In Trinidad and Tobago news, London has been hit by an explosion of Caribbean culture, heralding the most exciting event of the year – Notting Hill Carnival, which takes place this weekend. Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival is the main source of inspiration for Notting Hill Carnival, and on Friday 23rd August at 4pm, top soca artistes will be feted by Trinidad and Tobago High Commissioner, Garvin Nicholas, at a reception in the London Mission.

Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez

Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez. Photo courtesy

Notting Hill Carnival is London’s biggest street festival, attracting over 1 million revellers every year. Soca artistes hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, such as Bunji Garlin, Faye-Ann Lyons, Benjai and Destra are consistently the top-billed performers at the most sought-after concerts during the Notting Hill Carnival weekend.

The reception at the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission will be open to members of the press, providing an invaluable opportunity to learn about the fascinating origins of the Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago and its influence around the world. Members of the press are also welcome to conduct individual interviews with the artistes.

The High Commission looks forward to welcoming the press to this event which is sure to provide a unique perspective into the festival which has cemented London’s reputation as the cultural capital of the world.