August 5th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
Hope you all had a wonderful Cup Match and that the return to reality hasn’t been too painful! Here is the latest news on what’s happening in Bermuda in August:
Experience a walking tour like no other at Haunted History in the beautiful Town of St. George’s, on Wednesdays and Thursdays until the end of September.
The tour departs King’s Square at 7.30pm and the story-teller will spend around 75 minutes guiding you through the winding alleys and lanes of the olde towne, enthralling you with stories of our famous residents from days of olde. But be aware – your footsteps may just awake those who slumber beneath the ground.
Tickets are $30, or $25 for those under 16 and over 65, and available from www.pTix.bm.
For more information, visit www.HauntedHistoryBDA.com.
The Elbow Beach Iyengar Yoga Centre located at The Club in Paget has developed into a vibrant centre for excellence in yoga in Bermuda and invite you to start your yogic journey at their next Yoga Foundation class on Thursday mornings from August 6th.
Designed for complete beginners and those wishing to revise basic skills, this four-week course will run from 10am until 11.30am.
The centre offers a light, spacious and peaceful haven in which you can embark on your yogic journey, with all classes taught by certificated Iyengar Yoga teachers so you can be sure of safe and skilled teaching. The Centre has two fully equipped yoga studios so there is no need to bring your equipment, though you are welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer.
Yoga’s ultimate aim is liberation though it has many potential benefits along the way, including: increased vitality and well-being; enhanced flexibility and strength; better concentration; improved posture; self-confidence; mental and spiritual calm. The Iyengar method is systematic and thorough. Through careful structuring you make safe and steady progress. You start with asanas (postures), including savasana (relaxation) and gradually more difficult asanas are introduced as your depth of understanding increases. After some time, in accordance with the Yoga Sutras, pranayama (breathing technique) is introduced. For their full summer class schedule go to www.fritholme.com – under Amenities – The Club – select and click on Kirsten Agar Ward, Senior Iyengar Teacher.
Kirsten initially trained as an Iyengar Yoga teacher in Manchester UK, qualifying in 1997. She studied for her Junior and Senior certificates in London and Bath. She travels annually to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family. She is qualified to Senior level 3, is an approved and experienced Iyengar Yoga teacher trainer and Assessor of teachers for the IY(UK). Kirsten is often invited to teach internationally and taught the Swedish national yoga convention in 2012. As well as teaching yoga, she is also a keen student of Indian philosophy and mantra.
The cost of the course is $108 per person.
For more information, or to register, contact Kirsten at email@example.com.
Come sample several of the world’s finest whiskeys while supporting Bermuda’s youth at a Whiskey Tasting on Thursday, August 6th.
This will run from 5pm until 8pm at the Mariner’s Club, and door prizes will include personal training sessions and bottles of whiskey.
The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. All proceeds are going to Controversy Boxing Gym to help sponsor Bermuda’s local talent.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bermuda Society of Arts will open the 2015 BSoA Invitational and Emerging Artist Exhibition at their City Hall gallery on Friday, August 7th.
This year’s invitational exhibition will feature some of of Bermuda’s most prominent artists showing their work within the Onions and Edinburgh galleries. Artists will include Sharon Wilson, James Cooper, Michael Walsh, Summer Wood, Milton Raposo and Meredith Andrews . The exhibition will showcase a series of work including photography, mixed media, paintings and sculpture. This year’s illustrates the immense talent amongst the artistic community in Bermuda.
In addition to showcasing artists in the invitational show, the BSoA will also feature work by eight emerging artists selected by the Gallery Director. Emerging artists will include Nina Cotterill, Pradeep Jumar Betha, Kamela Wade, Renuka Rodriques, Kenneth Gardner, Jordan Fairn, Matt Hooper and Avarie Graham. The exhibition will feature various mediums including acrylics, watercolours, graphic design, charcoal and mixed media. The BSoA is inviting the public to come get acquainted with these talented artists emerging in Bermuda’s art scene.
The grand opening of this inspirational show will be from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, August 7th.
Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays. The exhibits will run until Wednesday, September 2nd.
Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and all are welcome.
For more information, contact 292-3824 or email@example.com, or visit www.bsoa.bm.
Adrian Jones & Gina Spence Productions in Christ presents Release Gospel Concert on Friday, August 7th.
This will take place at the St. Paul AME Centennial Hall at 7pm, with featured guest artists including Shayla Woods, Tristin, Tricray and Septimus.
Advance tickets are $25 from Mystiques, $30 on the door, and $50 for Patrons.
Students of all ages from Kindergarten to College are invited to A.F Smith’s 2nd Annual Back to School Fair on Saturday, August 8th.
From 11.30am until 4.30pm, there will be food stalls, games, face painting, fun castles and so much more. Food stalls will include Four Star, Jamaican Grill, Grillin Stixx, Hotdog Delight, Dandy Donuts, Kustom Kones, and Ashey’s Lemonade.
As well as loads of prize giveaways, you can also shop their store for great back to school savings.
Admission is free and parking will be available at BAA Field. To register and be in with a chance to win their Grand Prize, visit the link here.
For more information, contact 292-1882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come with a team of up to 4 people or be paired up with other intellectual minds as the Bermuda National Library presents Quiz Night 2015 on Wednesday, August 12th.
Join the BNL staff to test your knowledge, as Quiz Master Mike Bishop has created a quiz that will kick your brain into high gear. This will run from 6.30pm until 9pm with light refreshments.
There is a nominal fee of $10 per person and spaces are limited.
For more information, or to RSVP to reserve your spot, contact email@example.com or 299-0029.
Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel invite you to their Annual Community BBQ on Saturday, August 15th from 5pm until 8pm
This will be from 5pm at Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel Field, on the corner of Cobbs Hill and the Railway Trail, where you can expect to find food, snowballs, popcorn, games, fun castles, Gombeys, music and entertainment on offer and completely free.
In addition, all are welcome to attend their special Community Church Service on Sunday, August 16th at 11.15am.
For more information, contact Lloyd Rayner on 236-8300, Carmen Grant on 337-5112 , the Church on 236-9413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, August 22nd.
The first movie is Annie at 8.30pm, followed by Black or White.
Refreshments will be available for sale.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Bermuda Oxford and Cambridge Society and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) Race and Resistance Network invite you to join them in celebrating a collection of Bermuda history books being housed for the first time in the historic University of Oxford library system.
This University of Oxford Bermuda History Project Event will take place at O’Hara House on Bermudiana Road on Monday, August 31st.
Starting at 6pm, the event will include selected readings by five Bermudian authors followed by a Q&A session.
There is no cover charge and all are welcome, however registration is essential. There is a maximum capacity of 150 persons and the venue requires that only those on the list of attendees will be admitted.
For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids aged 3 to 8 can have fun while learning the importance of teamwork at Sportz Mania’s 2015 Fall Multi-Sport Programmes running every Saturday from September 26th until November 21st at Elliot Primary.
Sportz Mania provides children the opportunity to learn and participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities in a non-competitive environment. Their goal is to provide children with a unique and exciting learning experience, while also promoting sportsmanship, perseverance, teamwork, and respect. All programmes are high energy, structured, and of course, fun.
The cost is $160 per child.
For more information, registration, and the latest promotion, visit www.sportzmania.org.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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
Michelle Fray Design Studio Fashion Designer Summer Camp – weekly slots from July 6th to August 21st
It’s A Bug’s Life Summer Camp – weekly from July 13th to August 24th
Post-Cup Match Pairings at Tempest – August 6th
**NEW Iyengar Summer Yoga – starts August 6th
**NEW Whiskey Tasting – August 6th
Bermuda Civic Ballet Summer Selections 2015 – August 6th and 7th
Salsa Friends present Friday Night Salsa – August 7th
**NEW Adrian Jones: Release Gospel Concert – August 7th
Famous for 15 Minutes – August 6th to 8th, 12th to 15th
**NEW A.F. Smith’s 2nd Annual Back to School Fair – August 8th
BUEI Talks: Is There Life After Death? – Augusts 11th
**NEW BNL Quiz Night 2015 – August 12th
12th Annual BFSA Cup Match Sportsmanship Award – August 13th
ACCA Info Session – August 13th
Pechkucha Bermuda Volume 12 – August 13th
Wellness Coach Training Workshop – August 15th
Salsa Friends’ Summer Beach Bash – August 15th
**NEW Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel’s Annual Community BBQ – August 15th
**NEW Movies in the Square – August 22nd
Bermuda Salute – August 29th
**NEW University of Oxford Bermuda History Project Event – August 31st
20th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 5th
Raleigh Bermuda Hamilton Harbour Casino Classic – September 12th
Joe Live in Concert – September 19th
**NEW Sportz Mania 2015 Fall Multi-Sport Programs – starts September 26th
Goddess Wellness Retreat – October 8th to 12th
SPCA Open House and Expo – October 10th
Bermuda Tattoo 2015 – October 22nd to 24th
Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th
Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th
Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Karl Struss and the Dawn of Tourism – February 27th to September 30th
Wildlife and Landscape Photography by Jessica Riederer – July 17th to August 13th
A Treasured Island – July 27th to September 6th
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
**NEW 2015 BSoA Invitational and Emerging Artist Exhibition – August 7th to September 2nd
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
Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard – July 26th to August 28th
Enjoy the rest of the week!