Travel Agenda: Bristol Harbour Festival; Blue Badge-guided tours; Gok Wan at Gatwick Airport; writers' workshop in Mallorca
Saturday 01 August 2009
Dock at the Bristol Harbour Festival, which is hosting free events this weekend including a performance from VV Brown, circus acts, dance, food markets and a children's programme (bristolharbourfestival.co.uk)
The Houses of Parliament throw open the doors in London on Monday. For the 10th consecutive year, Blue Badge-guided tours of the parliamentary buildings are being offered; until 3 October (ticketmaster.co.uk/housesofparliament). From Thursday to Sunday, you can catch Gok Wan at Gatwick Airport. The celebrity stylist will be hosting a fashion show at the North Terminal and offering style tips to holidaymakers (explore. gatwickairport.com). You don't have to take to the skies to see the inside of a jet though. On Friday, the Airplane Suite opens in Teuge in the Netherlands; sleeping just two, the luxuriously converted Soviet Ilyushin 18 aircraft features a sauna, whirlpool bath, Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs (hotelsuites.nl).
In the diary...
Poet Roger McGough will be hosting a writers' workshop in Deia, Mallorca from 7-11 September. The hilltop village is known for its literary residents (www.deiaretreats.com).
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