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The Island’s Past through Painting

We may never know what inspires some artists to paint. But for Charlton Heston, his stint as the titular character in the production of Macbeth staged at Fort St Catherine in 1953 inspired him to paint the explosive scene at the end of the play.   Heston’s painting now hangs amongst works by some of the most prolific painters of Bermuda at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, and while not displayed for its artistic greatness, it is a connection that gives us a glimpse into the island’s allure.   The play was st...

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Bermuda Nicknames

Ras Mykkal and SJD World are at it again! The two have teamed up to release their third book, Nicknames: How you got your nickname. A novelty book that dives into the stories behind the interesting ways Bermudians have a substitute name. Ras ...

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Mary Prince and Ashton Warner: Two Slave Narratives Transcribed by Susanna Moodie

With the recent publication of the late black American writer Zora Neale Hurston’s long-lost transcription of a slave’s story, slave narratives have been much in the news. For its part, Bermuda has given the world a classic work in this trag...

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Defenses of Bermuda 1612-1995

Bermuda’s incredible fortresses and defenses are visited by thousands of tourists and locals each year. Until now, very little information has been widely available about the design, development and operational history of these complex and var...

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The Man Who Foiled a Jamestown Massacre

In his newly released book, author David Edmund Pace reveals the remarkable early history of Bermuda’s role in the founding of America. This well-researched, cradle-to-grave account of the life of one man will be of great interest to Bermud...

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Art for Everyone

This summer, the City of Hamilton will become home to four new art installations created by local artists, thanks to the innovation of the City of Hamilton Arts Festival. In a new project launched in 2015, the Festival has been taking to the str...