The Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s much anticipated annual signature event, “Gimistory,” is set to be even bigger and better than ever.
Launching the event this year will be a fundraiser: The Tradewinds’ Cayman Reunion Concert on Saturday at Tiki Beach, along with other entertainment, including Lammie and DJ Super C.
Tickets are $35.
This will likely be the last Cayman performance with Dave Martins and the Tradewinds, so it’s not to be missed! Concert and dinner and dancing packages are on offer and money raised will help to keep the week-long district storytelling events free of charge for the public.
Stories for all
Gimistory, now in its 18th year, celebrates the art of storytelling, which is as old as mankind and is considered to be one of the most ancient arts.
These stories won’t put you to sleep; they are told by professional storytellers who travel the world telling tales that celebrate their heritage, explore myths and legends and provide laughter, drama and wonderment.
The festival visits each of Grand Cayman’s districts, plus Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. It is held at picturesque venues on beaches, under the sea grape trees, or at a park or open field under the moonlight. Local storytellers and some from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and North America take to the stage and tell a tall tale or two while the crackle of wood burning hints at the hot, delicious fried fish and fritters available afterward.
Gimistory is set to conclude this year with “Duppy Story Night,” which is not for the fainthearted, as the stories will send shivers down your spine in the cool Christmas breeze.
- Saturday, Nov. 26 – Tiki Beach – Dave Martins and Tradewinds Cayman Reunion Concert
- Monday, Nov. 28 – North Side – Ned Miller’s Yard
- Tuesday, Nov. 29 – Bodden Town – Nurse Josie’s Senior Home
- Wednesday, Nov. 30 – East End – Heritage Field
- Thursday, Dec. 1 – Cayman Brac – Agriculture Ground
- Friday, Dec. 2 – West Bay – Public Beach
- Saturday, Dec. 3 – George Town – Smith Barcadere for “Duppy Story Night”
Schedule subject to change. Visit www.artscayman.org for up-to-date information. For schedule details, follow CNCF on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or call 345-949-5477. Tickets for the reunion concert are $35, available at all BlackBeard’s and Foster’s Food Fair locations, Funky Tang’s, Health Care Pharmacy (Grand Harbour) and at the CNCF office.