July 30th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Kids!


So….is anybody even reading this or have you all started the Cup Match festivities already?  I’m pretty sure that over 80% of people who are physically in work today have already mentally checked out.  Anyway, you should definitely read this, otherwise, how will you know what’s happening in Bermuda AFTER Cup Match?

Red Logo

Red Steakhouse and Bar are closed for the holiday on Thursday and Sunday but are offering a special discount to NTDIB readers who dine with them on Friday and/or Saturday.  Simply mention NothingtodoinBermuda.com when making your reservation and you will receive a whopping 20% discount.  Also, they will be having a pre-Cup Match celebration tonight, with DJ PM from 10.30pm, after Robert Symons’ usual Wednesday night steel pan performance.  For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Red at 292-7331.  Happy dining!




0802 Bermuda National Ladies Hockey Team Jumble Sale

Since the weather was such a deterrent at the weekend, there’s a second chance to grab yourself a bargain at the Bermuda National Ladies Hockey Team’s Jumble Sale at Mount Saint Agnes Playground on Saturday, August 2nd.

This will run from 9am until noon with books, toys, baby items, furniture, household items, clothing, accessories and more on sale.

Proceeds will assist team participation at the CAC Games in November.

For more information, contact Joanne and Jennifer Chisnall on 295-4353 or 333-8304.




0806 Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series

Learn more about Bermuda’s history at Bermuda National Library’s Summer Film Series on Wednesdays in August.

Screenings will run from 11am each week in the Bermuda History and Cultural Studies Room.

Freedom Quest: Black in Bermuda 1616-1834 on Wednesday, August 6th was produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs in 1999. It examines the history of blacks in Bermuda between 1616-1834 with interviews and discussions with Dr. Clarence Maxwell, Dr. Pauulu Kamarakafego, Victoria Pearman and Craig Simmons. Running time is approximately 90 minutes.

Llewellyn Hollis, Fisherman on Wednesday, August 13th focuses on Bermuda’s fishing traditions, including the making of shark oil barometers, casting for bait, lures, and other arts of the sea. Featuring interviews with legendary Bermudian fisherman Llewellyn Hollis and his apprentice Keishunda Curtis, this documentary will inspire a new appreciation for the tradition-bearers that keep Bermuda’s culture alive. Running time is approximately 43 minutes.

LookBermuda documentary, Riddle of the Crest on August 20th examines the origins of the ship on Bermuda’s coat of arms, widely believed to be that of the Sea Venture. The film presents a compelling view that challenges this belief. Running time is approximately 30 minutes.

From traditional recipes to fishing techniques to stories from Bermuda’s whaling days, St. David’s: An Island Near Bermuda, screening on August 27th, is the first film to document this unique part of Bermuda and share a history that would otherwise be untold. Running time is approximately 91 minutes.

For more information, contact Ellen Hollis at 296-1297 ext 223 or ejhollis@gov.bm.


0810 Summer Sundays Island Rhythms

Part 4 of this year’s Summer Sundays will be on Sunday, August 10th, and promises a focus on soca, reggae and Latin music with the theme Island Rhythms.

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 CityofHamilton.bm.


0816 Cobbs Hill Community BBQ

Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel invite you to their Annual Community BBQ on Saturday, August 16th 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 17th at 11.15am.

For more information, contact Lloyd Rayner at 236-8300, Carmen Grant at 337-5112 , the Church at 236-9413 or email cobbshillyouth@yahoo.com


0823 Fun Golf Open

Get ready for an afternoon on the green, followed by an evening on the water, at the Mariners RFC and FunGolf’s 2nd Annual Fun Golf Open on Saturday, August 23rd.

Organisers advise that you get the 2pm ferry from Hamilton to Dockyard for the first wave of tee-offs at 3pm.

Participants can expect a couple of free drinks per player plus a BBQ, prizes and a sunset cruise featuring DJ Einstein to party back to Hamilton.

The Sunset Glow Cruise will depart at 8pm, returning to Hamilton at 10.30pm, with a limited number of $20 tickets available for non-golfers.

Tickets can be purchased for $60 for individual players, who will be put in a scratch team, or as a team of four for $240 from www.pTix.bm.

For more information, contact fungolf.open@gmail.com.


0828 Beauty and the Beast

TROIKA Bermuda are continuing with their mission to keep the drama on-stage, by giving young people the opportunity to get involved in dramatic art, song and dance, and will be bringing their latest production, Work in Progress #5: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, to the stage at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts.

Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice’s daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle’s taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince has enthralled Broadway audiences for over 13 years.

This two hour magical tale will be filled with spectacular acting, costumes, special effects and set pieces, and is family-friendly, although not suitable for newborns.

Directed by Steven Huntsman and produced by Edith Caines, with choreography by Eric Bean Jr., the show will run from Thursday, August 28th until Saturday, August 30th. Doors open at 7pm and showtime is at 7.30pm each evening, with a matinee performance at 2pm on the Saturday.

Tickets are $45 for general admission, $60 for Bronze Donors, $100 for Silver Donors, $150 for Gold Donors and $250 for Platinum Donors. All tickets are available from www.pTix.bm.

For more information, contact info@troikabda.com or visit www.troikabda.com.


0830 Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition

Unleash your creativity with Bermuda’s natural resources at the 19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition on Saturday, August 30th.

This will be at the usual location of beautiful Horseshoe Bay. Sculpting begins at 10am and finishes at 4pm, followed by judging and an awards presentation. Available categories, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, are Children, Teenagers, Families, and Adults/Open/Company/Organiser/Tourist.

Not sure where to start? Well, you’re in luck as on Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th, you can learn the tips, tricks, tools and techniques from 5pm until 6pm at the free Sand Sculpting Clinics, also on Horseshoe Bay.

Admission is free for both spectators and participants.

For more information, or to submit an entry, contact info@youthandsports.bm.


0920 Learn Bridge in a Day

The Bermuda Bridge Club, (affiliated to the American Contract Bridge League), is running a one-day seminar, Learn Bridge in a Day, on Saturday, September 20th.

From 10am until 4pm at the Bermuda Bridge Club on Pomander Road, you will have an excellent opportunity to commence or refresh your bridge knowledge, at this seminar designed to introduce the mechanics, scoring and basic bidding of bridge. Beginner lessons start on September 24th.

For more information, contact lessons@bermudabridge.com or 236-7897.




Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Behind the Mask – July 30th

Cup Match Summer Splash: Cup Match Eve Concert – July 30th

Chewstick’s 9th Annual Beachfest Emancipation Celebration – July 31st

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

Lido Complex at Cup Match – July 31st and August 1st

Cup Match Fever: The International Edition – August 1st

Kiss Me I’m Uber: Trip to the Game – August 1st

8th Annual Soca vs Reggae Cup Match After-Party – August 1st

**NEW  Bermuda National Ladies Hockey Team’s Jumble Sale – August 2nd

42nd Annual Non-Mariners Race – August 3rd

**NEW  Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Freedom Quest: Black in Bermuda 1616-1834 – August 6th

Etudes: Bermuda Civic Ballet Summer Selections 2014 – August 8th and 9th

**NEW  Summer Sundays: Island Rhythms – August 10th

**NEW  Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Llewellyn Hollis, Fisherman – August 13th

Bermuda Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation 27th Annual Night of Champions – August 16th

**NEW  Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel Annual Community BBQ – August 16th

**NEW  Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series – Riddle of the Crest – August 20th

**NEW  2nd Annual Fun Golf Open – August 23rd

**NEW 19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition: Sand Sculpting Clinics – August 23rd and 24th

**NEW  19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – August 30th

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

**NEW  Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: St. David’s: An Island Near Bermuda – August 27th

**NEW  Troika Bermuda’s Work in Progress #5: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – August 28th to 30th

**NEW  19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – August 30th

Raleigh Bermuda Monte Carlo Casino Classic – September 13th

3rd Annual Peace Day Weekend: Paint for Peace Exhibit Opening – September 18th

3rd Annual Peace Day Weekend: Peace Day Concert – September 19th

Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon & Carnival – September 20th

**NEW  Learn Bridge In A Day – September 20th

3rd Annual Peace Day Weekend: Peace Day 5K Road Race – September 21st

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th

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




Spicelands Fun Camp – June 30th to September 5th

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

Miles of Smiles Hospitality Camp – August 18th to 22nd

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

Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September

Treasure Island – July 11th to August 13th

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

Homer’s Cafe Display: Abstractuality by Neal J.F. Morris – July 18th to August 14th

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



Here’s a feel-good video to start your Cup Match weekend off the right way:



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


Be safe and enjoy the holiday!




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