CultureFest postponed until July
FRIDAY, JUNE 15: Dockyard will be overflowing with the art, food and entertainment of Bermuda’s melting pot of nations as part of CultureFest taking place over the National Heroes’ Day Weekend.
There will be entertainment from the likes of the Portuguese Folklore Group, Phillipines dance group, dance from the native community and Gombey and limbo dancing as well as African dance and music from Chewstick. The will be an area for children with slides, rides and games as well as an area for skateboarding, BMX and archery and even scuba demonstrations. Accompanying the activities will be food vendors selling food from around the world.
There will also be a walk for fathers and their children on the Monday — several Walk The Talk courses will lead to the Clock Tower Mall.
It is hoped that some 5,000 guests per day will join in the festivities.
Spanish Town Entertainment is producing the free family event at Dockyard on Sunday, June 17 and Monday 18, 2012.
Eugene Dean of Spanish Town said: “Bermuda has become a melting pot of residents from all corners of the earth, each of whom plays a vital role in making this island the success it has become today.
“CultureFest can help to broaden this legacy by providing all residents with the opportunity to showcase their cultural traditions in a way that raises awareness, increases understanding, builds new relationships and improves those we currently share.
“CultureFest is a uniquely Bermudian event that is designed “for the people, by the people”.
CultureFest has been running since the 1970s that aims to unite the community through music, food and the arts.
The festival aims to celebrate the diversity of cultures living in Bermuda. It grew into a national event in 1995, but was replaced by the Jazz Festival in 1997.
It has now been reintroduced as a national event.
CultureFest was made possible thanks to an array of sponsors including main sponsors the Department of Tourism and WEDCO. There will be a special ferry service from Hamilton to Dockyard at 8:45am for those wanting to participate in Walk The Talk and there will be ferry services running all of Sunday and Monday.When: June 17, 18
Where: Royal Naval Dockyard, Ireland Island
Time: 12pm to 9pm
Walk The Talk: Takes place on Monday, June 18. The 10k course starts at Rockaway at 10am, the 5k at 11am from Sandy’s 360 and the 3k at 11:15 from Watford Bridge. All courses lead to the Clock Tower Mall. For registration e-mail email@example.com.