Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts


Bois continues this Friday in Arima

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  The National Stickfight Competition got off to a great start on Friday night in St. Mary’s Moruga.  Four gayelles have made it to the semi-finals : Longdenville, Valiant Brothers, Grand Couva and St Mary’s.  The semi-final round of this year’s competition will take place at Arima Basketball Court on Friday January 22  with an admission Read More

i-Create Culture – Conversation with Freddie Kissoon

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  In April 2015 the National Theatre Arts Company of Trinidad and Tobago had the pleasure of staging a production of Calabash Alley, originally written as a radio serial by Trinidad born playwright and actor Freddie Kissoon. Freddie Kissoon has given us a legacy of local theatrical work that tells our stories while staying true to who Read More

Culture Division reflects on the significance of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

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“Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, audio and video recordings, contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries.” —UNESCO This year UNESCO’s theme for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is Archives at Risk: Protecting the World’s Identities. Celebrated on the 27 October annually, the observance has roots in a 1980 Read More

New database of Caribbean films to launch this September

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  In a move that is expected to significantly impact the burgeoning Caribbean film industry, as well as those engaged in Caribbean and Film Studies worldwide, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) will launch the first ever Caribbean Film Database, as well as its inaugural Caribbean Film Mart, during its 10th annual Festival, taking place from Read More

Artist Registry Outreach

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During the month of August the National Registry team have been conducting outreach at ttconnect service centres across the country. The National Registry of Artists and Cultural Workers is one of the flagship projects of the Culture Division and is focused on registering Artists, Cultural Workers, and Cultural Organisations and Groups and certifies audio, visual, and Read More

New Book on CLR James launched in London

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A new book ‘CLR James in Hackney’ was launched on March 26th in London. The book, co-edited by Gaverne Bennett and Christian Hogsbjerg recounts an important event in the history of anti-racism in Britain,  the 1985 renaming of  the Dalston Library in Hackney, north-east London as the C.L.R. James Library. The book tells the story of how the library came to Read More