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Earl Cameron To Commemorate Ira Aldridge

Earl Cameron To Commemorate Ira Aldridge

Bermudian actor Earl Cameron will be the guest of honour at the unveiling of a blue plaque commemorating the life and work of Ira Aldridge, Britain’s first black theatre manager. The event will be held at the site of the theatre he once ran in Coventry on August 3. Cameron, who was recently inducted into the UK’s first black film and television... Read more of this article

NY’s Iconic Logo Exists Thanks To Bermuda Trip

NY’s Iconic Logo Exists Thanks To Bermuda Trip

The “I [heart] NY” logo turns 40 this year, and its creators, including graphic designer Milton Glaser, recently told The New York Post about the origins of the iconic logo, saying that “had there been no trip to Bermuda, there wouldn’t be any logo.” The Post article by Hana R. Alberts asserts: “Back in 1977, the logo was... Read more of this article

Video: Heritage Productions’ Cup Match Awards

Video: Heritage Productions’ Cup Match Awards

Heritage Productions hosted the 13th Annual Emancipation Cup Match Awards Dinner on Thursday night [July 27] at the St. George’s Cricket Club.The 2017 honourees from Somerset included Perry Maybury, Stevie Lightbourne, Andre Manders and Richard Basden. St George’s honourees included Clay Smith, Dean Minors, Dale Fox and Eugene Foggo. A special... Read more of this article

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Opening

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Opening

Residents and visitors are invited to view the hand-painted icons at the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, which will be opening to the public, every Wednesday and Saturday, starting Wednesday, July 5th throughout the summer until the end of August.The cathedral features an interior full of painted icons by Abba Gebre Hiwot Wolde Samuel, who was... Read more of this article

Imagine Bermuda’s Family Friendly Walk & Talk

Imagine Bermuda’s Family Friendly Walk & Talk

Celebrating the 58th anniversary of the success of the Theatre Boycott, Imagine Bermuda will be hosting a free ‘Family Friendly Short Walk & Talk’ beginning at Whitney Institute on Sunday [July 2] from 5.30 pm in appreciation of the efforts of the Progressive Group. A spokesperson said, “He, not busy being born, is busy dying.” “This... Read more of this article

African Bermudian Maritime History Lecture

African Bermudian Maritime History Lecture

The Bermuda National Library will be hosting a lecture on “African Bermudian Maritime History, from the Bermuda Native Yacht Club to the Edward Cross Long Distance Comet Race” at the Bermuda National Library on Tuesday June 13th from 6.00pm- 8.00pm. “The discussion will be facilitated by Mrs. Maxine Esdaille and Mrs. Shirley L.T. Pearman.... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

An event to mark Bermuda Onion Day was held on Saturday [May 27] at the historic Carter House in St. David’s, featuring displays, food, Bermuda onions, with some attendees dressed in clothing similar to what our forefathers wore many years ago. Introduced to the island in the early 1600s, the sweet and succulent Bermuda onion was first exported to... Read more of this article

‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ On May 21st

‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ On May 21st

Imagine Bermuda, in collaboration with the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT], Bermuda National Trust and The Chewstick Foundation invite residents to join a ‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ on Sunday, May 21st, starting at 3 pm from Christ Church – Devonshire. This family-friendly “Walk & Talk”, in observance of Heritage Month, will honour... Read more of this article

19th Century Art Collection To Be Displayed

19th Century Art Collection To Be Displayed

The Bermuda National Trust has been gifted the Fay and Geoffrey Elliott Collection, a collection of more than 300 Bermuda 19th century paintings and photographs painstakingly collected by the Elliotts over a period of 30 years. To celebrate the gift and Bermuda’s nautical heritage, the Trust, in conjunction with Chubb, have partnered to show a selection... Read more of this article

Photos: Remembering Kings Pilot James Darrell

Photos: Remembering Kings Pilot James Darrell

The Annual Commemorative Service for King’s Pilot James ‘Jemmy’ Darrell was held today [Apr 8] in St. George’s, celebrating the life of the freed slave who become the first black man to own a home in Bermuda. Lead by Rev. Canon W. David Raths and Rev. Dr. Erskine C. Simmons the service was held at St Peter’s Church graveyard, with Bermuda... Read more of this article

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

During the week of March 22 to March 26, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] commemorated the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave with a number of activities. The theme for 2017 was “Recognising the Legacy and Contributions of People of African Descent.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

An upcoming “Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series” hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will feature the topic “Fishpots, Bonnets and Wine: The Cultural Legacy of the Palmetto in Bermuda.” The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm at St. Theresa’s Cathedral Hall in Hamilton, with the featured speaker... Read more of this article

Randy Horton Was ‘Original Cosmos Star Striker’

Randy Horton Was ‘Original Cosmos Star Striker’

Randy Horton was the “original Cosmos star striker” and “a vital member of the Cosmos roster in the early years,” Twiceacosmo reports, adding that “no matter the result of the game on Sunday, Randy Horton will always be a key part of Cosmos history.” The story said, “As The Cosmos head to Bermuda for their final... Read more of this article