August 3rd, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
Chin up, we’re already halfway through Cup Match Comedown Week! Hope you all had a lovely time over the holiday and that you didn’t get as burnt as me.
It may not feel like it right now, but life DOES go on after Cup Match – here is what’s new to the Bermuda calendar since last week.
As always, don’t forget to check out the Quick Recap section at the bottom of this post for a full listing of all upcoming events, including those previously covered in earlier posts:
Masterworks invite you to the opening of their cultural and historical exhibition Bermuda Friendly Lodges on Friday, August 5th. **UPDATE: This will now be opening on Friday, August 19th
Showcased in the Rick Faries Gallery, The Bermuda Friendly Society is an exhibition that will explore how influential these Lodges have been in shaping Bermuda’s past and present culture. Michael Bradshaw will also be giving a series of interactive lectures on the exhibition on select Sundays for those who are interested in learning more. For more information on these lectures, please contact Masterworks directly.
The opening reception will be from 5.30pm until 7pm and the exhibit will run until August 31st.
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.
For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.org.
Promising an afternoon of food, fellowship and fun, the First Church of God on Angle Street present their 16th Annual Gospel Cruise 2016 on Sunday, August 7th.
Hosted by the Women’s Ministry, the cruise will be on board the MV Longtail. The boat will depart from Albuoy’s Point at 3pm, with music by Mr. Gospel Bro. Kelly Zuill, and featuring Last Call.
Tickets are $45.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Roslyn Zuill on 238-2989 or 335-1260.
If you’re looking for something to do on date night, or want to get a group together for a fun and creative evening, then you may be interested in Art with a Twist on Tuesdays, August 9th and 23rd.
From 6.30pm until 9pm at Masterworks, you can create your own masterpiece to take home whilst sipping a cocktail in an inspirational setting. Adrienne Smatt will teach these oil painting workshops for beginner and intermediate level, with two cocktails and all materials included.
The cost is $100 for members and $125 for non-members.
For more information, or to pre-register, contact 299-4000 or email@example.com.
In addition to human capital shortages, the Bermudian cybersecurity industry faces an uphill battle to keep up with the acceleration of Internet-connected technology. Find out more at Secure Bermuda 2016 on Wednesday, August 10th.
From 9am until around 4pm at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club, this one-day event will provide essential intelligence that enables Bermudian technology leaders to drive their cybersecurity strategy forward. The conference covers today’s cybersecurity trends and threats as well as those of the future, equipping delegates with the tools needed to cope in an increasingly complex landscape.
There is no cost to attend and registered participants can register at www.EventTracker.com/secure-bermuda/.
For more information, contact +1 (877) 333-1433 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.EventTracker.com/secure-bermuda/.
Now in its 14th year, the legendary annual Famous for 15 Minutes opens on Thursday, August 11th.
Famous for 15 Minutes was started by Tom Coash, Kelvin Hastings-Smith and Phillip Jones back in 2002. 15-minute scripts written by Bermuda residents, with no more than 4 characters, no children, limited set and props (no helicopters) are submitted to an off-shore reading committee. The committee changes annually and scripts are submitted anonymously. A final six are chosen by this reading committee for production at BMDS. Directors are assigned scripts, auditions held, and the final six plays are performed. A judge then selects the overall winner of each festival (again, with no knowledge of who wrote what script) and this winner is then awarded the Golden Inkwell trophy.
Showtime is at 8pm each night at the Daylesford Theatre, and the show will run from Thursday, August 11th until Saturday, August 13th and then from Thursday, August 18th until Saturday, August 20th. The Gala Night is on closing night with a pre-show reception at 6.30pm.
Tickets are $30, or $85 for the Gala Night, and are available from www.pTix.bm or from box office one hour before the show.
For more information, contact email@example.com or visit www.bmds.bm.
Promising the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation, discover a different night out at Fairmont Southampton’s Wine & Design on Thursday, August 18th.
The event will run from 7pm until 9pm in the Poinciana Foyer and includes all supplies, wine and hors d’oeuvres. After the event, you will get to take home the masterpiece that you just created.
The cost is $79 per person.
For more information or to reserve your seat, contact Rochelle Quinn at Fairmont Southampton at Rochelle.Quinn@fairmont.com or 239-6908.
Get ready to get your glow on with the Bermuda Police Rugby Men’s and Ladies team as you sail along with them at their Neon Booze Cruise on Friday, August 19th.
Departing Albuoy’s Point at 7.30pm aboard the MV Bermuda Longtail, this three-hour cruise will see you traversing the waters of Bermuda while dancing under the neon lights and stars.
This annual party is quickly becoming a summer tradition in Bermuda with over 120 attending last year and likely close to 200 this year. You are asked to arrive early to ensure you are on-time to sail and wear clothing that you don’t mind getting neon paint on.
In addition to an open bar, neon glow sticks, paint, etc. are included in the ticket price.
Tickets are $60 and available from www.pTix.bm. If you order before August 5th, you will get a $5 discount per ticket.
For more information, contact Kirsty Willemse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A whopping 25 prizes are waiting to be reeled in as the Bermuda Anglers Club presents their Annual Junior Fishing Tournament on Sunday, August 21st.
The fishing starts at 8.30am and the tournament is open to boys and girls aged 16 and under. You can choose whether you want to fish on shore or by boat, using rod and reel or handline. No billfish/sharks or parrot fish should be caught. The weigh-in is between 3pm and 5pm west of the Flag Pole on Front Street.
The prize presentation is open to the public and will be at the Royal Hamilton Dinghy Club on Saturday, August 27th at 10am.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 335-4633.
Enjoy an evening of fun and excitement for the whole family to enjoy before going back to school as PRIDE Bermuda and Youth 2 Youth (Y2Y) invite you to join their Mobile Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser on Saturday, August 27th.
The hunt will run from 5.30pm until 10pm from Charities House.
The cost is $60 per car of 4 and includes dinner. Not able to join the scavenger hunt? You can still join them for dinner only at a cost of $15 per person. There will also be raffle prizes at a cost of $2 per raffle.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact the PRIDE Bermuda office at 295-9970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives from 77 leading independent schools from the UK, Canada and USA will be on-island for the International Schools Fair Bermuda on Wednesday and Thursday, September 21st and 22nd.
This will take place at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club from 4pm until 8pm on each of the days, During this time, representatives will meet families who are interested in exploring the vast opportunities available for their child to experience at schools overseas.
Entry is free.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
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
Young Ambassadors Middle School Summer Programme – July 18th to September 1st
Conyers Dill & Pearman Annual Student Open House – August 3rd
ILM Information Session – August 4th
The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – August 5th
Bermuda Civic Ballet Summer Selections 2016 – August 5th and 6th
Rio 2016 Olympics Food Specials at Fairmont Southampton – August 5th to 21st
Housestyle Takeover – August 6th
**NEW Annual Gospel Cruise 2016 – August 7th
Allen Camp 2016 – starts August 8th
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Disaster – starts August 8th
APEX Summer Speech Camp – August 8th to 26th
**NEW Art with a Twist – August 9th and 23rd
Appleby’s 2016 Law Student Summer Reception – August 10th
**NEW Secure Bermuda 2016 – August 10th
**NEW Famous For Fifteen Minutes 2016 – August 11th to 13th, then 18th to 20th
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts August 15th
Painting Party: Jellyfish – August 17th
Pechakucha Bermuda Night Volume 16 – August 18th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – August 18th
**NEW Wine & Design – August 18th
**NEW Neon Booze Cruise – August 19th
Painting Party: Peacock – August 20th
Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel’s Annual Community BBQ – August 20th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 20th and 21st
**NEW Bermuda Anglers Club Annual Junior Fishing Tournament – August 21st
Summer Camps: Dabble in Myths, Serpents & Superstitions – starts August 22nd
TROIKA Bermuda’s The Color Purple – August 24th to 27th
The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – August 26th
SUP/Paddle Board Yoga Teacher Training – August 26th to 28th
**NEW PRIDE Youth 2 Youth Scavenger Hunt – August 27th
Explore Sup Yoga Workshop – August 28th
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Wild Weather – starts August 29th
The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – September 2nd
The 21st Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 3rd
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – September 15th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 18th and 19th
**NEW International Schools Fair Bermuda – September 21st and 22nd
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
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Up Country Down Country – until December 31st
- Hail to the Queen – June 21st to November 15th
- **NEW Bermuda Friendly Lodges – August
5th19th to 31st
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!