With limited movement on the lockdown restrictions, those of us with wanderlust have been left disheartened. Known for their sunny outlook and welcoming hospitality, BV Islanders have collaborated with the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board to present an online schedule of virtual events to inspire their British cousins and encourage us to keep
dreaming of our next adventure.
From BVI ‘paint to play’ and traditional Caribbean recipes to homemade DIY Body Scrub, our group of islanders will bring the exotic colours and flair of the destination to our homes for the month of May via the Tourist Board’s Facebook page: @BritishVirginIs
A MELODIC ESCAPE WITH DJ Bertrum & Kamau Georges (OIL NUT
Sunday 17th May
Time: 4pm UK
A virtual, melodic, musical experience with Saxaphonist Kamau Georges and one of the BVI’s best – DJ Birch. This musical “Fuze” is sure to be one you’ll enjoy!
SAVOUR THE FLAVOURS OF PARADISE WITH CHEF TENDER
Friday 22 May
Time: 8pm UK
Create the delicious ‘Smoking Mango Basil Gimlet’ cocktail with Everson Rawlins aka “Casper”. Everson Rawlins was hired as a bartender at Scrub Island Resort back in 2011 and has become renowned in the British Virgin Islands for his delicious yet simple cocktail creations.
2 part B.V.I Gin (or any gin available)
1 part Mango Juice
1 part Cane Syrup
1/2 Oz Lime Juice
3 slices of fresh mango
DIY BVI at HOME WITH LENETTE LEWIS< FOUNDER OF SAGEROOTS
Wednesday 27 May
Learn how to make a DIY Body Scrub with Lenette, a Biologist, Educator and an advocate for the Environment, as well as the Master Crafter at Sageroots – a BVI company that focuses on creating simple, safe and sustainable skincare formulations.
1/2 cup Sugar – Brown, Cane Sugar
1/2 cup Oil – Coconut Oil
Optional: Honey, Coffee grounds, Hibiscus powder, Essential oils of
CULINARY ARTISTRY with CHEF ARIQ FLAX-CLARKE
Sunday 31 May
Time: 4pm UK
Chef Ariq hails from the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands and has been cooking since the age of six! Join Chef Ariq while he takes viewers through the preparation of an easy to make, mouth-watering recipe, Coconut Chicken Pelau, sharing his personal tips and tricks of the trade along the way.
2lb Chicken thighs
1 can Lentil Peas
2 ½ cans Coconut milk
4oz Salted butter
2 Red Onions
4 Garlic cloves
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Green Bell Pepper
1 Bunch Parsley
1 Bunch Coriander
½ cup Coconut Sugar/Regular sugar
Salt to taste