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A Trinidad festivals calendar for 2017

A Trinidad festivals calendar for 2017

In alphabetical order, here are some of the island’s most treasured festivals. For a full 2017 calendar of events, click here. Bocas Lit Fest The five-day Trinidad & Tobago Literary Festival brings together readers, writers, poets, and publishers from the Caribbean diaspora each April for book launches, discussions, performances, readings, workshops, and the presentation of […]

Trinidad arts & culture: the lay of the land for 2017

Trinidad arts & culture: the lay of the land for 2017

This is a hugely creative society. In a nutshell, and in alphabetical order, here is a taste of the arts scene in Trinidad. This is merely an appetiser, so for much more, visit our Arts & Culture section. Fashion & jewellery Fashion: check out CLD, Ecliff Elie, Adrian Foster, House of Jaipur, Heather Jones, K2K, […]

The Trinidad shopping bible for 2017

The Trinidad shopping bible for 2017

People come from all over the region to shop in Trinidad. Whether you’re looking for international brands, or something distinctly local, something for yourself or a gift for someone else, we’ll point you toward what to get, and where to get it. Distinctive local buys ALCOHOL & BEVERAGES Think local beers, award-winning local rums (like […]

Dance and film meet at the COCO Dance Festival 2016

Dance and film meet at the COCO Dance Festival 2016

Cutting edge are words synonymous with choreography by the local, regional, and international dancers of the Contemporary Choreographers’ Collective, otherwise called COCO. Their thought-provoking and entertaining showcases have been known to leave participants and the audience of the COCO Dance Festival inspired and wanting more. In its eighth year, the festival has announced an exciting addition to its events lineup. This […]

Vintage Calypso on Nelson Island

Vintage Calypso on Nelson Island

In honour of Calypso History Month, traditional calypso will reverberate at the second annual Vintage Calypso event, which will be hosted by the National Trust of Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday 22 October 2016. Some of our local calypso greats including Lord Superior, Brother Valentino, Brother Mudada, Twiggy, and Abebele will be performing their popular lyrical compositions. Over the […]

Congratulations to the trinidad+tobago film festival 2016 awardees

Congratulations to the trinidad+tobago film festival 2016 awardees

The 2016 edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) was filled with inspiring, touching, entertaining, and stunning films, which showcased local, regional, and international talent. With sold out tickets and continuing demand for additional screenings, this year’s local features were  strongly supported by film goers. Two popular and highly praised local fearure films — Play the Devil and […]

trinidad+tobago film festival 2016 

trinidad+tobago film festival 2016 

The 2016 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is gearing up to showcase a plethora of films from across the globe, including four narrative features produced by local T&T filmmakers. From the 20th to the 27th of September 2016, MovieTowne cinemas and venues across Trinidad and Tobago will be abuzz with its exciting lineup. Each year, the festival celebrates films from and […]

Nine Hollywood actors of Trinidad & Tobago heritage

Nine Hollywood actors of Trinidad & Tobago heritage

There are several actors working in Hollywood with roots in Trinidad and Tobago. Some were born here and migrated as children or young adults. Some are children of Trinbagonian parents. Here are just a few that you may recognise (listed in alphabetical order). Tatyana Ali Born in the US to a Trinidadian father and Panamanian […]

A Trinidad Arts & Culture Guide for 2016

A Trinidad Arts & Culture Guide for 2016

The culture lover’s guide to Trinidad Every culture is unique, but Trinidad’s culture has been cross-pollinated by generations of migrants from all over the world, whose cultural traditions have been preserved and adapted, all in one small island. Music The trifecta: calypso, soca & steelpan Also known as just pan (from “steelpan”), this Trinbagonian invention, […]

Lisa Allen-Agostini on Trinidad’s Arts Scene

Lisa Allen-Agostini on Trinidad’s Arts Scene

Carnival manages both to support a thriving artistic community and crowd it out. But there is life in the arts of Trinidad and Tobago outside the Carnival season. Museums, galleries, dance, theatre, events for those of literary and musical inclination: it’s all here. Arguably the formal centre of artistic endeavour in Trinidad and Tobago is […]

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