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Reflections on: Return to Rainbow Country

According to artist Graham Foster, the huge wheel dominating his painting Return to Rainbow Country was inspired by the London Eye. But while the London Eye offers the visitor unique and panoramic views of the British capital, Foster’s painting shows us a series of contrasting historical and social images to give us insight into the origins and causes of Bermuda’s racial and economic disparities and divisions.    At one point, Foster says, his vision extended to imagining the whole of…


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Dance Bermuda by Conchita Ming

Dance in Bermuda has evolved as an art form since the first instructors came to the island in the 1700s.  Well-known Bermudian dancer and choreographer Conchita Ming spent ten years researching its development to produce a comprehensive history in her…


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Canjelae Strikes a Chord

When Bermudian Canjelae was in fifth grade, she was caught singing in the bathroom stall at school.    “I thought I was going to be in so much trouble, but it turned out the teacher was just mad that I…


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The Great Wave of Tamarind by Nadia Aguiar

Bermudian author Nadia Aguiar’s series conclusion to her Tamarind trilogy, The Great Wave of Tamarind, went on sale in the US this past spring after first debuting in the UK.   Published by Penguin Books, the young readers’ story continues…


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A Blessed Gift

St. Anne's church in Southampton is one of Bermuda’s prettiest churches, thanks in part to its plethora of beautiful stained glass windows. So it was decided that to commemorate the church’s 400th anniversary, the last empty window would be filled…

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Dreams Swinging Out of the Blue

Even without his glasses on, Finn could’ve sworn it was her, gliding through the rocky belt separating the Railway Trail from the sea.His heart stuttered and his breath morphed into a whispered lyric.‘So many dreams swinging out of the blue.…