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Encore Showing Of “Broadcasting Black” Film

Encore Showing Of “Broadcasting Black” Film

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will feature an encore showing of Broadcasting Black, the locally produced film which “explores the often overlooked contribution of black media to the success of the 1959 Theatre Boycotts.” “Broadcasting Black was created by Dr. Dana Selassie, and the film was previously screened last... Read more of this article

BNT: 300 Year Old Property To Be Improved

BNT: 300 Year Old Property To Be Improved

One of Bermuda’s most historic houses is undergoing renovations, with the Verdmont property in Smith’s Parish — which is more than 300 years old — to remain closed to the public until the work is completed this spring. A Bermuda National Trust spokesperson said, “One of Bermuda’s most important historic houses is undergoing renovations... Read more of this article

NMB: The Journey Of Family Discovery Webinar

NMB: The Journey Of Family Discovery Webinar

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] recently launched one of its 2021 education programmes: “Tracing Our Roots/Routes”. “This year-long series of online presentations and workshops by overseas and local experts, and an on-site contemporary art exhibit will support and encourage family history research and connections to the past,” NMB... Read more of this article

“St. David’s Tour & More” With Rick Spurling

“St. David’s Tour & More” With Rick Spurling

The Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series is getting set to present a self-driven tour entitled “St. David’s Tour & More” with Rick Spurling on Saturday [Feb 6]. The event poster says, “Join us for a tour as we learn about some of the cultural highlights of St. David’s, including Cashew City, St. David’s Lighthouse,... Read more of this article

NMB Offers Free Admission In February

NMB Offers Free Admission In February

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is opening its doors for free to all Bermuda residents during the month of February for the eighth year. “NMB is a collective voice for and about Bermuda. Through collections, exhibits, and programmes, the Museum offers insights into contemporary issues and is one of the Island’s leading educational resources... Read more of this article

Titan Express Offering Bermuda History Events

Titan Express Offering Bermuda History Events

In recognition of the United Nations’ International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Titan Express and The African Bermudian Dispersion Cultural Tour will be offering a series of events in February and March. A spokesperson said, “In recognition of the United Nations’ International Day... Read more of this article

NMB Launches “Tracing Our Roots/Routes”

NMB Launches “Tracing Our Roots/Routes”

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is launching a new education programme: “Tracing Our Roots/Routes”, a “series of online presentations, workshops, resources and an on-site contemporary art exhibit to support and encourage family history research and connecting to the past.” A spokesperson said, “During the global pandemic, interest... Read more of this article

“Sea Freedom Land” Tours On Jan 16th & 30th

“Sea Freedom Land” Tours On Jan 16th & 30th

A Journey to Telle and Titan Express will present “Sea Freedom Land” on Saturday, January 16 and Saturday, January 30. A spokesperson said, “With the world at a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Shuntelle Paynter, of ‘A Journey To Telle’ has decided to operate from a solution-focused standpoint and provide a limited travel... Read more of this article

Rare Bermuda ₤10 Banknote Being Auctioned

Rare Bermuda ₤10 Banknote Being Auctioned

Live bidding will begin on January 7, 2021 for a rare ₤10 Bermuda banknote from 1964, with the auction expected to reach bids of up to $3,000. The description of the note on WorldBanknoteAuctions.com says, “Highest denomination of the pre-decimal series and very scarce in all grades. Photo courtesy World Banknote Auctions:“According... Read more of this article

U.S. House Resolution Honours Joseph Rainey

U.S. House Resolution Honours Joseph Rainey

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a Resolution to designate a room in the United States Capitol as ‘the Joseph H. Rainey Room’, serving to honour the historic life of the one time Bermuda resident who went on to become the first Black man to serve in the House of Representatives. The Resolution noted that Rep. Rainey “was born... Read more of this article

“Sea Freedom Land” Tour To Be Offered

“Sea Freedom Land” Tour To Be Offered

Titan Express and Shuntelle Paynter of ‘A Journey To Telle’ will be offering the “Sea Freedom Land” tour on December 12th and January 16th. A spokesperson said, “With the world at a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Shuntelle Paynter of ‘A Journey To Telle’ has decided to operate from a solution-focused standpoint and... Read more of this article

BNG To Unveil Magna Carta Reproduction

BNG To Unveil Magna Carta Reproduction

The Bermuda National Gallery will be unveiling a limited edition reproduction of the Magna Carta on Tuesday, December 8. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda National Gallery will be unveiling a limited edition reproduction of the Magna Carta which has been gifted to the gallery by an anonymous donor to mark 400 years since the first sitting of parliament... Read more of this article

Joint Statement On Marking December 2, 1977

Joint Statement On Marking December 2, 1977

[Join statement from a number of people] December 2 marks the anniversary of the most challenging chapter of the Bermuda story in the 20th century. That weekend – December 2, 1977 – was an explosive culmination to a decade scarred by violence, including the assassinations of Police Commissioner Duckett and Governor Sharples, concluding with the... Read more of this article