This Saturday, February 29, sees the annual Red Sky at Night event, hosted by the Cayman Cultural Foundation, taking place for the eighth time in its history.
Occurring on the grounds of the F. J. Harquail Cultural Centre (17 Harquail Drive) from 4-11 pm, the Red Sky at Night event forms part of the ‘holy triumvirate’ of Cayfest, alongside the National Arts and Culture Awards, and Dress for Culture Day, and looks certain to be an event to inspire and entertain Cayman residents and visitors alike.
Cayfest – the Cayman Islands National Festival of Arts, is an annual celebration showcasing the cultural diversity and artistic talent of the Cayman community. Red Sky at Night features live performances from musicians, dancers, actors and storytellers, as well as displays of creative work by visual artists and artisans. This artistic extravaganza will also feature lots of delectable dishes to enjoy from numerous food vendors, showcasing the very best of Cayman’s world-beating cuisine.
There will also be a ‘Parade of Nations’ where all the amazing national cultures to be found in Cayman will be showcased and celebrated. For a small fee, you can even register a group and take part in the parade yourself. Whilst celebrating the international nature of Cayman’s population, that known and loved Caribbean vibe will still be taking centre stage - as sounds of steel pan, fiddle and drums fill the evening air and patrons can wander around a Caymanian village.
As well as featuring live dance, musical and drama performances, there will be films from around the Caribbean shown too. Also, DJs will add a touch of modernity to the proceedings as dance troupes perform, stories are told, and theatre groups perform. With more than a hundred artists, artisans and food vendors, as well as an amazing line-up of live entertainment, there is no shortage of fun to be had at Red Sky a Night and the whole panoply of Cayman’s great and good is expected to be there to satiate their artistic appetites.
The UK Met Office website states: “A red sky at sunset means high pressure is moving in from the west, so therefore the next day will usually be dry and pleasant.” How fitting, as what better event in Cayman’s calendar is there to look forward to than the culturally enriched Red Sky at Night? With its artistic moods colouring the Bacchanalia not simply red, but rainbow, be sure to put it in your diary and feed your inner artist!
Tickets can be purchased online at https://eventpro.ky/buytickets/red-sky-at-night/. Prices are $15 for adults, $10 for youths and seniors, and just $5 for children.