Things to do in Bermuda in February 2014

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February 2014

People can get caught up in the excitement and romance of the upcoming month in Bermuda. February offers a choice of theatre, dance, music, culture and art events. You could take a tour of the island or paint the town red. There is a whole world waiting for you, when you see what there is to do in Bermuda.

Feel like going shopping on a Saturday? Head for The City Market, on the lower level of the Pier Six Passenger Terminal on Front Street, on February the 1st. It is open from 8am till 1pm. Customers could find stalls with fruits and vegetables, home baking, honey and jam. This is along with having arts and crafts, jewellery, knitted clothing and more. The City Market also has a kid’s play area and you could have a spot of tea. You can find just what you are looking for.

The beginning of February sees the BNG East in St George’s holding an exciting free art exhibit, featuring some of the best artwork in Bermuda. Art lovers can take in the show called `BNG East: A Sense of Place` on February 1st. The exhibit has been running since December and will continue till March. The `BNG East: A Sense of Place` will be open from 11am to 4pm. The show has artwork inspired by Bermuda on display.

Super Chic Saturdays at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess offers a night of dancing and live music at one of Bermuda’s premier destinations. The fun starts at 9pm in the Heritage Court dining room on the 1st of February. You could have a cocktail and enjoy the scenery while watching the popular musical act Robert and Jamie. The duo will be singing the latest pop hits for an evening you won’t forget.

If you love Calypso music, then come to Bermuda Tourism Rendezvous Activities: Taste of Bermuda Calypso Sunday on February 2nd. The Bermuda Craft Market at Royal Naval Dockyard is the site of this stunning afternoon of music. The event is due to take place between 1:30 and 3:30pm. You can listen to the finest Calypso while having a drink and something to eat. Choose from delicious fish chowder, pepper jams or rum cakes while sipping ginger beer. Also sample some fine Bermuda beer as the Calypso plays.

This month Fort Hamilton hosts the thrilling Bermuda Tourism Rendezvous Activities: Skirling Ceremony. You don’t have to be Scottish, or of Scots descent, to enjoy this event. The ceremony will go ahead at 12noon on Monday the 3rd of February. The former military fort will welcome authentic Highland pipers from the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band. You can also watch Scottish dancers in fine Highland dress, while maybe having a wee dram.

Take in the beauty and history of Somerset Parish by setting off on the Bermuda Tourism Rendezvous Activities: Somerset Boat Tour and Slide Show. Take in the beauty and history of Somerset Parish by setting off on the Bermuda Tourism Rendezvous Activities: Somerset Boat Tour and Slide Show. The tour heads off from Somerset Country Squire and visits local inlets and houses on the water. This is as well as seeing the site of the famous shipwreck the HMS Vixen. The cruise ship will then return to Somerset Country Squire, where you could watch a slideshow about Somerset Parish, while having a coffee and Danish. There is a tour all set for the 6th of February.

If you would like to take a walk around some of the most beautiful scenery in Bermuda, then go on the Bermuda Tourism Rendezvous Activities: Tom Moore’s Jungle Eco Tour. The hike around Walsingham Nature Reserve leaves from Tom Moore’s Tavern Drive. There is a guided tour departing from the Blue Hole entrance, opposite the RUBiS Causeway Service Station on the 7th of February. You can go see the forests, natural pools, caves and grottos to be found at Tom Moore’s Jungle in Hamilton.

Theatre goers can see a stage musical version of the children’s book `The Snail and The Whale` at the Earl Cameron Theatre, in City Hall in February. The best selling fable by Julia Donaldson, with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, is being put on by the Tall Stories theatre company. The show will be performed three times over two days, from the 8th to the 9th of February. The production uses music, dancing and special effect and is perfect for children of four years and over.

Bermuda is always full of romance, which makes Valentine’s Day so important on the island. It is easy to see what makes February the 14th such a major event on Bermuda. The island is often the chosen location for holidays, weddings and honeymoons. You can head for the beach and many hotels and restaurants have special deals at this time of year. There are also numerous events and activities being held in or around the 14th. February is, after all, love month in Bermuda. So, if you are looking for the dream romantic getaway, there is nothing like Valentine’s Day in Bermuda.

The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts will be putting on `A celebration of Harold Pinter performed by Julian Sands` at the Earl Cameron Theatre on the 18th of February. The play, directed by actor John Malkovich, is about the life of the famous playwright. You can come see the actor Julian Sands playing Pinter, as he talks about his life.  `A celebration of Harold Pinter performed by Julian Sands` is a fascinating profile of an extraordinary man.

Jazz fans can see the hottest musicians on the scene by checking out Bermuda Jazz. The concert will be held at the Earl Cameron Theatre at 8pm on the 22nd of February. Leading the bill will be Tony Bari. He will be joined by friends like Ronnie Lopes, Conrad Roach, Stan Gilbert and many more.

This month sees the island celebrating the form of dance it is famous for over the world. Head down to the Pier Six Passenger Terminal on Front Street, on the 25th of February, to enjoy the Bermuda Gombey Revue. You can watch the Gombey dancers in their bright costumes and listen to the music. You can also find more about the origins of Gombey dancing, as the dancers perform in all their glory.

The end of the month sees the Bermuda Society of the Arts hold its 49th Annual Schools Show. The art show is located at the City Hall Arts Centre in Hamilton, where it will display the work of local Primary School children. The exhibit will be opening on the 28th of February and will run for two weeks. This will give art lovers ample opportunity to view the latest artworks from Bermuda’s talented youths, at the Bermuda 49th Annual Schools Show.

If you are a Beatles fan then you will be in your element when you see the Complete Beatles Tribute. The concert, set to close the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts, stars the Number One Fab Four tribute band American English. They will be playing the Beatles greatest hits at the Fairmont Southampton hotel, from February the 28th to March 1st.

This has been a quick breakdown of what there is to see and do in Bermuda. February looks set to be a fantastic month. There is so much to experience you might not know where to begin.

Things to do in Bermuda in February 2014

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