Who said life on the rock was dull? This winter, take advantage of unique happenings around the island – perhaps you could simultaneously satisfy some of your New Year’s Resolutions at the same time.
Life Drawing at the BSoA
After a short holiday break, Life Drawing classes have resumed at the BSoA every Tuesday. From 5:45-7:45pm, come along with your drawing materials and sketchbook to practice drawing the human form in a free drawing environment. Drop-ins are welcome at $30, or you can prepay for 4 classes at $100. Classes are held at the Bermuda Society of Arts.
Dolphin Quest Dolphin Demonstrations
Dolphin quest will be holding dolphin demonstrations and conservation chats every day this winter until March 31st. Listen to Dolphin Quest’s marine mammal specialist from 1:45 pm as they outline how dolphins depend on the ocean ecosystem where they live and how you can help them thrive. Listening in on the talks is free with entry to the National Museum of Bermuda in Dockyard, where Dolphin Quest is located.
Quiz Night at the Frog and Onion Pub
From 7:00 pm every Tuesday, join quizmaster Mike Bishop at the Frog and Onion pub quiz. Put your brain to the test with a host of tricky general knowledge questions, and unwind afterwards with delectable pub grub. Teams of four are invited to participate, at $5 a head.
Verpilleux Bermuda Panoramas at the World Heritage Center in St. George
The St. George’s Foundation has recently restored a series of Bermuda scenic paintings by Emile Antoine Verpilleux, which were originally painted in the 1930s for the Ford Motor Company. Verpilleux (1888-1964) was a famous Anglo-Belgian artist specialising in woodcut printmaking. He was the first artists to have a colour print hung at the Royal Academy.
The paintings on display portray charming Bermudian scenes from bygone times, and are big enough to see very small details. Come along to the World Heritage Centre in St. George to see the exhibition from 10am-4pm Wednesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free, but donations to the foundation are appreciated.
Bermudian historian John Cox hosts this event every Tuesday at the Bermuda Historical Society Museum. From 11:00 am until Noon, listen as the knowledgeable expert introduces curious items from the museum and tells their story. The event is free of charge.
Go on a Dive
If you’re fortunate enough to be PADI certified, winter is as good a time as any for diving. With a wetsuit already in your possession, Bermuda’s cooler waters are far from impenetrable. In addition, winter holds some of the calmest days on the water, so water clarity can be amazing.
Watch a Movie at BUEI
Take a look at BUEI’s calendar of events for their exciting screenings. BUEI is Bermuda’s only alternative cinema, bringing in documentaries and indie films rather than blockbusters. In January, BUEI is screening various films centered on social issues in partnership with the Warwick Academy Human Rights Project.