Festivals and Events


International Storytelling Festival 

November 25th - December 3rd 2016 at 7:00pm 

Storytelling is as old as mankind and is considered to be one of the most ancient arts. Professional storytellers come from all over the world telling stories that cultivate their heritage, stories that explore myths and legends, stories that provide laughter, drama and wonderment. Their stories engage audiences to stimulates imagination unlike so many other modern artistic mediums. The storyteller must evoke all of the senses to allow the listener to visualise the story, the characters and the setting as told.  Storytelling celebrates the art of communication, of talking and listening, and of conveying information, whether lighthearted or profound. 


· The Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, GIMISTORY, spans from November 25th through to December 3rd each year and is the highly anticipated kick-off to the Holiday Season.


· Each of the Grand Cayman districts, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman enjoy a FREE night of storytelling at picturesque venues on beaches under the sea grape trees, or at a park or open field under the moonlight. Local and overseas storytellers take to the stage and tell a tall tale or two while the crackle of a wood burning hints at the hot, delicious fried fish and fritters available after the stories.


· GIMISTORY is presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation as a FREE event for the community and made possible by the generous support of businesses like yours.

· The Festival brings over 2,500 people together from virtually every sector of Cayman’s multi-generational, multi-national community, in addition to visitors from abroad who return time and again.


· Revitalising the art of storytelling, which was the main community entertainment and means of transferring cultural mores before the advent of radio and television through Storytelling workshops in schools and district community centres and the tri-island events of the festival.

·  By its very nature, the festival celebrates the art of communication, of talking and listening, and of conveying information, whether lighthearted or profound.

·  During the day, storytellers visit schools, making special presentations to students in each of our three Cayman Islands

  • Watch one of our annual Caymanian storytellers Lady Rabia click here.
  • Watch David Bereaux and Friends tell some Calypsoes which are traditional Caribbean musical folktales click here


GIMISTORY 2016 Schedule  

Saturday, November 26th – Tiki Beach - Dave Martin’s and Tradewinds Cayman Reunion Concert Tickets $35 purchase at any BlackBeard's, Fosters Food Fair locations or Funky Tangs. 

Monday, November 28th - North Side – Ned Miller’s Yard

Tuesday, November 29th - Bodden Town – Nurse Josie’s Senior Home

Wednesday, November 30th - East End – Heritage Field

Thursday, December 1st - Cayman Brac – Agriculture Ground

Friday, December 2nd - West Bay – Public Beach

Saturday, December 3rd – George Town - Smith Barcadere ~ “Duppy Story Night”


2016 Sponsors

Do you have what it takes to be a part of GIMISTORY?
Our list of Storytellers is solidified for 2016, however we welcome you to contact us about next years event. We invite tellers from all over the world to perform in a week-long annual festival in November and December. The Festival travels to all of Grand Cayman's districts and visits Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. If you would like to be a part of GIMISTORY simply apply by providing the following details or by filling in the online form below: 
• A letter requesting to be considered as a participant in GIMISTORY
• A 15 minute (or longer) video of a performance OR a link to a website where we can see a performance
• A current Bio/CV.
• Two (2) Good quality (150 to 300 dpi) colour photographs - one portrait and one in action.
• Two (2) references from organisers of any festivals in which you have performed in.
For more information please email [email protected] or call us on (345) 949 5477.

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Dave Martins & The Tradewinds

Cayman Reunion Concert

Saturday 26th Nov. 2016 @ 7pm

Tiki Beach, Grand Cayman


General Admission $35




You can may also purchase tickets at the following locations: 


BlackBeard's (all locations)

Foster's Food Fair IGA (all locations

Funky Tangs

Health Care Pharmacy (Grand Harbour)

Click Button the grey button above to purchase online or 

Call 345-949-5477

Email: [email protected] 


Dinner and Dancing Packages  - SOLD OUT