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Theatre and Dance, Music, People, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago

Melanie La Barrie: Broadway bound | Snapshot

After decades delighting audiences in Trinidad & Tobago and Great Britain, Melanie (Hudson) La Barrie makes her Broadway debut. Caroline Taylor learns more

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Arts and Architecture, People, United Kingdom, Guyana

Hew Locke: making mas with the messiness of history | Portfolio

Andre Bagoo profiles the award-winning Guyanese-British contemporary artist Hew Locke, whose latest commission is on show at the Tate Britain

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Embark, Reviews, Literature, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago

Bookshelf (May/June 2021) | Book reviews

This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of A Million Aunties by Alecia McKenzie; Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden; An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading by Dionne Brand; and Mama Phife Represents: A Verse Memoir by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

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Immerse, Arts and Architecture, People, United Kingdom, The Bahamas

The rightest place | Portfolio

“Art has to transform,” says Blue Curry. The London-based Bahamian artist puts unlikely objects into new contexts, writes Andre Bagoo — and sometimes out of place is where things belong

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Immerse, Film and Television, People, United Kingdom, Guyana

Letitia Wright | Backstory

Growing up in Guyana, Letitia Wright never imagined a Hollywood career. But after a string of stage and TV roles and early recognition of her talent, her casting in the blockbuster movie Black Panther was the break every actor hopes for, says Caroline Taylor

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Immerse, History, United Kingdom, Caribbean Diaspora

Remembering Windrush

When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in 1948, its West Indian passengers didn’t know their arrival would become a historical watershed. A new exhibition at the British Library explains how the Windrush generation changed Britain for good

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Engage, People, History, United Kingdom

Walter Tull — over the line | On this day

A century ago, as the First World War drew to a close, a Barbadian-British man named Walter Tull was killed on the battlefield. He was one of many thousands dead in the “Flanders clay,” but also unique: as James Ferguson writes, Lieutenant Tull was the first officer of colour ever appointed in the British Army, in defiance of race prejudice

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Music, Theatre and Dance, People, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago

Dominique Le Gendre — Shakespeare and me

The English have been busy making a new recording other most famous playwright, William Shakespeare – all 38 of his plays....

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