Heritage Month Begins May 1st!

Heritage Month 2010 Theme - Green: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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The Heritage Month Calendar for 2010 is now online! Browse through the many events offered and join us in Celebrating our Heritage! Please read the attached PDF for more details.
Heritage Month 2010 - Green: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Saturday, 1 May 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the National Museum of Bermuda and the Catlin End to End, aims to raise public awareness about preserving Bermuda's historic environment.  In honouring the Heritage Month theme for 2010, Green: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. The public and participants of the Catlin End to End celebrations are invited to enjoy an open house at the National Museum of Bermuda and celebrate Bermuda’s most valued asset – our environment.

Sunday, 2 May 1 p.m.– 3 p.m.
Culture Unwrapped: Public Arts Festival begins.

Special zones are opened for registered performance and visual artists at Nellie’s Walk, Par-la-Ville Park, and Wesley Square. Organized in collaboration with the Corporation of Hamilton, The Bermuda National Gallery and the Bermuda Society of the Arts.

Tuesday, 4 May 1 p.m.–3 p.m. & 7pm
The Department in partnership with Greenrock presents Film Screening and Panel Discussion at Somersfield Academy from 1 – 3pm for students and again at 7pm for the general public.

Wednesday, 5 May 8 p.m.–9 p.m. & Wednesday, 12 May 8 p.m.–9 p.m.
The Department in partnership with Greenrock presents Community Voices: Creating a Sustainable State. ZBM TV 9. Hosted by Gina Spence Farmer and produced by the Bermuda Broadcasting Company Ltd.

May 4, 5, 6, 11, 13
Senior's Mosaic and Folk Music Road Show.

This event will feature the amazing creative writer Ms. Ruth Thomas engaging the seniors with her mini Mosaic masterpieces. Lorraine Rest Home, Lefroy Rest Home, Sylvia Richardson Care Facility, Matilda  Smith Williams Rest Home, Westmeath Rest Home. For residents of the Rest Homes only.

Thursday, 6 May 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
A Walk in the Past - Lover’s Lane, Paget.

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will partner with the Bermuda National Trust to offer a tour of Paget Marsh to take place on May 6th from 6 pm- 8 pm. This is a free event but tickets must be collected from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. Comfortable walking shoes are required.

Saturday, 8 May 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Bio-Diesel Fuel Plant Tour at Ornamental Iron Works

This is a rare glimpse into the local production of bio-diesel fuel  locally.  Made from cooking oil collected from various restaurants around the island.


Sunday, 9 May 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Paget Community Garden Open House Trimingham Hill Paget

The Paget Community Garden Club members will host an 'Open House' afternoon at the garden.  Complimentary light refreshments will be available.

Saturday, 15 May 11:30 a.m.
A ‘Green’ Scavenger Hunt

The Bermuda National Library – Adult Services, will be holding a Scavenger Hunt based on this year’s Heritage Month theme, starting at the library at 11:30 a.m.

  • Registration required by May 8th. 
  • There is no entry fee, transportation is required, single or team entries for persons 14 years and up. 
  • For further information contact the library.  Prizes!

Saturday, 15 May 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Recycling Plant Tour - The Works and Engineering Quarry Harrington Sound, Hamilton Parish

This is a free event but tickets must be collected from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs.  Comfortable walking shoes are required.

Sunday, 16 May 2 p.m.
A Tasting Lecture @ Wadson's Farm, Luke's Farm Rd. Southampton

This mid-afternoon tasting event hosted by Tom Wadson provides an opportunity for attendees to sample the many organic delectable delicacies all grown at Wadson's Farm. Price: $15.00

Limited amount of tickets available. Tickets can be purchased at The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs


Sunday, 16 May 7 p.m. –10 p.m. & Sunday, 30 May 7 p.m. –10 p.m.
Chewstick Foundation Inspirational Movie @ Chewstick HQ, Corner of Court and Elliott Street

Chewstick Inspirational Movie Nights are an intimate experience like no other. Each Sunday night at 7pm incredible documentaries are screened followed by round table discussions.

Wednesday, 19 May 9 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
"Green" Harbour Night featuring Outdoor Cinema on Front Street

Heritage Month will bring the Outdoor Cinema to Harbour Nights to raise awareness about sustainability and the importance of being "Green".  At 9 p.m. the Startime's BIG Screen will come alive on Front Street and showcase an informative film which will compel us to action and encourage us to live in a more sustainable lifestyle.

Monday, 24 May – Bermuda Heritage Day

Parade event details coming soon as a Special Feature on

Wednesday, 26 May 6 p.m.–7 p.m.
A Backyard of Butterflies

The Bermuda National Trust will be hosting a talk and demonstration on making a butterfly garden. This will take place on May the 26th 6pm at Waterville, Pomander Road, Paget. This is a free event but tickets must be collected from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. Comfortable walking shoes are required.

Thursday, 27 May 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
National Debate on the Environment

With the assistance of school principals and established debate coach Gladstone Thompson, Heritage month will host a National Debate on the Environment which will include a primary school debate, middle school debate. The highlight for the evening will see Bermuda's top high school debaters take on adults.  Topics will all be related to current issues and we expect that relevant solutions will be forthcoming as a result.

Sunday, 30 May 12 noon – 4:30 p.m.
EcoHERITAGE Festival @ Botanical Gardens, Paget

Living green translates to living clean and the Department has decided to use this event as an

opportunity to promote lifestyle habits that encourage longevity, communitarianism and wellness. On offer are free yoga, tai chi, qigong and meditation sessions. The afternoon features panel discussions, eco-art and lectures by the islands' leading tradition-bearers and holistic health professionals.  Tree climbing, marbles, and box cart building is on offer in the all natural kid's zone with ‘green’ vendors providing healthy food choices throughout the day.  People of all ages are invited to attend!

Contact Louise Tannock at or call 292 9447


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