August 3rd, 2016: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Kids!



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:



0805 Bermuda Friendly Lodges Exhibit

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


0807 Annual Gospel Cruise

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.




0809 Art with a Twist

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



0810 Secure Bermuda

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

For more information, contact +1 (877) 333-1433 or, or visit


0811 Famous for 15 Minutes

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 or from box office one hour before the show.

For more information, contact or visit


0818 Wine and Design

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 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  If you order before August 5th, you will get a $5 discount per ticket.

For more information, contact Kirsty Willemse at


0821 Bermuda Anglers Club Junior Fishing Tournament

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.

Entry to the tournament is free and entry forms can be obtained from Fly Bridge Tackle, or the Bermuda Anglers Club Facebook Page.

For more information, contact or 335-4633.


0827 Pride Y2Y Scavenger Hunt

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



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





Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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



0628 BNL Summer Reading

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!: Summer Reading Program – June 28th to August 13th

0704 Dolphin Quest Connecting to Nature Camps Summer

Dolphin Quest Connect to Nature Summer Camp – July 4th to September 2nd

0704 Summer Squash Camp

Summer Squash Camp 2016 – weekly from July 4th to August 12th


Masterworks Summer Art Camp – weekly from July 4th to September 2nd

0718 Young Ambassadors Summer Programme

Young Ambassadors Middle School Summer Programme – July 18th to September 1st

0803 Conyers Dill Pearman Student Open House

Conyers Dill & Pearman Annual Student Open House – August 3rd

0724 Trail of our People Jubulani Jubilee

2016 Emancipation Celebration: The St. George’s Foundation presents After Venturilla: The Early Black Presence in Bermuda, 1616-84 – August 4th


ILM Information Session – August 4th

0624 Corp of St George UNESCO Street Festival

The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – August 5th

0805 Bermuda Civic Ballet Summer Selections

Bermuda Civic Ballet Summer Selections 2016 – August 5th and 6th

Rio 2016 Olympics Food Specials at Fairmont Southampton – August 5th to 21st

0604 Housestyle Takeover

Housestyle Takeover – August 6th

0807 Annual Gospel Cruise

**NEW  Annual Gospel Cruise 2016 – August 7th

0808 Allen Camp 2016

 Allen Camp 2016 – starts August 8th


BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Disaster – starts August 8th

0808 APEX Summer Speech Camp

APEX Summer Speech Camp – August 8th to 26th

0809 Art with a Twist

**NEW  Art with a Twist – August 9th and 23rd


Appleby’s 2016 Law Student Summer Reception – August 10th

0810 Secure Bermuda

**NEW  Secure Bermuda 2016 – August 10th

0811 Famous for 15 Minutes

**NEW  Famous For Fifteen Minutes 2016 – August 11th to 13th, then 18th to 20th


BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts August 15th

0722 Painting Parties

Painting Party: Jellyfish – August 17th


Pechakucha Bermuda Night Volume 16 – August 18th


Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – August 18th

0818 Wine and Design

**NEW  Wine & Design – August 18th

0819 Neon Booze Cruise

**NEW  Neon Booze Cruise – August 19th

0722 Painting Parties

Painting Party: Peacock – August 20th

0820 Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel Community BBQ

Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel’s Annual Community BBQ – August 20th

0524 Ana Luna Glow Work Champagne Safari

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 20th and 21st

0820 Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel Community BBQ

Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel’s Community Open House and Church Service – August 21st

0821 Bermuda Anglers Club Junior Fishing Tournament

**NEW  Bermuda Anglers Club Annual Junior Fishing Tournament – August 21st


Summer Camps: Dabble in Myths, Serpents & Superstitions – starts August 22nd

0824 TROIKA Bermuda The Color Purple

TROIKA Bermuda’s The Color Purple – August 24th to 27th

0624 Corp of St George UNESCO Street Festival

The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – August 26th

0826 Sup Yoga Instructor

SUP/Paddle Board Yoga Teacher Training – August 26th to 28th

0827 Pride Y2Y Scavenger Hunt

**NEW  PRIDE Youth 2 Youth Scavenger Hunt – August 27th

0826 Sup Yoga Instructor

Explore Sup Yoga Workshop – August 28th


BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Wild Weather – starts August 29th

0624 Corp of St George UNESCO Street Festival

The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – September 2nd

0903 21st Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition

The 21st Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 3rd


Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – September 15th

0524 Ana Luna Glow Work Champagne Safari

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 18th and 19th

0921 International Schools Fair Bermuda

**NEW  International Schools Fair Bermuda – September 21st and 22nd


Bermuda Sloop Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration – September 30th

Raleigh Bermuda 4th Annual Hamilton Harbour Casino Classic Fundraiser – October 1st

1007 Evening of Spirited Celebration

An Evening of Spirited Celebration – October 7th

0725 Bermuda Toastmasters 20 Anniversary Banquet

Bermuda Toastmasters 20th Anniversary BanquetJune 25th October 15th

0524 Ana Luna Glow Work Champagne Safari

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 18th and 19th

Art for Sail: Auction of Painted Sloops – October 20th

Bermuda Marathon Weekend

2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th



Art Exhibits

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

  • 32N 64W – July 10th until August 9th


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

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!



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