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‘Bermudians & The First Age Of Revolution’

‘Bermudians & The First Age Of Revolution’

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, Government of Bermuda and National Museum of Bermuda Press have recently launched a new publication, Prudent Rebels: Bermudians and the First Age of Revolution [1774-1849] by renowned Bermudian historian Dr. Clarence Maxwell, with contributions from Bermudian Dr. Theodore Francis II and Alexandra Mairs-Kessler. “Prudent... Read more of this article

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

Photos/Video: Bermudian Heartbeats Azores Day

Photos/Video: Bermudian Heartbeats Azores Day

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with Casa dos Acores da Bermuda celebrated “Azores Day” at Victoria Park today [June 24]. The 86-minute live video replay is below:The event celebrated Azorean culture and included live entertainment, arts and crafts displays, a Bermuda Library display, dancing and more. Food and... Read more of this article

“Azores Day” On June 24th at Victoria Park

“Azores Day” On June 24th at Victoria Park

The Bermudian Heartbeats lecture series will continue with “Azores Day” set to be held on Sunday June 24th from 12pm to 6pm at Victoria Park. The event promo said, “Join us to celebrate an learn more about Azorean culture including live entertainment, arts and crafts displays, film, dance and more. Food will be available for purchase. “This... Read more of this article

Emancipation Day Programme Honours Heroes

Emancipation Day Programme Honours Heroes

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs today [July 25] announced the official programme to commemorate Emancipation Day 2013. The programme will honour Community Heroes from Pembroke Parish and will be held at The Berkeley Institute on Sunday [July 28] commencing at 7.00pm. Heather Whalen, Senior Community and Cultural Affairs Officer, stated,... Read more of this article

Cultural Legacy Fund: $58,000 In Grants Awarded

Cultural Legacy Fund: $58,000 In Grants Awarded

Earlier today [Jan 31] Minister of Community and Cultural Development Wayne Scott announced the recipients of this year’s Cultural Legacy Fund, which aims to provide a boost to Bermuda’s culture, heritage and arts through financial grants. A totals of $58,000 in grants was awarded to Afflare Films, Bermuda Drumline Academy, Bermuda Festival... Read more of this article

Tellabration: An Evening Of Storytelling

Tellabration: An Evening Of Storytelling

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, will be hosting a special cultural event on Friday [Nov 16], called Tellabration: An evening of Bermuda Storytelling, and interested members of the public are encouraged to attend. Tellabration will take place in the Bermuda Room of the Elbow Beach Hotel from 7.00pm – 9.00pm and is an occasion... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Easter Kite-Flying Tradition

Bermuda’s Easter Kite-Flying Tradition

Easter in Bermuda, as in many places, is celebrated with church services, egg hunts, and festive meals. But what makes Bermuda’s Easter observation unique is the tradition of kite flying on Good Friday. In a report for the island’s schools compiled by the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, it’s noted how most Bermuda families... Read more of this article

Cultural Legacy Fund Recipients Announced

Cultural Legacy Fund Recipients Announced

Minister of Culture and Social Rehabilitation Neletha Butterfield announced the recipients of this year’s Cultural Legacy Fund awards today [Oct 13]. Government had allocated $200,000 for the program this year, and had earlier invited written submissions. Funds provided through the Cultural Legacy Fund will go to:Bermudian African Dance Company.... Read more of this article

Government Offering $200,000 In Cultural Grants

Government Offering $200,000 In Cultural Grants

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is encouraging the public to apply for the Cultural Legacy Fund for the fiscal year of 2010/11 in time for the application deadline submission – Friday, 6th August, 2010. The Cultural Legacy Fund is an initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Social Rehabilitation which aims to give a significant... Read more of this article

Tomorrow’s National Heroes Day Observance

Tomorrow’s National Heroes Day Observance

Tomorrow [June 21] will be a public holiday to observe National Heroes’ Day. At noon there will be a service at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity themed, “Remembering our National Hero – The Hon. Dame Lois M. Browne-Evans DBE, JP, LLB- A Service of Thanksgiving”. Clergy, led by the Bishop of Bermuda, The Rt. Rev. Patrick White... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: EcoHeritage Festival

Photos & Videos: EcoHeritage Festival

Organised by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the EcoHeritage Festival was held at the Botanical Gardens on Sunday, May 30th. There were was a wide variety of displays and events including meditation sessions, cake decorating lessons, drumming lessons, eco farming lessons, art classes and more. Nicole Clark was demonstrating cake decorating; ... Read more of this article

Culture Unwrapped Public Arts Festival Closing

Culture Unwrapped Public Arts Festival Closing

Scroll down for a look at a few photos and a video of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs closing event for the ‘Culture Unwrapped Public Arts Festival’ yesterday [May 29] at Par-la-Ville Park in Hamilton. There was art on display, musicians playing as well as performances through the day from various groups. Click to enlarge... Read more of this article