Family Fun Fest To Be Held On July 1

June 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

A number of community stakeholders have come together to stage the second-annual Family Fun Fest on the grounds of City Hall tomorrow [July 1], with the event set to honour the success of the Theatre Boycott.

Glenn Fubler said, “Community stakeholders – listed below – have come together to stage the second-annual Family Fun Fest, at the grounds of City Hall, marking the Success of the Theatre Boycott.

“With the theme “We’re All Family”, this cultural buffet will offer folks from across the Island a free opportunity to begin summer – the major recreation period -joyfully; while enhancing families and the wider community.

“On Saturday, July 1, starting at 4pm, the first hour will see a focus on Families Flourishing. Adult Education, The Family Centre, MIRRORs, other educators and Dr Ayesha Peets-Talbot will be available to offer insights into accessing a family’s potential.

Wendell Dill – MC ,Jenene Todd of MIRRORS, Nekesha Holdipp – Dept of Education; 3 members of In Motion Dancers & 4 grand children of the late- Ottiwell Simmons who are visiting the Island

Family Fun Fest Bermuda June 30 2023

“The spirit of the Fest will be spread, along with the aromas of free samples of traditional recipes by noted Chef Fred Ming. Local young artist Iuscnre will welcome input for his ‘Live Painting’. Interactive displays will be provided by the Police and Fire Service. Ed Christopher will lead a period of ‘Old School Family Games’ to help us access our playful sides.

“From 5 – 7.30 pm the focus will shift to providing soulful entertainment. This includes one of our Island’s premier singers – Sheila Smith; an original and appropriate presentation by In Motion Dancers, as well as the exciting ‘Live Wire’; concluding with the Gombeys. The role of MC’s will be shared by Thaao Dill, ‘Jah’ Simmons, Patrina O’Connor-Paynter and Wendell Dill.

“Mixed in this entertainment will be an ‘Open Mic’ segment as a part of honouring the ‘Outside of the Box’ contributions by ‘3 Byes from North Village’:- ‘Ottie’, ‘Roose’ & ‘Johnny’.

“We’re inviting a reasonable number of spoken word ‘offerings’ related to the three icons – the late- Ottiwell Simmons, Roosevelt – Pauulu Kamarakafego- Brown as well as Sir John Swan – who were all born within a few years of each other, in close proximity and all attended the same primary and secondary schools.

“Those wishing to be included in this ‘Open Mic’’ should email before Saturday at 10 am.

“Collaborating stakeholders include: Adult Education School, BAMZ, Bermuda Society of the Arts, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Brown & Co, Chewstick, Corporation of Hamilton, Department of Culture, Department of Education, Ministry of National Security, National Museum of Bermuda, Family Centre, Imagine Bermuda, MIRRORS.”

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