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East End cook wins Gimistory Fish Fry Competition

East End cook wins Gimistory Fish Fry Competition

| 09/01/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Georgette Rankine from East End has been crowned champion of the Gimistory Fish Fry Competition. The contest was part of the 2019 Gimistory International Storytelling Festival, presented by Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF), which took place from 29 November until 7 December 2019 at beaches and parks on all three islands. Each venue featured […]

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Gimistory back for 20th anniversary

Gimistory back for 20th anniversary

| 01/11/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The much loved local storytelling festival, which was missed by many when it was cancelled last year, is back this month to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Gimistory will return to local beaches and other outdoor venues at the end of this month, when talented local and international storytellers will entertain audiences under […]

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Video spotlighting cyber-bullying premieres

Video spotlighting cyber-bullying premieres

| 27/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): “The Change Project”, a new documentary video on cyber-bullying in the Cayman Islands, premiered Friday night at a red carpet event at Camana Bay Cinema. A joint project by Logic and the video’s creators, Vagabond Media Group, the 20-minute documentary is the focal point of Logic’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign […]

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Song competition has $10k in prizes

Song competition has $10k in prizes

| 16/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian musicians who enter the 2019 National Song Competition during Pirates Week could win $5,000 if their song is judged the best this year, with second and third runner-up prizes of $3,000 and $2,000. “This exciting cultural event aims to showcase the best talent in the Cayman Islands,” said Melanie McField, Pirates […]

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Craft Market celebrates 19 years

Craft Market celebrates 19 years

| 01/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Craft Market celebrated its 19-year anniversary last month, having first been established in 2000 at the old Almond Tree Restaurant site (on North Church Street). The Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) acquired the Market in 2005 and shortly afterwards it was relocated to its current South Church Street location only five […]

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Shakespeare comes to Cayman for one night

Shakespeare comes to Cayman for one night

| 26/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Theatre lovers have a rare opportunity to enjoy a live Shakespeare play on Tuesday, 1 October, when students from the University of Cambridge take to the boards of the Harquail Studio theatre with a production of The Comedy of Errors. This one-night show, produced by a group of 17 actors, directors and […]

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Governor opens Sunrise recording studio

Governor opens Sunrise recording studio

| 23/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper officially opened a state-of-the-art multi-media production studio at the Sunrise Adult Training Centre (SRC) in West Bay during a recent tour of the facility. The studio, which was fully funded by the Aall Foundation, one of SRC’s longest-standing supporters, will not only benefit the clients at Sunrise but may […]

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Fairy tale characters go ‘Into the Woods’

Fairy tale characters go ‘Into the Woods’

| 13/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Drama Society has kicked off the 2019/2020 theatre season with an ambitious production of Into The Woods, an award-willing musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. With memorable songs, such as “Children Will Listen” and “Last Midnight”, this extraordinarily challenging musical examines the unintended […]

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Budding writers invited to enter competition

Budding writers invited to enter competition

| 03/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Fiction writers across the Commonwealth, including the Cayman Islands, can submit entries to the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize until 1 November. The competition for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words), which is administered by Commonwealth Writers, is free to enter. The five regional winners each receive £2,500 and […]

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Cayman ‘on world stage’ in Trinidad

Cayman ‘on world stage’ in Trinidad

| 20/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Over the first four days of 14th annual Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA) in Trinidad and Tobago, Cayman’s cultural representatives have joined thousands of delegates from around the region sharing their heritage and experiencing the displays and performances of artists from more than 20 countries.

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Cayman culture on display at CARIFESTA

Cayman culture on display at CARIFESTA

| 20/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A 50-plus strong group of cultural ambassadors are in Trinidad and Tobago representing the Cayman Islands at the 14th annual Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA) to share the best of Cayman’s music, dance, theatre, as well as visual, culinary and heritage arts. The festival, which runs from 16-25 August, has attracted […]

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National Gallery seeks candidates for internship

National Gallery seeks candidates for internship

| 19/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is accepting applications for its 2019/2020 internship programme, which will provide a salaried yearlong training opportunity for a Caymanian graduate interested in a career in the field of museum and gallery management. Now in its 16th year, this entry-level position will introduce the intern […]

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CNCF to preview Cayman’s CARIFESTA performances

CNCF to preview Cayman’s CARIFESTA performances

| 16/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The largest-ever Cayman contingent, comprising 50 delegates, will be travelling to Trinidad & Tobago next month for the 14th annual Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA) to show off the best of Cayman’s arts and culture, from music, dance and theatre to visual, culinary and heritage arts. Ahead of the festival, which […]

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Group works to save historic Caymanian cottage

Group works to save historic Caymanian cottage

| 16/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A multifaceted group of heritage stakeholders is working to preserve a traditional Caymanian-style cottage built in the early 1800’s by relocating it to the Mission House property in Bodden Town. Towards that end, the Ministry of Culture has concluded the procurement exercise to move the Clayton Nixon home, which is located on […]

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National Gallery seeks artists for new exhibition

National Gallery seeks artists for new exhibition

| 10/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is calling on local artists to submit work for an exhibition that will examine the role women have played in the development of early modern Caymanian society from the 1800’s through the mid-20th century. About 15 contemporary artists will be selected and commissioned to […]

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Actor awarded scholarship in pursuit of MFA

Actor awarded scholarship in pursuit of MFA

| 09/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian award-winning actor Rita Estevanovich has been named the recipient of a scholarship that she will use to help finance her studies for a master of fine arts (MFA) degree in the UK. Local company Nova awarded the second annual ‘Love Your Future’ $3,000 scholarship, presented to the applicant who demonstrates passion […]

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National Gallery shows off Cayman landscape paintings

National Gallery shows off Cayman landscape paintings

| 25/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery has opened a new exhibition, called “Tropical Visions”, which explores the evolution of landscape painting in the Cayman Islands. Drawing entirely on artwork from the National Collection and spanning a period of 50 years, the exhibition encompasses some of the earliest paintings in the collection as well as recent […]

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Students’ artwork on display at National Gallery

Students’ artwork on display at National Gallery

| 20/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) and Walkers are presenting an exhibition of student artwork created during the Walkers Art Club programme, which runs at the gallery for the full school year. The five weekly afterschool art clubs support 75 public and private school students comprising foundation, primary (in Grand […]

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