Gimistory opens with local and global line-up

| 28/11/2014

(CNS): More than a dozen storytellers, both home-grown and from all over the world, will begin spinning their yarns and telling tall tales this weekend as one of Cayman’s favourite free festivals opens Saturday. Gimistory begins its more than week-long tour of the Cayman Islands on West Bay public beach. This year's Gimistory will feature seasoned international tellers, such as Ken Corsbie, Amina Blackwood-Meeks, Mighty Gabby, Edgar Ortiz, Lord Relator and Blacksage, alongside local tellers, such as Dexter Bodden, Matt Brown, Jevaughnie Ebanks, Priscilla Pouchie, and for the first time, Martin Keeley and Colin Wilson. 

Quincy Brown will be making a special appearance at the Cayman Cabana event on 2 December, when Gimistory will also host a special youth event for some emerging local stars, including Vitoria Buttrum, Dairilys Ebanks, Zariah Anglin, Olivia Zimmer, Dior Seymour, Tahiti Seymour and Layah Ebanks.  

This year the East End Gimistory venue has moved to Colliers Beach and will take place on Wednesday December 3 at 7pm.  There will be a free shuttle bus running from East End Public Beach to Colliers Beach.  The first bus is at 6.15pm and runs every 15 minutes until 7pm. The bus will then make one return trip at the end of the show.

Fried fish and frittas will be on sale each night of the festival this year, as well as other local dishes and heavy cakes plus complimentary swanky.

Gimistory began in 1998 and is acclaimed by many who have attended other storytelling festivals in North America, the UK and elsewhere as being among the best in the world.  Audiences fill the picturesque venues – beaches, backyards and parks – to enjoy this annual festival, which has become the official start of Cayman's "winter" season.

Listed below is a full schedule of all the Gimistory events for 2014. For more information please call 949 5477 or email

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  1. Anonymous says:

    And if I had known then there was no written policy I would have slept even better!  Note to self…never ever have a written policy.  Well it worked foe me!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Where is the Cayman cabana location

  3. Anonymous says:

    To the posters who introduced political content – why is everything politicized?!! The politics of Cayman is such a nasty, polarizing and distasteful issue please leave it out of something so enjoyable as Gimistory.

    Congratulations and a big "thank you" to Henry Muttoo and all the team at CNCF for continuing to coordinate this popular event. Also, to all the performers. Clearly it's influence is encouraging more local participation which is always encouraging. 

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is aways an enjoyable event! RIP to the best storyteller ever to participate Ms Samantha Pierre may you always be remembered! 

  5. Anonymous says:

    We should vote these guys in as MLA's. Not sying they would do much better than the current MLAs', but they could sure make it sound more interesting…

    • Anonymous says:

      The director and his wife take home more that $200,000K a year,,,plus all the added costs of keeping this expensive hobby going. voluteer organsations do this stuff fo free and no one demands an MBE for showing up at picture time.

      Wannasave some money Marco..?..get rid of the ridiculous cost of this department.

  6. Anonymous says:

    And now…here to tell us a McKeeva Bush.

    It's all yours Mr. Bush.

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    Thank you Mr. Bush I'm sorry we've run out of time

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