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CNCF to host symposium on author Roy Bodden

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation will be hosting a symposium on the work of historian, educator, author and former member of government Roy Bodden.

‘Rundown’ returns to the Harquail

After a self-imposed quarantine in 2020, due to the global pandemic, 'Rundown' has returned in 2021 to spread laughter, not COVID. Produced by the Cayman...

Cayfest celebrates arts and culture

There is no question that performers and entertainers have been hard hit by the pandemic. Stage productions, concerts and other shows were postponed or cancelled...

National Arts & Culture Awards recipients announced

Twelve of Cayman’s cultural practitioners and preservationists will be honoured for their contribution to the country’s arts and cultural legacy at the Cayman National...

Preserving Miss Lassie’s home

'Mind’s Eye', the historic home of Caymanian visionary artist Gladwyn 'Miss Lassie' Bush, is currently undergoing some maintenance, according to the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.
Dress For Culture Day

Dress For Culture Day celebrates Cayman’s diversity

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Cayfest celebration of all things arts and culture continues with Dress For Culture Day

2020 National Arts and Culture Awards recipients announced

Seven of Cayman’s cultural practitioners and preservationists were honoured for their contribution to the country’s arts and historical legacy at the Cayman National Cultural...

One carnival, two parades

Cayman’s plan for a single carnival parade has now reverted to two separate events.

Hydes’ career arc revealed in retrospective

In the 1960s, artist Bendel Hydes was painting images of Cayman homesteads, often with a touch of impressionistic foliage on the edges. By the...
'Resonance' is one of the featured pieces in a retrospective of work by Bendel Hydes which opens Friday at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

Artist Bendel Hydes featured in new exhibit

A retrospective exhibit of work by Bendel Hydes, often referred to as the father of Cayman art, opens on Friday, 11 Oct., at the...

Cayman represented at regional cultural summit in Argentina

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation participated in the 2019 Americas Cultural Summit in Buenos Aires late last month.

Cayman to send 50 artists to CARIFESTA in Trinidad and Tobago

Performers, artists and artisans are gearing up for the 14th iteration of CARIFESTA taking place in Trinidad and Tobago, 16-25 Aug.

Three-day CharityDrive begins

Supporters of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation were out in force Tuesday morning for the first day of the Island Heritage CharityDrive, which raises funds for three separate charities over three days.

Rival carnivals to merge in 2020

Next year, instead of two separate carnivals staged a couple of weeks apart, the Batabano and CayMAS parades will be held on the same day, the government announced on Friday.

Island Heritage’s CharityDrive back on the road

Island Heritage Insurance is gearing up for its annual CharityDrive, set this year for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Cultural Foundation brings one-man show to Cayman

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation is bringing ‘The World is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson’ to Cayman for a three-night only performance this weekend at the Harquail Theatre.

100+ Women Who Care donate $12.5K to Jasmine

The Cayman Islands chapter of 100+ Women Who Care selected Jasmine (formerly Cayman HospiceCare) to receive the group’s collective donation of more than $12,500 at its March meeting.

Red Sky at Night postponed to March 23

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation rescheduled its Red Sky at Night for March 23 due to poor weather on Saturday.

Red Sky at Night postponed

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation has rescheduled Saturday’s Red Sky at Night due to inclement weather. The event will now be held on Saturday, March 23.

POSTPONED: Red Sky At Night to showcase Cayman’s culture

Cayman will celebrate all things arts and culture at the seventh annual Red Sky At Night multi-cultural arts fair, presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

National Arts and Culture Awards celebrates contributors

Last week’s National Arts and Culture Awards, hosted by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation and held at the Harquail Theatre, recognized those who have attained a level of merit in their artistic discipline, and who have contributed to the arts, culture and heritage of the Cayman Islands.

Miss Lassie’s house gets spruced up for the holidays

Cayman National Cultural Foundation hopes sprucing up Miss Lassie’s old house will get people in the spirit of Christmas and keep Cayman traditions alive.

Comedy Road Show takes performances mobile

The Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, Gimistory, is being revamped to return in 2019/20 but in its place this year, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation will present the traveling Cayman Christmas Comedy Show.

‘Moon on a Rainbow Shawl’ at Harquail Theatre

The team at the Cayman National Cultural Foundation is putting the finishing touches on its latest production, “Moon On A Rainbow Shawl” – an Obie Award-winning play by Trinidadian actor and playwright Errol John.

Traditional music groups release album

A double album featuring popular traditional Cayman groups, the Cayman Islands Folk Singers and the North Side Kitchen Band, will be released next week.

Broadway designer’s art on display

The sketches, paintings and design drawings on display at the Harquail Theatre take Henry Muttoo back to his youth.

KAABOO offers its version of Cayman kindness

The KAABOO Cayman festival has announced plans to donate some of its proceeds to local nonprofit agencies on the island.

‘Rundown’ returns to Harquail with more belly laughs

“Rundown,” the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s annual comedy revue, returns to the Harquail Theatre for its 26th season starting on April 26 and running through May 13.

In Focus: Red Sky at Night

Artists, storytellers, singers, musicians, cooks, dancers, astronomers, jewelry makers and young entrepreneurs were among the many talented individuals at the Harquail Theatre grounds Saturday for the annual Red Sky at Night.

Cayman dresses for culture

Cayman’s businesses and schools celebrated “Dress for Culture Day” Friday, the annual fundraiser hosted by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

Red Sky At Night: cultural delight

It’s that time of year again when Cayman celebrates all things arts and culture at the sixth annual Red Sky At Night fair, presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation as part of Cayfest, the country’s National Festival of the Arts.

Public invited to take part in ‘Dress for Culture Day’

Organizers of the annual “Dress for Culture Day” are inviting schools, businesses and individuals across the Cayman Islands to get creative and display their homeland pride and cultural attire Friday.

Cayman artists to take center stage at Harquail

Cayman’s arts community is taking the time to recognize some of its most talented artists.

Gimistory Festival promises tales under night sky

Established in 1998, Gimistory International Storytelling Festival is presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation as a free event for the community and is made possible by the generous support of local businesses.

Cultural Foundation seeks fish fry vendors for Gimistory

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation is looking for seven fish fry vendors to participate in the Gimistory 2017 district fish fry competition.

Cayman to get a taste of Caribbean Festival of the Arts

Local audiences will get a sneak preview this weekend of the program Cayman is taking to the Caribbean Festival of the Arts in Barbados next month. Cayman will be sending 36 delegates to Barbados on Aug. 17-28.

CARIFESTA Showcase highlights best of Cayman’s culture

Lovers of music, dance, acting, visual arts, literature and fashion should head to the Harquail Theatre on the July 28 weekend for three fantastic performances at the CARIFESTA Showcase.

National Gallery examines the body in ‘Mediating Self’

A new exhibition, “Mediating Self – Identity and the Body,” is on display at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

Miss Lassie, Aunt Julia to get special headstone markers

Two “national treasures” of the Cayman Islands, Gladwyn “Miss Lassie” Bush and “Aunt” Julia Hydes, will be recognized with specially crafted headstones to mark their graves. Premier Alden McLaughlin, as Cayman’s culture minister, handed over a $24,000 check for the headstones to the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

Young Image Makers free five-day workshop

Do you know a budding young filmmaker? Register them for the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Young Image Makers workshop, kicking off next month.

‘Red Sky at Night,’ artists’ delight

The F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre, tucked in the midst of color-saturated trees and shining lakes, will be transformed on Feb. 25 from 4 p.m.-midnight for the fifth annual Red Sky at Night, a multidisciplinary, multicultural art fair.

‘Ce’Da’Art’ exhibition of Horacio Esteban

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation on Friday will unveil local artist Horacio Esteban’s latest collection “Ce’Da’Art.”

Indian High Commissioner on courtesy visit

The High Commissioner of India visited the Cayman Islands last week, where he held meetings with Governor Helen Kilpatrick, Acting Premier Moses Kirkconnell, Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton and other Cabinet members.

Tales told under night

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.

‘Collected Stories’ at Harquail

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation proudly presents “Collected Stories” – by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies – about the relationship between a famous writer and her protégé-turned-friend.

Schools to receive arts and culture journal

The latest volume of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s arts and culture publication is being distributed to all Cayman schools. The latest volume of “Foundation, the Arts & Culture Journal of the Cayman Islands,” the fourth to be published, features the Sister Islands, covering the years from early settlement to modern-day.

Story time at North Side Library

Summertime in the North story time will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the North Side Library, featuring special guests North Side MLA Ezzard Miller and Virginia Foster, education officer, librarian and grants and awards committee secretary for the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

The People Time Forgot: Miss Lassie

Gladwyn K. “Lassie” Bush, pictured in this photo taken in the mid-1980s in her home along South Sound road, began painting at the age of 62, after what she describes as a visionary experience.

Auditions open for Summer Arts Intensive

Aspiring actors, dancers and musicians are invited to audition for Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Young at Arts Summer Theatre Arts Intensive, which trains young artists in the practical disciplines of performing arts.

Young filmmakers showcase skills

A group of 12 budding young filmmakers have made it to “take 2” of the Young Image Makers Short Film Competition.

Cultural grants announced

An a capella group, a music therapy program, a writer, moviemakers and a school string ensemble have received grants for the arts from the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

Competition to mark Harquail anniversary draws in youngsters

Budding young artists from both government and private schools were asked to call on their creative muse and submit up to two of their best visual arts pieces for selection in a recent nationwide competition for 6 to 18 year-olds.

Committee formed to develop culture and heritage policy

A Cabinet-appointed steering committee of public and private stakeholders is helping to development Cayman’s first National Culture and Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan.

21 receive Cayman National Cultural Foundation awards

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s National Arts and Culture Awards recognized 21 individuals at the Harquail Theatre last week.

Community mourns loss of Brac artist

As a thatch artisan who participated in various cultural events in Cayman Brac, Vinola Ebanks will be remembered for her spirit of dancing and the preservation of Caymanian cultural heritage.

A month-by-month roundup of Cayman’s 2015 news stories

Top stories of 2015 in the Cayman Islands
Celebrity chefs, the chefs of The Ritz-Carlton, and local and international culinary talents.

Entertainment roundup for 2015

Let's take a look back at all the fantastic events held throughout 2015, as we ring in 2016.

Cayman business in brief

Only 58 percent of hedge funds deliver positive returns; Tortuga obtains license to export rum to the US; Appleby advised Fosun on acquisition of Ironshore Insurance; Charities featured on Butterfield roundabout

Making music on the Brac

Vernon Smith's backyard recording studio produces albums for local acts.

Cayman National Bank celebrates Christmas the old-time way

Cayman National Bank’s old-fashioned “Home for Christmas” was an evening of yuletide merriment and festive fare for those attending the Tuesday evening event.

'Aunt Julia' laid to rest

Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember Julia Hydes, Cayman's oldest resident, who passed away Nov. 30.

'Aunt Julia' Hydes passes away at 106

Cayman Islands cultural icon Julia Almeria Hydes passed away Monday morning. The legendary folk musician, known to many as “Aunt Julia,” was 106 and Cayman’s oldest citizen. The drum player and songwriter would have turned 107 in January.

‘Fallen Angel and Devil Concubine’ returns to Harquail

After nearly 25 years, 'The Fallen Angel & The Devil Concubine' returns to the Harquail Theatre stage, as part of its 30th anniversary celebration.

Gimistory canceled for 2015

Gimistory, Cayman’s annual storytelling festival and one of the perennial highlights on the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s calendar, will not be held this year.

UCCI celebrates 2015 graduates

The University College of the Cayman Islands celebrated the academic achievements of the class of 2015 at a commencement ceremony on Thursday.

The F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre: 30 years of making culture count

The F. J. Harquail Cultural Centre celebrates its 30th anniversary next year, so we take a look back at its beginnings and how it has grown into a vitally important promoter of the arts and Caymanian culture.

Theater fans in for a rare treat

The Harquail Theatre will be staging three plays in November and December, kicking off its 30th anniversary celebration.

Colin Wilson to stage final play

"Apostle 13 and the Disciple of Demons" will be staged at St. George's Anglican Church on Oct. 22-25, and at the Prospect Playhouse on Nov. 9.

Lights, camera, action! Filmmaking workshops ahead

Young filmmakers have a great opportunity to sign up for free courses with the CNCF, starting this Saturday and going through the month of October.

New members for folk singers

Following auditions last month, the Cayman Islands Folk Singers group has seven new members.

Cayman Islands Folk Singers looking for new members

The Cayman Islands Folk Singers will be holding auditions for new members this week.

Artist David Bridgeman donates works to National Gallery

Award-winning artist David Bridgeman has donated two works to the permanent collection of the National Gallery.

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