Cultural Calendar SEPTEMBER 2009

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Art Trek Tuesday

Designed for children aged six to 11 years, the class is held from 3.30pm to 5pm at the National Gallery’s Harbour Place location and is free. Children are able to see what is happening in the Gallery’s current exhibits and learn about world cultures through art. Parents are welcome. For more information, contact Jessica at education.ng@candw.ky or call the Gallery at 945-8111.

Bodden Town District Committee AGM
Held at the Mission House in Bodden Town, the Bodden Town District Committee hosts its annual general meeting tonight at 6.30pm.

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National Trust Traditional Caymanian Cooking Class

Held at the National Trust Visitor’s Centre, this month learn how to make fried Cayman snapper and fritters. Join Erica Daniel as she demonstrates how to prepare this dish. The recipe and a sample of the finished dish is included. The cost is $15 for members or $20 for non-members. Call 949-0121 to reserve a spot.

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West Bay District Committee AGM

Held at Nurse Leila’s house on West Church Street in West Bay, the West Bay District Committee hosts its annual general meeting tonight at 6pm. For more inform,ation contact Alice Mae Coe at amcoe@gmail.com.

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Little Cayman Art Lecture series

Tonight, at 5pm, an art documentary video will be shown at the National Trust Visitors Centre. This session is free of charge. For more details call Simone Scott at 939-5306 or email simones@candw.ky.

CineClub: Roman Holiday
See Audrey Hepburn in the film that brought her to prominence. In this sweet romance, she plays a European princess on an official tour through Rome. Frustrated by her lack of connection to the real world, she slips away from her handlers and goes on a spree. Directed by William Wyler. The film will run from 6pm to 8pm and is aired at the National Gallery’s Harbour Place location. The cost is $5 or free for members. Contact Anne at admin.ng@candw.ky to RSVP.
 
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Art Forum

This bi-monthly debate platform offers artists and cultural administrators the chance to discuss topics relating to art and culture in the Cayman Islands. Beginning at 6pm, four guest speakers will discuss The artist and the institution: friend or foe? For more information call Natalie Coleman, director of the Gallery, at 945-8111.

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Art Flix: How art made the world The Art of Persuasion (part 3 of 5)

Acclaimed Cambridge University lecturer Dr. Nigel Spivey takes viewers on a quest to comprehend mankind’s unique capacity to understand and explain the world through artistic symbols. The documentary explores the essential functions art served in early civilisations and, in some cases, still serves in modern society. The cost is $5 or free for members and the film begins at 6.30pm in the National Gallery’s Harbour Place location. Contact david@davidbridgeman.ky for information.

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National Trust book launch: Fish Tea – A Collection of Caymanian Tales

Held at the newly-restored George Town Public Library (in the library’s conference room on the third floor), from 5pm to 7.30pm the National Trust hosts the book launch for the long-awaited reprint of the Caymanian children’s storybook Fish Tea. RSVP to info@nationaltrust.org.ky.

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Travelling Lecture

The National Gallery will present a travelling lecture on the current exhibit at the Gallery – Paradise (re)Visited, which showcases 19th Century Jamaican landscape painters. Tonight the lecture travels to the Brac and begins at 7pm; the venue will be announced at a later date. Contact the Gallery closer to the time for exact location details at 945-8111.

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Travelling Lecture

The National Gallery will present a travelling lecture on the current exhibit at the Gallery – Paradise (re)Visited, which showcases 19th Century Jamaican landscape painters. Tonight the lecture travels to Little Cayman and begins at 7pm; the venue will be announced at a later date. Contact the Gallery closer to the time for exact location details at 945-8111.
 
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CineClub: The Letter

Bette Davis, in one of her greatest performances, stars as a plantation owner’s wife in this story, set in tropical Malaysia. The story is taken from a Somerset Maugham tale. Directed by William Wyler. The film will run from 6pm to 8pm and is aired at the National Gallery’s Harbour Place location. The cost is $5 or free for members. Contact Anne at admin.ng@candw.ky to RSVP.

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Family Fun Day

The National Gallery holds its monthly Family Fun Day today from 11am to 4pm. The session is free and by drop-in. Contact outreach.ng@candw.ky for more info.  

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Lunchtime Lecture Series at National Gallery

From 12.15pm to 12.45pm today, a lunchtime lecture on an aspect of the National Gallery’s current exhibition, Paradise reVisited will be held at the Gallery’s Harbour Place location. Cost is $5 for non-members or free for members and a complimentary light lunch will be included. Email communications.ng@candw.ky for more information.

Late Night at the Gallery

This bi-monthly late night opening aims to broaden the Gallery’s accessibility by inviting visitors to view the current exhibition outside of traditional opening hours. Tonight, from 7.30pm, Gordon and Alta Solomon will perform their acoustic music.

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Traditional Arts Night Class

On Cayman Brac tonight at the Heritage House, residents can gather to learn the Caymanian traditional art of thatching. Starts at 7pm and is free of charge.

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National Trust Car Boot Sale

From 6am to 10am this morning in the Dart Park parking lot beside the National Trust Visitor’s Centre, visit the Trust’s car boot sale to find a bargain. To book a spot, call 949-0121. The cost for a spot is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Recycle your unwanted items by donating them to the National Trust’s stall. Volunteers are still needed for help on the day.

Cayman Brac Art Lecture series
Tonight, at 7pm, an art documentary video or art film will be shown at the Cayman Brac Library. This session is free of charge. For more details call Simone Scott at 939-5306 or email simones@candw.ky.

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