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Bermuda History Book For Children To Launch

Bermuda History Book For Children To Launch

The Bermuda National Library will host the book launch of Melodye Micëre Van Putten’s book “Ashay! Bermuda Stories for Children” this Thursday, May 19th from 6 to 7:30 pm on the second floor of the adult library. There will be light refreshments, a reading from the book and book signing. “Ashay! Bermuda Stories for Children”... Read more of this article

Tucker’s Town Residents: Historical Perspective

Tucker’s Town Residents: Historical Perspective

The displacement of Black families from their Tucker’s Town residences will be the focus of a panel discussion at the Bermuda College Lecture Series on Tuesday, May 31. A spokesperson said, “The sensitive topic of the displacement of scores of Black families from their Tucker’s Town residences will be the focus of a panel discussion in the... Read more of this article

Film: “The Story Of Cannibalism In Jamestown”

Film: “The Story Of Cannibalism In Jamestown”

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and the St George’s Foundation presents a film screening and discussion on the story of Jane The Story of Cannibalism in Jamestown and Bermuda’s Rescue on 12 May at the World Heritage Centre. The film depicts the story of the “starving time” in Jamestown history and how ships that arrived from... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: African World Heritage Day

Photos & Video: African World Heritage Day

The African Diaspora Heritage Trail celebrated UNESCO African World Heritage Day today [May 5] on the Cabinet Grounds at the site of the Sally Bassett statue, with activities including drumming, an official proclamation, and more. African World Heritage Day is an outgrowth of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention, which “sets out the duties of State... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: New Bridge For Martello Tower

Photos & Video: New Bridge For Martello Tower

[Updated with video] An almost 200 year old structure got a little facelift today [May 3] as Ornamental Iron Works Ltd installed a new bridge at Martello Tower with the help of a crane truck from Fast Forward Freight. According to Dr Edward Harris of the Bermuda National Museum, the Martello Tower was built out of hard Bermuda limestone by the Royal... Read more of this article

Celebration Events For Shakespeare Anniversary

Celebration Events For Shakespeare Anniversary

This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, with a number of events in Bermuda set to commemorate the occasion via art exhibits, stage productions, and more. Events will include an exhibit titled ‘Shakespeare & The Sea Venture’ at the National Museum of Bermuda, Elizabeth Mulderig’s Tempest exhibit at Masterworks,... Read more of this article

BIU To Celebrate 70th Anniversary On Saturday

BIU To Celebrate 70th Anniversary On Saturday

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Saturday [April 23] with a block party to be held on Union Square beginning at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. A spokesperson said, “This seminal organization must be recognized for what it has done for its members and all workers in Bermuda during its seventy-plus years... Read more of this article

Short Film Shot In Bermuda To Screen In UK

Short Film Shot In Bermuda To Screen In UK

Bermuda’s spectacular shoreline will play a starring role in the United Kingdom’s Shakespeare 400th anniversary celebrations this weekend in Liverpool and on London’s South Bank. The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has partnered with the Shakespeare’s Globe to mark the anniversary of the playwright’s death 400 years ago. The highlight of the... Read more of this article

200th Peppercorn Ceremony Set For Wednesday

200th Peppercorn Ceremony Set For Wednesday

The 200th anniversary of the Annual Peppercorn Ceremony will be held on Wednesday morning [April 20] in King’s Square, St. George’s and expects to see masons visiting from overseas to take part in this year’s ceremony which starts at 11.00am. The Peppercorn Ceremony takes place every year on King’s Square in the Towne of St George, Bermuda... Read more of this article

Photos: Visitors Gather For Ducking Stool Trial

Photos: Visitors Gather For Ducking Stool Trial

Bermuda’s cruise ship ports were filled on Tuesday [April 12] as the island hosted a total of four cruise ships across the island. The Dockyard hosted MSC Divina and Carnival Pride while Seven Seas Mariner was berthed in Hamilton and the Town of St. George’s welcomed AIDAvita at Pennos Wharf together with the 293-foot long Grace E super-yacht... Read more of this article

National Museum Launches Latest Publication

National Museum Launches Latest Publication

The National Museum recently launched its latest publication, Thomas Hurd, RN & His Hydrographic Survey of Bermuda, 1789–97. The author of the book, Dr. Adrian Webb, was unable to attend the presentation of the book, but two descendants of Lt. Hurd came from Canada and four of his colleague, Lt. Andrew Evans, RN, came all the way from Australia.... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Journey To Destination Bermuda

Historical Video: Journey To Destination Bermuda

A 26 minute historical video of Bermuda has been shared online, highlighting the island and its people in days gone by. The video, titled ‘Destination Bermuda,’ was presented by the Bermuda Trade Development Board in order to highlight the island as a travel destination to potential international visitors. The video opens with a short historical... Read more of this article

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