June 21st at Spanish Point Boat Club.

From 3pm to 9pm, you can enjoy live music from incredible live local talent, including Outta Bounds, Ronnie and the Secrets, Band of Joes, Tony Bari, Harrington Sounds, The Travellers, Go Down Berries, Radios in Cars and more, as well as fantastic raffle prizes and beer pong. Food and drink is available for purchase and all proceeds go to Margaret Davis’ overseas medical fund.

Admission is free.

For more information, or to make a donation, contact gringocharters@northrock.bm.



Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on the third Saturday of every month, with the next one being on Saturday, June 21st.

This will run from 9am until 1pm and items for sale will include clothes, shoes, toys, household items, books, CDs, DVDs, jewellery and lots more.

If you would like your own table, the cost is $20, which goes to the church. To organise this, contact Heather at 236-4026.

To hire a garment racks at a cost of $10, contact Carol at 747-3377.


You are invited to the exhibit opening of Bermuda & the Historic Triangle: The Island’s Connections to Virginia through the Art of Wynne Colley on Saturday, June 21st.

This will be from 5pm until 7pm at the World Heritage Centre. This collection features 25 of Wynne’s original paintings depicting the historic connections between Bermuda, and especially St. George’s, and Virginia, telling a compelling cross-cultural (and cross-colony) story.

New original artwork will be available for purchase and partial proceeds will go to the St. George’s Foundation.

This event is free to the public.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact development@sgf.bm or 297-3686.


The June edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, June 22nd in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.

Royal Paintbox will be showing at 3pm. In this documentary, HRH The Prince of Wales reveals an extraordinary treasure trove of rarely seen artworks by members of the Royal Family past and present and explores a colourful palette of intimate family memory and observation.

This will be followed at 5.15pm by The Grand Seduction, a charming and heartfelt comedy crowd pleaser about the small town that rallies together to convince a big city doctor that their sleepy harbour is tailor made for him.

More details on the films can be found at www.bermudadocs.com.

Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by calling 294-0204.


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Bermuda Chapter, in partnership with The Centre on Philanthropy present Networking and Career Planning for the Non-Profit Sector on Monday, June 23rd.

This will take place at the Centre on Philanthropy on Wesley Street from 5.30pm until 7pm.

Sharilyn Hale, Founder and Principal of Watermark Philanthropic Advising is the keynote speaker, giving a talk on The Sky’s the Limit: Careers of Purpose and Passion.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact afpbermuda@gmail.com or 278-3040.



To further LGBT inclusion, the U.S. Consulate and the Bermuda Human Rights Commission are hosting a screening of the film Pariah at 6pm, followed by an open discussion led by U.S. Consul General Bob Settje at Speciality Cinema on Monday, June 23rd. The film follows 17-year-old Alike, who has a flair for poetry and is quietly embracing her identity as a lesbian. Whenever Alike’s development becomes a topic of discussion at home, her parents’ already strained marriage is pushed to the breaking point. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity – sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward. The movie is rated R and has a running time of 87 minutes. This event is free and is on a first come first served basis.

The following day, on Tuesday, June 24th, the U.S. Consulate and the Bermuda Human Rights Commission are hosting a Panel Discussion on LGBT Inclusion. This will take place in Bermuda College’s Hallet Hall, Lecture Theatre N110 from 6pm until 8pm. Sitting on the panel will be Colwyn “Junior” Burchall; American speakers, Timothy Kane and Darnell Moore; and Reverend Nicholas Tweed. Tiffany Paynter will moderate and audience discussion will be welcomed. This event is also free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Human Rights Commission on 295-5859 or zjlord@gov.bm.


Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art invite you to join them for the opening reception of the exhibition, Bermuda Postal History from 1620 to the UPU by David Pitts, on Friday, June 27th.

The reception will run from 5.30pm until 7pm and the show examines how Bermuda fulfilled her role as the nexus of economic and social interaction with the Motherland as demonstrated by her postal communications. The show is divided into five parts. The items shown have been carefully selected to show not only the most important pieces of Bermuda postal history but also with an eye to telling a complete and comprehensible story of the development of Bermuda’s postal communications.

The exhibit will run until July 9th.

For more information, contact 299-4000 or artmworks@logic.bm.


Expect some Canadian-style fun in the sun at the Association of Canadians in Bermuda’s (ACIB) annual Canada Day Beach Party at Warwick Long Bay on Saturday, June 28th.

From noon until 5pm, there will be plenty of music, food and beach action.

Membership is $20 and includes a BBQ meal and two drinks. Canadian beer, coolers, swizzle and non-alcoholic beverages will all be available.

For more information, or if interested in volunteering, contact canadiansinbermuda@gmail.com.




Discovery Wines will be hosting their final Wine Class before they take a break for the summer, entitled Kiwi Craze, on Saturday, June 28th.

From 1pm until 2.30pm, attendees will enjoy a flight of 5 New Zealand Wines, a delectable charcuterie sampling and an entertaining presentation that will bring you closer to being a New Zealand Wine expert.

The cost is $55 per person.

To reserve your spot, contact 296-9463 or events@discoverywines.bm.




If you are aged between 6 and 16, love animals and being busy, then the Spicelands Fun Camp is for you!

The camp will run weekly for 10 weeks between Monday, June 30th and Friday, September 5th. Campers will learn all about horses, learn to ride if they can’t already, and enjoy afternoon fun activities and crafts.

Camp hours are 8.30am until 4pm with after camp care available upon request from 4pm until 5pm.

The cost is $375 per week.

For more information, contact 238-8212 or spicelands@logic.bm, or visit www.spicelandsriding.com.



Some of Bermuda’s best dancers will be wowing you with their ballet, jazz, modern, tap and hip hop moves as The Jackson School of Performing Arts present their 61st Annual Dance Recital, Cirque de la Danse.

This will be at the Earl Cameron Theatre in City Hall from Wednesday, July 2nd to Saturday, July 5th, with showtime at 7pm nightly.

Tickets are $36 for adults, $29 for children aged 16 and under, and available from www.BDAtix.bm.

For more information, visit www.jacksonsschool.com.




The cultural, community and early childhood education conference, Celebrating Our Children’s Brilliance: Cultivating Resilience and the Importance of Culture in Child Development and Early Childhood Education will be held at Bermuda College’s Hallet Hall from Wednesday, July 2nd to Friday, July 4th.

This conference includes Bermudian and US professionals who will be joining together to present current research and dialogue about the importance of considering culture in order to ensure the resilience of our children.

The welcome reception will be at 6pm on Wednesday, July 2nd, with the workshops and presentations on Thursday and Friday, July 3rd and 4th from 9am to 4pm. The conference will then conclude with a networking reception on the Friday from 6pm.

The cost is $65 per day for workshops only, $50 for the keynote speaker/lunch on July 3rd, or $150 for the entire package, including lunch.

Registered Bermuda College students may attend the workshops for free.

For more information, or to register, contact higherachievers1@gmail.com, or pay online at www.BDAtix.bm.


Part 3 of this year’s Summer Sundays will be on Sunday, July 6th, with the theme Rockin’ de Rock.

The City of Hamilton has dedicated this edition to Mount Saint Agnes Academy in celebration of 125 years of service to educating our kids.

From 3pm until 8pm in Victoria Park, the concert will feature a host of live musical performers from Bermuda’s local talent pool, a kids zone and a host that will keep you fully entertained throughout the day.

Admission is free.

For more information contact 279-5254 or visit www.cityofhamilton.bm.




Radnor Road Christian Fellowship’s Vacation Bible School will run nightly from 5.30pm from Monday, July 7th until Friday, July 11th, with a presentation day on Saturday, July 12th from 1pm until 3pm.

There will be crafts, bible stories, a light dinner served nightly and prizes to be won.

For more information, or to register, contact Deaconess Lovett on 737-8364 or children_ccombda@hotmail.com.





Now that Heroes Day is over, the next public holiday is the big one – Cup Match!

All of you locals will be VERY familiar with what Cup Match is all about but some newbies or tourists out there might be wondering why there is all this fuss over a game of cricket.

The Thursday is officially Emancipation Day and the Friday is Somer’s Day. On the surface, Cup Match is a cricket game played on a two-day public holiday on the Thursday and Friday before the first Monday in August. This means that for 2014, it is on Thursday, July 31st and Friday, August 1st. It is much more than just a cricket game though and, when combined with the weekend, becomes a four-day celebration of all things Bermudian.

Cup Match pits the East of the Island, St. George’s, against the West, Somerset, and alternates venues every year. 2013 will be played at Somerset Cricket Club and next year will be at the Wellington Oval in St. George’s. You will be able to spot St. George’s fans by their light blue and dark blue attire and Somerset will be in red and blue.

Even those who aren’t fans of cricket attend the game from 10am until 6pm each day to experience this uniquely Bermudian experience, soak in the carnival atmosphere, local food and drinks, see the outrageous fashions and to try their luck at gambling on the Crown & Anchor tables (only legal during Cup Match).

Tickets are available on the gate and are usually around $20 for adults, less for children under 12.

Visiting the Island over Cup Match? Bermuda Tourism and the Bermuda Hotel Association host a Cup Match Visitors’ Stall where tourists can sit back, relax and enjoy the game with complimentary refreshments.


Fiona Couper-Smith of Inner Balance Bermuda is now offering Reflexology at the Bermuda Aquarium in front of the North Rock Tank. This is by appointment only on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5pm. For further information, contact 333-5514 or visit www.innerbalancebermuda.com.





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


HOP Society: Art Sessions for Seniors – June 10th, 17th, 24th and July 1st

World Cup at Lemon Tree – June 12th to July 13th

Illustrated Talk: Sand Between Your Toes – Volcanic Sand, That Is – June 18th

Bermuda Folklife Documentary Series: Seagull Racing and Llewellyn Hollis, Fisherman – June 19th

Bluebird Box Live Auction – June 20th

Soca Junkies – June 20th

**NEW  Outta Bounds at Taste 141 – June 20th

**NEW  Exploring New Frontiers – June 20th

**NEW  PHC Kevin Hart Movie Premier: Think Like A Man Too – June 20th

**NEW  Family Movie Nights: Grace Unplugged – June 20th

**NEW  Newport Bermuda Race – June 20th to 29th

Bermuda Toastmasters Awards Banquet – June 21st

Bermuda Summer Soul-stice – June 21st

Bermuda All Stars Jam – June 21st

Pre Cup Match Afternoon Teabreak & Fashion Show – June 21st

Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise: Summer Solstice – June 21st

**NEW  Car Boot Sale – June 21st

**NEW  Exhibition Opening: Bermuda and the Historic Triangle – June 21st

**NEW  Helping Bands Summer Jam – June 21st

Bermuda Chamber Choir: Summer in Europe – June 21st and 22nd

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

Bermuda Karate Institute: 14th Lepercq Memorial Tournament – June 22nd

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Royal Paintbox and The Grand Seduction – June 22nd

**NEW  AFP Networking & Career Planning – June 23rd

**NEW  LGBT Film Screening: Pariah – June 23rd

**NEW  Panel Discussion on LGBT Inclusion – June 24th

How Much Would You Pay to See Me…? Fundraiser – June 25th

**NEW  Hog Penny’s Annual Canada Night Party – June 27th

Rumble in Paradise: International Sound Clash – June 28th

REEF Watch 2014 – June 28th

**NEW  ACIB Canada Day Beach Party – June 28th

**NEW  Discovery Wines: Kiwi Craze Wine Class – June 28th

**NEW  Early Childhood Conference – July 2nd to July 4th

**NEW  Jackson School of Performing Arts Recital: Cirque de la Danse – July 2nd to 5th

4th of July Celebrations at Mickey’s – July 4th

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

Miss Bermuda Pageant – July 6th

**NEW  Summer Sundays: Rockin’ de Rock – July 6th

City Fashion Festival: Evolution – July 7th to 12th

Plough: St. George’s 402nd Birthday –  July 11th

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

**NEW  2014 Cup Match Classic – July 31st and August 1st

Cup Match Fever: The International Edition – August 1st

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

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th

Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2014 International Championship All Breed Dog Shows – October 18th and 19th




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

KAF’s Land & Sea Weekly Summer Camp – weekly from June 30th to July 21st

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Disaster – starts June 30th

**NEW  Spicelands Fun Camp – June 30th to September 5th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Sea Myths, Sea Serpents & Superstitions – starts July 7th

**NEW  Radnor Road Christian Fellowship’s Vacation Bible School – start July 7th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts July 14th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Dissection – starts July 21st

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Pirates – starts July 28th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Bermuda – starts August 4th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Sharks – starts August 11th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Sea Myths, Sea Serpents & Superstitions – starts August 18th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Wild Weather – starts August 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

The Journeys of War Baby  by Photographer Warren Brown – June 13th to 25th

**NEW  Bermuda Postal History From 1620 to the UPU by David Pitts – June 27th to July 9th

Treasure Island – July 11th to August 13th

The Tucker Sisters: Under the Yellow Flag – July 11th to October 10th

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

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

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – June 6th to June 20th

Onions Gallery: Bluebird Box Show and Auction
Edinburgh Gallery: Our History in Hats by Ronnie Chameau and Donna Pink
Studio A: BSoA Workshop Art 2014 Showcase
Studio B: Nature’s Insistence by Susanna Kitson
Studio C: The impossible Project by Earl Jones



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Enjoy the rest of the week!




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