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New weekly event proposed for Dockyard

A new weekly summer event could be in the works for the West End.

The West End Development Corporation and Bermuda Tourism Authority have issued a request for proposal that seeks “an individual or company who specialises in event planning, production and management to provide comprehensive event production services within Royal Naval Dockyard”.

The request added: “The successful proposer will be responsible for the production of the Royal Naval Dockyard’s weekly summer event.”

Joanna Cranfield, Wedco’s business development manager, said many tenants had asked if Dockyard could host a regular event to attract more people to the area.

She said: “We thought it was a good idea, so we have issued the RFP to see if it is possible.”

Ms Cranfield added: “I want to stress that this will be complementary to the very popular Harbour Nights and our event will be on Mondays, which is a day when we have thousands of visitors with two cruise ships.”

Ms Cranfield said Wedco was open-minded about the type of event, but that ideas submitted should “appeal to cruise ship passengers, air passenger visitors and residents, be family-friendly and incorporate as much of Bermuda’s rich culture as possible”.

She added: “We think this will be an excellent addition to the events we have at Dockyard throughout the summer and will make the area a very special and fun place to visit for tourists and locals.”

More details are available in the RFP package.

For more information e-mail rfp@wedco.bm.

The deadline for inquiries is February 16 and firm proposals should be submitted by 4pm on February 23.

Ideas are being sought for a new weekly summer event in the Royal Naval Dockyard (File photograph)