December 7th, 2016 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Campers!



Well, this week’s edition is chock-ful of ways to celebrate Christmas in Bermuda!  Event organisers, after this one, there are only two posts left in 2016, so please don’t forget to submit full details to so that I can let everyone else know what you are planning for them!

Here are the latest additions to Bermuda’s calendar since last week’s post.  As always, don’t forget to check out the Quick Recap Section at the bottom of the post for a full listing of all upcoming events, including those previously covered in previous posts.



Back by popular demand, don’t miss this stunning, new footage as BUEI Talks presents The Secret Lives of Humpback Whales by Andrew Stevenson on Thursday, December 8th.

Andrew Stevenson will reveal some of his aerial footage in the making of the upcoming sequel to his award-winning film ‘Where the Whales Sing’. His aerial footage graphically reveals the complex social behaviour of the humpbacks as they migrate past Bermuda each spring. Come and see the stunning aerial video he has obtained so far and learn about the complexity of the humpbacks’ lives.

The lecture will start in the Tradewinds Auditorium at 7.30pm.  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 with Sushi Happy Hour prices on selected sushi and drinks available until 6.30pm.  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.

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.


There are three current exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery on the 2nd Floor in City Hall.

Staging Mary Prince: In Her Own Words…by international artist Joscelyn Gardner has been extended and reopened on Monday, December 5th. In 2012, Mary Prince was announced as the face of the anti-slavery movement and was named a national hero in Bermuda. Visit the Bermuda National Gallery and experience a multi-media artwork reinterpreting the story of Mary Prince by international artist Joscelyn Gardner.  This exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Community, Culture and Sports and will run until Thursday, December 15th.

BNG also invite you to join them as they celebrate youth creativity in the annual Student Art Exhibition. This year’s theme is Memories of the Present, which was inspired by the Bermuda Biennial exhibition on the same theme. Students were asked to illustrate images of objects and/ or people that they considered important in their lives today. Students were asked to consider: Why are these objects and/or people important to them?  For more information on this exhibit, contact Ms. Dany Pen at or 295-9428.  This exhibit is sponsored by BELCO and will run until Saturday, December 31st.

Finally, you can explore the development of the visual arts in Bermuda in the ongoing exhibition, The Bermuda Collection.

Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays, closed on public holidays.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for BNG members, NARM members, seniors and students.

For more information, contact 295-9428 or visit



There are three new exhibits opening at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall on Friday, December 9th.

BSoA Members’ Winter Show will be showcased in the Onions and Edinburgh Galleries.  The Members’ Winter Show consists of new works from their member artists in different mediums.

Pieces of Me by Lee Greene will be exhibited in Studio A.  After 25 years in the corporate world, Lee Greene felt unfulfilled. Through self-reflection, Lee realized that he had been ignoring his artistic self for far too long. It was at that “Aha” moment that his early love of art was reawakened. From that day forward, he had not stopped pouring himself into his art. The result is the birth of 15 works whose medium is water-based, black acrylic marker on canvas. These canvases depict famous people in history. These are people who have made a difference in the world, either through their contribution to humanity or their musical talent. They are famous people whom he admires and with whom he connects. They possess qualities that he values and respects, qualities that he sees within himself – hence the name “Pieces of Me”.  Amongst his collection you will find the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Nina Simone, to name a few.  Having no formal training or technique, Lee’s artistic expression is, in fact, a reflection of his life. His approach is to extract and create bold, black and white forms in a minimalistic way.  Through simplicity comes great beauty.

Finally. in Studio B, Live by Kochakorn & Khwan is an exhibition consisting of works created by two artists each using oils creating natural scenes.

The grand opening will be from 5pm until 7pm at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA), City Hall.

Opening hours at BSoA are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays. The exhibit will run until Wednesday, January 4th.

Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and all are welcome.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or, or visit



Still looking for the perfect festive gift? To invite all locals to spend a festive Staycation at the resort’s Winter Wonderland, the Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda’s largest resort is offering a special locals rate.

All registered hotel guests can enjoy festive feasts and fun-filled activities to get guests in the spirit of the season.  From December 23rd, Fairmont Southampton celebrates the season with its 12 Days of Christmas schedule of daily hotel guest activities. From cookie making and children’s activities in Santa’s Workshop, to wine tasting and gingerbread house competitions, to jolly jaunts and nature walks, to seasonal spa experiences, to Christmas caroling and Santa’s grand arrival, to family foot golf and night golf to Gala New Year’s Eve celebrations, the resort offers holiday cheer to appeal to every member of the family. The programme includes limited spaces for a ferry excursion to the historic Royal Naval Dockyard, with a guided history and architectural walking tour.  Royal Naval Dockyard will later be home to the America’s Cup Village, which is expected to become the beating heart of the 35th America’s Cup in May and June 2017.

Special locals rates start from $179 per night per room.  Terms and conditions apply. Taxes, resort levy and gratuities are additional.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 239-6943 or



Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents the new exhibit, Tribute to a Renaissance Man, opening to the public on Friday, December 9th.

This will be showcased in the Rick Faries Gallery will be an exhibition of the Musson Family Collection exhibiting works by Capt. Magnus Musson.

The opening reception will be from 5.30pm until 7pm and the exhibit will run until January 3rd, 2017.

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




Santa’s little helpers are staying at Fairmont Southampton this year and Wickets Coffee Bar, on the hotel’s Lower Lobby Level, is offering delicious take-away Christmas treats.

From Waterlot’s famous sticky date pudding, traditional pumpkin pie, egg nog cheese cake to cookie tins, panettone bread and much more – let their pastry team support you during this busy time of year. All grab’n go Christmas offerings are available until December 26th at affordable prices, starting at $14 each (for Christmas Stollen bread).

For the full price list and order form, visit



In collaboration with the Bermuda Historical Society and the Bermuda National Library, The December edition of the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs’ Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series will be a Christmas Concert in the Park, on Friday, December 9th.

From 5.30pm until 7pm in Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville), you are invited to take a break from holiday shopping and join them at the park for a celebration of the season.featuring live musical selections from the Simons Brothers Band, the singer/guitarist Raven Baksh and finish with songstress Toni Robinson. Seasonal refreshments will be served. This family-friendly event will brighten the season with yuletide cheer.

This is a free event to the public.

For more information, contact Folklife Officer Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or



Enjoy Happy Hour drinks with the best view in town, from the balcony at Somers’ Café Express, over-looking Hamilton Harbour.

From 5pm until 8pm every Friday until Christmas, Somers’ Café Express will be offering great deals on drinks plus complimentary bites (while they last) .  They promise that this is the best way to prepare for the holidays during late-night Friday shopping.

For more information, visit their Facebook Page.




With the excitement of Christmas drawing near, the Elves are here to spread their cheer as Santa’s Elves Arrive at People’s on Fridays.

From 6pm until 8pm every Friday until Christmas, you can meet the Elves, ride the Elf Express Train, take pictures in the free photo booth and play their in-store contest to win great prizes.  There will also be cookies, treats and so much more to enjoy for you and the family.

For more information, contact Krista Barnes at








A great opportunity for some Christmas shopping will be available at St. Anthony’s Church Annual Christmas Fair and Car Boot Combo on Saturday, December 10th.

From 9am until 4pm, you can expect Portuguese donuts, baked goods, raffles, special baskets, bingo, White Elephant, children’s toys, books, plants, hot lunch, silent auction, and much more.  Santa arrives at 1pm on a fire truck.

Car boot spots are available at a cost of $25, or $20 if you provide your own table.

For more information, or to book a table/spot, contact Patricia at 505-0702.





Hand Made (Bermuda) Ltd invite all customers to come for a glass of wine and discounts galore at their Customer Appreciation Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, December 10th and 11th.

Hand Made (Bermuda) Ltd is a store in the Clocktower Mall supplied by over 100 local artists.  They also stock a wide range of beads and craft supplies.  Many of their artists will be offering discounts of 5% to 50%. Many will also be popping in to meet you.  Why not come and peruse their handcrafted jewellery, paintings, ornaments, toys, books, CDs, shirts, bags, glassware, ceramics and much much more.  Every penny you spend in our store helps to keep a small Bermudian business alive.

The store will be open from 10am until 5pm on each day.

For more information, contact



Breathe. Move. Explore. All day play at the Bay.  That’s what is on offer at Sangha Bay on Sunday, December 11th.

From 9am until 6pm at Tobacco Bay, this day of Calm Movement will feature Refresher Massages with All Zen, Fluid Flow with Elaine (Vani)
Garuda Barre with Horizon Health, Power Yoga with Lucky Elephant
light lunch and mindful eating-walking with Lucky Elephant, Soul Yoga with Shannel & DJ Muloka, and ecstatic bonfire dance with Astraya. Limited mats will be available so you are asked to bring your own mats if possible.  Each class is 60 minutes and the full schedule can be found at

In addition, the beach bar, water sports, wifi and full facilities will be available all day.  In case of rain, this event will take place at the World Heritage Centre.

An All Day Pass costs $99, while A La Carte passes are $25.  Passes are limited and are available at

For more information, contact or reach out to them on



Taste the Flavours of Bermuda through a Cooking Demo with Wild Edible Plants of Bermuda on Sunday, December 11th.

From 4pm until 6pm in the Salt Spray Soap Factory on Water Street, St. George’s, you can learn of the many health benefits they bring along with their delectable flavors. This is an event for the whole family.

The cost is $25 per person, which is a special holiday rate.  All participants must register to book their spaces.

For more information, contact



Enjoy the shimmering of the stars and the joyous sounds of the season as dolphins dance and delight.  Dolphin Quest Bermuda invites you to join them with your family and friends for Christmas Carols with the Dolphins on Sunday, December 11th.

Doors to Dolphin Quest at the National Museum of Bermuda open at 5pm and this special night under the stars will be from 5.30pm until 6pm.

In addition, you can also enjoy a festive evening of shopping with 25% off the entire store.

This event is free and no reservations are needed.

For more information, contact 234-4464 or visit




Take full advantage of the power of Facebook Marketing at Facebook for Business on Wednesday and Thursday, December 14th and 15th.

Facebook has quickly grown to be one of the best marketing tools available for business. What are some of its features? How can i reach my audience with Facebook? How do I know it’s working?
This session promises to answer these questions and more.

Running from 10am until 1pm on each of the days, the sessions will be located at TASL at Unit 43, Washington Mall Phase I, next to Heritage Scholarship, behind Jazzy’s Fashion.  You are asked to arrive a few minutes early for registration and participants must bring their own laptop/tablet.

The cost is $235.

For more information or to register, contact, or 456-4780.



Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most important reggae singers and the greatest hope for roots reggae’s survival in the digital dancehall era as Luciano performs live at Marcus’ on Friday and Saturday, December 16th and 17th.

The performance will run from 10pm until midnight on each of the evenings.

Tickets are $45 and available from

For more information, contact 298-2028.



0315 Car Boot Sale

Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale on Saturday, December 17th.

From 9am until 2pm, they will have so much stuff to sell, including lots of Christmas gifts and ideas, clothes, shoes, toys, household items including china and glass, DVDs, CDs, and so much more.  You can also enjoy a cup of coffee and a hot dog while shopping

For more information, contact Carol Carvalho on 747-3377.




Promising a fantastic evening of jazz and carols, you are invited to A Christmas Classic Concert on Friday, December 23rd.

This evening will begin with a reception with Maestro Dez from 6pm, followed by showtime at 7pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall.  The concert will feature the talents of world-renowned saxophonist Godwin Louis, Bermuda’s own Toni Bari Trio, local sensation Sheila Smith, legendary Maxwell Maybury, the talented Graham Maule with the Desmond Smith Jazz Ensemble, flautist Cal Simons, gospel sensation Keith Lee, and Master of Ceremonies, Gene Steede.

Tickets are $35 per person, $55 for Patrons and $85 for families of 4. Tickets are available at Music Box, Mangrove Bay Pharmacy, and online at

For more information, contact 234-6700.




Looking for the perfect spot to gather with family & friends over the holidays?  The Fairmont Southampton invite you to join them for a Christmas Day Traditional Brunch at Windows on the Sound on Sunday, December 25th.

From 10.30am until 2pm, this elegant Christmas Brunch will be filled with your favourite brunch items, island classics, and traditional holiday goodies.

The cost is $65, plus 17% gratuities, and reservations are required.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact the Concierge Desk on 238-8000.



Looking for the perfect spot to gather with family and friends over the holidays?  The Fairmont Southampton invite you to join them for some Festive Dining Options at The Waterlot Inn or The Newport, A Gastropub.

There will also be holiday seasonal specialties and a-la-carte selections throughout the holiday season.  The Waterlot Inn is open from 6pm until 9pm, and closed on Mondays.  The Newport, a Gastropub is open from 6pm until 9pm, and closed on Tuesdays.

Waterlot’s Christmas Day’s menu costs $99 per person, plus gratuities,and can be viewed here, while Newport will have blackboard specials.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.



Promising a night not be missed, RED Steakhouse and Bar invite you to join them at Toast to the New Year on Saturday, December 31st.

The evening will begin at 6pm with a 2 hour cruise aboard the luxurious yacht; Zara, where you can enjoy complimentary cocktails and canapes.  The boat will depart from #1 Dock, across the street from Red.  Afterwards you can dine on a special 5 course menu at Red before dancing the night away until 3am with live music by DJ Smokey.

The cost is $225, plus 17% gratuities.

For more information, contact 292-7331.




Get your dancing shoes ready and usher in the New Year with the best in local live entertainment as the Fairmont Southampton present their New Year’s Eve Dance Party on Saturday, December 31st.

Doors to the Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre open at 8.30pm for a 9pm showtime with live performances from The Simon Brothers and Working Title.

Tickets are $30 per person, or $15 for kids aged 12 and under, and available from

For more information, contact 238-8000.




Relieve pain and restore health as the Yoga Centre are offering an Essential Low Back Program, starting on Saturday, January 7th.

Running weekly from 3.30pm until 5pm on Saturdays until February 18th, this is a 7-week progressive series with a strong focus on therapeutic yoga and complimentary practices to build a support foundation for the lower back and pelvis and to relieve chronic low back pain and tension. Class size is limited and this is suitable for students of all levels, body types and abilities.

The cost is $200 and registration is now open.

For more information, or to register, contact or 295-7525.






Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section – simply click on the “One-off Events” filter to show just these events instead of the whole calendar




Ugly Christmas Sweater Sessions – November 25th and 26th and December 10th


St George Skates – November 27th to December 31st


Teddy Bear Tea – December 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th


Ugly Holiday Sweater Party – December 7th


Anniversary of the Ordination of Canon Raths – December 8th


**NEW  The Secret Lives of Humpback Whales By Andrew Stevenson – December 8th


Adventure in Pantoland – December 8th to 17th


2016 BNG Annual Student Art Awards Ceremony – December 9th


**NEW  Bermudian Heartbeats: Christmas Concert in the Park – December 9th


**NEW  Happy Hour at Somers’ Café – December 9th, 16th and 23rd


**NEW  Santa’s Elves Arrive at People’s – December 9th, 16th and 23rd


Home Grown Alternatives Market – December 10th


Footgolf in Bermuda – December 10th


**NEW  St. Anthony’s Church Christmas Fair and Car Boot Combo – December 10th


**NEW  Customer Appreciation Weekend – December 10th and 11th


Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk – December 11th


Kids’ Pastry Making Classes – December 11th


**NEW  Sangha Bay – December 11th


**NEW  Taste the Flavours of Bermuda Cooking Demo and Tasters – December 11th


**NEW  Christmas Carols with the Dolphins – December 11th


Raleigh Bermuda 2017 Programme Information Session #1 – December 12th


Bermuda Society for the Blind: Holiday Gathering – December 12th


L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: L’Hermine – December 13th


**NEW  Facebook for Business – December 14th and 15th


WOMB Holiday Party – December 15th


The Bermuda School of Music presents Joy to the World – December 16th and 17th


**NEW  Luciano Performs Live at Marcus’ – December 16th and 17th


Resilient Book Signing – December 17th


Zumba Glow Party – December 17th

0315 Car Boot Sale

**NEW  Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – December 17th


The Holiday Pastry Workshop – December 18th


December Art Studio 2016 – December 19th to 23rd


Movie Premiere of Sing – December 21st


Building Connections: EY Student Networking Event – December 21st


Chiko’s Smokey Rub 3rd Annual Christmas Charity Event – December 23rd


**NEW  A Christmas Classic Concert – December 23rd





Christmas Day Dinner at Marcus’ – December 24th to 26th


Christmas Day Brunch at Cafe Lido – December 25th


Christmas Day Brunch at Marcus’ – December 25th


Christmas Day  Buffet Lunch at Cafe Coco – December 25th


**NEW  Christmas Day Traditional Brunch at Windows on the Sound – December 25th


**NEW  Christmas Holiday Dining Specials at Waterlot and Newport – December 25th





New Year’s Eve at Crown & Anchor – December 31st


New Year’s Eve at Marcus’ – December 31st


**NEW  Toast to the New Year – December 31st

**NEW  New Year’s Eve Dance Party – December 31st




New Year’s Day Brunch at Marcus’ – January 1st


Beginner’s Yoga Course at The Yoga Centre – January 5th


The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Christmas Lidet – January 6th


Bermuda Heroes Weekend (BHW) Launch Weekend 2017 – January 6th to 8th


Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 7th


Easyway to Stop Smoking – January 7th


**NEW  Essential Low Back Program – January 7th


Raleigh Bermuda 2017 Programme Information Session #2 – January 11th


Just for Laughs: Double Bill – January 11th


Just for Laughs Bermuda: Cabaret-Style Comedy Show – January 12th


Just for Laughs Bermuda: Theatre-Style Shows – January 13th and 14th

Bermuda Marathon Weekend

2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th


Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 14th


Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 21st


Yoga Teachers Training – starts January 27th


BVA Wine Tasting – January 27th


Free Lunchtime Concert – March 3rd


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – May 12th and 13th


Free Lunchtime Concert – June 2nd


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – June 11th and 12th


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – July 11th and 12th


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 9th and 10th


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 8th and 9th


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 7th and 8th



Art Exhibits

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

**NEW  Bermuda National Gallery

  • Staging Mary Prince: In Her Own Words…by international artist Joscelyn Gardner – December 5th to 15th
  • 2016 BNG Annual Student Art Exhibition: Memories of the Present – December 5th to 31st
  • The Bermuda Collection – ongoing


Bermuda Society of Arts BSoA Logo

**NEW  Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – December 9th to January 4th

  • Onions and Edinburgh Galleries: BSoA Members’ Winter Show
  • Studio A: Pieces of Me by Lee Greene
  • Studio B: Live by Kochakorn & Khwan




Enjoy the rest of the week!









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