National Heroes recognised
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

National Heroes recognised

An event at the World Heritage Centre, St George’s, from 6pm on Saturday, will recognise the island’s National Heroes, Dame Lois Browne-Evans, Dr E.F. Gordon, Roosevelt Brown, Sir Henry James “Jack” Tucker, Mary Prince, Gladys Misick Morrell, Sir Edward Richards and Sir John Swan.

National Heroes Day takes place on Monday.

Lovitta Foggo, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport, said: “We are hosting a recognition event where we intend to use the opportunity to remind the community of the importance of National Heroes Day and to share tributes that will highlight how our National Heroes inspired those who will be participating in the ceremony.

“This is an event that is open to the public and we are encouraging people to attend so that they can learn more about the legacy and contributions of Bermuda’s National Heroes.”

The function will feature tributes by local historians and family members of some of the National Heroes, as well as a musical performance by Joy T. Barnum.

View Event →
Spirit of the Ocean
Jun
7
to Jun 28

Spirit of the Ocean

  • Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Spirit of Bermuda Sail Training Vessel invites you to participate in the Spirit of the Ocean: Art Competition, Show & Auction a maritime-themed show that will be on display at Masterworks Museum from Friday, June 7th until Friday, June 28th. 

There are two entry categories for the show: Professional/Known Artist and Amateur/Youth. All media representing the visual arts in the form of painting, drawing, pastel, printmaking, multimedia, film & video (must
come with suitable devices for display), sculpture, photographs, collage, craft, textiles, mixed media, will be accepted. 

The deadline for entries is Monday, June 3rd. The Auction starts at 5:30pm on Thursday, June 20th. 

For more information, or to get the art entry form, contact info@bermudasloop.org or visit www.BermudaSloop.org

View Event →
"Prudent Rebels" Lecture and book signing
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

"Prudent Rebels" Lecture and book signing

"Prudent Rebels: Bermudians and the First Age of Revolution (1774-1849)" 

Lecture & Book Signing

 FREE EVENT

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, Government of Bermuda, Bermuda College, and the National Museum of Bermuda invite you to attend a lecture on Prudent Rebels: Bermudians & the First Age of Revolution (1774–1849), a joint publication of National Museum of Bermuda Press and the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, Government of Bermuda.

Authors Dr. Clarence Maxwell, Dr. Theodore Francis II, and Alexandra Mairs-Kessler will discuss the often divergent aims within the Bermudian community between enslaved and slaveholding castes during the Age of Revolution.

The lecture will also examine the forces in Bermuda that shaped Abolition and helped craft a post-Abolition order.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Please note seating is limited contact:  234-1333

View Event →
Scott Stallard in Kamkchatka
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Scott Stallard in Kamkchatka

Photographer Scott Stallard will give slideshow of his visit to Kamchatka in a joint fundraiser for the St George’s Foundation and the St George’s Historical Society. Reservations are essential: Email manager@sgf.bm or 297-5791. Admission members $20, non-members $25.

View Event →
May
30
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond the White Cube

Bermuda National Gallery Lecture Series presents: “Beyond the White Cube; Art Fairs Galore Discussing the role of Art Fairs in the contemporary art world, featuring Tumelo Mosaka on Thursday, May 30th.

Tumelo Mosaka is an independent curator who has worked within and outside museums exploring global transnational artistic practices especially from Africa, the Caribbean and North America. Most recently, he was the Chief Curator for Investec Cape Town Art Fair, South Africa. His projects have examined themes such as migration, identity and racial injustice. His curated exhibitions include, Turning Tide, at the Mémorial ACTe Museum, Guadeloupe (2017), Andrew Lyght: Full Circle, Dorsky Art Museum, New York (2016), Poetic Relations, Perez Art Museum, Miami (2015), and Otherwise Black at the 1st edition International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Martinique (BIAC) 2014.

Mosaka was also the Contemporary Art Curator at the Krannert Art Museum (KAM) in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois where he curated several exhibitions including: Blind Field (2013), OPENSTUDIO (2011), and MAKEBA! (2011) among others. Prior to joining KAM, Mosaka was the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, NY where he curated Infinite Islands: Contemporary Caribbean Art (2007), and Passing/Posing: Kehinde Wiley (2004) among others. Mosaka is born in Johannesburg, South Africa and currently resides in New York.

The event begins at 5:30pm with a reception, followed by the lecture at 6pm.

Tickets are $35 for BNG members; $40 for non-members and available online from www.BdaTix.bm.

For more information please contact: Bermuda National Gallery at 295 9428 or membership@bng.bm

View Event →
Jason Bereswill: Rocks at Masterworks
May
22
to May 28

Jason Bereswill: Rocks at Masterworks

  • Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Jason Bereswill begins his process by painting outdoors, typically in morning light, and almost always kneeling on the sand.  These on-site oil studies are an hour-long gaze during which the day’s developing light reveals sturdy rock, glimmering water, and unaffected beach. These are uninhabited scenes.  The elements depicted are all vibrantly alive, setting the picture for you to be the first to enter.  That desire for escape into or out of 
Painting is a consistent thread through much of Bereswill’s work and in his Caribbean paintings especially. They suggest a vacation paradise in solitude where the desire for privacy outweighs the desire to be seen.  As his process unfolds on site, the time spent with the rocks he depicts provides him with a portal for engaging with the origins of the Earth through a 21st Century lens. 
He carries his plein-air studies back to the studio, along with copious photographic reference to begin merging details of color, light, form, and texture onto large scale canvases. Where his effort to bring painted life to the forces that shape the island begins anew.

View Event →
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

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

'They Shall Not Grow Old'

  • Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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


View Event →
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.

View Event →