Cayman Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Coat of Arms!
Coat of Arms Celebration Film
Be inspired by the story of the Cayman Islands. Learn about the Coat of Arms, why we are celebrating, and why the Coat of Arms is a point of pride for Caymanians.
The film includes interviews with the Hon Alden McLaughlin, MBE JP MLA, Government representatives and students, and emphasises the importance of the links between Cayman Islands and the UK.
The blue wavy lines represent the sea.
“The granting of our Coat of Arms 60 years ago laid the foundation for what is modern-day Cayman. Not only is the Coat of Arms a symbol of our identity, it also tells the story of our history, our culture and the key elements that make us distinctly Caymanian. We are proud at what we have achieved in the 60 years since it was granted and with how far we have come as a country over the last 360 years.”
Hon. Alden M McLaughlin, Premier of the Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands Celebration Reception at Durbar Court, in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London
Cayman inspired food and beverages have been carefully chosen to bring a real taste of Cayman to the reception. In addition to Cayman inspired canapes and food bowls, Tortuga rum and Caybrew beer will be on offer to guests. Cayman culture will also be on display throughout the FCO and Durbar Court on the day of the reception. A wall of photography will allow guests to observe scenes depicting all aspects of life, culture, history and people from the Cayman Islands through the decades. In addition, photographs of key milestones from 1958 to 2018 will be on display in a dedicated exhibition room to commemorate developments since the Coat of Arms was granted.
Guests to at the reception will have the special treat of experiencing home-grown Caymanian music with a live performance from the Swanky Kitchen Band.
“The gala reception will bring the Cayman Islands to the heart of Westminster. We will showcase the very best of Cayman, from our food and culture through to our music and arts. It will be an evening to remember.”
Hon. Alden M McLaughlin