January 14th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Kids!


Well, we’re almost halfway through the first month of the year – let’s just be optimistic and say that Summer will be here before we know it!  Here’s the latest on Bermuda 2015 events:


0114 Chef Table at The Reefs

The Reefs invite you to join them for another great Chef’s Table Event on Wednesday, January 14th.

Starting at 7pm, the dinner will feature an inspired multi-course menu with wine pairings for each course. Space is limited so make sure to reserve your spot early. The menu can be viewed online at http://issuu.com/viewdocument/docs/rfschef_tabl_1-14_15/0.

The cost is $110, plus tax and gratuities.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222.


0115 AME Church Annual Music and Creative Arts

The Bermuda Conference AME Church Christian Education Department presents their annual Music & Creative Arts Ministries Workshops and Program from Thursday, January 15th until Saturday, January 17th, 2015.

The workshops will take place at Cedarbridge Academy and will include audio sound board, dance, drama, praise singing, mime, sign language, ushers, and more. Workshops are scheduled for Thursday and Friday evenings from 5.45pm and all day Saturday with participants taking part in a concert from 7pm until 9pm at the Ruth Seaton James Centre on Saturday.

Registration is $40 for adults, $35 for teens and $30 for children under 13. Tickets are $30 for patrons, $20 for general admission, and $5 for children under 13.

For information, to register and purchase tickets contact Latia Robinson at 297-5991 or email zion_dancer@hotmail.com or transforming arts@gmail.com.


0315 Car Boot Sale

Start off the New Year by grabbing a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale, with the next one being on Saturday, January 17th.

This will run from 9am until 1pm and items for sale will include clothing, shoes, purses, children’s clothes, toys, CDs, DVDs, jewelry, household items and a lot more.

If you would like your own table, the cost is $20, which goes to the church. Garment racks can also be hired at a cost of $10.

For more information, contact Carol at 747-3377.


0117 Structure Strength and Core

Gain a more intricate understanding of structural awareness and tensegrity as it applies to yoga at the Structure, Strength and Core Course starting at 11.30am at the Yoga Centre on Saturday, January 17th.

This 12 week course is open to all levels and is designed to ensure a steady foundation, build real strength and stability, and educate participants on the intricate involvement and application of the Core body for a confident and safe practice.

Based on the principles of Anusura yoga, Rodney Yee’s Core principles and the principles of How Yoga Heals, this course will give students a more intricate understanding of structural awareness and tensegrity as it applies to yoga; revisit this concept of “Sthira” in the sutras and how we build strength in support of flexibility; and reawaken the awareness of the Core and its infinite involvement for a safe and confident practice.

The price is $260 for the 12 week course. Spaces are limited to ensure adequate attention to students.

For more information, or to register, contact The Yoga Centre at 295-7525 or yogaontherock@logic.bm.


0117 Eating Right

Eating Right with Type and Wellness in Sight is an 8 week course starting on Saturday, January 17th, alternating between Tuesday evenings at 7pm and Saturdays at 3pm.

Participants will be informed about Healthy Eating in the context of varying diet and nutritional theories and how they may or may not compliment each other, your current dietary habits, your yoga practice and how yoga and diet works hand in hand.

This course is designed to prepare students for the upcoming Ayurvedic Training in March and will create some sanity and direction for the information overload in “Diet” that exists today.

The cost of this course is $210.

For more information or to register, contact The Yoga Centre at 295-7525 or yogaontherock@logic.bm.


0118 Annual Seafarers Service

The Chapel of Ease in St David’s is holding its Annual Seafarers’ Service on Sunday, January 18th.

The service will start at 11am and comrades lost at sea will be especially remembered. The special guest will be Rt Rev Nicholas Dill, Bishop of Bermuda.

Everyone very welcome.




0118 Reiki Certification Course

If you have already completed the Level 1 Reiki Class offered at My Sereni-Tea, you are invited to double the amount of energy you can hold and channel by joining their Reiki 2 Certification Course on Sunday, January 18th from 2pm until 6pm.

In this class, you will continue your Reiki Journey by learning practices to increase your spiritual awareness, how to scan the Aura and Chakras for energy blockages, how to do distance healing, how to heal the past, how to give a Reiki treatment, and how to conduct yourself as a Reiki 2 Professional healer.

The cost is $300, with a $50 deposit required to hold your space.

For more information, contact My Sereni-Tea on 296-2114 or myserenitea@logic.bm.


Bermuda Docs

The January edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be at BUEI on Sunday, January 18th with the documentary Pelican Dreams showing at 3pm. This beautifully shot nature documentary is an intimate portrait of the California brown pelican.

This will be followed by Art and Craft, at 5.15pm. This thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating documentary about a legendary art forger is shortlisted for the 2015 Oscar for Best Documentary.

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

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


0122 Shipwrecks and Blockade Days in St Georges

The next in the Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series will be a Film Night at Bermuda National Library at 6pm on Thursday, January 22nd, screening two 30 minute films from Brendan Hollis’ About Bermuda Series.

The first film will be Shipwrecks, which explores how the remains of sailling ships, steamships, paddlewheelers, pleasure yachts, warships, Spanish galleons and passenger liners can all be found hidden amongst the reefs surrounding Bermuda.

The second film, Blockade Days in St. George’s, explores the eventful days in St. George’s during the American Civil War. The extent to which the town was transformed into a confederate arsenal and entrepot is vividly shown through the use of contemporary paintings blended with scenes of St. George’s.

Afterwards, Bermuda’s wrecks custodian, Dr. Philippe Rouja, will be on hand to answer questions.

This event is free to the public.

For more information, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or visit www.CommunityandCulture.bm.


0122 2014 Birding Year in Bermuda

Join BUEI and the Bermuda Audubon Society for 2014 Birding Year in Bermuda: Spies, Superstars & Surprises at 7.30pm on Thursday, January 22nd.

Ornithologist Andrew Dobson will present a fascinating look back at the 2014 birding year, one which provided some unexpected surprises. One species, never seen in Bermuda before, was well photographed but it took sound recordings and an international effort to reveal its identity. More than 20 species of duck were seen during the year including an unprecedented flock of 13 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks. Come and see which birds took star billing in 2014.

The lecture will start at 7.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium and Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount (food only) 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 and note that it cannot be combined with any other special offers. For dinner reservations call 295-4207.

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


0123 Socialee Boot Camp

Invest a day into your business, learn how to utilize social media tools and how to marketing effectively with these tools at SocialLee’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp on Friday, January 23rd.

Session 3: Making a Name for Your Business will take place at Nineteen @ Burnaby, next to Devil’s Isle Coffee, from 8.30am until 4pm.

Topics covered include Blogging, Developing Good Content and Editorial Calendar.

The registration fee is $265 and can be purchased online at www.pTix.bm. Early birds who register by January 14th will pay $220. No registrations will be taken at the door. BEDC and Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Members receive a 5% discount with a code.

For more information, or to register, visit www.socialeeconsulting.com or email contact@socialeeconsulting.com.


0123 Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts

Offering a range of performances by a diverse selection of artists of international repute, the 2015 edition of the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts will run between Friday, January 23rd and Sunday, March 8th.

Featured artists include the English Chamber Orchestra, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Rebecca Faulkenberry in Concert, Ellis Marsalis Jazz Quintet, Yo-Yo Ma, Opera A La Carte’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, William Howard, The Schubert Ensemble of London, Aquila Theatre Company’s production of Wuthering Heights, Walnut Street Theatre’s production of A Life in the Theatre, and One Night with the Bee-Gees performed by Stayin’ Alive.

In addition to the performances, there is also a series of complementary events, including adult workshops and outreach programmes for students.
For a complete calendar of events, please visit their website at www.bermudafestival.org.

Ticket prices range from $25 for students to $65 to $75 for adults and are available from www.BDAtix.bm.


0124 Celebrate Your Spirit

For over 30 years, inspiring Master Teacher Janice Hayes has been working with those who desire to live life in a better way and is returning to Bermuda to offer the 2 day workshop, Celebrate Your Spirit: Connecting with your Deepest Gifts and Greatest Abilities on Saturday and Sunday, January 24th and 25th.

This will run from 10am until 5pm at My Sereni-Tea.

The cost is $355.

For more information, contact myserenitea@logic.bm or 296-2114.


Burns Night

A stylish start to 2015, the Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s Annual Burns Supper, will be at Rosewood Tucker’s Point on Saturday, January 24th.

A Burns Supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns, author of many famous poems and songs. A few examples include Auld Lang Syne (yes, the one we all sing at New Year), To a Mouse (the phrase “the best laid schemes o’ mice and men gang aft agley” comes from this poem) and Tam O’ Shanter (considered by many to be one of the best examples of the narrative poem in European literature).  You do NOT have to be a literary buff to enjoy this, you just have to enjoy delicious food with entertaining toasts and speeches.

The pre-dinner cocktail reception (cash bar) will be from 6.30pm until 7.15pm, with the five-course dinner beginning at 7.30pm.

The ticket price is $110 per person and available online at www.pTix.bm or from Ewan at ewanmcgill@kpmg.bm.

The link to the event on Facebook is here and it usually sells out in advance so don’t delay in getting your tickets.

Details on confirmed speakers and the menu will be at www.CaledonianSocietyofBermuda.com shortly.


0125 BIFFlix Force Majeure

Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) will begin its BIFFlix film series this year with Force Majeure on Saturday, January 25th.

The screening will be at the usual venue of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI at 5.30pm.

The film was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the ‘Un Certain Regard’ gong at Cannes in 2014.

Force Majeure is an ice-cold Swedish drama about a family torn apart by cowardice. This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.

The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

Force Majeure is the third feature of director, Ruben Östland, and each has attracted widespread critical acclaim.The film is in Swedish, English, French and Norwegian with English subtitles, runs 118 minutes and is rated R.

Tickets are $15 and available in advance at www.pTix.bm, where the trailer can also be viewed, or purchased at the door on the day from 4.30pm with cash, cheque, or credit card.

For more information, visit www.biff.bm.

0129 Social ROI

Operating a medium to large business is a little different than running a small business, as are some of the challenges in social media use. For this reason, SociaLEE Consulting is running a Social Media Marketing for Corporate Use series.

Session 4: Social ROI will take place at Nineteen @ Burnaby, next to Devil’s Isle Coffee, from 8.30am until noon on Thursday, January 29th.

The purpose of every business is to earn revenue. Traditional, marketing tactics have been difficult to track how effective it has been. Social Media Marketing can now show businesses it’s effects on their bottom line. This workshop will look at designing goals and objectives for Social Media Marketing, the tools to track them, and how to analyse the results.

The registration fee is $140 and can be purchased online at www.pTix.bm until January 20th. Early birds who register by January 18th will pay $110. No registrations will be taken at the door. BEDC and Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Members receive a 5% discount with a code.

For more information, or to register, visit www.socialeeconsulting.com or email contact@socialeeconsulting.com.

0130 Overcoming Loneliness

Overcoming Loneliness: Free Seminar and Meditation Workshop will take place at My Sereni-Tea on Friday, January 30th.

Running from 6.15pm until 8pm, this will be an inspiring talk about the root cause of loneliness and how to overcome it. Attendees will be able to try some simple yet effective meditation techniques which help to achieve inner peace and satisfaction. Home made vegan snacks will be offered.

The event is free but you are asked to register at www.deeppeacemeditation.com (under Contact) so that they know how much food they need to organise.

For more information, contact Anya at anya@deeppeacemeditation.com.


0131 Holistic Fair

Another opportunity to explore alternative therapies and lifestyles at the next Holistic Fair on Saturday, January 31st.

From 10am until 5pm at My Sereni-Tea, you can enjoy mini sessions from local practitioners for $1 per minute, as well as discounts in the shop and draw prizes.

Featured practitioners include Sean Dill (Access Bars and Intuitive Healing), Chelsea (Spiritual Guidance Readings), Dr. Karen Simons (Jin Shin Jyutsu), Nim Thipchan (Thai Massage), Tammy Dowling (Law of Attraction Coaching), Monica Dobbie (Reiki and EFT), Carolynne Fuhrtz (Energy Medicine) and Deryn Higgins (Energy Balancing with Crystals).

For more information, contact myserenitea@logic.bm or 296-2114.



Come join Clearwater Middle School as their students take you around the world at their Multicultural Extravaganza on Thursday, February 12th.

This will take place in the gymnasium and, from 6pm until 8pm, there will be food and entertainment from countries around the world. There will be prizes for the best cultural outfit/costume

The cost is $10 for adults, which includes 5 tickets for food samples, or $5 for children, which includes 3 tickets. Additional tickets are available at a cost of $2 each.

For more information, contact the school at 293-5017 or email khamilton@moed.bm.


0224 Twitter 101

Short on time? Dig into Social Media Marketing with bite size information sessions from SociaLEE Consulting’s Lunch & Learn Series.

Session 5: Twitter 101 will take place at Nineteen @ Burnaby, next to Devil’s Isle Coffee on Tuesday, February 24th. Sign in and lunch are from 12.15pm, with closing at 1.30pm.

Everywhere you look, someone is tweeting, twitting, and twittering around Twitter. Politicans use it, major corporations, and college students; it is a great tool for the small business user. Twitter can be used a variety of ways for business. In this workshop, you will look at how businesses can use Twitter and some key Do’s and Don’t. You will also, once and for all, learn what a hashtag is.

The registration fee is $30 and can be purchased online at www.pTix.bm. BEDC and Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Members receive a discount with a code.

The session requires a minimum 10 pre-registered to run.

For more information, contact 456-4780 or contact@socialeeconsulting.com.


0228 Celebrate the Night

The Family Centre invite you to Celebrate the Night at their annual fundraising event on Saturday, February 28th.

From 7pm until 11pm at Fourways Inn, you can enjoy a mix and mingle evening of live entertainment, live music, comedy, dancing, great food and drink, and lots of fun.

Tickets are $60 and available at the Family Centre and Fourways Inn and online at www.BDAtix.bm.



1116 Sunday Brunch at Red

And now for a few special offers! First of all, one just for NTDIB readers. As mentioned previously, Red Steakhouse and Bar are now serving an a la carte brunch on Sundays from 11.30am until 4pm. If you mention seeing their ad on this site, you will receive a free mimosa to enjoy with your meal.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Red at 292-7331.




0115 Reefs Locals Special

The Reefs are currently running a Locals Dinner and Staycation Special. Every night, all winter long, you can enjoy a special room rate of just $179 per night when you couple your stay with their $48 Ocean Echo local’s dinner special. They’ll even throw in breakfast for two as well!

To avail of this offer, simply mention the local’s staycation package with dinner when you call 238-0222 to book.




0115 Ocean Spa Threebie

The Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa are introducing their Ocean Spa Threebie deal, offering fantastic savings of up to $135 by purchasing their new Threebie Gift Card.

The Gift Card costs $270 and allows you to choose three 50 minute spa treatments from a deep tissue massage, swedish massage, Thai yoga massage, reflexology, Phytomer essential facial, satin body shimmer or Ocean Spa pedicure.

You can use all on one day or come back and relax on three separate occasions. This offer is valid from now until March 30th.

For more information, or to book an appointment, contact 234-3636 or oceanspa@cambeach.bm.




Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Raleigh Bermuda Information Evening #2 – January 14th

**NEW  Chef Table at The Reefs – January 14th

Beginner’s Yoga 12-week Course – starts January 15th

**NEW  AME Church Annual Music & Creative Arts Ministries Workshops & Program – January 15th to 17th

Bermuda Restaurant Weeks 2015 – January 15th to February 5th

40th Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 16th to 18th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 17th

Bermuda Red Cross Karaoke NightNovember 5th January 17th

**NEW  Car Boot Sale – January 17th

**NEW  Structure, Strength and Core Course – starts January 17th

**NEW  Eating Right with Type and Wellness in Sight – starts January 17th

Roller Derby Recruitment Day – January 18th

**NEW  Annual Seafarers’ Service – January 18th

**NEW  Reiki  Level 2 Certification Course – January 18th

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Pelican Dreams and Art and Craft – January 18th

GEW Bermuda: The Business of Non-Profit – January 21st

Social Media for Business Part 2 – January 21st

**NEW  Film Night: Shipwrecks and Blockade Days in St. George’s – January 22nd

**NEW  2014 Birding Year in Bermuda: Spies, Superstars & Surprises – January 22nd

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Pantomime: The Pied PiperDecember 4th to 13th January 22nd to 25th

**NEW  Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Session 3: Making a Name for Your Business – January 23rd

**NEW  Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 23rd to March 8th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 24th

Pembroke Parish Council presents The Great Debate – January 24th

**NEW  Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s Annual Burns Supper – January 24th

**NEW  Celebrate Your Spirit – January 24th and 25th

Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – January 25th

**NEW  BIFFlix: Force Majeure – January 25th

Lunch & Learn Series: Facebook 101 – January 27th

**NEW  Social Media for Corporate Use Session 4: Social ROI – January 29th

**NEW  Overcoming Loneliness Free Seminar and Meditation Workshop – January 30th

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

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 31st

Model & Talent Audition Workshop – January 31st

Wesley Methodist Car Boot Sale – January 31st

**NEW  Holistic Fair – January 31st

Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts February 5th

Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts February 6th

Pottery Workshops: Handbuilding – starts February 7th

The Inner World of Chakras – starts February 7th

**NEW  Multicultural Extravaganza – February 12th

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

**NEW  Lunch & Learn Series: Twitter 101 – February 24th

**NEW  Celebrate the Night – February 28th

Bermuda SPCA’s 18th Annual Paws to the Park Dog Charity Walk – March 1st

Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts March 5th

Pottery Workshops: Handbuilding – starts March 6th

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

Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts March 7th

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

The Second Last Supper – March 26th to 28th

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

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

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

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




Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Mythology – Mayhem – Mystery & Marketing – October 10th to January 28th

Tucker Sisters: Under the Yellow Flag – until February 25th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – January 9th to 28th

Onions Gallery: 2015 BSoA Members Photography Show

Edinburgh Gallery: Vortex of Colour by Karl Sternath

Studio A:  Unexplained by Deondre Cumberbatch




Enjoy the rest of the week!




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