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Invaders Steel Orchestra performs at Panorama. Photo by Edison Boodoosingh

UNESCO designates Port of Spain to join its Network of Creative Cities

On World Cities’ Day (31 October), UNESCO designated 66 urban settlements from around the world to join its Network of Creative Cities, which now number a total of 246 members. The Network brings together cities that base their development on creativity — whether in music, arts and folk crafts, design, cinema, literature, digital arts or

Hands covered with colourful abir powder at Phagwa (Holi). Photo by Nyla Singh

Phagwa or Holi

Each March in Trinidad & Tobago, the Hindu community recognises the beginning of the Indian spring and the Hindu New Year in a joyful explosion of colour, enjoyed by Hindus and non-Hindus alike

Elon Trotman at JAOTG. Photo courtesy Jazz Artists on the Green (JAOTG)

Nigel Campbell on Trinidad’s music, nightlife, and entertainment | Q&A

Veteran journalist and music businessman Nigel Campbell shares his insights into Trinidad’s rich and varied music scene, providing a comprehensive overview of the island’s distinct musical landscape

Photo courtesy Lisa Faye

Laura Dowrich-Phillips on Trinidad’s arts, culture, and entertainment | Q&A

Veteran journalist Laura Dowrich-Phillips chatted with Discover T&T about all things culture and lifestyle — from her favourite Trinidad festivals, fetes, and hangouts, to authors, artists, designers, and culinary treats

A young member of the Laventille rhythm section plays during the Laventille steelband Festival. Photo by Maria Nunes

Maria Nunes on Trinidad’s festivals | Q&A

Celebrated photographer and cultural activist Maria Nunes chats with Discover T&T about Trinidad’s unique festivals and cultural heritage

Penelope Spencer on Trinidad’s arts, entertainment, and festivals

Renowned actress, writer, producer, and educator Penelope Spencer chatted with Discover T&T about her favourite aspects of Trinidad’s arts, culture, and entertainment

Photo courtesy Buzo Osteria Italiano

Franka Philip and Ardene Sirjoo on Trinidad’s food, culture, and entertainment | Q&A

Journalists Franka Philip and Ardene Sirjoo chatted with Discover T&T about Trinidad’s distinctive arts, culture, entertainment, and culinary scenes

Curry with “buss-up-shut” are a Trini staple. Photo courtesy Foodie Nation TT

Foodie Nation on Trinidad’s culinary scene | Q&A

Shaun Alexander of Foodie Nation chatted with Discover T&T to share their team’s insights into what makes Trinidad’s culinary scene so distinctive, and so ripe for food tourism

Candy Coated Love Fest is held on Carnival Friday. Photo courtesy Candy Coated Events

The best fetes for Trinidad Carnival & year round | Roundtable

Looking for the inside scoop on the best fetes during Trinidad Carnival, and all year ’round? Look no further. Our roundtable discussion with Nigel Cambpell, Laura Dowrich-Phillips, Penelope Spencer, Franka Philip, and Ardene Sirjoo has you covered!

Kaisokah moko jumbies. Photo by Jason Audain

Trinidad Carnival — the perfect itinerary | Roundtable

The depth and breadth of Trinidad’s Carnival activities can overwhelm anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the culture and the festivities. Our roundtable discussion with Maria Nunes, Nigel Campbell, Penelope Spencer, Franka Philip, and Ardene Sirjoo will help you develop your perfect itinerary

3canal performs at the Tobago Jazz Experience. Photo courtesy the THA

Stalwarts of Trinidad’s arts & culture | Roundtable

Discover T&T chatted with our roundtable — Laura Dowrich-Phillips, Maria Nunes, Franka Philip, Ardene Sirjoo, and Penelope Spencer — about their favourite Trinidadian artists, designers, musicians, writers, and more — plus where you can find their work