Hashtag: #BermudianCulture

Minister Lovitta Foggo On 2020 Heritage Month

Minister Lovitta Foggo On 2020 Heritage Month

[Ministerial statement by Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo] Mr. Speaker, May is a time when the whole of Bermuda traditionally looks forward to celebrating Heritage Month. It is the time of year when Bermudians come together to celebrate our heritage, our culture, our family connections, our national pride and our national... Read more of this article

Heritage Month Theme: “We Are Bermudian”

Heritage Month Theme: “We Are Bermudian”

This year’s Heritage Month theme is “We are Bermudian” and the Bermuda Day theme is “Celebrating our Caribbean Connections.” This was announced in the House of Assembly today [Feb 14] by Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo who said, “Heritage Month is a celebratory time when all Bermudians... Read more of this article

Spaces Available For Two Free Theatrical Shows

Spaces Available For Two Free Theatrical Shows

“Spaces are available for the final two open-air theatrical performances chronicling the story of enslaved Bermuda heroine Sally Bassett this month,” the BTA said today. “The free evening events, held on Front Street’s Cabinet Office lawn, are generating positive reviews from audiences since being launched as part of a new fall cultural... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

Photos: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

The 2019 Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase was hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs last night [Oct 12] at the Botanical Gardens main show ring. Five of Bermuda’s Gombey troupes performed throughout the night including Place’s Gombeys, Gombey Warriors, HnH Gombeys, Warwick Gombeys and Gombey Evolution. Entertainment... Read more of this article

Gombey Festival Showcase From Oct 10 To 13

Gombey Festival Showcase From Oct 10 To 13

The 2019 Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase will be held from Thursday, October 10 to  Sunday, October 13. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo JP, MP, is encouraging the community to attend the upcoming 2019 Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase. “The... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Sally Bassett Play Performance

Photos/Video: Sally Bassett Play Performance

[Updated with photos] An open-air theatrical performance commemorating Sally Bassett’s story, adapted from Dr Kim Dismont-Robinson’s play Trial by Fire, was held this evening [Oct 3] on the grounds of the Cabinet Office. You can watch the 45-minute live replay for below, and for a ‘better experience’ you can attend the play in person... Read more of this article

Oct 12: Bermuda International Gombey Festival

Oct 12: Bermuda International Gombey Festival

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will be hosting the Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase on Saturday, October 12 from 5.00pm to 9.00pm at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens.An online post said, “Bring a blanket or chair and head to the hillside or bleachers to watch 5 of Bermuda’s Gombey troupes display their passion... Read more of this article

Performance Based On Sally Bassett’s Story

Performance Based On Sally Bassett’s Story

Bermuda’s rich stories of black heritage are among a collection of new cultural tourism experiences available to locals and visitors beginning in October, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said. “This includes a special weekly open-air theatrical performance commemorating Sally Bassett’s slave story and the tenth anniversary of her monument at Cabinet... Read more of this article

Berkshire Students Explore Bermuda During Trip

Berkshire Students Explore Bermuda During Trip

During a visit to Bermuda for the recent FootSail Soccer Invitational, Berkshire students immersed themselves in Bermudian culture by visiting a number of spots around the island. A spokesperson said, “Whilst Berkshire Schools’ recent visit to Bermuda to participate in the inaugural FootSail Invitational was their first to play football, Berkshire... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

Bermuda Onion Day was celebrated on Saturday afternoon [May 18] at Carter House in St. David’s, with people gathering to learn more about the onion and how it tied in with the island’s early settlers. Attendees took time out to enjoy the historical replica house, and chat while enjoying a variety of St. David’s onion dishes including the... Read more of this article

Minister Highlights Heritage Month Events

Minister Highlights Heritage Month Events

May 1st signals the start of Heritage Month, and with this year’s theme being ‘Bermudian Excellence,’ the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs have a number of activities planned to celebrate Bermuda’s culture. Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said, “The aim of Heritage Month is to use the arts... Read more of this article

“Bermuda Onion Day” Event Set For May 18th

“Bermuda Onion Day” Event Set For May 18th

Bermuda Onion Day events are set to be held at Carter House in St. David’s on Saturday, May 18 from 12.00pm to 4.00pm. “The onion is the pride and joy of Bermuda. It is her jewel, her gem of gems. In her conversation, her pulpit, her literature, it is her most frequent and eloquent figure…it stands for perfection absolute. The Bermudian weeping... Read more of this article

“Bermuda Onion Day” Event Set For May 18th

“Bermuda Onion Day” Event Set For May 18th

Bermuda Onion Day is set to be held at Carter House in St. David’s on Saturday, May 18 from 12.00pm to 4.00pm. In an online post, The Carter House and Museum run by the St David’ Island Historical Society said, “Onion Day is 18th May. A celebration of Bermuda Onions with St Davids food and refreshments, onion eating contest, largest onion... Read more of this article