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Column: 60th Anniversary of Theatre Boycott

Column: 60th Anniversary of Theatre Boycott

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Friday, February 8th, 2019 marked the 60th anniversary of the first meeting of the Progressive Group, in Flatts. That secret gathering began a 3+month process involving 18 people envisioning a better Bermuda and brainstorming strategies towards that end. As a result of that process, by mid-June 1959, the Theatre Boycott began,... Read more of this article

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is commemorating Black History Month by hosting two dinners that will celebrate prominent black Bermudians, Dame Jennifer Smith and Sir John Swan. A spokesperson said, “Dame Jennifer and Sir John, both former premiers of Bermuda, will each be honoured with a dinner at the hotel, open to the public. “Guests... Read more of this article

‘Tempest: Bermuda 1609′ Book Released

‘Tempest: Bermuda 1609′ Book Released

A new book — Tempest: Bermuda 1609 – takes a look back at the wrecking of the Sea Venture over 400 years ago. Written by S. Wright, the book’s description said, “Truth is stranger than fiction, and this book tells the true story of a group of people setting out for a new life in Virginia 1609. What followed defies the imagination.... Read more of this article

Museum Offers Free Admission In February

Museum Offers Free Admission In February

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is opening its doors for free to all Bermuda residents during the month of February. “For over four decades, NMB has promoted the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of Bermuda’s cultural heritage through collecting practices, exhibitions, restoration projects, conservation, research, publications,... Read more of this article

Public Invited To World Heritage Planning Session

Public Invited To World Heritage Planning Session

The Bermuda World Heritage Site Management Committee of Bermuda is inviting the community to an open consultation session to take place the evening of Wednesday January 23rd, at which the committee will seek public input for the 2020 to 2025 management plan for Bermuda’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Bermuda World Heritage Site Management Committee... Read more of this article

CURB: Rename Second Day As ‘Mary Prince Day’

CURB: Rename Second Day As ‘Mary Prince Day’

CURB has suggested that Government “fully recognize the Emancipation origins of Cup Match” by renaming the second day of Cup Match as ‘Mary Prince Day.’ In announcing her as a Bermuda National Hero back in 2012, the Government  noted that she was first black woman to publish a book about the brutality of slavery, with Ms Prince’s... Read more of this article

Events To Mark 100 Years Since WWI Ended

Events To Mark 100 Years Since WWI Ended

Island soldiers will line up with other groups to mark 100 years since the Armistice that ended World War I. Troops from the Royal Bermuda Regiment will join forces with churches, Government House and the Government in a series of events designed to commemorate the peace treaty signed on November 11, 1918 that ended World War One. Government House will... Read more of this article

Dr Jarvis Lecture On Bermuda’s First Centuries

Dr Jarvis Lecture On Bermuda’s First Centuries

A lecture  will be held on Thursday [Nov 1] from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the World Heritage Centre in St. George’s, with Rochester University’s Dr. Michael Jarvis set to cover Bermuda’s first centuries. The event poster says, “This free lecture series is for anyone interested in becoming a certified tour guide in the UNESCO World Heritage... Read more of this article

Book Planned On Bermudians & Revolution Age

Book Planned On Bermudians & Revolution Age

The National Museum of Bermuda Press [NMB Press], in partnership with Community & Cultural Affairs, is working on publishing a booked titled Prudent Rebels: Bermudians and the First Age of Revolution by Bermudian historian Dr. Clarence Maxwell, with contributions from Dr. Theodore Francis II and Alexandra Mairs-Kessler. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Photos: Warwick Academy Holds “History Day”

Photos: Warwick Academy Holds “History Day”

Warwick Academy held its History Day with students dressing up as their favourite historical figures and passing through various activities throughout the day. A spokesperson said, “We are having a fantastic day here at Warwick Academy as the primary school celebrates History Day. Our students came dress up as their favourite historical figure and... Read more of this article

Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Mary Prince

Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Mary Prince

Search engine giant Google has paid tribute to Bermudian Mary Prince today, with their homepage ‘Google Doodle’ marking her 230th birthday, and serving to recognize her work to help abolish slavery. In announcing her as a Bermuda National Hero back in 2012, the Government  noted that she was first black woman to publish a book about the... Read more of this article

Photos: Carter House Anniversary Art Exhibition

Photos: Carter House Anniversary Art Exhibition

Carter House is currently hosting an Art Exhibition in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the St. David’s Island Historical Society. A spokesperson said, “We are presenting at Carter House a unique exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings of Bermuda, primarily St Georges and St David’s, covering the period from the early 1800’s... Read more of this article

Minister: Historical Significance Of Cup Match

Minister: Historical Significance Of Cup Match

“Bermuda can take pride in the fact that our Cup Match tradition has been sustained for well over a century,” Minister of Social Development and Sports Michael Weeks said, as he spoke about the historical importance and significance of Cup Match, in particular its connections to emancipation of slaves in Bermuda.Speaking in the House of... Read more of this article