September 23rd, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Troops!

Just as a final reminder, there will be NO post published to the site next week, Wednesday September 30th but you can still check the calendar itself for the latest on what’s happening in Bermuda.  In the meantime, enjoy this week’s jumbo post:


0925 Wine Tasting at Sunset

St. George’s Parish Council and Burrows Lightbourn invite you to join them at their Wine Tasting at Sunset reception at beautiful Fort. St. Catherine on Friday, September 25th.

From 6.30pm until 9pm, you can explore the fort, see the sun set, and watch the moon rise, all while enjoying carefully selected wines and hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets are $50 and available at and at Burrows Lightbourn in St. George’s. All proceeds help fund St. George’s Parish Council’s community initiatives.

For more information, contact


0919 Womens Squash Week2

Ladies, looking for a good workout or to try something new? The Bermuda Squash Racquets Association in Devonshire is offering a special promotion to celebrate Women’s Squash Week from Saturday, September 19th to Sunday, September 27th.

During these dates, any woman can come in and play at off-peak time until 4pm on weekdays (apart from noon until 2pm) and anytime on the weekends for free. That’s right, you can come in with your female friends and get a game of squash, without paying any court or guest fees during this week.

Need a racquet and shoes to play? Their Pro Shop can help with that too, with the most specialist range of squash kit in Bermuda.

BSRA is available 24/7 and boasts a gym and access to personal trainers, fun squash and social events, junior programme, fitness training, and membership options to suit you, including their fabulous 3 months for $300 offer during this September, or 1 month free for annual memberships.

More details are available at and court bookings are subject to availability.

For more information, or to book your courts, contact the BSRA Club Manager Dave Elliott on 292-6881 or



The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is proud to introduce, as part of its more than $90M renovation, a public art program throughout the lobby and public spaces in the hotel.

The Hamilton Princess Art Tour will take place at 10am every Saturday.

Contemporary works are juxtaposed against the historic architectural details and crown molding to enliven the space. The collection includes artists such as Andy Warhol (Queen Elizabeth II, Reigning Queens), Damien Hirst (Cineole), Nelson Mandela (Impressions of Africa, Key & Bars, and Struggle Series), Bansky, and Philippe Decrauzat (Sz), among others.

These guided tours will be offered by tour guide Stephanie Gibson, and by special appointment through the hotel. The starting point of the walking tour is in the lobby and it also includes the contemporary works on display at the hotel’s neighbour, Waterloo House, as well as a walk through Queen Elizabeth Park, which features a number of sculptures from the collection of the Bermuda National Gallery.

Following the art walk tea and breakfast treats will be served at the hotel.

The tour is complimentary and there is no need to RSVP.


0926 Back to School BBQ Fair

Come out and have a family day at the Back to School BBQ Fair on Saturday, September 26th.

From noon until 8pm at Somerset Primary School Field, there will be food, drinks, games, dunk tank, fun castles, cotton candy, snow balls, baked goods, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and prizes.

The rain date is October 3rd.

Admission and parking are free.

For more information, contact


Bermuda Docs

By popular demand, the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series are hosting a second screening of Amy on Sunday, September 27th.

This will be at 3pm in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. Amy is the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words.

More details on the film can be found at

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


0927 Plein Art Bermuda Show

Presenting an exiting mix of oils, pen and ink, pastels and acrylic creation of Island wide landscapes and a byways look at Bermuda’s historical areas and homes, a new show by the Plein Air Group of Bermuda will open on Sunday, September 27th at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard.

The opening reception will be from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.

The show will remain open until October 23rd and admission is free. The Arts Centre is open daily from 10am until 5pm and is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact or 234 2809, or visit


0928 Learn About Your Rights Under PATI

To mark International Right to Know Day, the Information Commissioner invites the public to come learn more about how to use your rights under the new Public Access to Information (PATI) Act at one of three different sessions from Monday to Wednesday, September 28th to 30th.

Session 1 will run from 6pm in the The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Hall. Session 2 will run from 6.30pm in the World Heritage Centre at Penno’s Wharf, St. George’s. Session 3 will run from 7pm at Dalton E. Tucker Primary.

The Information Commissioner will talk about our new rights – and how information access laws are used in other countries.

This event is free and all are welcome.

For more information, visit, or contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at 294-9181 or


0703 Glow Worms Cruise

Enjoy nature’s laser light show in a full and fun evening aboard the luxury catamaran Ana Luna, as they invite you to join them for a Glow Worms Safari on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 29th and 30th.

This exotic evening on the seas will begin when the boat departs from the dock at Grotto Bay at 6pm. After enjoying the pinks and blues of the sunset, you can witness the glow-in-the-dark mating ritual of these unusual creatures, performed two and three days after the full moon during the warmer months. Following the worm display, you will enjoy moonrise with a complimentary champagne toast, before returning to the dock by around 9pm.

The cost is $69 per person, including a cash bar, light snack, hibiscus tea and fresh water, along with the toast, all included.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact or 504-3780.


0929 BUEI Talks Caught Between the Wolf and the Bear

The latest in the series of BUEI Talks will be Caught Between the Bear and the Wolf by Helle Patterson on Tuesday, September 29th.

What happens when you are a small country in a crucially important geographical position, fought over by Stalin’s Soviet armies and Hitler’s Nazi forces? The Baltic States in World War II. Helle Patterson was born a year before the much-feared Soviet tanks rolled into Estonia, her homeland. This is her story.

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.


0930 Thyme for Wine

Discovery Wines invite you to stop by Thyme Restaurant after work for Thyme for Wine on Wednesday, September 30th.

From 5.30pm until 6.30pm, you can join Karen for a flight of four fabulous wines and a great evening. Tasters will receive 10% off on take away orders.

The cost is $20 per person and there is no need to RSVP.

For more information, contact


1001 His Islands Glory

Restoration House Ministries, BDA presents He Loves Me 2015: His Island’s Glory from Thursday, October 1st to Sunday, October 4th.

This will take place at the First Church of God on Angle Street. just before Scratchy’s Barber Shop, and participants should be ready to work in comfortable clothing, identify your worth and jewels, understand how you can use your worth and jewels, make a plan to utilize your worth and jewels, extend your thinking globally, nationally, and personally, and to find out Glorious plans for Bermuda.

This event is recommended for both men and women; people that study the word, but don’t go to church; those who wonder what to do next; those who have an idea but are not sure how to use it; those who need motivation, increased self-esteem or self-worth; those who want to learn how to pray for yourself; and those who want to see a change on the island, or your hometown.

Conference Presenters will be Pastor Madeline Hayward from Bermuda, General Joan Simmons from Bermuda, Sis. Georgette Jones from Bermuda, and Prophetess Shirley Mathew from St. Kitts. The soloists will be Ruthella Smith in song and Crystal Anderson in dance.

The opening service at 7pm on Thursday night and the closing service at 4.30pm on Sunday are both free.

The workshop from 9am until 3pm on Saturday costs $55, which includes a snack and lunch. The first 50 registrants receive a free manual created by Caribbean Rose Ministry

For more information, contact Founder and Visionary, Eugenia Robinson on 236-2725 or


1001 Drowsy Chaperone

Who needs Broadway? The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda are saving you the airfare as they are back with their annual October production. This year, they are proud to present The Drowsy Chaperone starting on Thursday, October 1st.

Winner of 5 TONY Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score). The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of a Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record – the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, a female aviator and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical”, The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre. The original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone was produced by Kevin McCollum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barbara Freitag and Jill Furman.

The show will run at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall from Thursday, October 1st to Saturday, October 10th except Monday, October 5th. Showtime is at 8pm, except for Sunday, October 4th which is at 3pm.

Tickets are $55 for general admission and $100 for patrons. Tickets are available online at or at the City Hall Box Office one hour before showtime, on weekdays from noon to 2pm, or on Saturdays from 10am until 2pm.

For more information, contact or visit


1002 The Helper

The Women Ministry at Faith Deliverance Center presents the play, The Helper, on Friday and Saturday, October 2nd and 3rd.

Showtime is at 7pm each evening in the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium.

The cost is $25 for general admission and $40 for patrons. Tickets are available at People’s Pharmacy and Music Box.

For more information, contact Pastor H. David Lambe at the Faith Deliverance Center, First Lady Winsome Lambe at 295-1762 or Merline Daley at 334-7976.


1004 Blessing of the Animals

To celebrate St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day, you and your pets are invited to the Unfinished Church for the Annual Blessing of the Animals at 3pm on Sunday, October 4th.

You are asked to arrive early to register your pet at the entrance and all animals must be on a leash or in a cage. This event is sponsored by St. Peter’s Church and the service will be conducted by Rev’d W. David Raths and Rev’d John Stow.

There is no fee but donations are welcome in aid of the SPCA.

For more information, contact


1009 Flashback Friday

Finally a Superbowl event just for young adults at #FlashbackFriday on Friday, October 9th.

From 8pm until 3am at Warwick Academy, 18 to 35 year olds are invited to relive their teenage Superbowl memories.

As well as a Gym Jam, just like you remember, with a few new games and just as much fun, there will also be an all new interactive game show that will get more of you on stage and winning prizes, and all-you-can-eat pizza and soda.

The cost is $45 at the door or $40 in advance from or from the Word of Life Bermuda Office at 232-9673 or


1009 Suck Rocks and Molly Millers

With grave reservations, the BMDS Charitable Trust presents Suck Rocks and Molly Millers on Friday and Saturday, October 9th and 10th.

Starring Chris Broadhurst, Gavin Wilson and Mr. Aloysius “Lockjaw” Fox, showtime is at 8pm at Daylesford Theatre each night. This show is not suitable for children.

Tickets are $30 and available from



1001 UN International Day of the Girl

Bring your daughters, goddaughters, nieces, granddaughters to mark the U.N. International Day of the Girl on Sunday, October 11th.

From 2pm until 5pm, there will be an afternoon event for girls at the Bermuda National Sports Centre. In addition to raising awareness of the challenges facing girls globally, young ladies will be able to try some new activities and change the world. There will be football, golf, cricket and a fun obstacle course to try, plus much more. Picnics are encouraged.

This event is free to attend and all girls are invited.

For more information, or to RSVP, visit their Facebook event or contact


1012 Paul Hardy Carter

A new Photography Exhibition by Paul Hardy Carter will soon be opening in the Rick Faries Gallery at Masterworks on Monday, October 12th.

Paul has never been tempted by digital photography as it rose to equal, and then surpass, film in absolute technical quality and convenience. He continues with a technique that he is now so familiar with that he can put it out of his mind, forget about it, and concentrate on what matters to him most – the composition and timing of the picture.

Jérôme Muffat-Méridol stated that although Paul Hardy Carter makes his projects sound simple and his methods straightforward, his approach is very deep and human and this simplicity is the strength of his language.

The exhibit opens on October 9th but the Opening Reception will take place on October 12th from 5.30pm until 7pm.

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 October 21st.

For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit


1015 Bermuda in Film

The Bermuda Historical Society and Bermuda National Library present Bermuda in Film on Thursday, October 15th.

From 5.30pm until 7pm at Bermuda National Library, you can view Bermuda: Then and Now, which was produced in 1984 and gives an overview of Bermuda’s early history, and Passage to Bermuda, which was produced in 1963 and features Jonathan Winters travels around Bermuda.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Ellen Hollis at or 299-0028.


1016 Ana Luna

Enjoy a full day on the seas while watching the races up close and personal at the Ana Luna’s America’s Cup Extravaganza cruise on Friday, October 16th.

The all-day cruise aboard the luxury catamaran departs Grotto Bay at 10am, returning at 7pm. This outing will include long sails under the Ana Luna majestic rig, viewing of the America’s Cup races, swimming and fun in the water. There will also be a lavish buffet lunch served in courses, and the day will conclude with a sunset cruise and champagne toast on the sail back to Grotto Bay.

The cost is $200 per person and there will also be a cash bar on board.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact or 504-3780.


1018 Walk Together Children

St. Anne’s Church presents the Ruth Thomas and Company production Walk Together Children on Sunday, October 18th.

This musical production begins at 4pm, and will feature guest instrumentalists, singers and dancers. Refreshments will be available after the performance in the church hall.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 15 years old.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact church members or the church office on 238-1864 on Tuesday or Friday from 9am until noon.


1022 Bermuda Haunting

Fans of both local history and the macabre are invited to join the Bermuda National Library as they host Bermuda Haunting: Ghost Stories with local author John Cox on Thursday, October 22nd.

From 5.30pm to 7pm, you can hear John Cox tell ghost stories and also have the opportunity to share your own experiences and family stories.

John Cox’s books will also be available for purchase on the night.

This event is free but spaces are limited so you are required to make a reservation if you wish to attend.

For more information, or to reserve your place, contact Ellen Hollis at 299-0028 or


1031 Farmfest

Celebrate the fall harvest with the Bermuda National Trust at FarmFest 2015, a family fun day on Saturday, October 31st.

From 10am until 4pm at Devondale, 33 South Road in Devonshire, this family fun day will offer activities for all ages, including games, a costume parade and competition, pony rides, photo booth, and much more. There will also be food and beer available.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact the National Trust at 236-6483 or


1119 Student Art Competition

The Bermuda National Gallery (BNG) is proud to announce the 2015 Annual Student Art Competition.

This year’s theme is Local Action, Global Impact: A Community Project on the World. The art competition encourages all public, private and home-school teachers of all subjects to participate with their students (Art, Science, English, Mathematics, Science, Advisory, Home-Room, Para-Educators. Guidance Counselors etc). Family members are also encouraged to support their child in submitting an artwork.

New for 2015, the BNG is proud to announce a category for student groups. Students who would like to work as a team and come up with a visual work together are welcomed to submit an artwork under the “Group Category”.

This year’s competition is sponsored by BELCO and hosted in partnership with Bermuda Zoological Society, with prizes sponsors by Office Solutions and Red Laser.

The submission deadline is 4pm on Thursday, November 19th at the BNG and the judging criteria can be found at

For more information, contact Ms. Dany Pen at or 295-9428.


1119 PartnerRe Art Lecture Series

The November edition of the PartnerRe Art Lecture Series will be at Bermuda National Gallery at City Hall on Thursday, November 19th.

The guest speaker will be Franklin Hill Perrell, speaking on the topic, Plein-air painting: Learning from the Impressionists.

Franklin Hill Perrell is former Chief Curator of Nassau County Museum of Art (curator of over 50 major exhibitions); subsequently, historic preservationists as Executive Director of Roslyn Landmark Society (2009); and since 2013, co-founder and partner in Artful Circle, an organisation focused on public programming in art education.

This upcoming talk will examine the first generation of Impressionists (Cezanne, Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse) who laid the foundation for open air, plein-air painting, as we understand it. Portable paints, which were a new innovation in the 1800s, and small easels, allowed the artists to set up at any chosen site. The immediacy and freshness of the results astonished the art world. Shadows became flooded with colour with hues of purple, blue, lavender, green, in various combinations. The sun drenched-seemingly white walls – increasingly yielded dashes of yellow and orange. The legacy of these landscape impressions is far-reeaching and ongoing. American Post-impressionist painters (Beal, Voorhees, Martel) flocked to Bermuda in the 1900s to capture the light, the variety of colours reflected in the ocean, the gardens, and the architecture. This artistic pursuit continues today. This lecture that will explore the historical and contemporary narrative of plein-air painting.

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 or 295-9428.






Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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




0915 Facebook for Business

Facebook for Business – September 15th to October 1st

0919 Womens Squash Week2

**NEW  Women’s Squash Week at BSRA – September 19th to 27th

0916 BMDS Communicating Doors

**DATE CHANGE  BMDS presents Communicating Doors – September 21st to 26th

0921 PHC Black and White Week

PHC’s Black and White Week – September 21st to 27th

0923 CPA Conference One Life One Legacy

CPA Bermuda Women’s Leadership Conference: One Life, One Legacy: Committing to You – September 23rd

0909 BNL Summer Film Series

Bermuda National Library’s Summer Film Series: BNL Film – September 23rd

0923 Autism and Beyond

Tomorrow’s Voices Workshop – ABA: Autism and Beyond – September 23rd

0924 Emerging Risk Management and Compliance Seminar

Emerging Risk Management and Compliance Seminar – September 24th

0924 Genius of Marian

Movie Showing: The Genius of Marian – September 24th

0924 Oktoberfest at Swizzle Inn

Oktoberfest at Swizzle Inn – September 24th to October 4th

0925 Mad Hair Day-Duo

P.A.L.S. Mad Hair Day 2015 and Mad Hair Party – September 25th

0925 BSFB Luncheon

Baked Chicken Luncheon – September 25th

0925 Rum Tasting

Rum Tasting – September 25th

0925 Wine Tasting at Sunset

**NEW  Wine Tasting at Sunset – September 25th

0926 Sportz Mania Fall Programmes

Sportz Mania 2015 Fall Multi-Sport Programs – starts September 26th

0926 Break the Silence Luncheon

3rd Annual Break the Silence Luncheon – September 26th

0926 Oasis of Stillness

Oasis of Stillness: Mini Meditation Retreat – September 26th

0926 Tish Rabe

An Afternoon with Tish Rabe – September 26th

0926 Songs and Opera Arias

Songs and Opera Arias – September 26th

0926 Bounce for Autism

5th Annual Bounce For Autism Fun Day – September 26th

0926 Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me – September 26th


Dancing to Outta Bounds Live Band – September 26th

0926 Back to School BBQ Fair

**NEW  Back to School BBQ Fair – September 26th

0927 Masterworks AOK Golf Tournament

Masterworks AOK Golf Tournament – September 27th

0927 Break the Silence 5K Run and Walk

Break the Silence 5K Run/Walk – September 27th

Bermuda Docs

**NEW  Amy at Weekend Film Series – September 27th

0928 Learn About Your Rights Under PATI

**NEW  Learn About Using your Rights Under the PATI Act – September 28th to 30th

0929 Bermuda Red Cross Open House

Bermuda Red Cross Open House – September 29th

0929 BUEI Talks Caught Between the Wolf and the Bear

**NEW  BUEI Talks: Caught Between the Bear and the Wolf – September 29th

0703 Glow Worms Cruise

**NEW  Ana Luna Glow Worm Safari – September 29th and 30th

0909 BNL Summer Film Series

Bermuda National Library’s Summer Film Series: St. George’s: A Town Ancient and Loyal – September 30th

0930 Thyme for Wine

**NEW  Thyme for Wine – September 30th

1001 Grief Support Group

Grief Support Group – starts October 1st

1001 His Islands Glory

**NEW  He Loves Me 2015: His Island’s Glory – October 1st to 4th

1001 Drowsy Chaperone

**NEW  The Drowsy Chaperone – October 1st to 10th

1002 The Helper

**NEW  Play: The Helper – October 2nd and 3rd

1003 Tiaras and Bow Ties

Tiaras and Bow Ties: Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance – October 3rd

1003 Masterworks Contemporaries Off the Wall

Masterworks Contemporaries Off the Wall Party – October 3rd

1003 Glow in the Dark Race and Party

Friends of Hospice: Annual Glow Party – October 3rd

1004 Awake Movie

Awake: The Life of Yogananda – October 4th

1004 Blessing of the Animals

**NEW  Blessing of the Animals – October 4th

1007 CAIS Canadian Boarding School Fair

CAIS Canadian Boarding School Fair – October 7th

1007 October Lights

October Lights – starts October 7th

1008 Goddess Wellness Retreat

Goddess Wellness Retreat – October 8th to 12th

1009 Flashback Friday

**NEW  #FlashbackFriday – October 9th

1009 Suck Rocks and Molly Millers

**NEW  Suck Rocks and Molly Millers – October 9th and 10th

Bermuda SPCA Logo

SPCA Open House and Expo – October 10th

1001 UN International Day of the Girl

**NEW  U.N. International Day of the Girl – October 11th


Vision Talk: Devices and Techniques Used for Daily Living – October 12th

1015 Bermuda in Film

**NEW  Bermuda in Film – October 15th

1016 Ana Luna

**NEW  Ana Luna’s America’s Cup Extravaganza – October 16th

1018 Walk Together Children

**NEW  Walk Together Children: A Ruth Thomas and Company Production – October 18th

1022 Bermuda Haunting

**NEW  Bermuda Haunting: Ghost Stories by Local Author John Cox – October 22nd

1022 Bermuda Tattoo

Bermuda Tattoo 2015 – October 22nd to 24th

1024 BKC All Breed Dog Shows

Bermuda All-Breed Dog Shows – October 24th and 25th

1031 Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat – October 31st

1031 Farmfest

**NEW  FarmFest 2015 – October 31st

1107 Discover Your Intuitive Self

Discover Your Intuitive Self: Part 1 – November 7th and 8th


Vision Talk: Medical Procedures for Treating Common Eye Diseases – November 9th

1114 Bermuda Plein Air Festival

Bermuda Plein Air Festival – November 14th to 21st

1119 Student Art Competition

**NEW  2015 Annual Student Art Competition Deadline – November 19th

1119 PartnerRe Art Lecture Series

**NEW  PartnerRe Art Lecture Series featuring Franklin Hill Perrell – November 19th


Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th

1128 Elegancia

Elegancia – November 28th

Bermuda SPCA Logo

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



Art Exhibits


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

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

Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard


Bermuda Society of Arts BSoA Logo

Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts




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