Looky Ya highlights Bodden Town artefacts

Bodden
Town artists and artefacts were the focus at Looky Ya in the Cayman Islands
National Museum courtyard on Thursday, 1 July.

Youngsters
from the district on school break shared their expertise in things Caymanian
with those who happened to pass by the museum.

This
made the museum’s educational coordinator, Nasaria Suckoo-Chollette, very
happy, as her aim at the reopening of Looky Ya was to get the children more
involved with the activities taking place there.

When
Looky Ya first returned since the museum last month, Ms Suckoo-Chollette said,
“As we go on we want to expand the ‘Looky Ya’ by bringing out some of the young
people who are doing cultural events instead of just featuring the older
traditional artists,”

The
event, which is held once a month to highlight Cayman’s bygone days, has been
steadily making a comeback since it was put on hold after Hurricane Ivan in
2004.

On
Thursday the residents of Bodden Town had on display lots of artefacts,
homemade candies, cakes, juices and arts and crafts.

As
always, local artist Twyla Vargas kept visitors entertained with stories of
bygone years and shared a brief history on the many Caymanian artefacts on
display.

Looky
Ya features a different district each month showcasing its cultural traditions
in the Museum Garden.

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Already groomed in promoting the cultural aspects of the district of Bodden Town, Chantay and Che Andrews explain to a visitor what certain instruments were used for during earlier years.
Photo: Jewel Levy
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