July 13th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
Okay, I would start upping your milk thistle intake right about now to prepare your poor livers for Cup Match – can you believe that it’s only two weeks away?! The Bermuda calendar is as hot as the thermometer reading right now so I hope you’re all making the most of this beautiful summer – if not, then here are a few ideas to get your started:
Enjoy an evening of delicious desserts and cocktails at the Bermuda Fashion Festival’s Sunset Dessert Cruise on Wednesday, July 13th.
From 7pm until 9pm, the first 50 people to buy tickets to this exclusive event can rub shoulders with international fashion celebrities, whilst indulging in the sunset, desserts and open bar, aboard the M.V. Elizabeth.
Boarding will begin at 6:45pm from Albuoy’s Point, and you are asked to dress fashionably for this Gosling’s sponsored event.
Tickets are $30, and can be purchased from www.pTix.bm/BFF. You are advised to purchase immediately to secure your place.
For more information, contact BDAfashionfest@cityhall.bm.
There are three current exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery on the 2nd Floor in City Hall.
Firstly, the Bermuda Biennial 2016 exhibition is a platform for the contemporary art scene in Bermuda. With the theme, It’s About Now: Memories of the Present , this exhibit has been juried by Holly Bynoe (Senior Curator, National Art Gallery of Bahamas; Executive Director, ARC magazine) and Valerie Cassel Oliver (Chief Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston). The Bermuda Biennial exhibition is sponsored by Bacardi Limited.
Featured artists are Meredith Andrews, Louisa Bermingham, William Collieson, Emma Cooper, James Cooper, Daniel C. Dempster, Ani Douglas, Vaughan Evans, Antoine A.R. Hunt, Christina Hutchings, Teresa Kirby Smith, Peter Lapsley, Jon Legere, Dany Pen, Jennifer Leigh Piper, Alan C. Smith, Andrea Sundt, Charlie Godet Thomas, Michael Walsh, and Charles Zuill.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Community, Culture and Sports, Staging Mary Prince: In Her Own Words by international artist Joscelyn Gardner is a multimedia installation exploring the life of local hero Mary Prince.
Finally, you can explore the development of the visual arts in Bermuda in The Bermuda Collection.
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 November 26th.
Admission is $5 for adults and free for BNG members, NARM members, seniors and students.
For more information, contact 295-9428 or visit www.bng.bm.
ISACA Bermuda Chapter, in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and TFL, will be hosting a TechTalk on Cyber Insurance on Thursday, July 14th.
From 5.30pm until 7pm, at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, the discussion will cover a number of key topics, including; cyber risks, evolution of the cyber insurance product, and regulatory guidelines for underwriting of cyber risk.
The discussion will be moderated by Sheridan Smith, Director of Management Services/Information at the Bermuda Monetary Authority, and the panel will consist of Sarah Spurling (Vice President, Professional Lines at Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.), Noel Pearman (Vice President, Professional Lines at XL Catlin), Giles Harrow (Vice President, Professional Risk Solutions at Aon (Bermuda) Ltd.), and David Friston (Senior Vice President, Financial Lines Manager at AIG Bermuda).
There will be food provided, a cash bar and raffle prizes to be won.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bermuda National Library invite you to join them at a Presentation on Estate Planning on Thursday, July 14th.
This will run from 6pm until 8pm and will be presented by Mr. Perry P. Trott of Trott & Duncan.
Admission is free and there is no reserved seating.
For more information, contact Ellen Hollis at email@example.com or 299-0028.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Dr. Friedman’s presentation about what parents need to know to raise emotionally healthy twins and siblings close in age as BUEI and MAMA present BUEI Talks: Twins: The Same But Different, on Thursday, July 14th.
Dr. Joan A. Friedman is an identical twin, the mother of fraternal twins, a psychotherapist specialising in twins, and the author of two books about twins – Emotionally Healthy Twins and The Same But Different. She is a prominent and well-respected twin expert who shares her passionate views and insights about twins and their emotional needs with families throughout the world. She conducts groups and provides consultation about twin related matters, such as school placements, developmental discrepancies, behavioural issues and individuation struggles. To learn more about her work you can visit her website at www.joanafriedmanphd.com
The lecture itself will start at 7:30pm and Harbourfront are offering ticket holders a 10% discount (on food only) to anyone dining there before or after the event. Sushi Happy Hour will take place from 5pm to 6:30pm, with specially priced sushi. The full dinner menu will be available from 6pm, please call 295-4207 to make a reservation and mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount. This cannot be combined with any other offers.
The lecture costs $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, cal 294-0206 or visit the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
To help employers understand their responsibilities on the legal contributions and benefits for their employees, the Bermuda Health Council, in conjunction with the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a Panel Discussion: Legislated Employer Contribution on Friday, July 15th.
Employers who are non-compliant with their health insurance requirements are often delinquent with their other contributions such a social insurance and pension. As a snapshot of the problem, between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2015, the Health Council investigated 1016 employers, representing 3,039 employees because of delinquency of their health insurance contributions. Following their investigations, 787 employers settled their arrears premiums and re-established policies. This resulted in 2,115 employees regaining health insurance. Evidence gathered during these investigations into health insurance often reveals non-compliance with other benefits.
Starting at 8am at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, the panel will feature Peter Sousa (Chief Executive Officer of Pension Commission), Nikeisha Gibbons (Customer Service Manager of Department of Health Insurance), Jean Charles-Prentice (Compliance Manager of Department of Social Insurance), and Ian Cameron (Policy Analyst/ Compliance Bermuda Officer Health Council). A light continental breakfast will be served.
Admission fees are $20 for members, $40 for non members, and registration is available online, from the Chamber website at http://ow.ly/pClN3027Xp2.
For more information, contact 295-4201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mix and mingle with international models and designers at the Bermuda Fashion Festival’s Celebrity Cocktail Party on Friday, July 15th.
The event will take place from 5:30pm to 8pm at the classy and eclectic BSOA, where you can preview fashions from local and international designers before they go on sale at Saturday’s trunk shows.
Celebrity guests will include international models, Win McMurry, Diandra Forrest, Kenyan Liang, Perpetual Smith, Destiny Owusu, Randy Bowden, Jr. Khalil Henley, Maxim Orlov, Savannah Joeckel and Karina Bik. As well as international designers, Stello of Hollywood red-carpet fame, Monif C, Evelyn Lambert, Thomas LaVone, Soka and Dana Cooper.
There will be a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets are $20 and available from www.pTix.bm/BFF and the City Hall Office.
For more information, contact BDAfashionfest@cityhall.com.
Get ready for the big game at the Road To Cup Match Happy Hour on Friday, July 15th.
Starting at 7pm at the Somerset Cricket Club, this event is in memory of former President Colin Smith. There will be Happy Hour specials all night, as well as a Cup Match shop, where you can browse through the jerseys and t-shirts on sale.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact Theresa on 234-0327.
Show some love and support a charitable cause at a Pot Luck Dinner on Saturday, July 16th.
From 4pm to 6pm at Blue Diamond Young Men’s Social Club on Angle Street, you can get a dinner plate full of great food; including fish, chicken, macaroni and cheese, beans and rice, coleslaw, beets and dessert.
The cost is $15 per plate, and all proceeds will go towards the cost of medical care for Cherrie Woods. Donations for the LCAA and PALS, will also be accepted.
For more information, or to make a donation, contact Keisha@northrock.bm.
Come out to hear from one of Australia’s most senior business women as she tells the story of bridging the world of Wall Street with the alleyways of remote Nepali villages, and bridging the world of the privilege with the world of poverty at BUEI Talks: Bridging Worlds by Audette Exel (ADARA Group), on Monday, July 18th.
The Adara Group (formerly the ISIS Group) is well known in Bermuda, where it was born more than 18 years ago. From its tiny beginnings, Chair, Audette Exel, has led a team that now reaches from one end of the world to the other, working to connect business and finance with extreme poverty.
The lecture itself will start at 7:30pm in the Auditorium, and Harbourfront are offering ticket holders a 10% discount (on food only) to anyone dining there before or after the event. The Sushi Happy Hour is from 5pm to 6:30pm, when sushi will be specially priced. The full dinner menu will be available from 6pm- please call 295-4207 to make a reservation and mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount. This cannot be combined with any other offers.
The cost of the lecture is $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 294-0204 or visit the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
As part of the 2016 Emancipation Celebration, Jay Butler, Assistant Professor of Law at William and Mary Law School, will be giving the 11th Annual Dr. Kenneth E. Robinson/Cyril Outerbridge Packwood Memorial Lecture on Thursday, July 21st.
The talk will start at 6pm at BUEI and is entitled At Freedom’s Helm: Labour, Politics and Family in 19th Century Bermuda.
The fee is $5.
For more information, or to reserve tickets, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont-Robinson at 292-1681 or email@example.com, or visit the office at 58 Court Street, 4th Floor, Dame Lois Browne Evans Building.
Enjoy a fun morning or evening of painting at a series of Painting Parties, with the next on Friday, July 22nd.
Located at The Painted Gate Art Studio at the Civil and Military Lodge on King Street, Robyn will guide you step-by-step in painting a new theme at each class. On Friday, July 22nd, you will paint a beautiful Sunset from 6pm until 8pm, peaceful Dragonflies from 9am until 11am on Tuesday, August 2nd, a dreamily drifting Jellyfish from 9am until 11am on Wednesday, August 17th and a vibrant Peacock from 6pm until 8pm on Saturday, August 20th.
You are welcome to bring beverages and snacks, if you choose, and are asked to wear appropriate clothing or bring an apron. You will be provided with brushes, paint, a canvas, and even wine glasses to use. This acrylic painting class is suitable for all ability levels and no experience is necessary. All participants will leave with the piece of artwork that they create.
The party will begin promptly at the scheduled time, so you are asked to arrive 10 minutes early to get seated and settled.
The cost is $55 per person and you are asked to pay in advance to reserve your space.
For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the Corporation of St. George’s UNESCO Street Festival Series, you are invited to come and enjoy a Games Night in King’s Square on Friday, July 22nd.
This family-friendly event will take place between 6.30pm and 10pm, in King’s Square, St. George’s.
There will be table tennis and many other games suitable for children aged 5 and up to enjoy, including a mobile fun zone with Wii, Playstation and X-box games. Food and refreshments will be available for sale.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact 297-1532 or visit www.CorpStGeorge.bm.
Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) is pleased to partner with Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) to host a Trash Art Workshop on Saturday, July 23rd.
From 10am until noon, participants will be instructed on how to build amazing creations out of nothing more than beach trash.
Taught by KBB’s Executive Director, Anne Hyde, this workshop is intended to raise awareness about plastic ocean pollution and is being offered in preparation for the KBB’s Washed Ashore: Trash Art Show, to take place two weeks later.
Although a great family activity, the workshop is unsuitable for small children as participants will be using hot glue.
The workshop is free to attend, and all material will be provided, including selections of beach trash.
Spaces are limited to 15 participants, and you are encouraged to register immediately to reserve your spot.
For more information, or to register, contact the BSOA on 292-3824 or email@example.com.
441 Productions and Veterans in Action are promising two nights of world class entertainment at the 4th Annual Cup Match Summer Splash, the largest concert event on the year on Saturday, July 23rd and Wednesday, July 27th.
The first event is the One Love One Life Concert from 7pm in Par-la-Ville Car Park on Saturday, July 23rd. Headlining the show are two outstanding Reggae artists; Grammy-nominated Jah Cure and Bermuda’s own Collie Buddz. Also included in the line up are local sound systems Stalwart and SoulJAHOne who will be performing a dub plate expo for the patrons. Local entertainers will be Ali Malik and Ramon Clarke, with DJ’s Juggling J and Blackstar. Your host for the evening will be Bermuda’s own, Nadanja.
Promising to deliver an action-packed, high energy event, something all patrons crave on the eve of our most significant cultural holiday, the Cup Match Eve Concert will be from 8pm in Par-la-Ville Car Park on Wednesday, July 27th. The headliner will be Grammy award-winning artist and King of the Dancehall Beenie Man with the Zagga Zow band. Beenie Man is known for brining energetic long performances. Each headliner will be travelling with their own band, enabling tailored, production quality that patrons have come to expect from Summer Splash.
It has been two decades since Reggae legend Sanchez has been to Bermuda. Everyone on the island loves his music and his performance skills are still at the top of his game. He recently stole the show at Rebel Salute in Jamaica and is headlining Sumfest in Montego Bay the weekend prior to Cup Match.
Cup Match Eve would not be complete without two of the most in demand DJs in the world. Both were a part of Cup Match Summer Splash 2015 and are no strangers to Bermudas shores. Walshy Fire is a member of the EDM sensation Major Lazer and has been to the island many times as a DJ with Black Chiney. Skratch Bastid, a judge for the global Red Bull #Style DJ contest has performed on over ten occasions. Local DJs for the night will be Rusty G and Blackstar. Additionally, local performer Olivia Hamilton will be performing and host for the night is Jabba from Hot 97 in New York City.
General admission is $85 and VIP tickets are $200 for each show. Tickets are available at www.BDAtix.bm, Peoples Pharmacy, Kit and Caboodle, Jazzy Boutique, Hunts, Belvins and Somers Supermarket. Limited package tickets are available online only.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will celebrate 20 honourees from Devonshire and Paget parishes at the 2016 Emancipation Celebration: The Trail of Our People; Jabulani/Jubilee, on Sunday, July 24th.
Taking place from 6pm to 9pm at Ruth Seaton James, this event is open to the public and free to attend.
For more information, contact Heather Whalen, Director, at 292-1681 or email@example.com.
It’s Cup Match Time! To honour the event of the year in Bermuda, the chefs at Fairmont Southampton have put together a selection of exquisite Cup Match Specials, available from Thursday, July 28th to July 31st.
During the holiday, you are invited to celebrate the season at two of the resort’s leading restaurants. The first option is to visit Jasmine Lounge for some truly Bermudian specials. Highlights include a St. David’s Island mussel pie, Atlantic shark hash, Bermuda-style fried chicken, and tropical cocktails such as Gombey Smash.
Newport, a Gastropub, will also feature a grilled local St. David’s fish sandwich and slow roasted BBQ chicken with delicious sides, as their blackboard special.
Jasmine Lounge is open for lunch and dinner from 11am to midnight, and Newport is open for dinner only, from 6pm to 11pm.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
In collaboration with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and the African Diaspora Heritage Trail, The St. George’s Foundation presents After Venturilla: The Early Black Presence in Bermuda, 1616-84 on Thursday, August 4th.
This event will open with a reception at 6.30pm and the lecture will take place from 7pm until 9.30pm at the World Heritage Centre at Penno’s Wharf.
Tickets for the lecture cost $7 for St. George’s Foundation members, and $10 for non-members.
For more information, or to reserve a ticket, contact 297- 5701, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the World Heritage Centre.
Attention all Bermuda law students – don’t miss the opportunity to network at Appleby’s Law Student Summer Reception, on Wednesday, August 10th.
This annual event will be held from 5.30pm to 7pm at Appleby on Victoria Street, where students currently studying law (or interested in law) can obtain information about the firm and network with Appleby lawyers.
This event is free and students are not required to bring anything, however you are encouraged to RSVP by June 27th, to email@example.com.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!: Summer Reading Program – June 28th to August 13th
Dolphin Quest Connect to Nature Summer Camp – July 4th to September 2nd
Summer Squash Camp 2016 – weekly from July 4th to August 12th
Masterworks Summer Art Camp – weekly from July 4th to September 2nd
British Open Golf Tournament Specials at Jasmine Lounge – July 10th to 17th
Irish Dancing Camp/Workshops – July 11th to 16th
Bermuda Fashion Festival: Celebrity Golf Classic – July 13th
**NEW Sunset Dessert Cruise – July 13th
Bastille Day Celebration – July 14th
**NEW ISACA TechTalk: Cyber Insurance – July 14th
**NEW Estate Planning Presentation with Trott & Duncan – July 14th
**NEW BUEI Talks: Twins: The Same But Different – July 14th
Wine & Design – July 15th
**UPDATED The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival: Cup Match Extravaganza – July 15th
Janet Feder in Concert – July 15th
**NEW Panel Discussion: Legislated Employer Contributions – July 15th
**NEW Celebrity Cocktail Party – July 15th
**NEW The Road to Cup Match – July 15th
Bermuda Fashion Festival: Coach Black Tie Gala – July 16th
Groundswell Lionfish Tournament 2016 – July 16th
Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – July 16th
**NEW Pot Luck Dinner – July 16th
Our Kind of Traitor at Weekend Film Series – July 17th
Tickled at Weekend Film Series – July 17th
Learn to Row Camp: Junior Camp Session 2 – starts July 18th
Young Ambassadors Middle School Summer Programme – July 18th to September 1st
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Sharks – starts July 18th
**NEW BUEI Talks: Bridging Worlds – July 18th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – July 21st
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – July 21st and 22nd
International Comedy Show – July 22nd
**NEW Painting Party: Sunsets – July 22nd
**NEW The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – July 22nd
**NEW KBB TrashArt Workshop – July 23rd
**NEW Cup Match Summer Splash: One Love One Life – July 23rd
**NEW 2016 Emancipation Celebration: The Trail of Our People: Jabulani/Jubilee – July 24th
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Pirates – starts July 25th
Art with a Twist– July 26th
**NEW Cup Match Summer Splash: Cup Match Eve Concert – July 27th
**NEW Cup Match Specials at Fairmont Southampton – July 28th to 31st
2016 Cup Match Classic – July 28th and 29th
Housestyle Takeover – July 30th
Non Mariners Safari on the Ana Luna – July 31st
**NEW Painting Party: Dragonflies – August 2nd
The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – August 5th
Allen Camp 2016 – starts August 8th
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Disaster – starts August 8th
**NEW Appleby’s 2016 Law Student Summer Reception – August 10th
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts August 15th
**NEW Painting Party: Jellyfish – August 17th
Pechakucha Bermuda Night Volume 16 – August 18th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – August 18th
**NEW Painting Party: Peacock – August 20th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 20th and 21st
Summer Camps: Dabble in Myths, Serpents & Superstitions – starts August 22nd
The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – August 26th
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Wild Weather – starts August 29th
The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – September 2nd
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – September 15th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 18th and 19th
Bermuda Sloop Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration – September 30th
An Evening of Spirited Celebration – October 7th
Bermuda Toastmasters 20th Anniversary Banquet –
June 25th October 15th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 18th and 19th
Art for Sail: Auction of Painted Sloops – October 20th
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- 32N 64W – July 10th until August 9th
SPArt at Common Ground
- SPArt presents Vibrant Essence – April 15th to July 13th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Up Country Down Country – until December 31st
- Hail to the Queen – June 21st to November 15th
- 441 – July 1st to 27th
**NEW Bermuda National Gallery – until November 26th
- Bermuda Biennial 2016 – It’s About Now: Memories of the Present
- Staging Mary Prince: In Her Own Words…by international artist Joscelyn Gardner
- The Bermuda Collection
Enjoy the rest of the week!