Since 1998, the Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, better known as GIMISTORY, has been bringing together storytellers from Cayman, the Caribbean, North America and beyond to entertain old and young alike. The Festival is acclaimed by those who have attended storytelling festivals in North America and the UK as being among the best anywhere. The Festival takes place in parks, beaches, and even a private backyard, all of which evoke an atmosphere of the days of yore when storytelling was our only entertainment. Admission is FREE!
During the day, storytellers visit schools making special presentations to students. A unique aspect of the event is the free ‘fry fish’, ‘frittas’ and ‘swanky’ (Cayman style lemonade with limes or Seville oranges and brown sugar) that is served to the audience at the end of the show. In 2009, the ‘fry fish, frittas 'n swanky’ tradition of GIMISTORY took a new twist and became a culinary competition. Each district now competes for the honours of Best Fry Fish, Best Swanky or Best Frittas. Best of Cayman sponsors the competition banner each year.
Audience capacity is usually standing room only, but you’re welcome to put your blanket or towel down wherever you can find a space!
To view the GIMISTORY promotion video on Youtube click here.
Do you have what it takes to be a part of GIMISTORY 2015?
We're inviting tellers from all over the world to perform in a week long festival in November and December of each year. The Festival will travel to all districts of the Cayman Islands including Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. If you would like to be a part of GIMISTORY simply apply by providing the following detals 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.
The deadline to submit is the 30th September 2014. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (345) 949 5477.