July 15th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!


Well, I guess we should all start stocking up for Cup Match now as Cup Match Eve is only two weeks from today!  Here is the latest in Bermuda since last week’s post – don’t forget to check out the Quick Recap section at the bottom of this post for details of events which have been covered in previous posts:


0715 LCV at Harbour Nights

The Low Country Voices (LCV) of South Carolina are on-island to celebrate their Choir Anniversary and look forward to sharing with the Bermuda community at two separate events.

The first will be a performance at the Flagpole on Front Street at 8pm during Harbour Nights on Wednesday, July 15th.

The Allen Temple Senior Choir will then host the Low Country Voices Ensemble in concert at 7.30pm on Thursday, July 16th.

The LCV Ensemble are a multicultural group comprised of gifted singers from the North Charleston and surrounding areas. They perform a variety of spiritual selections from the African-American tradition and other classical genres in low country style. The LCV is hailed by South Carolinians as one of the areas cultural treasures and were recently selected to provide the special music prior to the funeral of slain US Senator and AME Pastor- Rev. Clementa Pinckney where US President Obama was the eulogist. They also ministered at the final celebrations of others of the slain Emmanuel 9.

A freewill offering will be taken at the concert on the Thursday.

For more information, contact 234-0433.


0716 BUEI Talks Afterlife

Come out for a fascinating evening in the the latest in the BUEI Talks series, Is there life after death? by Dr. Marcel Westerlund, on Thursday, July 16th.

Many in the scientific community shun life after death, considering such experiences impossible. Marcel Westerlund is the exception. The Swedish psychiatrist, not only uses hypnotherapy to treat people’s mental illnesses – he uses it to explore their afterlives as well. These stories are woven into his latest book, Afterlife. A book signing will follow the lecture.

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.


0717 Jessica Riederer

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art will open their new show, Wildlife and Landscape Photography by Jessica Riederer, to the public on Friday, July 17th.

There are a selection of images of beautiful animals, flowers and landscapes from Bermuda and abroad. As Jessica spends so much time travelling she wanted to share some non-Bermudian images with islanders. She is hoping viewers will appreciate seeing some places and critters that they do not see in Bermuda as well as some they do regularly see.

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 August 13th.

For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.com.


0718 Car Boot Sale at Dellwood

Calling all savvy shoppers, there will be a Car Boot Sale at Dellwood Middle School Field on Saturday, July 18th.

This will be from 9am until 2pm and part proceeds will go to the Centre Against Abuse.

For more information, or to rent a table for $20, contact 504-4116.



0315 Car Boot Sale

Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, July 18th.

This will run from 9am until 1pm and promises lots of bargains on clothes, shoes, bags, toys, DVDs, CDs, household items and lots more.

For more information, contact Carol Carvalho on 747-3377.



0718 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

“Eat ’em to Beat ’em” is the advice being given to us to deal with the pesky and destructive Lionfish which have invaded our reefs and are harming the ecosystem.

For this reason, it’s time to dust off those spears and mark your calendars for the 5th Annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament on Saturday, July 18th at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science.

The tournament starts at sun up and all boats must be at the BIOS dock for the 3pm weigh-in.

From 2.30pm, all are invited to party-with-a-purpose at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), to enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of live music, DJs, lionfish tasting, a Gosling’s bar, lionfish handling, a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, and more, until 8pm.

Each year they select a different artist to design their Groundswell Lionfish Poster and T-shirts. This year’s have been designed by Isolated (Cullen O’Hara and Kaitlyn O’Hara) so these shirts and hats are going to be a hot commodity.

Entry to the party is free but the tournament entry costs $25. Those interested in signing up for the tournament can download the application at www.Reefspect.com and deliver it with $25 entry fee to Marine Locker.

For more information, contact Selange Gitschner at selange@gmail.com or Matthew Strong at matt.g.strong@gmail.com.


0712 Afternoon Tea at Homer's Cafe

Homer’s Cafe invite you to join them for Afternoon Tea from 2pm until 4pm on Sundays, starting on July 12th.

Homer’s Cafe is nestled inside the entrance to Masterworks at the Botanical Gardens.

The cost is $20 per person and this includes a voucher for discounted entry to Masterworks.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 299-4001.


0719 Emancipation Concert Promo Day

The Chewstick Foundation invite you to join them for a day filled with filled with music, games and prizes at their Emancipation Celebration Concert Promo Day at Tobacco Bay on Sunday, July 19th.

From 2pm until 8pm, you can enjoy a good time with the Chewstick crew and getting your fists pumping to the musical mastery of DJ TanZ. There will also be a performance by Haz The Human, water races and trivia to win tickets to the concert, and giveaways.

This is a great opportunity to chill with Chew in anticipation of an iconic moment in their history as they get ready for their Emancipation Celebration Concert, happening the first night of Cup Match.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact info@chewstick.org.


0719 Weekend Film Series

The July edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, July 19th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.

A Year in Champagne will be showing at 3pm and is a fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary about the Champagne region of France through six of its most famous champagne houses.

This will be followed at 5.15pm by Love and Mercy, where John Cusack and Paul Dano star in warm biopic about Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys.

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

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


0713 Service Industry Happy Hour

Bermuda Bistro at the Beach are now hosting a special Happy Hour for Service Industry Workers.

This will run on Mondays from 10pm until midnight .with $2 drink specials on vodkas and Bacardi Breezers.

For more information, contact 292-0219 or visit www.TheBeachBermuda.com.



0713 Bugs Life Summer Camp

Children aged 5 to 8 are invited to attend It’s A Bug’s Life Summer Camp, starting Monday, July 13th and continuing until the week of Monday, August 24th.

Drop-off is at a private residence in Lusher Lane, Warwick between 8am and 8.30am, with pick-up between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

The cost is $75 per child per week and there are a maximum of 6 slots available.

For more information, contact 232-3256.


0726 Cup Match Family Service

Bring your family members and dress in your Cup Match team colours for the Emmanuel Methodist Church Cup Match Family Service on Sunday, July 26th.

This will be from 10am with guest speaker Bro. Clarence Dill.

For more information, contact Keith Smith at 335-0001.



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Masterworks Museum will open their latest show, A Treasured Island, to the public on Monday, July 27th.

This is a special collection exhibit highlighting the greatest works from the Bermudiana Collection. This exhibit will have all of the classics, a symphony of masterpiece artworks collected over the years.

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 September 6th.

For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.com.


0730 Emancipation Celebration Concert at Pier 6

As part of their commitment to bringing people together from a variety of backgrounds, in celebration of the historic liberation of Bermuda’s enslaved African descendants, The Chewstick Foundation has announced its annual Emancipation Celebration Concert will be taking place this year at No.1 Car Park on Front Street on Thursday, July 30th.  **UPDATE:  The venue has changed to Pier 6**

Gates will open at 9pm for a prompt 10pm showtime. The exciting lineup of featured performers will include the return of international reggae star Wayne Wonder, best known for his worldwide superhits “No Letting Go” and “Bounce Along”, backed by the Ruff Kut Band. He will be performing alongside Tanya Stephens, singer of “It’s A Pity”, “You Nuh Ready For Dis Yet” and “These Streets”.

The Chewstick Foundation is also excited to welcome Bermudian reggae star, and brother of singer-songwriter Heather Nova, Mishka back home and to the stage. Mishka will be backed by fellow international Bermudian artist and band-leader Gianluca Gibbons with his California based band HTG, who will also back Bermudian Wyclef protégé Hannah E. This concert will also introduce rising Chicago hip hop star Alex Wiley, a regular Chance The Rapper collaborator, boasting recent songs, “Take Off” and “Know Normal” before his own show taking place at the Chewstick Culture Hub on Saturday, August 1st. Chewstick stalwarts, D.I.A., who took the island and Heroes Weekend stage by storm this summer with their hit soca tune ‘Crossfit’ will bless the stage, as well as local hip hop phenom Haz The Human. The concert will run until 2am.

General tickets are $60 and VIP tickets are $100, which includes a VIP tented area, 2 drinks, and entry to the VIP after-flex at the Chewstick Culture Hub’s Lounge. Tickets are available from 27th Century, AF Smith, Rock Island Coffee, Chewstick’s new home at 81 Front Street, or online at www.pTix.bm. This event is a fundraiser for the Chewstick Foundation’s ongoing Capital Campaign to help bring the Chewstick Culture Hub to reality.

For more information, including how to volunteer, participate or sponsor, contact The Chewstick Foundation at info@chewstick.org.



Missy’s 2015 Cup Match Camp will be running on both days of Cup Match, on Thursday and Friday, July 30th and 31st.

Drop off time in the morning will be 9am and pick up time in the evening will be 8pm. If your child will be staying over night, they can bring their favourite DVD, clearly marked with their name. Pick up time in the morning will be 10am. If parents are late collecting their children in the evening or morning, an automatic late fee of $30 will be payable.

Children should bring their swimwear, towel, sun tan lotion, extra clothing and underwear as they will be taken swimming at Shelly Bay/ Clear Water Beach.

Food will be provided by the camp so parents only have to provide food if their child has special dietary requirements.

The cost is $100 per day and an additional $50 if staying overnight. If staying both days and nights, the total cost will be $300.

For more information, or to register, contact Mrs. Toni Hollis on 293-4755 or xxclusive61@hotmail.com.


0731 Soca vs Reggae

After the cricket is done, Team Soca and Team Reggae will face each other in the other big Cup Match clash!

Soca Versus Reggae: The Cloud 9 Edition will kick off at 9pm at Tiger Bay Gardens, St. George’s on Friday, July 31st.

Soca Versus Reggae is the Official Cup Match After Party, having been a highlight of our annual Cup Match festivities for the last nine years, and is an absolutely essential part of any Cup Match experience.

In the Soca Corner will be 5Star Akil and Shal Marshall, with Gyptian and RDX in the Reggae Corner.

Regular tickets are $65 in advance from www.BDAtix.bm, more at the door. VIP tickets are $150 and these include an open bar, sponsor giveaways, front stage access, a selection of cuisine and an elevated vantage point.

For more information, visit www.SvRBermuda.com.


0802 Robert Symons

Robert Symons, steel pan solo artist, will be performing at Swizzle Inn at Bailey’s Bay on Sundays from August 2nd.

From 6pm until 9pm, Robert will take pop gems and classic standards and turn them into an Island Paradise with soothing and relaxing rhythms played on the steel pan. Recorded Steel Pan music by this artist is available at www.cdbaby.com/artist/robertsymons.

For more information, contact robertsymons@hotmail.com.


0813 BFSA Cup Match Sportsmanship Award

Laced with history, humour, and respect for the game and our legacy, the 12th Annual BFSA Cup Match Sportsmanship Award will take place on Thursday, August 13th.

The BFSA is the Bermuda Friendly Societies Association, a civic-focused community organisation who started the annual Cup Match and turned it over to the sporting clubs (Somerset and St. George’s).

From 7pm at the Manchester Unity Lodge Hall, this family and community-oriented event will celebrate the original principles of Cup Match with outstanding former players and officials from Somerset and St. George’s teams leading appreciation and honours of the past players and, notably, the newest recipient of the Outstanding Sportsmanship Award from the most recent Cup Match game.

Light refreshments will be served and the family-oriented entertainment will be based around cricket and Cup Match.

This event is open to the public and very suitable for tourists and residents with its traditional and colourful aspects.

Admission is free but a collection is taken and donations may be made.

​For more information, contact mikedelemb@gmail.com.


HI-RES Bermuda 2015 workshop flyer
HI-RES Bermuda 2015 workshop flyer

In a world where people ‘know what to do’ but don’t know how to do it, Wellness Coaching offers a tangible opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives, by working with them to make changes that last.

Learn how Wellness Coaching uses positive psychology strategies, behavioural science and the theory of motivation to create a more effective conversation to encourage change at the Level 1 Wellness Coach Training Workshop on Saturday, August 15th

From 9am until 5pm at Bermuda Bridge Club, the workshop will teach health and fitness professionals the essential coaching skills and tools that will help their clients create lasting, healthy lifestyle changes. It is also useful for anyone wishing to create change in their lives.

Attendees will discover the theory and fundamentals behind the Coaching model and the practical aspects of Wellness coaching skills. After completing Level 1, you will come away with a better understanding of how to incorporate coaching into your work and your life.

The presenter will be Fiona Cosgrove – Masters Exercise Science, Masters Counselling, Certified Wellness Coach (WellCoaches US). Fiona is a Bermudian living in Australia who is the Founder of Wellness Coaching Australia, the leading Coach training organisation in Australia.

Fiona has 30 years experience as a business owner, coach, university lecturer and has presented at numerous international conferences. Her health clubs have won several key awards and she was a recent finalist in the Australian Business Woman of the year.

The cost is $230 in Bermudian dollars (paid by direct bank transfer) or
$300 in Australian dollars, (paid by credit card).

For more information, contact info@wellnesscoachingaustralia.com.au or visit www.WellnessCoachingAustralia.com.au/Bermuda to book online.





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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



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

Youth Library Summer Reading Programme – June 29th to August 15th

**NEW  Missy’s 2015 Cup Match Camp – July 30th and 31st

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

Michelle Fray Design Studio Fashion Designer Summer Camp – weekly slots from July 6th to August 21st

**NEW  It’s A Bug’s Life Summer Camp – weekly from July 13th to August 24th



Yoga Wisdom Night – July 15th

**NEW  Low Country Voices of South Carolina at Harbour Nights – July 15th

Aromatics Wine Tasting at Red – July 16th

**NEW  BUEI Talks: Afterlife – July 16th

**NEW  Low Country Voices of South Carolina in Concert – July 16th

LDAB Charity Quiz Night – July 18th

3rd Annual Fun Golf Open with Sunset Booze Cruise – July 18th

La Vie en Bleu: Sunset Wine Tasting and Dinner Cruise – July 18th

**NEW  Car Boot Sale at Dellwood – July 18th

**NEW  Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale – July 18th

**NEW  Groundswell Lionfish Tournament 2015 – July 18th

**NEW  Emancipation Celebration Concert Promo Day – July 19th

**NEW  Weekend Film Series: A Year in Champagne and Love and Mercy – July 19th

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony – July 22nd

KICS Reviews by Blu:The Dusk Gate Chronicles – July 23rd

Astwood Family Reunion 2015 – July 23rd to 31st

50 Wreck Dives in 50 Days Fundraiser: Quiz Night – July 25th





**NEW  Emmanuel Methodist Church Cup Match Family Service – July 26th

2015 Cup Match Classic – July 30th and 31st

**NEW  Emancipation Celebration Concert – July 30th

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

**NEW  Soca Versus Reggae: The Cloud 9 Edition – July 31st

Ubervida Non Mariners – August 2nd

#SundayFunday – August 2nd


**NEW  Steel Pan Entertainment by Robert Symons – starts August 2nd

**NEW  12th Annual BFSA Cup Match Sportsmanship Award – August 13th

**NEW  Wellness Coach Training Workshop – August 15th

20th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 5th

Goddess Wellness Retreat – October 8th to 12th

SPCA Open House and Expo – October 10th

Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th

Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th




Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

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

BR50 Exhibition of Military Art – June 27th to July 29th

**NEW  Wildlife and Landscape Photography by Jessica Riederer – July 17th to August 13th

**NEW  A Treasured Island – July 27th to September 6th

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

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – July 10th to August 5th

Onions Gallery: Summer Members Show

Edinburgh Gallery: WILD by Trudie Ottolini

Studio A: World of Disability

Studio B: Exotic Images by Tirena Rollins

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery (until November 28th unless otherwise stated)

Marking Territory: A Focus on Bermuda’s Landscape

Highlights from the Young Collection

Highlights of the BNG Collection

Private Collection Series at Bermuda National Gallery: Auguste Rodin’s Le Désespoir Sculpture – July 7th to 25th




Enjoy the rest of the week!




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