July 8th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Kids!


It’s certainly a scorcher of a month so far – can you imagine how August will be?!  Anyway, let’s make the most of it and have lots of fun in the sun while it lasts – here’s the latest on the Bermuda calendar.  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:


0707 Auguste Rodin, Le Désespoir

Bermuda National Gallery invite you to a must-see short run exhibition in their Private Collection Series from Tuesday, July 7th.

This features an original sculpture by Auguste Rodin, French (1840-1917). The artwork on display, entitled Le Désespoir, c. 1890, forms part of Rodin’s monumental sculpture Gates of Hell. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience an original Rodin.

Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays, closed on public holidays. The exhibit will run until July 25th.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for BNG members, NARM members, seniors, students and children.

For more information, visit www.BermudaNationalGallery.com.


0708 Auguste Rodin Gates of Hell Lecture

The July edition of the PartnerRe Art Lecture Series will be at Bermuda National Gallery at City Hall on Wednesday, July 8th.

The guest speaker will be Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Associate Curator of European Painting before 1900 and the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, speaking on the topic, Auguste Rodin: The Gates of Hell.

The French sculptor Auguste Rodin worked on a pair of monumental bronze doors known as The Gates of Hell for nearly forty years. Following an initial, intense period of activity in the 1880s, the artist continued to make changes to the plaster model for the project until his death in 1917. The hundreds of figures on the surface of the doors—who express the imagined anguish, suffering, pain, and regret of those residing in hell—exerted a strong influence on Rodin’s work. He detached figures from The Gates, enlarged them, and combined them with others to create new compositions. The lecture will explore works originally conceived for The Gates of Hell and reveal Rodin’s boundless fascination with the expressive possibilities of the human form and his ability to reimagine ideas.

This lecture is being run in conjunction with The Private Collection Series exhibition featuring an original Rodin sculpture on view until July 25th.

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 director@bng.bm.


0710 Reggae Happy Hour

Start off your weekend with a taste of the Caribbean as Tribe Road Kitchen presents their Reggae Happy Hour on Fridays.

From 4.30pm, Spearchucka and Scientist will be playing the best in reggae and soca, while you sip on some drink specials. This will continue weekly throughout the summer, weather permitting.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact Tribe Road Kitchen at 734-1637.


0710 BSOA

There are four new exhibits opening on Friday, July 10th at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall.

The Onions Gallery will host the Annual Summer Members Show, which will be curated by submissions from BSoA’s artist membership. The best thing about members shows is that, with the diverse mediums, there will be something for everyone.

The Edinburgh Gallery will be showcasing WILD by Trudie Ottolini, a journal of her adventures in South Africa from her camera lens.

World of Disability is a chance to see the artwork of people living with disabilities from various institutions in Bermuda and will be featured in Studio A.

Exotic Images by Tirena Rollins is a must-see display of her acrylics on canvas. Her inspiring and beautiful work can be viewed in Studio B.

The opening receptions will be from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, July 10th.

Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays, closed on public holidays. The exhibits will run until Wednesday, August 5th.

Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and all are welcome.

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


0710 BEPRO Happy Hour at Newstead

BEPRO are thanking their members for their support by hosting a special Happy Hour to remember on Friday, July 10th.

Having partnered with Three Graces Day Spa at Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa, this event will run from 5.30pm until 7.30pm, with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Attendees can expect beauty tips (men and women) and discounts on spa services booked on the night.

Non-members are welcome to attend, however, only members will receive door prizes and discounts.

There is no cover charge but space is limited.

For more information, or to RSVP by Tuesday, July 7th, contact beprobermuda@gmail.com. ‪


0710 Magic Mike XXL

Ladies (and gents, if they are so inclined) are invited to a fun night out while raising funds for a worthy cause as Tomorrow’s Voices host the Premier Opening Night Screenings of Magic Mike XXL on Friday, July 10th.

There will be two events happening on the same night. The first of the two Premier cocktail parties will be at 6pm at Secrets Boutique, followed by the first movie screening at 7pm at Speciality Cinema. The second cocktail party will be at 8.30pm, followed by the screening at 9.30pm.

Tickets are $35 each and are available from Secrets Boutique, A2Z Fashions, Demco, Demco To Go, Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre, and Speciality Cinema. Funds raised will benefit Tomorrow’s Voices, Bermuda Autism Early Intervention Centre (Registered Charity #816).

For more information, contact 297-4342, info@tomorrowsvoices.bm, or visit www.TomorrowsVoices.bm.


0710 Radios in Cars

The Docksider Pub & Restaurant invite you to come and kick the weekend off right by celebrating Happy Hour with original Bermuda rock band, Radios in Cars on Friday, July 10th.

The band will be playing from 6.30pm until 8.30pm and there is no cover charge.

For more information, contact Dockies on 296-3333.


0710 Outta Bounds at Taste 141

Taste 141 invite you to come enjoy a happy hour cocktail while listening to live music from Outta Bounds on Friday, July 10th.

The band will be playing from 7pm until 10pm and there is no cover charge.

For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.




Bermuda Overseas Mission, Habitat For Humanity Malawi Project are hosting a fundraising Bingo and BBQ on Saturday, July 11th.

This will run from 6pm until 9pm at Christ Church in Warwick. There are great raffle prizes up for grabs, including an iPad mini, Rosedon Hotel stay, earphones etc., and a $500 jackpot prize, kindly donated by Cellone.

The cost is $15 for the BBQ meal and $5 per bingo card. Monies received from this fundraiser event will be used to sponsor local students and adults as they travel to Africa to build homes for local families.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact wfray@ibl.bm or suzereilly61@gmail.com.


0711 St Philip Sunset Dinner Cruise

Pastor Betty L. Furbert-Woolridge invites you to the St. Philip AME Church Sunset Dinner Cruise aboard the MV Elizabeth on Saturday, July 11th.

The boat will leave Albouy’s Point at 7pm sharp, returning at 10pm. A delicious meal will be provided, with entertainment by Brotha Richie, and exciting prizes available to be won.

The cost is $50 per person for adults and $20 for children aged 12 and under. Tickets are available from The Pro Shop on Reid Street or call 293-0882, 236-3262 or 236-3073.


0711 Movies in the Square

Bring your chair and/or blanket 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, July 11th.

The first movie is Annie at 8.30pm, followed by Black or White.

Refreshments will be available for sale.

For more information, contact development@sgf.bm.


0712 Beach Meditation

Bring a beach chair, cushion or towel to sit on and head to Warwick Long Bay on Sunday afternoons for Beach Meditation with yoga sounds.

From 6pm until 7pm, you will find them on the rock overlooking the beach and sea, right between Warwick Long Bay and Jobson’s Cove. They will meditate, unwind and uplift with ancient yoga sounds and simple guitar and drum tunes. Such meditation brings stress relief and deep relaxation to the mind.

This event is free of charge and no previous experience with meditation is required. This will go ahead most Sundays but you are asked to confirm via email to be sure.

For more information, contact anya@DeepPeaceMeditation.com or visit www.DeepPeaceMeditation.com.


0706 Michelle Fray Studio Fashion Designer Summer Camp

Do you have a child aged between 9 and 16 who is interested in fashion and design? If so, you may be interested in registering them for the Michelle Fray Design Studio Fashion Designer Summer Camp at the Berkeley Institute, running from Monday, July 6th until Friday, August 21st.

Running from 8.30am until 3.30pm each day, this programme introduces aspiring designers to the world of a fashion designer. Campers (“Designers”) will learn how to design a collection from finding inspiration, fabric selection, sketching and garment construction.

The weekly course covers such topics as Fashion History, Natural and Manufactured Textiles, The Sewing Machine, Cutting and Laying of Fabric and Basic Construction.

Designers have the opportunity to travel to Hamilton to select fabric and trim for the garment (clothing) that they will sew during the week.

Other activities will include field trips to art galleries and clothing stores in Hamilton.

The cost is $295 per week, or $180 for Cup Match week, and includes all supplies.

For more information, or to register, contact Monique Bridgewater on 335-9696 or niquebridgewater@yahoo.com, or Michelle Fray-Morton on 599-9763, 505-2323 or wfray@ibl.bm.


0714 Big Papas Surprise

Theatre fun is now available on a weekly basis in Bermuda as Big Papa’s Surprise will celebrate its opening night at Pier 6 Lower Level on Tuesday, July 14th.

Big Papa’s Surprise will start at 7pm each Tuesday until January 26th, 2016 and promises to be a hilarious, feel good improv dinner theatre event where the audience becomes part of the show.

This production highlights a family who celebrates the life of their patriarch, Big Papa, who is the guest of honour at his 90th Surprise birthday party. This party will be filled with drama, comedy and big surprises that even the family who is throwing the party didn’t foresee.

The ticket price includes the show,  a three course buffet-style meal and one complimentary alcoholic beverage.  There will also be a cash bar at $5 for all drinks.  Children are welcome but it is suggested that they are accompanied by an adult since, although this is a comedy, it does contain adult situations.

Tickets are $100 per person and are available from www.pTix.bm.

For more information, visit www.BigPapasSurprise.com.


0715 Yoga Wisdom Night

Get ready for a deeply relaxing and uplifting meditation evening at Yoga Wisdom Night on Wednesday, July 15th.

From 6.15pm in Room 404 at The International Centre on Bermudiana Road, you can listen to and chant the soothing Yoga Sounds and discover ancient Vedic Knowledge.

There is no admission fee. Small donations of $4 towards the room fee are accepted but not expected.

Registration can be completed online at www.DeepPeaceMeditation.com (under Contact).

For more information, contact anya@DeepPeaceMeditation.com or visit www.DeepPeaceMeditation.com.


0716 RED Aromatics Wine Tasting Goslings

Red Steakhouse and Bar are teaming up with Gosling’s for their Aromatics Wine Tasting event on Thursday, July 16th.

From 6pm until 7.30pm, you can enjoy 6 wines and canapes.

Tickets are $50 each.

For more information, or to book your spot, contact Red at 292-7331.


0725 50 Wrecks Quiz Night

Bermuda Regiment invite you to come out to Docksiders for a fundraising Quiz Night on Saturday, July 25th to promote their upcoming 50 Wreck Dives in 50 Days event.

Hosted by Quiz Master Mike Bishop, the evening will begin with dinner and drinks at 7pm, followed by the quiz itself at 8pm. There will also be a raffle with prizes including several heavily discounted diving packages with Blue Water Divers, free night stay at the Fairmont Southampton, gift certificates to Portofino Restaurant and more.

The cost is $50 for teams of up to 5 people.

A special pub dinner will also be available at a cost of $25. The menu will include beef pie, chicken pie, vegetarian pasta, tossed and caesar salads, and a dessert. There are also gluten free choices available as an a la carte option.

This event will raise funds for the Bermuda Regiment Underwater Task Force to help them support the Island Ocean Sciences, Marine protection and maritime heritage organisations. This will also give opportunities to join the Islands divers and Regiment together.

For more information, contact the Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant James Self at jeself@gov.bm.


0802 SundayFunday

Attend Bermuda’s favourite summer party in style, courtesy of Work Hard Play Hard Entertainment’s #SundayFunday on Sunday, August 2nd.

This trip to the Non-Mariners Raft-up at Mangrove Bay will be aboard the M.V. Elizabeth, which will depart Albuoy’s Point at 11am, returning at 7pm.

Once aboard, you can expect music by Keem, Drifter and O.G.S. Genesis, complimentary food, snacks and water, 1000 free jello shots, float toys, and a ton of giveaways. Carry-on alcohol will not be permitted but a full bar will be available with all drinks priced at $5. Credit cards will be accepted.

Early Bird tickets are $75 for the first $100 sold, $85 thereafter. There are discount prices for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased from www.pTix.bm or by calling 332-3092. Part proceeds will be donated to The Eliza Doolittle Society (charity #567).

For more information, contact workhardplayhardbda@gmail.com.


Bermuda SPCA Logo

The SPCA invite you to their Open House and Expo on Saturday, October 10th.

From 11am until 4pm at their promises on Valley Road, there will be a variety of pet-focused activities and educational experiences, as well as tours of the Shelter facilities.

Come out and find some treasures at the White Elephant Sale, a massive rummage sale which seems to grow every year. Donations to the sale can be made to the SPCA at 32 Valley Road between 11am and 4pm from September 15th to October 2nd.

The Dog Talent and Best-of-Show Contests are always fan favourites, so why not enter your own pet pooch? Registration is $10 and opens at 11am. There are 8 fun categories: Life of the Party, Best Roll Over, Best Walk, Best Paw Shake, Best Bark, Waggiest Tail, Best Ears, Best Kiss. Prizes are donated by Noah’s Ark.

If you are considering pet adoptions, then maybe your new family member will be waiting for you. In an average year, the SPCA finds homes for some 500 animals.

Finally, there will also be a large raffle, which will include great prizes from generous local businesses.

Admission is free and parking is $4.

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


Bermuda SPCA Logo

You are invited to grab your best walking shoes and your favourite canine for the Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park Dog Charity Walk on Sunday, March 6th.

Starting at 2pm, you can join the Bermuda SPCA and a hundred waggly tails for this sponsored social walk, starting and beginning at their Valley Road premises.

As well as an opportunity to catch up on what the SPCA is doing, you won’t want to miss all the dog-themed attractions and giveaways that they’ll have for you and your pooch, including The Wetnose Photo Booth, Doggie Fun zones and picnic areas, dog grooming, lots of freebies, goody bags and much more.

This open to dogs, their owners, and to people who love animals but may not have a dog of their own and wish to enjoy a fun day out, while supporting the lifesaving work of the SPCA.

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

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






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

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

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



RRCF Vacation Bible School – July 6th to 10th

Bermuda Fashion Festival – July 6th to 11th

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

**NEW  PartnerRe Art Lecture Series: Auguste Rodin – The Gates of Hell – July 8th

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

**NEW  BEPRO Free Happy Hour Event – July 10th

**NEW  Premier Opening Night Screenings of Magic Mike XXL – July 10th

**NEW  Docksider Happy Hour with Radios in Cars – July 10th

**NEW  Happy Hour with Outta Bounds – July 10th

Knock Out Fight Night – July 11th

Summer Jazz Jam – July 11th

**NEW  Bermuda Overseas Mission, Habitat For Humanity Malawi Project Bingo & BBQ – July 11th

**NEW  St. Philip AME Church Sunset Dinner Cruise – July 11th

**NEW  Movies in the Square – July 11th

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

Fete de la Bastille – July 14th

**NEW  Big Papa’s Surprise – starts July 14th

**NEW  Yoga Wisdom Night – July 15th

**NEW  Aromatics Wine Tasting at Red – 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

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

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



CUP MATCH EVENTS – Don’t forget to also visit Bermuda.com’s special Cup Match website at www.BermudaCupMatch.com

2015 Cup Match Classic – July 30th and 31st

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

Ubervida Non Mariners – August 2nd

**NEW  #SundayFunday – August 2nd



20th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 5th

Goddess Wellness Retreat – October 8th to 12th

**NEW  SPCA Open House and Expo – October 10th

Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th

**NEW  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

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

**NEW  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

**NEW  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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