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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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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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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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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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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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‘Proof’ provides formula for good theatre

‘Proof’ provides formula for good theatre

| 09/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): It may seem implausible that a play revolving around the issues of Alzheimer’s, mental health and family conflict, with maths added to the mix, could also include a touch of comedy, but Proof is able to combine all those pieces in one cohesive unit, plus throw in a bit of young love. […]

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Aerial performers bring ‘Alice’ to the stage

Aerial performers bring ‘Alice’ to the stage

| 03/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Local dance studio, Quinntessential Movement, will be hosting Cayman’s first-ever pole and aerial theatre performance, ‘Wonderland’, on 13 April at the Harquail Theatre. The show is based on the story of Alice in Wonderland, with performers, who range in age and experience, using various dance styles.

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Award-winning show coming to Cayman

Award-winning show coming to Cayman

| 14/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) is staging Stogie Kenyatta in his one-man show, The World is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson, for three nights the end of this month. The award-winning production chronicles the life and work of Robeson, a singer, actor, athlete and activist who became famous […]

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Celebrate culture at Red Sky

Celebrate culture at Red Sky

| 27/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The seventh annual Red Sky at Night multi-cultural arts fair is taking place this Saturday, 2 March. Presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) on the grounds of the F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre, the fair, an anchor event for the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts (Cayfest), will run from […]

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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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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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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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Rundown attracts full houses

Rundown attracts full houses

| 03/05/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Rundown, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s (CNCF) annual comedy revue, returned to the Harquail Theatre for its 26th season on Thursday, 26 April, with a packed house each night over the four-day opening weekend. The show, which will continue until Sunday, 13 May, featured a special, opening weekend-only appearance by its creator […]

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Creator Dave Martins returns to Rundown

Creator Dave Martins returns to Rundown

| 16/04/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Rundown, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s (CNCF) annual comedy revue, returns to the Harquail Theatre for its 26th season from Thursday, 26 April through Sunday, 13 May, with the first week featuring an appearance by creator Dave Martins who has written a special song for the show.

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Cayman set to celebrate arts and culture

Cayman set to celebrate arts and culture

| 09/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayfest, the Cayman Islands National Festival of Arts, raises its curtains this month, showcasing the cultural diversity and artistic talent in the community. The event, which features various activities over a 10-day period, kicks off with the National Arts & Culture Awards and culminates with Red Sky at Night, the festival’s signature […]

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Show to benefit Zak Quappe scholarship

Show to benefit Zak Quappe scholarship

| 22/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For two nights only, 19 and 20 January 2018, Cocktails and Cabaret will again be gracing the stage at Prospect Playhouse with a Broadway show, Cayman-style, in aid of the Zak Quappe Memorial Scholarship Fund (ZQSF). Originally presented in 2012 by Melanie Ebanks, the production was put on for three straight years […]

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Kids kick off ‘Gimistory’ ahead of star-packed event

Kids kick off ‘Gimistory’ ahead of star-packed event

| 24/11/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s youngest storytellers will be kicking off one of the islands’ most popular festivals on Saturday night (25 November), when ‘Gimistory’ opens at Dart Park on South Church Street. The annual event will run for seven days and features an impressive and talented line-up of more than two dozen local and international tellers, comedians […]

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