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“Our History In Hats” Book Launch On Oct 27

“Our History In Hats” Book Launch On Oct 27

Donna Pink and Ronnie Chameau will be launching a book titled “Our History In Hats, Foliage To Fashion” on Friday, October 27 at the Bermuda Society of Arts in City Hall, with the associated exhibition set to run until Tuesday, November 14. A spokesperson said, “After receiving many questions about how the hats were made and where they could... Read more of this article

Book Details Bermuda’s Cartographic History

Book Details Bermuda’s Cartographic History

Early Bermuda maps have long been favourites of collectors worldwide, from vague and dangerous-looking first-encounter representations to lush, detail-packed manuscript renditions. But over the centuries, hundreds of remarkable maps of all types have been made of the island. Now Bermuda Maps, a new book from National Museum of Bermuda Press, tells the... Read more of this article

National Museum Director Dr Harris To Retire

National Museum Director Dr Harris To Retire

The National Museum of Bermuda’s Executive Director, Dr. Edward Cecil Harris, will retire at the end of 2017, after 37 years of dedicated service, the Museum’s Board of Trustees has announced. Dr. Harris, 70, will continue as a special advisor to the Museum, as well as pursuing his writing and research. He will be succeeded by the Museum’s Deputy... Read more of this article

Transport Museum To Re-Open In Dockyard

Transport Museum To Re-Open In Dockyard

Fans of Bermuda’s vintage transportation are in for a treat when the Bermuda Transport Museum re-opens in a new location at the Royal Naval Dockyard next Saturday, October 21. An array of vintage motorcycles, cars and boats will be on show in the museum’s new premises inside the magnificent former “Chicane” building on Smithery Lane at the entrance... Read more of this article

Dr Clarence Maxwell Talk: ‘Set Us Free’

Dr Clarence Maxwell Talk: ‘Set Us Free’

ThinkFest 2017 continues this Sunday [Oct 15] with ‘Set Us Free, Bermudians during the Humanitarian Revolution’, a talk by Clarence Maxwell, PhD. Dr Maxwell’s presentation will outline how Bermudians contributed to the end of slavery debates as well as the demands for equality. Presently assistant professor of Caribbean and Latin American... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: History, Evolution Of Gombeys

One Hour Video: History, Evolution Of Gombeys

People had the opportunity to learn about the history and background of one of the island’s iconic traditions, as the Bermuda National Trust hosted an in-depth discussion on the origins and evolution of the Bermuda Gombey. Gary Phillips hosted the talk at Verdmont, with the event serving as part of this year’s Bermuda Gombey Festival,... Read more of this article

Saltus To Hold 9/11 Memorial On Monday

Saltus To Hold 9/11 Memorial On Monday

On Monday, September 11th, at 9:46 a.m., Saltus Grammar School will remember Saltus alumni Boyd A. Gatton [1962-2001] and Robert D. W. Higley II [1971-2001] who perished in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th of 2001. This ceremony will take place in front of the Secondary Department’s Dudley G. Butterfield Library Research... Read more of this article

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