English Harbour, centre for Antigua's legendary Sailing Week. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Come on Down to the Caribbean!

There's a special excitement in the air this time of the year: sailing, surfing, fishing, carnivals, cricket....

Caribbean Bookshelf (Spring 1993)

Caribbean Bookshelf (Spring 1993)

A round up of new and recent books about the Caribbean.

Trinidad Carnival for Beginners

Is Trinidad and Tobago's carnival as good as everyone says? Can visitors join in easily? How do you wine? Garry Steckles guides you through the crowd.

Frankfurt skyline. Photograph by Photographers' Library

Frankfurt: Europe’s Crossroads

Travel Writer Graham Norton explores Frankfurt, the hub of Europe, and uses it as a base for seeing the rest of Germany.

Sunspot maximum (1989, 47 x 60 cm.) Photograph by the October Museum, London

Aubrey Williams: Tapping the Source

Geoffrey MacLean introduces the great Guyanese painter Aubrey Williams, whose work is on show in the Caribbean.

SuperBlue live. Photograph by Abigail Hadeed

SuperBlue: the Pied Piper of Soca

As the 1993 Carnival season looms ahead, Debbie Jacob profiles SuperBlue, Trinidad & Tobago's Road March King and feels the uncanny spell of his beat.

Comic by Faithe Pantelides

What’s Your Name Again?

In the Caribbean you need a nickname, and it won't be an obvious one.

Cuban film poster

Where have all the Caribbean movies gone?

The Caribbean has a thriving film industry – but it's struggling to make itself heard and seen.

Ready for the chop: Beaton as demon barber Desmond Ambrose. Photograph by Channel 4 Television

Beaton at his own game

Guyanese actor Norman Beaton has conquered the British stage, worked with Laurence Olivier and become a household name as Desmond Ambrose, the exasperated Peckham barber in the TV sitcom. But what he really wants to do is play King Lear .

Caribbean Bookshelf (Winter 1993)

Caribbean Bookshelf (Winter 1993)

Roundup of books about the Caribbean.