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Central parish social clubs highlighted in lecture series

More Than ‘Just’ Sports: Central Social Clubs poster (Photograph supplied)

The importance of sports clubs will be highlighted in the second part of a government lecture series.

For More Than ‘Just’ Sports: Central Social Clubs, speakers from a host of social clubs in the central parishes discuss the historical significance of social clubs and their roles in the Bermudian community.

It is the second part of a three-part series hosted by the Department of Culture to explore the importance of social clubs.

The first part, held last year, featured a panel discussion on social clubs from western parishes.

Featured social clubs in the second lecture will include Devonshire Recreation Club, The Leopards Club and the Young Men’s Social Club.

It will be overseen by Rajai Denbrook and informed by Frank Manning’s 1973 book, Black Clubs in Bermuda: Ethnography of a Play World.

Owen Darrell, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, said: "We encourage interested members of the public to join us for an evening exploring the past, present and future of Bermuda's central social clubs.

"Bermuda's social clubs are best known for their sports teams, but their significance and impact in Black Bermudian history stretch far beyond the boundaries of any oval or field.

“So please come along and share your own memories and stories about these clubs."

The lecture will take place on February 15 at 6pm at Vasco da Gama Club on Reid Street.

Registration is free and can be completed online. Light refreshments will also be provided.

For more information, contact the Department of Culture office at 292-1681, or Catherine Hay, the cultural programme manager, at cghay@gov.bm

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Published February 15, 2024 at 11:15 am (Updated February 16, 2024 at 4:43 pm)

Central parish social clubs highlighted in lecture series

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