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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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Heritage celebrated with Pirates Week contest

Heritage celebrated with Pirates Week contest

| 06/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): One of the signature competitions held during the Pirates Week Festival has been rebranded to reflect an emphasis on heritage. The newly named District Heritage Ambassador Costume Competition, which is replacing Miss Festival Queen, is aimed at men and women aged 15 and older with the idea of showcasing Caymanian culture through […]

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CNCF celebrates release of folk music album

CNCF celebrates release of folk music album

| 24/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) held a launch party to celebrate the release of a double album of Caymanian folk music, featuring the Cayman Islands Folk Singers and North Side Kitchen Band. About 200 people attended the event for the CD, “Come Back Home”, held Thursday, 16 August at Grand Old […]

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CNCF releases album of Caymanian folk music

CNCF releases album of Caymanian folk music

| 01/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation will be releasing a double CD of traditional music, “Come Back Home”, featuring the Cayman Islands Folk Singers and North Side Kitchen Band. The official release will be marked by a launch party set for Thursday, 16 August. Tickets for the event, which is open to the […]

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Minister’s message for International Day of the Seafarer

Minister’s message for International Day of the Seafarer

| 25/06/2018 | 1 Comment

Minister for Culture Dwayne Seymour writes: It gives me great pleasure today (25 June) to commemorate the International Day of the Seafarer. Here in the Cayman Islands our rich maritime heritage plays a very important part in determining who we are as a culture. One thing that many Caymanians and residents have in common, regardless […]

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Celebrations begin for Coat of Arms jubilee

Celebrations begin for Coat of Arms jubilee

| 05/06/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): One of just two surviving Vestrymen who were serving in office when the Cayman Islands was granted its own coat of arms in 1958 kicked-off the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the culturally significant historical symbol Monday. Captain Owen Farrington unveiled the new replacement warrant, which recently arrived from the UK after the […]

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Mission House gets fulltime coordinator

Mission House gets fulltime coordinator

| 02/05/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has appointed a fulltime historic coordinator for the Mission House, enabling the Bodden Town property to be open on a regular basis. Jennifer Martinez, a fifth generation Caymanian from Bodden Town, will be onsite at the historically significant building, with expanded opening hours starting this […]

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Nurse Josie Centre recognised as tourist spot

Nurse Josie Centre recognised as tourist spot

| 08/03/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Nurse Josie Centre in Bodden Town will be officially designated and developed as a key tourist attraction after an agreement reached between three of that district’s MLAs and Minister for Tourism Moses Kirkconnell. The centre, located in Harry McCoy Park, showcases one of the largest collection of artefacts and items capturing […]

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Time to celebrate cultural diversity

Time to celebrate cultural diversity

| 22/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Dress For Culture Day, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s (CNCF) annual “dress up, dress down” fundraiser, will take place Friday, 23 February. Organisers are inviting schools, businesses and individuals across the Cayman Islands to get creative and display their homeland pride and cultural attire on that day. CNCF is asking for a […]

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Arts and culture award winners announced

Arts and culture award winners announced

| 20/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Winners have been named for the 24th annual National Arts and Culture Awards. At a press conference held 19 February, 15 individuals, and one company were cited for their significant contribution to the arts and culture of the Cayman Islands. Minster for Culture Dwayne Seymour, Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn and Cayman National […]

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Time to celebrate the coconut

Time to celebrate the coconut

| 15/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Pedro Castle is again hosting Coco Fest, set for Saturday, 17 February from 12pm-4pm, with the celebration of all things coconut featuring an array of locally made foods, candies, produce, crafts, games, beauty products and cocktails, plus live music. The third annual event will also be raising money for the Nadine Andreas […]

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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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NG director elected head of Caribbean association

NG director elected head of Caribbean association

| 29/01/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Natalie Urquhart, director of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI), was recently elected president of the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC), an announcement that followed the 28th annual MAC general meeting and conference held in Miami, Florida in late 2017. MAC was formed in 1987 to strengthen links among […]

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Mission House gets a Christmas clean-up

Mission House gets a Christmas clean-up

| 13/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Members of the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing (HECH) spent Monday morning (11 December) sprucing up the Mission House in Bodden Town. The team swapped office attire for yard clothes to clean, sweep, work in the garden and carry out general maintenance at the historic site to get it ready […]

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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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