Storytelling Festival
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Gimistory

Storytelling Festival

International Storytelling Festival

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 stimulate imagination unlike so many other modern artistic mediums. The storytellers must evoke all of the senses to allow the listeners to visualize 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.

When

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

Where

Each of the Grand Cayman districts, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman enjoy a FREE night of storytelling at picturesque venues of 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 tail or two while the crackle of a wood burning hints at the hot, delicious fried fish and fritters available after the stories.

Who

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.

Why

Revitalizing the art of storytelling, which was the main community entertainment and means of transferring cultural more before the advent of radio and television through Storytelling workshops in schools and district community centers and the tri-island events of the festivals.

By its very nature, the festival celebrates the arts 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
  • Watch one of our annual Caymanian storytellers Lady Rabia.
  • Watch David Bereaux and Friends tell some Calypso, which are traditional Caribbean musical folktales.

Gimistory

Storytelling Festival

International Storytelling Festival

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 stimulate imagination unlike so many other modern artistic mediums. The storytellers must evoke all of the senses to allow the listeners to visualize 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.

When

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

Where

Each of the Grand Cayman districts, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman enjoy a FREE night of storytelling at picturesque venues of 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 tail or two while the crackle of a wood burning hints at the hot, delicious fried fish and fritters available after the stories.

Who

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.

Why

Revitalizing the art of storytelling, which was the main community entertainment and means of transferring cultural more before the advent of radio and television through Storytelling workshops in schools and district community centers and the tri-island events of the festivals.

By its very nature, the festival celebrates the arts 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
  • Watch one of our annual Caymanian storytellers Lady Rabia.
  • Watch David Bereaux and Friends tell some Calypso, which are traditional Caribbean musical folktales.