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National Gallery to showcase contemporary artists

National Gallery to showcase contemporary artists

| 31/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery is launching the Cayman Islands Biennial, and a related art awards scheme, to showcase the latest developments in the contemporary art scene every two years. Following an open call for participation, announced in September 2018, the gallery received submissions from 71 local artists, with 40 selected for the inaugural […]

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The book opens on Educating Rita

The book opens on Educating Rita

| 23/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The newest production from the Cayman Drama Society, Educating Rita, which opens Thursday (24 January), has turned out to be a learning experience for most of those involved. The play featured a first-time director, stage manager and producer, with both cast members never before acting in a “two-hander”.

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National Gallery unveils new arts initiative

National Gallery unveils new arts initiative

| 23/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery is today (24 January) launching its Bright Stars initiative which offers weekly art classes for youth and adults with special needs. The programme is designed for both school groups and home-schoolers to participate in hands-on art classes, where they will learn about creative techniques within the context of culturally […]

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Cayman Arts Festival offers something extra

Cayman Arts Festival offers something extra

| 17/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2019 eXtra Cayman Arts Festival (CAF), set for 5-9 February, will showcase both international and local musical talent and, for the first time, CAF and Jubilate will be hosting a fringe event featuring students from their after-school programmes. Among the performers planned for the festival are the Island Brass Quintet, British […]

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Carollers perform at Government House

Carollers perform at Government House

| 27/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper and his wife, Elisabeth, recently hosted a Christmas carol party at Government House, their last official function for 2018. Those invited to the 18 December event passed by the residence’s eight-foot Norway spruce Christmas tree and a tiny hand-knitted nativity scene (a Roper family favourite), on their way to […]

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National Gallery opens twin bill of exhibitions

National Gallery opens twin bill of exhibitions

| 06/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is opening two exhibitions simultaneously on Monday, 10 December, celebrating both the work of Cayman’s first freelance photographer as well as the talent of local art educators. “Ella Latter: The Photographer is Present” showcases her work from the 1930’s-1960’s and “Traces: Activating the Art Curriculum” […]

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Men’s Day film premieres to full house

Men’s Day film premieres to full house

| 26/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman indie docu-film, Men’s Voice, attracted a standing room only audience when it premiered on International Men’s Day, 19 November. The 15-minute short, produced by local filmmaker Freddie Diaz, was commissioned by the Family Resource Centre to highlight men’s issues on the day of the United Nations observance.

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CNCF takes Christmas on the road

CNCF takes Christmas on the road

| 22/11/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) is presenting the travelling Cayman Christmas Comedy Show next month in place of Gimistory, the popular international storytelling festival, which is being revamped to return in 2019/20. The comedy act will visit all five districts on Grand Cayman as well as Cayman Brac, with free performances […]

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National Gallery gala focuses on fashion

National Gallery gala focuses on fashion

| 15/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) will be celebrating the Art of Fashion at its costume gala fundraiser on 30 November. The annual gala raises essential funds for the gallery’s free community programmes for all ages and backgrounds. Director Natalie Urquhart explained the importance of the gallery to the community.

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Caymanian filmmaker wins award

Caymanian filmmaker wins award

| 06/11/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian entertainer and filmmaker Teri Quappe has won an award at the recent Cutting Edge Film Festival of Pompano Beach, Florida. Her short, Interloper, was named the winner in the category of Best Experimental Short Film, in which there were 22 entrants, out of the more than 150 films screened.

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‘Red Violinist’ to perform at Cayman Arts Festival

‘Red Violinist’ to perform at Cayman Arts Festival

| 29/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Renowned soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn, who is known as the ‘Red Violinist’, will be joining musicians from New York City and Cayman-based pianist Glen Inanga to perform this weekend as part of Cayman Arts Festival (CAF) events. The New York Quintet, also featuring Arturo Delmoni (violin) and Michael Roth (viola), from the New […]

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Gordon Solomon exhibition at National Gallery

Gordon Solomon exhibition at National Gallery

| 24/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of Cayman Islands (NGCI) is hosting a new solo exhibition by Native Son Gordon Solomon entitled “Life on the Colony”, a series of works marking a “significant departure for the artist, who is perhaps best known for his explorations of traditional Caymanian heritage”, said the gallery in a press […]

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Art auction to raise funds for National Gallery

Art auction to raise funds for National Gallery

| 27/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is opening a new exhibition, “Big Art Auction 5”, to raise funds for the gallery’s permanent collection and related educational programmes. The four-week exhibition, which begins with a special preview reception on Monday, 1 October, will feature work by leading contemporary artists before they […]

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Diary of Anne Frank opens a window to history

Diary of Anne Frank opens a window to history

| 05/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Upon entering the theatre at the Prospect Playhouse it is immediately clear that Cayman Drama Society’s (CDS) performance of The Diary of Anne Frank, which opens 6 September, is going to be unique. The theatre has been transformed, with the seating area becoming part of the stage and the infamous annex in which […]

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CIPS issues Cayman Airways stamp collection

CIPS issues Cayman Airways stamp collection

| 26/08/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Postal Service has releases a new collection of four stamps to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Cayman Airways Ltd (CAL) that each depict an aircraft in CAL’s current fleet.

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