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Gunpowder Plot Reenactment At Tobacco Bay

Gunpowder Plot Reenactment At Tobacco Bay

In celebration of the Bermuda Gunpowder Plot, which took place in 1775, a reenactment of the event will take place on Sunday, August 14th from 6.30pm at Tobacco Bay in St. George’s. Organisers said, “Join Bermuda’s haunted history storytellers for an explosive night of intrigue and ghostly tales as they recreate the night of the infamous... Read more of this article

Videos: Looking Back At Bermuda In The 1950s

Videos: Looking Back At Bermuda In The 1950s

Archival footage released by Kinolibrary – “an independent agency representing remarkable and rare archive footage from around the world” – offers viewers a glimpse of Bermuda in the 1950s through a series of videos. The videos encompass a number of sights and activities, including tennis, golf, beach-going, waterskiiing, shopping,... Read more of this article

Column: 182nd Anniversary Of Emancipation Day

Column: 182nd Anniversary Of Emancipation Day

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Today, 1st August 2016 is the actual 182nd anniversary of Emancipation Day, 1st August 1834. Past political and racial shenanigans caused Bermuda’s machinery of Government to legislate that Emancipation Day would be a shifting date falling in either late July or early August. However, like Christmas Day... Read more of this article

Minister: Events To Commemorate Emancipation

Minister: Events To Commemorate Emancipation

In the House of Assembly on Friday [July 15], Social Development and Sports Minister Sylvan Richards spoke regarding the upcoming Emancipation events, saying this year is “especially significant because it marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival in Bermuda of the first person of African descent and the first Native American Indian, both of... Read more of this article

Bermudian Kingsley Tweed Lectures At Oxford

Bermudian Kingsley Tweed Lectures At Oxford

Bermudian Kingsley Tweed  delivered a lecture at the University of Oxford on the Bermuda Civil Rights movement from a global perspective as part of a History of Race and Protest course led by Dr. Imaobong Umoren, with the documentary on the Bermudian desegregation movement “When Voices Rise” by Errol Williams also screened.A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Reflecting On The Start Of WW1 Battle Of Somme

Reflecting On The Start Of WW1 Battle Of Somme

[Written by Larry Burchall] The WW1 Battle of the Somme, began exactly one hundred years ago on 1st July 1916. It still ranks as the worst day in the history of the British Army. The battle itself continued until November 1916, when, after having caused over a million casualties amongst the attacking British Empire forces, the French forces, and the... Read more of this article

Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott To Be Marked

Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott To Be Marked

Imagine Bermuda is coordinating various events to mark the anniversary of the 1959 Theatre Boycott, saying they wish to draw from the legacy with the “goal of looking forward to foster collaboration towards a better Bermuda.” Imagine Bermuda said, “The anniversary of the success of the Theatre Boycott, July 2, offers all of the Island’s... Read more of this article

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