Bravo! – Outreach programme 2018


Each year, The Bermuda Festival brings artistic inspiration to more than 1,000 students through its Outreach Programme. Through masterclasses, workshops and interactive performances, young people have access to world class artists and thrive on opportunities to learn from and interact with them.

In 2017, as a new initiative, we featured student musicians on stage with international performers. The success of this venture among both students and audiences has encouraged us to expand and this year, two groups of students will perform on stage along with the artists who have supported them.

The value of the performing arts to the education and general wellbeing of our young people is unquestionable. By supporting the Festival, you are helping to fuel the creative spirit of generations to come

All requests for student tickets must come through the schools.  Requests for tickets for students being home-schooled should be directed to the Bermuda Festival office at outreach@bermudafestival.org.


Cann Sisters Duo

TICKETS: Students $5

VENUE: Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall

Open to primary students

Tuesday 23, 11:00am

Sisters and professional pianists Kimberly and Michelle Cann will spend an hour with primary students in an interactive musical experience. Children will learn about some of the essential elements of music and will have the chance to hear these talented Bermudians perform on two pianos, a rare opportunity in Bermuda!


Jonathan Butler

TICKETS: Students $5

VENUE: Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre, Fairmont Southampton

Open to middle and high school students

Saturday 27, 10:00am

Inspirational singer and guitarist Jonathan Butler will share his music and his life with students.  Growing up in apartheid South Africa, Jonathan is now a well-known international performer and in this session, he will use his music and life stories to inspire and challenge the young people.


Jeremy Frith & Friends

TICKETS: Students $5

VENUE: TBD based on participants

Monday 29

A Poetry workshop:
Death to abstracts; keeping it concrete.

Good writing is grounded in the tangible
details of the ‘real’ worlds that we conjure on
the page. Using a combination of workshops exercises and the examination of poems by
leading writers, we’ll examine the effectiveness of concrete nouns and, conversely, question the need for abstract nouns and the overuse
of adjectives and adverbs.


Workshop 1:
9:30am – 12:00pm

A maximum of 12 participants

Open to GCSE level students with a keen interest in English Literature and creative writing.


Workshop 2:

1:00pm – 3:30pm

A maximum of 12 participants

Open to IB, A-Level and AP students with a keen interest in English Literature and creative writing.



VENUE: Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall

Monday 5, 10:00am

A select group of tap dancers from United Dance Productions will open for the performances by Rhythmatic.  The visiting artists will spend an hour with these dancers, supporting their choreography and enhancing their skills in advance of the show.



TICKETS: Students $20

VENUE: BHS Dance Studio

Saturday 10, 11:15am – 12:45pm

Open to intermediate and advanced dancers
Maximum of 45 participants.

Local intermediate and advanced ballet dancers will be able to participate in a workshop conducted by the members of BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company. Students should come prepared for a ballet class.


Walnut Street Theatre

TICKETS: Students $5

VENUE: Cedarbridge Academy Drama Studio

Wednesday 21, 2:00pm

Open for high school drama students
Maximum of 24 participants.

This workshop with a member of the cast of Baskerville will focus on acting technique.  Drama students will explore acting challenges specific to stage productions. Participants may read from part of the script as part of their exercise for better understanding.


David Gonzalez

TICKETS: Students $5

VENUE: Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall

Open to students from P4-M1

Friday 23, 11:00am

Maddog and Me:
Bullying and the Power of Kindness

This inspiring mix of world tales and personal stories addresses the culture of cruelty in our society. Through stories from his own life growing up in a rough neighborhood, David Gonzalez looks at the roles of bully, victim, and bystander and offers insights for cultivating compassionate relationships and communities.


Kerri Dietz

TICKETS: Students $5

VENUE: Bermuda School of Music

Open to middle school students
Maximum of 20 participants.

Interested middle school students will work with Bermudian operatic soprano Kerri Dietz and her pianist Maya Soltan.  Using music from their Festival performance, Kerri and Maya will introduce students to the music, give them the vocabulary and knowledge to create their own songs to the poetry of Britten and then wrap up the session with Britten’s version.  Musical training and an interest in classical song and composition are an asset but not a requirement.


Halcyon Quartet

TICKETS: Students $5

VENUE: Bermuda School of Music

Open to string players – intermediate to advanced

Wednesday 28, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

The members of the Halcyon Quartet, including Bermudian violinist Leidy Sinclair, will work with string players in a workshop designed to enhance students’ collaborative and teamwork skills.  Students will get a chance to hear the quartet perform and talk about their experiences and then work in small groups on tasks set by the quartet.  A chance to perform together at the end will bring the workshop full circle.


LA Theatre Works

TICKETS: Students $5

VENUE: Saltus Drama Studio

Open to high school drama students

March Friday 2, 2:00pm

High school drama students are invited to spend an hour with the actors from The Mountaintop. The interactive workshop will include warmups, audition hints and a monologue workshop. Interested schools will be asked to choose a select number of students to present monologues to the
actors for feedback.


Ferio Saxophone Quartet

TICKETS: Students $5

VENUE: Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall

Minimum 3 years playing experience

February Monday 5, 10:00am

Selected advanced saxophone students will prepare in advance to work with the Ferio Saxophone artists and in this final workshop, put the finishing touches on their joint performance for the evening performances at the Festival.

February Monday 5, 11:30am

Intermediate saxophone students are invited to join in a workshop with Ferio Saxophone artists, to work on ensemble playing.  Upon registration, students will be sent a piece of music to start learning.  They will then spend an hour with the artists putting it all together to form Bermuda’s first saxophone ensemble!


Playing By Air

VENUE: Northlands Gymnasium

Students to be preselected

March Monday 12, 9:30am

The members of Playing by Air will work with preselected students to teach them to juggle.  The aim is to show them that hard work and dedication can help young people overcome seemingly impossible challenges.  This event is organized in collaboration with the Bermuda Education Network.

Important Advice

For all events listed, student groups must be accompanied by a teacher, who will be responsible for the group. One teacher per 10 students is required for students under 16 years of age. Any other accompanying adults must also be in possession of a ticket, have a valid reason for attending (eg. Providing transport for the students) and must not bring small children with them.


All students, teachers and accompanying adults must remain in the auditorium with the students throughout the performance. Please allow plenty of time for travel and ensure that all students have used the bathroom prior to entering the auditorium. Outreach events must start on time.

Photography Permission

All student events will be photographed and filmed by Bermuda Festival representatives and by CITV for promotional purposes. Please ensure that parents are aware of this and that the films/photographs may appear on the Internet or any medium now known or hereinafter invented.