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Photos: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

Photos: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

The Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase was held yesterday [Oct 6] at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens Main Ring, serving as a showcase of the island’s Gombey troupes, with the event also featuring guests from overseas. The evening got underway with a welcome by MC Ed Christopher and Minister Lovitta Foggo. There was a presentation of... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

Videos: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

The Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase is being held this afternoon [Oct 6] at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens, serving as a showcase of the island’s Gombey troupes, with the event also featuring guests from overseas. We will have a photo gallery after the event concludes, and in the meantime the live video is below. Part 1: 70-minute... Read more of this article

Video: Gombey Festival Press Conference

Video: Gombey Festival Press Conference

[Updated] The Bermuda International Gombey Festival was highlighted at a press conference this afternoon, with Minister Lovitta Foggo joined by local Gombeys and overseas guests as she provided an overview of the four-day event, which is currently underway. “The Gombey Festival is held annually to provide continued exposure to the folk art traditions... Read more of this article

Banana Doll Workshop With Ronnie Chameau

Banana Doll Workshop With Ronnie Chameau

A Banana Doll Workshop with Ronnie Chameau will be held on Thursday, October 11th from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. The event poster says, “Join Bermudian artist Ronnie Chameau for a unique Banana Doll workshop. Learn the skills of doll making using banana leaves and a dash of creative magic. All materials will be provided. This encounter is adults only.” Registration... Read more of this article

Gombey Festival To Kick Off Next Week

Gombey Festival To Kick Off Next Week

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is inviting the public to come out and enjoy the 2018 Bermuda International Gombey Festival, which runs from October 4 to October 7. A spokesperson said, “The public may recall that the event was expanded last year from a one-day event to an entire weekend.” Minister of Social Development... Read more of this article

Photos: School Hosts Multicultural Extravaganza

Photos: School Hosts Multicultural Extravaganza

[Written by Wesley Hall] “Outstanding, Colorful, Vibrant” – These are just a few words used to express the atmosphere inside Clearwater Middle School’s assembly hall on Wednesday, May 9th. Scores of young people, parents, relatives and friends came together to enjoy an evening of fanfare, exhibition, food and live entertainment that... Read more of this article

Event Lineup For Heritage Month Released

Event Lineup For Heritage Month Released

The Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs has released details for the upcoming Heritage Month events, with a theme this year of ‘What We Share.’ The Government website said, “The Bermudian experience is not universal, but what we share is far more important than what divides us. On a 21 square mile island, we are united in family... Read more of this article

Dr Harris: Additional Fort Listings Would Enhance

Dr Harris: Additional Fort Listings Would Enhance

Should additional forts in Bermuda be listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bermudians could “claim the island as world heritage, which is what it is,” Dr Edward Harris said, adding that it would not dilute the value of the currently listed forts in St. George’s, but “enhance the World Heritage Site by reason of the importance... Read more of this article

Free ‘Culture Fest’ Event On Sunday At SCC

Free ‘Culture Fest’ Event On Sunday At SCC

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released the performance line-up for this Sunday’s  [Oct 22] free Culture Fest at Somerset Cricket Club, saying “the 100 percent Bermudian programme is a wrap-up celebration for Rediscover the Rail Trail, an event described as a day of discovery along the Railway Trail in the west end.” The Railway Trail... Read more of this article

Photos: Gombey Festival At Botanical Gardens

Photos: Gombey Festival At Botanical Gardens

The Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase was held last night [Oct 7] at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, with Bermuda’s Gombey troupes displaying their passion and artistry for the enthusiastic crowd. Hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Gombey Festival is held annually to provide continued exposure to the folk art traditions... Read more of this article

3.5 Hour Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival

3.5 Hour Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival

The Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase was held last night [Oct 7] at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, with Bermuda’s Gombey troupes displaying their passion and artistry for the enthusiastic crowd. Hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Gombey Festival is held annually to provide continued exposure to the folk art traditions... Read more of this article

Gombey Festival Expanded To Entire Weekend

Gombey Festival Expanded To Entire Weekend

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is inviting the public to come out and enjoy the 2017 Bermuda International Gombey Festival, which has been expanded this year from a one-day event to an entire weekend. The Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva said, “I want to encourage the public to come out and enjoy this dazzling,... Read more of this article

Photos: Participants Shine During Carifesta

Photos: Participants Shine During Carifesta

Bermuda’s Carifesta participants took to the streets this weekend in Barbados for the start of Carifesta 2017, with the Bermuda contingent being very well-received by spectators. Due to Tropical Storm Harvey, the opening ceremonies for Carifesta were postponed from Friday until Sunday. However, there were still several events held on Saturday. There... Read more of this article