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Deadline for hospital competition

Agape House

Deadline for the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital’s ‘Being Alive’ competition — in which local residents’ artwork and poetry will be judged — is fast approaching.

The competition is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Agape House.

Executive Director of Friends of the Hospice, the charity that supports Agape House, Cathy Belvedere said: “We want to showcase Bermuda’s artistic side and invite you to submit artwork or poetry or both on the theme Being Alive.

“We’ve not seen a lot of entries in the art category but poets have responded. Still we’re hoping to get a lot more.”

Those wanting to enter the competition must fill in an entry form which are available online at www.bermudahospitals.bm, the hospital’s main reception desks in the Acute Care Wing and General Wing, the main reception at Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute and the ground floor of Craig Appin House on Wesley Street in Hamilton. Entry forms are also available at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard, Bermuda National Gallery, Bermuda Society of Arts, DNA Creative and Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art.

Artwork entries can be submitted at the Bermuda Hospitals Board reception desk at Craig Appin House and must be in by Monday, May 23.

Winners will be announced at a date to be set in June. Winning entries will be hung in the newly renovated Agape House building.

Poetry entries can be e-mailed to info@bhb.bm by May 23. E-mail info@bhb.bm with any queries.

• Renovations of Agape House has caused the facility to be temporarily moved to Curtis Ward which is on the third floor in the General Wing of the hospital.

Bermuda Hospitals Board said the Agape House upgrade works were progressing well. The contractor is in the third week of the 12-week construction schedule.

“We anticipate staff and residents will relocate to Agape House in mid-July,” said BHB Director of Facilities Management and Engineering Services, Marshall Minors.