Auction and Jumble Sale
Feb
24
to Mar 2

Auction and Jumble Sale

The Bermuda National Trust hosts its annual Auction and Jumble Sale at the Botanical Gardens.

Drop off Sunday, February 24-Tuesday February 26

Jumble Sale and Auction Preview Wednesday February 27-Friday March 1

Auction: March 2

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'They Shall Not Grow Old'
Feb
19
7:30 PM19:30

'They Shall Not Grow Old'

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Peter Jackson directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen-footage of soldiers as they faced fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered and now in colour, the footage has been studied by lip reading experts whose transcripts were recorded and used as audio for the film. Overlaid by a narrative of those who partook in the war from interviews made in the 1960s and 1970s, this historic revisiting marks one hundred years since the end of the Great War.

Tickets:

Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
Students: $12

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Secrets in a Sketch Opening
Feb
15
1:30 PM13:30

Secrets in a Sketch Opening

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Nuno Patricio has an important role at the Masterworks Museum as he is molding the island’s youth in the principals of art in his role as the Art Education Coordinator, and with great success. His students’ work can be seen on site in the café, the classroom and various other locations in the Museum.
Bermudian artist Emma Ingham is showing with Mr. Patricio; her work centers on the Figure. Ms Ingham is using her talent and experience to teach adults with a view to rounding out Masterworks’ education programme.

Show Opening Friday, February 15, 2019 30 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Admission is free. Donations Welcome.

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Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Carter House Family Christmas

Join the St David’s Island Historical Society for a Cartwer House Family Christmas at Carter House with an exclusive private collection of ART including art from Ronnie Chameau, Larry Mills and Rick Spurling. St Davids dishes by Gary Lamb, a home roasted turkey and Father Christmas with gifts for the kids.

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Creative Expressions Week at BNG
Nov
6
to Nov 9

Creative Expressions Week at BNG

Meet the Bermuda Biennial Artists and Explore Creative Writing

Teresa Kirby Smith

Dany Pen

Abi Box

Charles Zuill

 BNG in collaboration with Bermuda Biennial artists will explore art and literacy with students at all age levels. Students will be get the opportunity to meet a Biennial artist and learn more about their portfolio and process. Students will also be encouraged to explore creative writing.

Choose: poetry, biographical writing or story telling. 

All the workshops are FREE and take place at the Bermuda National Gallery, 2nd floor City Hall, Hamilton. Participating teachers will receive professional development hours for the Bermuda Educators’ Council.

Teachers, book a workshop for your class today.

First come, first served.

Please click "HERE" for registration forms.

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Dockyard Walking Tour
Oct
31
10:30 AM10:30

Dockyard Walking Tour

Royal Naval Dockyard (map)

The Royal Naval Dockyard’s FREE Historical Re-Enactment & Walking Tour is making history happen! Come, watch and participate in this interactive and educational re-enactment, depicting life in the Royal Naval Dockyard in the early 1800s. Our knowledgeable guide and actors (fully dressed in period costume) will transport you to another time, as you take in this enlightening reenactment and tour suitable for all ages. Learn about historical aspects of breakwaters, fortifications, storehouses, workshops, barracks and much more as you stand in the historic and beautiful Victualling Yard!

This experience starts on the Pier and integrates the Walking Tour into the Reenactment as you are led into the Victualling Yard for a short performance. The performance is then followed by the second half of the Walking Tour, which finishes in front of the historic Clocktower building, a landmark that has since been repurposed into a unique shopping mall. During this tour you will visit some of the most interesting places described in the Re-Enactment, putting an image to the story! As you walk amid the historic walls of the Dockyard, you will be able to truly experience what life must have been like for those who walked those same paths so long ago, while seeing what modern Dockyard has to offer.

This Historical Re-Enactment & Walking Tour is offered two times a week from April 24th – October 16th, on Tuesdays and Fridays (with 4 extra dates in October – 6th, 21st, 26th, 31st – on these four dates the start time is 10:30am). The Walking Tour starts on the Pier at 9:45am, leads you into the Victualling Yard for the standstill portion of the Re-Enactment and then finishes in front of the Clocktower Mall.

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Dockyard Walking tour
Oct
21
10:30 AM10:30

Dockyard Walking tour

The Royal Naval Dockyard’s FREE Historical Re-Enactment & Walking Tour is making history happen! Come, watch and participate in this interactive and educational re-enactment, depicting life in the Royal Naval Dockyard in the early 1800s. Our knowledgeable guide and actors (fully dressed in period costume) will transport you to another time, as you take in this enlightening reenactment and tour suitable for all ages. Learn about historical aspects of breakwaters, fortifications, storehouses, workshops, barracks and much more as you stand in the historic and beautiful Victualling Yard!

This experience starts on the Pier and integrates the Walking Tour into the Reenactment as you are led into the Victualling Yard for a short performance. The performance is then followed by the second half of the Walking Tour, which finishes in front of the historic Clocktower building, a landmark that has since been repurposed into a unique shopping mall. During this tour you will visit some of the most interesting places described in the Re-Enactment, putting an image to the story! As you walk amid the historic walls of the Dockyard, you will be able to truly experience what life must have been like for those who walked those same paths so long ago, while seeing what modern Dockyard has to offer.

This Historical Re-Enactment & Walking Tour is offered two times a week from April 24th – October 16th, on Tuesdays and Fridays (with 4 extra dates in October – 6th, 21st, 26th, 31st – on these four dates the start time is 10:30am). The Walking Tour starts on the Pier at 9:45am, leads you into the Victualling Yard for the standstill portion of the Re-Enactment and then finishes in front of the Clocktower Mall.

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Living Arts Guided Walking Tour
Oct
7
9:45 AM09:45

Living Arts Guided Walking Tour

Dockyard has inspired artistic expression since it was designed in the early 19th Century. Today, the area boasts glass-makers, woodworkers, maritime artists, potters, jewellers and so much more! Join our knowledgeable tour guide, a local historian with an eye for art, for an interactive experience learning about the Royal Naval Dockyard's art history and visit a variety of working studios. Meet our talented resident artists, who are themselves inspired by the Royal Naval Dockyard.

Meet at the Moongate on the pier.

FREE / October 7, 17, 22 and November 1


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Bermuda International Gombey Festival
Oct
4
to Oct 7

Bermuda International Gombey Festival

Visitors are getting a special invitation to participate in the Bermuda International Gombey Festival next month at Botanical Gardens. It’s the first time the Bermuda Tourism Authority and the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs have partnered to build a special visitor offering of this kind. 

The Gombey Festival package includes: reserved seating, refreshments, private photo opportunities with Gombeys and an exclusive cocktail hour in the Sensory Gardens.  This newly bundled cultural experience came together after the success of a similar visitor offering created for the first time this year at the Peppercorn Ceremony in April. With the purchase of a ticket, visitors had access to reserved seating, a private tour of the State House and a garden party where they could meet local dignitaries.

“A sizable segment of our target visitors wants to immerse in Bermuda’s cultural experiences so wherever possible we try to build opportunities around what’s available and make it easy to access for travellers online,” said Bermuda Tourism Authority Chief Product & Experiences Development Officer Pat Phillip-Fairn.

There is a full weekend of Gombey Festival events, beginning October 4 with a special Made in Bermuda Nights event, and ending October 7 with a symposium.  While visitors are welcome at all festival events, the featured event with the newly packaged experience is on October 6 from 4pm to 9pm.  Tickets are available on Ptix.com.

Earlier this month, the Bermuda Tourism Authority released a new promotional video on Gombeys via social media.

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Carter House Anniversary Art Show
Sep
19
to Dec 8

Carter House Anniversary Art Show

Carter House is currently hosting an Art Exhibition in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the St. David’s Island Historical Society.

The Exhibit includes paintings by Prosper Louis Senat, Edward James, Joseph Jicha, Warren Francis Snow, Thomas Driver, Henry Rice, H. H. Muirhead, R. E. Bates, Lester Baker Jr., Frances Getty, Frank Waller, Edmund Hallowell and local artists Richmond Outerbridge, Sheilagh Head, Blackburn, Christopher Grimes, Bruce Stuart, E. Tucker, J. Tucker, Rick Spurling, and Ronnie Chameau.

“Also, unique anonymous drawings of St Georges dating to about 1820; In addition, an exhibit of Ronnie “Chapeaux” Chameau’s incredible palmetto and banana dolls and hats, and Larry Mills’ exquisite handmade Cedar pieces from old historic doors and windows. The paintings are interspersed with many quotes from 1609 to the present day describing how beautiful and interesting Bermuda really is.”

The last day of the art exhibition is Saturday, September 22nd.

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Sep
16
5:15 PM17:15

BUEI Screens: Juliet, Naked

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Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) - an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life's second chances.

Tickets: $15 each; Students $12.Tickets available by calling 294-0204 or visiting BUEI's Oceans Gift Shop. Tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of event.

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St David's Island Historical Society 20th Anniversary
Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

St David's Island Historical Society 20th Anniversary

THE ST DAVID’S ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
 For 17th c CARTER HOUSE and the 1612 replica SETTLERS’ CABBEN
 
The SDIHS presents at Carter House a unique exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings of Bermuda primarily St Georges and St David’s, covering the period from the early 1800’s to the early 1900’s - a private collection of some 40 pieces, many not seen before by the public. 
A donation of $100/ person is requested in recognition of 20 years  

Complimentary drinks and Gary Lamb’s “St David’s delights”.

Pitt & Co have generously agreed to  hold a wine tasting this evening offering 6 high end fine wines   PLEASE RSVP to rspurling162@icloud.com and confirm payment. 
 
The Exhibit includes paintings by Senat, James, Jicha, Snow, Driver, Rice, Muirhead, Bates, Baker, Getty, Waller, Hallowell and local artists Outerbridge, Head, Blackburn, Grimes, Stuart, E. Tucker, J. Tucker and (yours truly) Spurling (left above), and Chameau.  Also, unique anonymous drawings of St Georges dating to about 1820; In addition, an exhibit of Ronnie “Chapeaux” Chameau’s incredible palmetto and banana dolls and hats, and Larry Mills’ handmade Cedar pieces. 

 "Rick Spurling's love of his native St. George's Parish is well known, and over the years he has gathered a very worthwhile collection of artworks of that cradle of Bermudian history and culture. --- JONATHAN EVANS
 PO Box GE 168, St Georges GEBX + email Butterfield #20006060018585100 refer “Anniversary” + your name ParKing: across the street, and behind (west) Carter House on the field via Longfield Rd

 

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The Ivory Ape
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

The Ivory Ape

Historic Heartbeats comes to St George's World Heritage Centre for a screening of Arthur Rankin's Bermuda cult classic "The Ivory Ape". 

Rankin, best known for Christmas favourite "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer",  cast Jack Palance against the type as the hero in this 1980 made-for-TV film shot entirely on location in Bermuda.

The film featured such local performers as Grace Rawlins, Charles Jeffers, Marlene B. Landy, Jane Bainbridge, John Lough and George Rushe in supporting roles. Palance starred in the film as Bermuda-based big game hunter Marc Kazarian. The plot focuses on a hunt for a rare albino gorilla, recently captured in Africa, which escapes from a freighter bound for New York that's forced to dock on the island during a storm.

The gorilla is killed by a trigger-happy Bermudian before Palance's Kazarian character - who has turned his back on his former career as a hunter can save the animal, a female which has just given birth.

Tickets are free from the  Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, Bdatix or the World Heritage Centre

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BUEI Screens presents: Mary Shelley
Aug
12
5:15 PM17:15

BUEI Screens presents: Mary Shelley

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She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley, and the creation of her immortal monster, is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth).

So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

Tickets: $15 each; Students $12.Tickets available by calling 294-0204 or visiting BUEI's Oceans Gift Shop. Tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of event.

Ticket holders are entitled to 10% off dinner at the Harbourfront (food only) before or after the film. Reservations required. Please call 295-4207 for reservations and be sure to mention the film. Cannot be combined with any other special offers.

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BUEI Screens presents:  The Escape
Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

BUEI Screens presents: The Escape

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A woman sets out to reclaim her life in this stirring, emotionally rich look at what it means to start over. Tara (Gemma Arterton), a housewife in suburban London, is living a life that is no longer hers: it belongs to her overworked, self-absorbed husband (Dominic Cooper); her young son and daughter; and the numbing routine of housework and childcare. In desperate need of a change, Tara one day makes a bold decision. Armed with a one-way ticket to Paris, she leaves everything behind to rediscover herself in a new city-but walking out on your life isn't so simple... Built around a remarkable central performance from Gemma Arterton, The Escape is a perceptive, deeply compassionate portrait of a woman on the rocky road to becoming herself.

Tickets: $15 each; Students $12.Tickets available by calling 294-0204 or visiting BUEI's Oceans Gift Shop. Tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of event.

Ticket holders are entitled to 10% off dinner at the Harbourfront (food only) before or after the film. Reservations required. Please call 295-4207 for reservations and be sure to mention the film. Cannot be combined with any other special offers.

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Ronnie Chameau Doll Making
Jun
16
2:30 PM14:30

Ronnie Chameau Doll Making

Masterworks has invited renowned Bermuda Doll Maker Ms. Ronnie Chameau to give an instructional session as to how to make palm/banana leaf dolls. Learn from the very best.

Friday June 15,2018   5:30-7:00 pm (adults)

Saturday June 16, 2018 2:30 to 4:00 pm (children)

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Trust Talk: The Road to Democracy
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Trust Talk: The Road to Democracy

Join former Premier Sir John Swan, former MPs Arthur Hodgson and John Barritt and journalist and historian Meredith Ebbin for a panel discussion on the 50th anniversary of Bermuda's first fully democratic election and the introduction of the Island's first written Constitution. 

The panel will trace the history of Bermuda's franchise and elections from the first House of Assembly to the present day, and will also discuss whether the system established in 1968 is still working. 

Moderated by Bermuda National Trust Executive Director Bill Zuill. Wine and cheese will be served afterwards and the BNT's Road to Democracy exhibition will also be open.    

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Alban Bassuet
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Alban Bassuet

Internationally recognized venue designer, planner and acoustician Alban Bassuet will to give a lecture at the Bermuda National Gallery, titled - Defining New Platforms of Presentations for the Visual and Performing Arts. 

Alban Bassuet is an internationally recognized venue designer, planner and acoustician. He practiced for 15 years at the design and engineering firm Arup in New York. He has created the venue concepts and designed the acoustics of some of the most innovative venues in the world such as the new Greek National Opera House, Le Rosey Concert Hall in Switzerland, the Recital Hall at the Tippet Rise Art Center, or the new contemporary music and opera space at Brown University.

Recognized for pushing the boundaries of representation of the arts, he has collaborated on installation projects with artists such as James Turrell, Ensamble Studio, Ai Wei Wei, Philip Glass, Mark di Suvero, Patrick Dougherty, and Lou Reed, which contribute to his inspiration for creating forward-looking performance spaces. 

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The Road to Democracy
May
22
to Jun 7

The Road to Democracy

The Bermuda National Trust will mark the 50th anniversary of the first election on the principle of universal adult suffrage with a special exhibition tracing the history of the franchise and the legislature from 1620 to 1968 and its aftermath.

The exhibition at the CHUBB Gallery opens on Tuesday, May 22, 50 years to the day since the 1968 election, and continues until June 7. 

The exhibition presents artefacts and images representing the early days of the legislature, Emancipation, the women's suffrage movement and the drive for the universal adult suffrage and the end of segregation. 

It shows how 1968 marked a watershed, a year that definitively moved Bermuda from a community governed by a small group of mainly white men, to the democratic, pluralist and modern Bermuda we know today.

For more information, contact the Bermuda National Trust at palmetto@bnt.bm or call 236-6483

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