January 7th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Happy New Year, Kids!


Hope you all had a great celebration and that 2015 has been treating you well so far!  This is the first working week of 2015 for most of us but please remember to thank our friends in the hospitality industry who work so hard while the rest of us are letting our hair down.

Anyway, it’s a brand new year so here are some of the latest Bermuda events for 2015 for your consideration:



Learn how to write fiction, anecdotes, poetry and much more at a Creative Writing Course from Wednesday, January 7th.

This will take place in the top floor office at Daylesford Theatre from 7pm until 9pm. Whether you want to sharpen up a piece for publication, or simply enjoy writing for pleasure, you will learn techniques that will make your writing the very best it can be.

This is an ongoing course, and the fee is $95 per six weeks.

For more information, contact janquinn3@aol.com or 536-4043.


0109 Power of Breath

The breath is our constant companion, yet seldom do we realize how powerful a tool it is for healing the body and calming the mind. Control of the breath leads to optimal health and vitality, as well as mental balance and clarity. Learning how to breathe properly is one of the keys to a happy, healthy and successful life.

The Power of Breath, a 6-week course starting at the Yoga Centre on Friday, January 9th, will include Theory and Techniques, Breath and Health, Healing Visualization, Overcoming Negative Emotions and Dealing with Stress.  The class will run from 12.10pm until 1.10pm.

The cost is $108 for a 6-week session.

For more information, or to register, contact 295-7525 or yogacentrebermuda@gmail.com.


0109 Bermuda Society of Arts

There are three new exhibits opening on Friday, January 9th at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall.

The Onions Gallery will be exhibiting the 2015 BSoA Members Photography Show, a collection of imagery selected by a jury panel.

The Edinburgh Gallery will be showcasing Vortex of Colour by Karl Sternath, held over by popular demand.

Unexplained by Deondre Cumberbatch, a series of mixed media work, will be on show at Studio A.

Opening night will be BSoA on Friday, January 9th 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 Wednesday, January 28th at 4pm.  Admission is free.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or bsoa@ibl.bm, or visit www.bsoa.bm.


0109 Exclusive Live in Jasmine Lounge

Looking for some live entertainment on the weekends?

Then you’re in luck as Exclusive will be performing live in the Jasmine Lounge on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm until midnight.

Tony Bari, pianist, will join Earl Leader on drums and Dennis Francis on bass every weekend until Saturday, February 28th.

There is no cover charge.

For more information please contact 238-8000.


0110 Liana Hall The Little Cottage

Hall of Life Publishing has announced the launch of the illustrated children’s book The Little Cottage by Liana Hall and illustrated by Alicia Wanklyn.

The launch will take place at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art on Saturday, January 10th. The Little Cottage is a picture book primarily aimed at children, but with art that will enthral adults. It is intended to be a lasting piece of cultural art for Bermuda; a book that will remain treasured by children as they grow into adulthood. The Little Cottage also contains historical and cultural facts about the island that will educate local and international children alike.

Signing and sales will begin at noon and there will be a reading by the author at 2pm followed by a few short presentations. There will be books, postcards and prints on sale. Proceeds will benefit Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Friends of Hospice and The Chewstick Foundation.

This event is free to attend.

For more information, contact info@lianahall.com.


Fairmont Logo

Want to burn off a little of that post-holiday flab? The 38th Annual Fairmont to Fairmont Road Race will take place on Sunday, January 11th.

The Race and the Relay Teams will both begin at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess at 9am, 8.30am for walkers and the 3K Junior Race, and will end at the Fairmont Southampton, a route of 7.2 miles. Light refreshments will be available at the finish.

Registration is available until 6pm on Friday, January 3rd. There are a variety of prizes in different categories and age groups as well as several prize draws, including two JetBlue airline tickets and a four night stay at The Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico.

The fee varies from $0 to $60, depending on the age and race category, and $8 of each race fee will be donated to the The Bermuda Hospital Charitable Trust. This amount will be matched by Fairmont.

For more details, visit www.RaceDayWorld.com.


0113 Nutrifit Sugar Detox

Calling all sugar addicts! Natural Ltd is offering 6 weeks of optimum nutrition, physical training and success coaching starting Tuesday, January 13th.

Nutrifit has been cleaning up nutrition and changing lives for over 8 years with amazing results. This time Nutrifit Sugar Detox is giving you the same essential nutrition education but with a new focus on refined sugar.

They will give you the facts, motivation and all the support you need to help you control your cravings for good. Attendees will learn how nutrition really works and and get the passion and know-how to make healthy, educated and ethical choices. Choose food that nourishes you!

The course is presented by Catherine Burns, an experienced Nutritional Therapist trained by the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in the U.K. and Royal Gazette Food for Thought columnist. The fitness component will be presented by Sergio White, with success coaching from Julia Pitt.

The cost is $425 per person for the full programme or $325 for the nutrition and success coaching only.

For more information, contact catherine@natural.bm or 505-4725.


0115 Beginners Yoga

Starting Thursday, January 15th at 5.30pm, The Yoga Centre on Victoria Street are offering a two-part, 12 -week, Beginners I Yoga Course for those who are new to yoga or with limited experience and practice.

This course is designed to provide the basic principles of yoga beneficial for safe and renewed practice, introduce alternate options for various body types, and develop awareness and build confidence in the practice of yoga specific to individual student needs. The course prepares students for Beginners 2 and walk-in multilevel classes.

The cost is $260 for a 12-week session.

For more information, or to register, contact 295-7525 or yogacentrebermuda@gmail.com.


0115 Restaurant Week 2015

Most of us are tightening our belts after all that seasonal spending so, luckily for us, Bermuda Tourism are running an initiative to let us dine at many local restaurants for a reduced cost!

Over 42 of Bermuda’s top restaurants are participating in the 4th Annual Bermuda Restaurant Weeks from Thursday, January 15th until Thursday, February 5th.

The chefs will be showcasing their talents with special menus of three-course selections, inviting you to sample Bermuda-inspired fare and tantalizing international cuisine during this annual food-lovers extravaganza.

Prices for three-course prix fixe dinners fall into three tiers at $29, $39 or $49 per person (excluding beverages and grats) depending on the participating restaurant. Wine pairings will also be offered.

Reservations should be made directly with the restaurant or online at www.table.bm.

For the full list of participating restaurants, visit www.gotobermuda.com/restaurantweeks2015 – happy eating!


0118 Roller Derby Recruitment Day

Get your skates on for the Bermuda Roller Derby Recruitment Day on Sunday, January 18th.

From 2.30pm until 4.30pm at Pembroke Community Club, at the top of Admirality House, you will have the opportunity to find out exactly what roller derby is.

All women over 18 are welcome, as are non-skaters, since male and female referees are needed too.

If you are planning on attending, please RSVP so that they can have skates in your size available to try.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact bermudarollerderby@gmail.com.


0121 Social Media for Business Part 2

Dive deeper into the world of social media for your business with SociaLEE Consulting.

Social Media for Business Part 2 on Wednesday, January 21st will look at blogging, Instagram and other platforms, as well as beginning to create content to share on these platforms to help your business effectively engage with their audience. Students are required to bring their laptop or tablet to class.

Limited enrollment is available through Community Education, either online at http://www.communityed.gov.bm/portal/server.pt or visit any of the Community Education Offices. Registration closes on Friday, January 9th.

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


0127 Facebook 101

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

Session 4: Facebook 101 will take place at Nineteen @ Burnaby, next to Devil’s Isle Coffee on Tuesday, January 27th. Sign in and lunch are from 12.15pm, with closing at 1.30pm.

When it comes to Social Media Marketing, Facebook is a given. Yet, many people are having trouble using the platform correctly for their business. This workshop will review the difference between a Facebook Page, Profile, and Group, show the benefits of each, and key features of a Facebook Business Page.

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.


0131 Wesley Car Boot Sale

Bring your loot to a car boot sale and do some post-Christmas decluttering while making a little extra money.

The Wesley Methodist Car Boot Sale will be from 9am until 1pm at the Peace Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 31st.

The cost for vendors is $25 per table or parking space. Donations of quality goods are welcome, with all proceeds going to Wesley Methodist Church.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact jardin@northrock.bm or 236-4971.


Bermuda SPCA Logo

You are invited to grab your best walking shoes and your favourite canine for the Bermuda SPCA’s 18th Annual Paws to the Park Dog Charity Walk on Sunday, March 1st.

Starting at 2pm, you can join the Bermuda SPCA and a hundred waggly tails for this sponsored 1 or 3 mile walk from St. Paul’s Church Field, on the corner of Middle Road and Valley Road.

The walk will be followed by a doggie-themed festival featuring exciting attractions and free giveaways for you and your pooch, including the Wetnose Photo Booth, Doggie Fun zones and picnic areas, Dog Grooming, and lots of freebies, goody bags and much more. This event is open to all dog owners or simply people who love animals and wish to enjoy a fun day out, while supporting the lifesaving work of the SPCA.

Registration will open in February – details to follow at www.spca.bm.

For more information, contact 236-7333 ext7 or dnarraway@spca.bm.


0326 The Second Last Supper

Who called a special meeting before Jesus had The Last Supper? Now for the first time, based on a broad-based discussion with local church leaders, and after reading extensively, playwright Dale Butler brings his third play, The Second Last Supper, to the stage after his great success with the acclaimed We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder and Hubert Smith.

The show will run from Thursday, March 26th until Saturday, March 28th at St. Paul A.M.E. Centennial Hall, with showtime at 7pm sharp each night.

An all star cast and live band involve you with an earth shattering opening and triumphant ending that reveals the strengths and weaknesses of a movement that was almost on its knees hours before the Crucifixion.

Tickets are $25, or $50 for Patrons, and available from St. Paul A.M.E. Church office or at the door.

For more information contact: Dale Butler 505-3409 or daledbutler@gmail.com.





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Just for Laughs Bermuda: Double Bill – January 7th

**NEW  Creative Writing Class – start January 7th

Bermuda Triple Challenge Training – starts January 8th

Just for Laughs Bermuda – January 8th to 10th

Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts January 9th

**NEW  The Power of Breath – starts January 9th

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

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 10th

Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts January 10th

**NEW  Liana Hall Book Signing – January 10th

**NEW  Fairmont to Fairmont Road Race – January 11th

**NEW  Nutrifit Sugar Detox – starts January 13th

Raleigh Bermuda Information Evening #2 – January 14th

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

**NEW  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  Roller Derby Recruitment Day – January 18th

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

**NEW  Social Media for Business Part 2 – January 21st

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

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 24th

Pembroke Parish Council presents The Great Debate – January 24th

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

**NEW  Lunch & Learn Series: Facebook 101 – January 27th

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

**NEW  Wesley Methodist Car Boot Sale – 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

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

**NEW  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

**NEW  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

50 Years of Rudolph – December 6th to January 13th

Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Small Works – November 30th to January 11th

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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