Author: Georgia Popplewell

Arrive, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Carnival is love | Backstory

T&T Carnival is tradition and originality, ritual and rebellion, the sacred and the profane — and a million love stories. Here are three of them, from Attillah Springer, Amanda Choo Quan, and Georgia Popplewell

Read More

Immerse, Festivals and Events, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Carnival backstage | Closeup

Carnival is a time to shine: from performers on the soca and calypso stage to costumed masqueraders in the street and fete-goers showing off their most acrobatic dance moves. But “the greatest show on earth” wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of the many thousands who work behind the scenes — year-round or seasonally — on the organisation and logistics of the festival. Laura Dowrich-Phillips and Georgia Popplewell meet four of the people whose backstage efforts make Carnival happen

Read More

Immerse, Film and Television, Trinidad and Tobago

Unfinished Sentences: the inheritance of loss | Snapshot

Trinidadian filmmaker Mariel Brown set out to make a straightforward documentary about her writer father. But as Unfinished Sentences evolved, it turned into a nuanced exploration of grief, family, and artistic ambition, writes Georgia Popplewell

Read More

Arrive, Travel, Lifestyle, People

Georgia Popplewell: “In my dreams, my travel journals look like illuminated manuscripts” | In the bag

Georgia Popplewell — Trinidadian writer, media producer, and frequent traveller — on one essential item in her luggage: a decent notebook

Read More

Leisure, Travel, Lifestyle, Antigua and Barbuda

Living the life: a guide to Antigua and Barbuda

The sun is going down as the plane swoops low over St John’s towards the airport. Its golden light washes Antigua’s rolling hills, the...

Read More

Festivals and Events, Sports, Trinidad and Tobago

FIFA comes to Trinidad

Trinidad and Tobago is an old hand at staging large-scale events. Each year the country’s famous Carnival erupts in a whirlwind of rhythm...

Read More

Culture, Music, Reviews

Upbeat | Music Reviews (September/October 2000)

Pick of the Month Bring Down the Power by Ella Andall Ella Andall’s music is closer in spirit to the African protest sound of singers...

Read More

Culture, People, Sports, Barbados

Donna Symmonds: “what she know about cricket?”

“On the last day South Africa were 122 for two, needing only 201 to win, and there was this feeling, obviously, that the West Indies...

Read More

Funding provided by the 11th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme Direct Support Grants Programme.
The views expressed on this website are those of the the authors and do not reflect those of the Direct Support Grants Programme.