June 27, 2022

Red Sky At Night to showcase the best of Cayman Islands’ culture

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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. The event takes place on Saturday, 2 March from 4pm to midnight on the grounds of the F. J. Harquail Cultural Centre, and is the anchor event for

Cayfest, the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts.

“For over 20 years, Cayfest has served as a physical representation and reflection of Cayman’s unique history and heritage, our diverse people and all of the colours and creativity in our culture and community,” said Henry Muttoo, CNCF Artistic Director. “Red Sky At Night supports the mission that CNCF undertook over 30 years ago, which is to signify Cayman’s heritage and culture, and to give it form, context and meaning.”

Red Sky is Cayman’s finest showcase of local talent, with an emphasis on local arts and culture, and a dynamic mix of visual arts, music, theatre, film, fashion design, and cultural discussions. The event will feature five distinct sound stages – located both indoors and out – with dance, music, theatre, poetry, drama and more all taking place simultaneously.

More than 50 fine artists and artisans will display their creations of locally made art, crafts, jewellery, clothes and accessories in the various areas including Thatch Walk, Coconut Grove and inside the theatre alcoves. Local vendors in the Café Cayman area will offer dishes such as Cayman style beef, fish rundown, stewed conch and lobster and desserts including pepper jelly, coconut treats, heavy cakes, ice cream and doughnuts. In addition, the Creative Kids area will provide supervised activities and specialty food for kids ages three to 12.

New to the Fair this year is the Caymanian Village where artists, crafters, storytellers and performers will recreate Cayman’s rich cultural traditions with live

demonstrations of them going about doing ‘old time tings’ such as household chores, playing outdoor games, cooking on a caboose, coconut grating, needlework, thatch plaiting, playing music, dancing, farming, boat building, net making and woodworking. Visitors to this area will also be able to play traditional games like dominoes or warri, enjoy quadrille and maypole dancing and hear the folk singers perform.

Some of the entertainment highlights include Cayman’s favourite, Swanky Kitchen band as well as Dreamchasers Dance Company, top local DJ’s Renegade, Super C & Marz, steel pan from Pan N Riddim and Reggae band CayNRG among many many others.

Tickets for Red Sky At Night are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and students ages 13 to 17 and $5 for children 12 and under and are available for purchase now at all Fosters Food Fair locations, Funky Tangs, HealthCare Pharmacy Grand Harbour and the CNCF office until Friday, 1 March and also online at EventPro.ky. Ticket sales at the gate begin at 3pm on 2 March.

For more information about Cayfest email [email protected], call 949.5477 or visit www.artscayman.org.


The Cayman National Cultural Foundation

For more than 30 years, the non-profit Cayman National Cultural Foundation has carried out its mission of stimulating, facilitating and preserving Caymanian cultural and artistic expression. CNCF has achieved this through the extensive development of wide-ranging programmes. These programmes include stage productions, creative education for young people, free workshops and financial support of artists, as well as festivals, publications, national recognition of artistic and cultural achievement and the preservation of Caymanian heritage, and arts and culture for future generations.

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