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Mary Prince, Earl Cameron On London Tube Map

Mary Prince, Earl Cameron On London Tube Map

[Updated] Bermudian national hero Mary Prince and legendary actor Earl Cameron have both been featured on London’s Black history tube map, celebrating their contribution to Black British history. The Transport For London website said, “We’ve teamed up with the Black Cultural Archives to launch the first ever Black history tube map, celebrating... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: ‘To Be Free Is Very Sweet’

Wallpaper Wednesday: ‘To Be Free Is Very Sweet’

“To be free is very sweet,” Mary Prince wrote in her groundbreaking book, with the quote from the Bermudian National Hero featured on the latest design in Bernews weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series, with the text set against a view of the Mary Prince Emancipation Park in Devonshire. Ms Prince – who was born almost 233 years ago, on... Read more of this article

Lili Bermuda To Host Webinar Tomorrow

Lili Bermuda To Host Webinar Tomorrow

Lili Bermuda will be hosting a webinar tomorrow [Sept 23] to discuss the story of the 150-year-old Piesse & Lubin fragrance recovered from the shipwreck Mary Celestia. The event poster says, “Join us virtually in Bermuda as we discuss the fascinating story of the Piesse & Lubin fragrance recovered intact from the shipwreck Mary Celestia. “Dive... Read more of this article

Head Of Cultural Heritage: Dr Charlotte Andrews

Head Of Cultural Heritage: Dr Charlotte Andrews

The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] announced the appointment of Dr Charlotte Andrews to the newly created role of Head of Cultural Heritage. A spokesperson said, “Dr. Andrews gained her master’s and doctorate in Heritage and Museum Studies from the University of Cambridge and has worked in Bermuda’s cultural sector for over 20 years. She has... Read more of this article

MAC Annual Conference Set For November

MAC Annual Conference Set For November

Museum professionals from across the Caribbean will virtually connect in November to “reflect on cultivating resiliency and what it means during a global health crisis.” A spokesperson said, “Museum professionals from across the Caribbean will virtually connect in early November to reflect on cultivating resiliency and what it means during... Read more of this article

Minister Presents Grants To Historical Societies

Minister Presents Grants To Historical Societies

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr. Ernest Peet recently presented $11,000 in funding to the St. George’s Historical Society and the Bermuda Historical Society, respectively. Minister Peets presented St. George’s Historical Society’s President Jeannie Olander with a cheque for $5,000 and the Bermuda Historical Society’s Andrew Bermingham... Read more of this article

Video: What Does Freedom Mean To You?

Video: What Does Freedom Mean To You?

The ‘Freedom Square’ was recently unveiled at City Hall, serving to commemorate the 1959 Theatre Boycott, and the City of Hamilton asked a number of people to explain  “What Does Freedom Mean to You?” The video description says, “To mark the unveiling of Freedom Square on July 2, 2021, the City of Hamilton set up a camera and... Read more of this article

Sea Venture Landing Day Event On July 28

Sea Venture Landing Day Event On July 28

A Sea Venture Landing Day event — to mark the anniversary of the arrival of the survivors of the Sea Venture shipwreck in Bermuda — will be held on Wednesday, July 28th in the east end. A spokesperson said, “The St. George’s/Lyme Regis Twinning Association will hold a Sea Venture Landing Day to mark the anniversary of the July 28, 1609,... Read more of this article

Series Of Events To Highlight Emancipation Day

Series Of Events To Highlight Emancipation Day

The Department of Culture outlined a series of events being held this month in the lead up to the Emancipation Day and Mary Prince Day holidays. A spokesperson said, “As is tradition, each year, the Department of Culture hosts and sponsors a number of activities during the month of July and August to commemorate Bermuda’s emancipation. “Last... Read more of this article

Videos: City Of Hamilton Freedom Square

Videos: City Of Hamilton Freedom Square

The City of Hamilton recently provided five historical videos as part of its Freedom Square initiative, offering a glimpse of the city in times past, including a look at the Hamilton Hotel, Nellie’s Walk, Dismont Drive, the Theatre Boycott, and the Zion Chapel. Hamilton Hotel | Freedom SquareThis video’s description says, “The Hamilton Hotel... Read more of this article

45 Years Ago Today: Royal Visit Remembered

45 Years Ago Today: Royal Visit Remembered

45 years ago — on July 3rd, 1976 — the Queen visited Bermuda, marking her third visit to the island. Government House posted the photo below online, saying, “On 3 July 1976, Her Majesty The Queen visited Bermuda accompanied by the Late Duke of Edinburgh. “This trip was the third visit to Bermuda by Her Majesty The Queen and the Late... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Freedom Square Unveiled

Photos & Videos: Freedom Square Unveiled

‘Freedom Square’ was officially unveiled at City Hall, serving to commemorate the 1959 Theatre Boycott and serve as “a central location where the public can come to reflect on and celebrate the freedoms that have been fought for, freedoms that have been realized and those still to come.” Speaking at the unveiling, Mayor Charles... Read more of this article

Column: Dr Astwood On Why Wantley Matters

Column: Dr Astwood On Why Wantley Matters

[Opinion column written by Dr. Norma Cox Astwood] The history of Berkeley’s relationship with Wantley extends beyond the bricks and mortar that built those edifices. The history is what those buildings represent. To demolish Wantley is to further annihilate and deny Bermuda’s black population, and by extension all of Bermuda’s population, another... Read more of this article