Bermuda Heritage Day: From Hamilton to London


With a wide array of costumes, floats, music, drummers, dancers, gombey groups, the “Passion” soca truck and Bermuda celebrated Heritage Day yesterday, May 24, ending with the famed Heritage Day Parade. Hundreds of spectators lined the streets of Hamilton to catch the annual event.

Bermudians in London will also celebrate Heritage Day, Bermuda-style, in the UK on Monday, May 27. The Fifth annual Bermuda Day in London Celebration will be held in the heart of Camden Market at Lockside and West Yard, from 12:00pm until 2:00am with music, dancing, games and food.

Bermudan artists Ramon Clarke, Amori “Marvo” Browne and Allan “Stagalee” Simons will perform at the event and will fly to London this week. Ms. Cha’Von Clarke of CKC Corporation says, “Bermuda Day in London is a fast growing cultural and heritage event held annually. The successful festival of Bermuda’s talents has grown each year and in 2012, the event was an unbelievable celebration with approximately 2,000 people attending. It also saw the event move from an all indoor event to include an outdoor main stage for Bermudian talent for performing soul R&B, reggae and hip hop.”

She add that “This year [. . .] we’ll be celebrating in true island style with live performances, DJs, puppeteers, children’s and family zone, games, limbo competition, authentic Bermudian cuisine and, of course, Bermuda’s favourite cocktails — Rum Swizzle and Dark ‘N Stormy from the Lockside Lounge rum shack throughout the day and party all night long inside the Lockside Lounge.”

Entry for the event is free and Bermudians in London are encouraged to attend.

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