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Commissioner’s House Undergoing Restoration

Commissioner’s House Undergoing Restoration

The National Museum of Bermuda’s [NMB] Commissioner’s House — which was built in the 1820s — is undergoing restoration work and getting a facelift. A spokesperson said, ““Scaffolding is up, and a local construction crew is undertaking preservation and repair work on the verandah and 19th century cast-iron pillars and fascia... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Play In UK Nominated For Awards

Mary Prince Play In UK Nominated For Awards

Sold — a play showing in England based on the life of Bermudian Mary Prince — has been nominated for two awards; the OffWestEnd Award Nomination: Lead Performance In A Play and OffWestEnd Award Nomination: Supporting Performance In A Play. The Park Theatre website said, “When one woman tells of her extraordinary journey to overcome the... Read more of this article

Student Wins Award For Mary Prince Paper

Student Wins Award For Mary Prince Paper

Canadian student Akshi Chadha won a Global Undergraduate Awards for her research paper on Bermudian national hero Mary Prince, with the student noting the text is Ms Prince’s book was “able to transcend the enslavers’ society to create an empowering socio-political space that was being denied to the enslaved.” The Western University... Read more of this article

‘Long Walk To Freedom’ Walking Tour In Hamilton

‘Long Walk To Freedom’ Walking Tour In Hamilton

The African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Tour will be hosting the ”Long Walk To Freedom’ walking tour in the City of Hamilton on November 21st and November 28th. A spokesperson said, “The African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Tour is visiting the City of Hamilton and join us for a Sankofa Journey of the African Diaspora sculptures, as we... Read more of this article

Dr Carlos Reflects On Racism, Humanity & More

Dr Carlos Reflects On Racism, Humanity & More

[Written by Stephen Wright] It has been more than 53 years since Dr John Carlos raised his fist in the Black power salute on the podium at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. The iconic image of Dr Carlos and his United States teammate Tommie Smith heads bowed as they punched their gloved fists in the air, was a milestone in America’s Civil Rights... Read more of this article

Photos: 19th Century ‘Big Gun’ Moved To NMB

Photos: 19th Century ‘Big Gun’ Moved To NMB

The largest gun used to defend Bermuda’s shores — which was originally installed in St. George’s in the late 19th century and required  12 men to load, aim and fire the weapon — has found a new home at the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB]. A spokesperson said, “The largest gun ever used to defend Bermuda’s shores has found a new... Read more of this article

Cricket: Evening Express Highlights Nigel Hazel

Cricket: Evening Express Highlights Nigel Hazel

The Evening Express has highlighted Bermudian cricket player Nigel Hazel, saying “he was a ball of fire from Bermuda whose name is still spoken with reverence among the north-east cricket community.” The Evening Express website said, “He was a ball of fire from Bermuda whose name is still spoken with reverence among the north-east cricket community. “And... Read more of this article

Mary Prince, Earl Cameron On London Tube Map

Mary Prince, Earl Cameron On London Tube Map

[Updated] Bermudian national hero Mary Prince and legendary actor Earl Cameron have both been featured on London’s Black history tube map, celebrating their contribution to Black British history. The Transport For London website said, “We’ve teamed up with the Black Cultural Archives to launch the first ever Black history tube map, celebrating... Read more of this article

Lili Bermuda To Host Webinar Tomorrow

Lili Bermuda To Host Webinar Tomorrow

Lili Bermuda will be hosting a webinar tomorrow [Sept 23] to discuss the story of the 150-year-old Piesse & Lubin fragrance recovered from the shipwreck Mary Celestia. The event poster says, “Join us virtually in Bermuda as we discuss the fascinating story of the Piesse & Lubin fragrance recovered intact from the shipwreck Mary Celestia. “Dive... Read more of this article

Head Of Cultural Heritage: Dr Charlotte Andrews

Head Of Cultural Heritage: Dr Charlotte Andrews

The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] announced the appointment of Dr Charlotte Andrews to the newly created role of Head of Cultural Heritage. A spokesperson said, “Dr. Andrews gained her master’s and doctorate in Heritage and Museum Studies from the University of Cambridge and has worked in Bermuda’s cultural sector for over 20 years. She has... Read more of this article

MAC Annual Conference Set For November

MAC Annual Conference Set For November

Museum professionals from across the Caribbean will virtually connect in November to “reflect on cultivating resiliency and what it means during a global health crisis.” A spokesperson said, “Museum professionals from across the Caribbean will virtually connect in early November to reflect on cultivating resiliency and what it means during... Read more of this article

Emancipation Creativity Competition Winners

Emancipation Creativity Competition Winners

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr Ernest Peets congratulated Alay Burgess Rocker, Callahj Simons and Riley Darrell, who were the first, second and third place winners of the Emancipation Youth Creativity Competition, which was held earlier this month.“Those who participated in the contest were asked to submit poems, WhatsApp or YouTube... Read more of this article

Minister Presents Grants To Historical Societies

Minister Presents Grants To Historical Societies

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr. Ernest Peet recently presented $11,000 in funding to the St. George’s Historical Society and the Bermuda Historical Society, respectively. Minister Peets presented St. George’s Historical Society’s President Jeannie Olander with a cheque for $5,000 and the Bermuda Historical Society’s Andrew Bermingham... Read more of this article