September 24th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning all!


Apparently, the first official day of Fall was yesterday.  Hmmm…I’m not quite ready to accept this yet so I think we can cling onto Summer for a little longer in Bermuda.  Here are the latest island events:


0925 Willie Cole

The Alchemy of Objects, the next in the PartnerRe Art Lecture Series at Bermuda National Gallery will be on Thursday, September 25th.

The guest speaker will be acclaimed contemporary American sculptor and conceptual artist, Willie Cole, who is known for assembling and transforming ordinary domestic and used objects such as irons, high-heeled shoes, hair dryers, bicycle parts, and other discarded appliances and hardware, into imaginative and powerful works of art and installations.

Cole’s work combines references and appropriation ranging from African and African-American imagery, to Dada’s readymades and Surrealism’s transformed objects, and icons of American pop culture or African and Asian masks, into highly original and witty assemblages.

The reception will be from 5.30pm, followed by the lecture itself at 6pm.

The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact or 295-9428.


0927 Aquafit A Touch of Teal

Raise money for Ovarian Cancer Awareness while enjoying a low impact exercise at Aquafit: A Splash of Teal on Saturday, September 27th

This 45-minute water aerobics class at National Stadium will begin at 6pm and participants are asked to wear something teal.

The cost is $15 and you can register by emailing



0927 Twilight Summer Series

At what may be their last movie night of the summer, the Twilight Summer Series will be showing blockbuster movies under the stars at Shelly Bay Field on Saturday, September 27th.

The event will start at 7pm with a the screening of Rio 2 at 7.15pm, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier at 8.55pm.

Admission is free.

For more information, visit



0927 Movies in the Square

Bring your family and your chairs and enjoy a night of movies as the Corporation of St. George’s Activities Committee presents Movies in the Square in King’s Square on Saturday, September 27th.

The first movie is Muppets Unwanted at 8.15pm, followed by The Other Woman at 10.15pm.

This event is free and refreshments will be on sale.

For more information, contact or


0928 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Fundraising Luncheon

The Annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Fundraising Luncheon promises to be informative and relaxing as it feeds your mind, body and spirit at Coco Reef on Sunday, September 28th.

The event will begin at 1pm and speaker Sarah Cook will talk about suggestions on the holistic way of assisting to fighting cancer.

The cost is $80, which includes a lunch buffet with tea and coffee.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by emailing

For more information, contact


1001 Dany Pen

Learn more about Bermuda National Gallery’s current exhibition, Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge, at an Art Talk with Biennial Artist Dany Pen on Wednesday, October 1st.

From 12.30pm until 1.30pm, Dany will explain how social issues such as genocides, refugee migrations, cultural differences, economic disparities and the ideas of the Camera Lucida by French literary theorist and philosopher Roland Barthes have influenced her work.

Admission is free although donations are encouraged.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact or 295-9428.


1004 Police Gymkhana

Kicking off Police Week 2014, the Police Gymkhana will take place in the Police Field in Prospect from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, October 4th.

Everyone is encouraged to come out for a fun-filled day that will allow youngsters aged 3 to 16 to participate in bicycle activities and races within a safe environment, while fostering positive interactions with police officers.

There are lots of prizes to be won and gombeys will close out the day’s activities.

This is a free event and RSVPs are not required. All that is required to take part is a working bicycle and an approved bicycle helmet.

For more information, contact Sgt Clifford Roberts at



1004 TEDx Bermuda

TED, the non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, is well known for its conferences with insightful and entertaining presentations on a wide range of topics from some of the world’s leading thinkers.

Join TEDxBermuda 2014 for a thought-provoking afternoon on Saturday, October 4th – like a spa day for your brain!

From 1pm until 6.30pm, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to inspirational local and international speakers, including Oliver Steeds (The Future of Exploration), Jason Healey (Saving Cyberspace), Adjoa Andoh (What Determines Who You Are), Jerome Pesenti (Cognitive Computing), Uzimon (Novelty to Enterprise) and more.

The fun doesn’t stop after the main event, as there will also be a Meet the Speakers Wrap Party at Pier 6 in Hamilton. From 7.30pm, you can meet all the international and local speakers and enjoy live performances by Bermuda’s own Uzimon and Joy T. Barnum, plus DJ entertainment.

Tickets for TEDx are $75, $20 for the wrap party only, and $135 for the event/dinner/wrap party combo. All tickets are available from

For more information, see


1004 End of Summer Soca Fete

1st Choice Audio invite you to get your final soca fix of the season at their End of Summer Soca Fete on Saturday, October 4th.

This will run from 10pm until 3am at Ocean View Golf Club with DJ Keem and DJ Rusty G.

Tickets are $15 in advance from Secrets in Washington Mall or $20 at the door.

For more information, contact 704-7607 or 536-5992.




1005 Blessing of Animals1

To celebrate St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day on October 4th, the Anglican Parish of St George invites you and your pets to the Unfinished Church for a Blessing of Animals at 3pm on Sunday, October 5th.

Parking is at the St George’s Prep school and all animals must be on a leash or in a cage.

There is no fee but donations are welcome in aid of the SPCA.

For more information, contact



1009 The World Before Racism

The October edition of the PartnerRe Art Lecture Series will be in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI on Thursday, October 9th

The guest speaker will be Dr. Lisa Farrington, Professor & Founding Chair Emeritus, Department of Art & Music, John Jay College of Criminal Justice / CUNY, speakin on the topic, The World Before Racism.

When did racism begin? Has the well-worn antagonism between black and white always existed in some form or another? In this intriguing lecture, Dr. Farrington will use primary source documents, such as original writings and works of fine art and architecture, to discuss a very different history of Africans in the West than the one most of us have access to. Such documents tell us that the ancient world was without race hatred; that the Greeks believed Africans to be their betters; that the Medieval Catholic popes looked to African Christians for aid and financial rescue during the crusades; that 10th and 11th century Germans glorified an African saint above all others. To know true history, one must examine the art works and documents produced during each age–which are the truest expression of their culture, untainted and unfiltered by modern prejudices. This lecture will take listeners through this revealing history and offer a fresh and optimistic look at the human condition.

The reception will be from 5.30pm, followed by the lecture itself at 6pm.

The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact or 295-9428.


1009 Albert College Information Evening

As previously mentioned, this year’s Canadian Boarding Schools Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 8th

If you’re specifically interested in opportunities at Albert College, then you’ll be interested to know that they will also be hosting an Information Evening in Salon C at Elbow Beach Hotel on Thursday, October 9th.

Established in 1857, Albert College is Canada’s oldest co-educational boarding and day school. A close-knit, family environment and diverse student body makes the school a truly unique learning experience from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 / Post Graduate.

From 6pm until 8pm, attendees will have the chance to speak with Director of Admission, Heather Kidd about opportunities and scholarships available at Albert College.

For more information, contact or visit


1011 Bermuda SPCA Expo and Fair

Bring your family and your dog (on a leash) and enjoy the activities at the Bermuda SPCA Expo and Fair in the Botanical Gardens on Saturday, October 11th.

From 10am until 4pm, this family fun day will feature a parade of breeds by the Bermuda Kennel Club, an agility demo by the Dog Agility Club, a K9 Demo by The Police Canine Unit, a cat show by the Cat Fanciers Association, a fish show by the Bermuda Fry-Angle Aquarium Society, as well as a white elephant sale, bake sale, Kiddie Land and more. For $10, you can enter your dog to the pet parade to win fun categories.

Parking is $4 per vehicle (Berry Hill entrance only) but admission is free, although a donation of a can of cat or dog food would be welcomed.

For more information, contact 236-7333 or


1011 Karaoke in the Square

Enjoy an evening of singing your heart out as the Corporation of St. George’s Activities Committee presents Karaoke in the Square, a family karaoke night on Saturday, October 11th.

From 8pm until 11pm in King’s Square, you are invited to bring your own chair and come out and participate or enjoy all the entertainment.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain venue will be Penno’s Wharf Cruise Terminal.

This event is free and refreshments will be on sale.

For more information, contact or


Sedgwick Chudleigh

Sedgwick’s Annual Hot Topics Seminar will be on Wednesday, October 15th.

From 2pm until 5pm, this half-day program will present timely updates on domestic and international legal issues concerning the Bermuda insurance industry. The program includes discussions on business interruption coverage, the North American P&C business, food recall, and cyber claims, among others.

This event is by invitation only but enquiries can be directed to


1025 FarmFest

Enjoy fall activities for all ages at Farmfest 2014, a family fun day with fall activities for all ages on Saturday, October 25th (rate date, October 26th).

From 10am until 4pm at Devondale, 33 South Road in Devonshire, there will be game stalls, children’s activities and races, arts and crafts, café, a scavenger hunt, bratwurst, apple bobbing, a BBQ, pony rides, mum and dad races, beer keg, and pumpkins.

Admission is free but there will be games and food tickets available for purchase. All proceeds will support the Bermuda National Trust to preserve natural, architectural and historic treasures.

For more information, contact 236-6483 or



1120 BNG Student Art Competition Water is Me

Students are asked to explore their connection to water for the Bermuda National Gallery’s (BNG) 2014 Annual Student Art Competition. The theme is Bermuda: Water is Me and the use of watercolour is encouraged, although entries are not limited to this.

This year’s competition is hosted in partnership with Greenrock and Bermuda Zoological Society, with prizes and surpises by Office Solutions and Red Laser.

Along with the artwork, artists should submit a descriptive paragraph, a poem or a short story, before the deadline of 4pm on Thursday, November 20th.

Free school tours are available for anyone who wants to be inspired by the current exhibits on show at the Gallery.

The student categories are as follows:

  • Primary 3-6 (ages 6-10 yrs): Students are to consider but not limited to the question: How does the water cycle affect me growing up on an island?
  • Middle School M1-M3 (ages 10-13 yrs): Students are to consider but not limited to the statement: “Human decisions have changed the earth’s land, oceans and atmosphere. Bermuda, as an oceanic island, is especially unique and vulnerable”.
  • Senior School S1-S4 (ages 13-17 yrs): Students are to consider but not limited to the element of water: Explore the ways in which water is a force of nature.
  • Teachers’ Category: This year the BNG is proud to announce a category for art teachers. Teachers are free to explore the theme.

For more information please contact Ms. Dany Pen at or 295-9428.


0110 The Met Live in HD

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society is once again on a mission to make us all more cultured by bringing the Metropolitan Opera to Bermuda in glorious HD.

The next season of The Met: Live in HD operas in Bermuda (on film) starts on Saturday, January 10th 2015.

Verdi’s Macbeth star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts. The approximate running time is 3 hours 15 minutes and it will be sung in Italian with English subtitles.

All screenings are at 5pm on Saturdays in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. There will be a pre-performance and intermission cash bar as well as complimentary hors d’oeuvres at interval.

The season will continue with Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro on January 31st, Bizet’s Carmen on February 21st, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia on March 7th, Lehár’s The Merry Widow on March 21st, Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann on April 18th, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle on May 2nd, Rossini’s La Donna del Lago on May 16th, and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci on May 30th.

As usual, tickets are $35, or $30 for students, and available from from November 1st, or at the door. If you purchase tickets to five or more shows, the price will be discounted to $30 each.

For more information, see or contact Matt Nester at

For synopses and video clips of the operas themselves, visit





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Jimmy Keys at Red Steakhouse and Bar – September 4th to 24th

Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: In the Hour of Victory – September 24th

Celebrating Wellness: Zumba Party – September 24th

Chef’s Table at The Reefs – September 24th

International Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th

**NEW  Bermuda National Gallery: PartnerRe Art Lecture Series with Willie Cole – September 25th

4th Annual Oktoberfest at Swizzle Inn – September 25th to October 5th

Family Centre Beach Bash – September 26th

Action on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Rum Tasting – September 26th

Meditation is Easy – September 26th

P.A.L.S. Mad Hair Day – September 26th

Latin Dinner and Dancing Charity Night at The Reefs – September 26th

Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Dinner Theatre – September 26th to 28th

Documentary Screening: Alive Inside – September 27th

The Wonderful World of Crystals – September 27th

HOUSE Family Fun Day – September 27th

**NEW  Aquafit: A Splash of Teal – September 27th

**NEW  Twilight Summer Series: Rio 2 & Captain America: The Winter Solider – September 27th

**NEW  Movies in the Square – September 27th

Oil Painting Workshop with Rhona Emmerson – September 27th and 28th

**NEW  Ovarian Cancer Awareness Annual Luncheon – September 28th

HOP Society – September 30th

American Citizens Town Hall Meeting – September 30th

**NEW  Art Talk with Biennial Artist Dany Pen – October 1st

Oktoberfest at Frog & Onion – October 1st to 4th

Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Dinner Theatre – October 2nd, 3rd and 5th

Tiaras and Bow Ties: Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance – October 4th

BZS Zoobilee: The Hungry Games – October 4th

The Menuhin Foundation: Passport to a World of Wines – October 4th

**NEW  Police Gymkhana – October 4th

**NEW  TEDx Bermuda 2014 – October 4th

**NEW  TEDx Bermuda: Meet the Speakers Wrap Party – October 4th

**NEW  End of Summer Soca Fete – October 4th

Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Charity Tennis Calcutta – October 4th and 5th

PartnerRe 5K Women’s Run & Walk – October 5th

**NEW  A Blessing of Animals – October 5th

Fab Over 50 – starts October 6th

Walls and Brushes Workshop – starts October 6th

**UPDATED  Canadian Boarding Schools Fair – October 8th

Overcome Pain, Live Well Again – October 8th

**NEW  PartnerRe Art Lecture Series: The World Before Racism with Dr. Lisa Farrington – October 9th

**NEW  Albert College Information Evening – October 9th

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: The Pirates of Penzance – October 9th to 18th

**UPDATED  Social Media Marketing Boot Camp: Getting the Basics RightSeptember 26th October 10th

Pain Care Yoga Teachers Training – October 10th to 12th

**NEW  Bermuda SPCA Expo & Fair – October 11th

**NEW  Karaoke in the Square – October 11th

32nd PGA Grand Slam of Golf – October 13th to 15th

**NEW  Sedgwick’s 2014 Hot Topics Seminar – October 15th

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

3rd Annual Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition – October 20th to 28th

Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival – October 21st to 23rd

Girlguiding FUNd Fair – October 25th

Zombie Walk and Mangrove Hallows – October 25th

**NEW  FarmFest 2014 – October 25th

Astrology Intensive with Steve Judd – November 1st

**NEW  BNG 2014 Annual Student Art Competition Deadline: Bermuda: Water is Me – November 20th

**NEW  Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Macbeth – January 10th

**NEW  Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro – January 31st

**NEW  Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Carmen – February 21st

**NEW  Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia – March 7th

**NEW  Metropolitan Opera in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow – March 21st

**NEW  Metropolitan Opera in HD: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann – April 18th

**NEW  Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle – May 2nd

**NEW  Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago – May 16th

**NEW  Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci – May 30th





Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September

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

Bermuda Trace Art by Kok Wan Lee – September 12th to 24th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until November 22nd

Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge

Highlights from the BNG Collection

Current Exhibits at BNG East – until November 22nd

Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge

Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Autumn Open – September 14th to October 19th



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