Cultural Calendar

MARCH 2010

1 March
National Gallery Little Cayman Art Lecture Series
On the first Monday of each month an art lecture is held at 5pm at the National Trust Visitor Centre. Admission is free. Call Simone at 939-5306 for more information.

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Art History for the Retired

Make the most of your retirement with this free Modern Art History class for the 60 plus. Instructed by Emé Paschalides, Thursdays, 10.30am to11.30am for six weeks. March Classes will be held at Miss Lassie’s duplex on Sound South Road. Space is limited so register early. Call 945-8111 for more information. Sponsored by State Street Ltd.

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National Gallery Cayman Brac Adult Art Group

Each Saturday the NGCI hosts an free informal ‘meet and paint’ adult group for artists at beautiful locations around the island. All artists and visitors welcome. 9am to 12pm.

National Gallery‘s Power of Women Workshop (in honour of International Women’s Day)
Art workshop for women of all ages to engage in self-discovery and create discovery. No artistic experience necessary, just a willingness to celebrate the
 power of women. Instructor: Jessica Wallace.  Held at Miss Lassies duplex, South Sound Road, 11am to 4pm. All materials included. Cost: $25. All proceeds donated to the Francis Bodden Girl’s Home. Fees for all courses are payable in advance.
Early enrollment is advisable. Fees are non-refundable. Contact Jessica at 945-8111 or email education.ng@candw.ky to register.

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CineClub: Chariots of Fire

This month’s film tells the story of two men who run, not to run, but to prove something to the world. They sacrifice anything to achieve their goals, except their honour. This is a true story of two British track athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. One is a devout Scottish missionary who runs for God, the other is a Jewish student at Cambridge who runs for fame and to escape prejudice. Held at the Gallery from 6pm. Cost: $5 or free (members). Contact 945-8111.

National Gallery Cayman Brac Anime Movie Night
On the second Monday of each month held at 7pm at the Heritage House. Admission is free. Call Simone 939-5306 for more information.

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Still Life Studio

This weekly workshops will be held Tuesdays, 9am to 12pm. Easels, tea/coffee and subjects are provided. Guidance provided as requested. Instructor: Emé Paschalides, workshops at Miss Lassie’s duplex, South Sound Road. Cost: $50 per term (four months) $10 per session for visitors with 10 per cent discount for Gallery members.

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National Trust Cookery Class

All are invited to attend the Trust’s traditional cookery class to learn how to make cassava cake. Contact Denise Bodden dbodden@nationaltrust.org.ky or call 7491123 for more information

National Gallery Elderly Artists
On the second and last Wednesday of each month the programme takes place for any senior citizens who wish to learn or re-learn the art of thatching. 10.30am to 12pm. Materials and a free light lunch provided. Call Simone at 939-5306 for more information.

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Art Forum

This bi-monthly debate platform for artists and cultural administrators invites discussion of topics relating to art and culture in Cayman. Each session features four guest speakers discussing a set topic and audience input is encouraged, begins at 6pm. Call 945-8111 for more information. Call Simone at 939-5306 for more information.

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Art Flix: Civilisation A Personal View: Roman and Reality (Episode 3)
.  ART FLIX is a public screening of art films and documentaries relating to the history of art. The films are introduced with a short
lecture and attendees are invited to discuss films following screenings. A complimentary glass of wine accompanies the film which
begins at 6.30pm, National Gallery, Harbour Place. $5 or free (membe r s).  Co nt a c t  Da v i d  o n david@davidbridgeman.ky for more information and to RSVP.

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21st Century Cayman

Lecture: The history of Catboats
Lecture by the Cayman Catboat Club, 6pm.

National Gallery Cayman Brac Adult Art Group
Each Saturday the NGCI hosts an free informal ‘meet and paint’ adult group for artists at beautiful locations around the island. All artists and visitors welcome. 9am to 12pm. Call Simone at 939-5306 for more information.

March 22
CineClub: Greystoke

Greystoke, is a 1984 film directed by Hugh Hudson which tells the well-known and loved story of Tarzan. Now some 20 years later, Captain Phillippe D’Arnot discovers the man who thinks he is an ape. Evidence in the tree house leads him to believe that he is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke, and thus takes it upon himself to return the man to civilization. Held at the Gallery from 6pm. Cost: $5 or free for members. Contact 945-8111.

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National Gallery Cayman Brac Adult Art Grou
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Each Saturday the NGCI hosts an free informal ‘meet and paint’ adult group for artists at beautiful locations around the island. All artists and visitors welcome. 9am to 12pm. Call Simone 939-5306 for more information.

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Lunchtime Lecture

21st Century: Traditional Art vs. Contemporary Art, 12.15pm to 12.45pm, Harbour Place, focusing on an aspect of the current show at the Gallery and introduce specific topics of art history and contemporary art in relation to the show. $5 for non-members or free for members with a complimentary light lunch. Contact 945-8111 to RSVP.

Late Night at the Gallery
This new bi-monthly late night opening will help to broaden the organization’s accessibility by
inviting visitors to view the current exhibition outside of traditional opening hours. In addition, we offer a variety of entertainment for those who attend. Late Nights are held on the fourth Wednesday of every other month at 7:30pm. Join us this month for a Waurie Tournament. Contact Mona on communications.ng@candw.ky
for more information. $5, free (members).

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National Gallery Cayman Brac Traditional Arts Night Class  

Every last Thursday of each month everyone is invited to come learn the Caymanian Traditional Art of thatching. 7pm to 9pm Fun, easy and Free. Call Simone at 939-5306 for more information.

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National Gallery Cayman Brac Art Lecture Series

On the last Saturday of each month enjoy an art film or documentary video relating to the history of art. Held at the Brac Library 7pm to 8pm. Call Simone at 939-5306 for more information.


National Gallery Cayman Brac Adult Art Group

Each Saturday the NGCI hosts an free informal ‘meet and paint’ adult group for artists at beautiful locations around the island. All artists and visitors welcome. 9am to 12pm. Call Simone at 939-5306 for more information.

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National Gallery Elderly Artists

On the second and last Wednesday of each month the programme takes place for any senior citizens who wish to learn or re-learn the art of thatching. 10:30am to 12pm. Materials and free light lunch provided. Call Simone at 939-5306 for more information.

Weekly Schedule

ONGOING

The Mission House and National Trust Visitors Centre, Bodden Town
This historic site of The National Trust for The Cayman Islands is open year-round and offers guided tours of the house and grounds. 
Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm, with the last tour at 4.30pm.   Admission to the house is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. Mission House is located at 63 Gun Square Road, Bodden Town.
Call 947-5805 for more information or to pre-book tours for groups of more than 10.
 
Blue Iguana Safari, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Held Monday to Saturday at 11am, this is your chance to come and meet the Blues! This 90-minute fully-guided tour takes you behind the scenes at the captive breeding facility.
Admission to the Park is included in the cost, which is $24 for adults and $12 for children. Tickets available at the Park gate.
Contact the Botanic Park on 947-9462 further for details.

Private Tours/ Presentations           
Email Stuart at smailer@nationaltrust.org.ky to arrange Mastic Trail hikes and bird watching.
 Please email Denise at dbodden@nationaltrust.org.ky to arrange historic tours and cooking classes.  
Email Erica at edaniel@nationaltrust.org.ky to arrange educational presentations.

TUESDAY
National Trust Birding Tours. Cost: $22 (members), $28 (non-members). Contact Stuart Mailer at smailer@nationaltrust.org.ky for more details.

WEDNESDAY
Story Time
For the youngest readers, join Books & Books, 10:30am.  The children are read exciting new books and sing along to favourite songs.
 
10 Minutes with Dr. James
After Story Time, Dr. James Robertson, paediatrician at TrinCay Medical Services in Camana Bay, will share his medical knowledge and answer your parenting questions, 10.50am, Books & Books.

National Trust guided Mastic Trail hike
The hike will start at 8am. Hikers will experience a fascinating exploration deep into Cayman’s wild interior, in an area where the woodland has been evolving undisturbed for the last two million years. The area is home to a wide variety of animals and plants unique to the Cayman Islands.
Cost: $20 donation for (Trust members), $24 (non-members). Contact Stuart Mailer at smailer@nationaltrust.org.ky for more details.
Please note that the trail is not suitable for children under six years old, the elderly and infirm, or for persons with physical handicaps or conditions that may require emergency medical assistance.

SATURDAY

Art Sisters
From 1pm to 3pm each Saturday at John Gray High School hall, instructed by Lorna Reid, Art Sisters, an adult women’s group, meets to discuss and explore art. A variety of skills are taught, such as painting and sculpture. There is no fee to attend. Contact Jessica Wallace at education.ng@candw.ky for more information.
ART

The Collection
 Group exhibition, Butterfield Place, local artists including Wray Banker, Randy Chollette, David Bridgeman and Sheree Ebanks showcase their work.

Starvin’ Artists, an exhibit featuring works by Gordon Solomon, Elizabeth Hemphill, Steve Joscelyn, Kara Julian and Miguel Powery, is on show at a new gallery on West Bay Road, next to Mitzi’s Fine Jewellery in Bay Harbour Centre. Open from Sunday to Friday, 9am until late. For more information, call 945-5014.

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