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Something's Happening: February 2018

By Blue Sky Luxury on Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Sporting Events

Polo

Barbados Polo Season - BPC USA Tour and Diamonds International Battle of the Sexes:

This year's Diamonds International Battle of the Sexes polo match series will be coupled with the BPC USA Tour, an annual challenge between an American team and a select Barbadian Team.

Here's the schedule:

Feb 1: At Holders

Feb 4: At Holders

 

2 Matches daily:

Villagers (USA) vs Barbados: 3:15pm

Ladies Battle of the Sexes: 4:30pm

 

Afternoon Tea will be on sale and a fully stocked bar.

Admission: $20BDS Children under 12 years FREE

Match dates and locations may change due to the weather. Call 432-1802 to confirm.

 

Barbados Polo Club – Canada vs. Barbados:

Series of Polo matches between Barbados and Canada held at Holders.  

Here’s the schedule

Feb 6: At Holders

Feb 8: At Holders

Feb 11: At Holders

Match dates and locations may change due to weather. Call 230-1308 for more information.

 

Barbados Polo Club – Apes Hill Club 6 goal:

This year’s 6 goal will be from February 10th to 17th with 4 days of polo lined up during the week.

Here’s the schedule

Feb 10: At Apes Hill

Feb 13: At Apes Hill

Feb 15: At Apes Hill

Feb 18: At Apes Hill

 

Admission: $20BDS Children under 12 years FREE

Matches begin at 3:30pm

Match dates and locations may change due to weather. Call 262-3282 for more information.

 

Barbados Polo Club – Cheshire Tour 2018:

Tour of Cheshire UK to Barbados. Cheshire Polo Club is a polo playing club located in the northwest of England.

Here’s the schedule

Feb 25: At Holders

Feb 27: At Holders

Match dates and locations may change due to weather. Call 262-3282 for more information.

 

 

Cricket

Regional Cricket:

Regional Super 50 Cup 2018: This year our Regional Super 50 Cup will be help in Antigua and Barbados. This is where islands choose teams and compete in a game of one day cricket for Regional honors. The WICB have invited Hampshire CC and Kent CC from England to join the tournament along with the USA and Combined Campuses and Colleges in WI.

Here’s the schedule for games in Barbados:

Group A - Barbados v Hampshire: Thurs Feb 1 (50 ovs) 9:00am local time. 'Kensington Oval,' Bridgetown, Barbados.

Group A - Combined Campuses and Colleges v Trinidad & Tobago: Thurs Feb 1 (50 ovs) 2:00pm local time. Three Ws Oval, Cave Hill, Barbados.

Group A - Trinidad & Tobago v Hampshire: Sat Feb 3 (50 ovs) 9:00am local time. Windward Park Lucas Street Barbados.

Group A - Barbados v Windward Islands: Sat Feb 3 (50 ovs) 2:00pm local time. Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Group A - Trinidad & Tobago v Windward Islands: Monday Feb 5 (50 ovs) 9:00am local time. Three Ws Oval, Cave Hill, Barbados.

Group A - Combined Campuses and Colleges v Hampshire: Mon Feb 5 (50 ovs) 2:00pm local time. Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Group A - Barbados v Combined Campuses and Colleges: Wed Feb 7 (50ovs) 9:00am local. Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Group A - Hampshire v Windward Islands: Wed Feb 7 (50ovs) 9:00am local. Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Group A - Trinidad & Tobago v Hampshire: Fri Feb 9 (50 ovs) 09:00am local. Three Ws Oval, Cave Hill, Barbados.

Group A - Barbados v Windward Islands: Fri Feb 9 (50 ovs) 2:00pm local. Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Group A - Windward Islands v Combined Campuses and Colleges: Sun Feb 11 (50 ovs) 09:00am local. Three Ws Oval, Cave Hill, Barbados.

Group A - Barbados v Trinidad & Tobago: Sun Feb 11 (50 ovs) 2:00pm local. Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Group A - Barbados v Hampshire: Tue Feb 13 (50 ovs) 09:00am local. Windward Park, Lucas Street, Barbados.

Group A - Combined Campuses and Colleges v Trinidad & Tobago: Tue Feb 13 (50 ovs) 2:00pm local. Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Group A - Trinidad & Tobago v Windward Islands: Thu Feb 15 (50 ovs) 09:00am local. Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Group A - Hampshire v Windward Islands: Sat Feb 17 (50 ovs) 09:00am local. Three Ws Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Group A - Barbados v Combined Campuses and Colleges: Sat Feb 17 (50 ovs) 2:00pm local. Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

For more information visit www.cricketwestindies.org.

 

 

Entertainment, Events & Shows

Rockin' Hard Concert 2018:

Headlined by the legendary Third World and Barbadian powerhouse Spice and CompanyRockin' Hard 2018 is a celebration of Caribbean music... with attitude!

Also featuring performances by local artistes: Red Plastic Bag, Lil Rick, Nikita, Damian Marvay at Bagatelle Great House. Special Holiday Price Bds $60.00 - available until Dec 24th

Box offices: Bagatelle Great House; All Lucky Horseshoe outlets; Fresh Market at Coverley; Crown Custom Apparel in Sheraton Mall; online at http://www.bushyparkbarbados.com/rockinhard-tickets

Start time:  8:00 PM | End time: 1:00 AM | Venue: Bagatelle Great House, Bagatelle, St Thomas

 

Holetown Festival:

The festival commemorates the landing of the first settlers to Barbados at Holetown, St. James in February 1627. It's now in its 42nd year. Highlights of the festival include a street fair, the beating of the Retreat by the colourful Barbados Defence Band Zouave Band, a Floodlit Tattoo parade by the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Mounted Police, many music concerts, lectures on and tours of Holetown, exhibitions, and a street parade that features among other things vintage and classic cars. Mark the dates!

Dated: February 11th – 18th | Venue: Holetown, St. James

 

The Barbados Sugar and Rum Season 2018: 

Celebrate our rich rum and sugar heritage.

Location: Rockley Golf Club, Rockley, Christ Church.
Date: 15 January – 15 April 2018

Read our blog for a quick synopsis or For more information visit: www.barbadossugarandrum.org 

 

Agrofest 2018 - The National Agricultural Exhibition:

Agrofest is a unique agricultural exhibition that caters to the entire family. This is Barbados Agricultural Society's annual Exhibition. Farmers, craft persons and processors of agricultural products are among the many exhibitors each year. Last year there were approximately 60,000 visitors over the three day show and over 250 exhibits running daily. This year's theme is "Youth Farming for the Future."

Agrofest features include:

- The best in agricultural products

- Educational exhibits

- Art and Craft displays

- Exciting Entertainment

- Tuk Band, Mother Sally, Stilt Walkers

- Competitions include Livestock and Dog show, kitchen garden, Fruit Eating

- Children's entertainment area

- Family fun events

- The Best of Crop Over 2017

 More information to come. Mark the dates!

Dates: 23rd -25th February 2018 | Venue: Queens Park, Bridgetown Barbados.

 

Copacabana:

Brass Soul at the Copa : Barbados' favourite 11 piece Soul and R&B band comes to the Copacabana on Bay Street...join us for a great evening!

Date: February 2nd 2018 | Time: 9:30 - 12:30 | Venue: Copacabana Barbados, Lower Bay Street, Bridgetown, Barbados.

 

 

Historical

Historic Garrison Night Tour:

This tour is a bit of a thriller and focuses on the macabre side of life in the Garrison. Murders, executions, crimes and punishments! The tour will also explain the Garrison Tunnels by night, details of the construction of the unfinished Garrison Fortress and how ‘Graves End Beach’ got its name. You will also experience several short dramas en route including: ‘The story of a West India Regiment soldier executed by firing squad at the Military Cemetery’ ‘The unsolved John Hislop murder of 1809’ Be sure to wear comfortable, reliable shoes for the tour AND BRING A FLASHLIGHT. Be a part of history.

Admission: Bds $30.00 (A); $20.00 (C) 5-12

Dates: 02,09,16,23 February 2018 | Start time: 6:45 PM   End time: 9:00 PM | Venue: George Washington House, the Garrison, St. Michael

For further details, email info@barbadosgarrison.org or call 233-1648 or 233-2601

 

Art Galleries

Art Splash Gallery Exhibition : Devine Gallery:  A gallery showing off fine art displays from some of our local artist.

Dates: 1st February until 6th February | Time: 8:00am – 3pm, 8am – 1pm (Sunday) | Location: The Art Gallery, Hastings Christ Church

Admission: FREE  

 

Drift Gallery Art Exhibition: Piece by Piece by Maria Stanford: An art display from artist Maria Stanford

Dates: Feb 1st - Feb 24th 2018 | Start time: 5:00 PM except Monday | Venue: Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge, Holetown, St. James

 For more information, visit http://www.driftinbarbados.com/ or call 432-3808

 

Limegrove Lifestyle Centre Art Exhibition: Landscapes in Miniature by Peter Sheppard: La Casa del Habano at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre presents an Art Exhibition entitled Landscapes in Miniature.

This exhibition showcases miniature paintings of award-winning artist Peter Sheppard. Peter Sheppard, a Trinidadian artist whose niche is Miniature Painting. He is a member of The Hilliard Society of Miniature Painters in the U.K. and President of the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago. The paintings depict flavours of the cococa and coffee lands of his native, Trinidad in meticulously detailed compositions.

Mon to Sat: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm | Sun: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Dates: Feb 1st - Feb 18th 2018. | Venue: La Casa del Habano, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St James.

Admission: FREE

 

 

Fustic House

 

Open Houses

Open House: Fustic House, St. Lucy: The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Fustic House is one of the most distinctive and magical of the transformations created on Barbados by the English theatrical designer, Oliver Messel. Besides the two-part house, there’s a delightful cottage, and the new conference/entertainment pavilion. The overall ambience and the little details all merge to create an atmosphere of unparalleled elegance and tranquility.  With 11 acres of park-like grounds, you’ll want to walk a lot.

Directions: Go north on Highway 2A to St. Lucy’s parish church. Take the 90-degree left at the  roundabout, so that the church car park is on your immediate right. Stay on that road for about 2 km. As you enter Checker Hall, look for the Fustic Village sign on your left, and for our Open House sign too.

Admission:

- General Bds $35.00 | Children under 5 y.o. Free | BARP, AARP and CARP Members Bds $30.00

- Members of the Barbados National Trust Bds $25.00 upon presentation of membership card. Also applicable to reciprocating Trusts and Societies members.

- Children 12-17 y.o. and Students (BCC, UWI and Polytechnic with ID): Bds $15.00

Dress nicely casual. No pre-booking is needed. Just follow the directions - look for the signs.

 Start time: 1:45 PM |  End time: 5:00 PM | Venue: Fustic House, St. Lucy

 Call the Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 for more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.

 

Open House: Las Palmas:  The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Admission:

- General Bds $35.00 | Children under 5 Free | BARP, AARP and CARP Members Bds $30.00

- Members of the Barbados National Trust Bds $25.00 upon presentation of membership card. Also applicable to reciprocating Trusts and Societies members.

- Children 12-17 y.o. and Students (BCC, UWI and Polytechnic with ID): Bds $15.00

 Dress nicely casual. No pre-booking is needed. Just follow the directions - look for the signs.

 Date: 14th February 2018 Start time: 1:45 PM   End time: 5:00 PM Venue: Las Palmas, Christ Church

 Call the Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 for more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.

 

Open House: Gardenia, St. James: The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.Gardenia, St. James is this week's Open House.

Admission:

- General Bds $35.00 | Children under 5 Free | BARP, AARP and CARP Members Bds $30.00

- Members of the Barbados National Trust Bds $25.00 upon presentation of membership card. Also applicable to reciprocating Trusts and Societies members.

- Children 12-17 y.o. and Students (BCC, UWI and Polytechnic with ID): Bds $15.00

Dress nicely casual. No pre-booking is needed. Just follow the directions - look for the signs.

Call the Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 for more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised. Mark the date!

Date: 28th February 2018 | Start time: 1:45 PM   End time: 5:00 PM | Venue: Gardenia, St. James

 

Hiking

Hike Barbados: St. Thomas Post Office: Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados. To get to the starting point of the hike:

The Post Office is at the west end of Welchman Hall Village.

Date: 4th February 2018| Admission: FREE

 

Entertainment, Events & Shows

Barbados is proud to boast lots of great local Talent! Catch some fantastic live music at our casual & fun beach bars.

South Coast: LIVE MUSIC every Sunday at Copacabana
Location:
Copacabana, Bay Street, Bridgetown  | Time: 5pm - 8/8:30pm
Admission: Free

West Coast: LIVE MUSIC every Sunday at Mullins Beach Bar & Grill
Location:
Mullins Beach Bar & Grill, Mullins, St. Peter  | Time: 4-ish, Bajan Time!
Admission: Free!

 

 

Farmer's Markets

Brighton Farmer's Market: Set in the picturesque grounds of Brighton Plantation, it is a farm gate produce market, coupled with sales of prepared food, clothing & local craft.
Location: Brighton Plantation, St. George
Dates: Every Saturday | Time: 6:15am - 10:00am | Admission: FREE

Hastings Farmers Market: An arts & food market packed with local vendors. Homemade, home grown & home created! Bring the children and let them have fun in Arty's Play Park.
Location: Art Splash Centre, Hastings, Ch Ch | Dates: Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday | Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm | Admission: FREE

Holders Organic Farmer's Market: This market specializes in organic, locally grown produce, food & beverages, art & craft, health care products & ore. All of them made in Barbados.
Live entertainment each week.
Location: Holders House, Holders Hill, St. James  | Dates: Every Sunday | Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm | Admission: FREE

 

Restaurants & Dining

Dinner with George: Dinner with George (every Monday) is a unique, intimate theatre & dining experience. The ‘Dinner with George’ Washington has been labelled as “Barbados’ newest and most exciting dinner theatre experience”. Up to twenty-nine guests enjoy a truly authentic evening illuminated with candles and flaming torches, soothed by the LIVE sounds from a Violin and Cello duet.  A sumptuous 5 course dinner is served in a wonderfully romantic setting accompanied by fine old world wines and in the very dining room where young George dined, for 6 weeks, in 1751.  George Washington, played by eminent Barbadian historian Dr. Karl Watson, regales guests with George’s exciting life story including his visit to Barbados during the 18th century. Round-trip transportation from Hotels available.

Dates: 05,12,19,26 February 2018 | Start time: 7:00 PM   End time: 10:00 PM | Venue: George Washington House, Bush Hill, Garrison, St. Michael | Admission: Bds $260.00 per person

For further details, email info@barbadosgarrison.org or call 233-1648 or 233-2601

Re-Discover Barbados Restaurant Program: Offers a 10% discount off lunches or a fixed price special 3 course dinner including wine at over 60 leading restaurants across the island.   

Lunch - The re-Discover Lunch voucher offers a 10% discount off lunches at many restaurants across the island. Vouchers can be collected from the Barbados Tourism office in the airport arrivals hall or online.

Dinner - The offer is mostly for a 3-course dinner including a bottle of wine per couple for BBD$99.00 per person - VAT & service charge included. Be sure to request the re-Discover Menu when making your reservations.

For a list of restaurants with menus and contact details, go to: http://www.re-discover.com.

 

Hugo's Restaurant – Hugo’s is a stunning, contemporary restaurant situated right on the water in Speightstown St. Peter. Now Open for Dinner. Lunch will be served from 11:30am – 3:30pm starting from Monday February 5th 2018

Nikki Beach Barbados -  Set on the northwest part of the Caribbean island, Nikki Beach Barbados sits on 1.4 acres of pristine beachfront and features a restaurant, pool and beach club with oceanfront seating for up to 200 guests. Guest amenities include a swim-up octagon wet bar, oversized luxury pool beds and VIP cabanas, valet service, ample parking, showers and changing rooms. Diners will enjoy Nikki Beach’s globally-inspired cuisine and signature sushi boats, dishes with local flair, fresh fish and seafood, an on-site rotisserie and our world famous Nikki Beach Mojito. Experience the top entertainment with Nikki Beach’s prominent music program featuring resident DJs, an in-house saxophonist, percussionist and violinist and over 50 speakers, which keep the property jamming.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Pool: Every day from 11am – 7pm | Saturday – Sunday 11am – 8pm. Please note that access in or around the pool is only for guests 18 and older.
Lunch: Every day from noon – 5:30pm

Please note that access to the property on non-event days is free of charge, but reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.

Dress Code:
Lunch: Casual Elegant
Dinner: Elegant

Salt Café - Conveniently located on the south coast of the island, Salt Café provides a variety of both local and international dishes for lunch and dinner. The Café is open every day of the week excluding Sunday.

Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm | Hastings Main Road, Christ Church

 For more information on Salt Café contact (246)-537-7258.

 

 

Photo complients Seaduced, Barbados

 

Catamarans

Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruises: Welcome to Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruises, voted 2nd Most Popular Attraction by the globally recognised Zagat Survey as 'the Rolls-Royce of catamaran excursions' in Barbados. Their unique charter company specializes in personalised cruises, ensuring the utmost in comfort, service and enjoyment. Their elegant, custom-built catamarans sail with a limited number of passengers, to guarantee a superb day of sailing in an uncrowded atmosphere.

For more information contact Blue Sky Luxury Concierge or call Cool Runnings at (246)-436-0911

Good Times Too Catamaran: Their philosophy is simply to give customers the best day of their holiday, the memory of that special day in the Caribbean to take home and keep forever. With catamarans that are French built and designed as live-aboard, they provide ultimate luxury and comfort.

The catamaran consist of four double cabins, fully equipped bathrooms, a nice lounge with sofas inside and spacious deck area outside allowing you to take advantage of the sun or shade. The new ‘Good Times Too’ catamaran has an upper deck where you can sit and relax in the sunshine with a drink.

For more information on prices and various cruise offers contact your concierge or call (246)-422-1900 or email info@goodtimesbarbados.com

Seduced Catamaran Cruises: Ecstasea: Ecstasea is an excellent option for cruising the island in style! Snorkel with the turtles, stop off at a west coast beach bar or restaurant, perhaps rendezvous watersports! This luxury powerboat in Barbados boasts a comfortable aft sun bed for relaxing at anchor or on the go and comfortable seating & sun bed on the bow, which can also be made into a settee with table. Other key features include a bathroom on board, cabin for storage & canopy for anchor for shade at the bow.

Contact Seaduced Catamaran at 246 432 8387 or visit www.seaducedbarbados.com

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