May 27th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!


Hope you have all recovered from the holiday weekend!  If not, don’t worry, as there are only a couple of weeks to wait until the next one.  Between now and then, here’s what’s happening in Bermuda:



The Reefs are showing us Bermuda residents some love with their special Locals’ Dinner with Free Bottle of Wine offer. From 6pm, you can enjoy their New World Cuisine in Aqua Terra with the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop while sipping a complimentary bottle of wine with dinner. Aqua Terra is a new restaurant concept opening at The Reefs next to Ocean Echo with additional seating on the terrace and views overlooking the ocean. To avail of this offer, just mention that you are booking the locals dinner when making your reservation.

Promising the freshest food possible, you can now enjoy a Wadson’s Farm Tour and Dinner at The Reefs. This includes a guided tour of Wadson’s Farm with The Reefs’ chef. After selecting your choice of ingredients, you will return to enjoy a meal specially handcrafted for you by the chef. The tour will be at noon and the dinner itself will be at 7pm. The cost is $150 per person, plus 17% gratuity.

The Reefs look forward to enticing your palate with wonderfully creative local fare at their weekly Chef’s Table event. From 7pm, this exclusive 7-course wine pairing dinner party will be hosted by the culinary talents of Executive Chef Douglas Sisk. The cost is $125 per person and seating is limited to 25.

Dine and dance under the stars to the tunes of DJ Travis at the weekly Beach BBQ at The Reefs. This will run weekly from 6.30pm until 10pm on Thursdays. The cost is $55 per person.

Celebrate the weekend with Happy Hour at The Reefs. From 6pm until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, you can enjoy Happy Hour on the Terrace with 20% off Rum Swizzles and Dark and Stormys. You can also experience new specialty cocktails created by their bar chef. On Sundays, the Happy Hour will take place at Coconuts from 4pm until 6pm, so that you can relax after brunch.

These events will all run weekly until Labour Day (September 7th).

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



0522 BSOA

Four new exhibits opened on Friday, May 22nd at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall.

The Onions Gallery will feature A Bird’s Eye View of Bermuda by Bermuda Aerial Media. For the first time, Bermuda Aerial Media shows Bermuda from the air like you’ve never seen before.

Edinburgh Gallery will be showcasing An Exploration in Colour, Collage & Line by Alexandra Cooper. This collection of work is inspired by Bermuda’s natural beauty, which evokes a sense of curiosity and wonder.

Whimsical Watercolours by Charles Knights will be on display in Studio A and is a series of watercolours created by well-known violin teacher turned Plein Air artist extraordinaire.

Camera & Brush: A view of St. George’s by Daniel and Deanne Desilva will be showcased in Studio B and is an eclectic selection of paintings and photography caught by a talented couple with an interest in fine art and Bermuda’s original capital city.

The exhibits will run until Tuesday, June 9th.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or, or visit


0527 Prayer and Deliverance Summit

Restoration Fellowship are hosting a Prayer and Deliverance Summit at The Fairmont Southampton from Wednesday, May 27th until Saturday, May 30th,

The summit will begin at 7.30pm each evening from the Wednesday until the Friday, and will end with an 8am Jericho Hour on the Saturday. The special guest speaker will be Bishop Dominic Allotey and they promise that this will be a memorable occasion, with all in for a huge breakthrough.

For more information, contact


0528 Bermuda Cultural Connections Kuni Frith

Celebrate Heritage Month at the Bermuda National Library as they host Cultural Connections with Dr Kuni Frith on Thursday, May 28th.

At 6pm, Dr Frith will give a lecture and presentation on the Islamic Arabic Golden Age of Medicine and its Influences on Modern Folk Medicine Globally and in Bermuda.

Copies of the book Bermuda Folk Remedies: Using Medical Botanicals for Common Ailments by Dr. Frith, along with a selection of teas, will be on sale.

This event is free but space is limited.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Kenisha Shakir at or 296-1297 ext 234.


0529 Youth Summit

The Christian Education Department of the AME Churches in Bermuda presents a Youth Summit at St. Paul Centennial Hall on Friday, May 29th.

From 6pm until 9pm, the youth and the young at heart are invited to come out and discuss the music of today and and the message behind the music.

The DJ for the evening will be Brotha Richie and the panel of guests will include Wesley “Big Snipes” Hall, Tennea Hassell, Sean Tucker, Jecoa Burrows, Ernest Signor and Malinda Jennings.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Rev. Maureen Clemendor on 537-3467.


0530 Leadership Institute

The Christian Education Department of the AME Churches of Bermuda presents its Annual Leadership Institute on Saturday, May 30th.

This will run from 9.30am until 3pm at Allen Temple AME Church, with a variety of topics and presenters.

In the Biblical Ethics in 2015 workshop by Rev. Lorne Bean, you will find out what Scripture has to say and be prepared to stand on the Word of God.

Dr. Glenn Bascome will present on Discipleship: Do I really know what it Means? This workshop will enable you to determine where you are in your spiritual journey and provide guidelines for the days ahead.

In the Money Management workshop by Rev. Cyril Simmons, you will learn how to engineer your fiscal break-through.

Attendees can also earn Continuing Education Units as certificates will be presented to those who attend all three sessions.

Registration is $10, which includes lunch.

For more information, contact 537-3467 or


0531 Jane Farge in Concert

The Bermuda School of Music presents Jane Farge in Concert on Sunday, May 31st.

From 7pm at Wesley Methodist Church, you can enjoy an evening of German Lieder and Operatic Arias, including Lloyd Matthew and Jennifer Sheridan on organ and violin. This concert is dedicated to Dr. Gary Burgess

Tickets are $50 for Patrons, $20 for adults, $10 for children, and are available from 100% of ticket sales go to support bursary funds.

For more information, contact


0601 Water Aerobics

Anyone need to get swimwear-ready for this summer? Fit ‘n’ Firm Evening Water Aerobics classes will be restarting Monday, June 1st at Warwick Academy Pool.

Classes will run three times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8pm until 9pm, right up until Thursday, September 17th.

These fun and effective water fitness classes are suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness. You do not need to know how to swim.

The drop-in fee is $20, an 8-class punch card is $135 and a Season’s Pass for the full period is $420.

For more information, contact Marilyn at 234-3212, or visit


0602 Coach the Coach

Harlequins RFC will be visiting to Bermuda to take part in the Atlantic Rugby Cup and, as part of their visit, the professional coaches and players of Harlequins have kindly agreed to hold a Coach the Coach Seminar on Tuesday, June 2nd.

From 5pm until 7pm at the Hamilton Princess, this is designed to provide a general overview of coaching professional sports teams and athletes – not focusing any one specific sport.

The seminar will focus coaches and teachers on the balance between the needs of the individual athlete with those of the team whilst allowing individual expression within a team framework. The Harlequins Academy coach will provide advice on nurturing and developing young talent.

This event is free to attend.

For more information, or to register your attendance, visit


0602 At The Sharp End of Lightning

Come out for a behind the scenes talk with Dr. Nicholas R. Bates on his fascinating novel that has received outstanding reviews from some of the toughest book critics around the world, At The Sharp End of Lightning, on Tuesday, June 2nd.

Internationally-renowned scientist, Dr. Bates, will be launching his first science-fiction novel drawing upon the wonders of Bermuda and its surrounding seas.

NR Bates was born in London, grew up in Wales, and lived in Canada and Bermuda. He is an oceanographer and scientist, and has published more than 130 scientific papers on ocean chemistry, climate change and ocean acidification. He is a Senior Scientist at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and Professor of Ocean Biogeochemistry at the University of Southampton, UK. His novels focus on epic fantasy and magic realism, inspired by his deep love of the ocean and environmental sciences.

The book signing will be from 7pm until 7.30pm so that attendees can get a signed copy, just in time for Father’s Day.

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. This cannot be combined with any other offers.

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


0603 CDD Fundraising Dinner

CDD Bermuda invites you to its Inaugural Fundraising Dinner on Wednesday, June 3rd.

This will take place at 7.30pm at Government House with the Governor and Mrs. Fergusson. Dress code is jacket and tie.

CDD Bermuda (Community Driven Development) is a charity which assists persons on financial assistance to become financially independent and self-sufficient. They help participants, in partnership with existing agencies/service providers, to overcome individual “barriers to employment” through specialised workshops, formal education, identifying and securing work-shadow opportunities and ultimately full time employment. They offer a unique ‘after-care’ programme to ensure that our participants retain employment.

Tickets are $500 each and available from There are only 20 tickets available and the deadline for ticket sales is May 29th.

For more information, contact 296-0609.


0605 In Motion Road Trip

Some of Bermuda’s most talented young dancers will be showing us what they’ve got at the 18th Annual In Motion Dance Showcase: Road Trip at the Earl Cameron Theatre in City Hall.

The show will run from Friday, June 5th until Sunday, June 7th, and then from Wednesday, June 10th to Saturday, June 13th.

Showtime is at 7pm and the Saturday and Sunday shows will also have a 2pm matinee performance.

Tickets are $42 for general admission, $29 for students, $65 for Patrons, and available from

For more information, contact


0606 Community Service Project

Mirrors Programme Cohort 10 will be hosting a Community Service Family Fete in aid of Tomorrow’s Voices, Bermuda Autism Early Intervention Centre on Saturday, June 6th.

From 9am until 2pm at T.N. Tatem Middle School, this event is a fun day for families to come out and spend time together. There will be a table tennis tournament, car/ bike wash, bake sale, fun castle, face painting, arts and crafts, music, snowballs and other fun and games.

All funds raised will be donated to Tomorrow’s Voices to support the youth who have autism.

For more information, or to register for the table tennis tournament, contact 294-9291 or


0606 CrossFit Bootcamp1

Looking for a solution to a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable for the long run? CrossFitBDA’s BootCamp Challenge starts on Saturday, June 6th and promises to give you the tools, the meal plans, the framework and the support.

Just bring your enthusiasm and your willingness to try something new and for the next 90 days, you will:

  • Learn to lift weights and exercise properly and efficiently
  • Access unlimited CrossFit Cardio classes at convenient and consistent times
  • Learn how to eat properly and build healthy habits for long term lifestyle changes
  • Access an easy to follow meal plan
  • Meet weekly on Saturday mornings as a group for workouts and specialty lectures
  • Engage in a private support group with fellow Bootcampers and coaches
  • Learn the fundamental compound movements of CrossFit
  • Begin to attend regular CrossFit WODs
  • Meet new people and workout in a fun and supportive environment
  • See the positive results you are looking for

CrossFitBDA promise that you’ll be fitter and better equipped to make healthy decisions that will benefit you for the long term.

The cost is $675 and limited spots are available.

For more information, or to sign up, contact, 535-4775, or visit


606 Benefit Concert

All are invited to a Benefit Concert for Heritage Worship Centre and Spirit House on Saturday, June 6th.

Starting at 7pm, the concert will star Nuhjume, the Trio from the S.T.A.R.S. (Singers Taking Action Reaching Souls) international singing group. You can also expect surprise entertainment from HWC.

A Love Offering will be accepted at the door.

For more information, or to make reservations, contact Karen McPhee Johnson at 705-3636 or


0611 Pride Bermuda and Y2Y Alumni Reception

Calling all alumni of PRIDE Bermuda and Y2Y. Whether you were a volunteer, former staff, or youth participant, you are invited to reconnect at the 1st PRIDE Bermuda and Y2Y Alumni Reception on Thursday, June 11th.

PRIDE Bermuda has impacted the lives of Bermudian Youth of over 25 Years, so from 5.30pm until 7.30pm, you can share laughs and memories from days gone by supporting an organization that shaped our future.

You are also encouraged to send your photos from your PRIDE days to and connect with them on Facebook at

This event is free for PRIDE Alumni.

For more information, contact or call the PRIDE Bermuda Office at 295-9970.


0611 Evolve

Enjoy an all-inclusive fete in a private sunset location at Evolve on Thursday, June 11th.

From 6pm until 11pm, you can get a jumpstart on your Bermuda Heroes Weekend to the sounds of international DJ Back 2 Basics, along with Bermuda’s own DJ Chubb and Markie T. Dress code is sunset chic, and in addition to sweet soca music, you can also enjoy premium drinks, custom bites, and wining Like ah Boss.

The exact location will be privately emailed to attendees.

Tickets are $85 and available from


0612 Debra Friedman

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art will open their new show, Debra Friedman: Twelve to Twenty, Photographing Teenage Bermuda, to the public on Friday, June 12th.

Established Canadian commercial and fine art photographer, Debra Friedman, is exhibiting a series of portraits of Bermudian youth that she created as a Masterworks artist in residence. Debra photographed a large cross-section of teen culture and documented the delicate coming of age as teenagers develop their individual identities.

Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 11am until 4.30pm on Sundays. Masterworks is closed on public holidays. General admission is $5, or free for members and children under 12.

The exhibit will run until June 23rd.

For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit


0614 Glow Bermuda

Glow Bermuda presents Bermuda’s 1st All Inclusive Day Fete White Party on Sunday, June 14th.

From 4pm until 11pm in the garden at Par-La-Ville Park, this event will feature BLAXX from Trinidad. On decks, you’ll find DJ Chubb from Bermuda, DJ Spice from New York, and Nuphoric from Trinidad.

Tickets are $80 in advance from or $100 at the door. All drinks and meals are included.


0619 Leroyfest

Back in Bermuda after 5 years exploring and touring the world, you are invited to come experience Taylor Rankin and his violin Leroy with drummer Dwight Hart at Leroyfest 2015, over 3 nights, at three different venues.

The boys will bring you into the journey they’ve been on out in the world and into the imagination and weirdness of Rankin and Leroy. Experience their unique groove, see the violin Leroy, DJ scratch and soulfully scream as Taylor manipulates his voice from accents to styles around the world.

On top of all this, 12 surprise guest artists (3 to 5 per night) will seamlessly collaborate and mingle within the shows. Each show will be a unique experience.

On Friday, June 19th, the venue will be Bermuda Society of Arts. Starting at around 8.30pm, this evening is billed as being a groovy night lined with special surprises. The cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members from

Friday, June 26th promises a light mini festival atmosphere, where you can watch surrounded by our fish friends at the Aquarium, with shows at 7pm and 9.30pm. Attendees to the early show can see guest artists perform at their aquarium mini venues and chill, while attendees to the late show can see guest artists perform pre-show. Surprises will also be provided, of course. Tickets are $45 for each show and available from

On Saturday, June 27th, showtime will be at around 8.30pm at Chewstick’s new venue on Front Street. Tickets are $45 from

For more information, visit


0620 Kardias Tea

The Kardias Club (Registered Charity #051) invite you to join them for their Annual Tea with a Twist and Summer Solstice Fashion Show on Saturday, June 20th.

From 3pm at the Mid Ocean Club, Tuckers Town, you can enjoy High Tea while supporting a worthy cause. Ladies are also encourage to wear their fanciest hats.

Tickets are $65 and proceeds will support Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 500-2721 or







Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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



Beating of the Retreat Ceremony – May 27th

Yoga Wisdom Night – May 27th

**NEW  Prayer and Deliverance Summit – May 27th to 30th

BMDS presents Sister Act: The Musical – May 27th to June 6th

Loving Ourselves from The Inside Out – May 28th

Saltus Grammar School’s Ruth Henderson Memorial Concert – May 28th

**NEW  Bermuda Cultural Connections with Dr. Kuni Frith – May 28th

Girl Be Heard – May 28th and 30th

12th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 28th to 31st

Alliance Francaise: Concert d’Antan, a Classical Baroque Concert – May 29th

Touch D Deck – May 29th

Outta Bounds Live at Taste 141 – May 29th

**NEW  Youth Summit – May 29th

Relay For Life 2015 – May 29th and 30th

G&S Auditions: The Drowsy Chaperone – May 29th to 31st

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

An Evening of Gospel Jazz – May 30th

Arabian Nights – May 30th

**NEW  Leadership Institute – May 30th

**NEW  Jane Farge in Concert – May 31st

**NEW  Fit ‘N’ Firm Water Aerobics – starts June 1st

Lunch & Learn Series: Blogging 101 – June 2nd

Grotto Bay’s Island BBQ Buffet – June 2nd

**NEW  Coach the Coach – June 2nd

**NEW  At the Sharp End of Lightning – June 2nd

Harbour Nights – restarts June 3rd

**NEW  CDD Inaugural Fundraising Dinner – June 3rd

Beginner’s Yoga 12-Week Course – starts June 4th

Late Nite Catechism – June 5th

**NEW  In Motion 18th Annual Dance Showcase: Road Trip – June 5th to 13th

Bermuda National Trust Spring Soirée – June 6th

KBB Trash Art Workshop – June 6th

Atlantic Rugby Cup 2015 – June 6th

Get Puzzled: Car Scavenger Hunt – June 6th

**NEW  Mirrors Programme: A Community Service Family Fete – June 6th

**NEW  CrossFitBDA Bootcamp Challenge – starts June 6th

**NEW  Benefit Concert: Heritage Worship Centre and Spirit House – June 6th

You Go Girl Relay – June 7th

Holistic Fair – June 7th

The Allied World Family Community Day – June 7th

Historical Heartbeats – World War Two: The Bermuda Veterans Story – June 7th

BTA Lunch n Learn Series: Utilising Social Media for Business Growth – June 9th **SOLD OUT**

Raleigh Bermuda Graduation/Launch Ceremony – June 10th

**NEW  PRIDE Bermuda and Y2Y Alumni Reception – June 11th

**NEW  Evolve – June 11th

Pain Care Yoga Training: Module II – June 12th to 14th

Bermuda Heroes Weekend: Bermuda’s First Carnival – June 12th to 15th

The Queen’s Birthday Parade and Trooping of the Colours – June 13th

Bermuda Pow Wow 2015: A Celebration of Our Ancestors – June 13th and 14th

Pure: The 7th Annual All White Party – June 14th

**NEW  Glow Bermuda 2015 – June 14th

BTA Lunch n Learn Series: Value of Experience Panel – June 16th  **SOLD OUT**

**NEW  Leroyfest 2015: Taylor Rankin and his Violin Leroy – June 19th, 26th and 27th

**NEW  Tea with a Twist and Summer Solstice Fashion Show – June 20th

Charman Prize Entry Deadline – June 25th

3 Day Retreat for Focus and Clarity – June 26th to 28th

Yoga and Ayurveda – June 26th to 28th

Healthy is Beautiful Camp – starts June 29th

Spicelands Summer Fun Camp – weekly from June 29th to August 31st

2015 YCA Photography Summer Camp – weekly slots from June 29th to August 28th

Bermuda Gymnastics Summer Camp – weekly from June 29th to September 4th

Bermuda Rowing Association: Learn to Row Junior and Adult Courses – starts June 30th

LIV BDA – July 3rd to 6th

Sportz Mania 2015 Summer Multi-Sport Programmes – start July 4th

Lunch & Learn Series: What is Email Marketing – July 7th

Professional Football Tryout and Assessment – July 8th to 11th

Bermuda Rowing Association: Learn to Row Junior Course Session 2 – starts July 14th

Kiss Me I’m Uber: Trip to the Game – July 31st

Ubervida Non Mariners – August 2nd




Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Karl Struss and the Dawn of Tourism – February 27th to September 30th

2 Gals and A Guy – May 15th to 27th

Artist in Residence Exhibit: Local Color, Paintings by Lindsay Hopkins-Weld – May 29th to June 10th

**NEW  Debra Friedman: Twelve to Twenty, Photographing Teenage Bermuda – June 12th to 23rd

Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Doors & Windows – April 26th to May 29th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until June 6th

Highlights from the Young Collection

Marketing Territory: A Focus on Bermuda’s Language

Continuing Exhibitions – Highlights of the BNG Collection

**NEW  Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – May 22nd to June 9th

Onions Gallery: A Bird’s Eye View of Bermuda by Bermuda Aerial Media

Edinburgh Gallery: An Exploration in Colour, Collage & Line by Alexandra Cooper

Studio A: Whimsical Watercolours by Charles Knights

Studio B: Camera & Brush: A view of St. George’s by Daniel & Deanne Desilva

Lansdown Guilding: A Natural History of Bermuda – May 7th to July 31st




Enjoy the rest of the week!



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